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.
Recently we were asked for a recommendation on the best single strap golf carry bag. The person who asked didn’t like the hassle of the four point, back pack style strap systems that have become the standard in the industry. He felt that a single strap style was significantly easier to put on and take off. At the time we thought that the request would be fairly straightforward although we couldn’t quickly recall any current models with the single strap configuration.
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.
According 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.
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
Some 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→
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.
The weight of the TaylorMade FlexTech Carry Stand Bag is 4.9 pounds including the shoulder straps and rainhood.
The Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag was discontinued by Titleist when they re-did their entire stand bag product line. It still can occasionally be found on Amazon in limited quantities and colors. It is still a solid choice for folks looking for a simple, no frills bag.
The weight of the Titleist Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag is 4.9 pounds not including the shoulder straps and rainhood.
When we attended the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show we met with Dan Langner the chief designer and owner of JCR Inc. Dan walked us through their new line of golf bags. Of course we were primarily interested in their JCR DL550 Stand Bag. The DL550 was introduced in November 2015 and we believe they will become highly popular as they become better known. Continue reading JCR DL550 Stand Bag Review→