Sun Mountain Lightweight Series (LS) golf stand bags offer a full range of features and options to please the individual golfer’s preferences. Bags include the minimalist’s 2.5+ that weighs under three pounds, 3.5LS, and 4.5LS. With each progressively larger number comes additional pockets and features.
New Styles Added to Colter Thermal Golf Outerwear Collection
Sun Mountain’s popular Colter thermal golf outerwear collection featuring insulated panels for core warmth and side panels with 4-way stretch for easy range of motion, is getting more style options. Joining the Men’s Full-Zip Jacket and Vest is the new Colter Long Sleeve Pullover. New Women’s styles include a Full-Zip Jacket and Vest. The Colter collection features a clean, unquilted appearance with insulated panels using the break-through 37.5® insulation which is a chemical-free, synthetic fiber known for its unique ability to absorb body heat and transmit moisture out. Click here to find your nearest retailer.
37.5 insulation is known for helping to maintain an ideal core temperature for athletic performance and comfort
by keeping the body warm without overheating, allowing outerwear featuring it to be worn longer and in a broader range of temperatures. 37.5 insulation also resists odors and its insulating qualities never wash out or wear away.
Sun Mountain Colter Jacket is a full-zip, hooded jacket with a retail price of $149.99. Colter Long-Sleeve Pullover is a deep-cut, half-zip pullover at $139.99. Colter Vest is a full-zip, packable, ultra-lightweight vest with an internal chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack for $119.99. All styles feature two hand warmer pockets plus internal and external chest pockets.
Women’s Sun Mountain Colter Jacket is a full-zip hooded jacket at $139.99 and the Women’s Vest is a full-zip vest for $119.99. Both styles offer two hand warmer pockets plus internal and external chest pockets.
Sun Mountain is also using 37.5 insulation in the Granite Jacket and Vest which features a square quilting pattern; Trapper Jacket with a 4-way stretch fabric and insulated body and sleeves; and the Women’s AT Hybrid Jacket and Vest featuring quilted, insulated panels and 4-way stretch side panels.
For 40 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain’s many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the windshirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof and breathable rainwear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf push cart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain’s “Ahead of Time Design” motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment. For the Sun Mountain retailer nearest you call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.
Experts Praise Health Benefits of Golf
Two recent stories added further support to the recent growth in popularity of golf and its health & wellness benefits.
“Walking is cool again,” one California-based golfer recently explained to The New York Times in an article titled, “Golf Carts Are Parked, Walking Is In and, Yes, It’s Exercise.” “I’m out there together with these kids walking, getting a good workout and playing the sport the way it was meant to be played.”
Motorized carts have ferried golfers from hole to hole for 50 years, but more players these days are walking their rounds, and some courses have shunned carts entirely.
A story in Eat, Sleep, and Play added… given the events of 2020, when golfing experienced a generational surge in popularity because it’s a friendly activity to do during the era of social distancing, it’s now being widely recognized for something that it’s been all along: Worthwhile exercise.
The New York Times story said that… the walking boom, propelled by the advent of lightweight carry bags and technologically sophisticated push carts for golf bags, is being advanced by a legion of young and older players — with an increasing percentage of them women — who hark back to golf’s roots as a walk-only activity.
The increase in walking rounds — some golf courses have seen an upsurge of 300 percent — is traced to the pandemic and the impact it has had on leisure pursuits.
In 2020, golf was one of the few outdoor activities considered safe from the spread of the coronavirus and American golf facilities hosted 50 million more golf rounds than they did in 2019.
The walking golfers flocking to the game in the last two years are part of a cohort of new players that are more likely to be female and younger than 35.
Still, before this year, nearly 70 percent of rounds were played with a golf cart, according to National Golf Foundation. But in a foundation survey last summer, 33 percent of golfers who played regularly said they were walking more frequently.
The Eat, Sleep and Play article states that….the folks at the UK-based website Skilled Golf took well known (and often cited) research published by Harvard Medical School and combined it with other datasets to reveal which of these more “leisure” sports are especially great at burning calories. According to their calculations, if you were to walk a full 18 holes while carrying your own clubs, which usually takes roughly four hours, an “average, healthy, and able-bodied person weighing approximately 155 lbs.” would burn upwards of 1,640 calories.
The New York Times story said that …. sales of easy-to-carry golf bags and lightweight, nimble push carts rocketed by as much as 210 percent in 2020. This year, sales of women’s golf bags have doubled and junior golf bags sales are up 200 percent.
There are also new modes of golf course transportation — the Finn Cycle, an electric two-wheel golf scooter — challenging the standard electric or gas golf cart.
Eat, Sleep and Play advanced the conversation further saying….There are other added benefits to playing the game, as well.
