Review: Nike Performance Cart Bag
Another key performance feature of any bag is the divider system. I like 14way divider tops with full legnth dividers inside the bag. This bag offers that too with very square slots which seem to work very well reducing binding of grips and clubs. It also is symmetrical so that it can ride in a power cart or on a push cart without a problem. The real bonus comes with the putter well slot on the side so that you can essentially carry 15 clubs. I hate having my putter bind with my other clubs, especially due to the high end grip I have on my putter (leather or cork).
The pockets are all accessible when in use on a power cart or push cart. They all very well thought out. I appreciate the upper waterproof pocket for wallet, keys and cell-phone. There is nothing worse than being caught in a down pour and having all that stuff get wet while in your bag. As the main pockets of use run down the spine of the bag, there is ample space in each one for a range finder, balls, tees, and just about any other accessory you might need. The both side of the bag have full length pockets capable of holding a coat, pants and shoes. It is also big enough to hold some training aids too if you want to practice at the course. There are 2 cooler pockets on the side of the main front pocket. They will probably hold 2 bottles of water each, so that should be enough to make it through even the hottest of rounds.
The overall function of this bag is great. It is very stable when you take it out of your trunk and set it on the ground, it is still lightweight enough that it isn’t a struggle to move it from cart to trunk. It actually feels pretty lightweight on a push cart too. The finishing details just add to an all ready great performing bag. There are strap pads on the bag so that power or push cart attachments will not harm it. The top pocket is magnetic so it flips up so that the straps go underneath it. There are is a metal ring for towels or other clip on attachments and a slot for a Sharpie and velcro for your glove. It also has really nice grab handles molded into the bag to help lifting the bag when you need to move it.
The only complaint about bag might be the color selections. It comes in 3 choices, black and bright yellow, all blue and silver/orange. I went with the silver/orange which I think looks really cool, but Nike often offers a full palette of colors in their bags, but this one only has 3 choices.
When buying a bag there is more to look at than just the color, there are many differences when it comes to a cart bag’s performance and Nike nailed with this bag, it really does out perform other bags.
For more information: www.nikegolf.com
+14 way divider and putter well
+Accessible large pockets
+”square” design for a better fit
+Push or Power cart top
+Lightweight yet sturdy
–Only a few color choices