by Andrew Stilwell, AmateurGolf.com
As the world begins to reopen, and golf travel becomes more than quick trips between your home and your local driving range home course, you’re going to need some assurance that your clubs will be able to travel as safely as you will.
A quality travel cover bag is a necessity for any golfer who wants to take the stress out of traveling with their golf clubs. No matter where you are going, or how many golf trips you have planned this year, the Alpha Mid Travel Cover ($279.99) from OGIO will be ready for anywhere you and your clubs are headed.
OGIO (an acronym for “Our Gear is Organized”) has been a leading innovator of sports and travel bags, backpacks and golf bags for the past 30 years. True to the company name, the Alpha Mid Travel Cover will keep your golf gear very organized, from your bag and clubs, all the way down to your golf shoes and smaller accessories.
The Alpha series of travel bags was designed by OGIO as “a travel cover that can hold clubs, clothes, shoes, balls, and still have room to bring home souvenirs.” The Alpha Mid joins the Alpha ($219.99) and Alpha Max ($379.99) as the perfect center point of the Alpha line. The travel cover is ideal for those who want a high-quality travel bag, but one that comes with a few extra “bells and whistles” than your basic travel cover.
Measuring 51" long x 13" wide x 14" high, the OGIO Alpha Mid Travel Cover provides a perfect fit for any cart or stand golf bags, and includes a top layer of additional padding at the top of the bag certain to provide additional peace of mind for your clubs and bag during travel. The easy D-shaped front zipper panel makes loading and unloading your clubs very easy, and with a weight of less than 10 pounds, you won’t be forced to lug around so much unnecessary extra weight when you are loading your clubs or transporting them to your next destination.
One of the nice design features of the Alpha Mid is the reinforced external compression straps with integrated handles, which make for very easy handling. In addition to the top handle, perfect for pulling your travel bag around on wheels that could be best described as “buttery smooth,” there are two additional handles located around the bag’s midsection. The compression straps will keep your equipment inside snug and safe, and can be tightened and secured to the player’s preference. The convenient handle placement makes loading and unloading a breeze. Internally there are two more compression straps, designed to keep your clubs as safe as possible while in motion.
The Alpha Mid is constructed with the avid golfer in mind, and includes ample storage for any items needed during travel. On the front side of the exterior of the bag, there is a zippered compartment towards the top, perfect for any smaller accessories like golf gloves, valuable pouches, or range finders. There is also a larger zippered compartment towards the bag’s mid-section with an interior Velcro strap, a perfect fit for your golf shoes. Inside the bag, there is a mesh pocket, ideal for storing a rain suit or quarter-zip pullover. On the bag’s underside, there is a skid plate and rails for abrasion protection, and a clear contact card holder for quick identification.
Known for their quality materials, OGIO’s Alpha Mid is constructed with high quality, durable 1200D ballistic polyester fabric, which means that even with constant travel, your travel bag will hold up and you won’t have to worry about rips and tears. If by chance something does happen to your bag, the Alpha Mid comes equipped with OGIO’s 2-year warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you won’t have to worry.
If you’re curious as to the main differences between the OGIO Alpha Mid and other bags in the line, all three bags stand easily upright, feature the wide-mouth D-shaped LID opening, and include internal and external compression. The Alpha Mid, while featuring the ballistic fabric of the Alpha Max, does not include the SLED (Structural Load Equalizing Deck), Internal Reinforced foam wrap, or the ability to accommodate a Staff Bag like the Alpha Max.
The Alpha Mid features 3 organization spaces, compared to the Alpha’s 2, and the Alpha Max’s 4.
In my opinion, the Alpha Mid is just what the walking competitive amateur -- who usually travels with a lightweight stand bag -- needs.
The OGIO Alpha Mid currently is available in three colors: black, grey, and “haze” (currently unavailable as of this writing), which can best be described as a dark navy blue. It ships for free from OGIO, and also includes an exclusive offer for a free return shipment from Ship Sticks with your order. Don't forget the AmateurGolf.com member offer code below when you place your order.
If you’re looking for the perfect travel bag for the avid Amateur Golfer, look no further than OGIO’s Alpha Mid, and we hope you enjoy your next golf trip!
HOW TO ORDER
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