BROCKVILLE HIGHLAND GOLF - Welcome To The Disc Golf Universe
When it comes to disc golf bags the world is your oyster, but it can soon become your lobster that pinches you sharply with it’s piercing claws if you get it wrong. How so? Well a poorly made bag can hurt your discs, your back and also your pocket.
Pouch bags – small bags that hold 5-10 discs. Can also be called satchel, sling, tote or carry bags.
Backpacks – medium, large and XL bags than can hold more than 20 discs and a lot of other gear- good for when you want to try every disc in your arsenal or want to bag a load of discs for your group.
If you like to be prepared for all eventualities -discs, refreshments, sun protection, extra layers, antiperspirants, wipes, you-name-it, this is the bag.
Stack your bag and try out multiple weights of your go-to discs. Backpacks also distribute the weight easily with 2 straps so although they’re larger and more awkward to carry they are designed for comfort as well.
Some larger bags have coolers. As do some mid size bags.
Highest Scoring Large Backpack Pick –
Dynamic Discs Commander Cooler Backpack
– No 4 in out entire list – see the review below
Sack bags – like The Throwback Sack can encompass everything from a range of discs to a cooler for keeping your drinks chilled.
Sling bags – similar to pouch bags these are small no fuss single strap bags that can hold up to 10 discs, usually a bit more than a pouch bag. Just sling it round your shoulder and go!
Highest scoring little sling/sack/pouch bag –
Westside Discs Sling Bag
– No 3 on list – reviewed below
Ultimate Luxury Bags – the largest of the backpacks like the Fitactic or gorgeous looking Ranger Bag by Dynamic Discs are monsters that can hold 30 discs and 2 putters. Plus a lot of refreshments.
Highest Scoring Luxury bag –
Dynamic Discs Ranger
– No 1 on list – reviewed below
Practice Bag – Like this animal by prodigy, it can hold 45 discs. Awesome for heading into a field, empty course or even to the beach and letting them rip. Good for developing your long game. The only downside is retrieving all those discs.
Disc Golf Starter Bag – this is a bag aimed at new players to get them up and running. It usually consists of 3 discs and a basic bag. Nothing too fancy but enough to hit the course without spending a fortune. But know the cons – In reality it’s not really worth spending the money on.
Just bring a basic backpack or sports sling bag if you don’t want to get a dedicated disc golf back yet. Then at least invest in a pouch or tote bag because its shaped to hold your discs so you’ll have less disc casualties.
It is certainly handy to have compact pouch bags when you just want to quickly move and get out and play without needing a whole punch of discs and accessories. Most pouch/sling bags can carry a water bottle and space for a scorecard.
If you are starting out with only a few discs a small bag will be all that you need so save your money until you are truly invested in disc golf and want to take it up a level.
Larger bags or backpacks are cool when you want to carry a load of discs and gear and of course you have the option to keep your refreshments and water chilled by getting a bag with a cooler. Depending on what size you are you may want a large bag or not.
Do you like to bag a towel or extra layers? You are hardly gonna fit that in a pouch bag unless its of the mini variety.
Options to look out for include:
Build quality and padding – Do you have a bad back or shoulder injury? Something with extra padding like the Prodigy BP-3 is gonna cut it. Or something strong and lightweight with less bulk is going to help you on long play days.
Not much lighter than the strong double stitched dual compartment 11 ounce Fade Gear Lite Crunch Bag that can still hold up to 12 discs. At around $20 this is one impressive bag.
Do you like to plan ahead? – Something like a cooler bag is gonna help you on steaming hot days as long as you remember to cram it full of ice blocks, and look out for one with a liner to stop it leaking.
All weather Bag – something that is rain resistant like the 20 disc holding Core Disc Backpack by Latitude 64 is going to help.
Disc Capacity – do you want something that can hold 23 discs? If so go large or supersize if you want to carry everything including the kitchen sink with you.
Ease of Access – Is your bag easy to open? Quick zip, buttons or straps? Or do you have to stop your game and set your bag up on your folding stool to steady it before you slowly undo the straps? When its running on full capacity are discs easily accessed?
Fast Selection – Functionality is a big issue if you’re bagging a lot of discs you want something that makes it easy to find your discs. You want a bag with enough space between the discs so you can quickly spot what you need at a glance. One with a rigid base, strong walls and sturdy dividers so your discs don’t compact together.
Other things to look out for is how well is the bag laid out, is it haphazard or organized? Can you fit your other stuff in it with ease and not just your discs if you are opting for a large bag? Is it so cheaply made or lightweight you wind up breaking all your discs.
Can your bag hold 2 putters without compromising the rest of its space? – Backpacks are the way to go here if you want to carry an adequate supply of other discs.
Does it have compartments on the side or a lot of pockets for drinks, phones, keys & stuff?
Is it durable? – Well stitched? Waterproof? Fade resistant? Is it well insulated -Does it keep your drinks cool? Do you regularly strip off when it gets too hot? You need a bag to hold these layers if you don’t want to carry a hoodie around with you.
These are some of the things we will answer in our reviews below.
This list is not based on price and that’s why you’ll see lots of real cheap and some expensive options in my top 20.
One of the best quality bags that has everything, comfort, space and build quality. Upfront this is not a cheap bag. The Trooper (next on the list) is a much more affordable and yet brilliant option.
The Ranger will get you through a full day on the course with aplomb. Ventilation is great – the bag is engineered to be cool on hot days and provide all day comfort thanks to its velvety back support and hybrid poly-nylon fabric.
The straps are so comfortable, this bag hugs you and fits like a glove. You can a Walkstool in a collapsable holster or use it to carry another water container. Naturally you can attach an umbrella instead of a stool. But a large brolly maybe not.
There is also a towel clip. You can use the large top compartment for holding your discs or hold any layers you shed on the course.
Store your bug spray, wallet and personal items in the 2 side pockets. You’ll fit an iPhone Max or Samsung Ultra in there. On the other side theres a slot for a mini and 2 pencil holders.
Take 20 discs with you in the main compartment and 2 in the side. Enough for any pro on the course.
