Ogio: The perfect bags for the traveling golfer
Ogio, known for its collection of innovative bags and apparel, is making a splash in 2013 with its Recoil Stand Bag, Straight Jacket golf travel bag and Shoester shoe bag.
Have you ever owned any kind of Ogio bag? I've had several Ogio backpacks, which are fantastic for a number of reasons -- for me, it was travel. There were so many pockets for so many different things. Rather than have all your stuff scattered over one or two compartments in a backpack, Ogio made finding things easy. There was a place for sunglasses; a dedicated pocket for valuables; a pocket for your iPod; a pocket for your laptop; etc. Easy access is what it's all about when you're traveling.
Well, we've come to learn, that's pretty much the mantra for all things Ogio.
Here are the particulars on the Recoil Stand Bag bag:
- 14-way Diamond Performance stand top with full length club dividers
- ZBP™ (Zipperless Ball Pocket)
- TORQ™ Strap
- Load equalizing SHOXX™ X4 full suspension system for extreme comfort
- Advanced molded XX shoulder pads
- Low-profile OGIO Ball Silo™
- Cart strap channel
- 6 pockets (5 zippered)
- Weather-resistant fleece lined valuables pocket with cell phone sleeve
- Walking accessible insulated water bottle holster
- Weight: 7.8 Lbs.
For those of you who love to walk, this is a fantastic golf bag. The straps are incredibly comfortable and you have easy access to everything you could possibly need. The Recoil retails for $259.99 and comes in three colors: Madrid, Charcoal and Acid.
The Straight Jacket is Ogio's smaller, sleeker, more compact golf travel bag. It features the following:
- Large main compartment
- Smooth rolling urethane wheels
- Easy entry opening with internal cinch-down straps
- Twin outer pockets for accessories
- Fully padded top
- Fits tour bags and stand bags
- Dimensions: 50" H x 15" W x 15" D
- Weight: 5.8 Lbs.
The Straight Jacket retails for $159.99 -- a steal for a quality golf, travel bag -- and comes in three colors: Madrid, Chrome/Acid and Black.
The best thing about the Straight Jacket is this -- if you're like me and able to travel to some great golf destinations with your clubs in tow, you've probably nocticed once you get to baggage claim, a lot of the golf travel bags look the same. That's not the case with the Straight Jacket. It's easily recognizable, easy to maneuver and it's not bulky like other golf travel bags.
Finally, there's the Shoester shoe bag, which retails for $39.99 and comes in the colors Madrid, Acid and Black.
The Shoester features a carbon-based, anti-microbial interior and can easily be cleaned with a quick wipe down, or thanks to the material inside, a hose even.
Much like the Recoil and Straight Jacket, the Shoester has a sleek look.
All three items are highly recommended for any traveling golfer.
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