What are the best waterproof golf bags?
Waterproof golf bags never used to be a thing. If there was a downpour while you were on the course, you and your equipment got wet, end of story.
But over the last decade, as lightweight waterproof fabrics have developed, bag makers can protect what’s inside your bag from conditions outside.
Whatever you have in the pockets – expensive phone, GPS device, car keys, cuddly toy – it will be kept dry, thanks to sealed-seam technology and waterproof fabrics, just like a waterproof jacket.
Plus it doesn’t matter if you prefer to carry or use a trolley, there’s a bag out there for everyone.
But let’s start with our favourite waterproof golf bags.
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RRP £219.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 2.4kg | Colours Three – Black/charcoal/blue, black/charcoal/lime, black/charcoal/red | Dividers Five | Pockets Five
Motocaddy are one the biggest and most trusted suppliers of bags in the UK, and this is an absolute gem.
The HydroFLEX is a versatile, waterproof, lightweight (2.4kg) carry bag, offering ultimate flexibility and a brand-new stylish look.
Featuring a unique, innovative integrated stand system to fit perfectly onto any Motocaddy trolley, standout features include a quick release strap and adjustable rear stand lock, five full-length dividers and five spacious pockets with easy-open Japanese YKK zips for all your golfing equipment.
A moulded hip pad provides ultimate comfort when carrying your clubs around the course, while other keys features include a waterproof rain hood, a towel and accessory hook, an internal umbrella sleeve and an external drinks pouch.
The HydroFLEX is proof that Motocaddy don’t just make some of the best golf trolleys, but some of the best golf bags, too.
RRP £299 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 2.7kg | Colours Seven – Black, Black/Gunmetal/Red, Black/White/Skydive/Red, Black/Alpine, Nickle/Cadet/Pink, Red/Nickle, White/Black/Red | Dividers 14 + oversized putter well | Pockets Seven
Sun Mountain invented the waterproof cart bag, and the H2NO family is among the best of them.
We like the Lite because of the lack of weight, but there’s also an oversized putter well that’s perfect for larger putter grips.
The bag has been designed with a waterproof coated lightweight nylon material, with taped seamed pockets and waterproof zips to protect from the elements.
It includes two large apparel pockets, a valuables pocket and spaces for balls, accessories and your drinks.
The integrated carry handles make it easy to lift to and from your car and trolley, it has clever placement points for a towel, pen, glove, umbrella and towel, and includes a matching rain hood.
RRP £239.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 2.3kg | Colours Five – Black/Yellow, Black/Blue, Black/Hot Pink, Black/Silver, Titanium/Black/Silver | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Seven
The all-new Dri-Tech is 100 per cent waterproof and, with a hydrostatic rated fabric of over 10,000mm , it delivers four times the performance of most waterproof bags on the market.
A cutting-edge super-lightweight nylon, combined with a superior heat welded seam-sealing method and a special coating, ensures everything in your bag remains perfectly dry when the heavens open.
The Dri Tech has a 14-way divider top and dedicated large integrated putter bay, while the seven pockets include two full length apparel areas, a velour lined valuables pocket and insulated cooler.
It includes an umbrella loop, towel holder, space for your pencil, a rain hood and a clever anti-wear patch on the back of the bag to help keep it looking as good as new.
It’s a must-buy for PowaKaddy trolley owners with the Key-Lock base ensuring it fits perfectly on your cart.
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RRP £239.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2.4kg | Colours Four – Charcoal/Blue, Charcoal/Red, Charcoal/Lime, Charcoal/Fuchsia | Dividers 14 | Pockets Seven
The super-lightweight Dry-Series is Motocaddy’s flagship golf bag.
The most popular bag in the their range is the ultimate waterproof bag and features seven spacious pockets, including dry valuables, food and beverage spaces.
