Think of this as a really good bag first and foremost, that happens to have built-in speakers. After the freshness of playing music on the fairways fades, you’re still left with a spacious cart bag that looks nice and is plenty durable.
Full-featured bag that plays music
Music element won't be to everyone's taste
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Sun Mountain Boom Bag Review
Is this a tribute bag to Al Czervik - Rodney Dangerfield’s character from Caddyshack? It doesn’t have a beer tap built in (maybe that’s in a future model), but it does come equipped with speakers and a bluetooth transmitter, so you can pair it with your phone.
All in the spirit of letting you play tunes from the fairways. So in that frame of mind, we made sure “Any Way You Want It” was the first song we played through its speakers.
What was the outcome? Well, the sound was surprisingly decent: Nice and loud if you want it. It doesn’t have the deepest bass, but do you really want to upset other groups out on the course by thumping a beat?
As for the bag part of it, the Boom cart bag features vinyl panels that can be wiped clean, a velour-lined valuables pocket with multiple slots to hold your Bluetooth controller, 10.5-inch top with five individual club full-length dividers (although there’s also a 14-way top available), including a dedicated putter compartment.
What's more, it features a color-coded speaker wires that plug into the controller, single shoulder strap, 12 pockets including a ventilated cooler pocket, apparel pocket, and multiple accessory pockets, including a phone-holding media pocket that has a clear vinyl window so you can view and change your music selection.
Despite all of these features, overall, the bag weighs just 4.8 pounds - which somehow seems even lighter because of its size.
The Boom is well made and feels sturdy, just like every other Sun Mountain bag. Plus, it’s plenty roomy for whatever you want to bring with you, with the speakers sleekly built in near the top.
The speakers face outward, after you’ve strapped the bag into the cart, this means that it lets the music resonate. It works great on-course, but if you ultimately want it just as a novelty item, you can place it in your office to store spare clubs and add some atmosphere.
Scott Kramer is a freelance writer based in Southern California. He carries a 5.2 index, along with a hacker's short game. Yet the former Senior Editor of GOLF Magazine always tries to bring his "A" game to his writing.
Here's what's in Scott's golf bag: Driver: Callaway Epic Speed driver Fairway wood: Titleist TSi2 4-wood Hybrid: Titleist H1 hybrid Irons: Titleist AP1 irons Wedges: Vokey wedges Putter: An old Odyssey Versa putter that's been refurbished twice!
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