The new for 2018 Pathfinder 3 push cart was named the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Best Golf Push Cart for 2018. It is smaller than the stalwart Sun Mountain Speed Cart and weighs only 16 pounds.
The article said, “Sun Mountain’s newest pushcart was built for ease of use: The opening and closing of just one latch is required to fold and unfold the Pathfinder 3. Bungee cords are positioned to secure your bag to the cart, and the supports that the bungees are attached to are adjustable so you can fit a wide range of different size bags on the pushcart.”
Pathfinder 3 is scheduled to be in stores in July. (Click here to sign-up to be notified when the Pathfinder 3 is available.)
The full Golf Digest Best Golf Transport story can be found here.
New for 2018, Sun Mountain is supercharging two of its top-selling golf bags with portable power packs. The bags have an external USB port wired to a portable power pack capable of recharging a mobile phone and powering a mobile device. Supercharged C-130 cart bag will be golf shops in June with a retail price of $279.99 and the Supercharged 4.5 carry bag will be in stores by August at $249.99.
The Supercharged golf bags come equipped with a 7800 mAh rechargeable, portable power pack capable of recharging a mobile phone three times. This power pack has two USB ports, one standard and one rapid-charging, allowing recharging of multiple devices at the same time.
Sun Mountain President Ed Kowachek explained, “The ability to recharge on the go is important to the ever-increasing number of golfers who use their mobile phones to run GPS apps and stream music on the course.”
Supercharged C-130 offers all the award-winning golfer-friendly features that have made the C-130 the top-selling golf cart bag: a 14-way top with a putter well, an abundance of pocket space, Smart Straps that offer a better way to secure the bag to a golf cart, an easy-access range finder pocket and now the elegantly integrated portable power pack. Supercharged 4.5 is a supercharged version of the Sun Mountain 4.5LS carry bag. Both bags are available in three different colors: black; navy/white/red; and desert camo.
The Sun Mountain Hybrid Golf Jacket is ideal for cooler days, combining the warmth of quilted body panels to keep the core warm and motion-friendly stretch panels for freedom of movement. Hybrid is available in jacket and vest styles for men and as a jacket for women.
The men’s Hybrid Golf Jacket and Golf Vest feature windproof, quilted panels for warmth; stretch panels under the arm and through the elbow for maximize range of motion; DWR finish on the quilted panels for water resistance; stand-up, comfort collar; inside chest pocket and zippered, hand-warmer pockets; and locking zipper pulls. The men’s Jacket is available in royal, black or steel. The men’s Hybrid Vest is available in royal, black, steel or platinum.
The Hybrid women’s golf jacket is available in amethyst, black, or glacier/navy and features an athletic cut; windproof, quilted body panels; stretch arm and side panels; two-way zipper; stand-up, zip-through collar with chin-guard; and zippered, hand warmer pockets.
Since its introduction, the Sun Mountain 2Five golf bag has been the lightest, full-featured bag on the market. Weight-saving components used by Sun Mountain include carbon-fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plastics, and ultra-lightweight fabric. For 2018, the new 2.5+ will have increased durability, increased comfort, and more storage. All of these improvements without a price increase and adding only three ounces in weight.
“We added the equivalent weight of two golf balls while increasing durability, comfort and pocket space,” said Ed Kowachek, President of Sun Mountain Sports. “We’re satisfied with that trade off and think golfers will be, too.”
Some details on the improvements are:
• Added durability with a change from 70 denier to 100 denier fabric
• Increased comfort with wider shoulder straps and higher-grade padding
• Added storage with a new, zippered spine pocket and a dedicated beverage pouch
2.5+ is truly a full-size golf bag featuring a 9” top and four, full-length club dividers. 2.5+ doesn’t skimp on conveniences either, offering five pockets including a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, two accessory pockets, and a beverage pouch.
2.5+ also includes the details that have made Sun Mountain the #1 bag in golf: durable top with built-in handle, sturdy bottom with the patented Roller-Bottom leg mechanism for quick and strong leg action, Sun Mountain’s proprietary X-Strap® Dual Strap shoulder strap system, lumbar hip pad with AirFlow System, umbrella attachment, towel holder, top-mounted leg mechanism for added stability, pen holder, and a color-coordinating rainhood.
