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Hi, looking for recommendations for reasonably priced and half decent travel bags. I know that the best advice is to go for a hard case, but they’re way out of my budget at the moment. I tend to play abroad every couple of years.

The first one I bought was a tenner, lasted 2 trips. The last one was £35 and lasted one trip! So this time I’m looking to spend £50-100 in the hope that it might last 4/5 trips abroad over the next 10 years.

Anyone got any recommendations for ones that have lasted a fair few trips?
 

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just get this. Piece of cake to wheel around due to the extra wheels. A true delight to use.

had mine for about 8/9 years. Still going strong
 

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just get this. Piece of cake to wheel around due to the extra wheels. A true delight to use.

had mine for about 8/9 years. Still going strong
I agree with this but I picked one up from ebay for less than £100. You just need to be patient.
 

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I've taken my clubs a couple of times to Hawaii in the past. Several flights and they treat your stuff like you know what.
Top tip, put a longer stick like a broom handle in your bag, saves your driver shaft when they are throwing your stuff about without a care in the world.
 

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I've taken my clubs a couple of times to Hawaii in the past. Several flights and they treat your stuff like you know what.
Top tip, put a longer stick like a broom handle in your bag, saves your driver shaft when they are throwing your stuff about without a care in the world.
Agreed or use these as they give a bit of protection to the head as well and they fold down small too.
 

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I'd be taking the head off the driver if I was going to be flying anywhere. Are there drivers where this isn't possible?

Some yeah, they tend to be older models though, most new stuff is made so you can chop and change shafts etc
 

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I'd be taking the head off the driver if I was going to be flying anywhere. Are there drivers where this isn't possible?
If you don’t have a broom handle or one of those ‘mushroom club protectors’ all the weight of your bag plus any number of other cases piled on top may well be pushing down on your longest club, if you take the head of your driver it will be your 3 wood - so either way get a different support.
 

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If you don’t have a broom handle or one of those ‘mushroom club protectors’ all the weight of your bag plus any number of other cases piled on top may well be pushing down on your longest club, if you take the head of your driver it will be your 3 wood - so either way get a different support.
I'll take the head off that as well then ;)

Nah, I'm not trying to say it's not a good idea, I was actually saying I'd do both :)
 
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Thanks for the replies so far. Those macgregor ones are the ones which lasted one trip, so I’m a bit reluctant to go down that route again!

I always take any adjustable heads off, put them in the head cover and then somewhere deep in the bag. Shafts then go in tip first. Finally, I stick a mop handle in to take the brunt of any mishandling.
 

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I have two lengths of wood in my golf bag, just longer than the driver and them put a cardboard wine box over the club heads.

I've had actual holes in the cardboard box and on the trip before last, the setting holding one of the wheels was broken. For that to happen, I reckon it must have been dropped from a great height onto the concrete apron.

So no advice regarding the actual bag to buy - it's going to be handled by baggage handlers :(
 

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I got a decent one off gumtree. Can't remember the model. It's the sort of item that people use once and then discover in their shed a couple of years later and move on. Second hand delivers much better value for no obvious downside.
 
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I have a hard travel case … given the cost of clubs, I want to maximise the protection.
 

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Can I post pictures again of my Orvis Battenkill golf bag and travel cover?
They are very expensive though.
But very expensive is good, right?
I'll get me coat (cheap Mountain Warehouse)
 

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My Dunlop travel bag has done me fine for occasional flights over the past 15 years or so. Don't remember how much it cost back then - but they're about £50 now. Folds down reasonable small for storage - if you strap it with a bungee cord. As regards additional club protection, I just stand my golf shoes, on end, against/among the club heads, then wrap the lot with a couple of towels. (Which leaves extra space in the suitcase). Not had any problems (yet).
 

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I've had a Sun Mountain bag, not sure which model, for lots of years and many trips.
It's still working superbly well.
 
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