The side disc holder let you carry your go to driver or main mid so you don’t have to open the bag. Pretty cool.
There’s a cool little slide in pocket on the front flap which you can use as an utility disc holder. Or store your junior mini marker in there for quick access.
Once the flap is open tuck it inside the bag and attach it via velcro strips. It stops the flap covering up your discs when the zipper is open.
If you’ve paid your dues with smaller shoulder bags you won’t be disappointed with the upgrade. Now all you need is a Zuca Cart and you’ve hit the executive class.
The main department has a removable divider you can use to separate your disc from clothes or any other items you want to store in the main bag if you aren’t running it with full disc capacity.
To maximize disc space take out the divider and you’ll fit an extra disc it there.
The Ranger stands to attention with ease. It has really strong well padded walls and thick padding on the top. It has no problem staying upright when it is carrying a full load and its 5 rounded feet keep the fabric away from soggy slopes.
A cool comfort feature is the bag had horizontal pads with gaps in between them which reduce the contact points on your back. This allows air to circulate freely which helps you stay cool on scorching summer days.
These horizontal strips also help the bag to sit on your upper back more and reduce the bags weight, especially on the lumbar spine. If your back fatigues early this mitigates some of that as you play your round.
There is a carry handle on the top which is attached to the straps, this is a great position as it keeps it out of the way. Its there when you need it but is nicely tucked out of the way when you don’t.
Cool Colors -Cobalt blue has to be seen in the flesh to appreciate, Sandstone & Heather Charcoal.
Alternative Options – For similar but less cost see Dynamic Discs Trooper at a quarter of the price (reviewed next) , you’ll lose the luxury options but still able to pack over 20 discs. See also Westside Discs Noble Backpack (reviewed below), not as stylish or comfortable and slightly more expensive and with less color options.
Budget Serious – expensive close to $170 unless on sale
Pros – Sandstone looks exceptionally good. Waterproof bases and feet keep your bag and contents dry.You can fit close to 30 discs in the Ranger once you utilize the side pockets, top compartment and the flap.
Cons – priced at close to $200 its out of reach for lots of people. Top pocket is not waterproof, not a feature usually on backpacks, but a water resistant liner would be appreciated at this price if you are holding drinks in there.
Large mid-range discs can feel the pinch inside the main compartment, another inch of headroom would have made this bag even better.
A get-around is to use an insulated ice pack and make sure your bottle lid is on tight.
Umbrella holder is small so don’t pack an extra large sports brolly.
A well priced bag for the features it provides by the famed Dynamic discs. A sturdy well made backpack that can hold over 20 discs and hold everything you need for a full day of disc golf.
Dynamic sells this for just under $40 and it packs a lot into its 17 inch frame and still manages to weigh in at a light 2 pounds, well 4 oz under 2 pounds to be exact.
It has 3 pockets on the outside to handle your keys, snacks and scorecard. 2 of them are hidden on the sides and you can actual fit a golden retriever and a small towel in there at the same time. And that’s just in one of them.
You can also clip a towel with a loop on top of the bag or use it for bag tags.
You can fit a junior disc and a mini marker in the other one and you’re pretty much rocking with everything you could possibly need to play on the course.
The upper compartment can handle up to 4 discs or you could just use it to carry some of your layers. It has a lot of space. It also has a zipper mesh pocket inside to hold flat items like scorecards.
You can fit up to 18 discs in the main section.
The main compartment flap has velcro on the back so you can keep it open and attach it inside the bag.
This medium sized backpack can pull you out of a jam if you are playing stretches into the evening. You can pull out some layers or switch to glow plastic discs. There’s enough room in the bag to pack for these scenarios.
It also has 2 D rings on the top to attach bag tags or towels and the straps are wide with adequate padding to carry all day in comfort.
Budget Friendly – very affordable bag around $40
Pros– water bottle has drawstring to keep it securely locked in. The last thing you want is your stuff bouncing about and distracting you as you walk.
Theres even plenty of wiggle room even with a 32 oz insulated bottle. Can go larger!
Bag is squat which helps it stay upright. Has a lot of capacity for discs and clothing + accessories. A cheap way to come fully loaded for a round of disc golf.
Nice grip handle – thick and padded. Can handle 18-20 discs and leave you room for your comforts.
Cons – could have done with more external pockets to hold your items. The bottom could be more padded or reinforced.
Size matters sometimes – If the main bag was 20 inches instead of 17 it would make getting discs out easier once your bag is full. Sometimes you have to wiggle your disc out or take 3 or 4 out to make way when its packed tight. It’s get tighter if the putter pouch is full.
D rings are plastic so they won’t cope with anything too heavy.
Zippers could be more robust, would help keep them intact for the long run.
The options when it comes to carrying discs are go big, go medium go small, or go get a cart and chuck everything in.
Go light, get out fast and leave without a fuss with this little budget friendly sling bag by Westside Discs. It can pack 12 discs, has a zipper mesh pocket inside the flap for all your bits, and can hold a large water bottle.
Is this the fastest gun in the West-side? -Access to your discs is quick, just pull apart the snap on buttons on the flap, so yes its quick to access. Discs have enough headroom and don’t sit too deeply in the bag as its only 11 inches tall.
You can cram more discs in this shoulder bag than 10, you might not be able to close the bag but they won’t fall out as the main compartment is snug.
The bag is so small you can even attach it to your belt by running it through the supplied loops. It’s tiny- 13 x 11.5 inches and weighs nothing (0.3 KG).
It will safely hold a 24 oz tall boy, but struggles with larger tumblers.
Budget Friendliest – so cheap its practically for free
Pros – With this sling bag you can leave home with all the essentials in place, namely your discs and some liquid refreshment. Snaps are much quicker to open than zippers.
Enough space to get a good game in with plenty of discs when you don’t want a large bag. Tough grade but light canvas material. Water proof lining.
Has all you need when you don’t want to pack food and lots of refreshments. Belt loop is cool when you don’t want to set your bag down and pick it up constantly.
Cons – Water holder isn’t insulated. Won’t hold a large hydro or yeti. The bag has no luxuries, naturally.
