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.
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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Golf bags with individual club dividers are more popular every year. To answer this demand, we are introducing the 2.5+ 14-way bag. This lightweight golf bag with 14 dividers has a spacious 10.5″ top and weighs just under four pounds. The 2020 2.5+ 14-way is available in six different colors with a retail price of $239.99.
The 2.5+ 14-way features fourteen individual club dividers that run the full length of the bag to protect clubs and prevent the clubs’ shafts from tangling together. This is important to note as some companies’ club dividers only go partway down the bag so offer the same look and organization but do not keep the clubs from getting tangled.
The 10.5” top on the 2.5+ 14-way is constructed from lightweight, high-strength-to-weight plastic with a comfort-grip handle for ease in picking up the bag and setting it down. The shoulder strap is our exclusive X-Strap System that is easy to get on and off and works well as a single strap for short carries. The 2.5+ 14-way offers five pockets include a full-length apparel pocket; a velour-lined, valuables pocket; a ball pocket with two-way zippers, and a beverage pouch. This ultra-lightweight golf bag features highly durable carbon fiber legs with the patented Roller-Bottom leg mechanism for quick and strong leg action.
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What is a Sunday golf bag?
A Sunday bag is a lightweight golf bag meant to be easier to carry and typically smaller than a standard golf bag; intended to carry a limited number of clubs and the bare minimum of accessories.
The name originated back in the day when most people observed the Sabbath and weren’t allowed to work on Sundays, including caddies. The lack of caddies meant golfers had to carry their own bags so they opted for a smaller/lighter bag.
A typical Sunday bag has a smaller diameter top, fewer club dividers, and no structure, that is, no solid base and no side supports. Some have one rigid support and are referred to as ‘pencil’ bags.
The best Sunday golf bags offer the ultra-lightweight without skimping on features.
A premium Sun Mountain Sunday bag option is the Leather Sunday Bag. It’s constructed from a supple, premium leather with a 9″ top and four, full-length dividers. It offers a classic look with modern necessities like graphite shaft protection.
Sun Mountain 2.5 stand bag was awarded Best Sunday bag by MyGolfSpy even though it’s not technically a Sunday bag. It just offers the same benefit of a Sunday golf bag – ultra-lightweight.
Sun Mountain’s lightest golf bags weigh the same as a Sunday bag while offering a full-size top, full-length club dividers, structured sides, solid base, stand mechanism, and a full complement of pockets.
Sun Mountain’s collection of ultra-lightweight golf bags that offer the benefits of a Sunday bag, but with all the capabilities of a standard golf bag.
The Sun Mountain 2Five lightweight golf bag continues to receives positive reviews from the golf media.
Weighing only 2.5 pounds, it’s the lightest full-featured golf bag on the market. To put 2.5 pounds into perspective, that’s about the same weight as two wedges, or a pair of golf shoes, or three cans of a soft-drink. When you lift up the 2Five, it’s more like lifting off as the bag seems to launch off the ground.
The bag is made up of carbon fiber legs, lightweight nylonfabric, and high density foam, while featuring a comfortable X-Strap Dual Strap System. The 2Five doesn’t skimp on conveniences, either, offering four pockets including a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, water bottle pouch, and ball and accessory pocket.
Along with winning the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for best lightweight golf bag, it also won the best Sunday bag (and it’s not even a Sunday bag, it’s just as light as one) in the yearly awards by MyGolfSpy.com.
Below are two mentions of the bag in June issues of Golf magazine and Golfweek.
2Five is offered in 11 different colors at $219.99.
Two Sun Mountain golf bags were awarded Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for 2016. For the category of best golf cart bag the editors chose the Sun Mountain C-130. The Sun Mountain 2Five was awarded best lightweight golf bag. Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world. The full story is available on-line here.
“We are honored and flattered that of the hundreds of different golf bag models in the market, two Sun Mountain bags have been singled out as the best,” said Sun Mountain Founder, Rick Reimers. “Our company’s heritage is in designing and building a better golf bag and it’s incredibly gratifying for our dedication and work to be recognized and awarded.”
Golf Digest said, “Advances in lightweight materials, strap systems and stand mechanisms …have raised the intrinsic value of (golf) bags. If designers make it easier to get to a pocket or lessen the load on your shoulders, back or legs, you’re likely to play better.”
The Editors’ Choice awards for best golf bags had seven divisions: Classic, Cart, Carry, Lightweight, Hybrid, Specialty and Sunday with Sun Mountain picking up the awards for Best Golf Cart Bag and Best Lightweight Golf Bag.
Sun Mountain C-130 was named best golf cart bag. About the C-130 the article said, “Sun Mountain’s C-130 cart bag has three handles to make getting the bag on and off a cart a breeze, and the reverse-orientation top makes accessing clubs easy. All pockets are forward-facing, and the cart strap pass-through allows the bag to be secured to the cart without the strap covering any pockets.”
Sun Mountain 2Five was named Best Lightweight Golf Bag. For the 2Five the magazine wrote, “The Sun Mountain 2Five is, as its name suggests, just 2½ pounds, although the bag remains highly functional, making it our top choice in the Lightweight/Ultra-lightweight division.”
Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest’s aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game–making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf.