Cold Weather Golf Gear

The right cold weather golf gear can add months to your golf season.

The basic ingredients include a thermal golf layer to keep you warm, a wind breaker to block the wind, a waterproof golf jacket and pants to keep you dry, winter golf mittens to keep your hands warm between shots, and a thermal hat or ear warmer to keep your head warm.

The Sun Mountain golf gear to keep you warm includes wool sweaters, half zip pullovers, and full zip vests and jackets in men’s and women’s styles.

Golf wind jackets by Sun Mountain are lightweight windbreakers available as pullovers, vests, sweaters and jackets.

Cold Weather Golf Gear

Waterproof golf rain gear by Sun Mountain ranges from emergency, packable rain suits to the latest in 37.5 waterproof/breathable technology. Styles include half-zip pullovers, full-zip jackets, and short sleeve golf jackets. Women’s golf rain gear, too.

Other cold weather golf gear includes thermal hats, ear warmers and super, handy golf mittens to keep your hands warm between shots.

So, layer up and extend your golf season.

New Ski and Snowboard Travel Bag

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For the winter of 2016-17, Sun Mountain is bringing its award-winning golf travel bag design to its new SkiGlider ski travel bag and FreeGlider snowboard travel bag. The SkiGlider and FreeGlider are the only ski and snowboard travel bags that have extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of their weight, while eliminating the repeated heavy lifting required by traditional travel bags. The SkiGlider and FreeGlider come in Gunmetal Blue or Black-Red color schemes and retail for $299.99.

The SkiGlider ski travel bag and FreeGlider snowboard travel bag already have earned the endorsement of the U.S. National Ski Patrol. They are based on our ClubGlider golf travel bag, which was named the best golf travel cover for 2016 by Golf Digest magazine for its size, durability and maneuverability.

The SkiGlider and FreeGlider go from parking lot to check-in counter at airports and mountain resorts thanks to legs that extend and support 100% of the bags’ weight, and pivoting high-impact wheels with durable heat-treated axles that handle corners and curbs with ease. Once checked in, the legs easily retract in a single motion for travel or storage. SkiGlider and FreeGlider offer the protection of traditional ski and snowboard travel bags while eliminating the need for repeated heavy lifting every time the check-in line moves 3 feet.

The SkiGlider holds two pairs of skis up to 190 cm, boots and poles with room for a helmet and other gear. Made of 1200 D Polyester, the upper is fully padded and reinforced in wear areas to protect skis, and has three internally accessed pockets and heavy-duty, two-way zippers running the full length for easy packing. Skis are secured by three internal cinch straps and a padded pouch at the base for protection. The legs retract into a molded tray at the base for travel. The bag weighs 13.2 lbs. and folds down to 26” X 14” X 14” for storage.

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The FreeGlider holds two snowboards up to 166 cm and two pairs of boots with extra room. It features similar construction and protection, but has one internal cinch strap, one internally/externally accessed pocket and one internally accessed pocket. The bag weighs 13.35 lbs. and folds down to 26” x 12” x 14” for storage.

Sun Mountain Has New Best Golf Rain Gear

Sun Mountain has a new top-of-the-line collection of golf rain gear for 2017 called Elite. The Elite Rain Jacket and Pants use waterproof fabric technology called 37.5 that has a two-year guarantee and offers up to 3X more breathability than competitors plus the stretch golfers need. 37.5 fabric dries much faster than most waterproof fabrics, too, diminishing wet cling.

“We are continually searching for technologies to improve the function of our outerwear,” explained Sun Mountain Vice President of Outerwear, Mark Heydon. “The new Elite Rain Jacket and Pants are made with the ultimate fabric that has a waterproof rating as high as any rain jacket we’ve ever offered, while being extremely breathable, and stretching like our RainFlex.”

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Elite’s three-layer construction with 37.5 Technology keeps you dry inside and out by maintaining an ideal core temperature.

The body strives to maintain a core temperature of 37.5° C, and people are most comfortable when the microclimate next to the skin has a relative humidity of 37.5%. Not surprisingly, this ideal 37.5 comfort zone is also the ideal performance zone.

With 37.5 Technology, patented active particles in the fabric capture and remove perspiration vapor, using body heat to accelerate the process. The hotter a person becomes, the stronger the force removing perspiration vapor.

The bottom line is that 37.5 Technology helps maintain the zone of comfort and performance by breathing 50% to 300% better than competitors while maintaining waterproof protection. 37.5 fabric also dries up to five times faster than competitors, diminishing wet cling. And 37.5 Technology is made with naturally derived materials, so won’t irritate the skin, and the active particles are permanently embedded in the fabric, so will never degrade.

The Elite Rain Jacket offers significant four-way stretch and features high-quality, two-way YKK waterproof zipper, adjustable cuffs and two hand warmer pockets. Available in sizes M-XXL, with S and XXXL available in black. $299.99.