You can make if fit your style, too, with eight different color combinations.
What is a Sunday golf bag?
A Sunday bag is a lightweight golf bag meant to be easier to carry and typically smaller than a standard golf bag; intended to carry a limited number of clubs and the bare minimum of accessories.
The name originated back in the day, when most people observed the Sabbath and weren’t allowed to work on Sundays, including caddies. The lack of caddies meant golfers had to carry their own bags so they opted for a smaller/lighter bag.
A typical Sunday bag has a smaller diameter top, less club dividers and no structure, that is, no solid base and no side supports. Some have one rigid support and are referred to as ‘pencil’ bags.
The best Sunday golf bags offer the ultra-lightweight without skimping on features.
One Sun Mountain Sunday bag is the Leather Sunday Bag. It’s constructed from a supple, premium leather with a 9″ top and four, full length dividers. It offers a classic look with modern necessities like graphite shaft protection.
Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag was awarded Best Sunday bag by MyGolfSpy even though it’s not technically a Sunday bag. It just offers the same benefit of a Sunday golf bag – ultra lightweight.
Sun Mountain’s lightest golf bags weigh the same as a Sunday bag while offering a full-size top, full-length club dividers, structured sides, solid base, stand mechanism and a full complement of pockets.
For the 2018 Sun Mountain collection of ultra-lightweight golf bags that offers the benefits of a Sunday bag, look to the 2.5+ and the Front 9.
Sun Mountain has long been the innovator and market leader in golf push carts and now has a collection of golf push cart accessories to round-out the offerings.
The latest push cart accessories include: cigar holder, cooler tube, cup holders, golf push cart rain cover, cart gloves (mitts), range finder bag, sand/seed bottle and umbrellas for protection from sun and/or rain. Additional push cart accessories are model specific, such as the Speed Cart mesh basket and the Micro-Cart cooler.
These newest accessories join the existing collection of golf push cart covers that offer a convenient way to store and transport a golf push cart. There’s a three-wheeled Speed Cart cover and covers that fit the four-wheeled Micro-Cart® and the Reflex® cart. These covers help keep grass clippings out of the car and offer lift and carry straps for easier transportation.
The new golf push cart covers offer a large U-shaped opening, two-way zipper, durable Tough-Tek material in wear areas, removable carry strap with slip-resistant shoulder pad, and lift handles with a wrapped grip.
The Sun Mountain Lightweight Series (LS) golf stand bags offer a full range of features and weights to please the individual golfer’s preferences. Bags include the minimalist’s two-and-a-half pound 2Five bag, the 3.5 LS, 4.5 LS and the cart bag with legs, five-and-a half pound 5.5 LS. With each progressively larger number comes additional pockets and features and a corresponding additional pound of weight. This Lightweight Series of golf stand bags is available now in stores and on-line with retail prices of 2Five ($219), 3.5LS ($229), 4.5LS ($209), and 5.5LS ($239).
Sun Mountain has entered a licensing agreement to create and market a new line of Under Armour golf bags. The 2017 collection includes two stand bags (Speedround $239.99, Match Play $259.99) and one cart bag (Armada $259.99). These new golf bags are scheduled to be at on- and off-course golf specialty stores beginning in April. Interested retailers should contact their Under Armour sales representatives to place an order.
The UA Storm Speedround golf stand bag is the lightest bag in the collection and offers a 9”, 4-way divided top and the X-Strap® Dual Strap System for easy on/off. Speedround offers nine pockets, two are water resistant, and comes in men’s and women’s styles with a retail price of $239.99.
The UA Storm Match Play golf stand bag features a 9.5”, 4-way divided top and the E-Z Fit© Dual Strap System for customizable fit. Match Play offers 11 pockets, two are water resistant. Retail price is $259.99.
UA Storm Armada is a golf cart bag with a 10.5”, 14-way divided top and single shoulder strap. Armada features 10 pockets, two are water resistant, and the new Smart Strap System to secure the bag to the golf cart. Retail price is $259.99.