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As all of the loyal THP readers know I use a Bag Boy Revolver bag and have since the day they came out. Not because I was given one or anything of the sort. But because I firmly believed that it was the finest cart bag on the market when I purchased it. I have loved this thing and it has taken a beating with the amount of equipment changes we have done for reviews around here. It still has never let me down. We had so few complaints about the first Revolver that when they announced the “Pro” version coming out we were chomping at the bit to see what was changed.

When we heard the news, we immediately contacted Bag Boy to see about taking it for a test drive, even before it is released to the public. Here are some of the features through the words of the manufacturer:

The No. 1 name in golf bag and golf cart innovation, The Bag Boy Company has unveiled its new 2009 Revolver Pro cart bag. A deluxe version of the ever popular Revolver cart bag, the Revolver Pro features the original Revolver’s rotating top and Clip-Lok technology offering easy access to each club in the bag.

“The Revolver Pro is an enhancement to the original Revolver design first introduced in 2006, making it one of the most full-featured and golfer-friendly bags on the market,” says Craig Ramsbottom, President of The Bag Boy Company. “By improving on our best selling bag, we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Like the original Revolver, the entire center tube component of the bag rotates 360 degrees for quick access to each club in the bag. Clubs will also stay protected and looking new longer with 14 individual club clips incorporated into the molded top to lock clubs in place and 14 full length box dividers to prevent the shafts from twisting together.

In addition to the 10″ 14-way top with full length dividers, the Revolver Pro sports new features such as a removable cooler pocket, two external putter wells and a quick access ball sleeve. The bag also comes with 8 functional pockets with ample storage, two fur-lined valuables pockets and clip for keys, a tee holder, molded trunk handle for easy lifting, and a cart sleeve to help prevent the bag from twisting when on a walking or riding cart.

The Revolver Pro is available in Black, Black/Red/Gray, Black/Royal/Gray, Black/Orange/Gray, White/Red/Gray and White/Green/Tan. The Revolver Pro has a suggested retail price of $199.95 and comes with a matching rain hood and umbrella sleeve.

After about a week, the sample pre-release bag arrived safely at THP’s offices and we unwrapped it like a child at Christmas. We immediately noticed some of the differences. Like I mentioned earlier, I had very few complaints about the first bag, but there were a few.

1. No spot on the front of the bag for golf balls.
2. The clips on the front of the bag did not work great over time.
3. Shape of the top needed some revamping.

All of these issues were minor in my eyes but it was as if they read my mind. Each one of those things was reworked and done so much better. The clips have been replaced by slots on the outside that will hold anything one uses frequently. It was a great idea.

They added a sleeve on the front that holds balls now. It is a little tricky to get them out, but once you get the hang of it, there are no issues. This was one idea that I am glad that they included in this version.

They even reworked the top. The revolving top is one of the many things that set this bag apart from all of the others that I have tried in the past. Sure its neat and fun, but it is very functional. Just knowing that I am a spin away from whatever club I need is what made me want it in the first place. The new version is very similar but makes it just a little easier to get to the clubs in the back if you decide not to spin.

The one feature that I never saw coming that absolutely made my day was the removable cooler pocket. The entire front pocket piece unclips and then you can pull it right off. It is pure genius. Instead of lugging cans back and forth, you just undo this part of the bag and bring it right to the fridge. What a fabulous innovation.

Of course it still has tons of pockets, and all the great features associated with Bag Boy and good quality cart bags. But I want to revisit briefly the reason I went with this bag to begin with and the reason I am going to continue to stay with them. I pay a lot of money for my golf clubs as we all do. They take enough of a beating on the course, why should they have to take any additional. I simply hate the sound of clubs clanging around and for the longest time I had never had a solution. Bag Boy changed that for me, with their bag’s ability to lock the club into place. The grip is held firmly into place at the base of the bag and again with a clip at the top. No clanging and better protection for my clubs.

I really did not see myself switching to something else, but with this new Pro Series, I am going to have to. The new color options and features really make it something to take a strong look at. For anybody looking at cart bags, they need to look no further than the Bag Boy Revolver Pro. Upon release (coming soon) you can see all of the colors and features and read more about it at Bag Boy.

