Sun Mountain 2018 2.5+ Stand Bag
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.
As signaled by the name of the bag, the Sun Mountain 2.5+ weighs 2.8 pounds including straps.
This is the lightest carry bag that we review. We are impressed!
Getting Clubs In and Out of the Bag
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ has a four-way opening with full length dividers and a diameter of 9” with a slight flare at the opening for easier use.
The number and size of the top opening of the bag is within our preferred range. The top design easily accommodates putters with over-sized grips.
Ease of Carrying the Bag
For 2018, Sun Mountain enhanced the width and thickness of the shoulder straps and the quality of the high density, contoured padding. For additional padding, the Sun Mountain 2.5+ is outfitted with a lumbar hip pad with the “AirFlow System”.
For ease of carry, the 2.5 has top rim and spine handles as well as a lift strap handle at the bottom of the bag.
Given the ultra light weight of the bag and its enhanced proprietary X-Strap Dual Strap shoulder strap system the Sun Mountain 2.5+ is very comfortable to carry.
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ increased its storage capacity from 4 pockets to 5 including:
- A full-length clothing pocket
- Velour-lined valuables pocket
- Two accessory pockets, and
- A beverage pouch.
In terms of other attachment points, the bag has an umbrella attachment, towel holder and pen holder.
The bag has a sufficient number of pockets and attachment points for carrying what a walker truly needs.
Stability of the Bag
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ has a patented roller-bottom leg mechanism for quick and strong leg action. The legs are made of highly durable carbon fiber.
The stability features and performance of the bag meet are expectations for a Sun Mountain carry bag.
The Sun Mountain 2.5+ Stand Bag has:
- A matching rainhood
- Enhanced, more durable, fabric (100 denier fabric as opposed to the previous model’s 70 denier fabric)
- Eight color options (solid, but not the most exciting options)
Sun Mountain’s suggested retail price is $219.99.
The value in this bag is in its ultra light weight, simplicity, durability and ease of carrying. It also has the pedigree of being a high quality Sun Mountain bag.