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Poll: What is your pick for the best walking bag? (53 member(s) have cast votes)

What is yoru pick for the best walking bag?

  1. Titleist Ultra lightweight stand bag (15 votes [28.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  2. Sun Mountain Swift ZG (15 votes [28.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  3. Ping 4 under (23 votes [43.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.40%

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

just joined new private course and willing to walk more than ever (the course doesn't allow push cart) but need to come up with the lightest stand bag available and be able to carry 14 clubs.


I looked at all three of them in person but wanted to get some inputs from those who tried these bags. Just can't decide!

Here are my opinions on following bags


- Titleist Ultra lightweight stand bag
I have been told this is made by Sun Mountain. Looks functional and divider looks good. Color and design is better than Sun Mountain for sure. Not sure about being lighter

- Sun Mountain Swift ZG
I think this is the lightest bag and good stands but colors doesn't do it for me nor the dividers. Shoulder padding feels good. I feel like I will have some issues to pull the clubs out of it (tangles)

- Ping 4 under
All black or White/Royal looks great, divider is the best among all however I am not sure about the legs(stands) nor durability of the bag which I heard from this site that doesn't hold up



Please help!


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:44 PM

Sun mountain swift x, super light! Pics of how i set mine up are in my sug
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:29 PM

Never heard of a course that does not allow push carts. Do they allow power carts? Half of my club is guys 65-85, if they ever banned push carts we would have a major issue.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:15 AM

It must be a revenue thing for the club pro?
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

I have a 2012 Titleist Ultra LIght bag. It is a very good, well made, good-looking, functional bag. I am very satisfied with it. I haven't tried the other two, so I can't offer a comparison.

FWIW, some courses don't allow push carts because they are considered "low class." Ridiculous if you ask me.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

View Post2bGood, on 15 April 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

Never heard of a course that does not allow push carts. Do they allow power carts? Half of my club is guys 65-85, if they ever banned push carts we would have a major issue.

They allow either cart or walking with bag. No push cart, no power carts allowed.
I don't know what their issue is. I love my clic gear though.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

View Postduffer888, on 16 April 2012 - 01:15 AM, said:

It must be a revenue thing for the club pro?


Not sure. Since I just joined the club, I try not to be "difficult" for the moment but wondering about it.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

I like the 4 Under out of those options because of the strap system.

I have last year's 4 Under and it has been pretty good. Has held up fine, but the legs do get droopy at times.

But I like the two separate straps over the backpack style.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostDLiver, on 16 April 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

I have a 2012 Titleist Ultra LIght bag. It is a very good, well made, good-looking, functional bag. I am very satisfied with it. I haven't tried the other two, so I can't offer a comparison.

FWIW, some courses don't allow push carts because they are considered "low class." Ridiculous if you ask me.


I too am a member at a course with restrictions that I think are ridiculous, but I may be in the minority.    My course only allows walking (carrying your own bag) after 5:00 PM.   At all other times you must either take a golf cart or a caddie.   This is one of the main reasons I do not play on Saturday or Sunday mornings.  During those times most people take caddies and I absolutely refuse to do so.  
While I do understand that the caddie program at my course allows homeless and underprivelaged a chance to make a few hundred dollars per weekend, I go to this course to enjoy myself.  I cannot enjoy myself when I am forced to take a caddie that knows nothing about golf, and in many cases actually gets in the way of the round.  Therefore if I do play 18 holes which is a rarity I have to take a cart.  

During those few times when I am allowed to walk I have found that the Sun Mountain 3.5 SL is light enough to not affect my stamina and also has enough storage to do fine on a cart.   The new dividers on the 2011 bag are much better as they eliminated one of the dividers that caused some of the clubs to get stuck.  As with any bag though if you load up the pockets it will be harded to put clubs in remove without sticking.  I have had 3 Sun mountains and have never had any problems.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostDLiver, on 16 April 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

I have a 2012 Titleist Ultra LIght bag. It is a very good, well made, good-looking, functional bag. I am very satisfied with it. I haven't tried the other two, so I can't offer a comparison.

FWIW, some courses don't allow push carts because they are considered "low class." Ridiculous if you ask me.


Does it tangle clubs (or hard to pull out one at a time)?


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

OP

For one post, let me be one of those guys who don't want to work within the frame you proposed.

I just have to suggest the Sun Mountain Four 5 (2011 model if possible). Believe me, it is very light. I can't imagine someone finding this bag too heavy. It has more pockets, a 14-way full-length divider and much better straps (IMO).

Do yourself a favor, and look again at Sun Mountain bags that have the EZ Fit straps.

At the very least, you should consider the 2012 Three 5 DLX or the 2011 Three 5.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

View PostHacker#5252, on 18 April 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

OP

For one post, let me be one of those guys who don't want to work within the frame you proposed.

I just have to suggest the Sun Mountain Four 5 (2011 model if possible). Believe me, it is very light. I can't imagine someone finding this bag too heavy. It has more pockets, a 14-way full-length divider and much better straps (IMO).

Do yourself a favor, and look again at Sun Mountain bags that have the EZ Fit straps.

At the very least, you should consider the 2012 Three 5 DLX or the 2011 Three 5.


Thank you for your advice,

I have SM SLX and it is fantastic bag (durable, tons of pocket space, cart friendly botton and one of the best leggs and straps) and it felt very heavy after walking on new course I just joined.

