Easy Does It: Sun Mountain’s ClubGlider Travel Bag

Travel Smart Without Breaking the Back … and Bank

Golfers, like backpacking hikers, are zealots when it comes to weight.

We worry about the weight of shafts, clubheads and grips, about minimizing apparel bulk and shedding restrictive layers to free up the swing. And we’re equally fastidious when it comes to the golf bag, because that’s where the aching back stuff accumulates—drivers, irons, hybrids, putter, head covers, balls, coins, training gizmos, umbrella, fleece jacket, rain gear—the can’t-do-without paraphernalia we haul around during a round of golf.

Sun Mountain feels our pain. Since 1984, the Montana-based manufacturer has been crafting eye-catching, comfortable, durable and amazingly lightweight golf bags, outerwear, travel bags and push-carts. It is credited with applying backpacking technology to fashion the first lightweight nylon golf bag, was the first to develop a stand bag with integral legs, and has become a dominant player in a very crowded sector.

It’s latest innovation is the ClubGlider, the only golf travel bag that offers extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of the weight, while eliminating the repeated bending and lifting required with traditional travel bags.

Sun Mountain ClubGlider Golf Travel Bag from Sun Mountain Sports, Inc. on Vimeo.

That’s huge, especially for golfers who refuse to travel without their personal clubs, who are used to suffering under bulkier and much heavier models that remind us of Star Trekky photon torpedoes or smuggled sarcophagi.

What gives the ClubGlider its wow factor are pivoting casters and retractable legs that handle corners and curbs with ease. That, plus heavy-duty two-way zippers, thick foam padding extending down the travel bag to protect clubheads and shafts, spacious storage pockets, internal cinch straps, reinforced wear areas and a lift-assist handle.

SunMountain’s Meridian travel bag (pictured above) weighs in 11.8 pounds. And that deserves another wow.

The Meridian ($290 retail) is one of four ClubGlider models that accommodate everything from weekend warriors to touring professionals. For a nearby retailer, call 800-227-9224 or go online to sunmountain.com.


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Chris Duthie is a contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.