Ogio hits the refresh button, introduces new Alpha Convoy golf bags

Ogio hits the refresh button, introduces new Alpha Convoy golf bags

Almost two years after Callaway purchased the company, Ogio is getting a refresh.

Ogio, which was founded in 1987, makes a variety of personal-storage products, including backpacks, luggage and golf bags. Now part of the Callaway family, the brand is looking to connect more closely to their owner and also reinvent themselves as a modern maker of performance bags deeply designed with an emphasis on "organization, durability, protection, ergonomics, mobility and sustainability."

The refresh not only means a new logo, website and branding, but it also means a pair of new golf bags as part of the Alpha Convoy collection. The bags are designed to invoke a rugged feeling with bold colors and a design putting utility first. Built with premium materials, including Cordura's EcoMade recycled plastic fabric, the construction is designed to be durable and environmentally friendly.

There's the 514 Cart bag and the 514 RTC (Range-to-Cart) bag, with the RTC moniker an invented designation for a player who wants the room and features of a fully-loaded cart bag, but with the convenience of a stand.

Each of the bags has 14 full-length dividers, including room for a large putter. The 514 Cart has 10 zippered pockets, including two mesh stash pockets, a cooler pocket and water bottle pocket with ports for drainage, Fidlock magnetic closure for your cart strap and separately for your towel, as well a removable ball pocket for perhaps a range session shag bag.

The 514 RTC has eight pockets instead of 10, mainly to make room for the stand, and it weighs 6.8 lbs instead of 6.4 with the cart stand.

Both bags retail for $300.

Ultimately, the Alpha Convoy collection is a series of nine pieces, including a 25-liter fully loaded backpack, a 25-28-liter rolltop backpack, two 20-liter everyday backpacks, three four-wheel travel bags of varying size and the aforementioned golf bags.

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