Best Travel Bag?

I will be traveling next month with a new set of clubs and want to make sure they're well taken care of. I have an old bag right now and I use the "stiff arm", but want more padding.
What's the deal with the "hybrid" bags?
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Nothing beats a club glove cover bag, and a stiff arm. I have had that combo for years, and thus far it has been very good to me. Club Glove is the hands down best travel cover.
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Nothing beats a club glove cover bag, and a stiff arm. I have had that combo for years, and thus far it has been very good to me. Club Glove is the hands down best travel cover.
+1 for the Club Glove. I have a Titleist travel bag made by Club Glove and it's very durable.
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Just picked up the Club Glove Last Bag for a trip to Sawgrass. The bag was great and I'd highly recommend.
I also have a hard travel case and the hybrid travel case. I prefer the Club Glove. The hard case is limited in what can be packed, and you may have a difficult time getting it into a trunk. I probably will provide better security for the clubs, but the Club Glove with the stiffarm protected wonderfully. The hybrid bag is nice for a quick weekend trip for only a round or two. They are quite small -- can be very difficult to get 14 clubs in and out of the bag
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I wouldn't trust my clubs with anything except a Club Glove and a Stiff Arm.
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. Other bags might be able to protect, but none are as easy to pack as the club glove, and no other bag on the market is as durable.
Remember Club Glider from Fore Inventors? They are now licensed to Sun Mountain:
Look interesting, but not having that Club Glove strap to snug and restrict movement around the club heads makes me very suspicious.
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Thanks all... I thought the Club Glove was pricey, but heck, it beats replacing broken clubs!
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Thanks all... I thought the Club Glove was pricey, but heck, it beats replacing broken clubs!
Amen!
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Not to hijack the thread-has anybody experience with the Caddy Daddy Co Pilot series of hybrid golf travel bags? I'm seriously considering replacing my BagBoy 3 piece collapsible hard case and replacing it with one of these.
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so a Club Glove beats a hardcase like an SBK or Datrek?
I've got an SBK but I need to find another case for a Florida trip this summer.
The SBK is going to be handling my wifes bag. I got a new stand bag and it doesn't quite fit right in the SBK
We're headed to the Magical lands of Disney so rental cars and storage space are not an issue given that Disney handles luggage to and from the airport and will store the case for the duration of our stay.
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I ended up purchasing a club glove burst proof with wheels after thorough research on this forum, and I couldnt be happier with my decision. My bag went through 7 separate airport stops (I went to asia in dec), and club glove protected my clubs perfectly. I would also definitely recommend a stiff arm to go with any travel bag you decide to get.
One thing to note is that the burst proof can only fit a stand bag, so if you have a cart bag you should definitely get the last bag.
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so a Club Glove beats a hardcase like an SBK or Datrek?
While I think the hard cases do provide more protection, how much is really needed? The hard cases are a HUGE struggle with storage, and cars, etc. While this trip may not be tough to deal with, the next one may be, ot the next one after that.
Most soft cases provide more than adequate protection when used properly. Combined with a stiff arm ( A MUST) and some protective packing (TOwels and wraps under the raincover) they do a fine job. I have traveled many times with no problems. Knock on wood! In addition the soft cases can be folded up for easier transport.
I do not have the Club Glove case, and do just FINE. While the Club Glove may be the 'best' it is also the most expensive....by a LOT! Cost to benefits, I think there are less expensive bags that do a good job that won't cost you NEAR as much money. I looked at the CLub Glove, and seriously considered it. I have no doubt it is a great bag, and maybe argueably, the best. It is just WAY expensive, for how much I travel with my clubs.
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Thanks all... I thought the Club Glove was pricey, but heck, it beats replacing broken clubs!
Try the Mizuno Travel cover. As good as the Club Glove but less expensive and yes I own and have traveled many times with both.
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Just got one of these. Very durable, lots of room...
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so a Club Glove beats a hardcase like an SBK or Datrek?
While I think the hard cases do provide more protection, how much is really needed? The hard cases are a HUGE struggle with storage, and cars, etc. While this trip may not be tough to deal with, the next one may be, ot the next one after that.
Thats a good point
I'll probably pick up a soft case so I have one of each
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I ended up purchasing a club glove burst proof with wheels after thorough research on this forum, and I couldnt be happier with my decision. My bag went through 7 separate airport stops (I went to asia in dec), and club glove protected my clubs perfectly. I would also definitely recommend a stiff arm to go with any travel bag you decide to get.
One thing to note is that the burst proof can only fit a stand bag, so if you have a cart bag you should definitely get the last bag.
I have the burst proof with wheels and couldn't be happier after two trips. I don't travel for golf much but have started to and figure it is a decent investment.
so a Club Glove beats a hardcase like an SBK or Datrek?
While I think the hard cases do provide more protection, how much is really needed? The hard cases are a HUGE struggle with storage, and cars, etc. While this trip may not be tough to deal with, the next one may be, ot the next one after that.
Most soft cases provide more than adequate protection when used properly. Combined with a stiff arm ( A MUST) and some protective packing (TOwels and wraps under the raincover) they do a fine job. I have traveled many times with no problems. Knock on wood! In addition the soft cases can be folded up for easier transport.
