Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand Bag Review
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The Sun Mountain 3.5 LS Stand Bag retails for $229.99 (MSRP), weighs 3.5 pounds, as per its nomenclature and it won 2017 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Carry Bag award. This stand bag is built and designed for golfers who already know and appreciate the company’s very popular 2Five, but would like additional features. Just like its 2Five sibling, the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is built using a high-quality/high strength and in the same time very light-weight nylon fabric, solid plastic and the familiar carbon fiber legs, which are highly durable yet ultra light weight. When it comes to storage space, rest assured, because the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS features no less than 7 pockets, including a velour lined valuables pocket, a water resistant pocket, a hydration pouch (a water bottle pouch basically) and a full length apparel pocket. The Sun Mountain 3.5 LS was created as a step up from the 2Five, the company’s lightest bag, and not surprisingly, it offers more features. The extra pound in the 3.5 LS (compared to the 2Five) comes from the bag’s additional 3 pockets, the more cushioned Air-Flow hip pad and the thicker strap.

What’s interesting about the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is that it breaks the stereotype about the lighter a carry bag is, the less features it has, while its 3 additional pockets (compared to the 2Five) come handy in a variety of scenarios, especially when it comes to longer golf trips. The company’s proprietary X-Strap System really helps with making the bag easy to get on and off your shoulders, with the carry straps being built using high density/thick foam, a clever trick that increases comfort. The stand top of the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is top mounted and comes with a proprietary roller bottom leg mechanism, featuring state of the art carbon fiber made legs, that flip up and down without any locking up and wavering, making for a very stable stand bag. The top of the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is divided into 4 full length compartments, and you can easily fit 14 clubs inside, including a putter with an oversized grip. Finally, the Sun Mountain 3.5 LS is available in a multitude of colorways (Black, Black/Flash, Black/White/Red, Black/Cobalt/White, Gunmetal/Black/Yellow, Orange/White/Black and Navy/White/Red) and it will most definitely get the job done with flying colors, while looking good doing it.