Looking for lightweight golf bags? Well, not all golfers can afford to play golf with a caddy alongside to carry their bag for them eh, thus, a lightweight golf bag makes sense to bring along and carry all through the golf course.
With all the advancements in material and improvement in manufacturing systems, ultralight golf bags are now possible to make and serve as the beacon for lightweight golf-walking bags these days.
A lightweight golf bag can be particularly useful for golfers who prefer to walk the course instead of using a golf cart as it is more comfortable to carry and it puts less strain on the player’s shoulders and back.
Carrying through a lighter bag would not just free you of the unnecessary weight but it will also provide you a better golfing experience.
It should be light enough to be carried or carted easily however, it should be strong enough to hold your clubs and accessories and protect them.
Before we carry on, just take note that this ranking list is for the lightest golf stand bags, if you’re after the lightest carry golf bag or thinking about lightweight golf cart bags, we have separate articles for those type of bags.
Ok, back to golf stand bags now. In our research, below are the top 13 lightweight golf stand bags today.
The ranking is just based on how much they weigh and not necessarily with the other features of the golf bag.
However, we will provide the bag’s main features should they have the same weight to help you evaluate the overall suitability of the bag to your preference. We will start with the number 13th going through to the 1st ranked lightweight golf stand bag in this article.
Just before we start, we would like to say that the original article for this ranking was really outdated now and we have updated it to reflect the current market.
This is a complete overhaul of the original list as most of the golf bags then are not being sold anymore or were “upgraded” by the manufacturer but affected the weight of the bags somehow.
At any rate, we have come up with a new ranking list that you will surely find interesting. The golf bags in our list weigh between 2.8 pounds to 4.5 pounds only – so these are really super lightweight bags.
With stock issues happening around the world, we have taken out some of the light weight bags from the previous list and included some new ones.
Here we go:
13th Place - Longchao Golf Bag
The Longchao Golf Bag was a newcomer last year and used to sit on the 12th position with a weight of four (4) pounds.
It dropped down to 13th place as there are newcomers and movers in our list this year.
It has a 4-way divider top that features a grab handle to enable easy pick up and maneuvering.
It is provided with a 4-point, dual shoulder strap that spreads the weight evenly for a better carrying experience.
- Velcro Glove Patch
- Umbrella Holder
- Golf Towel Bucker
- External Detachable Storage Backpack
12th Place - Fairway C Double Strap Stand Bag 2022
Used to be in 11th place, the Fairway C Double Stand Bag from Callaway with a weight of four (4) lbs. is now in 12th position.
It is a golf bag designed to be carried on a golf course using the dual shoulder straps. It has a stand mechanism to keep the bag upright when placed on the ground.
It also has multiple pockets for storing golf clubs, balls and other accessories.
It has a compact, 4-way top with full-length dividers and a total of five (5) roomy pockets which includes a soft-lined valuables pocket that has a waterproof zipper.
It is available in (fifteen) 15 different color combinations to suit your preference.
According to user reviews, it is considered to be a high-quality, durable bag that is comfortable to carry on the course.
Other features are as follows:
- Padded OptiFit Comfort Strap that conforms to your shoulders shape
- New metal zip pulls
- New OptiFit Comfort Hip Pad for Outstanding comfort
- Lightweight and durable ripstop fabric
- New Alloy tower ring
- New quick clips
11th Place - Cobra Golf Ultralight Pro 2022 Stand Bag
Entering our ranking list for the first time is the Cobra Golf Ultralight Pro 2022 Stand Bag with a weight of four (4) lbs.
It has a 4-way top with designated full-length dividers and a total of seven (7) pockets which include a magnetic velour lined range finder pocket and a fleece lined valuables pocket.
It is available in eight (8) different color combinations to suit your preference.
Other features are as follows:
- Top Grab Handle
- Oversize apparel pocket with key clip
- Quick-release shoulder straps and hip pad with Coolflow foam for breathability and comfort
- An EasyFlex base for maximum ground contact and stability
- Polyester material
10th Place - TaylorMade FlexTech Lite Stand Bag 2022
Maintaining it’s hold on the 10th position is the TaylorMade FlexTech Lite Stand Bag with a weight of 4 lbs.
TaylorMade emphasized comfort and convenience with this golf bag. It features a 4-way top with crush-resistant construction and their proprietary FlexTech stand system.
This system allows for seamless functionality enabling you to set the bag down and set up for your shot without distraction.
There are seven (7) pockets available on this bag which include an oversized water bottle sleeve.
