#Golf Bags
Oct 01, 2021
POSTED BY: Nicholas Venditti

Best Golf Stand Bags for Walking of 2022 Review

When's the last time you picked up a fresh stand bag? Are you seeing some wear and tear on your old bag? Are you a cart bag golfer ready for a change?

If any of this rings a bell, it's time for an upgrade.

At Stitch Golf, we have fantastic stand bags for walking that will suit your needs and stay strong for years to come.

Trust us — once you spend a round or two with our gear, you'll never go back.

Let's dive right into our incredible bags and prove how your new stand bag will change your game.

SL1 Golf Bag

57oz. Let's start right there. Cart bags and tour bags can weigh over 6 pounds! But our SL1 is sleek and lightweight, with every single aspect designed for function. Again: 57oz — and a not single one of them wasted.

Made of our proprietary STITCH® Touring Fabric, this bag is as tough as leather. Actually, it's tougher than leather. The Touring Fabric is water-resistant and comes out of scratches, bumps, and dents, looking as fresh as the day you got it.

We know you bring more than just your clubs to the course, so we've decked out our SL1 with two large side bags and two small vent pockets. Keep your valuables, beverages, towels, and more neatly tucked away. You can set up and dismantle this stand bag in record time as you bounce between holes.

Of course, none of this matters if you can't wear it with ease. That's why we consulted ergonomic experts to create the most comfortable strap on the market. The strap conforms to your shoulder and is ambidextrous — you can wear it on both your right and left sides. This bag is ideal for walking 18 holes. 

To top it all off, it comes in four distinguished colors: black, white, gray, and navy. This golf bag has your name on it, literally. Personalize the metal emblem to make this SL1 one of a kind.

SL2 Golf Bag

Everything you love about the SL1 is here in the SL2 Stand Bag but kicked up a notch.

This 4-pound bag features the durable and stain-resistant STITCH® Touring Fabric built for play in all weather. Are you the type to brave the elements when there's a drizzle? Then this bag is for you.

The SL2 comes equipped with a full-length pocket, a golf ball pocket, an insulated pocket for drinks, and a felt-lined valuables pocket. Don't bother bringing any other bags to the course. The SL2 can take it all and still leave you with room left over.

This bag stands firmly in place when you set up the legs. And when you're ready to go, you can choose between one or two comfortable straps for maximum comfort. Say goodbye to shoulder pain, too. Our dual-strap system distributes the weight of the clubs evenly across your body. 

The SL2 even has lift assist handles on its 4-way divider so that you can grab your clubs with ease. No more fumbling while fishing out that 9-iron.

For the golfer who loves to walk but doesn't want to sacrifice storage or club choice, the SL2 is the way to go.

What Are the Benefits of Using Golf Stand Bags?

Golf has been around for over 500 years. It stands to reason that in that time, there have been some beneficial advancements. One of those is stand bags.

Stand bags are usually the go-to for golfers who enjoy golfing as a sport. Their carrying capabilities and quick setup make them a favorite of the golfer who only has time for a quick round and the perfectionist who dissects every shot.  

Let's talk about some major benefits of the stand bag and why you'll be picking one up by the time you finish reading this article.

Portability

Portability is the reason most people will pick up their first stand bag. Once you start playing tricky holes in rough conditions, you'll be lucky that nothing can stop you. 

A cart is only going to get you so far. If you have a hefty or clunky bag to transport, it might take more than one trip to the tee from the cart before you even get started. With a stand bag, you just set it and forget it.

If you end up in a cart, your bag will still feel right at home, and you can even load it up a bit more. The design fits the holders on most standard carts.

The versatility of this bag is unmatched. Take it anywhere, whether you play on the rocky Scottish coastline or the flat Florida greens. You'll feel right at home anywhere.

Exercise

It's a known fact that golf is good for your health, both mentally and physically. It improves cardiovascular, metabolic, and respiratory functions. If you want to squeeze out every bit of health benefits from this sport, then a stand bag is for you.

Carrying between rounds strengthens your back, leg, and arm muscles. Plus, since you always maintain proper posture when walking with your stand bag, it ends up being a whole-body workout. 

Golf engages the whole body, and a stand bag increases the benefits by helping to burn fat and build muscle. As you get stronger, your game will improve, like taking ankle weights off and running a mile.

Plenty of Options

There are different versions and specifications of the stand bag suitable for everyone. Some are super light but have less room; others focus on storage but end up weighing you down.

Whatever you love about your cart bag or your Sunday bag, you can find it in a stand bag. It is the best of both worlds. If you've never used one before, you'll love the freedom from the heaviness of a cart and appreciate the advanced storage options over a Sunday.

