I am a fair-weather golfer. Always have been. Probably always will be.
But, there are many golfers who are more obsessed with golf, adventurous, and rugged than I am. These folks are willing to play golf in the rain.
There are also golfers who regularly train and play tournaments in the rain.
And, finally, there are golfers who live in rain-soaked areas such as Seattle. All of these folks play in the mist, sprinkle, and downpour.
For all of these rain-soaked golfers, we researched the best waterproof golf stand bag on the market. We had early favorites that fell away because of issues of weight distribution/balance, shoddy materials, overly complicated strap systems, and more.
Ultimately, we found our favorite waterproof golf stand bag. We highly recommend the Sun Mountain H2NO Superlite Golf Stand Bag.
The answer to “Which Left-Handed Golf Stand Bag Should I Buy?” is quite simple. There is only one option, and Sun Mountain makes it.
It has been estimated that about 10% of the population is left-handed. It has also been estimated that over 24 million individuals golfed last year in the US. If both statistics are accurate, there are probably over 2 million left-handed golfers in the US.
Two million golfers seem like a fairly decent sized market. And yet, Sun Mountain is the only major brand that makes a left-handed golf stand bag.
Sun Mountain offers the 3.5 LS Stand/Carry Bag in a left-handed configuration. In making a left-handed golf stand bag, Sun Mountain did their typical terrific job and did it right. Essentially, the bag has all of the same features as the right-handed 3.5 LS model, with the exception that the bag is built with a real left-handed orientation. Continue reading Which Left-Handed Golf Stand Bag Should You Buy?→
Sun Mountain has optimized the level of features and technology that they can offer at a given weight. Now, when buying a Sun Mountain bag, a golfer knows the approximate weight of the bag by its name.
And, since golfers know that there tends to be a tradeoff between weight and features, golfers 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.
Other than color combinations, there are no significant differences between the 2019 and 2020 3.5 LS model years. The specs are the same. So, as you read below, the description is the same for both years. We tend to be frugal shoppers, so we prefer the 2019 model due to price.
One last thing, while we love the 3.5 LS for its lighter weight, are favorite Sun Mountain stand bag is the 4.5 LS (reviewed here).
Sun Mountain understands that the big trade-off in carry bags is the weight of the bag versus the number and types of features.
Back in 2017, Sun Mountain optimized the level of features and technology that they offered at a given weight.
Now, when buying a bag, a golfer knows the approximate 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 its product line.
After re-introducing the Sun Mountain 2Five Stand Bag in 2017, the company upgraded the ultra-light carry bag and re-named it the Sun Mountain 2.5+. With this upgrade, Sun Mountain improved both durability and comfort while only increasing the weight by the equivalent of two golf balls.
The 2020 version of the 2.5+ is now available, featuring all the upgrades of the intervening models with much-improved color combinations.