- 4-Way Top With Full Length Dividers
- Easy Access Top Positioned Storage Pocket
- Anti-Split Stand System
- Extended Hip Pad For More Comfort
- Self-Adjusting Strap System For Easy Carrying
- Lightweight Material
9th Place - Datrek Carry Lite Stand Bag
Used to be in number 8, the Datrek Carry Lite Stand Bag with a weight of 3.9 pounds, is now in 9th place.
It has a 4-way top with full-length dividers so it is easy to organize your clubs with this bag.
There is also a soft-grip handle on the top so you could lift and position your bag easily.
There are five (5) zippered pockets on this bag which include:
- Fleece-lined valuables pocket
- Full-size garment pocket
- Full-size ball pocket
Other features include:
- High-Performance Flex-Base Stand Mechanism
- Swivel Clip Attachment System For Easy Should Strap Separation
- Cushioned Hip Pad
8th Place - Sun Mountain 2.5+ 14-Way 2023
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ 14-Way 2023 golf stand bag used to occupy our 9th place and has improved one place up with a weight of 3.9 pounds.
As bags with individual dividers are getting popular each year, Sun Mountain has developed this bag to address that.
It has a spacious 10.5″ top with fourteen (14) individual dividers that go through the full length of the bag to protect and organize your clubs.
It is equipped with comfortable straps for carrying and a cart-friendly bottom.
- 14-way top with full-length club dividers to easily manage your clubs
- Lightweight plastic top with a comfortable grip handle
- Five (5) pockets including a full length apparel pocket
- X-Strap System for easy handling
- Highly durable carbon fiber legs
- Rain hood
7th Place - Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Sunday Bag
Dropping one place down, position from 6th to 7th is the Cobra Golf 2019 Ultralight Sunday Bag with a weight of 3.8 pounds.
It has a 3-way top with designated full length dividers and top grab handle.
It has five (5) pockets including an oversized apparel pocket for optimum storage and safekeeping of your other stuff.
Carrying and transporting is easy as well with it’s dual, quick-release shoulder strap system.
Cobra Golf is known for producing high-quality golf bags and equipment and the design and construction of this bag is no exception.
6th Place - Titleist Players 4 StaDry Stand Bag
Last year’s number 7, the Titleist Players 4 StaDry Stand Bag, now occupies 6th place . It has a weight of only 3.8 lbs.
It features a premium waterproof construction and plentiful storage which includes a full-length apparel pocket.
This bag is made with Titleist’s proprietary StaDry technology, which uses waterproof zippers and water-resistant fabric to keep the bag and its contents dry in wet conditions.
- Seam-Sealed Zippers
- Premium Double Strap
- Quick-Access Magnetic Accessories Pocket
- Total Pockets = 7
- Low Profile, 4-Way Top Cuff With Full-length Dividers
- Player-Preferred External Water Bottle Pocket
- High-Grade Aluminum Legs and Advanced Hinged Bottom For Optimum Stability
- Spacious Full-Length Apparel Pocket
5th Place - Sun Mountain 3.5 LS 2023
Maintaining its grip of the 5th position is the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS 2023 Stand Bag with a weight of 3.8 pounds.
It is a predecessor of Sun Mountain 3 FIVE stand bag and is one of Sun Mountain’s popular model.
It has a 9-inch top with 4-way dividers. They formed the top flared-share to make club retrieval easier.
It comes with nine (9) pockets, which include a full-length clothing pocket and a beverage pouch, score card pocket and a velour-lined valuables pocket.
The auto-fit dual strap system makes adjusting really easy so you can get it on and off pretty swiftly.
The base has triangular non-slip foot pads which prevent it from sinking into the grass. The bottom part fits swiftly onto a cart which is a great feature.
This bag was the 2017 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Carry Bag.
4th Place - Izzo Ultra Lite Stand Bag
The Izzo Ultra Lite Stand Bag still occupies the 4th spot with a weight of 3.2 pounds.
This is the most popular bag in our list in terms of the number of people buying it.
Other details include:
- High strength 4200 Polyester Fabric
- 4-way top with full length club dividers for better club organization
- Customizable ball pocket
- Umbrella holder
- Integrated SmartGRIP Handle
- Dual Strap
- Rain hood
3rd Place - Callaway Hyper Lite Zero Stand Bag
Dropping down to our 3rd spot is the Callaway Hyper Lite Zero Stand Bag with a weight of 3.0 pounds.
This bag is Callaway’s standard in the ultra-lightweight stand bag category.