Customize the colors to match your style and pick how many dividers you need. No two are exactly alike, so it may even take a few test runs before you settle on the right bag for you.

Simplicity

A stand bag is an all-in-one package. With room for all the items you need and enough club room for a full 18-holes, you don't need to think twice about what to bring. 

This bag will fit in the trunk of your car too. There's nothing stopping you from an impromptu game!

A stand bag takes the questioning out of the game. Do you want something lightweight? Or do you want to take your best clubs? No more settling — let the stand bag put your worries to rest.

What to Look for When Choosing a Golf Stand Bag

If you've set your sight on getting a stand bag, don't settle for anything less than the best. 

You need to keep your eye out for a few essential pointers when heading out on the search. Don't get swept up by the first stand bag you come across. Be a savvy shopper and choose an option that holds up to your high standard.

Follow our guide to ensure you are only ever getting the best of the best!

Dividers

Without proper dividers, your clubs will hit each other. Over time, the impact may leave small marks on the clubs or even dull them. It's nothing dividers can't resolve, though.

Usually, a stand bag comes with around 5 or 6 dividers. Expect to fit between 8 and 12 clubs in an average stand bag.

A few options have a full 14, but the price range begins to climb as dividers increase. Plus, the more dividers and clubs you add, the heavier it becomes, defeating the purpose of its portability. 

Strap

The strap is an essential component of your stand bag. You might be walking around with this on your back for several hours. Comfort is necessary not just to prevent pinching in your muscles but to keep your game in check.

Poor load management can even lead to scoliosis. If you have one shoulder heavily weighted down or your front bearing most of the load, your swing and posture will start to fall out of balance. The result isn't just bodily discomfort — it impacts your performance too. The ball will head in every direction but the one you want.

Always pick a stand bag with two strong straps for equal weight distribution—the thicker the strap, the more surface area, and therefore, the better allotment of your load. Think of your stand more like a backpack than a briefcase.

Ergonomic options are worth it every time. Respect your body today, and it will thank you tomorrow. 

Legs

The advantage of a stand bag is that it can stand anywhere. The legs need to consist of a light yet strong material like aluminum. Some vintage stand bags have wooden legs, but that can pose an issue over time if you play in rainy climates. 

Some legs are adjustable to make leaning against hills, sand traps, and other rough terrains easier. You don't even think about it with good legs — just pop them out and set it down. 

Legs that can dig just a bit into the earth will be a lifesaver when playing on windy days.

Storage Space

A day of golfing requires more than a few clubs. If you're making the rounds for several hours, you're going to want food, drink, towels, extra balls, an umbrella, and all the accessories.

A stand should offer more bags and zippers than a minimalist Sunday bag. 

It is also a plus when the bags help distribute weight evenly. You don't want all your supplies on a single side weighing you down unevenly.

These bags are naturally light, so it's fine to look for one with extra storage space as it still won't weigh you down. You want to have fun on the course, and that means taking items that enhance your game.

You should expect a bag that provides the ultimate walking experience — not a glorified sack for your clubs. 

Appearance

Golf has always been about style. Fashion and swagger are natural on the course. Your bag should reflect that. Look for an elegant bag that maintains functionality while embracing form. 

Your bag is an extension of your outfit; think of it as an accessory. Is a bright and flashy style for you? Or are you more of an all-black mysterious player? 

Take the time you need to pinpoint your style and get a stand bag that matches appropriately—feeling confident in your style will up your game and give you that last bit of tenacity on the course.

Price

Your price considerations should fall about in the middle. If you see a stand bag on the market for over $600, you're probably getting ripped off. You start to see diminishing returns on what this bag can offer after a point.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, a $75 stand bag may fall apart after just a few rounds. Cheap gear can seem alluring for the curious amateur but is not a reasonable investment.

The best options usually fall in the $300-$450 range. 

Conclusion

Your golf bag becomes your most trusted companion on the course, so go with Stitch. 

Stitch has been around for nine years, and we've already made our mark!

Globally recognized as one of the top golf gear manufacturers, Stitch has mastered headcovers, accessories, and of course, the all-important golf bag. We take quality seriously and only sell gear that we'd proudly bring to the course.

The Stitch difference is our commitment to sophistication. One of the pillars of the company is ‘Arrive In Style.' All our lines of gear reflect the different golfer personalities. Follow in the footsteps of Arnold Palmer, embrace the refined elegance of Monte Carlo, or turn some heads with the Bonesman collection.

Trust us to outfit you with gear that you can proudly show off both on and off the course. 

Shop at Stitch today and head out to the course in style tomorrow.