What a bag. Competition ready, Well designed, comfortable, and the discs are laid out in a neat descending order reminiscent of a record shop. Well, 4 of them anyway.
It would have been nice if you could have fitted more of the discs in this way but that would have called for a wider bag or something that stretched to 6 feet tall. Not very practical!
But you can fit another 10 at least beside the cooler pouch. You can comfortably fit a 4 pack in there with some ice. Maybe though it’s not wise to bring beer on a professional course.
This bag weighs 4 pounds and if you are going to pack a load of stuff it will get heavy. It’s well supported and padded so the load is spread quite well so it won’t pummel you into the ground.
The bottom is reinforced which makes the commander stand to attention. It provides it with a really sturdy feeling of quality.
It’s also a nice bag to take on hiking expeditions. Especially as it has a chair strap that you can attach a folding seat to naturally, which may come hand when you want to chill and pontificate at the top of a summit.
There are 2 tall vertical zipped pockets running along each side of the bag. there is ample room for all your small to medium items and even some rain proofs.
You can store 2 water bottles quite neatly on the side pouches plus there’s 2 mini zippers to hold any small items you don’t want to fall out of your pants pockets.
This bag is stretches beyond $150, so it is what it is price wise, but you are paying for quality. A lot of cheaper bags carry more discs but the commander does it with style and packs a good sized cooler.
Budget Serious – You gotta love the sport and refreshments , circa $170
Pros – spacious, really comfortable, ergonomically designed and extremely durable. Extra padding on the back stops a fully loaded bag pulverising your bones.
Strap for attaching a fold up chair or umbrella.
Won’t fall over – The Commander also stands upright when you set it down.
Great access to use, especially in the top main compartment.
Cons – Although the bag is well laid out and caters for gear, food and refreshments one downsize of the cooler department and disc layout is the capacity is limited to 10 discs in the main compartment and 6 in the sides.
A 4 pound bag without anything packed in it yet is going to be heavy for some people. unless you are used to army patrols or have a bit of bulk it can get wearisome especially on those days when you are just lacking oomph.
My favorite little sling bag. A small 10 disc bag that rocks. This bag is lighter than air weighing only 80z. Its sturdy though with hefty stitching, but not really meant for anything heavy.
You can detach the strap and attach it to your belt with loops if you prefer not to sling it.
Has a padded strap and this bag won’t tax you around the course you’ll only be carrying 8-10 discs at a time, maybe a large water bottle and your keys and stuff. The strap is padded anyway for extra comfort.
If you like to play fast and light your’e not going to be able to grab your discs much quicker than with one of these tote bags. Discs are always at arms length.
Theres no fiddling with velcro or straps, just yank the magnetic sleeve open and you’re in.
Sometimes you can pack too much. Too much clutter and stuff that you don’t need. You don’t always need to go full on survivalist commando. Light can be JUST RIGHT.
The price point makes this bag very beginner friendly. It is low cost and is another perfect companion for someone trying out disc golf to see if they are gonna stick around for the long game.
Compared to – the Throwback Sack coming up next, this is a much better grab and go bag. The Throwback has the cooler but thats a pillion pouch bag – a little bag with a big add-on. Which is a whole different story.
Budget Friendly – Usually mid $20’s
Pros – water resistant, uber lightweight, minimalist design. Holds 2 putter up front. Won’t get in your way around the course.
Cons – Gets very cramped after 7 discs are inside. Especially if you have 2 putters in the front. Bag can fall over quite a bit when you try and stand it up. I usually have it on it’s side so its just the way it is to me, cheap and lightweight- it can’t have everything.
Magnetic buttons have been reported to fail by a minority of folks after a while. I’m not having that problem but its something i’m gonna keep and eye out for so i can neither confirm nor deny.
This bag is not for carrying anything heavy, the strap is too narrow and lightweight for that. So if you want to leave out a few discs and carry a couple of beverages you should look for something else as the material and strap are very thin.
By Throwback Sports the sack is a little 15 disc pouch bag with a 6 can cooler compartment. A small bag with big appeal. It’s my favorite small cooler bag to use.
You can pick it up for roughly $60. It hits that mid-tier spot where you are moving out of the budget end into something with a lot more features and options. Read on to see if its worthy.
Attach your Naglene 32 oz or Thermoflask on the side. Also comes with a pencil holder and wallet pockets and towel clip. It has a 12 month warranty and has a very comfortably strap and thick padded back.
If you have the cooler packed you’ll want to start draining it’s contents pretty fast as theres not much room in the bag once is crammed.
The bottom is reinforced but the side pockets aren’t, but the bag is so small and compact it doesn’t lose its shape. It has plastic feet on the bottom to keep it planted and they actually work.
If you are carrying a fully loaded bag it can also tax your shoulder over 18 holes unless you can lighten your load round the first 9 holes. That’s the difference between this and a larger double strapped backpack, backpacks distribute the load over 2 shoulders.
You can attach backpack straps to the 4 connections if weight becomes an issue for you.
There is plenty of room for discs. Bag Hack – If you push the dividers to the side you can squeeze 13 or 14 discs in there. You can hold a putter in the front compartment, 2 would be a stretch, so for a small bag like this to hold 14 discs its excellent value for money.
Obviously there are some cons that the Throwback Sack has which are mentioned below, but they aren’t really a deal breaker if you don’t need a fully packed cooler.
I like to use this bag with just a few items in the cooler some food and refreshments and carry 15 discs in it.
Budget Value – Around 60 dollars its not a bargain but has a lot of features
Compared to the Disc Living bag above this is a bit more of a burden to carry and isn’t as convenient when you want to pack fast and travel light. It does have a higher disc capacity though so if that’s what you need and a cooler in a compact size then this is the bag for you.
Pros – Can accommodate 6 x 32 oz cans. Dense padding on back which stops cooler contents annihilating your hips. Bag Can fit 14 discs and not 12 as advertised.
Cons – Can not really fit 6 tall boys without straining the liner. Switch to 12 oz cans or 4 tall boys instead. Not fully waterproof. If you like to switch between disc golf and ultimate frisbee the larger UF discs won’t fit in.
