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.

XCR golf bag with extra large top

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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Replacement Parts for your Golf Push Cart

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.

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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.

2016 Golf Push Carts

The 2016 Sun Mountain line-up of new golf push/pull carts includes: ReflexTM, Speed Cart V1 Sport, MC3 Micro-Cart, Combo Cart and a collection of golf push cart accessories and replacement parts.


Reflex is the newest golf push cart from Sun Mountain. Reflex 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 25” x 15” x 11” when folded and only 17 lbs., Reflex might fold the smallest and be the lightest push cart, too. The deluxe accessory console includes a scorecard holder, two padded valuables trays, golf ball storage, and a beverage holder.


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.

Speed Cart V1 Sport features a quick-release E-Z Latch System to allow easier folding, unfolding and handle height adjustment; maintenance-free synthetic wheels with solid foam tires; and a new pin brake system, which replaces the former caliper brake, to securely lock the wheels in place. The V1 Sport offers an accessories tray with a scorecard holder, drink holder and a mesh headcover tray. V1 Sport weighs just over 17 lbs and folds to 37” x 16” x 13”.


Sun Mountain Combo cart is a golf push cart and golf bag in one; offering convenience, stability, and durability. Combo folds for storage and opens easily for use. When folded, the Combo cart fits into a car trunk flat, and can also be stored vertically in a clubroom; occupying about half of the space of a separate cart and bag. When it’s time to hit the course; simply swing the front wheel into place, release the rear wheels, and set the handle height. When on the course, Combo offers the added bonus of a built-in seat that stores flat to the bag when not in use and then folds down for a secure and comfortable seat including a back pad.


MC3 Micro-Cart is Sun Mountain’s newest entry into the four wheel golf push cart market. MC3 is compact and lightweight, folds in two simple steps and has a small folded footprint so it’s easy to pack in and out of your car. The most notable difference between the MC3 and past Sun Mountain Micro-Cart golf push carts is the larger diameter tires that make this cart noticeably easier to push, especially in taller grass.

The MC3 is light at just under 17 lbs., the four wheels come standard with low maintenance solid foam tires and the front axle is adjustable, so the space between the front wheels can be widened to accommodate larger golf bags. MC3 folded size is 26.5″ X 14.5″ X 13.5″.



Sun Mountain now also has a collection of golf push/pull cart accessories to round-out the offerings. The latest accessories are cart covers that offer a convenient way to store and transport golf push carts. There’s a cover specific to the three-wheeled Speed Cart® and a cover that fits the four-wheeled Micro-Cart® and the new Reflex® cart. The new covers join a wide collection of other push cart accessories including: storage bags, cooler bags, seats, sand/seed mix bottles, adjustable umbrella holders, and UV and rain umbrellas.


New Golf Push Cart Accessories

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 accessories are cart covers that offer a convenient way to store and transport a golf push cart. There’s a cover specific to the three-wheeled Speed Cart® and covers that fit the four-wheeled Micro-Cart® and the new Reflex® cart. These covers help keep grass clippings out of the car and offer lift and carry straps for easier transportation. The new cart covers retail at $99.99.

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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 new covers join a wide collection of other push cart accessories including: storage bags, cooler bags, seats, sand/seed mix bottles, adjustable umbrella holders, and UV and rain umbrellas.

Leather Up!

The Sun Mountain Leather Series golf bags and accessories are a nod to golf’s storied past, featuring styles and materials that speak to the richness and tradition of the game. These golf bags are not merely historical replicas; they are designed for the way golf is played today.

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The Sun Mountain Leather Stand Golf Bag features a 9”, four-way top with full-length club dividers. The bag’s five pockets include a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket and three accessory pockets. Combining tradition with technology, this classic leather golf bag features carbon-fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plastics and a built-in handle in the bag’s top for ease in picking the bag up and setting it down.

The Leather Golf Cart Bag, distinguished by its full-length belly pocket, is designed for cart use but at 4 ½ lbs. could just as easily be carried. The cart bag features a 9”, four-way top with full-length club dividers. The bag’s four pockets include an ample belly pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket and two accessory pockets. This bag also includes lift-assist handles integrated into the top and bottom of the bag for ease in lifting in and out of a car trunk.

The Leather Sunday bag is reminiscent of some of the earliest golf bags. By using lightweight, modern components, though, Sun Mountain was able to minimize weight to only 4 ¼ lbs., making it an easy carry.

Leather golf accessories in the series include matching leather hoods, and matching leather headcovers in either stripe or chevron pattern.


Golf Gift Ideas

Golfers are easy to shop for, right? After all, what other sport or hobby has the plethora of gear that golf has? From clubs to balls, trinkets to trash, shirts to shoes, there is no shortage of golf gift ideas. But hold on, can you really buy a new set of irons for someone else? Do they need to custom-fitted — the shafts and the blades? What kind of putter does he prefer: blade or mallet, belly or traditional? Are belly putters even allowed? Does she care?

