Press Release02/16/17 - Golf.com
How to Pick the Right Golf Travel Bag for You
So you've finally booked that dream golf trip you've been talking about for years – now you need to figure out how to get your golf clubs to the destination safe and sound.
Researching golf club travel bags can be difficult. Some are very expensive, others are cheap. Some are hard case, others are soft-sided. Trying to figure out what is best for your budget and needs can be tricky, but we've done the hard work for you. After surveying our staff, testing out a couple of options ourselves and wading through various reviews, we've got our official recommendations for what golf club travel bag is right for you. Let's cut to the chase – there aren't that many stellar options. The three we have picked aren't the cheapest selections either, but they will safely get your clubs from point A to point B and will take the assured beating they will receive from the airport baggage handlers. Our top two picks are also bigger bags. When going on golf trips, you will need that extra room in the bag for a dozen golf balls, a second pair of golf shoes, a rain suit, etc. Use that space as an overflow from your main suitcase.
Side note: For any travel bag you choose, we recommend getting a Stiff Arm, made by Club Glove. This product is dead simple, but will add another layer of protection to you clubs. It's an adjustable aluminum rod with a plastic head that you put in your bag alongside your tallest club. It acts as shield for your driver whenever the bag inevitably gets slung around and lands on its top throughout the course of your trip. Yes, it's $30 for something that looks silly and seems inconsequential. But you'll appreciate it when your $500 driver makes it to the course in one piece.
Club Glove's name exudes confidence. Naming your travel bag "Last Bag" means your customers aren't going to have to replace this bag for the rest of their golfing life. Granted, the price is $319.99, so it better be resilient. And the Last Bag lives up to the name. It weighs 10.6 lbs on its own, so it feels hearty and strong right out of the box. It's made out of Cordura water resistant nylon, has YKK zippers and comes with an extra padded handle at the top and bottom. Also, the 2016 model has extra reinforcement on the back of the bag towards the base that was easily strained in older models. For $59, you can buy a "No Questions Asked" warranty, where Club Glove will replace your bag for free if anything happens to it. Otherwise, it has a limited lifetime warranty. Club Glove offers three sizes: Last Bag XL Pro Tour, Last Bag Large Pro and Last Bag Collegiate. Our pick is the Large Pro because the XL Pro Tour is huge and the Collegiate is small. The Large Pro is just right.