Cart bags need enough space and pockets to house all your kit, but still be small enough to fit into a car boot along with a trolley. With £200 worth of difference between the leading models making the right choice is crucial.
These are our favourite 2018 models.
Review: Motocaddy Pro Series Cart Bag
RRP: £159.99 Colours: Four Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3.8kg
The Pro Series has tons of space (seven pockets), a 14-way divider and putter well keep your clubs organised, and thanks to Motocaddy’s Easilock base you don’t need a strap to attach the bag to the bottom of a Motocaddy trolley, either.
Review: Ping DLX Cart Bag
RRP: £220 Colours: Two Top divider: 15-way Weight: 3.6kg
Ping really have thought of everything with the DLX – there are even two pouches for storing your shoes! A 15-way top and 14 pockets means there’s plenty of space for all your gear. A cart-strap channel means the bag can easily be secured to a trolley while leaving all pockets accessible.
Review: Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag
RRP: £210 Colours: Five Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3kg
If you play in all weathers Sun Mountain do a superb range of waterproof H2NO bags, but they are more expensive. We particularly like how the spacious C-130 is reinforced in high “wear” areas, which should keep you out on the course for years.
Review: TaylorMade Tour Cart Bag
RRP: £329 Colours: One Top divider: 6-way Weight: 4.4kg
The Tour Cart is rammed with 12 pockets, including two which have a hard shell to protect valuables and accessories. We’re big fans of the colour scheme, too, which matches the new M-Series woods, you'll undoubtedly have spotted on both the European and PGA Tours.
Review: Callaway Rogue Staff Trolley Bag
RRP: £299.95 Colours: One Top divider: 15-way Weight: 4.4kg
The ultimate cart bag solution for golfers finding themselves getting drawn to Callaway’s new 2018 Rogue range. There’s seven pockets, an electric trolley base (so the bag won’t turn around while you’re on the move) and an easy access magnetic pocket for a rangefinder or GPS.
Review: Mizuno BR-D4 Cart Bag
RRP: £200 Colours: Three Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.75kg
A stylish, fully featured cart bag. Fabric panels give a fresh and modern new look, while nine pockets offer plenty of storage space. A quick access magnetic top pocket is ideal for keeping a rangefinder or GPS to hand and a good sized insulated pocket means you can keep drinks and fruit cool.
Review: Wilson Staff Nexus III Cart Bag
RRP: £150 Colours: Five Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.3kg
A 14-way top separates clubs and keeps everything in order. The external putter well is positioned at the front for easy access and it fits oversized grips. A trolley friendly base means the bag won’t turn or twist whilst you’re on the golf course.
Review: Big Max Terra X2 Cart Bag
RRP: £159.99 Colours: Four Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3.3kg
Big Max are really well known for their waterproof bags, so you should consider whether it’s worth paying extra for a bag which will also keep your kit dry. A trolley friendly base ensures a secure fit and no twisting during a round.
Review: PowaKaddy Lite Cart Bag
RRP: £99.95 Colours: Three Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.5kg
Not everyone wants a huge cart bag to fill up with stuff they’ll never use. For them the Lite is a great option, as it weighs no more than a typical stand bag. A very simple, straightforward and cost effective pared-back design which ultimately is what a lots of golfers really need.
Review: Benross Cart Bag
RRP: £99 Colours: Two Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3kg
Over the years Benross have been outstanding at offering performance products for a reasonable cost. For £99 you can expect many of the same features as more highly priced cart bags, along with decent quality, and an excellent warranty.