Discs beside the cooler can pick up condensation and moisture if they are beside an ice pack or freezing cooler can.
On a fully loaded bag the strap can dig into your shoulder.
How this rugged little pouch lets you sling up to 14 discs inside is a wonder. Plus you can attach a 32 Oz bottle to the side. A small thing with big appeal. This is a great little disc bag when you just want to grab and go.
When you don’t need to bring a ton of gear and just want to get out and play. Go minimal.
You can also store a mini bluetooth speaker beside the water bottle on the side. Crank out some tunes while you play.
This is a great bag for beginners but it’s more than just a starter bag. If you know your way around a disc golf course you’ll appreciate it when you want to get a quick round of 9 in, or when you just want to go lite.
Budget Smiley – Usually just over $30 its a step above the low end of the market
Pros – This dinky little sling bag has 3 disc compartments to organize your discs which you can also collapse if you don’t have a full bag.
Bungee cord to keep smaller water bottles snug.
Good bag to have when you need to travel light in a packed car or plane. Plus you still can fit in a 32 oz hydro flask or taller hiking bottle.
Good bag for new players who don’t have a load of discs and want something light. Magnetic collapsible pockets are a great idea, you can fold them away when you don’t need them.
Cons – Accessories pockets are a little on the small size and the mesh pockets are very tight so they are really only designed for small electronics, keys and the like.
Using a taller water bottle can cause the bag to fall over, unless there is a tree to hang it onto it can get annoying – the trick is don’t use a tall tumbler. It prefers chunkier bottles.
If you’re using the putter pouch, your putter can get stuck on the closing magnets.
Is this bag still relevant (answered below) with the Pro Core 2 waiting in the wings to be released?
Latitude 64 make absolutely gorgeous looking Disc Golf bags. From their budget friendly Base & Swift range right through to their more expensive luxury E2 & E4 range. This bag sits comfortably in the middle. Great comfort, capacity, quick disc access and indestructible material.
Designed to sit on your upper back to take stress of the vulnerable lower back lumbar region the Core pro bag not only looks classy it is classy.
The Pro is an update from the Core bag and its structure gets beefy up a bit and it stores more discs.
It has all the usual slots up top for holding more discs, a stay open velcro flap for the main compartment allows you to quickly access your discs. Has an elasticated pocket on the top side for a mini.
You can fit roughly 18 discs in the main compartment and there is an inner pocket to store your precious items. and two large cargo style side pockets.
The top pocket holds a lot- you can fit 4 putters in there or use it to carry your accessories. You’ll have to slot a water bottle in the top side pockets or use the 2 lower zipper pockets and keep them open. Can leave a bit of residue in your bag if the rains on and you’re bottle isn’t filling the slot.
Has stiffened plastic plates inside the lining to keep the bag upright. Just looking at the picture above you can just see and feel the robustness and chunky all round padding.
Budget Value – around $70-90 (depends on offers) it could go lower when the Pro Core 2 is released- getting into higher territory, but this bag packs lots of punch for its weight
Pros – High grade zippers, sturdy feet on bottom to match overall rugged build. Padded back for comfort during long playing days. Compact and lightweight for a backpack weighing in at 3.5 pounds.
Bags folds for easy travel and storage. Tough all weather resistant material built to last the long term. Tie downs for retrievers, folding stool or umbrella.
Cons – No tailor built water bottle holder on the outside. If you use the lower pockets you can run the risk of leakages. Run with the top slots and you can make the bag top heavy. Use the top zipper compartment and you sacrifice quick access to water.
Rubber pads on bottom too small to keep bottom of bag getting muddy. Only has a single disc separator so you’ll have to use some padding, maybe a disc towel or something smaller to stop discs moving about if you’re not running a full bag.
Large & insulated Just like we love it! Is this a disc golf bag or a drinks cabinet? Party on. Not much use to me as i don’t drink anyway, but yeah for sure it can pack a lot of alco free drinks as well.
I like the way you can cram the cooler on the bottom full of upright cans and still fits 16 or so discs in the top compartment. The U-shaped zipper means you have a great visual on your discs.
It also makes them easy to grab and if you’ve fully packed the cooler department the top section has 3 hardened inserts to keep it upright and stop getting wedged by your mini drinks cabinet, or I mean cooler compartment.
The cooler is lined with PEVA so if your cans sprout a leak the rest of your bag won’t suffer.
But back to disc golf there are enough ergonomics to make sure you can concentrate ion your game play with top tier zipper pockets on the side to hold your scorecard, birdie bag, pencils and personal items such as keys and there’s a nifty little phone holding sleeve.
You also get a dual putter pocket on the lower tier side pocket plus a wide neck drinks holder and needles to say another two pockets for carrying small beverages (obviously aimed at beer cans) or water bottles on the top side.
It’s 19.5 x 12 inches tall so will be a good fit if you have a cart or small auto. It also want totally dwarf you when you are carrying it.
Budget Stretcher – Around $100 – Can you live without this party bag that is the question?
Pros – the extra large cooler is massive. If you and the boys like to frolf or DG on a beach this thing will keep all up to 24 beverages chilled. Can also be used for carting Tall Ball Koozies.
Cons – One of the main cons is its party piece – this thing is aimed at the party animal? How can you seriously party raucous style on a disc golf course? Unless its private and there aren’t that many about.
Who needs 24 cans? Unless you want to be the group water boy.
If you don’t have the cooler fully loaded the discs up top can flop down and fall out if you have the zipper open.
This product review is going to be short and to the point. And sometimes that’s all you need. I like this bag, i like it a lot.
If you like a backpack but think they are a little bit too big or heavy this hits that in-between sweet spot. The Power Shot from Athletico can easily hold 20 discs. Its deceptively spacious. Made of tough rain resistant polyester, it has like all good backpacks should – a lumbar support and padded straps. it’s also as light as a feather.
You’ll fit more than 20 discs in if you like squeezing 2 discs in each putter pocket. You can also remove the main disc divider at the bottom as it’s attached with velcro. So your disc golf bag can double up as all utility bag if you want.
It’s only 18 inches tall so it won’t drag you about the course like a rag doll. The tough lightweight mesh keeps the bag well vented. Reinforced feet stop it falling over.
