For those of us who play in all kinds of conditions, either at home or when we travel to places where the weather can be foul, the H2No Lite is Sun Mountain’s latest iteration of their awesome waterproof stand bag. Like it’s predecessors it is super light, totally waterproof, and perfect for walking or cart travel. The Ultra-Lite is the updated smaller sister in this walking bag and is still available (previously reviewed by moegolf back in 2013).
The H2No Lite uses the same technology as their rainwear with a light and durable fabric that is coated on both sides with 2000mm waterproof coating. The bag has the high quality YKK zippers with taped seams that keep the contents in the five pockets dry. It comes with a matching front zip rain hood made out of the same waterproof fabric.
The bag weighs merely 5.6 lbs and has a molded top handle for ergonomic handling on the course and a sewn in bottom grab cuff for getting it in and out of the automotive boot. The padded 9-inch diameter 4-way top can easily handle your 14 implements with all the head covers and the sections have with full length dividers to keep the grips from tangling as you move your clubs in and out during the round.
The patented E-Z Fit dual strap system adjusts for a comfy fit and has the center hub which I find is much more stable as you load the bag on and off your shoulders during a walk. The straps are fully padded for your comfort. The kick stand is the rugged Sun Mountain version we are used to that activates when you put the bag down.
This version has five pockets that include a velour-lined valuables compartment that will keep your wallet and money clip dry in all conditions. I particularly like the two zip compartments on the spine of the bag so you can separate your golf balls from all the other on-course necessities like tees, poker chip ball markers, divot tools, pencils, and your cigar clipper.
It comes in five flashy color combos with the large H2No name emblazoned on the side. If you want the bag without the advertising you have to order the “non-stock” version directly from Sun Mountain. This is what I did so I could embellish the side with my custom embroidery. The Lite version sells for around $280 on the net-the Ultra-Lite will set you back about $250.
Having used the Sun Mountain Waterproof Series bags as my mainstay since 2013 I highly recommend them whether you are playing in Scotland, Bandon Dunes, or at your favorite neighborhood haunts. They are easy to handle, durable, and shed off all the elements the weather can throw at you.