Being the leading innovator in golf bag design, Sun Mountain introduced the first ever water proof golf bag to the world in 2007. For 2014, they are expanding their H2NO line of water proof bags to include both carry and cart bags.
All H2NO bags for 2014 are constructed of waterproof fabric, taped seams, and waterproof zippers. Sun Mountain was kind enough to send GolfBalled a H2NO LITE stand bag and although we have not seen any rain here in SoCal, there is always a chance of coming into contact with water on the golf course.
Pros: Water Proof Compartments Keep Water Out, Light Weight, Durable Construction, Water Proof Zippers and Pockets, Plenty Accessories Storage, E-Z Fit Dual Strap System is Very Comfortable and Easy to Adjust, Handles on Top and Bottom of the Bag Make it Easy to get in and out of the Car.
Cons: No Compartment for a Water Bottle, Velour Compartment Could be a Little Deeper, Not a Great Fit for the Micro Cart, Putter gets Buried with other Clubs.
Overall: A Fantastic Golf Bag that is Light to Carry and Adapts to an Electric Cart very well, Confidence in Knowing your Clubs and Accessories will Remain Dry in Wet Conditions, Quality of Materials and Build are always going to be the best from Sun Mountain.
Is the idea that your accessories, keys, phone, wallet and clubs will remain dry while playing a round of golf an appealing selling point for you? I had to think about it considering I don't live in an area that sees a lot of rain. Then I thought back to all the early morning rounds of golf that are very wet from the morning dew or how about the sprinklers turning on in the middle of the fairway when you are trying to hit your approach shots. This has all happened to me and I am sure many of you reading this. With just those examples in mind, I say yes, having a water proof bag is appealing to me.
The Sun Mountain H2NO LITE stand bag is a smaller, lighter version of the already successful H2NO Staff stand bag introduced almost 7 years ago. At just four and 1/2 pounds, this mid-size stand bag provides complete waterproof protection (when used in conjunction with the provided rainhood) in a lightweight package. The H2NO LITE bag is constructed with waterproof fabrics, high-quality YKK zippers and every seam is sealed. There are a total of 5 pockets for your golf accessories including a velour-lined pocket for valuables (I would have liked to have this pocket a little deeper) and a full length clothing pocket down the side of the bag. The top handle is molded onto the bag for easy access and durability and the cuff style handle on the bottom of the bag is very sturdy and easy to grip. One thing I do miss with this bag is a place to put a water bottle. I understand an open compartment would allow water to accumulate, but I still think it is needed.
The H2NO LITE stand bag is everything I have come to expect from Sun Mountain. Innovation, technology, form, function and excellent build quality. Rain or shine, there is always a chance to get wet on the golf course and to know my valuables are protected makes me happy. For more information on Sun Mountains new line of H2NO bags, visit www.sunmountain.com
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