Two Sun Mountain golf bags have been 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.
The 2013 Golf Digest Golf Bag Hot List is in the July issue and includes three Sun Mountain golf bags: H2NO Lite and Three 5 golf carry bags, and the C-130 golf cart bag.
The Hot List judges said, “We tested 71 models before finding 22 that set the standard.”
Of those 22 bags, only eight received Gold awards to include two from Sun Mountain – the C-130 and the H2NO Lite.
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About the C-130 golf cart bag, the editors’ said, “This bag features a cart-strap tunnel that allows unrestricted access to all nine pockets. It also has three handles attached to the 14-way top, two apparel pockets and a cooler pocket.” C-130 retails for $215. [Read more…]
The August issue of Golf Digest magazine includes the Golf Push Cart Hot List.
The story says that the editors’ tested a dozen pushcarts and found seven that stand out. Two of those seven standouts are the Sun Mountain Speed Cart SV1 three-wheeled golf push cart and the four-wheeled Sun Mountain Micro-Cart.
About the Speed Cart SV1 the Golf Digest Equipment Editors said, “We love the roll of the big wheels and the brackets that secure your bag without straps.”
Regarding the four-wheel Micro-Cart the story reads, “This four-wheel pushcart is stable and surprisingly light, and it quickly folds into a compact size.” To put some numbers to these words – Micro-Cart was the lightest golf push cart tested, weighing in at 13.8 lbs. and the cart folds to the miniscule 52 cubic inches. [Read more…]
The 2012 Golf Digest Golf Bag Hot List is in the June issue and includes three Sun Mountain golf bags — the KG:2 and Three 5 golf carry bags, and the C-130 golf cart bag.
The Hot List judges said, “We tested 65 bags and found 20 favorites that can lighten your load.”
KG:2 is a new for 2012 golf stand bag built on the same frame as the ever-popular Superlight 3.5 while offering more pockets, more hand-holds and more style. KG:2 features a 9.5” oval, four-way top with full-length club dividers, three integrated top handles and a new lift-assist pocket handle, a cart-friendly bottom, and eight pockets.
The editors say about the C-130 golf cart bag, “Features include a 15-way divided top, nine forward-facing pockets and a lined pouch for a distance-measuring device. A slot lets the cart strap pass through the pockets without restricting access.”
The 2012 Three 5 is a lightweight golf carry bag that uses the X-Strap® Dual Strap System and Sun Mountain’s state-of-the-art roller bottom leg mechanism. Three 5 offers several cart-friendly features to include a cart strap tunnel, leg lock system and cart-friendly bottom.
All three of these golf bags are available now, explore all Sun Mountain Golf Bags.
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The January 2012 issue of Golf Digest includes the annual Rainsuit Hot List.
The opening paragraph states, “The best rainsuits protect you without restricting your swing. After testing 29 of them, we found 15 that’ll keep you dry and happy on the golf course.” View the entire Golf Digest Hot List Article
We’re proud that our Torrent LT golf rain wear made the cut! To review all of Sun Mountian’s golf outerwear visit out Golf Outerwear page.
Best Golf Bags – Sun Mountain Wins Hot List Gold!
Golf Digest’s 2011 Golf Bag Hot List is out and we are proud to announce that two of our bags were awarded Hot List Gold!
From 77 bags, the editors who make up the Hot List judges panel deemed only eight worthy of Gold. What an honor that two of those eight are Sun Mountain golf bags.
Our Gold winners are the Superlight 3.5 carry bag and the C-130 cart bag. Our Swift X ultra-lightweight carry bag was also recognized with a Silver award.
The Golf Digest Hot List judges said, “A good golf bag doesn’t get in the way of your game. It plays a supporting role, never demanding too much attention. It ensures you can quickly find and replace all clubs, it conveniently organizes your accessories and gadgets, and it’s lightweight without sacrificing durability.”
We totally agree.
Specifically about the winning bags, the judges said that the Superlight 3.5 is ‘the latest chapter from a company with a history of smart carry bags focused on details.’
For the C-130, the judges said, ‘every feature on this cart bag is practical and always in the right place.’
About the Swift X, the judges said, ‘this minimalist carry bag has a large top to easily hold 14 clubs.’
Pick up the June 2011 issue of Golf Digest to see the whole story and a complete review of the best golf bags and equipment.
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