New Ski and Snowboard Travel Bag

new ski snowboard travel bag

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.

new ski snowboard travel bag

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.

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.

XCR golf bag with large top

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.

leather golf bags

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.

 

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.

golf jacket

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.

golf jacket

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

Golf Bag Review: Sun Mountain versus OGIO, Nike, Callaway

Golf forums are full of people asking each other to compare and contrast products. One recent golf cart bag review showed Sun Mountain versus OGIO, Sun Mountain versus Nike and Sun Mountain versus Callaway to name a few.

In this review the cart bags from Sun Mountain, OGIO and Nike all received the top grade of A+.

The review compared the bags based upon price, club dividers, storage and functionality, and features.

About the price of the Sun Mountain C-130 golf cart bag the review said, “The bag is almost a steal.”

About full-length divider, storage and functionality and features, the review said. “FIFTEEN (15) full length dividers and all the features you need. Love the molded handles on the top to help maneuver the bag.”

According to the review, the “bad” of the bag was comparatively small number of pockets and that the putter well isn’t fully separate. Upon review you see that the word ‘comparatively’ is key. The Nike bag was listed as having 19 pockets versus Sun Mountain C-130’s nine pockets. It’d be interesting to compare actual storage volume in these pockets. We’re confident you can fit everything you need and many, many things you don’t need in our C-130. After all, we borrowed the name from the cargo plane of the same name. And, the C-130 putter well is in fact a separate club division from the other 14 full-length dividers and positioned on the spine of the bag so easiest to access when the bag is on a cart.

To see the full review, click here (http://www.mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-cart-bag-2014/ )

Sun Mountain C-130 review

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 Offering College Logoed Golf Bags

Sun Mountain’s two best selling bags, the Three 5 golf stand bag and the C-130 golf cart bag, are available with major college and university team colors and logos. Sun Mountain is proud to have agreements with over 45 of the nation’s top colleges and universities (full list). Now you can represent your alma mater on the course while still enjoying the quality and comfort of a Sun Mountain golf bag. collegiate successThe Three 5 college logoed golf bag has six pockets including a velour lined valuables pocket allowing you to bring anything you could need while you walk the course. Additional technical features of the collegiate-licensed stand bag include: a built-in top collar handle for ease in getting the bag on and off; patented Roller Bottom stand mechanism that delivers faster leg action; and lightweight, high tensile strength aluminum legs with non-slip triangular feet.

The collegiate version of the C-130, Sun Mountain’s best-selling golf cart bag, offers total club management with a 14-way, individual club divider system. The top of the bag features an integrated handle for easy loading and unloading as well as a molded putter compartment. Other unique features include non-slip rubber feet that help the bag sit squarely on a cart and a reverse top that presents clubs from short to long when the bag is on the cart. This cart bag includes nine pockets that offer almost as much storage space as the military aircraft for which this bag is named.

Whether walking or riding, show your school pride with a Sun Mountain college logoed golf bag.

Sun Mountain Offering College Logoed Bags

Sun Mountain’s two best selling bags, the Three 5 golf stand bag and the C-130 golf cart bag, are available with major college and university team colors and logos. Sun Mountain is proud to have agreements with over 45 of the nation’s top colleges and universities (full list). Now you can represent your alma mater on the course while still enjoying the quality and comfort of a Sun Mountain bag.collegiate successThe Three 5 college logoed bag includes six pockets including a velour lined valuables pocket allowing you to bring anything you could need while you walk the course. Additional technical features of the collegiate-licensed stand bag include: a built-in top collar handle for ease in getting the bag on and off; patented Roller Bottom stand mechanism that delivers faster leg action; and lightweight, high tensile strength aluminum legs with non-slip triangular feet.

The collegiate version of the C-130, Sun Mountain’s best-selling cart bag, offers total club management with a 14-way, individual club divider system. The top of the bag features three integrated handles for easy loading and unloading as well as a molded putter compartment. Other unique features include non-slip rubber feet that help the bag sit squarely on a cart and a reverse top that presents clubs from short to long when the bag is on the cart. This cart bag includes nine pockets that offer almost as much storage space as the military aircraft for which this bag is named.

Whether walking or riding, show your school pride with a Sun Mountain Collegiate licensed bag.

New Stretchable, Woven, Waterproof Golf Rain Gear

New Sun Mountain rain gear for 2012 includes the Torrent. Torrent offers guaranteed waterproof protection using an advanced, new four-way stretch woven fabric. This breakthrough new fabric protects from rain and wind while stretching to allow a free golf swing and being breathable. Torrent is available in two varieties – Torrent and Torrent LT. Torrent is available in a full-zip jacket and pant for men and women. The lighter weight Torrent LT is available in three men’s styles: jacket, half-zip pullover and short sleeve pullover and pants. Retail prices range from $119 – $164.

“We have been working diligently for the past couple of years to find a stretchable, woven fabric to complement our ever-popular knit RainFlex® line of rain gear,” explained Sun Mountain Founder Rick Reimers. “The fabric used in the Torrent is the same fabric that performed admirably in the team gear we created for the 2011 USA Presidents Cup Team.” [Read more…]