Now is the time which is considered as the disc golf season! Perhaps you just started playing disc golf or received a stimulus check and are ready to make an investment in a new, bigger, or better disc golf bag. Nearly everyone who plays disc golf experiences the fun and thrill of the game. Once you understand the disc flight, you find that you not only need more discs; but that you also need an adequate bag to carry them in.
The game started as a hobby for me. But now, it has become an addiction! In this guide, we will discuss different disc golf bag options I recommend for different player types and experiences.
As disc golfer moves from beginner to intermediate player they find the need for different disc types that match their abilities to the different disc golf shots they face. When you find more and certain types of discs useful, you need the space in your bag to carry them. You just might need that one disc, just in case. If you find that your competitive drive enhances your desire to play in disc golf tournaments, then you will likely want an even bigger bag (or cart) that can carry all the accessories needed for slow tournament rounds.
Most experienced players I know carry more than fifteen discs at a time for their casual recreational rounds! For any more than three discs, it is no longer convenient to carry everything by hand. It is time to invest in the best disc golf bag for you.
The best disc golf backpack will keep everything organized, and it will help you be comfortable while carrying all of the necessities at the course. In addition, having a permanent bag for disc golf also comes in handy for storing useful items like towels, sunblock, bug repellant, umbrellas, and a grip bag that you might find handy when weather conditions change in the middle of your round.
Below is the list of the top ten disc bags in 2021 for you to consider.
Best Disc Golf Bag Reviews
I will start this guide by going through ten of the top disc golf bags available in the market right now. With the rapid growth of disc golf many top products quickly sell out and are not readily available. I have tried all of these bags myself, and will recommend the best disc golf bag for each individual disc golfers habits and needs. If you find this information helpful, please
Top Disc Golf Bag Comparison Table
|Our Rating||Disc Capacity||Non-disc Storage||Style||Suitable For|
|Infinite Discs Huck Pack Disc Golf Bag||18||4/5||3.5/5||League Rounds|
|Infinite Discs Slinger||8-12||2/5||5/5||Casual Play|
|The Throwback Pack 2.0||20-25||3/5||3.5/5||Tournaments|
|MVP Disc Sports Voyager Backpack Disc Golf Bag||20-22||4.5/5||3/5||Tournaments|
|Dynamic Discs Soldier Cooler||10-18||4/5||4/5||League Rounds|
|Discraft Weekender Disc Golf Bag||8||1/5||3/5||Beginner’s game|
|Kestrel Disc Golf Bag||10||1/5||4.5/5||Casual Play|
|Innova Champion Discs Standard Disc Golf Bag||12||2/5||3.5/5||Casual Play|
1. Infinite Discs HuckPack Disc Golf Bag
In addition to the disc storage space, there is adequate space to keep your keys, phone, and snacks in the side pocket. The Huckpack doesn’t have any large pockets, but the pocket on the back is large enough to fit a lightweight raincoat. With a measurement of 19 by 11 by 9 inches, this isn’t a big disc golf bag, but it is adequate for your recreational rounds and single-round tournaments.
Unlike many of the similar bags on the market, the Huckpack has not just one, but two water bottle holders. These insulated pockets for holding beverages are big enough to hold large 32-ounce water bottles. It also includes a mini marker and a pencil holder, which similar bags like the Trooper, Shuttle, and Innova Adventure packs do not.
I would suggest this bag for someone who wants to upgrade from a small starter or shoulder strap bag. It is stable, affordable, and big enough to bring all the things you want with you for casual disc golf rounds. If you’re looking for a bag for tournament play, I’d recommend going with something a little bit bigger. The storage space is not big enough to store a stool or lunch for those long tournament rounds.
- One of the best-priced backpacks
- Can hold eighteen discs and four putters in the easy access top pocket
- Very light weight
- The back panel and padded straps are very comfortable
- Two water bottle holders
- Mini Marker and Pencil slot.
- The bag is not too stable, and it tends to topple on hills
- Limited pockets for large storage items
2. Prodigy BP-1 Version 3
If you’re looking for the most affordable, full quality, full capacity tournament disc golf bag; look no further than the Prodigy BP1-V3.