Elite Rain Pants feature Auto-Fit™ stretch waist with zipper fly and belt loops, two front pockets with zippered pass-through, back pocket with Velcro® closure and a snap system to shorten the pants 2.5 inches. Additional features include protective fabric overlay on the inside ankle and deep lower leg zippers for easy on and off over shoes. Available in sizes S-XXL. $259.99.

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New and Improved 2017 Golf Push Carts

Since ushering in the golf push cart movement in 1999 with the introduction of the Speed Cart; Sun Mountain has continually refined and improved its carts. New for 2017 are the three-wheeled Speed Cart GT and four-wheeled Micro-Cart GT. Notable updates include a redesigned bag support that more easily accommodates golf stand bags and a new collection of add-on accessories.

New for 2017, Speed Cart GT features a redesigned upper bag bracket to better hold golf stand bags plus top and bottom bungee straps to more securely hold the bag. The cart’s redesigned storage tray has a new mobile phone slot, a new drink holder, and an updated mesh basket. Speed Cart comes standard with an umbrella holder, scorecard holder, and padded storage tray.

Speed Cart GT folds down to W37” X H16” X D13” and weighs 17.25 lbs.

Sun Mountain Speed Cart GT golf push cart

New on the Micro-Cart GT is a self-latching, lower bracket that clicks effortlessly into place when opening the cart and easily disengages when folding. An improved E-Z Latch on the upper bracket simplifies adjusting the handle height. Also new, is an upper bag bracket that has been redesigned to better hold stand bags. The new bracket also includes two bungee straps to more securely hold the golf bag. The front axle has also been improved with a no-tools-required system to extend the front axle by two inches to accommodate larger golf bags. The new Micro-Cart GT also offers an updated drink holder and new mesh basket to hold head covers, wind breakers, etc. Micro-Cart comes standard with an umbrella holder and a console with padded valuables compartment, magnetic scorecard holder, and pencil, ball, and tee holders.

Micro-Cart GT folds to: W27” X H17” X D13” and weighs 16.6 lbs.

Sun Mountain Micro-Cart GT golf push cart

There is also an ever growing collection of golf push cart accessories including a water bottle cooler, range finder compartment, and cigar holder to go along with new cart covers and wheel covers.


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Best-Selling C-130 Golf Cart Bag Gets Even Better

C-130 continues as Sun Mountain’s best-selling golf cart bag. The 2017 C-130 offers the abundance of pocket space and golfer-friendly features that have kept it in the top spot for eight years plus some new features such as Smart Straps that offer a new way to secure the bag to a golf cart, more velour-lined valuable pockets and an easy-access range finder pocket. The 2017 C-130 will be available on-line and in stores in August at a suggested retail price of $229.99.

What helped the C-130 become the best-selling golf cart bag is being designed to work optimally on a riding cart. All pockets and zippers are accessible when the bag is on a cart and the reverse oriented top positions the short irons in the front and driver and woods in the back, so you don’t need to reach over a driver to get to a wedge.

What has kept the C-130 at the top is continual improvement. New for 2017 is a Smart Strap system offering two Velcro® straps to secure the bag to the cart and eliminate the need for the traditional cart strap. The challenge with the traditional cart strap is that, if left too loose, the bag can twist sideways and if tightened too tight, the strap can restrict club access. The Smart Straps will keep the bag from twisting while still offering full and easy club and pocket access.

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Also new for 2017 is range finder pocket positioned at the top of the bag for easy access and three velour-lined valuables pockets, one offering protection from rain.

By the numbers, C-130 offers a 10.5” diameter, 14-way top with full-length individual club-dividers plus an integrated putter well. For pockets, C-130 offers ten pockets: two full-length clothing pockets; a cooler pocket; three velour-lined valuables pockets, one is water resistant; an easy access range finder pocket; plus several ball and accessories pockets. Other cart-friendly features on the C-130 include the three handles integrated into the top that offer multiple hand-holds for picking the bag up to take on and off of the cart.

For 2017, C-130 is available in 11 different colors ranging from the standard Black to the head-turning Gunmetal-Gray-Flash.

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Additional models of the C-130 available in 2017 are the C-130 5-way offering a top with five club dividers instead of 14 and the C-130S stand bag version.

2Five Golf Bag Reviews

The Sun Mountain 2Five lightweight golf bag continues to receives positive reviews from the golf media.

Weighing only 2.5 pounds, it’s the lightest full-featured golf bag on the market. To put 2.5 pounds into perspective, that’s about the same weight as two wedges, or a pair of golf shoes, or three cans of a soft-drink. When you lift up the 2Five, it’s more like lifting off as the bag seems to launch off the ground.

The bag is made up of carbon fiber legs, lightweight nylonfabric, and high density foam, while featuring a comfortable X-Strap Dual Strap System. The 2Five doesn’t skimp on conveniences, either, offering four pockets including a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, water bottle pouch, and ball and accessory pocket.

