Best Stand Bag for riding and carrying?
Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:46 PM
I have a Titleist 14 section bag; a Sun Mountain C130 and on a whim tried the Sun Mountain 3.5 for a few rounds.
That was over 1 year ago....the SM 3.5 just makes more sense. It's certainly light, and is still sturdy enough and has enough capacity to be a cart bag too. I play over 50 rounds a year. Based on your post - I pulled out all the things currently stuffed into the bag:
17 balls (it could hold a lot more)
I keep a "Black Widow Spikes" box for my tees, markers and divot repair tools
The warning is that the bag feels very flimsy....but I can testify that the legs are strong and the integrity of the fabric is intact. Surprising to say the least. Pleasantly surprised - would highly recommend.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:31 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:44 PM
You didn't include Titleist as an option.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:55 AM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:02 AM
Has anyone used the sun mountain push cart? Please pm so this thread doesn't go off topic.
Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:48 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:09 AM
Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:19 AM
I know that 3.5 is the one that won the awards, but SLX is reviewed by a lot of people too. I'm still deciding if I should go for the 3.5 or SLX. I'd be carrying if I'm playing 9-hole and use a cart if it's 18-hole (or even carry if the course is short). Now I know that both of the 2011 versions will fit the carts easily, but how about ease in carrying? Some have said the strap for SLX is easier for one shoulder carry, while some say the 3.5 is just equally easy.
I'm actually considering the Four 5 too because of the divider system. (Replaced with Hybrid for 2012 I think?) But there is no mentioning that it is cart-friendly on the official site. Coming to divider system, I suppose the 4-way divider on the SLX and 3.5 wouldn't cause my clubs to get stucked since it's actually a patent-pending design? Or is it meant to reduce the weight?
I'm actually only planning on investing in just one bag that I could both carry and use on cart . (I've only started picking up golf ) Would appreciate if anyone can give me any advice on it.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:32 PM
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:13 AM
Didn't know there are so many light bags out there lol. I read the review that SM's 2011 Superlight 3.5 is the lighest bag out there @ 4.5lb and I thought that was impressive itself for a carry/stand bag lol.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:40 PM
Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:35 AM
i have walked 18 with the bag no problems at all. It come down to how much gear you put in it and what is heavy to you may be reasonable to me.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:34 AM