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For those of us who like to walk when playing golf, there are a few characteristics in a golf bag that are a must. The first is that it must be lightweight. The golf bag must also have sturdy pockets to store items in as well as a comfortable straps and a durable stand. With that said I came across the Maxfli Revolution Stand Bag and decided to try it out for awhile since there was a sale on it. Does it stand up to what a walking golfer really needs?
The Maxfli Revolution Stand Bag is made mostly of nylon and polyester to make it supposedly last for years. It features around 10 club dividers along with multiple pockets throughout. They are various sizes and include ones for a scorecard, valuables, garments, golf balls, you name it. As far as the straps there is one for each shoulder, constructed with an “o” ring to add comfort.
When it comes to a walking (or stand) bag having a good amount of pockets is a must, and this golf bag certainly provides everything that is needed. Another great positive going for the Maxfli Revolution Stand Bag is its weight; it is one of lightest bags that I have used in this price range (around $100). It is very easy to walk eighteen holes using this golf bag. I also found it to be a great bag to use when playing golf with a cart, as the club dividers make it easy to take the clubs out and put them back in, along with the strategically places pockets providing added convenience. The straps on the golf bag are very plush and provide a great amount of comfort when carrying the clubs from hole to hole. The stand comes right out every single time and is not like other stand bags that always seem to get caught up in something from time to time.
The main negative for the Maxfli Revolution Stand Bag is its overall durability. Having only played with it for a couple of months there seem to be durability issues when it comes to the zippers for the pockets as well as the straps themselves. In regards to the zippers, they seem to get stuck very easily if you pull them up or down quickly. It can be a hassle trying to get a zipper unstuck when out on the golf course, especially if there are impatient golfers playing right up on you. In fact, one of them even broke off when trying to get it unstuck. The quality of the zippers overall is suspect, along with mentioning the shoulder straps. For some strange reason every stand bag I get that has an “o” ring construction does not last for very long until some problems start arising, whether it is the straps getting caught up or the ring looking like it is going to break at any moment. Finally, while there are many different pockets, they are of various sizes and it can difficult trying to figure out what each one is exactly for.
My overall consensus of the Maxfli Revolution Stand Bag is that it is an average stand bag for its price. There is nothing that really separates itself from any other stand bag, and there are in fact some negative aspects to it that should be taken into consideration before purchasing it. If you are one of those who plays a lot this may not be the bag for you, but if you play off and on and like to use a cart every once in a while it may work out if you can find the golf bag for a good value.
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Top Flite Golf Bag Review
When one first thinks of Top Flite Golf Company, the first word that comes to mind is price. They generally have the most inexpensive golf products of any major golf company on the market today; whether or not that is a good thing depends on one’s point of view. Some of their products are known to be well worth their value, while others not so much. How does Top Flite stack up when it comes to golf bags? I decided to answer this question by reviewing the Top Flite golf bag for this article.
The Top Flite golf bag (also known as the Callaway TF golf bag; they were bought by Callaway a few years ago) is a stand bag with a seven way divider system (containing two full length dividers) and an Izzo dual strap carrying system attached to it. As far as pockets the golf bag comes with six zippered pockets, a mesh pocket, and a fluid storage pocket as well. Among other features are an umbrella holder, rain hood, and a molded lift handle. It generally sells for just over a hundred dollars, but there are sales going on in many stores that sell golf products for as low as forty-five dollars. At that kind of price is the golf bag really worth it or should it be avoided? Before giving an overall consensus I will go into the positives and negatives regarding the golf bag.
As far as positives, it is a really good walking bag. At approximately eight pounds before adding any clubs the Top Flite golf bag is just light enough to comfortably carry any set of clubs for 18 holes. So if you are one of those golfers that like to walk instead of ride this is a great bag for you. The stand on the golf bag seems well made and has not caused any problems after playing a few rounds with it. Another positive aspect of the golf bag is in regards to the pockets. I for one do not like having a lot of pockets to have to deal with on a golf bag, so to have six well-positioned pockets is great, and I am sure those of you who feel the same way would enjoy using this golf bag.
When it came to negatives, there were two that I found. The first one is related to the zippers for the pockets; they seem to be poorly constructed and low quality. I would be surprised if after a year they are still working properly. The second problem came with the divider system itself. It is great to have seven dividers and all, but only two of them are full length. Any golf clubs that are not located in the full length dividers always seem to get tangled up with one another and can be a hassle to deal with at times.
As with many golf products made from Top Flite Golf Company, you get what you pay for. Don’t get me wrong, the Top Flite golf bag certainly has some benefits that would make it a viable option for a certain type of recreational golfer, but for those looking for a quality golf bag that will last them a long time they may need to look elsewhere. Usually when one purchases golf products at rock bottom prices they should expect the quality to be at least somewhat suspecting, and this is no different with the Top Flite golf bag. Hopefully their acquisition by Callaway can improve the brand’s reputation and quality when it comes to their golf bags, but we will see.
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