Golf Tech Tested
Model: BR D4 Carry Bag
Most of us love to carry our clubs but there are times we need to use a buggy or electric trolley. We also want plenty of pockets for balls, phones, keys, waterproofs etc and dividers so we can organise our clubs. With that in mind James Mason takes Mizuno’s new stand bag on a six course equipment test.
For those who enjoy carrying their golf bag the good news is that the new Mizuno BR-D4 only weighs 2.5kg and comes with 4-way full-length dividers for your clubs and double shoulder straps for easy carrying.
There are plenty of pockets with a magnetic pocket for your golf balls and tees, an insulated cooler pocket, two rain gear/apparel pockets on the right hand side, – one running nearly the length of the bag.
Then there is another pocket below the magnetic pocket which I used for gloves, sunscreen, driver adjustment tool etc, another larger pocket on the left which has two slide in pockets for drink bottles, it also comes with a matching rain hood and umbrella holder.
For those who travel and play golf courses around the world that are golf buggy only, there is a special slot for the buggy’s belt to slide through and secures the bag to the cart perfectly.
Once I had filled the bag with my golf clubs, rain gear, balls, tools, tees, sunscreen, hats and half the kitchen sink, there was still plenty of pocket space left. I know some people hate the individual club dividers so for those of you who fall into that bracket you will love the 4-way full length golf club divider.
Apart from the amazing amounts of pockets I really enjoyed the channel for the cart strap, this has always been a bit of a bugbear when you have to use a buggy but have a stand bag. The new channel lets the belt slip through and secures the bag to the buggy perfectly, while still giving you access to all your pockets.
The other plus was the pocket inside one of the two apparel pockets on the right, where you can put your phone, wallet and car keys. It’s little touches like that I found just made things easier so you don’t spend ages searching through your bag once you have completed your round.
If you want a bag that you can carry as well as use on a cart, that offers so many pockets you will be wondering how you can fill them all and weighs only 2.5kg then this is the bag for you.
RRP: £180 / €199 / $219.99