Results compiled by Jake O’Reilly

Gold Medal

Ping Latitude V2

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The Ping strap is the best on the market for me, and I love how stable the stand is. Durable and a good range of pockets – hard to fault” Dan

“I like the divider and the large pockets, and the strap fits great” Mark

“It’s a bit plain to look at but is very comfortable and functional. I really like the rangefinder pocket” Joe

“Exactly what you expect – solid if unspectacular to look at” Chris

“It sits well on the back and stands very solidly. A bit plain for my taste” Andy 

Details

SRP: £138  

CLUB SLOTS: 6

STORAGE SPACES: 9  

COLOURS: 4

w: pinggolf.com

t: 01427 615 405

Silver Medal

Nike Golf Performance Carry

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I adore this bag. There’s so much room for anything you need and it looks really sharp. Plus, the stand is sturdy” Joe

“Functionally outstanding, but for me there’s too much going on and I don’t like 14-way dividers” Dan

“I agree with Dan, there’s a lot going on. Great straps, though” Mark

“There are loads of dividers – I love that – and the strap is excellent. I also like the ball access sleeve” Andy

Details

SRP: £149

CLUB SLOTS: 14

STORAGE SPACES: 9  

COLOURS: 4

w: nikegolf.eu

t: 08000 561640

Bronze Medal

Ogio Edge

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“A little bit Star Trek for my taste – a lot going on. Well-made, though” Dan

“Clever, I like it. Perhaps a bit too much detail but the strap is comfortable and the pockets are large and plentiful” Mark

“Very functional and full of clever features. The dividers have little shelves to keep your irons in place, which I love” Joe

“Quite heavy – nearly a cart bag – but the straps are nice. It seems sturdy” Chris

Details

SRP: £143.95

CLUB SLOTS: 8

STORAGE SPACES:

COLOURS: 3

w:golfsmitheurope.co.uk

t: 01480 423 610

Recommended

TaylorMade Microlite 2.0

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“The straps are nice and it looks really smart” Chris

“The straps are excellent and fit snugly – it feels like you’re carrying a rucksack” Dan

Details

SRP: £109

CLUB SLOTS: 

STORAGE SPACES: 

COLOURS: 4

w:taylormadegolf.eu

t: 08000 728624

Recommended

Mizuno Aerolite WP

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“I don’t think it was made for comfort. It looks sharp, though” Mark

“The fact that it’s waterproof is a big plus” Joe

Details

SRP: £TBC

CLUB SLOTS: 7

STORAGE SPACES: 7

COLOURS: 1

w: mizuno.com

t: 01189 362100

WHAT ELSE WAS ON THE TEST

Benross Quad Technology

Titleist Lightweight

Snake Eyes Stand Bag

Taylormade TMX

Cobra DB11

Mizuno Aerolite SRP

John Letters Player

Callaway Warbird X-treme

TayloMade Microlite 2.0

Mizuno Aerolite WP

DETAILS

Date tested: October 2011

The testers: Dan Murphy (3), Mark Townsend (7), Joe Whitley (11), Chris Bertram (12) and Andy Kenworthy (28).