This is the third version of the BP1 bag. It was a good bag the first time but has been approved with each new addition. Not only is the V3 incredibly good-looking with simple solid colors, but it is made of ultra durable light weight rip stop fabric. When empty, the bag weighs just over three pounds which is substantially less than most premium tournament packs.
The BP1 version 3 has storage for everything you could ever want during your disc golf rounds. This bag is very symmetrical with two large pockets on each side. OUtside of the large pockets are found two large insulated water bottle holders and two small pockets for storing snacks, keys, or your phone. One of the coolest features about these small outer pockets is that they seal closed with magnets! The magnets are super slick and are sure too keep your items secure. Your days of losing personal items because you forgot to snap or zip are over.
Speaking of zippers, the Prodigy backpack zippers include a waterproof lining to help protect your bag and keep your belongings dry in adverse weather. This bag also includes a slide-in gap perfect for hauling around an umbrella or tournament stool.
Perhaps the best thing about the Prodigy BP1 that separates it from the competition is the comfort. This bag includes ultra-comfortable straps and back padding. It features a chest strap to ensure a comfortable fit when walking long distances between holes or to that far away hole at the beginning of your shotgun start tournament.
If you really want to show your stuff off, the large Prodigy Logo at the top is Velcro removable. If you want to customize your bag, simply add your own 10×2 inch Velcro name or logo.
The only feature this disc golf bag misses for me is a readily accessible pencil holder. With so many disc golfers simply using apps for scorekeeping, including at tournaments, this might be something that I’ll actually never miss.
All in all, if you are looking for a great tournament bag at an excellent price, or if you are just looking for a large bag that will hold 30+ discs, consider the Prodigy BP-1 V3.
- Large capacity holds 30+ discs
- The straps and the back are well-padded
- Light weight and water resistant
- Excellent storage compartments including some with magnet closing
- 2 Insulated Water Bottle Holders
- No readily accessible pencil holder
3. Infinite Discs Slinger Disc Golf Bag
As far as non-disc features, the Slinger includes a small water bottle holder with draw string, a hook to strap a towel or bag tags, and a small pocket that will hold your phone, keys, and wallet, or a mini marker disc.
While the Slinger is a very stylish-looking bag, it has a few flaws. This bag does not stand up well on the ground, especially when it is holding a water bottle. It tips quite easily. It does not have a large storage capacity for discs or additional gear and so is not recommended for long tournament rounds.
In terms of small starter bags, the Slinger is my favorite for quick disc golf rounds. Several times a week I like to play quick rounds by myself where I run between holes. The Slinger is perfect for this style of disc golf play as I can quickly throw, grab, and go while still carrying an adequate number of discs for every potential shot on the course.
- Excellent Price
- Lightweight and Comfortable
- Perfect for quick for grab and go casual rounds
- The distribution of discs in the bag sometimes make it difficult to stay upright
- The bottle holders are shallow, and you can’t keep bottles without tightening the straps
4. The Throwback Pack 2.0
This disc golf bag by Throwback is one of the best small disc golf bags in the market. The design is extremely comfortable, and the product is made from high-quality material. This is the reason Throwback makes the best choice if you are looking for a small disc golf bag.
The bag is lightweight but also sturdy and durable at the same time. So, you do not have to worry about re-purchasing the bag as it will last you for a long time.
It offers several pockets inside the bag and even on the outside and comes with two removable walls. These walls can hold up to twenty to twenty-five discs.
You can put your drinks or water bottle in the other pockets, and it will maintain the water temperature as well.
The best thing about the bag is it comes at a very reasonable price and offers extraordinary features such as the cooler pockets. You no longer have to worry about your drinks getting hot.
The bag also has four outer pockets which is a lot of space for you to keep your necessary belongings.
It has a tarpaulin bottom, and the plastic foot is wide to keep it steady. Since the bottom is tarpaulin, it is easy for an individual to clean the bottom of this backpack.
You can store a 32-Oz Gatorade, Nalgene or any other bottle of similar size in the cooler pockets or the dual holders.
Another feature that I really liked about this bag was the padded shoulder straps that it comes with. These features show that the brand has kept consumer convenience in mind while making the product.
