An excellent stand bag that has lightness and comfort as its two leading plus points. The only thing holding it back from five stars was the waterproofing, however it would work perfectly during the hot summer months.
Modern, sporty design will appeal to most tastes
Not fully waterproof
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Sun Mountain Two5 Plus Stand Bag
A brand synonymous with high-quality, Sun Mountain has been making some of the best golf bags for over 30 years now. We have often used its products and rarely been disappointed, which brings us nicely to the Sun Mountain Two5 Plus bag, a model that we recently put through its paces.
The first thing you notice is the styling which is modern and looks great. As you can see, the model on test was finished in white, black and red, a more muted design, but there are several other funky finishes too. As such, whatever style you prefer, there is something for everyone in this regard.
Another particular strength was how light it was. Despite having a full set of golf clubs inside, along with golf balls and pockets bursting with other pieces of golf gear, coming in at just 1.31kg it was incredibly easy to carry for a round and is easily one of the best lightweight golf bags around.
Speaking of carrying, the X-Strap system was another excellent feature. As someone with a bad back, it was comfortable and gave top-notch support when needed. The system was also very easy to adjust quickly and on the move which made it simple to find the best position on the shoulders and back.
There are plenty of pockets, five in all, which are not massive compared to other stand bags out there, but they were more than sufficient at gobbling up balls, different types apparel and other accessories like tees, scorecards and gloves. The velour lined pocket adds a premium touch too and the simplicity of the 4-way divider top is a huge plus point.
The final positive worth mentioning is the stand itself. Too often we have tested bags that have stands which do not protrude out far enough which means in windy conditions, or uneven lies, they lose balance and fall over easily. We had no such issues here.
Overall this is an excellent stand bag and one of the best Sun Mountain golf bags (opens in new tab) on the market. It would work perfectly in the summer months because of its lightness, comfort, and ability to house everything you could need on those warm days out on the golf course.
If you do get caught in a spot of rain there is a rain hood included, however if you are caught in a deluge then a more waterproof model would be preferable.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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