We love walking the course carrying our clubs because of the freedom of being able to pick up and go. But some aspects of carrying can sometimes be a hassle. For instance, there is nothing more annoying than when your clubs get disorganized or completely tangled within the bag. When the grips are intertwined, you can’t easily get the clubs in or out. Not fun! 14-way golf carry bags are an answer to stop the tangled mess.
We have identified our top recommendation for a 2018 14-way golf stand bag. Anyone who purchases it will love it.
In doing this review, we researched over a dozen 14-way carry bags before narrowing it down to our top three models:
|Callaway 2018 14-Way |
Fusion Stand Bag
|Ping 2018 Hoofer 14 Carry Golf Bag||Sun Mountain 2018 4.5 LS Stand Bag|
We believe that all three models are great 14-way golf stand bags, but based on features, weight and value our favorite is the Callaway 2018 Fusion Stand Bag.
Callaway 2018 Fusion 14 Way Golf Stand Bag Specification and Review
This carry bag review follows our standard pattern; evaluating key features in comparison to our Buyer’s Guide. We have modified some of our preferences based on the focus on 14- way stand bags.
The weight of the Fusion Stand bag is 5.6 lbs which is on the light side for 14-way carry bags. Some top 14-way carry bags weigh over 7.5 lbs which we believe is too heavy for an 18 hole carry.
This weight is within our preferred range of 4 – 6 lbs for a carry bag.
Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag
As expected the bag has 14 openings for your clubs. Unlike some 14-way tops the Fusion Stand Bag offers dividers separating each club. The top is 10” and comes with a redesigned handle introduced in the 2016 model year.
The full length dividers are a big plus keeping the club grips separated. Multiple club openings are large enough for a putter with an over-sized grip.
Ease of Carrying the Bag
The Comfort Tech strap system has four attachment points and is designed with ergonomic EVA foam core with soft mesh padding. The straps can be easily removed for greater convenience when using a golf cart.
The shoulder straps meet are expectations and the quick release mechanism is a bonus not typically seen on a carry bag.
The Fusion Stand Bag comes with 10 pockets including:
- Water resistant, velour-lined valuables pocket with key fob
- Thermal lined water bottle pocket
- Full length apparel pocket
- Rangefinder/GPS pocket
- Full size ball pocket
- Three accessory pockets
- Two mesh utility pockets
- Specifically designed Bluetooth Speaker Pocket, for the JLab Audio Crasher Mini
In terms of other attachment points, the bag has a unique alignment rod holder, a towel loop with bottle opener and an integrated umbrella sleeve.
The pockets are well configured with sufficient capacity and specialization. In fact, the level of specialization, including the speaker pocket, full umbrella sleeve and integrated alignment rod holder, seems highly appropriate for the golfer who wants a bag that has 14 fully divided club openings.
Stability of the Bag
The base of the Fusion Stand Bag is unique and comes with the Xtra Traction Technology (XTT) base system. Essentially the bottom of the bag flexes to create a more solid connection with the turf. The stand mechanism is well constructed and has enlarged feet for better stability. In designing the bag, Callaway made it cart friendly through its base construction as well as its quick release strap system.
The stability features of the bag meet our expectations. We especially like the XTT base system.
The Callaway 2018 Fusion Stand Bag has:
- Full length dividers for each club
- Seven color combinations
- Unique alignment rod holder, towel loop with bottle opener and integrated umbrella sleeve
- We’ve never seen a pocket quite so specialized before! The specifically designed Bluetooth Speaker Pocket, for the JLab Audio Crasher Mini
Callaway’s suggested retail price is $229.99.
The Callaway 2018 Fusion Stand Bag is our favorite based on its comparatively low weight, the full length dividers, great organization in terms of pockets and its unique extras that add a nice touch.