Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag Review

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Every time Vessel comes out with a new golf bag, it’s met with rave reviews. The Player IV Pro is no exception. If you’re someone who appreciates quality and fine craftsmanship, expects the very best in terms of performance and function, and puts faith in a brand golfers across the world trust, the Player IV stand bag is for you. The minute you get this bag out on the course, I’m confident you won’t have any regrets.

Paul Liberatore Paul Liberatore
January 12, 2024
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You will get: 15 pockets each have their own function and provide plenty of storage. Patented Rotator Stand system provides maximum stability and balance. Tour-grade synthetic leather looks incredible and has structural integrity.

I spent a few hours laying on the couch enjoying the PNC Father Son Championship this past weekend.  I absolutely love watching this tournament because it brings together the game’s legends, up-and-coming stars, and the youthful future of the game altogether in one place.

While the Langers played flawlessly on Sunday, and watching Tiger and Charlie Woods was worth the entertainment in its own right, there was another thing I couldn’t help but notice. . .  Nearly everyone in the field, pros and amateurs alike, had a Vessel golf bag.

This didn’t come as any surprise as it’s no secret that Vessel is the preferred golf bag for the game’s best players, but there was hardly any other manufacturer represented. 

It also got me thinking about the latest Vessel bag I tried out, the Player IV Pro stand bag.  This bag is really cool and just might be my favorite Vessel bag to date.  I’m going to tell you all about it in today’s review, so be sure to stick around until the end.

Key Features

  • Equilibrium 2.0 Double Strap self-adjusts to your optimal level of comfort and balance.
  • Patented Rotator Stand System provides maximum balance and stability.
  • 15 strategically designed pockets give you plenty of storage and keep your gear protected and secure.
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Who Should Buy the Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag?

The Vessel Player IV Pro stand bag is the perfect bag for golfers that appreciate quality and expect top-tier performance from their equipment.

Not only does this bag look like a million bucks, it’s expertly crafted, and has all the features you need to get the most out of your time on the course.

If you like to walk, have an eye for quality, and want the very best in terms of performance, the Player IV Pro stand bag is for you.

Design and Technology

We’ve got a lot to talk about when it comes to the Vessel Player IV Pro’s tech and design features.

The first thing that jumps out to me is the Tour-grade synthetic material this bag is made of.  Unlike a lot of other golf bags that are made of cheap canvas or low-grade synthetics, the material used in the construction of the Player IV Pro is proven to last and downright looks great. 

Next is the Equilibrium 2.0 dual strap system.  Most stand bags require you to manually adjust the straps to your liking.  Not so with the Player IV Pro.  It’s straps self-adjust and stay in place to provide you the ideal weight distribution and highest level of comfort. 

To make for an even more comfortable carry, the Player IV Pro has a compression molded neoprene back panel for extra cushion.

The patented Rotator Stand System is one-of-a-kind too.  This system rotates and contours with the surface every time you set the Player IV Pro down on the ground.  This ensures ultimate balance and stability.  I’ve yet to have the Player IV Pro tip over when I set it down. 

The 9.5” top is larger than previous iterations.  Available in both 6 and 14-way designs, this new design keeps your clubs protected and organization has never been easier. 

Now let’s talk about the pockets of the Player IV Pro.  There are 15 in total, but there’s a few that really set this bag apart. 

First is the large garment pocket.  Not only does this pocket give you more than enough room to store all your extra clothing, it also features an internal valuables pocket that comes with a lock.  You won’t ever have to worry about your most precious items succumbing to outside elements or getting lost.

Next is the magnetic side pocket.  This is the perfect place to store items you need throughout your round.  Its location allows for easy access, even while the bag is strapped over your shoulders. 

The Player IV Pro also makes it easy to keep your favorite drinks cool throughout your entire round.  It comes with two cooler-lined sleeves that have expandable magnetic closures.  There’s also a third, fully insulated pocket.

The ball pocket is a step above too.  Not only can you have it personalized for a small upcharge, but it features internal organization, so you’ll always know where your gear is at.

There are plenty of useful features on this bag’s exterior.  They include a Velcro glove patch, bottle opener/towel ring, pen and tee holders, a hook and loop umbrella holder, and a matching rain hood. 

The Player IV has a ton of storage and some of the most functional features I’ve ever seen on a golf bag, not to mention it’s well-built.

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Specs

The Vessel Player IV Pro stand bag weighs 6.55 pounds in the 6-way top model and 7.45 pounds in the 14-way top model. 

Both models measure 14” long by 12.5” wide by 35” high. 

They’re available in colors of pebbled black, pebbled white, pebbled grey, pebbled navy, iron brew. 

Our Experience

Not that it came as a surprise, but I couldn’t have been more impressed with the Vessel Player IV stand bag. 

Not only is this bag one of the trendiest bags on the market, it’s incredibly functional, and expertly constructed. 

I’m a huge fan of Vessel’s Equilibrium 2.0 dual strap system.  I love the fact that it self-adjusts, and I don’t have to worry about fiddling with straps every time I take it out to play.  The neoprene pad also provides an extra level of comfort. 

When it comes to pockets, I’ve never seen a bag with so many different and strategically placed pockets.  Each one serves a viable purpose and it’s never been easier to keep all my extra gear organized. 

On the whole, the Vessel Player IV exceeds my expectations.

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9.8Expert Score
Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag Review
Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag Review

Every time Vessel comes out with a new golf bag, it’s met with rave reviews. The Player IV Pro is no exception. If you’re someone who appreciates quality and fine craftsmanship, expects the very best in terms of performance and function, and puts faith in a brand golfers across the world trust, the Player IV stand bag is for you. The minute you get this bag out on the course, I’m confident you won’t have any regrets.

Innovation
9.8
Performance
9.8
Design/Sound/Feel
9.8
Value
9.8
PROS
  • 15 pockets each have their own function and provide plenty of storage.
  • Patented Rotator Stand system provides maximum stability and balance.
  • Tour-grade synthetic leather looks incredible and has structural integrity.
CONS
  • Price point is higher than other stand bags.
  • Personalization may add to shipping times.
  • May not be the ideal bag for golfers that prefer to ride in a cart.

Conclusion

Every time Vessel comes out with a new golf bag, it’s met with rave reviews.  The Player IV Pro is no exception. 

If you’re someone who appreciates quality and fine craftsmanship, expects the very best in terms of performance and function, and puts faith in a brand golfers across the world trust, the Player IV stand bag is for you.  The minute you get this bag out on the course, I’m confident you won’t have any regrets. 

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Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag Review
Vessel Player IV Pro Stand Bag Review

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