1 – You’ll Gain Greater Balance and Stability
2 – You’ll Gain Flexibility
3 – You’ll De-Stress –
This one is debatable, given that many golfers get frustrated with the game. But for most amateur golfers, the game is a healthy release. For starters, it’s a walk in nature, which is one of the most important things you can do to bolster your mental health.
4 – You’ll Have More Friends
Seems clear to us — golf is the solution!
Eco-Lite Golf Bags Turn Trash into Treasure
Sun Mountain Eco-Lite golf bags made from recycled plastic bottles, turn trash into treasure. Approximately twenty-five 20-oz bottles go into the fabric used in each bag. Eco-Lite Stand Bag is available now with a retail price of $219.99 and Eco-Lite Cart Bag retails at $249.99. For the retailer nearest you, call 800-227-9224 or visit www.sunmountain.com.
Beyond being made from recycled plastic, Eco-Lite bags include many of the most popular features offered on Sun Mountain’s top-selling bags.
Eco-Lite Stand Bag features a 9”, 4-way top with Sun Mountain’s proprietary easy-on, easy-off E-Z Lite Dual Strap System. The stand bag offers five pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket, sizeable apparel pocket, and a hydration sleeve. Eco-Lite Stand Bag is available in five different colors and weighs less than four pounds.
Eco-Lite Cart Bag features a 10” top with fourteen individual full-length dividers to organize and protect clubs. The cart bag offers eleven pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket, vented cooler pocket, sizeable apparel pocket, and multiple accessory pockets. Two utility handles help when lifting the bag on and off a golf cart. Eco-Lite Cart Bag is available in five colors and weighs less than six pounds.
New Sun Mountain Outerwear Combines Popular Features
New for 2021, Sun Mountain is introducing the Trapper Jacket which combines features of several of the company’s most popular styles. The lightweight shell offers 4-way stretch and is water-resistant and windproof. The insulation is the patented 37.5 technology. Together, these features make Trapper the ideal outerwear for golf on cool, blustery days. Trapper is available now with a retail price of $179.99.
The Trapper Jacket combines features of several of Sun Mountain’s most popular styles. The shell is made with Zamza Light, a lightweight, proprietary Japanese fabric with 4-way stretch that is also extremely water-resistant and windproof. The insulation in this puff jacket is 37.5, a patented technology that works to maintain an ideal core temperature, enabling wearer to perform better, longer.
The full-zip Trapper Jacket is available in Men’s sizes Medium – XX Large in Black, Navy and Platinum. The jacket features a zip-through collar with chin-guard, chest pocket, and zippered hand-warmer pockets.
37.5 insulation is a synthetic fiber known for its unique ability to absorb body heat and help transmit moisture out. This results in maintaining an ideal core temperature for athletic performance and comfort. 37.5 insulation keeps the body warm without overheating, allowing jackets featuring it to be worn longer and in a broader range of temperatures. 37.5 also resists odors and its insulating qualities never wash out or wear away.
Sun Mountain is also using 37.5 insulation in the Granite Jacket and Vest which feature a square, quilting pattern; and Colter Jacket and Vest and Women’s AT Hybrid Jacket and Vest featuring insulated core panels with 4-way stretch side panels.
Click here for the retailer nearest you or call Sun Mountain Customer Service at 800-227-9224.
Best Lightweight Golf Bag
If you’re looking for the best lightweight golf bags, look no further than Sun Mountain.
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The heritage of Sun Mountain is creating the first lightweight golf bag and then the first stand bag. Industry firsts and bests continue.
Sun Mountain’s best lightweight golf bags include the Lightweight Series with the 2.5+, 3.5LS and 4.5LS. Read on to learn more about each.
Sun Mountain 2.5+
The ultra-lightweight Sun Mountain 2.5+ comes standard with a 4-way top and is also available with a 14-way top.
Sun Mountain 3.5 LS
Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is offered in several versions, one with a standard dual shoulder strap, a Women’s 3.5LS, and the 3.5 Zero-G with a hip belt to transfer the weight of the clubs from your shoulders to your hips.
Sun Mountain 4.5 LS
The Sun Mountain 4.5 LS is available in several different models, too, including the 4.5LS with a four-way top, Women’s 4.5LS, a 14-way top version, and the 4.5 14-way Supercharged with a built-in battery pack to power phones, speakers, and range-finders.
In addition to the Lightweight Series, other best lightweight golf bags include the new Sun Mountain VX bag uniquely constructed from sailcloth, the Eco-Lite stand bag constructed with fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, the classic-looking Metro stand bag, and Metro Sunday bag, and the new, waterproof H2No LiteSpeed.
