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Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag Review

Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag

Sun Mountain 2.5+
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After re-introducing the Sun Mountain 2Five Stand Bag in 2017, the company has upgraded the ultra light carry bag and re-named it the Sun Mountain 2.5+.  With this upgrade Sun Mountain has improved durability and comfort while only increasing weight by the equivalent of two golf balls.

For golfers who want an ultra light, full service, golf carry bag, the Sun Mountain 2.5+ should be your top choice.  Continue reading Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag Review

Start Walking The Golf Course

Walking a golf course is great exercise!

Benefits of using a golf carry bagAccording to Neil Wolkodoff, a director of the Center for Health and Sport Science, walking a course will burn over 1400 calories for 18 holes of play. Walking also strengthens your muscles and bones and improves your balance and coordination.  So if you want to burn a ton of calories and get some great exercise, pick up the bag and hit the links.

Our Top Three Golf Carry Bags

At Best Golf Carry Bag we only recommend the best bags.  But if we were forced to pick our top three carry bags based on weight, overall comfort and reliability, we would pick.

 TOP PICK2ND PICK3RD PICK
Sun
Mountain 4.5 LS
Ping
Hoofer
Taylor-
Made FlexTech
MSRP$209$215$210
Weight (see note)4.5 lbs
(incl S)
5 lbs
(incl R)
4.9 lbs
(incl R & S)
Club Openings455
Top Size9.5"9" x 8"9.75" x 8.5"
Full
Dividers
42Y
Pockets81211
Colors1057
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Buy one of our top picks today.  Start burning more calories the next time you golf.

The Benefits of Using a Golf Carry Bag

We at Best Golf Carry Bags believe that there is only one true way to play and enjoy golf. You have to walk the course. We know we can be a little overly zealous about this but, there are real benefits to walking the course and carrying your stand bag.

Walking a golf course is great exercise

Benefits of using a golf carry bagSome people question whether golf takes any real exertion. Studies have proven that playing a full round of golf in a mortorized cart will burn over 900 calories! Not bad. And, according to Neil Wolkodoff, a director of the Center for Health and Sport Science at the Rose Medical Center in Denver, walking a course will burn over 1400 calories for 18 holes of play. So if you want to burn some calories and get some great exercise, pick up the bag and hit the links. Continue reading The Benefits of Using a Golf Carry Bag

TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag Review

TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag

New Entry Into the Market

For 2017, TaylorMade introduced the FlexTech line of carry stand bags.  These bags replace the PureLite series and come with an upgraded base and leg system for greater stability as well as a more adjustable, better padded shoulder strap system.  The changes are true upgrades to the prior models.

Weight

The weight of the TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag is 4.9 pounds including the shoulder straps and rainhood.

Given the inclusion of the straps and rainhood this weight is one of the lightest of our recommended bags. Continue reading TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag Review

What Makes a Women’s Golf Stand Bag Different?

Post has been updated for 2017 with brand new Sun Mountain Women’s Golf Stand Bag offering for 2017. 

When we recently attended the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and decided to ask a few of the leading vendors of women’s golf bags to explain what differentiates a women’s golf carry bag form a men’s bag. We received our best answer from Emily the designer and creator of Sassy Caddy. As she walked us through the features of her highly fashionable women’s stand bags she said the difference comes down to three key things :

  • The bags are more stylish and have greater personality
  • The pockets of the bags are tailored to more specialized uses
  • The bags are two inches shorter then men’s golf carry bags to provide a better fit for the shorter length of women’s clubs

Continue reading What Makes a Women’s Golf Stand Bag Different?

Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag

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2017 Product Line Update

Sun Mountain understands that the big trade off in carry bags is the weight of the bag versus the number and types of features that are offered.

For 2017, Sun Mountain optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight.  Now, when buying a bag, a golfer knows the weight of the bag by its name.  And, they know that as they look at the 2.5 vs 3.5 vs 4.5 vs 5.5 the extent of features increases as the numbers go up.  Congrats to Sun Mountain for clarifying their product line.

Something else that is also clear is that the 4.5 LS is our favorite Sun Mountain bag.  Not too heavy while offering outstanding features. Continue reading Sun Mountain 4.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag

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Setting Things Straight

For 2017, Sun Mountain optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight.  Now, when buying a bag, a golfer knows the weight of the bag by its name.  And, they know that as they look at the 2.5 vs 3.5 vs 4.5 vs 5.5 the extent of features increases as the numbers go up.  Congrats to Sun Mountain for clarifying their product line.

While we prefer the 4.5 LS (reviewed  here) the 2017 Sun Mountain 3.5 LS has a ton of features at its weight.

Weight

The weight of the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand Bag is 3.5 pounds including straps but not rainhood.

This weight is one of the lightest high-quality bags that we review.  As mentioned in our Buyer’s Guide there is a trade off between weight and features.  Generally, within a product line, the lower the weight the fewer the options.

Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag

The Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Bag has a four-way top with full length dividers and a diameter of 9”.  Continue reading Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag Review

Which 14-Way Golf Stand Bag Will You Absolutely Love?

Opening for the Callaway Fusion Stand BagWe love walking the course carrying our clubs because of the freedom of being able to pick up and go. But carrying can sometimes be a hassle. For instance, there is nothing more annoying than when your clubs get disorganized or completely tangled within the bag. When the grips our intertwined,  you can’t easily get the clubs in or out. Not fun!  14-way golf carry bags are an answer to stop the tangled mess. And, we have identified our top recommendation for a 2017 14-way golf stand bag. Anyone who purchases it will love it. Continue reading Which 14-Way Golf Stand Bag Will You Absolutely Love?