Incorporating durable ‘rip-stop’ mylon fabric, heat-welded seams and thermo-sealed zips, the 100% waterproof bag adds an easy-lift grab handle and integrated quick-access umbrella sleeve to an extensive list of features, including 14 full-length dividers, Japanese YKK zips for smooth one-handed opening, an anti-twist base, a waterproof rain hood, scorecard holder and a towel and accessory hook.
Owning a Motocaddy trolley and not having one of these to go on it is a bit like buying a car without the seats.
RRP £239 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 2.1kg | Colours: Five – Black/White, Navy/Yellow, Black/Charcoal, Royal/Silver, 2021 Launch Colour | Dividers Five | Pockets Six
The FlexTech features a lightweight waterproof fabric with a PSI level of 2,500mm.
Weighing just 2.1kg, it also has five waterproof seam sealed pockets, a five-way top with two full-length dividers, an open drinks pocket and a convenient front grab handle.
The bag has back pads for added comfort, and an umbrella holder and towel ring for convenience.
The FlexTech stand system has a collapsible base to ensure no club crowding, smooth release and anti-split stand.
“Many of us across Europe play golf in inclement weather, which led us to create the FlexTech Waterproof stand bag exclusively for the European market,” said Ben Coe, TaylorMade EMEA Product Manager for Accessories, Golf Ball, Putter & Wedge.
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RRP £269.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2.5kg | Colours Four – Storm Silver, Storm Sky, Storm Grass, Storm Sand | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Nine
The Aqua Prime is Big Max’s take on a modern classic, combining a more traditional look with all the functional innovation the brand is known for.
One-hundred per cent waterproof thanks to sealed seams, plus nine pockets, make this perfect for golfers who insist on packing for every outcome on the course, with an extra large cooler space for drinks and full length pocket for your waterproofs. There’s also dedicated spaces for batteries and the included rainhood.
The 14-way ‘silent’ divider makes keeping your clubs organised and protected very easy and there’s a dedicated putter well, which is always an attraction for us. The Aqua Prime also includes holders for your umbrella and towel.
RRP £239.99 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2.5kg | Colours Three – Azure, Scarlet/Black/White, Light Grey/Black, Lime | Dividers Five | Pockets Six
Ping invented the modern stand bag so they know a thing or two about making a bag that stands the test of time (and the weather).
The Monsoon has six pockets, four of which are seam-sealed, to keep all your kit dry, including a full-length apparel space.
The shoulder pads use SensorDry tech, meaning they not only provide comfort but remain dry, and the matching rain hood is designed to provide extra hip padding when not in use.
The five-way divider is reinforced to protect your clubs, and there’s spaces for your umbrella and towel.
TG’s digital editor Rob Jerram switched to the Monsoon for 2021 and believes it’s the best and most stable golf stand bag he’s every used. It includes a one-year warranty.
RRP £239 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 1.9kg | Colours Five – Black/Charcoal/Red, Black/Charcoal/Yellow, Navy/Red/White, Red/White/Black, White/Black/Red | Dividers 14 | Pockets Seven
The Hyper Dry 14 is waterproof and lightweight, the ideal combination for UK golfers seeking waterproof golf stand bag.
It is made of ultra lightweight 50 Denier coated fabric, which provides 50% more waterproofing and makes it 17% lighter than previous models, while the fully seam sealed design keeps the elements out.
The 14-way top and full-length dividers keep your clubs organised and secure, while Callaway’s self-balancing strap system helps keep the golf bag secure and comfortable as you walk the fairways.
It has seven pockets, including full-length apparel, balls, drinks and valuables storage, a towel loop, rangefinder loop and strap down umbrella bungee.
The fully-waterproof rain hood ensures this is a year-round model, making the Callaway Hyper Dry 14 one of the best carry bag options.
RRP £235 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2.9kg | Colours Six – Black/Red, Black/Charcoal, Black/Dorado, Navy/Red, Navy/Royal, Navy/White/Sky | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Seven
Titleist’s StaDry collection of golf bags are ideal for British golfers with the Cart 14 model in the brand’s traditional red and black our pick of the bunch.
