The Ogio Monster golf travel bag offers just about everything you could ask for in a travel bag. It’s sturdy, tough, easy to move around, and has room for just about everything you want to bring on a golf trip. I took mine recently on a trip south and it proved how well it was designed on a daily basis. The Ogio people know bags – they make everything from small backpacks to large travel bags. And they must have a few golfers in the company, too, because this travel bag is way above par (something that’s okay if you’re a bag).
The Monster takes good care of your clubs, with a large, padded compartment that helps protect delicate graphite shafts and expensive titanium heads from Visigoth baggage guys. There are external pockets on each side that are each large enough to hold a pair of shoes. And there are two more accessory pockets inside the bag. I’m able to fit my clubs, two pair of shoes, a rain suit, a few golf hats, and two dozen balls into the Monster easily – and without violating any airline baggage weight restrictions.
The Monster moves smoothly, too. It features oversized hard nylon wheels that roll well – even over uneven ground. And when you’re going through that delightful line at the airline counter, the Monster stands up and behaves. It can even roll in a standing position. And while they don’t say that it’s waterproof, I can tell you that mine went through some deluges and neither my shoes nor my clubs got wet.
The Monster retails for around $229 and it’s worth every penny. It’s the Godzilla of travel bags.