Wilson launches two great-looking golf bags with all the features and functionality you’ll ever need.
By Tony Dear
It has been a year since we last featured a golf bag on this page. The one before that was early 2016. Unless your existing bag is something out of the 1980s, weighs 10lbs or more, and leaves you exhausted by the turn, a new bag probably isn’t going to let you score any lower. Its Center of Gravity (CG) and Moment of Inertia (MoI) won’t have much effect on your stats provided you don’t lower its CG by filling the bottom pockets with bulky, unnecessary baggage.
However, the introduction of Wilson’s new eXo cart and carry bags coincides with a quiet week for new club launches, so here we are.
Wilson, poised for next week’s premiere of the Driver Vs Driver show it sponsors on Golf Channel, says its new Exo Cart Bag, $20 less than the Staff Nexus III launched in February 2017, is absolutely loaded with features. A quick glance at the bullet-pointed list of notable qualities suggests they’re not exaggerating. “The eXo Cart Bag has 14 divided club sections,” says Doug Thiel, Director of Marketing for Wilson Golf, “as well as seven carefully-positioned pockets, and space for your towel, gloves, umbrella, and tees.”
The Wilson eXo Golf Bag (cart) full list:
Innovative, full-featured premium cart bag. New 11″×9″ top opening. 14-way top. 14 full-length dividers. Two integrated molded handles. Enlarged putter section fits oversized grip. New base with trolley anchor. Two DryTech valuables pockets. Two full-size garment pockets. Three front accessories pockets hold balls or rangefinder. One large cooler pocket with drain holes. Pass-through strap loop under top pocket. Front umbrella holder. Tee holders. Towel ring. Glove holder. Rain hood. 3D foam padded strap. 5.2 lbs. / 2.3 kgs. Available in four colorways – Blue/Royal; Navy/White/Red; Black/Gray; Black/Red.
The Wilson eXo Golf Bag (carry) full list:
The Exo Carry Bag, meanwhile, features five divided club sections, 3D foam straps, a non-skid base, a large garment pocket, accessories pocket, ball pocket and a water bottle sleeve. At $160, it is priced $40 less than the Staff Hybrix carry bag launched in February 2017:
10” x 7.5” Exclusive Top. Five-Way top. Two Full-length dividers. Three molded handles. Self-standing Design. Non-skid base rests flat on the ground. New sturdy, integrated stand legs. Great Storage with six Pockets. One Full-length garment pocket. One DryTech valuables pocket. One large ball pocket. Two accessories pockets. One large open pocket for a range finder or beverage. 2-in-1 self-balancing four-point double strap system. 3D Air flow padded strap. 3D Air Flow hip / low back pad. Premium zipper. Cart strap pass-through loop under the pocket. Umbrella holder. Towel ring. Glove holder. Rain hood. 5.1 Lbs. – 2.3 Kgs. Available in four colorways – Blue/Royal/Yellow; Navy/White/Red; Black/Orange; Red/White.
eXo Cart Bag – $180
eXo Carry Bag – $160
Tony Dear is the Gear contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via coloradoavidgolfer.com.
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