The 2018 Callaway Chev Stand Bag offers basic functionality for a mid-range price and is a solid choice if you are looking for a lightweight standing bag for a full day on your feet. The design is simple but well thought out—don’t be looking for too many bells and whistles here. On the other hand, expect functionality that will be there when you need it from tee to green.
STAND OUT FEATURES
Featuring a whole new look, this year’s version of this popular stand bag comes in 7 colorways with a sharp and modern graphic design. These bags have style in spades.
If bang for the buck is a priority, you can’t go wrong here. You get a trusted brand name, solid basic features, and all the function you need at a very affordable price with this golf stand bag.
The upshot of a basic bag like the 2018 Chev Stand Bag by Callaway is that it has just enough in the way of specialized pockets and storage to stow the items you need for 18 holes, without becoming overly cluttered with stuff you just don’t need to be carrying around.
POCKETS AND STORAGE
The pocket layout is masterfully simple and intuitive. The right-side pocket takes advantage of the full length of the bag for tons of space and filets open for easy packing. A Velour-lined valuables pocket adds a nice touch of class and quality feel while giving you water-resistant protection for electronic devices.
The top is 5-way; 4 pockets plus a very spacious putter well. The dividers are full-length, so you won’t have to worry about binding when you go to grab the club you want. There is nothing super fancy going on here—but it covers all the bases without adding any clutter or extra weight.
This stand bag comes in right at 5 pounds, respectably lightweight for 18 holes. Although it doesn’t feature as many extras as some higher-end bags, this may be a hidden advantage—less temptation to pack extra odds and ends you really don’t want to carry.
The handles are well positioned, including an ergonomically designed hard top handle and padded front handle which make this bag easy to maneuver. Non-sink feet on the sturdy legs will keep this bag where you want it on the green. The legs slide out quickly and easily, making set up and tear down for each shot a breeze.
FORM AND FUNCTION
The shoulder pads are thick and well placed, leading to an easy walk, even when fully loaded. The balance is right—something you don’t always get with knock-off gear. You can count on this bag performing well when it matters most.
Another easily overlooked feature is the seamless tee pocket. No more rips from getting the points lodged in the stitching. The zippers on the bag are smooth, outward facing, and built to last. This is the kind of quality you would expect from Callaway.
The Callaway Golf 2018 Chev Stand Bag is heavy on style, basic on functionality, and just right on price. Overall, the biggest selling point is strong value. If you are looking for Callaway gear to match your clubs, this is a low investment option worth considering.