TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag
New Entry Into the Market
For 2017, TaylorMade introduced the FlexTech line of carry stand bags. These bags replace the PureLite series and come with an upgraded base and leg system for greater stability as well as a more adjustable, better padded shoulder strap system. The changes are true upgrades to the prior models.
The weight of the TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag is 4.9 pounds including the shoulder straps and rainhood.
Given the inclusion of the straps and rainhood this weight is one of the lightest of our recommended bags.
Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag
The TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag has a rectangular five-way opening with full length dividers and diameters of 9.75” x 8.5”.
The opening of the bag is within our preferred size range. The top design easily accommodates putters with over-sized grips.
Ease of Carrying the Bag
The bag has a highly adjustable, dual density strap system. The straps are easily removable for golfers who feel compelled to do so for cart use. (I am lazy. I wouldn’t bother to remove them.) The bag has a cushioned hip pad. The bag has top rim, spine and bottom handles for easy lifting options.
The shoulder strap system is an upgrade for comfort and ease of use.
The TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag has 11 pockets including:
- Full length apparel pocket
- Water resistant, micro-suede lined valuables pocket
- Rangefinder pocket
- Large internal, insulated cooler pocket
- Easily accessible insulated water bottle pocket
- Ball pocket
- Tee pocket
- Pen sleeve
- Other accessory pockets
In terms of other attachment points, the bag has an umbrella sleeve, Velcro glove patch and towel clip.
At eleven pockets, the bag is above the high end of our preferred number and specialization of pockets. Sometimes less is more.
Stability of the Bag
The TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag has a completely new, patented, hinged, flex-base replacing their prior kick stand models. In addition, the bag’s legs are slightly bent and hinge wider than some other bags. This base / leg combination is sturdy, sleek and is an improvement when you choose to use a cart.
When we inspected the bag we found the stability features to be excellent. The flex bottom and leg release were solid. The stance of the legs are wide and this increases the stability.
The TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag has:
- A rainhood
- Seven color combinations including camouflage
TaylorMade’s suggested retail price is $209.99.
The $209.99 MSRP is in the mid to high range of our recommended full feature carry bags. It is a definite upgrade over their prior PureLite line in terms of stability and comfort.