Not every category-leading player in the golf
industry is located in Carlsbad, California, where
you’ll find Callaway, TaylorMade, Cobra-Puma, and
Titleist’s West Coast operations.
Take for example, Sun Mountain – located in the
Montana town of Missoula, a popular destination for
skiers, fly fisherman, and adventure seekers. It’s not
the first place that falls off the tongue when talking
about places to play golf.
But if you look at any quality outdoor product
(backpacks, etc.) you will see a certain design
sensibility that’s built into all Sun Mountain products,
particularly their amazing golf bags.
for the Zero-G strap
First and foremost, they are practical. They also
have pioneered the lightweight category – we
walkers aren’t worried about climbing Mt. Everest
with our clubs but we would prefer a 3 pound bag
over one that is loaded with unnecessary frills. So
let’s take a look at one of the staples of the Sun
Mountain product line, and one which I’m carrying
First off, I won't walk you through every pocket,
let's just say that like driving a rental car, I rate a
new golf product by how easy it is to find everything
and how conveniently it's located. Sun Mountain bags
always fit the bill here, from the tee and valuables
pouches up top, to a large zippered pocket on the
side and three pocket system at the bottom that
includes a handy water bottle sleeve. The dividers
are well made, and leave plenty of room for a full
set of clubs. Colors, stitching, and design are
modern but not overwhelming. (I went with the black
and red to match my leather headcovers.)
you just get the feeling that the bag is made to last.
From the zippers, to the material of the bag itself,
and the cart-friendly bottom made of a heavy duty
molded plastic. Even the stand seems sturdy, with
tie-down straps for when you're putting it in a travel
bag for those airplane rides.
The "Zero-G" model adds an additional
strap that takes the concept of double strap golf bags
to a new ergonomic level, resulting in a bag that not
only sits evenly on your shoulders, but now feels
That's because Sun Mountain has added a
cushioned hip belt that transfers the majority of the
weight from the shoulders to the hips -- resulting in
a more upright posture and reduced upper body
fatigue. The strap slides into the holster (shown on
the right) when not in use.
I'll leave it to Steve Snyders of Sun Mountain to
show you how it all works. Check out the video
below to learn all there is to know about this proven
It definitely gets AmateurGolf.com's thumbs-up!