Top 10 Cart Bags 2018 (not waterproof)

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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

Motocaddy Pro Series Cart Bag

RRP: £159.99 Colours: Four Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3.8kg

Our verdict:

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

Ping DLX Cart Bag

RRP: £220 Colours: Two Top divider: 15-way Weight: 3.6kg

Our verdict:

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

Sun Mountain C-130 Cart Bag

RRP: £210 Colours: Five Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3kg

Our verdict:

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

TaylorMadeTour Cart Bag

RRP: £329 Colours: One Top divider: 6-way Weight: 4.4kg

Our verdict:

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

Callaway Rogue Staff Trolley bag

RRP: £299.95 Colours: One Top divider: 15-way Weight: 4.4kg

Our verdict:

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

Mizuno BR-D4 Cart bag

RRP: £200 Colours: Three Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.75kg

Our verdict:

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

Wilson Staff Nexus III

RRP: £150 Colours: Five Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.3kg

Our verdict:

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

Big Max Terra X2

RRP: £159.99 Colours: Four Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3.3kg

Our verdict:

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

Powakaddy Lite Cart Bag

RRP: £99.95 Colours: Three Top divider: 14-way Weight: 2.5kg

Our verdict:

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

Benross Cart Bag

RRP: £99 Colours: Two Top divider: 14-way Weight: 3kg

Our verdict:

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.