Sun Mountain 2.5+ vs 3.5

Has anyone gone from one or the other? Walking is main concern. I do have a push cart but it’s more of a pita to get out. So I was looking for a lighter weight bag.. I was traveling recently and was able to compare them but only briefly. Seemed like the 3.5 had better straps and better pocket layouts. The main advantage the 2.5 is the weight. 2.7lbs vs 3.6lbs
Any insight?

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  • PhreddyPhreddy Members Posts: 618 ✭✭

    I put 3.5 straps on a 2.5 and had the best of both worlds.

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  • Dubv23Dubv23 Members Posts: 721 ✭✭

    I like the 3.5 better. Just as easy of a carry with more & smarter pockets and top organization (2019 version)

    The extra pound is not noticeable and it's an extremely comfortable bag to carry.

  • buntabunta Members Posts: 610 ✭✭

    @Dubv23 said:
    I like the 3.5 better. Just as easy of a carry with more & smarter pockets and top organization (2019 version)

    The extra pound is not noticeable and it's an extremely comfortable bag to carry.

    i have the 2.5+ with upgraded straps (call sun mountain). Its great.

    That extra pound is absolutely noticeable .

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,400 ✭✭

    @Phreddy said:
    I put 3.5 straps on a 2.5 and had the best of both worlds.

    exactly what I did.

    having said that, now using a hoofer which Is double the weight but carries better.

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  • Dubv23Dubv23 Members Posts: 721 ✭✭

    @bunta said:

    @Dubv23 said:
    I like the 3.5 better. Just as easy of a carry with more & smarter pockets and top organization (2019 version)

    The extra pound is not noticeable and it's an extremely comfortable bag to carry.

    i have the 2.5+ with upgraded straps (call sun mountain). Its great.

    That extra pound is absolutely noticeable .

    I guess if you have a store with both bags you should buy both and test them for yourself because I owned both bags last year and would choose the 3.5 in a heartbeat.

  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers Posts: 2,755 ✭✭

    I prefer the 3.5LS over the 2.5. I use the 2018 3.5LS, found it to be a much more balanced carry vs the 2.5 which made it feel more comfortable to me. Bonus of better pockets and straps, as well as more room for clubs.

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  • kmbeankmbean Members Posts: 918 ✭✭

    I like the 2.5 a lot it’s a feather

  • Cruisin1966Cruisin1966 ClubWRX Posts: 802 ClubWRX
    edited Apr 21, 2019 12:12am #9

    @scott_Donald said:

    @Phreddy said:
    I put 3.5 straps on a 2.5 and had the best of both worlds.

    exactly what I did.

    having said that, now using a hoofer which Is double the weight but carries better.

    Which straps from the 3.5? They're listed on the site as the same (by description: X-strap Dual Strap System).

    I see they're a little thicker. I'll likely order the 2.5 with the 3.5 straps.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,400 ✭✭

    @Cruisin1966 said:

    @scott_Donald said:

    @Phreddy said:
    I put 3.5 straps on a 2.5 and had the best of both worlds.

    exactly what I did.

    having said that, now using a hoofer which Is double the weight but carries better.

    Which straps from the 3.5? They're listed on the site as the same (by description: X-strap Dual Strap System).

    I see they're a little thicker. I'll likely order the 2.5 with the 3.5 straps.

    I took mine directly from my H2NO. still the same straps on them.

    This is from their website -
    Yes, some bags are able to be re-strapped in the field, others need to be ordered re-strapped. If you would like to order a bag with a different strap, please use our FIND A RETAILER feature and order the bag with a different configuration. If you need clarification on your options, please call our Customer Service line 1-800-227-9224, Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (MST).

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