2018 marks the second year in a row that the Sun Mountain 2018 C-130 Golf Cart Bag won the Editor’s Choice Award. There is definitely a lot to love about the overall layout and quality of this golf bag. New features and some design fixes have improved on an already popular design. If you are looking for a stylish and functional bag that won’t break the bank for driving around the links with, this is an excellent choice.
STAND OUT FEATURES
Smart Strap System:
The new Velcro Smart Straps on the C-130 are extremely simple to use and will cut down on the twisting and over cinching that can happen with traditional strapping systems. You can get it on and off the cart quickly and securely, without cinching down on your clubs.
Integrated Putter Well:
The separate putter well is extra roomy and makes easy work of getting putters with extra-large grips in and out of the bag.
Improved Top Handles:
The top of this bag features an integrated top handle system with rubber coated handles that are well placed to help you maneuver the bag with a little grace.
All the Extras:
One of the features to love about the Sun Mountain C-130 is that it comes with all the extras that you could want, saving you the trouble of ordering pieces separately. A padded shoulder strap, rain hood, umbrella holder and towel ring. You name it—everything is included and ready to roll.
SPACE AND CONVENIENCE
Overall, this cart bag gets high marks for being roomy with well placed pockets that are practically laid out for a smooth user experience. They managed to nail the balance between spacious and bulky with this design. Weighing in at just 6.9 pounds, it comes in light for the storage space you get.
Although a few of the 10 exterior pockets have been moved to the side, departing from the front facing tradition of previous Sun Mountain cart bags, they still have forward facing access with well-placed zippers.
The 14 club dividers are set up in a tiered fashion which keeps your club heads laid out high to low and prevents them from knocking around during travel. Although they are full length, some users have reported some sticking when pulling clubs out. The top also features a new integrated handle system that we found does make this bag easier to maneuver.
The cooler pocket is smaller than in previous models, and it has also moved to the side. Although the zipper is still in the front, the draining holes remain on the left side of the bag which means you will have to be aware when you attach it next to other bags on the cart. If a large cooler pocket is a major priority for you, you may be disappointed with this model.
If you’re looking for style, you can’t go wrong with this golf cart bag. There are 11 different color patterns, each with a unique look that will set you apart on the course. Of course, a favorite for returning Sun Mountain fans is the good old red, white and blue. This year’s patriotic design is as sharp as ever. Looking for something more rugged? Go for the Camo Blaze.
These bags are made in the USA and the quality shows through. High-end materials, reinforced seams, and top-notch hardware continue to be something you can count on from Sun Mountain. The same 70D fabrics that are frequently used for high-end outdoor gear find their way onto this bag. You will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
In addition, Sun Mountain appears to have fixed some concerns with previous designs by addressing the slight listing problem in the older models. The C-130 is as stable as they come, even when fully loaded with gear.
SOLID GEAR AT A REASONABLE PRICE
While you can spend more to get some more room and some fancier options, the Sun Mountain 2018 C-130 Golf Cart Bag is a solid piece of gear that you will be happy with for years to come. You would be hard pressed to beat this manufacturer on style and functionality. USA manufacturing and a strong brand reputation sweeten the pot. Overall, this is a great value for all you get at a mid-range price point.