In Part 1 of this blog we made the claim that high-quality, single strap golf stand bags were as rare as a blue unicorn. We searched extensively throughout the electronic golf marketplace and discovered that although not quite as rare as the mythical beast, there truly were not many options. It appears that many manufacturers have moved away from single strap models or only offer the option in full-featured caddie and/or staff bags. After looking at about a dozen bags, we found one option that stood out.
Our Top Choice Single Strap Golf Stand Bag:
The Callaway 2018 Hyper-Lite 4 Stand Bag-Single Strap
The Callaway 2018 Hyper-Lite 4 Stand Bag-Single Strap model is our clear favorite. It matches the closest to our preferred features as described in Part 1 of this blog. The specs on the Hyper-Lite are as follows:
Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag: The bag has a 9”, 4-way opening with full length dividers which is within our preferred specs.
Ease of Carrying the Bag: The single-strap system has an ergonomic EVA foam core and soft mesh padding.
Storage/Pockets: The Hyper-Lite 4 comes with 8 pockets including a full length apparel pocket, 2 thermal lined bottle pockets, a velour-lined valuables pocket, 4 accessory pockets and a ball pocket.
Stability of the Bag: The stand mechanism meets our expectations. The bag bottom pivots to remain more flush to the ground when the legs are extended. The base is also designed to better fit in golf carts.
Extras: At the time of writing, the color combinations are limited to four – white, black, navy and red
Value: The bag has an MSRP of $219.99. We believe that this is a top quality bag for those interested in a single strap carrying option.