Best Economy Disc Golf Bags of 2019
Players are always looking for the best disc golf bags. As the disc golf season winds down for 2019, we thought it would be great to look back at the year and see what products and accessories were the most popular. That kind of information can come in handy for people looking for a gift for the disc golfer in their life. Or for someone considering making a purchase for themselves.
We are going to start with a very popular genre of disc golf bags, the Economy Disc Golf Bags. These are entry level bags that are good not only for people just starting out in the sport, but great for die-hard golfers who want to play a quick round, or who want to improve their game by throwing a round using only a couple discs. These bags are relatively inexpensive, ranging in price from $19.99 to $79.99, hold a decent amount of discs, and usually have room for a drink and some snacks. Once most of us have been in the sport for a while, we carry enough discs that the economy bags are not an option for regular use. Especially with the necessity to carry food and water during long rounds and tournaments. But, even when you move to a bigger bag, as mentioned, opportunities still arise to use the smaller bags. Let’s take a look at the top sellers in this category, in order of popularity.
Top 5 Inexpensive Disc Golf Bags
If you’re looking for a great low price disc golf backpack, consider from our top selling list:
- Dynamic Discs Trooper Backpack
- Infinite Discs Slinger Bag
- Infinite Discs Stealth Bag
- Prodigy BP3 Disc Golf Backpack
- Innova Discover Backpack
Dynamic Discs Trooper Backpack
Leading the pack (pardon the pun) is the popular Dynamic Discs Trooper. At $39.99 the Trooper is not the least expensive in the category, but it holds more than the rest on the list. It can carry about 18 discs in the main compartment and 3-4 discs in the upper compartment. It has a water bottle holder, and a little bit of storage for snacks, etc. The construction of the bag is good, ensuring a long life on the disc golf course. The bag comes in several colors.
Infinite Discs Slinger Bag
The next most popular disc golf bag on the list is the Infinite Disc Slinger. This pack is perfect for the beginner or experienced disc golfers who want to to play a round with variety of discs, but not all of their throwers. It holds about 10 discs, and can handle larger discs like the Condor. The single-sling design can be adjust for either shoulder. It has a drink holder for your water bottle and a pocket for miscellaneous items. The Slinger is at the low end of the category price scale at $19.99.
Infinite Stealth Bag
Infinite Stealth Bag w/Bladder
The third most popular Economy Backpack Bag is the Infinite Stealth Bag. This popular bag is a kind of a niche bag. With only room for up to eight discs, the Stealth Bag is perfect for speed rounds, tough mountain courses, traveling light, or rounds using only a few discs. Though minimalist by design, the Stealth still has a water bottle holder and a pocket for snacks, phones, etc. The sleek bag even has a version with a two-liter water bladder to keep you hydrated as you play. The regular Stealth is the model that earned the third place spot, while the bladder version came in sixth place. The Stealth runs $29.99 for the regular bag, and $37.99 w/bladder. As of this posting, we are out of the Stealth and Stealth w/Bladder. We don’t anticipate getting more until 2020. Watch our weekly newsletter for updates.
The Prodigy BP3 is next on the list. This bag holds up to 17 discs. It has two zippered pouches and a drink holder. It also has a deep putter pocket on the top of the bag. The BP3 has reinforced, padded straps for comfort. The bottom of the bag is made with a waterproof material, making it great for mornings when there is dew on the ground. This bag, like the Trooper, can be used as a backpack for school, vacations, hiking, etc. The BP-3 sells for $29.99.
Innova Discover Pack
The final economy disc golf backpack on our list is the Innova Discover bag. This bag holds up to 15 discs. It has an internal U-frame with a divider to keep the discs from flopping around when the bag is not full. It has a Velcro pocket on one side and a drink holder on the other. It also has a zippered putter pouch on top. Use the bag on the disc golf course, day hikes, or as a school bag. The discover back ties the Slinger for the least expensive bag at $19.99.
The price point for this category of bags makes them attractive to beginners and veteran players looking for a smaller bag. They are great for someone just starting out, or for youth players who aren’t quite big enough for a larger bag. Check out our full line of economy bags here: Economy Disc Golf Backpack Bags
Check out our entire line of disc golf bags, discs and accessories at InfiniteDiscs.com
For a more recent article, check out the best disc golf bags of 2021 here.
This is a topic I spent lots and lots of time researching before I made my upgrade from shoulder bag to backpack. I’m very picky when it comes to investing money into tools to make tasks more efficient, so I read articles, reviews and watched videos about all of the different backpacks I could find. Every backpack I researched had shortcomings compared to one elite backpack I thought was just too expensive for my needs.
Over the months and months I researched, I saved a few dollars here and there and wound up taking the plunge and investing in the GRIP Equipment BX because I know I will not want a new bag for a LONG time! I have yet to find a reason to regret my decision because it is the perfect backpack. To me, rather than spend $20-$40 on a less-than-premium new bag every couple of years for the rest of my disc golfing life and potentially spend upwards of $400 every decade on bags, why not just get what I’m really happy with and take care of it so it lasts me 10+ years for around $300? I know not everyone wants to drop that amount on a bag, but that’s just my two cents.
I agree, but I think this post is directed more toward the beginner disc golfer who isn’t sure whether they will stick with the sport and just want the minimal stuff while still remaining comfortable and keeping discs accessible. For instance, when I began, I used a simple sling bag which I used for over a year in several small tournaments. Although I now have upgraded, but I don’t regret buying the cheap, small bag when I was beginning and unsure whether I actually would get out on the course enough to warrant purchasing a higher-end bag because it forced me to become familiar with a few discs and lower my scores by skill rather than extensive disc choice. I would not recommend a Grip bag for any beginner, although are potentially the highest quality bags on the market. Again, I agree with you for more advanced players who know they will stick with the sport, but I think those people are unlikely to be looking at these bags anyway.
What you say is true. In this blog we were looking only at the “economy backpack” sales, so we did not include the higher-end bags that more experienced players tend to use. A lot of those frequent players are also moving more toward carts as well. We were looking more at the cheaper stuff like you see here:
We’ve noticed a sort of polarization in the market where backpack buyers are swinging more toward “cheaper” and the more experienced, competitive players are swinging more toward carts (or backpack carts to hold their beloved high-end bags). We wrote a blog about that after the State of Disc Golf survey at the beginning of the year but will probably revisit it again. We’ll also consider doing a write-up on higher end backpacks. Thanks for reading!
I appreciate your feedback and comments. I agree about getting a good bag that will last a long time. For my disc golfing, an overwhelming majority of the time I grab my regular bag and cart and head to the course. A small percentage of the time, I still grab my first bag, an Innova starter bag. I do that when I only want to throw a few specific discs. Mainly practice rounds. I’m glad I still have it, and that it is still holding up after seven years. For me, and for beginners still trying out the sport, there is a market for these inexpensive, smaller bags.
Once someone decides that they want to take this sport ‘seriously’ (Active in leagues and tournaments), I think they should seriously consider your advice and get a good, quality bag that will last for many years. Spend a little more now on something that will last a long time. But also keep the starter bag for certain circumstances.
I have just started playing golf and I was thinking of investing in a bag which is ideal for beginners. I have already invested in the best driver for beginners after a lot of research and now I wanted a golf bag that could meet my needs. You have given the best information here to beginners. Thanks