This is a no fuss lightweight bag with enough compartments for your discs, drinks and scorecards including a stool or umbrella holder. When you’ve loaded your discs there’s plenty of room for your bug spray, food and extra clothing layers. Pencil holders will stop you getting jabbed or breaking your lead tips.
Its also built in the U.S. so you won’t have too much quibbles invoking your 12 month warranty if something goes wrong.
It’s laid out in the traditional backpack stance with 3 hanging putter pockets inside the main compartment. One thing about these bags is they make finding your discs easy, and the Power Shot doesn’t break this rule. Bottom pockets allow to you attach a tri leg.
Backpack Comparison -It comes higher up the list than the Fitatic bag because of its price point, comfort and comparable features. It’s usually retails just below the $40 mark.
It beats Dynamic Discs Cadet Bag as it holds more discs and feels snug on your back. Even more so when you tighten the straps. The side pocket is also insulated to keep your drinks bottle chilled.
Budget Buddy – For these features 40 odd dollars is doable
Pros – very good price for a large capacity bag. Lightweight and water bottle holder is insulated to keep your drinks slightly cooler. Water proof fabric. Small enough to carry by the top handle. Beefy stitching – well put together.
Cons – Its got that air mesh design all over the front and back. If you don’t like it, too bad. This is a bit nit picky as this is an outstanding bag for the money, the disc dividers could have a little more separation for distinguishing between drivers and mids. But that’s probably a bit harsh.
Next up here’s a mid to large capacity bag – the best of both worlds that fits players of a more seasoned vintage. That is those who’ve been playing a year or 2. It can hold 17 discs plus it’s extremely low priced usually around the mid $20 mark, unless its on sale.
Its a very light bag that even has two D Rings on the hand strap for attaching a towel. Smart design. The discs sit snug up front plus there are 2 side pockets for water bottles and 2 zippered layers that you can fit some layers and accessories inside.
And painfully don’t bend over or your water bottle will fly out as the mesh don’t tighten.
The discs also settle at the base of the bag so you’ve also more room to stuff some apparel, your wallet, energy snacks and all your other cool disc gold accessories. You can even store 2 discs on the side pockets.
Budget Friendly – A snip that reaches into the mid 20 dollar mark unless on offer
Pros– could have challenged for the best bang for your buck bag. Holds a lot of discs and its lightweight.
Cons– The Cadet takes some squeezing and adjusting to stay bolt upright straight on the ground. And then it falls over. If it falls over and your water bottle leaks that could be a problem. The discs also flail all over the place if the bag tips over. Just like they where shook about by an angry bear.
If you don’t pack some apparel on top of the discs they can crunch and bounce about like a pack of marching ants when this is on your back, especially if you like to power walk. And I do, but without the sound of marching ants ….
And thats why it didn’t pip higher up the list. This list is about picking the perfect bag, not the best value for money bag.
The Adventure Bag from Innova is a lightweight backpack made of 600D Nylon. Sitting in the budget end of the market for backpacks this bag provided some serious value for money and has enough storage and features to get you and your crew through a 18 hole game or even 2 in a row if the need arises.
This bag will easily hold 25 discs and weighs just under 2 pounds. Its a much more sturdy bag than Innovas Huck Pack which is made from the same material. You can easily hold a 32oz bottle in the side pocket holder which you can tie for added security.
There is a cool hidden pocket inside the bottom front of the bag, useful for carrying your phone or other precious items.
It has a loop to carabiner towels, umbrellas, bottle or stools to it. The bottom of the bag is waterproof which is a nice addition in a bag at this price. The straps are adjustable & padded as is the top handle, which you’ll be grabbing a lot unless you prop the bag up at the read with a disc or 2 or something else as its prone to falling over. Incidentally the pricier Innova Superhero doesn’t have a top handle, and misses out on this essential convenience.
All-in-all this is a great bag for someone who doesn’t want to pay upmarket prices. You’ll miss the padding and the bags ability to stand tall (may get covered in mud and sand), but you’ll get plenty of space and adequate pockets that deliver the basics and that bit more, all in a comfortable to carry backpack.
Budget Advance – the budget is pushed out of the economy bracket, though just barely but its worth it
Pros – Some value at just under $40, bag is so light and comfortable you can use it as 1 strap sling bag. 4 zippered pockets provide plenty of room for extras.
Cons – bag is prone to falling flat on its face, discs are hard to get in and out when running it at full capacity (main flap doesn’t open that far), bottom of bag is not reinforced strongly (another reason why it keeps tipping)
This is an economy bag from MVP with mid-tier appeal. There are not many bags of this quality for around $25 that can get you storage to hold 20+ discs with 3 large bottles and a holder for a 32 oz bottle. And it has a drawstring, a simple drawstring to securely tighten your bottle in, and shamefully some more expensive brands don’t have this feature which must cost 3 cent at the manufacturing stage.
It doesn’t have dividers for the discs, but at this price who cares. If you run with 14-16 in it they will fit together quite snugly and not fall over. Now this bag would make a nice upgrade from someone used to a sling bag who wants to venture into the backpack world for more storage and disc capacity.
The walls and internal structure aren’t reinforced but thats what keeps the price so low. Unless you are planting the bag on hilly terrain it sits up quite well. But turn the bag around on a hill and it stands.
Budget babe – A heck of a lot of value for just over $20
Pros – wonderfully cheap, great storage options, straps provide adequate comfort levels
Cons – there shouldn’t be many at this price but to mention why you’d opt for a different bag would be to have an insulated bottle holder, if you want to run at full disc capacity you’ll have to use the top compartment for about 6 discs, and cram about 14 in the main compartment- and the downside is you lose some space up top for apparel, food, towels….
Also not a lot of padding or reinforcement in this bag. But hey who’s complaining?
This bag is great for days when you don’t want to carry lots of discs, When you want to go light. Light this bag is but it is not overly light on disc space. You can get about 15 discs in here if you really want. The Slinger costs around $25 and there is an upgrade the “deluxe” version that has beefed up the cloth, added a carabiner and it’ll hold an extra couple of discs but that’s about it.
