â€œThe only cart bag with a built in misting system to keep you cool.â€ First look at the Monsoon bag from CaddyDaddy Golf looks pretty similar to most cart bags on the market today. Spacious, plenty of pockets, and wellâ€¦.big. That is exactly where the similarities end when comparing this cart bag to itâ€™s peers. While the temps here in the plains havenâ€™t quite reached the point of needing a misting system yet, itâ€™s nice to know that the Monsoon delivers in other important areas as well.
Specs from the company:
â€¢ 16oz MistyMate Misting System with 5ft Extension Hose
â€¢ 3 Rubber Handles for Easy Carrying
â€¢ 9.5â€ Top with 6 Way Compressed Nylon Dividers
â€¢ Durable 600D/1680D Nylon Construction
â€¢ 7 Spacious Pockets for Golf Gear
â€¢ Felt-Lined Valuables Pocket
â€¢ Umbrella Pocket and Numerous Towel Rings
â€¢ Available in Black with Blue or Gray Accents
â€¢ Heavily Padded Shoulder Strap
â€¢ External Putter Well
â€¢ 1 year limited warranty
â€¢ Weight: 10 lbs
For this review I felt it would be best to just completely swap bags for a couple of rounds and go from there. The first thing that strikes me going from my Sun Moutain Speed Cart bag to this is the room! I am not sure because Iâ€™ve never used a full fledge cart bag, but there is absolutely room for everything and plenty to spare. I found that all my things easily fit with at least a couple pockets empty. Again, the closest thing Iâ€™ve used to a cart bag is the mid-sized Speed Cart Bag Iâ€™m currently using, but the Monsoon is really a big bag, nothing says â€œI do not walkâ€ like hauling one of these babies out of your trunk. (Not that this is a bad thing mind you.) Another nice thing about the Monsoon was that all 14 of my clubs fit perfectly and left plenty of room so access to clubs was very easy without a single problem with getting the grips tangled up, nothing drives me crazier! As I said, the Monsoon seems to me pretty well on par with other cart bags, itâ€™s nice to know that going after the other benefits will not require you to sacrafice functionality.
Obviously as the name indicates, there is more to this bag than simply the pockets and the overall capacity. Along with all the other pockets and compartments there are two other pockets for the MistyMate Misting System. What Iâ€™m talking about is the 16oz water bottle with the attached 5 ft extension hose to turn your sweltering cart into a misty tropical paradise. Now mind you, the weather here in the upper midwest hasnâ€™t even hit 80 degrees yet, so itâ€™s not like Iâ€™m really missing the MistyMateâ€™s offerings up to this point. The temps will certainly rise, and eventually I might even find myself wishing I had this option in my curent bag.
The MistyMate Misting System works pretty cool actually, there is a pump on top of the bottle and upon filling with water and placing the hose in an ideal location thanks to the provided metal clip, you switch the valve to the â€œonâ€ position after giving the bottle a few good pumps. In my testing I decided to open the valve and let â€˜er rip to see how long we can enjoy the cooling mist without having to re-pump or refill the bottle. On the tee of the par 5 16th hole I filled the bottle and pumped it about 6 or 8 times. Off we went, about the time we were hitting our 3rd shots into the green I noticed we were losing some power so I gave it about 6 more pumps and was able to experience the mist steadily until after we hit our tee shots on the 17th hole. As I said, there is a handy little â€œon/offâ€ valve on the hose itself so once youâ€™ve positioned your mister you can easily turn the water off and back on when youâ€™re ready. Doing this we found that our water supply seemed to hold up pretty well.
A couple of concerns that I would have after my initial tests with the MistyMate system would be if on a really hot day where youâ€™re really needing the relief the Monsoon offers, will the water supply last? My course has water bottles positioned right in the middle of each nine and of course another at the clubhouse, I canâ€™t say that Iâ€™d have the refilling options needed once the heat and humidity of a South Dakota summer hit. There are two pockets to hold MistyMate water bottles, however to me it would seem a bit too much work involved and knowing how I typically am, Iâ€™d end up just cutting that setup out of the pre-round process in an effort to get to the range, practice green, or first tee that much quicker.
A popular comment I heard while using this bag was, â€œneat idea, I probably wouldnâ€™t go out and pay more for that â€œMister Dealâ€, but it would be kind of nice.â€ With an MSRP of $109.99 it appears that the CaddyDaddy Monsoon does not end of costing more than your typical cart bag offerings in todayâ€™s market, in fact, the price comes in much lower than other cart bags in some cases. While the bag doesnâ€™t have a flashy company name and/or logo on the side, it simply delivers from a pure golf bag perspective, the added option of the MistyMate System might just be enough of a reason for you to consider this for your cart bag solutions. For more information on the Monsoon Golf Bag or any other golf bags that the company offers, make sure you check out their website at Caddy Daddy Golf.
Here’s to keeping it in the short grass