What Makes a Women’s Golf Stand Bag Different?

OGIO Womens XIX Stand Bag 5 Smoke Nova
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A few years ago, when we attended the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, we asked a few of the leading vendors of women’s golf bags to explain what differentiates a women’s golf stand bag from a men’s bag.

The primary differences seemed to come down to three key things:

  • The bags tended to be more stylish and have more excellent personality
  • The pockets of the bags were tailored to more specialized uses
  • Women’s golf stand bags were shorter than men’s golf carry bags to provide a better fit for the shorter length of women’s clubs

At that time, many of the major vendors were innovating in the women’s space.

As we look at 2023 options, the majors have stopped innovating and, in some cases, have abandoned the women-only market. For instance, in 2020, OGIO came out with the XIX Stand Bag 5, a women’s golf stand bag designed by women for women.  That bag, which we love (and reviewed here), has been discontinued, although it is still available in limited colors on Amazon.

Even Sun Mountain has slimmed its offerings. Yes, the 2.5+ and 3.5LS are available in a “womens” model, but the 2.5+ is essentially the same as the men’s bag, just different colors. And the 3.5LS is only available in a 14-top and weighs 4.8 pounds. In 2021, Sun Mountain offered both a 14-top and a 4-top, with the 4-top only weighing 3.7 pounds.

Our best advice for women who are looking for a new stand bag and are serious about walking is to either:

  • Check out our post on the Best Light Golf Bags; click here.  For the most part, the lighter the bag, the more compact it is.  Our selections are high quality and have great features.
  • Check out the OGIO XIX summarized below and with a full review here

OGIO Women’s 2020 XIX Stand Bag 5

OGIO XIX Womens Stand Bag 5 RedThe OGIO Women’s XIX Stand Bag 5 offers the following features:

  • A bag designed by women for women
  • 4.4-pound weight for a full-featured, mid-size bag
  • A flared 9″ elongated top with five openings that maximize useable club space
  • A center hub-based strap system allows the straps to adjust dynamically against each other for better load balancing.
  • Better designed hip pad to fit a female body
  • One-two inch shorter height than typical men’s stand bags
  • Six pockets, including a full-length apparel pocket, insulated cooler pocket, and a fleece-lined valuables pocket

The OGIO Women’s XIX Stand Bag 5 is currently available in limited color combinations. Click for Amazon.

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We will keep checking the offerings to see if additional, high-quality women’s golf stand bags come to market.


8 Replies to “What Makes a Women’s Golf Stand Bag Different?”

  1. Wow, that is fascinating. I have never thought about there being significant differences between men and women’s bags but that was interesting. Shows how much I know about golf. :))

    I guess the women want a color coordinated purse to go with the bag, especially if they are spending a fair bit of time on the course.

    1. In the conversations I have had with women’s golf stand bag designers there is definitely a greater emphasis on fashion for many of them. And, these carry bags tend to have a greater degree of specialization in the various pockets and storage areas.

      In all actuality Sassy Caddy was the only vendor that I have seen that had the matching hand bag. Nice touch that sets them apart.

  2. What an interesting read, I have to confess I don’t play golf but found your post really interesting.

    I see Funkydunc’s point when he mentions that there are so many differences between a ladies golf bag and a man’s.

    I think the designs are really cool. I most certainly would want the handbag and a pair of matching golf shoes wouldn’t go amiss either! X:-).

    My eldest brother lives, sleep’s and breathes golf, I shall forward him your site as he will most certainly find it interesting and informative.


    1. Thanks for the comment. The Sassy Caddy bags are truly original. Unfortunately I don’t think they come with matching shoes, yet.

  3. Fascinating! I must admit I’m not a golf player. However these bags are designed with women and girls in mind. Due to the fact they are shorter and they come with matching accessories! My brother plays a lot. He says you can always make up the lack of skills in golf by being fashionable! And these golf bags certainly are up for the task! What is the warranty on theses golf bags?

    1. For some folks looking good is THE thing! That would already be one strike against me.

      The Sassy Caddy bags offer a 30 day return policy.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. It’s interesting that women’s golf bags have more personality put into them. I think it makes sense for anyone to have that, though! It’s nice that it’s shorter for the shorter length of women’s golf clubs.

    1. The Sassy Caddy bags in particular add a bunch of cool patterns, function and options. Golf should be fun. These bags add a little bit of personality and flair to the game.

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