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.
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Just before we start, we would like to say that the original article for this ranking was really outdated now and we have updated it to reflect the current market.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 2.5 pounds to 4 pounds only – so these are really super lightweight bags.
Here we go:
13th PING HOOFER LITE
At 13th place is the Ping Hoofer Lite stand bag with a weight of 4 pounds. The Hoofer Lite is an all-around bag with lots of pockets strategically located for your ease of use. Users love the various features of the bag which makes walking through the golf course even easier. This is a highly-rated golf bag and one of the favorites of golfers because of its light weight, durability and ergonomic features. You can read our comprehensive review of this bag in this article. Check out the product page here @ Amazon -> Ping Hoofer Lite Golf Stand Bag.
12th OGIO SHREDDER
In 12th place is the OGIO Shredder stand bag which used to occupy the 5th position. With all the new lightweight bags available in the market, this model from Ogio dropped down seven places in the ranking list. This golf bag weighs 3.88 pounds. It has a 9.5” wide top with an 8-way top divider that are all full-length dividers so organizing your clubs is pretty easy with this bag. The total number of pockets for this bag is six (6). The bag features a triple triangle strap system which users find really comfortable.
11th COBRA SUPER LITE
The Cobra Super Lite stand bag, which used to be in 4th place, now occupies the 11th position with 3.8 pounds. It has a 6.75” top with 4-way full length dividers and lift handle. It has five (5) pockets that are all zippered for optimum storage and safekeeping of your other stuff. Carrying and transporting is easy as well with its dual shoulder strap system. The stand has oversized stabilizers which make it really sturdy and balanced.
10th SUN MOUNTAIN C130S
The tenth place is now occupied by the Sun Mountain C130S stand bag with a similar weight of 3.8 pounds. This bag was previously ranked 3rd but has dropped seven places down as other ultra-lightweight bags entered our ranking list. Having a wider top, more dividers and more pockets has pushed it a step higher than the Cobra Super Lite. The C130S has the widest top in our list, a 10.5-inch sized top with 14-way individual full-length dividers. It has eight pockets in total that include a beverage pocket and two (2) velour-lined valuables pocket. It has cart-friendly features which makes it a combo stand/cart type golf bag.
9th WILSON STAFF IONIX SL
The ninth place is now occupied by the Wilson Staff Ionix SL golf bag with a weight of 3.6 pounds. It has a 9”x7”, 5-way top with three (3) full-length dividers. It also features a rubber handle that you can use to conveniently maneuver the bag. Other features include:
- Comfortable 4-point ergonomic double strap
- The bottom base is designed to accomplish Stay-Flat system
- Six (6) pockets
- Soft mesh hip pad
- Pen sleeve
- Umbrella holder
- Rain hood
- Towel loop
- Base handle
What Do Users Say About The Wilson Staff Ionix SL?
- “Great, lightweight carry bag”
- “High quality…”
- “Fantastic stand system…”
- “Love the weight of the bag and it’s size…”
- “Easy to carry…”
- “…Plenty of storage space…”
8th CALLAWAY HYPER DRY LITE
With a weight of 3.6 pounds, 8th place is secured by the Callaway Hyper Dry Lite stand bag. The material and manufacturing technique implemented to make this bag enables it to be astonishingly lightweight and waterproof. Features include:
- Ultra lightweight 50 denier coated fabric (making it 50% more waterproof & 26% lighter)
- Each seam is meticulously sealed to prevent leak
- Welded zippers to keep a strong and secure seal
- 4-way top with full length dividers for optimum club management
- Integrated top and bottom trunk handle
- Self-balancing, ergonomic X-Act Fit Strap System
- Molded strap grip
- Five (5) pockets including a full length apparel pocket
- Rain hood
If you want an ultimate waterproof golf bag that you can easily carry then the Hyper Dry Lite is for you.
6th SUN MOUNTAIN 3.5LS
Used to be in the 2nd spot, the Sun Mountain 3.5LS (a predecessor of Sun Mountain 3 FIVE) stand bag with a weight of 3.5 pounds, is now in 6th place. This bag is Sun Mountain’s most popular model. It has a 9-inch top with 4-way dividers. They formed the top flared-shape to make club retrieval easier. It comes with 7 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 Editors’ Choice Carry Bag.
