Make travel a cinch with this easy-glide suitcase
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Way back in the early 2010s, I got my first proper golf travel bag. It was a huge upgrade the from hard-shell, coffin-esque, box-on-wheels I had been toting around in college.
This bag was canvas, had ample padding at the top to protect my clubheads, and even featured a cute, feminine print. The best part? It was a Sun Mountain ClubGlider. If you’ve never used one, the concept is simple: retractable legs on the bag’s base feature caster wheels that, when extended, make your ultra-heavy golf bag feel light as a feather, with extreme maneuverability.
If you travel alone, as I often did in those days, and have multiple pieces of luggage to manage at the airport, the ClubGlider is a lifesaver. I could literally drag my clubs through the airport with my pinky finger — and often did!
A few years after the ClubGlider made a splash, Sun Mountain incorporated the same extendable-wheel mechanism in suitcase form. The TravelGlider Rock Creek offers multiple spacious, zippered pockets and handles for ease of storage and handling. And with that stand-out print, you’ll never again have to second-guess whether that’s really your bag on the luggage carousel.
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Sun Mountain TravelGlider Rock Creek