It looks great, is fully waterproof with seam sealed zips and has 14 full-length dividers along with a dedicated space for your putter, which is always a bonus in our eyes.
There’s loads of storage space thanks to seven pockets, all of which face forwards to ensure easy access whether the bag is on a trolley or buggy.
The drinks pocket is one of the biggest we’ve seen, so while your gear stays dry there’ll be no excuse for you not to be well hydrated, and the wide opening ball pocket makes finding a fresh Pro V1 (other models are available!) easy. A cleverly designed bag with space for an umbrella, a velcro patch for your glove and a matching rain hood.
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RRP £270 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2kg Colours Black/Lime, Navy, Staff, Black/Silver, Blue/Silver/Red | Dividers Five | Pockets Six
This is Mizuno’s lightest, fully functional stand bag and can even be used on a trolley.
The BR-Dri is watertight thanks to its seamless construction, ensuring your valuable golf gear will stay dry no matter what the weather throws at it.
It has five full-length and well-padded dividers to keep your clubs organised and protected, while the six pockets ensure you can take everything from your waterproofs and valuables to drinks, food and enough balls to ensure you make it round (even on a really bad day!).
The double shoulder straps offer excellent comfort and are also removable for when you want to use it on a cart, while transportation is also made easy thanks to the cleverly designed balance handle.
It includes a matching rain hood and comes with a one-year waterproof warranty.
Big Max Dry-Lite Hybrid Tour golf bag
RRP £179 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2kg | Colours Seven – Silver/Blue/Merlot, Charcoal/Black/Red, Bluestone/Black, Black, Steelblue/Black/Rust, White/Black/Orange, White/Merlot | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Five
If you like to switch between carrying and using a trolley then Big Max may just have created your perfect bag.
The flat footless base, leg lock feature, and positioning of the stand mechanism that prevents turning and twisting ensuire the Hybrid Tour sits perfectly on a trolley.
And its shines as a stand bag, too. Weighing at just two kilos it impressively light for such a versatile, water-resistant bag, especially one that has a 14-way divider.
Five water-repellent pockets, including an insulated cooler and one for your valuables, make it ideal for UK golf conditions, as does the included rain cover.
We also love the price and the huge array of colour choices. £179 for a bag that can be used year round in all conditions is an absolute bargain and means it has to be among our best golf bags.
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TaylorMade Storm-Dry golf cart bag
RRP £269 | VIEW OFFER
Weight: 2.2kg | Colours: Navy/Blue, Black/Charcoal, Navy/Red, Black/Red, Kalea, 2021 Launch Colour | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Seven
The Storm-Dry cart bag features a lightweight waterproof fabric with a PSI level of 2,500mm, a 14-way top with large putter well and a key lock base to ensure the bag is kept firmly on the trolley.
There is a single shoulder strap to make carrying easy and a comfortable webbing trunk handle allows for easy removal from any vehicle.
Seven pockets include a Velour-lined valuables pocket, two garment pockets, rangefinder pocket, accessory pocket, ball pocket and tee pocket. All feature heat welded thermo-sealed zippers, which keep all stored items safe and dry in even the worst of weather.
The bag includes intergrated top opening grab handles, towel caribiner, umbrella cord and a single shoulder strap. Impressively light for a bag that provides so much.
Titleist 4 Plus StaDry golf stand bag
RRP £240 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 1.9kg | Colours Six – Black/Red, Charcoal/White/Red, Dorado/Black/Green, Graphite/Navy/Sky, Grey/Charcoal/Black, Red/White/Navy | Dividers Four | Pockets Eight
The StaDry models have been a big success for Titelist and we’re big fans of the 4 Plus.
It’s very comfortable to carry thanks to the premium double strap and has an impressive number of pockets for such a sleek and light bag, including an expandable full-length apparel space. Every pocket has seam-sealed zippers to ensure no moisture can get to your gear.