Till Next Time

Josh B.

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Josh is the Publisher of The Hackers Paradise and co-founder of THP Media with his wife Morgan Babbitt. Together they share a passion for golf, and they travel the country along with their two dogs in the THP Tour Van bringing their love and knowledge of the game to golfers everywhere.

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  1. Steve Fox says:

    I must have one of these.

  2. Jack McDavid says:

    I have the orifinal Revolver and although I like it a lot, the clips on the front are a little worn out. Glad to see they did away with them. This one might be my new Christmas present.

  3. frank says:

    I have the regular Revolver thanks to your glowing recommendation. But after reading this, I really want this one. Cannot wait to see it in stores.

  4. Jason Gorington says:

    I just went out and bought the regular Revolver based on you guys. I love this thing.

  5. Bruce Bennett says:

    I have the original revolver. When I switched to a Superstroke putting grip which is much larger than a standard grip i had to cut one of the holes larger in order to store it in the bag. The side putter clip worked fine for this grip. I was wondering if the new putter wells are large enough to accommodate the Superstroke putter grip

  6. Pep says:

    I have the original one for two years now, and have had some problems with the zippers. Hope they have solved it on this new version

  7. Guy Owen says:

    I have used several BagBoy bags over many years, but currently use a Walter Hagen — which I’m not all that pleased with (it was a gift). I may switch back to this new BagBoy model. However, issues I’ve had in the past and would like to see changed…
    a) Their original removable Cooler simply would not stay clipped at the bottom.
    b) Their original outside Putter Tubes had a bad habit of popping off, as well.
    c) Most revolving-top bags are very top-heavy when filled with clubs. I think it was Taylor Made or Wilson that offered one of the first ones — and it was horribly top-heavy.
    d) I honestly never understood why someone did not design the lower back pocket large enough to store your golf shoes. On a road trip, that’s a Godsend — much more useful to me than a Cooler.
    e) And I never understood why Cart Bags are not made about 6″ narrower. Most riding carts today barely accommodate two golf bags side-by-side. Those side slots should be shifted forward toward the Cooler compartment — not backward where it is nearly impossible to access them in a riding cart.

    In the past, BagBoy has been simply terrific at responding to repair requests by sending out replacement parts. They even sent me a free hat!

  8. Len S says:

    I just took delivery of the new Pro bag. I used the earlier version until now. I like the putter wells vs the clips. (clips didn’t always work well). Lots of space and I like the ball dispenser. I like the new lift handle – the bag boys didn’t always know how to lift the old bag. The swivel top continues to amaze the guys I play with and every now and then one of them gets one.

  9. Scott T. says:

    I own one of the original Bag Boy Revolver Bags and love it. The only thing I don’t like are the outside clips for my putter and chipper. I have the oversized Tiger Shark grips and they don’t fit into the clips on the bottom. It sounds like this new Pro bag has wells big enough to hold the oversized grips. If that is the case, we now have the perfect golf bag!

  10. sean says:

    I’ve been researching what new bag to get as mine is at the end of it’s days and whilst on the surface of it the Bag Boy Revolver Pro looks awesome, I have read a lot of reviews that said that the revolver stopped revolving after a while. More importantly for me though, I wondered about oversized grips (which I have on my clubs) and how they would fit into the base of the bag? There have been reports of the removal of the clubs requiring some force after a time, leading to the heads becoming lose and even normal sized grips becoming damaged. Can any long term bag owners comment on this please?

  11. If you always write great posts like this I think I will be hanging around here a lot!

  12. ARussell says:

    I’ve had mine about a month. The little zipper inside right side pocket broke the first day. I think it should have a larger teeth zipper or maybe Velcro here. I LOVE this bag. I have tried several club loading armaments, put have issues with each one, does anyone know if there suggested loading pattern? Also, when loading my mallet style putter into the bag for transit, it almost blocks an extra hole. Any suggestions here?

  13. Rick says:

    I got one this year no cons only pros love this bag used it about 40 rounds and is like new

  14. Hock-Soon Lee says:

    On the whole ok, but umbrella sleeve is poorly designed – way too short with no additional fastener strap.

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