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So im looking to get a bag with more storage this year. I have been using the Sunmountain 4.5 Stand for a few years and love it. I dont carry my clubs anymore and never seem to have enough storage. I walk with a Bag Boy Nitron push cart 50% of the time and ride the other. Ive decided to get either the Sunmountain Sync or the C130S stand bag. Both bags have a big pocket where stand bags have the carry “back pad”, while maintaining the bag top orientation of a stand bag, preventing club heads from rubbing on shafts etc. There are virtually no reviews of these bags specifically. Do any of you have any insight or feedback to help me make up my mind?

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The c130s is the bag I’ve had my eyes on as well. The other that has caught my eye is the Maxfli honors stand bag. I’m waiting to see them in person to make my decision, but the Maxfli is $70 cheaper so unless there’s a major difference that’s probably what I’m going with. Unfortunately I have to wait 6 months before I get the chance to see them in person to decide. In ypur case I’d go with the c130.

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SWMBO has a C130 and she likes it a lot.  I'm not sure if it's an 'S' version or not. Lots of pockets for lots o' stuff, a sleeve to slip the cart strap through, balanced so it stands up easily.  

I know it holds lots of stuff because of how heavy it is when i hoss it out of the car and onto the cart.  I know she has rain gear & ball retriever in the side pocket along with the hood.  She is a ball hawker and perpetually has about 2 dozen in there that need to be cleaned out, that is where most of the weight comes from.  Although I found two full gatorade bottles she forgot were in there too.  

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I have the C130 not the S though. It is a great bag it will hold almost anything and everything you need for the course and I am going into my 3rd season with it and no problems so durability is there. All that said there are a couple of cons. 1) it gets heavy as @Shapotomoussaid. But that really has to do with what you stuff in there. 2) it struggles to stand up even on a flat surface, yes it will stay there but I have taken a club out and shifted the balance and it falls over, I have had a gentle breeze blow it over, IMO it just needs a more solid base (I have found this to be the case with almost any cart bag however).

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I have the 2020 Sync model. I push cart the majority of my rounds and it has about 100 rounds on it now. So far it has held up well. It fits well on my CaddyTek cart. I like that it is very lightweight, definitely lighter than the C130 model. The insulated pocket is big enough to hold a 32oz Gatorade Zero and keep it cold for the majority of my morning rounds.

The C130 definitely has more storage. There really isn't all that much room in the side pockets on the Sync. The ball pocket is quite large, however.

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7 hours ago, edingc said:

I have the 2020 Sync model. I push cart the majority of my rounds and it has about 100 rounds on it now. So far it has held up well. It fits well on my CaddyTek cart. I like that it is very lightweight, definitely lighter than the C130 model. The insulated pocket is big enough to hold a 32oz Gatorade Zero and keep it cold for the majority of my morning rounds.

The C130 definitely has more storage. There really isn't all that much room in the side pockets on the Sync. The ball pocket is quite large, however.

Big enough for rain gear right?

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16 minutes ago, Tyler86 said:

Big enough for rain gear right?

I had to think about what I had in it:

Side pockets hold rain jacket, extra box of balls and rain hood for the bag. I am able to keep two spare gloves (rain set + extra leather), first aid kit, and plenty of balls and tees. Rangefinder pocket is a nice plus, I pull my rangefinder out and put in my push cart during rounds, so my wallet and keys go in the rangefinder pouch during rounds. Felt lined valuables pocket that I don't really use.

I've been very happy with the bag overall.

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Thanks.  Didn't realize they made the C130 with a stand.  Think I'll go for this or the Titleist Hybrid 14 as I like the option of the stand and 95% of the time put on a push cart. Wish they had some more colour options.

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So i ended up buying a Sun Mountain C130S Stand bag today. I was using a 4.5LS carry/stand bag and loved it. Just wanted more storage in exchange for the “carry” side of bag. I ride or use a push cart, never carry anymore so dont have a need for a carry bag. The C130S is extremely similar to the 4.5 but sort of a hybrid bag. I started messing with it tonight. Overall im pretty happy with it. The clubs are oriented correctly to ride on a push cart since the bag has a stand. Its not significantly heavier (1.5#) in my opinion. Pretty standard pocket set up. It fits well on my bagboy nitron. And i love that its a cart bag with a stand, hate when a bag tips over. There are 2 things about it that currently bug me. Due to how the stand system is designed, the 3 club wells over that are not much shorter than the ones above that. So my wedges are same height as my 7i, 8i and 9i and will likely fight each other a little. This is not the same with the other wells. The only other thing is that the top is on the narrow side and makes things feel a little cluttered. We will see how it goes in 2.5 months when the snow melts and there is golf to be played. Hopefully ill remember to get some pics up then and a better write up. 

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@Tyler86 Just wondering where you found the C130s?  I haven't had any luck locating one to date.  On the C130s does the stand mechanism interfere with the push cart?  The pics I found doesn't  really show the mechanism so can't see if it is the same as the SM 4.5LS bag

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10 hours ago, Fugazi said:

@Tyler86 Just wondering where you found the C130s?  I haven't had any luck locating one to date.  On the C130s does the stand mechanism interfere with the push cart?  The pics I found doesn't  really show the mechanism so can't see if it is the same as the SM 4.5LS bag

I accidentally fat fingered and reported this post. @GolfSpy_APHSorry!! Honest mistake!!! PGA Superstore. Its basically the same mechanism as the 4.5LS.

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If you're using a pushcart (i do) then I definitely think the shaping of the sync is the way to go.  I do wish it had legs for the range but it's a solid bag with lots of storage and even when I had a rip, SunMountain refunded the bag pretty easily so I could get a replacement.  No issues with the replacement.  

The dividers are pretty well setup.  My main critique is that I'd make the middle wells just a tad narrower as the top corners are pretty small for getting those two clubs in and out.  

My other critique is that the bottom of the plastic ring around the putter well is kind of sharp edge instead of rounded/tapered underneath to keep the putter grip from catching on it as you pull it out.  

Still, it's a solid bag and I like it.  

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