I do not have the Club Glove case, and do just FINE. While the Club Glove may be the 'best' it is also the most expensive....by a LOT! Cost to benefits, I think there are less expensive bags that do a good job that won't cost you NEAR as much money. I looked at the CLub Glove, and seriously considered it. I have no doubt it is a great bag, and maybe argueably, the best. It is just WAY expensive, for how much I travel with my clubs.
The expense of $20-50 is a pittance compared to what golfers spend in a season. If you do some shopping online you can find burst proof with wheels for a reasonable market price and have a travel bag practically for life.
Then again i am biased in that i have a Burst Proof w/wheels.
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I don't travel with my clubs often (maybe 1-2 times a year).
So I spent $99 on the Ogio Straight Jacket w/ wheels. I'm 100% satisfied.
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I have a long putter and usually pack it outside my golf bag between my clubs and hard case. I am also looking for something new because the hard case is difficult to deal with rental cars but I’m very concerned with my long putter. Do you see any issues with a long putter and a soft travel bags?
I also had the “opportunity” to watch my clubs get thrown into the hold on a plane. The baggage handler missed his mark and then chucked them into the plane again! I panics and bought a card case the following week. That soft bag was torn by the time I got to my destination. Any concerns there? Any advice would be welcome... Thanks.
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I travel a lot with my clubs and have a lot of money invested. I trust my club glove/stiffarm completely
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Another vote for ClubGlove burstproof and stiffarm. I've had mine for about 6 years now...never a problem. Great wheels, and still looks new. SPend the extra 30 bucks for the clubglove and BE HAPPY
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I bought this bag and have been extremely happy with it. I traveled to AZ in December, Florida in January and I just came back to AZ yesterday and I haven't had any problems at all. Have been very happy with the bag, tons of room, adequate protection, and the price is right.
Ryan
PS - I used to have a club glove burst proof w/out wheels. It was a great bag also, but I just didn't want to pay that much for a bag again.
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WHEELS ARE A MUST!!!
I can't imagine a golf travel bag without wheels!
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I bought this bag and have been extremely happy with it. I traveled to AZ in December, Florida in January and I just came back to AZ yesterday and I haven't had any problems at all. Have been very happy with the bag, tons of room, adequate protection, and the price is right.
Ryan
PS - I used to have a club glove burst proof w/out wheels. It was a great bag also, but I just didn't want to pay that much for a bag again.
Ryan-
Thanks, nice looking bag. Do you use the "stiff arm"?
How is the padding on the club head end of the bag?
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It is well padded, I still use iron covers though and wrap my golf towel around the irons for a little extra padding. I was also to cheap to buy the stiff arm and so I went to home depot and made my own out of PVC pipe. Works great and cost me about $4.00. I got the bag off of TGW when it was on sale for $59. I figured for the $65 I have invested it has been a great bang for the buck. The one and only complaint I have about the bag is that the carry handles are a little to far back on the bag it seems. It feels that the center of gravity may be slightly off when carrying the bag by those. I usually am wheeling the bag though so it seems pretty minor. I have never had the bag fall over. If you are serious about the bag, TGW has a lot of reviews on the bag. Good luck on your search!
Ryan
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Thanks all... I thought the Club Glove was pricey, but heck, it beats replacing broken clubs!
Try the Mizuno Travel cover. As good as the Club Glove but less expensive and yes I own and have traveled many times with both.
The Mizuno Travel cover works great. My clubs always arrive safe and sound, can't beat the price!
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For me protection is A-1 I've got over $3,000 worth of clubs in my bag, and I have seen how bags get treated on airlines, so for me it was the stomp test. I stomp on it and see how things fair, a soft case is as it states"soft" for me that is a no go, the hard case would then be what I would choose then right? Wrong! Most hard cases have hinges which for some reason or another are not made very well and after being rough housed by airline staff for a couple trips the hard cases seem to be cracked snapped or just no longer there. So that brought me to the bag I am gaming on my airline trips the "Porterline Expedition" Hybrid, I stomp it's hard inside, no hinges to break off, straps with metal hooks that AI can padlock closed, the only thing that worried me were the wheels, but they haven't given me trouble so far.
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What's the difference between the Club Glove Burst Proof and Last Bag? Is it just size and price?
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Yes, size is the difference.
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Any advice on the Bagboy t-10 ? I was considering buying one as I find the Club Glove a tad pricey.
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Any advice on the Bagboy t-10 ? I was considering buying one as I find the Club Glove a tad pricey.
I have the T-9 from bag Boy. Similar bag, without the hard top. I really like mine. It does the job, and the price was not outrageous. I have used it for several years, no problems. It does have extra padding around the top. The trickiest part is getting the clubs in and out, but that isn't too bad. Looks like this would not be a problem with this bag, as the plastic "hard top" opens up. Not sure how a Stiff arm would do in there, but I would certainly test it out with that as well.
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I also have a club glove last bag and am delighted. I ended up with two stiff arms so I use them both, works great. I would stress for someone considering a Club Glove, if you want to carry anything more than a standbag get the last bag rather than the burstproof.
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I don't travel with my clubs often (maybe 1-2 times a year).
So I spent $99 on the Ogio Straight Jacket w/ wheels. I'm 100% satisfied.
same setup i have.