5th CALLAWAY FUSION ZERO
The 5th position is now occupied by the Callaway Fusion Zero stand bag with a weight of 3.3 pounds. The Fusion Zero from Callaway is based from their popular Hyper Lite Zero. The technology and materials that made the Hyper Lite Zero ultra-light are also in this golf bag. The main difference is that the top has a slightly larger frame to make up for the 14-way top (with full-length club dividers) and a stronger bottom to compensate for the larger top. This bag has two (2) more pockets than the Hyper Lite Zero – having a total number of six (6) pockets. This bag is Callaway’s lightest golf bag with a 14-way top. So if you want a lightweight bag that has a 14-way top with ample storage to store your golf accessories, the Fusion Zero Stand Bag perfectly fits the description.
4th DATREK TREKKER LITE
Having a weight of three (3) pounds, in 4th place is the Datrek Trekker Ultra Lite stand bag. It has a 4-way top with full-length individual 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
- Side panel pocket
- Full-size ball pocket
- Accessory pocket
There is also an insulated cooler sleeve to keep your drinks cold and ready for you to grab. The legs are made of highly durable materials and are provided with slide-resistant traction feet to keep it sturdy and balanced. Carrying this bag through the golf course is pretty easy and comfy with the ergonomic double shoulder straps and padded hip protection. Other features include:
- Towel holder
- Umbrella holder
- Rain hood (with dual access)
Check out the video on the right to have a close peek at the Datrek Trekker. User comments about the Datrek Trekker Lite:
- “Very light at 3 lbs, yet has all the room you want…”
- “Nice ultra lite carry bag…”
Durable and lightweight with outstanding features define the Datrek Trekker Ultra Lite golf stand bag.
3rd SUN MOUNTAIN 2.5+
And the third ranked golf bag in our list is Sun Mountain 2.5+. The Sun Mountain 2.5+ is an improved (updated) version of the popular Sun Mountain 2 FIVE. With all the extra improvements, this bag only added 0.3 pounds to its original weight of 2.5 pounds. So coming in at an amazingly 2.8 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. What Do Users Say About The Sun Mountain 2.5+ Golf Stand Bag?
- “Incredibly light”
- “Pretty durable”
- “Fun golf-walking with this bag…”
- “Light and easy to carry…”
2nd CALLAWAY HYPER LITE 1+
The Callaway Hyper Lite 1+ is the new occupant in second (2nd) place with a weight of 2.5 pounds. The Hyper Lite 1+ is an improved version of the Hyper Lite 1. This bag is like a Sunday bag and more. Features include:
- 3-way top with full-length club dividers to easily manage your clubs
- Integrated manual-release stand system to keep your bag off the ground
- A water-resistant base belly coating
- Three (3) zippered pockets (including a full sized apparel pocket)
- Ergonomic and comfortable double strap
What Do Users Say About The Hyper Lite 1+?
- “Perfect size and function…”
- “…this is certainly more than a Sunday bag…”
- “…has enough room for your clubs and accessories…”
- “…love the mini stand…”
- “…nice and light but not too small…”
- “…easy to carry, very light and compact in your car storage…”
- “…well constructed…”
- “…plenty of storage…”
- “…it is durable with great pockets…”
- “…the strap is super comfy…”
- “…great design…”
- “…the price is certainly right!”
This is an ideal bag for golfers who love to grab and go and walk through the course. A very handy and lightweight bag that can pack the clubs and accessories you need. If you want a compact and lightweight bag, the Hyper Lite 1+ will not fail to impress you.
1st CALLAWAY HYPER LITE ZERO
Our new number one is the Callaway Hyper Lite Zero.
It has a similar weight with our 2nd place golf bag @ 2.5 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 accordingly.
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.
User comments about the Callaway Hyper Lite Zero
- “Awesome carry bag, very lightweight…”
- “Ample pockets for your golf accessories…”
- “Very light and well-made…”
- “Great bag if you like to walk and carry…”
- “A very sturdy bag…”
- “The carry straps are comfortable…”
- “Nice and light…”
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.
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
NOTE: THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, OUTDATED VERSION OF THE TOP 13 RANKING.