It is designed to optimize weight while still maintaining durability and functionality.
The material used in this bag is a lightweight but highly durable nylon to make up for its sturdiness and optimum weight.
The 4-way top (with two full length dividers) can carry fourteen (14) clubs easily and comfortably.
Organizing your clubs is simple and easy with this bag. The top also features an easy-grab handle so you can hold it to maneuver or guide your bag
The legs are made of strong, durable carbon fiber which has one of the best strength to weight ratios in the world so it stays steady on all terrain.
There are four (4) zippered pockets available in this bag including a YKK-zippered valuables pocket and individual cell phone sleeve.
Carrying through the golf course is easy and comfortable with the improved Comfort Tech Dual Strap system.
If you like walking through the golf course, this is the perfect golf bag to do that with as it is ultra light.
You won’t only enjoy playing golf, but you’ll also reap the benefits of walking with the Callaway Hyper Lite Zero lightweight golf stand bag.
There are eight (8) color variations for this model so you’ll get to pick the one that suits your taste.
Other features as below:
- Seven (7) pockets including a soft-lined valuables pocket with waterproof zipper and a cell phone sleeve
- Strong and lightweight carbon-fiber legs
- Padded OptiFit Comfort Strap that conforms to the shape of your shoulders
- Self-balancing X-ACT Fit Strap System
- New OptiFit Comfort Hip Pad for Outstanding comfort
- Umbrella catch and cinch
- Either Single or Double Strap
- Custom Logo Location: Ball Pocket
2nd Place - Sun Mountain 2.5+ Stand Bag 2023
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ Stand Bag used to be in 3rd place last year but the 2023 version of this bag is now in 2nd place with a weight of 2.9 lbs.
It is the latest version of the popular Sun Mountain 2 FIVE. With all the extra improvements, this bag only added 0.4 pounds to its original weight of 2.5 pounds.
So coming in at an amazingly 2.9 pounds still classifies it in the ultralight golf bag category. But don’t be fooled by its measly weight because it is a fully-functional and full-featured golf bag.
Updated features include the following:
- Thicker shoulder straps – it now comes with a high-density, contoured foam for added comfort
- Full size (2-way) zippered ball pocket
- Beverage pouch
- Material is now made with higher denier fabric for improved durability
It is made of a very lightweight nylon fabric, carbon fiber legs, and high strength to weight ratio plastics.
The fabric used is similar to those found in outdoor equipment like mountaineering tents so it’s really rugged.
The nine inch, 4-way top is flared to make for easy club retrieval and maximum usable space. It features five (5) pockets in total so there’s ample space for the other things.
The X-strap system is really easy to use and works well as a single strap if carrying for short distances. It is also worth knowing that this bag is the 2018 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice in the lightweight/ultra-lightweight stand bag category.
This improved version of the Sun Mountain 2 FIVE is more comfortable and durable which will definitely give you more fun and enjoyment.
1st Place - Titleist Players 4 Carbon Stand Bag
Still number one for this year’s list is the Titleist Players 4 Carbon Stand Bag with a weight of only 2.8 lbs.
The Titleist Players 4 Carbon Stand Bag is a high-end golf bag that features a lightweight carbon fiber stand and a 4-way top with full-length dividers to keep clubs organized.
It also has a number of pockets for storing personal items and accessories, including a valuables pocket with a waterproof zipper and a full-size apparel pocket.
The bag also features a comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap and a quick-release stand mechanism for easy access to clubs.
Other design elements include a sleek, modern look, with a carbon fiber and black color scheme and the Titleist logo prominently displayed.
Exciting features of this bag include:
- Six (6) Total Pockets
- Double Strap
- Carbon Fiber Legs
- Lightweight yet durable rip-stop material
- Player-preferred 4-Way top Cuff
- Exterior Mesh Water Bottle Pocket
- Tour-inspired Rain Hood
Below is a snapshot of the Top 13 lightweight golf bags ranking. This table summarizes the list and gives you some details about the bag.
# of Pockets
Ultralight and lightweight golf bags are typically made from lightweight materials such as nylon or polyester, and they often have fewer pockets and features than heavier bags, as such it allows you to easily move your clubs and other equipment around the course without feeling weighed down or tired.
They may also be designed with features that help to distribute the weight of the bag more evenly, such as padded shoulder straps or a hip belt.
Additionally, lightweight golf bags are generally easier to store and transport, which can be a convenience for those who travel to play golf.
That’s it guys, enjoy our latest ranking for 2023! We shall keep you posted.