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I enjoyed the stand bag write up for 2019 and am a big fan of Ping as I currently use a hoofer I recieved in the late 90's and it is still kicking. With that being said I am in the market for a new stand bag with full length dividers and noticed that the following brands were not really featured in the last test. 

Jones Sport Co.
Linksoul 
Vessel
Shapland
Stitch
 

Does anyone have experience with these brands vs Ping, Sun Mt. etc. ? 

 

 

 

 

:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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I have a couple of Jones bags - like them a lot - one is stand and one is large-ish sunday bag

I've also been looking for some cool retro touch and have found a few older "light enough" 40s/50s/60s leather sunday+ type bags

 

So even though I've been a fan of ping bags through the years, I'm finding fun in non club brand and off/no brand vintage

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On 12/28/2020 at 10:16 AM, taskerc said:

I have a couple of Jones bags - like them a lot - one is stand and one is large-ish sunday bag

I've also been looking for some cool retro touch and have found a few older "light enough" 40s/50s/60s leather sunday+ type bags

 

So even though I've been a fan of ping bags through the years, I'm finding fun in non club brand and off/no brand vintage

Good to know the Jones bags are descent. I am guesing too by the overwhelming response 🙂  lol that most folks are using the traditional bag companies. I too have found vintage bags to make nice sunday bags etc. Thanks for the feedback ! 

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:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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The only bag on your list that I have experience with is Jones, and their bags are excellent.  People (including some forum members), rave about Vessel bags.  I think the Cobra Connect Challenge IV competitors received CobraXVessel bags.

I have four Sun Mountain 2.5 bags in my garage right now.  So there's that.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
7 Wood  - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha Warbird S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

What's in timeout:
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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Good to hear Jones bags have a solid reputation. I was curious if the Vessels are lame they are cracked up to be. They look really nice !

The only bag on your list that I have experience with is Jones, and their bags are excellent.  People (including some forum members), rave about Vessel bags.  I think the Cobra Connect Challenge IV competitors received CobraXVessel bags.
I have four Sun Mountain 2.5 bags in my garage right now.  So there's that.


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:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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Jones makes a nice bag


However they are a bit pricey.


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Cobra F8 (12*)w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular; 3W & 5W Cobra King F8 w/ Mitsubishi Tense ck Blue Regular shafts; Tour Edge CBX119 22* Hybrid w/Project X Evenflo Regular shaft; Wilson Staff D-7 5-PW + GW + SW w/UST Mamiya Recoil 460 Regular graphite shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore LW(58*) w/DG Spinner shaft. Putter: 33” Slotline SSi 693 Bag: Cobra Ultralight Cart bag, Peaccoat Blue.
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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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For the money the vessel player 2 stand bag is worth the price. 
 

I have it with a brand logo on it. Plenty of storage and minimal to no issue with clubs getting stuck in the bag unless I’m rocking more than 14 clubs. 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Thanks everybody for the feedback I am wrestling with the choice because I have an upcoming trip that I'm blessed to be going on this fall to Ireland and so I'm trying to figure out what I want to take over there and frankly my 25-year-old Ping standbag is still doing its thing but for some reason it feels like with the weather over there and being my first international golf trip would be awesome to take a fancy fresh bag with full dividers.

The dividers are about the only real weakness of my current Ping hoofer. That and all the waterproofing on the inside of the bag is worn off since 1996.

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:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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On 1/1/2021 at 2:31 PM, CCRyder said:

Good to know the Jones bags are descent. I am guesing too by the overwhelming response 🙂  lol that most folks are using the traditional bag companies. I too have found vintage bags to make nice sunday bags etc. Thanks for the feedback ! 

I have an older Jones non stand Classic. Pretty tough bag for what it is for a riding cart too. When I am able to go back to walking I have a ballistic nylon what I thought was a Vagabond which is roomy and light. If riding only I may use my old school non scripted Burton mini staff which is hard core heavy duty. Yeah I tend to use old school non scripted bags besides they are cheap at Goodwill or yard sales

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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Well folks after a decent amount of classic golf spy discernment I ended up staying with Ping after having the same brand and bag since I was about 14 it was time for an upgrade and I went with this year's winner for best stand bag. I will follow up with an actual review on the other thread after I get a chance to put this thing through its paces and walk a few rounds. PXL_20210223_150419837.jpeg

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:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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As my wife said my new bag still just feels like me as far as style and I'm glad I held out for the new color combinations in 2021 I like the more muted Navy lettering on teal with gray trim it's not quite as loud as some other contemporary bags.

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:wilson_staff_small: Triton 10.5 degree regular flex
:taylormade-small: R580 3 & 5 stiff flex 
1700984641_Screenshot2021-02-09at1_22_31PM.png.826d2fd278c265f02c50f581ec750bf5.png Inazone Single Length 4H
:cobra-small: 5i-SW Cobra Fmax ONE Length regular flex steel
:ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 
:ping-small: 2021 Hoofer 

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I picked up a Link Soul bag over summer... Looks great in person, plenty of room for clubs... waiting on a set of their recycled Boardwalker shorts Seamus covers to go with it

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Driver: Titleist TSi2 9º w/ Diamana DF 60 TX

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17º w/ Even Flow

Titleist 816 H1 21º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (5-PW): Srixon 765 w/ KBS Tour C-Taper