The Slinger is designed for travelling light. Sometimes having less discs is better for your game. It forces you to strip down and focus on your throws, the old adage less is more works if you try it. Choose 8 of your best discs and 2 putters and off you go.
Naturally there is a smaller zippered pockets to hold your wallet and essential items plus a slot for a 32oz bottle. Pick a shoulder and adjust the strap clip to hang on the left or right. And off you go. The bag sits at an angle across your back so you can leave the zipper open a bit to access your discs faster and due to the angle they won’t fall out when your walking.
This bag holds your essentials nothing more nothing less. Its so cheap its good to have along with a bigger backpack for the days you want to go large. This is for the days you want to go light and get it right.
Budget Babe – under $25 usually the ability to carry discs and a few items is appealing
Pros – lightweight small bag that manages 12 discs with ease, light enough to carry in one hand, affordable, padded strap makes 10 discs in the bag and a water bottle feel lighter than air, can clip on a towel to the double eye holes, drawcord on water bottle keeps it secured
Cons – not a lot of storage for a large lunch, if you like a lot of discs this is out, this bag works better going light so 8 discs and a bit of room for some extra items and the bag is getting full, zipper can get stuck
Breaking with tradition I’ve listed the pros and cons first, just to cut to the chase.
Pros – It can hold 45 discs – if you can afford to fill it up. Or you can grab a bunch of buddies and cram in all your discs together. You just won’t get more discs in any other bag. Loads of colour options from camo, charcoal, green navy, black, red and even pink.
Has a strap to sling it across the shoulders.
Good for working on your aces.
Cons – this bag is so wide. It is good for one thing and one thing only – to crank out discs from one spot, then bagging them up again and launching another load of discs.
The phone pocket won’t hold a larger iPhone or Android. I’ve also found when I’m packing a full bag some discs can run off line as the runner doesn’t stretch the entire width of the bag. This can put a bit of pressure on a few of the end discs.
So be in mind you don’t warp a few discs when its full, don’t put your prized babies at the end. The plastic disc insertions are also a bit fiddly to adjust, I have this problem with camera bags as well so maybe that’s a me thing.
This grip bag is too wide and impractical to make use of in a competitive game of DG. But there’s a clue in the name – practice bag.
How many people really need to chuck 45 discs out at a time? When practising I like to pick a spot and crank out 4 or 5 discs then go and pick them up, with a nice satisfied feeling if I’ve hit my mark or a feeling of rage if not.
Which i quickly forget on my next throw.
Apart from an insulated water bottle storage there’s not much room for anything else only discs. Which may or not be no bad thing.
What do you need this for?
So for competitive disc golf rounds you won’t want to buy this. I’m aware that this has been a really negative review of the Prodigy V2. But it does excel like its name suggests for practice sessions.
Especially if you are playing mono. It lets you work on so many aspects of your game. You can experiment with distance, accuracy, extreme hyzers, forearm meathooks or just chuck all 45 discs at your basket.
Or you can spend some time breaking in your new discs in an open field or lot near home.
What is has got going for it is its water resistant and rip proof. If you don’t have a disc rack at home you can use this to store up to 45 discs and 30 putters. Good to grab this bag with a friend and a basket and head to the beach or field near you.
Budget Keen – Around $30 its a great price
This bag starts off ticking all the right boxes. It can support a hefty 45 pounds of weight so it won’t be troubled by holding 30 discs of your choosing. The side pockets can hold not one but 2 large 24oz bottles.
Looks cool in classic black Nylon but if blacks not your thing theres desert or woodland camouflage as options. Has 11 pockets in total for all your stuff and a removable disc divider.
For your comfort it has extra wide lightly padded shoulder straps and a padded back, although some extra padding around the shoulder straps would have been appreciated.
If you want to add more items on to your already bulging backpack there’s 4 side straps for rigging up towels or stools. One of them has an adjustable tie down so you can secure your umbrella or anything else tightly.
The bag also comes loaded with side pockets deep enough to hold a 3-4 cans per side.
Disc access is good and you adjust the 2 capacity hanging putter pocket (just above the main disc holder) to your liking sliding it closer to the top of the bag or deeper inside if you prefer.
You can also store 2 putters in the front pockets.
The bag has 2 inserts to slide into the sides of the bag. Although there are no instructions to tell you this. These help the bag stay upright so without them in properly your backpack will flop over.
You’ll receive the bag flat packed at first. So make sure should slide the insides in correctly. They go inside 2 velcro pockets.
If you want to you can add your name or stickers or club patches to a customizable name card so no one steals or accidentally saunters off with your bag.
A nice little feature is the mini pocket inside the side pocket for holding you phone or other electronics. Nothing as annoying as trying to find your phone in amongst all your other stuff. Oh and it’s made of soft anti-scratch material to protect your screens.
This is a well thought out bag that even has pencil holder beside the side pockets that have been designed to stop the lead from breaking. Clever.
The bag is pretty pricey from what looks to be a clone of a Grip backpack. Which is why it’s also sold under the brand name Huju Bag.
Which does smack a bit of Chinese multi-brand basic clones. But saying that this is not a cheaply made imitation product.
Budget Step Up – You get a lot of capacity and quality. if you are ready to step up your game its worth the investment
Pros – plenty of room and compartments to split up your apparel, food and accessories. Discs are easily accessed with spaced dividers. Has a detachable rain cover and sturdy rails and rubber pads to support the bottom. Can survive a long tour season.
Cons: only comes in 3 colors – tactical black, and 2 camos. Instructions amiss- buying off Amazon you have to figure out a few things yourself. No biggie if you had a backpack before, but a heads up would be nice.
Seems to be a clone of many other U.S. brand name products.
Also quite pricey some stores offering it for $125 and over. For that i think i want more brand for my money.
Yes its a towel, yes its a pouch – yes it for beginners, or novelty likers, and yes disc capacity is small. Oh, and it may be a hat. You can also hang it on an existing bag loop via the d rings.
So if you are a real sweaty guy or gal, not throwing judgements on anyone, a 3 disc towel bag might suit you well.
