fbpx

We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them.

 

MacGregor Mac 7.0 9.5" stand bag review

MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review

It's the "return of the bag", for Ben Outhwaite anyway. What's the MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5" flip stand bag got in store for the bag-obsessive reviewer?
 

I’m on the hunt for the perfect golf bag, it’s official.

It’s been way too long since I got my hands on a golf bag to review. The last time I had was towards the back end of 2022 with Sun Mountain’s Two5 Plus carry bag, which I awarded 4.5 stars.

Is there such a thing as the perfect golf bag? Surely there’s a reason why golfers’ garages are always full of these contraptions; you can never win with them.

I’ve never tested one of this brand’s golf bags, so this was a bit of a first for me in that department. But there’s no pulling the wool over my eyes; I’ve been around long enough to know what makes a good golf bag.

Anyway, less of the small talk and more of the detail, as I unveil the MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review…

MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review: NCG Summary

4 star review

NCG Summary

A quietly confident pencil bag that offers great bang for your buck. Its ultra-lightweight build and discrete nature make it a great option for an easy round during the Spring and could even be used as a dedicated driving range bag.

PROS

  • Ultra-lightweight build
  • Offers value for money
  • Sleek zebra-pattern design
  • Ample storage options

CONS

  • A towel clip and full-leg stand would make it even better

MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review

Now: £79.99

Check out the best deals on the MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag…


MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review: First Impressions

The first thing that I noticed about this bag after getting hold of it in the office was the name: ‘Flip’ stand bag. What is this sorcery? Then I picked up the bag and saw the meaning of it. A mini stand. Neat.

For the remaining two hours of the day, it sat next to me on the floor, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. “A flip bag?” I kept asking myself.

It was like a scene out of a movie, where the main character gets gifted a dog to care for after its owner dies, and they keep staring at each other in such a peculiar manner. The scene was priceless.

Well, one thing’s for sure, it really is ultra-lightweight, and MacGregor waste no time in boasting that on the product information, in trademark pencil bag fashion.

I got the bag in black/royal, which looks smashing. Look at the zebra pattern on the right-hand side of it!

The pockets are carefully thought out, with a total of four designs, including a full-size apparel pocket, furlined valuable pocket, accessory pocket and mesh drink pouch. Personally, I prefer mesh drink holders over that of the same material as the bag itself; drinks come in all different-sized containers, so it’s stretchy enough to house the widest of bottles. You could probably fit two drinks in here if you play your cards right!

You’ll notice quickly that the carry handle is strong, unlike some other bags’ offerings which look more rejected from retailers. Their defence is the bags shouldn’t really be carried using this strap, but for short distances, it’s an important feature to get right.

What can be frustrating about the stand though is when you flip it down, you’ll have to wiggle it back into place as it can hang over the edge of the bag,

MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review: On the course

Testing the bag was a real pleasure; the weather was kind, the turf was rock solid and the snacks were tremendous.

There wasn’t a drop of rain in sight, but the bag does have a waterproof belly and matching rainhood included, so there’s at least some protection from showers here.

MacGregor have opted for the traditional four-way top to slide your clubs into. Be warned: I only gamed seven clubs when I tested the bag, and getting them in was a tight squeeze at times, so if you’re all about maximising your capacity then I’d opt for a slightly bigger carry bag, such as the Big Max Seven Heaven or Titleist Players 5 StaDry, which have both been reviewed favourably by my colleagues.

There’s nowhere to clip a towel to on the outside of the bag, but thankfully the full-length apparel pocket is more spacious than it appears. I fit my towel, a midlayer and a bunch of snacks in here with no difficulty zipping it up. Still, a clip should be a golf bag staple, in my opinion.

MacGregor were right about the strap. It almost feels like you’re not carrying a thing if you don’t overload the bag, like I did. The padding really is on point here.

In conclusion, the Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag proved to be a decent companion for an easy round during late Spring. It’s well-equipped enough to house up to seven clubs and has ample storage for all your nefarious golfing needs. The price is fair at £79 too. I’d even consider using this as a dedicated driving range bag.

But if you’re not a fan of bending down before every shot, opt for a bag which has a traditional leg stand system. The flip stand is interesting, but personally, I’d go for the former.


MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag

Now: £79

Check out the best deals on the MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag…


MacGregor Mac 4.0 6.5″ flip stand bag review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £79.99

Colours: Black/Royal, Black, Navy

More information: MacGregor website

You’ve probably spent a small fortune to get the set up that’s right for your game, so don’t forget to get specialist insurance from Golf Care to protect your clubs from theft, loss, and accidental damage. Plus, they even cover GPS watches, trolleys, and other golf equipment. With 30% off annual insurance starting from just £26.59, and a free golf gift bundle worth up to £365 including 12 free Srixon balls, it’s a no brainer. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Ben Outhwaite

Ben is National Club Golfer's Marketing Editor and the latest addition to our golf equipment review team.

He specialises in testing golf bags, beginner golf club sets, apparel and golf accessories. He also collates our buying guides so you know which are the latest and greatest bits of golf equipment on the market.

Ben picked up his first golf club when he was five years old – which was in fact a left-handed set of clubs!

He is a member at Rudding Park Golf Club and has a handicap of fifteen.

Latest Posts

Bags

Big Max Dri Lite Hybrid Plus Waterproof Golf Bag Review

By

Read full article about Big Max Dri Lite Hybrid Plus Waterproof Golf Bag Review

Accessories

Titleist Cart 14 StaDry Golf Bag Review

By

Read full article about Titleist Cart 14 StaDry Golf Bag Review

Accessories

MacGregor Principal 7 Inch Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about MacGregor Principal 7 Inch Stand Bag Review

Accessories

Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Titleist Players 4 Stand Bag Review

Bags

Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

By

Read full article about Callaway Org 14 cart bag review

Bags

Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Sun Mountain H2NO Lite Stand Bag Review
Motocaddy Hydroflex Waterproof Stand Bag Review

Bags

Motocaddy Hydroflex Waterproof Stand Bag Review

By

Read full article about Motocaddy Hydroflex Waterproof Stand Bag Review
Best Trolley Bags 2023

Bags

Motocaddy Pro Series Cart Bag review

By

Read full article about Motocaddy Pro Series Cart Bag review
Cobra Ultralight Pro Cart Golf Bag review

Bags

Cobra Ultralight Pro Cart Golf Bag review

By

Read full article about Cobra Ultralight Pro Cart Golf Bag review