Traveling is stressful enough. The last thing you need to worry about is how you're going to maneuver your golf clubs through the airport. When we think of the ideal travel case, we think about size: big enough to fit our clubs, shoes, raingear, and maybe an extra sweater or two—but not so big that the clubs are moving around. The more that happens, the more likely the clubs are going to be damaged. Sun Mountain's ClubGlider Meridian nails that balance. And it has two generous pockets to store shoes and other gear.
We also think about durability. Your travel bag takes a beating when you fly. You need something that's going to survive that experience and keep your clubs safe. No, we don't suggest you get a hard case. Half of the back of the Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian case is hard plastic, and the fabric is tough. The top of the case has extra padding and hugs your clubheads, so they're stable and protected during the flight.
The final thing we're looking for in our travel cases is maneuverability. We're not trying to be heroes here: We want it to be as easy as possible to wheel our travel cases around. That's where the legs of the Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian come in. Pull out the legs to make your bag feel like nothing when you're wheeling it around, and then retract the legs when it's time for your bag to board. The case becomes so light when you put those wheels down, you'd think your bag wasn't even inside it.
Sun Mountain ClubGlider Meridian, $290