For the winter of 2016-17, Sun Mountain is bringing its award-winning golf travel bag design to its new SkiGlider ski travel bag and FreeGlider snowboard travel bag. The SkiGlider and FreeGlider are the only ski and snowboard travel bags that have extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of their weight, while eliminating the repeated heavy lifting required by traditional travel bags. The SkiGlider and FreeGlider come in Gunmetal Blue or Black-Red color schemes and retail for $299.99.
The SkiGlider ski travel bag and FreeGlider snowboard travel bag already have earned the endorsement of the U.S. National Ski Patrol. They are based on our ClubGlider golf travel bag, which was named the best golf travel cover for 2016 by Golf Digest magazine for its size, durability and maneuverability.
The SkiGlider and FreeGlider go from parking lot to check-in counter at airports and mountain resorts thanks to legs that extend and support 100% of the bags’ weight, and pivoting high-impact wheels with durable heat-treated axles that handle corners and curbs with ease. Once checked in, the legs easily retract in a single motion for travel or storage. SkiGlider and FreeGlider offer the protection of traditional ski and snowboard travel bags while eliminating the need for repeated heavy lifting every time the check-in line moves 3 feet.
The SkiGlider holds two pairs of skis up to 190 cm, boots and poles with room for a helmet and other gear. Made of 1200 D Polyester, the upper is fully padded and reinforced in wear areas to protect skis, and has three internally accessed pockets and heavy-duty, two-way zippers running the full length for easy packing. Skis are secured by three internal cinch straps and a padded pouch at the base for protection. The legs retract into a molded tray at the base for travel. The bag weighs 13.2 lbs. and folds down to 26” X 14” X 14” for storage.
The FreeGlider holds two snowboards up to 166 cm and two pairs of boots with extra room. It features similar construction and protection, but has one internal cinch strap, one internally/externally accessed pocket and one internally accessed pocket. The bag weighs 13.35 lbs. and folds down to 26” x 12” x 14” for storage.
Ronald Montesano from Golf WRX took our ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag for a trial run and rated it 4.7 out of 5 for a score of “Fantastic”.
Here’s a summary of what he had to say:
Pros: Sun Mountain’s ClubGlider Meridian is the only golf travel bag that comes equipped with four wheels — one pair with retractable legs — that hold 100 percent of the weight. That provides stability and convenience while transporting clubs through airports, hotels and parking lots.
Cons: With an MSRP of $289, it resides in the higher price range of travel bags.
Bottom Line: The ClubGlider travel bag from Sun Mountain makes traveling easier with a set of added wheels and retractable legs, keeps clubs safe with thick foam padding on the interior and protects against wear with reinforced vinyl on the bottom of the bag. There’s plenty of value here.
For 2014, ClubGlider golf travel bags are available in four different models – Pro, Meridian, Journey and the new Tour Series – offering protection for golfers ranging from weekend warriors to touring professionals. Retail prices are $349, $289, $219, and $319 respectively.
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Recently, Sun Mountain was featured on TheHackersParadise.com in a review of the Tour Series ClubGlider golf travel bag.
The reviewer first talks about the aesthetics of the golf travel bag saying, “Right out of the box the Tour Series version of the ClubGlider hits you with the look and the quality of the material which it is made from.” He goes on to say,” The vinyl actually gives it the immediate look that it can take a beating and keep on going. Everything on the bag including all of the straps and handles also possess very heavy duty stitching that make it evident the bag is designed to last.” [Read more…]
Sure we can go on and on about the benefits of our ClubGlider golf travel bag. How easy the bag’s extendable legs with caster wheels make rolling in from the parking lot and navigating the check-in lines. How much your shoulders will appreciate not having to bend down to pick up your golf travel bag every time the line moves three feet. How effortlessly the ClubGlider manages curbs and even escalators.
But of course, we’re biased. ClubGlider is our baby. So, how about we share with you what some others think.
From a pure numbers perspective, Sun Mountain has impressive stats from 2013 including 17 of the top 50 men’s tour players in the world carrying our products. [Read more…]