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Our Picks: Best stand golf bags of 2023

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These are the best stand bags, considering all aspects of space, weight, design and functionality.
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Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well… the best of everything!
Check out GOLF’s picks for the best golf stand bags of 2023, which include the most functional and convenient stand bags we’ve seen all year. These bags range in price from $275 to $410. Treat yourself to the new stand bag you’ve been looking for, or find the perfect gift for a golfer you love.
Here are 10 best-selling stand bags from Sun Mountain, Jones, Ping, Vessel, Titleist, GFORE and more.
These are the best of the best!
When on the search for your ideal new golf bag you should first consider the following factors: functionality, space, weight and style.
Whether you’re a casual weekend-when-it-works golfer or you’re on the course or range as often as possible, you should invest in a bag that supports your golf lifestyle and personal style.
Below you’ll find various carry bags in an array of styles and materials, available in multiple colors and loaded with the functionalities you need in a carry bag.
Keep scrolling for all the best stand bags we saw this year.
These featured stand bags are available in various color choices. Tap the ‘BUY NOW’ button to compare and explore more colors.
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Not only is the Jones Sports Co. Trouper R quickly becoming a favorite for walkers, it’s also got plenty of space to carry whatever you need for your round.
It’s Jones’ most sustainable offering yet, made from a recycled, ripstop material, woven from 100% PET single-use plastic bottles.
Perhaps the best part is the large cooler taking the place of the ball pocket on the spine that can fit four 16 oz cans!
This golf bag may have the word “Sunday” in the name, but make no mistake, the Vessel Sunday III Stand is equipped to meet the everyday needs of the modern walking golfer.
Weighing in at 4.55 lbs, this double-strapped bag, which easily converts to a single strap, is ideal for the player who carries it every day, while still having plenty of room with five pockets.
Vessel is a big player in the modern luxury golf bag trend and the new Player IV Stand is the most refined version yet.
Constructed from tour-grade synthetic leather, the Player IV Stand comes in both a six-way top and 14-way top to fit your preferences (we suggest the 14-way top for riders).
While this bag is on the heavier side, coming in just over six pounds in the six-way variant, it’s still manageable to carry every day thanks to Vessel’s patented technologies (Equilibrium Double Strap and Rotator Base) for maximum balance and superior stability.
Comfy to carry, avid walkers will love this bag. At just under 3 lbs., this is the lightest bag on our stand bag list and has a 4-way divided top, allowing for a well-organized club assortment. The 2024 2.5+ bag is extra spacious and super light, durable and sleek.
You’ll have plenty of room for your clubs, rangefinder, drinks, and any other golf accessories you bring for your round. See this bag in more colors here.
This bag is also featured in our picks for the best carry bags of 2023.
When I decided I was ready to purchase a more luxury-minded bag, designed to last me several years, I went with Sun Mountain’s new Mid-Stripe collection.
This is Sun Mountain’s latest and most notable entry into the luxury bag space, and it’s a hit with an array of bright colors and durable vinyl material.
The bag is currently offered in nine color combinations, with more on the way, and several variations including the slimmer and lighter Mid-Stripe Ace (my personal bag of choice), a cart bag and a number of matching accessories. The bag styles can be customized further between a 4- or 14-way top, a double or single strap and a custom metal plate with a logo or initials.
A staple for the walking golfer, it’s no wonder the Ping Hoofer is the choice of high school and college golf teams everywhere.
A timeless and lightweight design that has been updated and refined over the years, the latest hoofer has a five-way top with a new bottom that reduces club tangle by guiding clubs to the correct segment, making it easy to pull out the club you want and the club you don’t too.
The Hoofer comes in 10 colors.
Another entry into the luxury bag space, the MNML MV2 might be the most unique one of them all.
Made from a lightweight microsuede material, the MV2 comes in at 5.5 lbs and offers the ability to add a phone charger directly into the bag.
A modern take on the classic leather bag from Titleist, coming in at 5.3 lbs, the Titleist LINKSLEGEND Members bag is perfect for anyone who wants to stand out at their course.
Thanks to 4-way full-length dividers and a refined arrangement of the six pockets, this bag is possibly even more functional than it is striking.
All the attention to detail and craftsmanship that GFORE puts into their popular golf shoes, they also put into their golf bags.
The Daytona Plus features a velour lining for your clubs, letting them slide in and out with ease.
One of the innovators of the luxury bag market, the Stitch SL2 is the latest take on the uber-popular original.
Easily convertible between a single and double strap, the SL2’s 9.5 in x 7.5 in top makes it one of the easiest bags to carry on the market.
And now, you can customize your SL2 with the popular MY SL2 program coming to the double strap model for the first time.

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.
 
 
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