- Affordable price
- Comes with dual holders (cooler pockets)
- It comes with padded shoulder straps
- Can hold up to 20-25 discs
- Tarpaulin bottom makes it easy to clean
- It offers four easily accessible side disc holders
- The interior mesh pocket could be a little bigger
5. MVP Disc Sports Voyager Backpack Disc Golf Bag
Moving on from colors, let’s talk about the capacity of this disc golf bag. It has the ability to store up to 20 discs. The bag is not too huge or too small; it is the perfect middle size.
The design is extremely trendy, and the bag is made from durable material. The sturdy and durable material makes this bag long-lasting and wear and tear-resistant.
The Voyager Backpack Bag has an upper putter pocket, two water bottle holders, a stool holder, and large storage pockets. It offers a lot of space for you to store all your necessary belongings including jackets, minis, pencil, scorecard, snacks, and any other things you’ll need on the course during your long tournament rounds. It has handy D rings that allow you to easily strap on your favorite disc golf towel.
To help increase the stability of the bag, the voyager has feet of the bag to increase the steadiness, even if you test store it on a slight incline. Some users have complained that the feet dig into their backs causing discomfort.
Another great feature about the Voyager bag is that it comes with extra padded shoulder straps for comfort. These straps offer extreme comfort and support when you are carrying the bag.
The best thing about the bag is its disc compartment design. The Voyager is designed in a way so that discs can easily be put in and pulled out by widening and squaring the main disc area.
The upper disc storage compartment comes with an amazing three-way closure option. The cover panel for the upper storage section and the putter pocket for offering quick accessibility and protection of the belongings.
- Can hold up to 23 discs.
- Comes with four drink holders- two large and two small.
- The foot of the bag is extremely stabilizing.
- Comes in a wide range of color.
- Some have complained of the comfort
- More pricey than other bags
6. Prodigy BP-2 V3
When it comes to disc golf bags you can’t go wrong with Prodigy. There is a reason that Prodigy has become the #1 choice for disc golf backpacks. Prodigy has bags for all styles and price ranges. All their bags are affordable, efficient, and built to last. The BP-2 is no exception and is perhaps the best choice in affordable tournament-style disc golf backpacks.
Depending on your ratio of drivers vs. midrange and putters it can store up to twenty-five discs. This convenient bag also features two insulated water bottle holders that help keep your drinks cold and provide extra padding.
The back of the bag has three ultra-thick soft pads ensuring maximum comfort. It includes well-padded shoulder straps and a chest strap allowing for maximum comfort when walking for extended periods of time when your tournament shot gun start position happens to be the furthest hole from tournament central.
In terms of storage, the BP-2 has zip-up storage pockets on both sides, just inside the water bottle holders. These are decent size pockets with plenty of available space for a wallet, keys, phone, and a light jacket but not quite enough space for a heavy jacket or hoodie. If there is one downside of the BP-2, it is its lack of storage space for non-disc accessories.
This bag includes two pencil holder slots on both sides of the bag at the bottom. It features a loop for a towel, bag tags, or carabiner. It also features an easy access pocket to easily store a tournament seat or umbrella.
In terms of quick-access pockets, the BP’2 is full of them. The top putter compartment has two separate zippers and can easily hold 8 discs. There is also an easy access putter pocket right on the front of the bag. You can also use this slot to store a scorecard or mini as there are no specific compartments dedicated for minis. If you keep the main compartment zipped up, you can even insert an additional disc right at the front.
These features make the Prodigy BP-2 one of the best and most affordable frisbee golf bags suitable for tournament play. At the time of this article in March of 2021, the BP-2 is available in seven different attractive colors.
- Most Affordable Tournament Bag
- Relatively light weight but extremely durable
- Lots of disc storage including quick access pockets
- Insulated water bottle holders
- Pocket for holding umbrella
- Only moderate non disc storage pockets.
- No pockets specifically for mini marker discs.
7. Dynamic Discs Soldier Cooler Disc Golf Bag
This compartment can hold up to six 16 ounce cans. This soldier bag can hold up to ten-twelve discs in the central compartment when you are using the cooler. But, when you are not using the cooler, then you can even store 18 discs inside the bag. It offers several mini pockets inside the bag to store small items.
Talking more about the capacity, there is a zippered mesh pocket inside this bag at the top portion where you can store your belongings including pencils, scorecards, wallets, and other valuables.