The four dividers are full length to make organising your clubs even easier and the high-grade aluminium and advanced hinges Titleist use in the legs make this one of the most stable stand bags out there.
We also love the colour options, ensuring there’s something for all tastes, and the price is extremely competitive for a bag of this quality.
Sun Mountain Eco-Lite golf stand bag
RRP £209 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 1.8kg Colours Black, Navy/Cobalt, Gunmetal/Spruce/Aztec, Rush/Green, Black/White/Red | Dividers Four | Pockets Six
Sun Mountain have become one of the most trusted manufacturers of golf bags globally and the brilliant 2022 Eco Lite only further enhances that reputation.
The water-resistant material for each bag is made using approximately 25 600ml recycled plastic bottles, meaning it’s eco friendly. It’s also incredibly lightweight at just 1.8kg, so, when coupled with Sun Mountain’s brilliant E-Z Lite strap system, means it’s friendly on your back, too.
There’s a four-way top divider to separate your clubs, along with five pockets, including one for valuables, an oversized space for your waterproofs or additional clothing and a sleeve for drinks.
A stylish and functional bag with an automated stand, the Eco-Lite a great option for those who like to carry all year round.
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TaylorMade Deluxe golf cart bag
RRP £239 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 3.8kg Colours Black/Red, Black/Blue, Black/Grey, Women’s, and 2021 Launch | Dividers 14 + putter well | Pockets Eight
The Deluxe cart bag has been a staple part of the TaylorMade bag range, and the latest model is the best yet. The bag has a premium waterproof finish thanks to its durable polytube construction with anti-wear patch and comes in five new colours.
It has a 14-way top with three full-length dividers, integrated extra-large putter well and full-length hidden umbrella sheath.
The key lock base keeps the bag firmly on your trolley, while the padded single shoulder strap makes it easy to carry.
Eight strategically placed pockets include a waterproof fur-lined valuables pocket, cooler pocket, ball pocket, scorecard holder, two large garment pockets and a rangefinder pocket. All of the pockets face forward for easy access.
Cobra 2021 Ultradry Pro Waterproof golf stand bag
RRP £189 | VIEW OFFER
Weight 2.1kg | Colours Black/Yellow, Black/White, Black/High Risk Red | Dividers Five | Pockets Five
Using a Cobra bag won’t turn you into Bryson DeChambeau, but the UltraDry Pro will ensure you can use the same bag all year round without any concerns that your prescious gear will get wet.
Lightweight and waterproof, it had a five way top for easy access to your clubs and five seam-sealed zip pockets to ensure everything you need to carry around the course is safe from the elements.
The new swivel strap shoulder clip makes the bag more comfortable across 18 holes while an updated leg design and base give the bag a more streamlined design and a lower centre of gravity for even more stability.
If you’re looking for a Cobra bag but would prefer a trolley model, the Ultradry Pro Waterproof Cart Bag is available in the same colours for just £10 more.
Rife Waterproof golf stand bag
RRP £139 | VIEW OFFER
Colours Black/Grey, Navy/Red | Dividers Seven | Pockets Six
At less than £140, the Rife bag is a brilliant golf bag for those who like to carry their bag all year round. If it had some other brands’ names attached to it then it would undoubtedly cost far more.
It’s constructed with durable waterproof TPU materials with seam-sealed zips to prevent moisture getting inside and has a seven-way club divider and six pockets with glove-friendly zip pulls. The pockets, including spaces for valuables, balls, a drink and clothing, are all cleverly loacted to ensure you can still access everything if your bag is on a buggy or trolley.
Rife’s automatic stand makes it a doddle to put down and pick up without any risk of it toppling over, while the double thick back air channel and dual padded shoulder strap make carrying it impressively comfortable. It also comes complete with a matching rain cover for complete waterproof protection.
If you like the Rife but want a cart bag, check out the Rife Waterproof Cart Bag, which is a cracking option at £159.
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