Sun Mountain offers Performance, Durability, Function & Style for Golfers.
Golf is a game that is played in all kinds of conditions, in all kinds of environments, all over the world. We all enjoy playing in perfect conditions, but in most cases the weather becomes the most challenging aspect of the game itself. It is the one variable we cannot control that has the largest impact on our game and our ability to perform well, while playing.
All golfers understand performance when it comes to golf clubs and golf balls, but few understand performance when it comes to dealing with the elements of weather.
PGA Tour players understand the science better than anyone. They deal with all kinds of weather conditions every week at venues all over the globe. They demand high performance gear that can help them perform in any conditions. They will face rain, wind, cold, humidity, oppressive heat and more, week in and week out.
Their motto with golf gear is simple: Protect me and my clubs in all conditions. Keep me dry, comfortable, and unrestricted in movement so I can perform.
The game of golf is hard enough, but playing in weather without protection from the elements is literally impossible. Rain has a way of making a hard game so much harder, especially if you are playing without good raingear and a golf bag that can’t keep anything dry inside it.
Sun Mountain Sports
For 40 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. They redefined golf-specific performance first with the wind shirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof and breathable rainwear.
Sun Mountain has delivered first-of-their kind product innovations, researched, and engineered by industry-leading designers who are also avid golfers. From the modern stand bag and super lightweight bags under 3 lbs. to waterproof bags and a host of other great products, including water resistant and waterproof golf outerwear, travel bags and golf carts, they have been a market leader.
They have won numerous award and accolades from many of the nation’s top golf publications and media groups. And they continue to innovate and engineer some of the finest golf performance equipment in the industry worldwide with price points that appeal to all golfers.
The company based out of Missoula, Montana has been one of the National Golf Foundation‘s “Top 100 Businesses in Golf” for years.
The Ultimate Golf Gear Test: Scotland
For many golfers located above the Mason Dixon line, golf in cool, rainy, and windy weather is a fact of life. Having good rain gear and a waterproof golf bag is almost a must. In Scotland, at the “Home of Golf” it is expected that you will be playing in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Scotland sits just south of Norway and Iceland along the North Sea, the North Atlantic and The Irish Sea.
“There are two seasons in Scotland. June and winter. In Scotland, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.” Noted Billy Connolly, comedian, and actor. The wrong clothes on a golf course in Scotland will surely ruin what could be an amazing experience.
As the saying goes, we chose wisely with both our golf bags and outerwear from Sun Mountain on our recent excursion to play many of the British Open venues on one trip: Cirque waterproof lightweight Sun Mountain jackets & rain pants, and the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Lightweight Stand Bags with 9 pockets for extra storage.
Knowing we would be using caddies on all courses on the trip, these lightweight performance bags supplied extra storage for weather gear, extra gloves and had a great umbrella connector as well. The lightweight outerwear and bags also kept our travel bag weight down to avoid international luggage charges, which can be steep if you are overweight.
The trip was epic in every way and the gear from Sun Mountain performed above and beyond expectations and garnished positive comments by our caddies and other golfers on the trip.
The Cirque Rain Gear
The first and most noticeable feature about the Cirque jacket and Cirque pants was the wearability. They were lightweight, flexible, sized perfectly and performed perfectly. Sleeve cuts were the right length making for no obstruction from overhanging. Because of the garments flex design, there was never any pulling, gathering, or full movement obstructions, wet or dry.
Without going into all the tech terms, here is the bottom line: In light rain, mist, driving rain in wind (we had it all), we remained 100% bone dry and comfortable through it all.
With 50-degree temps we were never cold or had any issues with moisture from walking about 7-8 miles a day on and off courses. After the first round, we pretty much played all our golf in Scotland in the Cirque gear. With a light layer on top & shorts underneath, it was perfect.
The Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Lightweight Stand Bag
I am not sure that I ever in my life played out of such a compact bag with so much storage. Almost every caddy on the trip commented on how light the bags were, how easy they were to carry, and how well the stands worked.
One of the best features with the bags were the zippers; they opened and closed with ease and had no issues with leaking. Even though these Sun Mountain bags are not technically waterproof they performed very much like it, even in driving rain. Everything fit in bag nicely without bulging or straining, and they were strikingly attractive, yielding several compliments from other golfers.
What more could you ask? Thank you, Sun Mountain!
For over 40 years Sun Mountain has been a pioneer in the golf industry, revolutionizing golf bags, golf outerwear and golf carts. Sun Mountain’s many innovations, including the first lightweight golf bag and modern stand bag, have made it the top golf bag company in North America. Within golf outerwear, Sun Mountain redefined golf-specific performance first with the wind shirt, then fleece, and again with its four-way stretch, waterproof, and breathable rain wear. The Sun Mountain Speed Cart® golf pushcart transformed walking carts and created an entirely new category of golf products. Sun Mountain’s “Ahead of Time Design” motto drives the company to continually design and refine golf equipment. https://www.sunmountain.com
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