A putter pocket is placed on the front where you can place a maximum of two putters. On each side of the bag is a drink holder with a small pocket. The strap of the bag offers additional padding, and you can adjust it according to your needs. The material is high-quality and makes the bag highly durable.
Another feature that I really like about the dynamic disc golf bags is that you can enjoy a bottle of cold drink whenever you want during the match. The drink will remain cold even without an ice pack.
The cooler pockets or dual holders are very useful. If you want a bag that is not too expensive then this is it, this bag will be worth every penny of yours.
- A detachable cooler compartment
- Comes with an insulated cooler compartment
- The padded shoulder strap is adjustable, hence easy to carry
- You can store up to 10-12 discs
- Comes with dual drink holder, each can hold up to 1 liter of bottle
- Some users have a complaint about the zipper opening in the wrong way
8. Discraft Weekender Disc Golf Bag
If you are a beginner and looking for a bag that will help you in your casual play, then you should definitely go with this one. It is one of the best beginner totes available in the market, and the best part is that you will not have to spend a lot of money on this bag. It is quite reasonable and will not hurt your pocket.
As already mentioned, this bag is meant only for beginner purposes so, you will not be able to carry around all your discs and gears. The bag is not that great for storage purposes with a capacity of holding only 8 discs and a single side putter pocket.
You will still get mini zippered pockets inside the bag for holding your valuable items. Additional features of the Discraft Weekender Disc Golf Bag are that it comes with an adjustable padded shoulder strap, bottle holder, and a rain cover. You can roll the top easily and Velcro it in place.
But, if you are looking for a bag that offers you a large capacity and additional features, then I would suggest you look out for another bag.
It is a no-frill bag and is perfect for days when you do not want to carry all the equipment to the course. For the money you spend, this is best in its range.
- Comes in a compact size; best for casual play
- The rain cover is zippered and velcroed
- Affordable price; high-quality material
- The bottle holder can only hold 16-Oz bottles
- The bag is too small to hold more than 8 discs
9. Kestrel Disc Golf Bag
The primary purpose of the Kestrel disc is to make you the best disc golf player. They come with one of the best gears in the market, and they have been tried and tested in all sorts of weather with all types of players at different skill levels to ensure that they can withstand all the outcomes. The disc bag is designed to offer optimum performance, and it can tolerate tough courses.
The bag can hold up to 10 golf discs which is quite a great number. The bag is designed and engineered for outdoor use, and that is why the construction is sturdy and durable. It will last you a long time.
It does not have too many compartments, features only two large ones. But, in a way it is easy to keep your discs organized.
It comes with a bottle holder as well, and an adjustable strap. The bag features an ergonomic design so you can easily carry it around without the weight putting you down.
The extremely lightweight and sturdy model of the bag makes it efficient for advanced golf players who do not have to carry a lot of discs at once. The bag can easily handle tough courses and various other outdoor elements. So, if you want a minimalistic bag that will keep all your discs secure, then the Kestrel disc golf bag will be an ideal choice.
You will have to store in a minimum of five or six discs; otherwise, the bag will not feel as comfortable since it will lose its structure. In order to maintain the structure and shape of the bag, you will have to store at least six discs.
- Available in different colors
- The bag is made of top-quality material
- Weather resistant
- Compact size to store all your necessary belongings.
- The discs will remain organized
- It is perfect for any age group
- Comes with a 100% guarantee or money back offer
- The button snap should have been placed a little lower
10. Innova Champion Discs Standard Disc Golf Bag
This bag has the capacity of holding up to twelve discs and has enough room for storing other valuables and accessories. The best part about the bag is that it is waterproof.
The design and construction of the bag are quite simple, nothing too complex. It comes with an adjustable shoulder padded strap, making it easy for you to carry heavy equipment.
Another thing that I really liked about this bag is that the padded part is not independent of the strap. It will not slip down and stay in one place while carrying the bag. It offers amazing features for the price you pay for it.
It does a great job in holding all the required discs and other valuables that you might need in the course of the match. You can easily store your wallet, keys, scorecards, snacks, beverages, and other things.
If you are someone who does not like to carry a large bag all the time, then this one should be an ideal option for you.
The dividers are detachable, and it comes with a disc sleeve to provide protection to the discs. You can easily customize the spacing inside because it comes with Velcro.