Since I have this bag, I would like to have really ligher bag than this.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

View Postcaller, on 19 April 2012 - 07:58 AM, said:



Thank you for your advice,

I have SM SLX and it is fantastic bag (durable, tons of pocket space, cart friendly botton and one of the best leggs and straps) and it felt very heavy after walking on new course I just joined.

Since I have this bag, I would like to have really ligher bag than this.

I do believe the Four 5 is heavier than the SLX, from what I've read.

I have a big frame so maybe I don't feel the weight as much as someone else does.

My first priority was the 14-way divider, and those bags are indeed heavier. I'm kinda' biased towards Sun Mountain also, since I own 2 of their bags and they are simply fantastic, as you said.

FWIW, I enjoy golf more now that I carry. Hopefully it'll be the same for you too.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

View Postcaller, on 18 April 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:

View PostDLiver, on 16 April 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

I have a 2012 Titleist Ultra LIght bag. It is a very good, well made, good-looking, functional bag. I am very satisfied with it. I haven't tried the other two, so I can't offer a comparison.

FWIW, some courses don't allow push carts because they are considered "low class." Ridiculous if you ask me.


Does it tangle clubs (or hard to pull out one at a time)?

Not much at all. It just has two giant-arsed compartments with plenty of room for the clubs. That said, if you have larger and stickier grips (such as new Tour Wraps), the clubs are going to want to grab each other (other the liner) a little.

It is nothing like my old 6-way Titleist bag where I'd have just 3 clubs in a compartment and couldn't get them out easily.



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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

View PostDLiver, on 20 April 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

View Postcaller, on 18 April 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:

View PostDLiver, on 16 April 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:

I have a 2012 Titleist Ultra LIght bag. It is a very good, well made, good-looking, functional bag. I am very satisfied with it. I haven't tried the other two, so I can't offer a comparison.

FWIW, some courses don't allow push carts because they are considered "low class." Ridiculous if you ask me.


Does it tangle clubs (or hard to pull out one at a time)?

Not much at all. It just has two giant-arsed compartments with plenty of room for the clubs. That said, if you have larger and stickier grips (such as new Tour Wraps), the clubs are going to want to grab each other (other the liner) a little.

It is nothing like my old 6-way Titleist bag where I'd have just 3 clubs in a compartment and couldn't get them out easily.



Thanks

I have Iomic grips on all of my clubs so looks likt tangling will be there


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

I've got the swift x which is the same as the titleist bag, and walking is where it shines. The two compartments actually seems to reduce chatter because the clubs rest against each other. Really the only time I've had tangle issues is when I've had to use it when riding
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

I've had a month or so with the Swift ZG and I cannot imagine a better walking bag. I was skeptical of the belt but it really works! You can actually take the shoulder straps off when your walking. Makes a world of difference in shoulder tension late in the round.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

Thank you everyone.


After much consideration, I went to local Edwin Watts store and actually tried each bags to see if there's any unforeseen issues.

I end up buying 2011 SM Swift X (sticker price $140, I paid $90 after tax. Manager special!)

Here's the best part of SM Swift X.

- Even though Titleist version is same as Swift X, there were two differences, Water bottle pouch was on the side and shoulder strap padding was way better for Swift X. color and design Titleist is better.

- Two club compartment is better than I expected, wide opening for clubs, I use Iomic sticky grips with double layer tapes but unless I stick them in wrong way, it rarely tangles.

- Still enough storage and transfered most of my stuff from SM SLX and it was adquate storage. Very impressive.

- Ping 4 under was on my radar for a while but after seeing too many complaints about its durability and leg issue turn me off. SM Swift X has same leg system as my SM SLX which I am big fan of.

- Walked 18 holes and took cart 18 holes this weekend and everything was great. This bag is lighter than most of bags on the market and holds as much.

I just don't see myself going back to bulky big bags anymore and it fits better in my trunk too.

Real winner here!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Great choice!
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

I have a ping 4 under. I like the bag, I like the straps, it has enough pockets, overall it's a very good bag BUT the clubs always get stuck in there which is annoying.


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:31 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 29 June 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

I have a ping 4 under. I like the bag, I like the straps, it has enough pockets, overall it's a very good bag BUT the clubs always get stuck in there which is annoying.

I loved my 4 under at first. But the grip tangling started getting old. Then I had two break, one some internal metal support rod came loose and the other the retracting strap broke.

I want an all white Swift X if anyone knows how to get one.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:33 AM

Jones or MacKenzie, forget the others!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Okay so earlier this year I did the hundred hole hike. 33 miles 13 hours 1 bag PING Hoofer. Best Bag in the world. And those who say jones and Mackenzie proubly  think that hickory shafts, balatas, and really uncomfortable shoes are really cool and all of us who use titanium drivers are ruining the game.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

View PostSnapFade2, on 02 July 2012 - 09:44 PM, said:

Ping

I agree with this! I have the same restrictions at my club and never figured out what the reason behind it really was. I have had titleist bags and they always seem to have problems. I have had and still currently have 3 pig bags. I had one problem over the years with my ping and they sent me a brand new bag no questions asked. I have always found the straps are the most comfortable on the ping and very durable. It's a bag that could last a long time!


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:17 PM

Good choice, I'm torn wether I want a 14 way or not......I thought it would be good for club chatter but I don't think that's the case, cause with a 14 way all the club head are free to sway back and forth hitting each other, where in other divider systems a group of clubs are snug together and don't move at all....... Not sure what to do.......when do the 2014 models start coming out?




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