2Five Ready for Lift-Off

The new Sun Mountain 2Five golf bag is now shipping. 2Five is the lightest, full-featured golf bag on the market weighing in at the scant two and a half pounds. We were able to keep the weight so low thanks to the use of ultra-lightweight and durable fabrics like those used in mountaineering tents, carbon-fiber legs, and high strength-to-weight plastics. 2Five is available in 11 different colors at $219.99.

To put 2 ½ lbs. into perspective, that’s about the same weight as 3 cans of the beverage of your choice, or 2 wedges, or a pair of golf shoes. When you lift up the 2Five, it’s more like lifting off as the bag seems to launch off the ground.

As one might imagine, building the lightest weight, full-featured golf stand bag on the market requires meticulous attention to detail. Some of these details on 2Five are:

• ultra-lightweight and durable 70 denier fabrics like those used in outdoor equipment applications such as mountaineering tents
• super light, highly durable carbon fiber legs instead of the normal aluminum legs
• high strength-to-weight plastic top and bottom

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Golf Push Cart versus Pull Carts

The question: “What is the difference between a golf push cart and a golf pull cart?” came up in a discussion the other day. Once recovered from the ‘really?!’ look of surprise it was decided that maybe others had this question, too.

So, golf push cart vs golf pull cart. One obvious difference is that a push cart is pushed and, you guessed it, a pull cart is pulled. The biggest difference in the products is the number of wheels. The traditional pull cart, or trolley as they’re called in the UK, is a two-wheeled cart used to carry one’s golf clubs around the course. Golf push carts added an extra wheel to allow it to be pushed, and then later generations sometimes added a fourth wheel.

The purpose is the same, to carry the weight of the clubs so the golfer doesn’t have to.

The two-wheeled pull carts were the only option for decades. In the 1990’s the founder and owner of Sun Mountain Sports, Rick Reimers, saw someone jogging with a baby in a three-wheeled jog stroller and thought, “I wonder how that would work for golf?”

Well, it worked quite well as a matter of fact. Pushing is way easier than pulling and is less taxing on the shoulder muscles, muscles better used on the swing than on pulling a cart.

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ClubGlider Technology Expands to Luggage

ClubGlider® revolutionized the golf travel bag with the introduction of extendable legs that support all of the weight. That same technology is now being applied to a line of wheeled-luggage that includes a suitcase and a carry-on. ClubGlider Suitcase offers the same ease of use as the golf travel bag thanks to the extendable leg that supports 100% of the weight and then simply retracts away for travel. The suitcase is constructed with the same highly durable, ballistic-style nylon as the ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag. The ClubGlider Carry-On coordinates with the suitcase and is sized to fit in airplane overhead bins. Both pieces are available now at $349.99 for the suitcase and $239.99 for the carry-on.

ClubGlider suitcase and carry-on luggage

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Sun Mountain Speed Cart Cooler

Just in time for the dog days of summer, Sun Mountain is offering a push cart cooler that works on all of the company’s Speed Cart series of golf push carts.

Called the Cooler Pouch it has two zippered pockets – one that is insulated and will hold up to six, 12-ounce cans. A freezable insert is included with the cooler and fits into the insulated pocket to keep the contents cool and refreshing. The cooler has an additonal exterior mesh pocket to hold snacks and miscellaneous items.

This push cart cooler attaches easily to the frame of all Sun Mountain Speed Cart series golf push carts.

Retail price is $33.99.

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New Push Cart Folds Smaller, Easier

The new Reflex(TM) golf push cart from Sun Mountain folds and opens easier, has a smaller folded footprint and weighs less than other golf carts. With a new, innovative folding process, Reflex is arguably the easiest cart on the market to fold and unfold. At 51 cubic inches when folded and only 17 lbs., Reflex might fold the smallest and be the lightest push cart, too. Reflex carts are available now with a retail price of $259. Call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com to find your nearest retailer.

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Sun Mountain Reflex golf push cart

Thanks to the marvels of modern engineering, Sun Mountain Reflex folds into a small 25” x 15” x 11” footprint and then easily opens into a full-sized golf push cart with a wide, secure stance. The deluxe accessory console includes a scorecard holder, two padded valuables trays, golf ball storage, and a beverage holder.

Sun Mountain’s E-Z Latch System™ on the Reflex cart simplifies folding and unfolding the cart and adjusting the handle height. The handle on Reflex adjusts up and down and additionally has individual handles with 180 degrees of adjustability for further ergonomic fine-turning. Reflex also features a handle-mounted parking brake and an umbrella mount on the handle to hold an open umbrella over golfer and clubs.

Reflex is available in four color combinations: black, silver, black/lime, and charcoal/red.

To find your nearest Sun Mountain retailer visit www.sunmountain.com.

Sun Mountain Offering Three Models of Top Selling C-130 Cart Bag

For 2015, Sun Mountain is expanding its collection of top-selling C-130 golf cart bags to include three different models: a stand bag, a version with a 7-way divided top, and a 14-way divided top.

The C-130S stand bag is for cart-golfers who like to carry their bag to the practice range and enjoy the convenience of the stand. The C-130 7-way with a seven-way divided top is for those who don’t care for the individual club dividers, and the C-130 14-way is the traditional version of the C-130 for golfers who prefer the individual, club-divided top.

All versions of the C-130 are designed to work optimally on a riding cart. Features in common across all C-130 models include the reverse-orientation top and the three utility handles integrated into the top that offer multiple hand-holds for picking the bag up. Each model also has a cart-strap tunnel which allows the cart strap to pass through the bag and not block access to any of the bag’s pockets or crush any of the pockets’ contents.

One of the hallmarks of the C-130 is pocket space. All models of the C-130 feature nine pockets: two full-length clothing pockets, two velour-lined valuables pockets (including one sized for a rangefinder), a beverage pocket, and several additional pockets for balls and tees and other accessories. C-130 7-way and 14-way also offer an integrated putter well.

Sun Mountain is proud to acknowledge that 2014 marked the seventh consecutive year that the C-130 has been an award winner on Golf Digest magazine’s Hot List. The C-130 14-way received a Gold award.

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Combo Cart offers Golf Push Cart and Bag in One

Sun Mountain continues to innovate the golf bag and push cart markets with the introduction of the new Combo cart. Combo is a golf push cart and golf bag in one; offering convenience, stability, and durability. Combo folds for storage and opens easily for use. Combo is slated to be in golf shops Summer 2014 with a retail price of $469. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com. [Read more…]

Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming and now is the time to start thinking about that perfect gift. If you have a father in your life who is a golfer; Sun Mountain has some excellent Father’s Day golf gift ideas.
The gift ideas listed here include men’s golf bags, men’s golf outerwear (which includes rain jackets, wind jackets and thermal wear), men’s golf push carts and golf travel bags. [Read more…]

GolfALot.com Rates ClubGlider Five Stars!

Martin Hopley of GolfALot.com recently posted a review of the Sun Mountain ClubGlider golf travel bag.

Martin started by saying, “This could be one of the shortest reviews I have done because the concept of the product is easy to explain and because it is brilliant.”

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Martin points out the key advantage of the ClubGlider: the extendable leg that supports all of the weight, the caster wheels for easy 360⁰ maneuvering, and that the leg tucks away securely for travel. [Read more…]

Camo Golf Bags

In the June 2014 issue of Golf Digest, Fashion Editor, Marty Hackel says, “Two trends have gone straight from runways to fairways: stripes and camo.”

The designers at Sun Mountain are onto this too with a couple different options for camo golf bags.

One camo golf bag option is Sun Mountain’s top-selling Three 5 stand bag.

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