Wedges: 48º Vokey SM6, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277

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So, what are some suggestions for vintage bags to look into?  Or even current brands that make vintage style bags?  I've seen a few online that look nice and aren't terribly priced.  Now that I have some older Hogans, my brain is hooked on a leather or waxed canvas and leather bag for them.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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On 2/23/2021 at 10:13 AM, CCRyder said:

Well folks after a decent amount of classic golf spy discernment I ended up staying with Ping after having the same brand and bag since I was about 14 it was time for an upgrade and I went with this year's winner for best stand bag. I will follow up with an actual review on the other thread after I get a chance to put this thing through its paces and walk a few rounds. PXL_20210223_150419837.jpeg

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The new bag looks nice--- I have an old Hoofer like yours except it is solid blue--- I found it a few years ago at Goodwill for $4 all the zippers worked and no tears. Took it to the house and sprayed it down with Totally Awesome cleaner and water. Got rid of decades of dust looks new. I think someone or their kid got it in High School and after that it has been in storage for 25 years. Love the bag the only reason I do not use it much is because I ride mostly and the bag drop guys around here do not pay attention and tend to squeeze the crap out of it

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, AmishJason said:

So, what are some suggestions for vintage bags to look into?  Or even current brands that make vintage style bags?  I've seen a few online that look nice and aren't terribly priced.  Now that I have some older Hogans, my brain is hooked on a leather or waxed canvas and leather bag for them.

Any leather and or waxed canvas bag will set you back some---- Top of the line in that department is either a Mackenzie or Elliot but they are great quality but expensive. Sun Mountain has a leather carry bag and that is also expensive--- For the money with the vintage look I would go with Jones. A Classic non stand new is cheaper than some late model stand bags

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, BIG STU said:

Any leather and or waxed canvas bag will set you back some---- Top of the line in that department is either a Mackenzie or Elliot but they are great quality but expensive. Sun Mountain has a leather carry bag and that is also expensive--- For the money with the vintage look I would go with Jones. A Classic non stand new is cheaper than some late model stand bags

I have seen the Sun Mountain bags and cried over their price tags.  

There's a Daiwa Coach Collection leather bag for sale around here for $65, but the $50 shipping is a bit of a turn off.  Well, that and I don't know anything about the brand.  Sure looks nice though.  

I found a very cool new, and I believe made in the USA, pencil style canvas bag with wooden stand legs/carrying stick.  But, I play with more than 9 clubs, so it's a no go.  May as well include a picture for the heck of it.

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Driver: Cobra Speedzone 10.5 Mitsubishi AV Blue S flex

Wood: Cobra Bio Cell 3-4 Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue (low launch original version) S flex

Hybrids: Taylormade GAPR 3 KBS graphite shaft

              Strata 4 and 5 hybrids R flex

Irons: Strata 6-PW R flex

Wedges: Texan Classics 52, 56, 60 R flex

Putter: Odyssey Red Ball mallet

Ball: Srixon Q Star Tour

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8 hours ago, AmishJason said:

I have seen the Sun Mountain bags and cried over their price tags.  

There's a Daiwa Coach Collection leather bag for sale around here for $65, but the $50 shipping is a bit of a turn off.  Well, that and I don't know anything about the brand.  Sure looks nice though.  

I found a very cool new, and I believe made in the USA, pencil style canvas bag with wooden stand legs/carrying stick.  But, I play with more than 9 clubs, so it's a no go.  May as well include a picture for the heck of it.

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Back in the day the Diawa Coach bags were heavy and sort of a Status Symbol--- Those were the big staff type bags-- I never knew they made smaller carry style bags-- But yep Diawa was a quality bag like their luggage

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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For a light weight, water proof bag - I’d highly recommend the Titleist Players 4 StaDry stand bag. It’d be great for an over seas trip, and if you are using a caddy I’m sure they’ll appreciate it. 
 

But I have to admit, last spring I was really drooling over those Seamus Golf “fescue project” bags.  But they are pretty pricey.  
 

I also fell for the Flag Bag golf bag - https://flagbaggolfco.com  I think those look just awesome, and are clearly caddie friendly.  But, there is some serious coin involved.  So you might want to save your cash on a new bag, collect the flags from your trip and then have one made after you return home to commemorate the experience and bring back good memories every time you tee it up. 

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Walking ahead of my BagBoy QuadXL w Alphard eWheels
Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero 9* Neutral w stock Evenflow Riptide R flex shaft
3W  Titelist TS2 15* Draw w Tensei Blue R flex
3H, 4H Cobra One Length F9 Speedback hybrids (1”short) w Fujikura Atmos R flex shaft
5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length (1”short, 2* flat) KBS 90 R flex shafts
56, 60 Cobra King MIM One Length Black (1” short) KBS HiRev2.0 125 S flex shafts
ER7  or Scotty Futura X - 35”

OnCore Elixr (lemon or lime)

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On 3/20/2021 at 1:17 AM, AmishJason said:

So, what are some suggestions for vintage bags to look into?  Or even current brands that make vintage style bags?  I've seen a few online that look nice and aren't terribly priced.  Now that I have some older Hogans, my brain is hooked on a leather or waxed canvas and leather bag for them.

You could always make your own (or get your mom to do it)...

 

What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
7 Wood  - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha Warbird S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
5i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
Instagram - @hardcorelooper
Twitter - @meovino
Facebook - mike.eovino

What's in timeout:
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4i - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )

 

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