Sun Mountain bags named Golf Digest Hot List Gold for 2011

Golf Digest has chosen the Sun Mountain Superlight 3.5 lightweight golf carry bag, the C-130 cart bag, and the Swift X carry bag for the 2011 Golf Digest Hot List.

For bags to make the list, they play the supporting role for the golfer, not getting in the way, and they must be durable as well as lightweight. In 2011, Golf Digest tested 77 bags by filling them with clubs and raingear, assessing the straps for comfort, and determining the accessibility of cart bag pockets.

Golf Digest’s Ashley Mayo further explains:

We’ve learned the best ones have rethought the minor details that make a major difference. In the end, their innovations are highly practical.

Of the 20 bags that made the list, Sun Mountain bags were awarded two of the gold positions—Superlight 3.5 and C-130—and one silver—Swift X.

Sun Mountain SuperLight 3.5

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The Superlight 3.5 carry bag has been improved to make it cart-friendly. Now this 4.7-pound bag features a strap to prevent it from twisting while on a cart, and all seven pockets remain accessible.

Sun Mountain C-130

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The 7.3-pound C-130 cart bag with slanting 14-way top has three rubber handles for easy lifting. In addition, the bag has nine pockets, one of which is insulated. Golf Digest says, “Every feature on this cart bag is practical and always in the right place.” A cart-strap channel keeps the C-130 stable.

Sun Mountain Swift X

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The Swift X is Sun Mountain’s compact, ultra-lightweight carry bag, weighing only 3.2 pounds. This bag is perfect for the minimalist golfer.

In addition to golf bags, Sun Mountain is dedicated to finding the most innovative fabrics, the latest manufacturing processes, and the best designs to create a line of performance outerwear that protects from rain, wind and cold. For over 25 years, Sun Mountain has been designing and manufacturing functional, high-quality, lightweight golf bags for the serious golfer. Sun Mountain is responsible for many industry firsts, including being the first to use backpacking technology to produce a lightweight nylon golf bag, and being the first to develop a stand bag with integral legs. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® and ClubGlider® travel bag are leaders in their respective categories.