Mine is navy blue and it defiantly
looks better than I golf! The only bag that I have ever seen that compares in style is Ogio. So if style is what you are going for, this is the bag for you. Comes in black, red, and navy (most likely Nike has more flamboyant names for the colors).
Score: 4.5 of 5
At 5.5 pounds, it is what I call medium-light weight. I do a 50/50 mix of walk and riding; when I walk, I have no problem with the weight. What most likely matters most is how much you carry in and on your bag. My grandson (16 years old, 5’10”, and 150 pounds) caddied for me on a hot day and it was a bit too much for him. An experienced caddy would not have a problem.
Score: 4 of 5
Nike AIR technology incorporated into Izzo Dual Strap systems disperses weight over a wider area for enhanced cushioning (this is from the description at the Nike web site). In layman’s terms, this is the most comfortable bag I have ever carried. I actually played 27 holes today in 95Ã?Â°C heat and felt no strain on my shoulders or back. As Nike states, the weight distribution is excellent. Not awkward in any way.
Score 5 of 5
The Stand and Angle
Legs open right up and the bag is very stable when you put it down. I was pleased with the angle that the bag sits. Club access is easy and convenient (angle wise). I think most bags are either good or bad, not much in between.
Score 4 of 5
There are slots for your 2 most used clubs. Flanking those are 2 medium sized slots where the golfer can place their woods. I actually place my driver and putter in the two single slots and my woods in the flanks. There are 3, larger slots for the irons. I group my 3, 4, and 5 irons – my 6, 7 and 8 iron – and my 9, P, and S together. This becomes a bit jumbled and is one of the downfalls of this bag.
Score 3.5 of 5
There are 9 differently shaped pockets. Plenty of room for all your golf items and plenty of ways to organize. You can carry a water bottle (2 pockets). There is an area to hook your towels and club bush, squarely between the storage pockets.
Score 4.5 of 5
Some of the pockets are deep and some are shallow. Unfortunately the shallow pockets, where I store ball marks, tees, or pencils are not very wide and it can be difficult to get your hand into. This is also the case with two of the deeper pockets; they are just not wide enough. Suggestion – less pockets; make them wider. This is the only negative thing about the bag, but actually carries a lot of influence in my opinion.
Score 2 of 5
A rain hood is included and storage accommodations for your umbrella. I am a fair-weather golfer so this does not mean much to me.
I have only had the bag for one season, however it is holding up very well. Solid construction and strong stitching. It has not been abused by the elements so I cannot rate it in that manner. If I leave it in the backyard, in the snow (this winter), I will write an update.
Score 5 of 5
I paid $150. It is difficult to compare this attribute unless you change out bags often; I do not. So in my e-opinion I would say that it is a good value since I would buy it all over again (unless I could find the same bag with better storage convenience).
Score 4 of 5