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).
Once the golf destination has been selected, the rooms booked and the tee times arranged; it’s time to figure out what and how to pack for the golf trip.
Some of the options include: using rental clubs, shipping your clubs ahead of you, or checking your golf travel bag with you on the plane.
If you’re traveling on business, for instance, and just hope to sneak in one round, rental clubs might suffice. But for most golfers, golf is hard enough without having to figure out a different set of clubs. Shipping clubs is a viable option. So is shipping your clothes but we never do that, do we? There’s a sense of security that comes with packing your bags and taking to the airport and putting them on the plane with you and then having them immediately upon arrival.
Now that you’ve decided using a golf travel bag is the best option. What is the best travel cover?
The Sun Mountain Headwind golf windshirt blocks wind and is so lightweight you might even forget you’re wearing it. With a water-repellent coating, this windshirt doesn’t just protect from wind but also a light shower.
The Headwind collection includes men’s full-zip, long sleeve golf jacket and half-zip, short sleeve pullover. For increased freedom of movement the Headwind golf jacket has stretchable, breathable inserts across the back. Headwind is ideal to pair with a thermal layer on cold blustery days or by itself on warmer days.
Looking for a softer feel? The Brushed Solo Golf Windshirt is a throwback to one of Sun Mountain’s original single-layer windshirts. It’s made with a peached polyester fabric with a silky inner finish to glide over your polo. The roomy cut allows for easy on and off and freedom of movement.
If you prefer the look and feel of a sweater, the Sun Mountain Crosswind is a windproof golf sweater to keep your core warm. The fine gauge cotton-merino blend gives the Crosswind a luxurious feel and refined look while the stretch liner and lightweight knit combine to make this piece playable.
Finally, check out the Weathershield Jacket offering the perfect lifestyle piece for a cool, rainy morning, a blustery afternoon or dinner out. The 3-layer construction bonds a stretchable polyester shell to a warm fleece liner and sandwiches a waterproof, breathable membrane in between.
Sun Mountain golf bags for women include golf carry bags and golf cart bags. The carry bags include the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice 2 Five, the ever-popular Front 9, and the new for 2017 4.5 LS. These bags vary from lightweight to super lightweight to ‘Oh my gosh, how can a golf bag be so light?!’
In women’s golf cart bags, Sun Mountain offers bags designed for motorized golf carts and for golf push carts. For riding carts, Sun Mountain women’s golf cart bag is the Diva. For use on golf push carts or golf pull carts, Sun Mountain offers the Series One golf cart bag with bottom molded specifically to not twist when on a Sun Mountain golf push cart.
All Sun Mountain women’s golf bags are shorter than the men’s bags to better accommodate the length of women’s clubs.
Styles and colors abound within the women’s golf bag lines to include solids as well as patterns such as twill, diamonds, zebra and more.
You really need to see these women’s golf bags to fully appreciate the patterns that go with the varying color combinations.
All Sun Mountain bags include full-length club dividers, lift-assist handles, velour-lined valuables pockets, full-length clothing pockets, and Sun Mountain’s impeccable attention to detail.
And, with Sun Mountain’s proprietary cart-friendly bottoms, even the carry bags work well as golf cart bags.
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.”
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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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.
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.
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.
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 MyGolfSpy.com.
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.
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.
1 – Sun Mountain’s newest lightweight golf stand bag is the Front 9. Harkening back some 30 years to the name of one of Sun Mountain’s first bags, Front 9 is a compact, lightweight stand bag for the walking golfer. Front 9 weighs less than 4 lbs., has three, full-length club dividers, six pockets, and uses the X-Strap® Dual Strap System. $179.99
2 – The Tour Series SS Pullover is fully seam-sealed and guaranteed waterproof. The SS Pullover is made with a four-way stretch fabric that is distinguished by its flexibility, breathability, quietness and overall comfort when playing. $159.99
3 – The ClubGlider golf travel bag glides from parking lot to luggage counter thanks to legs that extend and support 100% of the weight and pivoting caster wheels that handle corners and curbs with ease. ClubGlider offers all of the protection and storage space of a traditional golf travel bag while eliminating the heavy lifting and the need to bend over to pick up and set down every time the check-in line moves three feet. $329.99
4 – Headwind golf wind jacket is so light some compare it to wearing a Kleenex. We’ll accept that as long as you accept that this ‘kleenex’ is windproof and durable and even treated with a water repellent finish. Long Sleeve Men’s Headwind. $69.99.
6 – The C-130 cart bag is a Golf Digest Hot List Gold Award winner. C-130 is designed to work optimally on a riding cart. All of the features are designed with cart use in mind including the reverse-orientation top, three utility handles integrated into the top, and the strap channel that prevents the cart strap from crushing contents of the bags’ pocket. $229.99
7 – The H2NO Ultra Light waterproof carry bag is perfect for those who carry their bag most of the time and want a waterproof bag. Built on the popular Swift chassis, H2NO Ultra Light is lightweight and compact weighing just over four pounds. H2NO Ultra Lite has an 8.5″, three-way top, and four pockets. $249.99
8 – A good golf umbrella is such a nice accessory to have at the ready. These days, just as many golfers use our umbrellas as protection from the sun as for protection from the rain. All of our golf umbrellas are UPF-rated 50+ for sun protection, offer a 60-inch span to block the most stubborn of rains, have baffled canopies so wind-gusts don’t turn them inside out and match up nicely with the umbrella holders on our golf push carts. Available in automatic ($55.99) that open at the touch of a button, and manual ($47.99) models.
9 – Conceived as a lightweight layering piece, the Second Layer thermal pullover is comfortable and functional due to its four-way stretch and moisture-wicking properties. Wear it along on a chilly morning round or pair it with a rain jacket for those really blustery days. $69.99
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.”
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.
Click here for the Golfweek golf push cart story.
Sun Mountain offers a collection of golf push/pull carts replacement parts for its industry-leading line of three and four wheeled golf push carts.
The golf cart part pages on the Sun Mountain website are divided into Sun Mountain Speed Cart parts and Micro-Cart replacement parts.
Some of the most popular cart parts include foam tire kits to replace the air-filled tires originally standard on the Speed Cart. Other popular items are replacement golf push cart inner tubes, brake cables, and bungee straps.
To go along with the cart replacement parts, the Sun Mountain website also has a collection of golf push cart how-to videos for the most popular replacement parts and one can always call Sun Mountain customer service for assistance at 800-227-9224.