Along with winning the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for best lightweight golf bag, it also won the best Sunday bag (and it’s not even a Sunday bag, it’s just as light as one) in the yearly awards by

Below are two mentions of the bag in June issues of Golf magazine and Golfweek.


2Five is offered in 11 different colors at $219.99.


Golf Push Carts are Gaining Popularity with Young Golfers

Sun Mountain’s Speed Cart V1 Sport was mentioned in Golfweek’s story about the rise of interst in  golf push carts  by youth and college golfers.

The article said, “Not so long ago, golf carts were almost more of a hassle than carrying your clubs. They offered no storage, tipped over on slopes, and would have to be dragged across the course on two wobbly wheels. Worst of all, they didn’t look cool. But thanks to recent upgrades and innovation, push carts are finally making their mark in the golf world, especially in millennials.”V1_Speed_Cart

The newest version of Sun Mountain’s category-changing Speed Cart® golf push cart, the V1 Sport, combines the most popular features of past Speed Cart models with new colors and graphics plus it folds and unfolds easier than ever, has an improved brake system, and mag wheels.

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Golf Digest Awards Sun Mountain Best Golf Travel Bag

The Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag has been named the best golf travel cover by Golf Digest magazine. The magazine’s editors chose the ClubGlider based upon its size, durability and maneuverability. ClubGlider is the only golf travel bag that has extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of the weight. Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world. The full story is available here. .

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The article said, “When we think of the ideal travel case, we think about size: big enough to fit our clubs, shoes, raingear, and maybe an extra sweater or two—but not so big that the clubs are moving around. Sun Mountain’s ClubGlider Meridian nails that balance. We also think about durability. Your travel bag takes a beating when you fly. You need something that’s going to survive that experience and keep your clubs safe. The final thing we’re looking for in our travel cases is maneuverability. That’s where the legs of the Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian come in. Pull out the legs to make your bag feel like nothing when you’re wheeling it around, and then retract the legs when it’s time for your bag to board.”

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Sun Mountain Founder Rick Reimers said, “The leg on the ClubGlider is singularly unique and really sets it apart from the competition. We’re honored the Editors of Golf Digest agree!”

Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game–making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf.

Sun Mountain Named Best Golf Bags by Golf Digest

Two Sun Mountain golf bags have been awarded Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for 2016. For the category of best golf cart bag the editors chose the Sun Mountain C-130. The Sun Mountain 2Five was awarded best lightweight golf bag. Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world. The full story is available on-line here.

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“We are honored and flattered that of the hundreds of different golf bag models in the market, two Sun Mountain bags have been singled out as the best,” said Sun Mountain Founder, Rick Reimers. “Our company’s heritage is in designing and building a better golf bag and it’s incredibly gratifying for our dedication and work to be recognized and awarded.”

Golf Digest said, “Advances in lightweight materials, strap systems and stand mechanisms …have raised the intrinsic value of (golf) bags. If designers make it easier to get to a pocket or lessen the load on your shoulders, back or legs, you’re likely to play better.”

The Editors’ Choice awards for best golf bags had seven divisions: Classic, Cart, Carry, Lightweight, Hybrid, Specialty and Sunday with Sun Mountain picking up the awards for Best Golf Cart Bag and Best Lightweight Golf Bag.

Sun Mountain C-130 was named best golf cart bag. About the C-130 the article said, “Sun Mountain’s C-130 cart bag has three handles to make getting the bag on and off a cart a breeze, and the reverse-orientation top makes accessing clubs easy. All pockets are forward-facing, and the cart strap pass-through allows the bag to be secured to the cart without the strap covering any pockets.”

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Sun Mountain 2Five was named Best Lightweight Golf Bag. For the 2Five the magazine wrote, “The Sun Mountain 2Five is, as its name suggests, just 2½ pounds, although the bag remains highly functional, making it our top choice in the Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight division.”

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Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game–making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf.

XCR Golf Bag Offers Extra Club Room

The Sun Mountain XCR golf bag is designed with a larger top opening to offer Extra Club Room for ease in taking clubs out and in. XCR is a cart bag available in two models, one with a stand mechanism and one without. Offered in six different color combinations.

XCR golf bags offer a large, 11” diameter top with four, full-length club dividers. This larger top opening allows clubs to go in and out of the bag with ease; removing one more potential distraction from the game. XCR is available in six different color combinations including: black/gunmetal/citron, white/gunmetal cobalt, gray/gunmetal/orange, white/gunmetal/yellow, black/gunmetal and navy/red/white.

The XCR golf cart bag has ten pockets including two velour-lined valuables pockets, an expandable belly pocket, a beverage pouch and multiple accessory pockets.

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XCR golf stand bag is designed to be used primarily on a golf cart but offers a stand mechanism for those who like to take their bag to the practice range and prefer a stand bag. XCR stand bag has Sun Mountain’s patented Roller Bottom leg mechanism with ball joints for quicker, smoother leg action. The XCR stand bag offers seven pockets including two velour-lined valuables pockets and a large apparel pocket.

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