Golf Bag Tested
Make: Sun Mountain
Model: ECO-LITE Stand Bag
Like most golfers I feel lucky to play a game that gives us the opportunity to see the beauty of nature, surrounded by the abundance of flora fauna and vegetation that golf courses have to offer.
It’s something I seem to soak up more when I play by myself and gives me an enormous sense of wellbeing as I walk off the 18th green and I know I am not the only golfer who feels this way. So, when I found out about Sun Mountains ECO-LITE carry bag I had to smile, as golf and recycling to save the planet seemed the perfect match.
The headline technology is that the ECO-LITE stand bag uses around 25 plastic 20-oz sized bottles which are recycled into a highly durable thread to form the fabric of each ECO-LITE stand bag.
The bag weighs in at less than 2kg and features a contoured E-Z Lite Dual Strap System for comfort while carrying and comes with a four-way club divider providing plenty of space and separation for your clubs.
There is also a comfort-grip handle to help get the clubs in and out the boot of your car with ease or when you simply want to grab them and move them a few feet without having to put the straps on.
The bag has six pockets, which include a side apparel pocket, a velour-lined valuables pocket, hydration sleeve and comes with a separate rain-hood. The range also includes the ECO-LITE cart bag that incorporates the same technology.
Tony Fletcher, Sales Manager of Brand Fusion International stated “We’re thrilled to bring the first bag of its kind to the market that incorporates material made from recycled plastic bottles, while ensuring golfers can benefit from the premium features associated with top-selling Sun Mountain stand bags,”
The ECO-LITE stand bag is available in five colour combinations: Rush Green/Green, Navy/Red/Cobalt, Cadet/Inferno/Gunmetal, Black/White/Gunmetal/Red and Black
I have to confess I only carried the stand bag for one round and used my electric trolley the other five times I was testing the bag for review; the good news is the stand bag can be used on your cart with no issues.
For those who like to carry, I found the E-Z Lite Dual Strap System was really comfortable and that was with 16-clubs in the bag plus all the usual junk, balls, tees, sun cream, hat, rain jacket etc.
As you can imagine, the most satisfying aspect about this bag is the knowledge you are doing that little bit extra for the planet and that 25 plastic bottles are not floating in a river or ocean somewhere causing sea creatures distress. Not only would I like to thank Sun Mountain for utilising this technology, I would ask all golfers everywhere to purchase one of the ECO-LITE range when they are next buying a golf bag.
There are 24.2 million golfers in the world, which would be roughly 605 million plastic bottles not going into our landfills and oceans - a number golfers everywhere could certainly be proud of.
RRP: £199 / €216.95 / $219.99