13th. Ping 2014 4 Series Golf Stand Bag The Ping 2014 4 Series Golf Stand Bag is one of the lightweight bags today and is 13th in our ranking for the “lightweight” category. This golf bag weighs only 4.5 pounds and features a 4-way top divider with 8.5 inch top diameter. It’s got 6 pockets; high-impact top with anti-flex walls and two full length dividers. 12th. Titleist 2014 Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag The Titleist 2014 Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag came in 12th place. It weighs 4 pounds with a 3-way top divider. The bag got lots of pockets for your accessories as well. 11th. Ping 2014 L8 Carry Stand Bag The Ping 2014 L8 occupies our 11th place as it weighs 4 pounds with a 4-way top that features 2 full length dividers. This bag has got a customizable apparel pocket and features a wider 24″ leg span. 10th. Nike Golf Vapor X Carry Stand Bag The Nike Golf Vapor X Carry Stand Bag sits on 10th place. This bag weighs less than 4 pounds and features a 8.5″ top diameter with 5-way divider that includes 2 full length dividers and a putter well. 9th. Nike 2014 Sport Lite Stand Bag The Nike 2014 Sport Lite Stand Bag occupies our 9th place. This bag weighs less than 4 pounds and features a 5-way, 8.5″ oval top diameter. Similar to the Nike Vapor X, it also features 2 full length dividers as well as a putter well. 8th. TaylorMade MicroLite Golf Stand Bag The TaylorMade MicroLite Golf Stand Bag is in 8th place. This lightweight bag weighs only 3.9 pounds with 4-way top dividers and 7″ x 8″ top diameter. 7th. Sun Mountain 2014 Three 5 Stand Bag The 7th place is occupied by Sun Mountain 2014 Three 5 Stand Bag. The weight of this bag is only 3.8 pounds with 4-way top dividers and a big 9.5″ top diameter. It’s got triangular non-slip foot pads and patented roller bottom leg mechanism. 6th. Ogio 2014 Nebula Stand Bag 6th place in our ranking is the Ogio 2014 Nebula Stand Bag. The bag weighs only 3.8 pounds with 6-way top dividers and a huge 10″ top diameter with integrated handle. It’s got lots of pockets for your other accessories and valuables as well. 5th. Adidas adiZero Stand Bag Occupying 5th place in our ranking is the Adidas adiZero Stand Bag. This 3.8-pound bag features a 4-way top dividers with a 7″ top diameter. It’s got 5 pockets to help you organize your other golf accessories. 4th. Ogio 2014 Nimbus Stand Bag Occupying 4th place in our ranking is another one from Ogio, the Ogio 2014 Nimbus Stand Bag. It weighs only 3.6 pounds with 7-way dividers and a big 9″ diameter top. It’s got 7 pockets, 6 of which are zippered for added security. 3rd. Titleist 2014 StaDry Stand Bag The Titleist 2014 StaDry Stand Bag placed 3rd in our ranking with a weight of 3.5 pounds. It features a 4-way top divider with 9″ diameter top with padded mesh and integrated handle. 2nd. Callaway Hyper-Lite 3.5 Stand Bag And occupying our 2nd spot is the Callaway Hyper-Lite 3.5 Stand Bag which got a weight of 3.5 pounds. It weighs the same as our 3rd-ranked bag from Titleist with 3.5 pounds. However, we listed it as 2nd as it is relatively cheaper in price. It is available in 6 different colors – Black, Navy, Navy-White, Red-White, Charcoal-White and White-Charcoal. It’s got a 4-way top dividers and an 8.5″ diameter top with an integrated handle. It also features a 2-way full-length dividers to help you organize your clubs accordingly. Lots of convenient pockets so you would have room for all your golf essentials; including your golf rangefinder and other accessories. Users of this bag really feels comfortable while walking through the golf course as it is really lightweight. Other key features are as follows: XTT (Xtra Traction Technology) Flex Foot Base 4-point double strap which is extra padded Has a lightweight rubber handle on spine Has a foam hip pad for better ventilation Has 7 pockets which includes a large apparel pocket, a hidden valuables pocket and an insulated water bottle pocket Umbrella holder and towel ring A ball marker, a glove holder and a pen holder Rain hood 1st. Callaway Hyper-Lite 3 Stand Bag And occupying the top spot in our ranking with a weight of less than 3 pounds is the Callaway Hyper-Lite 3 Stand Bag. Check out the full review here. The table