Question: When was the last time you saw someone hauling their golf clubs to the green on a bike? For all of its joys and glories, pasture pool falls short in two areas every time.
First, it’s not the most physical sport on offer; if it’s cardio you seek, look elsewhere. Second, golf clubs are notoriously cumbersome. Take the caddy as evidence — name another sport with equipment awkward enough to merit a dedicated handler from tee-time until the nineteenth hole.
Enter the Back9, a golf club-carrying backpack for the unconventional golfer. Sound like you? Check it out.
Back9 golf backpack
The invention of a frustrated cyclist-turned-golfer, the Back9 combines a traditional stand bag with a high-performance backpack stable and secure enough to turn any bike into a golf bike.
What makes the Back9 different from a regular golf bag? For starters, it’s shorter and is able to be worn as a backpack. That makes pedaling to your local links or driving range possible. It also should work for people on scooters, motorcycles, or even just a better option for walking to the tees if that’s your thing. And thanks to a silicone strap system, the clubs should stay put as you travel. Also, unlike most bags, the Back9 allows you to store the clubs head-up, or head-down. That latter should be better for transport with the bulk of the weight down low.
Once you get there, the bag still offers a built-in stand and plenty of pockets. It’s unclear if the bag would be long enough for the anchor straps in the back of most golf carts, but if you’re pedaling to your destination, you’re more likely to be walking 9 or 18… right?
- 14 club capacity, stored with heads up or inside the bag
- 2 shoulder straps and 11 contact points support multiple carry options
- Backpack straps for in-transit
- Single or double straps for the course
- Silicone strap system secures shafts in the bag
- Molded grab handle on top collar
- 4 club sections and full-length dividers
- 8 pockets for essential accessories
Preorders for the Back9 golf backpack can be placed through its Kickstarter page. A limited number of bags are available at the discounted special rate of $185 — $40 off the expected MSRP and shipping is slated for October 2022.
Learn more at sidestreetgolf.com.