Once you find the perfect 14 clubs for your game, you need something to put them in. Golf bags do a lot more these days than just carry your sticks. So we’ve picked six new models that are decked out with all the tech (and pockets) you could ever want.
All seven pockets of the loaded Cirrus are placed with a purpose, from the front ball pocket, to the insulated, walking-accessible water-bottle holder, to a non-zippered “Rapid Access Pocket,” perfect for snagging your laser.
Best tech: A four-point “Fit Disc” connection continually equalizes the weight on your back.
PING HOOFER LITE
The venerable Hoofer line has few peers in terms of durability and versatility, and the Lite addition to the family is no di erent. With seven pockets and a rigid four-compartment top, it’s as comfortable on your back as it is on the back of a cart.
Best tech: Front-adjustable strap system with built-in “SensorCool” padding to negate sweat stains across your back.
TITLEIST PLAYERS 4UP STAYDRY
$245 (four-pocket), titleist.com
The Players 4UP StayDry comes in two versions, one weighing in at 3.9 pounds (four pockets) and another at 4.4 pounds (five pockets). As the name suggests, the key here is protection from the elements; all zippers are seam-sealed to keep water out.
Best tech: The whole bag is constructed with Titleist’s Tour-proven StayDry waterproofing.
SUN MOUNTAIN 2.5+
Minimalism is the name of the game here, yet the 2.5+ manages to pack on five pockets while keeping weight under three pounds. Its carbon fiber legs are as strong as they are light.
Best tech: High-density foam in the shoulder straps, which are designed to work as well over one shoulder as they do two.
The Utility delivers a vintage look, with plenty of modern touches. A water-resistant nylon outer boasts six pockets, including an insulated drink holder and a “quick draw” pocket on the front, providing easy access to your rangefinder.
Best tech: Unlike its ancestors, this Jones Utility has an easy-carry two-strap system (but the classy three-way divider remains).
The high-fashion Hyper-Lite 5 is heavier than most carry models, but it pays o in organization. It has 10 pockets, including a magnetic valuables stash and a dedicated, easy-access cell-phone compartment.
Best tech: An asymmetrical seven-way top lets you keep your woods off to the side and head covers out of the way so you can grab the right club with ease.