For years the leather golf bag was a staple of the golf industry. Replaced by golf bags made with cheaper materials, for the general golfing population, it made a lot of sense.
In the many decades since leather golf bags were in their prime there have been several companies till making leather golf products but in general it is still a niche market.
Apparently it’s a market that Sun Mountain wants into.
The company recently revealed their Leather Series golf bags and accessories, calling it “a nod to golf’s storied past, featuring styles and materials that speak to the richness and tradition of the game.”
In creating them they did not simply replicate older designs, but crafted them with the modern golfer in mind with features such as carbon-fibre legs on the stand bag, full-length club dividers, and graphite shaft protection.
The new for 2016 Leather Series includes a Sunday bag, stand bag, cart bag, hoods and head covers.
The Sun Mountain Leather Stand Golf Bag features a 9”, four-way top with full-length club dividers. The bag’s five pockets include a full-length clothing pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket and three accessory pockets. Combining tradition with technology, this classic leather golf bag features carbon-fibre legs, high strength-to-weight plastics and a built-in handle in the bag’s top for ease in picking the bag up and setting it down. Colour options include: black/tan, black/cobalt, brown/khaki, and navy/white/red. Retail price on the stand bag is (USD) $599.99.
The Leather Cart Bag, distinguished by its full-length belly pocket, is designed for cart use but at 4 ½ lbs. could just as easily be carried. The cart bag features a 9”, four-way top with full-length club dividers. The bag’s four pockets include an ample belly pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket and two accessory pockets. This bag also includes lift-assist handles integrated into the top and bottom of the bag for ease in lifting in and out of a car trunk. Colour options include: black/tan, black/cobalt, brown/khaki, and navy/white/red. Retail price on the cart bag is (USD) $499.99.
The Leather Sunday bag is reminiscent of some of the earliest golf bags. By using lightweight, modern components, though, Sun Mountain was able to minimize weight to only 4 ¼ lbs., making it an easy carry. Colour options include: black/tan, black/cobalt, brown/khaki, and navy/white/red. Retail price on the Sunday bag is (USD) $429.99.
Leather golf accessories in the series include matching leather hoods and matching leather headcovers in either stripe or chevron pattern.