Wilson NeXus Golf Bag Review

For years the stand bag has been not only a staple in the world of golf, but also largely unchanged. Sure features got better and leg systems became more sturdy and advanced, but largely, the bag and structure that most have been using has remained the same. That is until THP saw the Wilson NeXus bag at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.

Technology Behind It
Wilson Staff has completely re-engineered the carry bag with the introduction of the neXus. Its unique external structure, known as exo-frame technology, supports a firm, technically-styled modern golf bag. It consists of Wilson Staff’s newly designed 360° integrated mechanism, where the sturdy aluminum frame connects the spine, top, stand and base to work interdependently. When the curved base makes contact with the ground, a smooth, quick stand activates the legs to kick out immediately and the base remains flat at all times.

Why The Change?
When the THP crew first laid eyes on the new bag, it was a bit different. Hard to put a finger on, but when you see a style remain the same for years upon years and then suddenly change it, it makes you take a step back and examine. After looking more in depth, you realize just how ingenious this idea really is. Not only does the durability become substantially better, but it brings with it two features that have plagued stand bags forever.

By having the mechanisms work independently of each other, the bag stands on its own, whether the legs are out or not. Pulling your bag out of the trunk and it is a rather tight fit? No problem. Need to stand it up in your garage but unfolding the legs take up too much room? No problem. There are literally dozens of practical items that this solves from a space saving element and in our testing it works perfectly.

Are you a person that likes to ride while playing, but always notices the stand bags leaning and sliding all over the place in the back? Yet you choose a stand bag, because at the driving range, the simplicity they offer is untouchable. The NeXus from Wilson Staff solved this problem, or so our testing showed us. When loaded in the back of the cart, the exo-frame base fit perfectly in the EZ-GO golf cart and stayed vertical the entire time. The larger base was like a puzzle piece the way the bag fit into the back and it never wavered one way or the other. The first stand bag we have ever tested to accomplish this.

The Details
Two molded TPR handles for solid hand grip
Pockets: large garment, two external, valuables (sealed waterproof zipper), large accessory, golf ball, GPS/range finder sleeve & insulated beverage sleeve
Hip padding with nylon airmesh to keep cool in warm conditions
Four-points double strap for easy mounting on and off shoulders
Umbrella holder, velcro glove patch, large towel ring & rain hood
Ball pocket partially detachable for local embroidery

Weight: 4.8 pounds
Top dimensions: 9″ deep x 8″ wide
Five-way divider
Two full-length dividers
Color options: white, red, blue, black
Cost: $199

Overall
The NeXus golf bag provides innovation in an area where many thought it was not needed. It is a stand out product that combines the wonderful features that people love about stand bags, with a solution to the two issues that have plagued them in the past. For more information on the NeXus or any other Wilson Staff product, check out their website at www. Wilson.com.

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