REVIEW: The Ranger golf bag by CaddyDaddy
Practicing on the driving range is one of my favorite things to do. However, I don't always want to drag my entire golf bag to the range when I know I'll only hit a few clubs. The new Ranger golf bag by CaddyDaddy is a great option if you want to lighten your load during your next practice session or casual Sunday round.
The Ranger by CaddyDaddy is a lightweight, compact golf bag -- or maybe closer to a quiver? -- designed to hold up to nine clubs. Featuring a padded top and three zippered pockets, the Ranger gives your clubs just enough protection and provides a good amount of storage for balls and tees. A towel ring, molded base and comfortable strap round out the features of a bag that weighs less than four pounds.
Make no mistake about it: this is a specific product for a specific purpose and was not designed to replace your full-size golf bag.
The Ranger is extremely light and will easily fit in any car trunk without taking up much space. I'm sure you can also use it as a budget-friendly travel bag option for flights, but I prefer more protection around my clubs.
The pockets are deep and more than adequate for what you'll need on the range or course. I was even able to pack my rangefinder. You won't be able to pack a rain suit, but once again... the Ranger was made for a specific purpose.
There are other "Sunday bag" options on the market, but the Ranger is the only one I found that costs less than $50 brand new. You can expect to easily drop over $100 on competing brands, which, honestly, seems excessive for a bag you'll only use a few times a season.
Being a budget-friendly golf bag means you're going to get mediocre material quality.
While well-built, the Ranger is comprised of cheaper materials than its leather-bound competitors. The outside skin is nylon, the inside protective tubing is a hard plastic, and the padding on its strap is minimal. The overall appearance and shape of the bag is very "tube-like" which may be off-putting to players who prefer a more traditional build.
Finally, while I could fit nine clubs in the bag, it was a snug fit that allowed for one wood.
The Ranger golf bag by CaddyDaddy isn't the best looking Sunday bag on the market, but it is likely the least expensive. For a golf bag at this price point, the Ranger is a great option if you want to make your practice sessions more convenient. I can totally picture this bag as a weekend lake house mainstay, or a great option for a junior golfer looking to break into the game.
For more information on the Ranger golf bag, visit the CaddyDaddy website: www.caddydaddygolf.com.