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Travel bags: Sun Mountain goes lighter

January 18, 2012

Each year it seems to become easier to travel with golf clubs as a result of modest improvements with travel bags. Case in point is Sun Mountain and its ClubGlider line of travel bags, including its newest offering, the Journey.

ClubGlider bags feature retractable legs that take much of the strain from loading, lifting and pulling it. They also come with pivoting wheels.

The Journey is a smaller, lighter and cheaper version of the Meridian, weighing in at 12.8 pounds (the Meridian weighs 14.3 pounds). It also is made of 1200 denier fabric rather than the ballistic-type nylon in the Pro and Meridian.

The Journey, at $200, also is substantially cheaper than its Sun Mountain brethren. The Meridian's price is $280, the Pro $300.

-- John Strege