The fact is this is more of a disc cleaner and not for personal use. So it’s a nice addition to a larger bag. You just load your dirty disc inside and let the textured cotton clean your disc. Rub it from the outside and keep your hands clean.
Saves you getting out a pack or wipes or dipping into your dudes.
So its not a disc carrier really, you get 3 discs – that’s 1 driver, 1 putter and 1 mid-range. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for options.
Do you buy into the name? Towch is a combination of Towel & Pouch. TOWCH. Clever branding aside or not, and who really cares?
One place where i can see this working if if you’re bag doesn’t have a big enough putter pocket like the Rogue Iron sling bag. Or maybe you’ve none at all, so slip this baby onto your bag or fanny pack.
Budget Friendly – Not going to break the bank at just over 10 bucks
Pros – looks cool (cool stamp), feels nice and soft on the outside and doubles as a putter pocket. Comes in a lot of crazy colors like Yummy Yellow, Galactic Green and Nautical Navy.
Is machine washable, and being cotton won’t shrink if you wash it cold. Hang it on the line with a disc inside to retain its shape.
Cons – tries to do a lot- doubles as a hat, putter pouch, you and attachment to your bag or belt courtesy of the carabiners.
The Noble by WDs is a piece of class, double period. It can hold 22 discs with ease. This bag is costly so if you are just a casual hobbyist you have too much money to spare if you buy it.
You can fit up to 4 discs on the side which is a handy feature to keep your main go to discs handy. Also has dual insulated water bottle holders on the side which is a game changer for me on thirsty days.
This bag is luxury, its one of the best built backpacks on my list.Its well put together, solid as a rock and though it weighs 5 pounds its so comfy you wouldn’t think it. The straps are extra wide and well padded.
It has 4 zipper pockets on the side before you even get into the main bag, and two of them are extra large. The main bag is split up really well with a putter pouch and 2 deep top pouches just below that for more discs.
There’s a disc pouch on the outside front for your best loved disc. You can also attach and secure stools, towels or apparel on several fabric loops. You can even attach items to the straps- just loop your sweatshirt or disc towel (Towch) through it.
You can clip your stool on the side and secure it with adjustable straps which stops it swinging all over the place.
Who is this aimed at? Advanced players that like to carry multiples of the same disc. So you know already what discs you like to play with but maybe some are a bit more stable or understable than others, a bit more beat in, or brand new. The noble will let you pack ’em in comfort and style.
The top pocket is spacious enough for a couple of sweatshirts or a rain jacket or you can flat stack a good 7 or so discs on top of each other instead. The putter pouch at the very top can fit 2 discs in easily, you can stretch it to 3.
Alternatives Backpacks – Dynamic Discs Ranger – $15 cheaper and more comfy, for less luxury and a $130 saving choose the Trooper (No 2 on our list)
Budget Breaker – amazing bag but you need to be serious about DG before parting with close to $200 of your hard earned cash
Pros – can fit 2 Nalgene 30 ouncers on the sides. XL zipper pockets on the side. Grab handle on top feels indestructible and has lots of padding. Water pr0of base with 5 big plastic feet to keep the bag upright and the main fabric away from muddy soil.
Extra padding at the bottom of the bag is great for your lumbar region. really a game changer if you’re on a course with lots of slopes.
Side pockets have elastic bands to stop your keys jingling about or secure your phone. It has cool little side pockets that let you slide items inside such as disc retrievers, speakers or pens.
Also has a snack pouch pocket that you can stuff with your energy bars, alternative healthy options are advisable as well.
Cons – Very little cons with this bag so i’m going to be a little picky. Close to $200 its not really a snip. The water bottle holder could have a bungie to tighten it, it’s a bit loose as its wide fitting and its not too tall.
You don’t want to keep checking behind you to see if your bottle fell out if you aren’t packing something tall.
Wide load- this bag is 20 inches wide when you pack the sides wider still.
Color -Limited to black. I don’t always feel like a black man.
If you can bypass these small moot points and have the budget you’re gonna love this bag.
Quirky little shoulder bag that is marketed as having room for your lunch. Fade also have a cut down version of this bag named the Lite. It competes with the likes of the Rogue Iron & Disc Living’s sling bags.
You can pack small but still bag 12 discs and 2 putters. With a slot for a mini marker and zippered pockets for your stash the Crunch has got you covered.
This bag is still comfortable with a padded shoulder strap. If you like to carry a towel you can clip one on. Comes with a velcro disc divider to separate your discs.
If you have a small frame and love little tote bags you can’t go too far wrong with this.
There is an optional shoulder strap with rainfly accessory to accompany this bag they called the Weatherguard which is a 4- point strap harness with rainfly and poncho. it is kinda expensive though at 40 bucks or so.
I like Fade, I mean I like their ethos. They are a fun company, they make good bags with good funnily named colors (see below). Hilariously they say they’ve tested their bags toughness by slamming it against trees and running it over with cars.
Well i believe them cause they offer 12 months warrant to back up their claims.
Budget Borderline – If you really like the Fade Lite but want a tougher version you’ll maybe choose this
Pros – Lightweight 20oz and strong. Insulated pocket holds a 1L drink. 11 Colors to choose; Way Green, Sky Blue, Pumpkin (pictured above), Gray, Fuschia, Electric Lime, Dirt Brown, Camo, Blueberry, Blood Red, Black.
Side pockets are elevated to minimize wear and tear. It has tiny little feet underneath and the bottom is reinforced to help keep the bag upright. It does this to a really good degree most of the time, depends how many discs you are carrying and what size of water bottle you’re packing.
Has card key clip and towel clip.
Cons – rainfly/shoulder straps takes this from being a cheap bag to an expensive bag which fails to compete with bigger rain resistant backpacks with more disc capacity and supportive straps like Dynamic Discs Trooper, the Power Shot from Athletico or for this kind of money you can buy Throwback Sports Sack bag and get a cooler!
Shoulder pad is sewn to the strap so you can’t adjust it forwards or backwards.
The Fade Lite comes in 11 different colors, its called Lite for a reason. Not just because it weights a meagre 11oz, but this no frills bag is designed to get you on the course with no fuss. You 12 discs and a water bottle. Game on!