Now for the hard part, deciding which is the best lightweight golf bag for you.
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New Sun Mountain Outerwear Features Break-Through Insulation
New for 2021, Sun Mountain is introducing a new warm golf jacket. Colter Jacket and Colter Vest feature insulated panels for core warmth and side panels with 4-way stretch for easy range of motion. The insulated panels use the break-through 37.5® insulation which is known for its ability to actively regulate body temperature and resist moisture. Both the Colter Jacket and Vest feature a clean, unquilted appearance. Retail prices are $149.99 for the Colter Jacket and $119.99 for the Colter Vest. For the retailer nearest you, visit www.sunmountain.com or call 800-227-9224.
37.5 insulation is a synthetic fiber known for its unique ability to absorb body heat and help transmit moisture out. This results in maintaining an ideal core temperature for athletic performance and comfort. 37.5 insulation keeps the body warm without overheating allowing jackets featuring it to be worn longer and in a broader range of temperatures. 37.5 also resists odors and its insulating qualities never wash out or wear away.
Colter Jacket is a full-zip, hooded jacket with insulated body panels and 4-way stretch side panels and sleeves allowing a free golf swing. The jacket features two hand warmer pockets, internal and external chest pockets, and a zip-through collar with chin-guard. Colter Jacket is available in four different colors with a retail price of $149.99.
Colter Vest is a packable, ultra-lightweight insulated vest with 4-way stretch side panels, two hand warmer pockets, internal and external chest pockets (the internal pocket doubles as a stuff sack) and a zip-through collar with chin-guard. Colter Vest is available in four different colors with a retail price of $119.99. Sun Mountain is also using 37.5 insulation in the Granite Jacket and Vest which features a square, quilting pattern; Trapper Jacket which features insulated body and sleeves; and the Women’s AT Hybrid Jacket and Vest featuring insulated panels and 4-way stretch side panels.
New Golf Push Cart Bag
The Sun Mountain Sync golf push cart bag is purpose-built for use on golf push carts and gets a new top for 2021. Sync is designed to nest in the upper and lower bag wraps on Sun Mountain push carts and all pockets are designed to be accessible when the bag is on a push cart. New for 2021 is an individual club divided top with slots for ‘woods’ in the middle and for irons along both sides. Sync is available now in men’s and women’s models with a suggested retail price of $229.99.
Sync features a 10.5”, 14-way top with a separate putter compartment and individual club dividers that run the full length of the bag. The new top on the Sync offers three rows of slots for clubs, with woods going in the middle and irons on both sides. Sync offers nine pockets including a full-length clothing pocket; ventilated cooler pocket; water-resistant, velour-lined valuables pocket; velour-lined range finder pocket; and multiple accessory pockets. Two utility handles help with loading the bag on and off of a push cart and in and out of a car. A cart-strap pass-through allows the bag to be secured to the cart without blocking pocket access. Men’s Sync is available in six colors ranging from Atomic Yellow to Black and Camo to Red, White and Blue.
The Women’s Sync golf push cart bag features a 9.5”, 15-way top with a putter compartment and eight pockets. Women’s color options include charcoal/cadet/fuchsia, carbon/black/white, carbon/white/dawn, and spruce heather/ice/cadet.
For the retailer nearest you, visit www.sunmountain.com or call 800-227-9224.
Golf Digest Features Two Sun Mountain Products
Golf Digest featured two Sun Mountain products in a story about the pandemic causing a return to people walking the golf course. Sun Mountain’s lightest golf bag, the 2.5+, was included as a great option as an ultra-lightweight carry bag. The Sun Mountain Pathfinder 4 was included as a best golf push cart.
The 2.5+ is available as a 4-way top or a 14-way top.
Sun Mountain golf push carts include three and four-wheel versions of the Pathfinder and the three-wheeled Speed Cart.
As the story said, “Science and data are clear: Walking is better for your health, your swing and your score.”
You can read the full article here.
Finn Cycle Wins Golf Digest Editors’ Choice
The Finn Cycle electric golf scooter has been awarded 2020 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice – Best Club Transport.
The editors’ wrote:
“Unless you’re the sort who likes to pack your bag when playing, you need something to help you transport your clubs around the course. That can take varying forms these days depending on whether you want to walk, ride or even cruise around The Villages.
In the alternative-riding category, the street-bike-like Finn Cycle remains our choice for its ease of use, reduced wear on the course and ability to improve pace of play. We also have a repeat in our alternative-walking category with Club Car’s Tempo Walk, which allows you to have the device haul your bag while you walk slightly ahead of it as it dutifully follows you as if you had a caddie. Just don’t ask it for a yardage.”
See the full story here.
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