below provides you a quick summary and comparison of the weights and price of the top 13 lightweight golf stand bags: Note: *** – Price might be different depending on the merchant supplying the golf bag. So that’s our ranking for the lightweight golf stand bags available in the market today. Hope we are able to provide you with a helpful information in your search for a lightweight golf bag. In a similar note, check out our article for the top lightweight golf carry bags (those that do not have a stand) if you prefer to use carry bags rather than golf stand bags or if you are looking for a lightweight golf cart bag, check out here -> top 20 cart bags. Which of The Top Lightweight Golf Bags Are The Most Popular? (Updated up to 25th April 2015) In case you are wondering which of the top lightweight golf stand bags are the most popular and being purchased online by golfers, you are in for a treat! Check out below the ranking based on sales: (updated as of this writing!) #1. Callaway Hyper-Lite 3 = 32.94% (gone up from 25.81% and still the most bought lightweight golf bag) #2. Adidas adiZero = 29.41% (gone up from 16.13% and stayed not a too distant 2nd with HyperLite 3) #3. Nike 2014 Sport Lite = 7.06% (went down from 16.13% and slid down to number 3) #4. Ogio 2014 Nimbus = 5.88% (maintained its 4th ranking but dropped down from 6.45%) #5. Ping 2014 L8 = 4.71% (went down from 12.9% and slid down to number 5) #5. Sun Mountain 2014 Three 5 = 4.71% (Used to be ranked number 4 but is now tied with Ping 2014 L8 & TaylorMade MicroLite) #5. TaylorMade Microlite 4.71% (This is the best mover of all in this update as it used to be in the bottom of the pack with 0% but is now tied with Ping 2014 L8 & MicroLite in 5th place. We won’t be surprised at all if its ranking improves in the coming weeks) #6. Titleist 2014 Ultra Lightweight = 3.53% (This has dropped down to 6th place now although the number of sales improved from 3.23% to 3.53%) #7. Callaway Hyper-Lite 3.5 2.35% (Used to be ranked number 5 but is now in 7th place as sales dropped down to 2.35%) #7. Nike Golf Vapor X 2.35% (Used to be ranked number 4 but is now tied in 7th place with HyperLite 3.5) #8. Ping 2014 4 Series 1.18% (Dropped down from 5th place to 8th) #8. Ogio 2014 Nebula 1.18% (Ogio Nebula is also a mover in this update. Used to be 0% but has now registered 1.18% and moved to 8th place; tied with the Ping 2014 4 Series). So, as far as golfers are concerned, the Callaway Hyper-Lite 3 is still the most popular bag with almost 33% share of buyers. However, the Adidas adiZero golf stand bag is not that far behind with 29.41%. As far as the trend goes, we could see a neck-to-neck battle between these two bags in the coming weeks. The TaylorMade Microlite is the most improved as far as the number of buyer shares is concerned. We would expect that it will continue to improve its ranking in the next coming weeks. For reasons only buyers would know, the Titleist 2014 StaDry is not that popular at all and did not quite get any purchase as far as our listings is concerned. It remained as the only one that do not have a share of the buying golfers. Top Lightweight Golf Bags Ranking (Based On Sales Up to 25th October 2015) Below is the ranking of the top lightweight golf bags based on sales up to October 25, 2015: Callaway Hyper-Lite 3 = 38.96% (up from 32.94%) Adidas adiZero = 17.53% (down from 29.41%) Nike 2015 Sport Lite & Ping 2014 L8 = 9.74% (up from 7.06% and 4.71% respectively) Sun Mountain Three 5 = 5.84% (up from 4.71%) Ogio Nimbus & Titleist Ultra Lightweight = 5.19% (Nimbus is down from 5.88% & Titleist Ultra is up from 3.53%) TaylorMade MicroLite = 3.25% (down from 4.71%) Nike Golf Vapor X, Callaway HyperLite 3.5 & Ping 4 Series = 1.30% (only Ping 4 is up from 1.18%, the former two are down from their previous rank) Ogio Nebula = 0.65% (down from 1.18$) Still going pretty strong is the Callaway Hyper-Lite 3; it is now more than 20% ahead of the Adidas adiZero stand bag which means golfers preferred they HyperLite more than the adiZero. Different golfers have different preferences however, if something is very popular with most of them, then it would mean that the product is really worth it. The choice is up to you —- choose well!