Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way Stand Bag Review

In our Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way stand bag review, we explore this sustainable product

Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way Stand Bag Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way stand bag stands out as an option for walkers thanks in large part to its incredibly lightweight design. That said, this bag still offers plenty of storage and its 14-way dividers help protect clubs during play.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly lightweight

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    Comfortable carry straps

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    Quality club protection

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Reasons to avoid
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    Limited color options

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    14-way divider will split opinion

Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way Stand Bag Review

For golfers who like to carry their clubs, having a bag that is lightweight is vitally important. There’s nothing worse than feeling weighed down approaching the end of a round as it’s going to undoubtedly affect performance. With loads of options to choose from, we think the Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-way stands out as one of the best stand bags (opens in new tab).

Sun Mountain produces some of the best golf bags across all categories, and the new ECO-LITE is just the latest example of the quality you can expect by putting your trust in this brand. It’s also available at a really competitive price point, providing golfers with excellent value for money.

Although it isn’t fully waterproof, it is made using water resistant fabric, which we found offered really extensive protection. It wasn’t until the heavens really opened that some water began to penetrate the fabric, and even then it was minimal.

Sun Mountain ECO-LITE 14-Way Stand Bag

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As mentioned, a feature we really like about this bag is how light it is. At just 1.8kg it’s not much heavier than some of the best Sunday bags (opens in new tab) or some of the best pencil bags (opens in new tab), while it offers additional performance in other areas. What this meant for us was that we were able to conserve energy when we needed it most playing the last few holes.

It also makes this bag the perfect companion when traveling further afield or for golfers who like to nip out for a quick nine with something that isn’t going to slow them down. Two well-cushioned and well-fitting straps add to the feeling of comfort.

In weight, it’s akin to a Sunday or pencil bag, but in storage it rivals anything in the stand bag arena. It has a full-length apparel pocket, which we found offered more than enough space for additional layers or waterproofs. There’s also a valuables pocket and a bottle holder, which is conveniently placed

Finally, in a push to do its bit in a bid to end plastic waste, each Sun Mountain ECO-LITE bag has been manufactured using 25 20-oz (600ml) plastic bottles.

Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1