The bag is made of high-quality material, and you can fit the discs comfortably. You can easily store large and small bottles in the water bottle holder.
You get everything in one bag, isn’t that a great thing? The bag is not something extraordinary, it is really basic, but offers great value for its price.
- It is affordable
- You can hold up to 12 discs
- It is a lightweight bag and compact in size
- The Velcro is ergonomically designed and provides extreme comfort
- The strap can be a little uncomfortable
- The clips are made of plastic
How to choose the right disc golf bag?
If you are looking to take your game to the next level, the first thing you should do is buy a nice disc golf bag. A bag that is specially tailored for your needs and desires will enhance your playing experience making it more fun and exciting. If you are confident that disc golf is going to become a big part of your life, you may want to immediately invest in a quality tournament bag. I have seen numerous times where new players buy a small starter bag, then a month later upgrade to a moderate economy later, and then the next month buy the high end more expensive tournament backpack.
Here are a few factors to consider when choosing the best disc golf bag for you:
The capacity of the bag for your needs
This factor goes without saying; the amount of space you get in a golf bag is the number one factor you should consider. It will determine the number of discs you will be able to put inside your bag.
The smallest disc golf bags hold at least 8 discs, with the largest holding 25+. While you may own more than 20 discs, do you need to carry all of them around with you during each round? Do you actually throw all your discs, or are some of them just backups?
If you only throw a handful of discs and use the same driver on every hole, you may want to consider a smaller bag even if you know you will play nearly every day. As much as you think you might want a nice backpack that can hold a lot of discs, heavier bags do lead towards decreased comfort level while walking the long arduous courses. The more heavy and bulky your bag is, the more uncomfortable you will feel to carry it around.
If you plan to play in PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournaments, I highly recommend buying a high-capacity quality bag. The average tournament round takes more than twice as long as the average casual disc golf round. During tournament rounds, you are going to want to be able to carry snacks, sunblock, a jacket, a grip bag, a disc retriever, three-legged stools, and backup towels. Small bags do not carry everything you will wish you had during a major disc golf tournament.
Even if you only throw a handful of different disc molds, for tournament play, you are going to want a bag that has a high disc capacity because you will want backups. I once played at the Glass Blown Open tournament and lost eight discs at that event, including six just at the Olpe Lake course. For tournament play, you will want one to two backups for all your main throwing discs that you could potentially lose.
Water bottle holders
Nothing makes a disc golf round more uncomfortable than dehydrating. Who does not want to enjoy cold drinks while playing disc golf? Although most disc golf bags come with water bottle holders, the number and size of the holders vary. Personally, I’m a big drinker, and having only one water bottle holder for hot summer rounds is not an option for me. If you live in a hot climate or know that you are down the water, you’ll want to make sure you consider the water bottle capacity when selecting your disc golf bag.
Regardless of the other bag features, you’re not going to want to invest in a disc golf bag if it is not comfortable. A painful bag that doesn’t fit you right is going to be a big distraction to your moments of disc golf Zen. Not to mention, whichever bag you buy the first thing to look out for is the comfort that it provides. It’s likely worth the extra cost for extra comfort. Look for things like padded shoulder straps or the quality of the panel in the back to help you determine comfort.
Make sure that the straps are big enough so that they do not put all the weight at one place. Another important factor is the position of the pad; if the pads are not fixed at one place, it can be uncomfortable for you to carry around the bag as they will keep on sliding. Look for straps and panels that have an ergonomic design as they will provide extreme comfort.
Because there is really no way to know how comfortable a bag is when you’re purchasing it online, I highly recommend reading reviewer reviews before selecting your bag. If a bag is uncomfortable, the reviewers will be sure to mention the issue.
Another important feature is to check if the bag offers quality material that won’t quickly wear or fray. If you stay in an area where it rains frequently, then it is suggested you choose a bag that is waterproof with a rain cover. Waterproof material can help keep your discs dry and protect your valuables from water damage. Once again the best way to judge the quality of the bag is by reading reviews. Reviewers regularly make posts to criticize poor material and defective products.
When you take your bag outside for a longer time period, it will surely test its ability to resist weather and other elements. This is why you should buy a bag that is made from high-quality material (say for example- polyester fabric) and is sturdy enough to tolerate roughness involved in outdoor activities.