Ok, so let’s scratch the idea of trying to buy clubs for someone else.

There are so many other golf gifts that don’t require the gift receiver to be involved in the purchase.

Here are some golf gift ideas for men and golf ideas for women divided into categories:
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Gifts for under $100
For the walking golfer
For the cart golfer
For the one who wants the latest, greatest
For the one who golfs in any condition, any time
For the golfer who has everything

So take a look around and let us help you be the best gift-giver ever!

Should you carry your bag, push a cart, or ride in a cart?

The current issue of Golf Today NW includes an interesting article from Dr. Harry G. Sese answering the question should I ride, carry, or push.

Dr. Sese recommends that for anyone suffering from a health condition that doesn’t allow them to elevate their heart rate, but allows them to continue to play golf, riding a cart is the best option.

If you’re a rider, then you need to be sure your gear matches with a riding cart. By ensuring that you have a sturdy, yet lightweight cart bag, (like Sun Mountain’s C-130 best-selling golf cart bag) you’ll be allowing yourself the peace of mind to know that you won’t be struggling to get your bag to the cart or from the cart to the car after a long round of golf.

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Dr. Sese continues by saying that if you’re relying on a round of golf for your exercise, riding is not the way to go. He recommends instead that you walk and carry your clubs or use a golf push cart. The push cart is considered by Dr. Sese to be safer than carrying your bag, for those with neck, shoulder, and back pains.


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Best Golf Apparel for Men and Women

Sun Mountain Golf Apparel is designed with the golfer and the golf swing in mind. Men’s and women’s golf apparel in the Sun Mountain collection include technical sweaters, vests, and zippered pullovers as well as golf pants.

Form follows function in the design of Sun Mountain golf apparel with the primary concern being the comfort of the golfer and accommodating the golf swing.

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The new half-zip Merino Wool Sweater looks sharp on and off the course and offers a nice thermal layer for those chilly rounds. Second Layer and ThermaFlex both offer an athletic/technical look in warm half-zip pullovers that stretch with the golf swing and dress up nicely for the 19th hole. Both of these thermal pullovers offer the warmth of fleece with a smoother look. And new for 2016, the Cascade Pullover is constructed with a proprietary fabric blend that delivers a classic golf look with superior functionality.

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Sun Mountain golf pants offer waterproof protection along with finishing touches like belt loops and zippered-fly and pass-through pockets. These golf pants for men and women offer protection on the course while looking fine in the clubhouse.

Sun Mountain’s men’s and women’s golf apparel also includes vests that keep the arms free for the swing while warming the body. As with all of the offerings in the Sun Mountain thermal line, they offer warmth by themselves and layer with Sun Mountain rain jackets and wind jackets for rainy and blustery days.

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Sun Mountain apparel allows golfers to focus on the game; not the weather.

Sun Mountain Waterproof Golf Pants

When it comes to golf pants, Sun Mountain has you covered and protected from wind and rain. With a range of offerings from $50 – $200, and in men’s and women’s golf pants, there’s an option for everyone.

Sun Mountain’s men’s golf pants include the Cirrus, Cumulus, RainFlex and Tour Series. Each offers guaranteed waterproof protection.

Cirrus falls in the emergency/packable category. They’re $50. You put them in your bag or on your cart and they’re available when conditions call for them.

Sun Mountain Cirrus golf pants

Cumulus is Sun Mountain’s most breathable rain pants. These pants are ultra-lightweight, pack down to almost nothing and retail for $120.

Sun Mountain Cumulus golf pants

RainFlex rain pants offer four-way stretch, quiet, waterproof protection at $160. These knit pants wear like cotton slacks and come with a two-year waterproof guarantee. The pants feature a partial elastic waist with zipper fly and belt loops, snap system at hem to shorten pants 2.5 inches, lower leg zippers, and zippered wallet and hand-warmer pockets.

Sun Mountain RainFlex golf pants

It all comes together – stretch, quiet, and breathable – in the Tour Series at $200. Tour Series pants offer all of the extras, too, such as: Auto-Fit stretch waist, zipper fly, belt loops, two front pockets with a zippered pass-through, two back pockets, articulated knee for ease of movement, a Velcro hemming system can shorten pants 2.5 inches, deep lower leg zippers for easy on and off over shoes, protective fabric overlay on inside ankle for durability, and Sun Mountain’s standard two year waterproof guarantee.

Sun Mountain Tour Series golf pants

Sun Mountain offers women’s golf pants, too, with the Cirrus, RainFlex and Tour Series available for the ladies.

Don’t let the weather keep you off the course. With Sun Mountain golf pants keep your seat dry and play through!