This bear-bones bag like its bigger brother the crunch looks jut like a lunch bag, with its big main zippered pocket. Its designed for 10 discs in the main, but i’ve seen people cram up to 14 with ease, and 2 putters in the front pocket.
The disc divider is sewn into the fabric which you may or may not like as you can’t move it. You can fit a 1L bottle on the side which is insulated.
Budget Friendly – Just under $20 usually it won’t break the bank
Pros – tough double stitched polyester, easy to clean, great starter bag or
Cons– Won’t hold a Nalgene, can’t take separator out. Short strap might not suit larger individuals with elongated limbs.
The Huck Pack is a cheap and cheerful lightweight backpack from Infinite. It has 2 large insulated water bottle holders capable of holding 2 32 oz bottles with ease, in fact it will fit a 40 oz. It has has 3 outer pockets. This bag can hold an impressive 22 discs. All in all not bad for a small bag that sits usually under $40.
With regards to disc capacity the top quiver pocket can hold 4 putters and the main compartment touted to hold 18. But thats with a bit of a squeeze. Beginners are going to love this bag, it has padded straps and a padded back panel and has enough space to store all your discs and valuables for a good 18 rounds with plenty of water to spare. With a mini marker slot and a pocket for your pencil, your game is sorted.
Trooper vs The Huck
Infinite Discs have set this bag up against DD Trooper, which is one of my all time fav bags and is No 2 on this list. The Huck Pack is good, but not quite that good. They have about the same disc capacity but the Trooper is better built and in my opinion much better looking.
The Huck definitely wins against the Trooper in the weight department, shedding serious grams with its Nylon structure. But to get your discs with ease I’d recommend only stacking 14 or 15 discs in the main, this bag is a bit more cramped in the middle than the Trooper.
Budget Right – Well Worth the price.
Pros – 600D Cordura Nylon lightweight, durable, well padded straps, holds a 32oz Nalgene or Hydroflask, or 36oz Yeti, good investment before moving on to more expensive bags
Cons – zipper very light grade, top of the bag can droop if you don’t have putters propping it up, not a lot of padding, no specific slot for umbrella or disc dividers, Nylon can rip if you catch it on something sharp or raggedy, basic storage options
Another Tournament or field bag makes the top 30. It doesn’t hold as many discs as the Prodigy V2 bag. This bag has been designed to fit the MPV Rover Disc Cart.
This bag is tougher than the original, its made the upgrade to 900D Polyester. It has a single strap but you can expand it to a backpack harness. The single strap is a bit on the wimpy and uncomfortable side if you are running a heavy bag. An X Ray strap or the backpack harness would balance it better. There are 4 slots to hook up your own straps.
With 2 big bag side pockets (with inner pockets inside) this bag makes a good choice for a long practice day or for some tournament action. The bottom of the bag is reinforced so you can expect this bag to last for a long time.
I wouldn’t have it out every day as i find its too limited and hasn’t enough options for an all round play day with a bit of recreation. Its strength is also its weakness, it is specified as a competition or practice bag. That’s good and both bad.
Budget Debate – Is this work the mid $30s price tag, look at the section above and make the decision.
Pros – strong velcro dividers, tough material, good access to discs
Cons – shoulder strap is uncomfortable especially if you’re carrying 20-25 discs. Needs some heavier padding. Bottle holder has no drawstring to tighten, bad if you aren’t carrying a large bottle.
I’m sure everyones seen the stand out watermelon colored Shuttle backpack by Axiom. If the tropical incarnation doesn’t suit your bonny, there are 5 other “normal” colors to choose from.
Starting at around $25 the Shuttle has a 25 disc capacity. It can hold a 32 oz tall bottle ora 64 oz Yeti in the side pocket and nicely comes with a drawstring in case you have to secure something a little bit smaller. Talking about smaller this bag is about the same size as a normal backsack, but it still manages to get great storage capacity.
One drawback is its a little tight to get wider putters in and out of the top pocket. You can still fit about 6 discs in there, 14 at a squeeze in the main compartment and another 4 in the side pocket.
As the bag is so compact its great at sitting upright. Axiom have done a great job considering it is not overly padded.
Budget Friendly – such a good cheap bag with great capacity for anyone who doesn’t want to pay expensive for same disc capacity but more luxuries
Pros – a bag that holds 20 odd discs for $25, thats a dollar a disc, whats not to like?, Lightweight just over 1 pound weight and tough
Cons – not a strongly reinforced bag obviously for the price, zippers are cheap. Overloading it with discs causes it to fall over as it has minimal supports, due to lack of padding sides have a tendency to collapse, compartments also have no insulation to prevent leaks and keep your refreshments cool
This is a mid-sized disc golf bag that can hold up to 18 discs and 6 x 16oz cans in its insulated cooler. Apart from the cooler storage you can also store 2 x 32oz bottles on the sides of this bag. Has 2 small zipper pockets for your phone, keys and wallet.
It also has a zippered mesh bag inside the top flap. This bag even with 6 cans in the cooler can fit 10-12 discs in it, which is plenty for a long day on the course if you know your discs well. This bag would suit intermediate to advanced players who have a need for a lot of chilled hydration and cooled snacks.
If you don’t like to carry a backpack or a water bladder this bag makes for a good choice. It’s compact has a nice strap and if you prefer sling bags this is a bit bigger but easy to manage. Plus it’ll sit up straight due to its low center of gravity.
One drawback is the bag gets too uncomfortable for one shoulder once the bag is run to capacity. There is the option for a backstrap, but that takes it away from a sling bag. The shoulder strap should have been more padded.
Pros – A tonne of disc space to get you through the day combined with an adequate sized cooler, cooler bag can be removed. Good capacity when you don’t want a backpack and want to keep your refreshments cool. Doesn’t fall over.
Cons – can only hold 18 discs if you remove the insulated cooler bag, if you are running a full bag the shoulder strap can get a bit heavy. At approx $60 it isn’t the cheapest bag in the world, it tries to mix cooler and disc capacity too much, needs a bit more cooler capacity to justify the price.
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