Stability of the bag
When it comes to buying a disc golf bag, capacity is not the only thing that you have to look out for. Capacity alone will not determine if your bag will be able to hold more discs; you will also have to check their stability.
Stability is the bag’s capacity to maintain its balance and stand still when you place it on the ground. Stability is not something you think about until you have a bag that is constantly tipping over on you. If your bag lacks stability it will keep on falling on the ground and the contents inside your bag can spill. This is not only annoying but a good way to accidentally lose something that you don’t want to lose.
Look for bags that have a wide base or plastic or rubber feet. These features help give a bag more stability.
Style of the bag
This can be a factor where people might hesitate more. Bags come in different styles, and these styles have their own pros and cons. When you buy a bag that has straps in it, you get the advantage of holding it at your convenience. Two straps reduce the weight on your shoulders more than a bag with just one.
The trendy thing in disc golf right now is backpacks. Most disc golfers find backpack bags as a stylish and comfortable choice. They have increased storage space, and the design is handy and allows you to store your things in an organized way. The best part about a backpack is that you can store a lot of things inside while distributing the weight in a manageable manner.
If you want something that has the perfect balance and capacity and plan to play tournament rounds, then you should go for a backpack. On the other hand, if you want lightweight and a low price, then a single shoulder strap bag is probably the best choice for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully, I have answered most of your questions about disc golf bags by now. You know all about the top ten products in the market and how have some more information to consider when choosing your bag. But, just getting the bag is not where it all ends. You also need to know things like what to pack in the bag, how to clean it, and so on. So, let’s get to it without further delay.
What’s in your disc golf bag?
There are several essentials that you may want to consider adding to your disc golf bag besides just the discs. The following are some of the most common non disc products disc golfers keep in their bags:
The essential non-disc items in the bag
- Water bottle
- Drinks and snacks you need
- Bug spray
- Sunglasses, Hat
- Pen, Pencil, Sharpie
- Two towels
- Medical tape or Band-aids
- 25 ft. Tape measure (It’s useful for measuring distance to the pin and for getting discs out of trees)
- Sling shot to get discs down from high trees
- Small fan
- Pocket Knife or Multi-tool
- Black Light for night play
A few other things you may want to consider based on the conditions of your round include a three leg tournament seat, umbrella, first aid kit, poncho, and extra pairs of socks and shoes. Some disc golf players also carry things like cards or hacky sack for add on games and downtime due to group backups during tournament rounds.
How to clean a disc golf bag?
You can give your disc golf bag up for cleaning at the dry cleaners. But, I would suggest you don’t do it if you are a frequent player because that will end up costing quite a few bucks time and again.
I wash my bag in my bathtub with just water, and, rinse and repeat it till it is clean. Then, I keep it in front of the fan for an hour or so to get it completely dry. I hang it outside at times, as well, to get it dry. Make sure you only use cold water to clean the bag.
I would not advise you to machine wash or machine dry the bag. It takes a lot longer, and there are high chances of the bag getting torn. Take the dividers out while you are washing the bag. One bag that I own is about ten years old, and it still looks as good as new when I wash it this way for a few times a year.
What are disc golf bag tags?
You may have noticed tags hanging from disc golfers’ bags while playing at the course. What are these tags and why do so many disc golfers have them?
Disc golf clubs often have something called “bag tags” that identify their individual club and who the members are. When you join the club, you typically pay the dues and get a bag tag that shows your membership. Clubs typically make new bag tags and renew club membership annually. Bag tags often have sequential numbers and are used for competition at leagues and mini-tournaments. If you have a high bag tag number, you can challenge another player with a low number to a “tag round.” If you beat them, then you swap tags and now have the lower number until you get beat at a league round or bag tag challenge. Bag tags are a fun way to add more competition and skin in the game to your recreational disc golf rounds.
Before buying any recommended bags mentioned above, it is very important for you to have a clear idea of what you need and what expectations you have. This will help you to identify which is the suitable one for you.
The best disc golf bag for you will be a personal preference. Take into consideration the needs you have when selecting a bag. Making sure that you will also feel comfortable when using it for it is one of the most important considerations.
It is now time for you to get your bag, sling it across your back, and head to the course for more exciting days of disc golfing!