OGIO Fuse 304 Stand Bag Review
REVIEW: OGIO Fuse 304 Stand Bag
Review by Kevin Paver
The OGIO Fuse 304 Stand Bag arrived late in 2019 and was very much focused on being one of the lightest and most comfortable stand bags on the market. At just 1.9kg, they have done a good job of covering off the ‘lightest’ claim, but what about the comfort?
As you will know if you carry your clubs often, comfort is pretty crucial to ensure you are still on your A-game walking up the 17th hole… and don’t feel like you have had a sandbag swinging around your neck for the last 3 1/2 hours. Thankfully, Ogio have thought this through with the addition of their innovative ‘Fit Disc’ system and the redesigned shoulder straps.
As you’d expect with Ogio, not only is this is a super quality product, but it comes in a bunch of colour ways, sure to suit everyone.
I have to admit, I’m a big fan of Ogio products and the Fuse 304 Stand Bag was no exception. I tested the Royal Blue model, which I loved. It’s a bit more exciting than the more traditional bag colours you often find, and the white logo and little flashes of red give it a very stylish edge. It’s a sleek looking number too, with the pockets (which there are plenty!) placed in ergonomically sensible spots.
With a stand bag, this for me is the important bit. Far too many stand bags spend too much time on pockets, looks or even the number of dividers… when in fact, for me, the most important element is how it feels on your shoulders. Let’s face it, it’s going to be on and off them for around four hours, so comfort is key.
The guys at Ogio have done a super job with the ‘Fit Disc’ system, which works beautifully. Essentially, it’s a self-adjusting system, so once it’s on your shoulders, it levels itself evenly distributing the weight. This did take a few holes to get used to as I kept thinking I was about to have one of those moments where your clubs drop out of the bag one by one, but I needn’t have worried.
The Fuse 304 Stand Bag is also very well equipped on the pocket front. It has five zipped pockets in varying sizes, as well as a pocket for a water bottle that’s easily accessible whilst walking. It also has a fleece lined valuables pocket, that has a waterproof zip. Finally, if you were wondering where your clubs live? There is a four-way divider which I think is plenty for a stand bag… in fact, I think if they have any more than that they tend to get a little heavy.
The Fuse 304 Stand Bag ticks so many boxes for me… and I can’t think of a negative. With an RRP of around £139, I think you are getting a high-quality stand bag for every penny of your hard-earned cash.
Ogio have done a super job with the Fuse 304 Stand Bag, and it’s one you should have on your radar if you’re in the market for a new one this season.
To find out more, head to https://www.ogio.com/golf/.
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