Sunday Golf El Camino

Sunday Golf Bag: Is the El Camino the Sunday Bag for You?

Even just three years ago, the idea of a Sunday golf bag was a pretty niche product.

It was mostly reserved for urban locals of needed a way to get a handful of clubs to the range, or the minimalist golfer set who spent hundreds on boutique MacKenzie bags.

And then came Sunday Golf.

This startup out of San Diego saw a need that wasn’t being filled very well: Smaller bags that can carry a half set of clubs (aka a Sunday bag).

I realized Sunday Bags were here to stay when I received a text from my friend Paige who is just starting her golf journey: “Have you heard of a Sunday bag? This is exactly what I need!”

Sunday Golf originally released the Loma bag, followed by the larger Loma XL. The bag did exactly what it set out to do, although I won’t lie, I still can’t get over how small it looks while on it’s stand.

Recently, Sunday released their next foray into the golf bag market: the El Camino.

Still a Sunday bag, but with room for a few more clubs, and some creature comforts.

The question is, is the El Camino bag worth picking up? Well, that depends on who you are and what you’re looking for.

Let’s figure out if the Sunday Golf El Camino is right for you.

Sunday Golf Bag El Camino: First Impressions

Honestly, before I received my El Camino bag, I was kind of expecting it to just be a larger version of the Loma bag.

But you immediately notice that this isn’t the case. The El Camino has been designed from the ground up to be a full-featured golf bag.

I got mine in heather grey, and it’s a good looking bag. It’s about 2/3 the size of your typical carry bag, which younger or more petite players will appreciate – especially if they carry.

Sunday Golf El Camino Bag

The Sunday Golf El Camino Bag

As you’d expect, it’s pretty light weighing in at just under 4 pounds. Although considering it’s still a Sunday bag, I expected it to be even a little bit less than that.

There are two things that jumped out at me right away about the bag.

The first is the double strap. This is elevating the Sunday bag. It’s clearly meant to be carried for full rounds of golf, and the double strap makes this infinitely more enjoyable to do.

Sunday Golf El Camino

A look at the double strap system and valuables pocket on the El Camino.

The Jones Utility Trouper 2.0 is our overall pick for best golf bag of the year, but the one major knock I have on it, is a strap system that can be challenging to use at times.

Sunday did a good job with their first foray into this type of strap.

The second thing I noticed was just how much space there is in the bag.

Jacket pocket, cooler, valuables pocket, and space for balls, tees, and whatever else you need. For a golf bag that can only carry 10 clubs, they didn’t skimp on making sure you have room for whatever else you need – and this is what really sets it apart from the Loma.

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El Camino Bag Performance

The El Camino bag performs exactly how you’d expect it to. Carrying it for 18 holes is a cinch due to its lightweight design and double straps.

I have to be careful when using this bag, as I have a tendency to be a bit of a packrat. My initial reaction is to throw in a dozen balls, a flask, a jacket, my camera, tees, markers, gloves – and anything else that’s in my typical bag.

The El Camino is great because it’s ample space allows you to do that.

But doing this also completely defeats the purpose of using a Sunday Bag, so keep that in mind.

When it comes to performance, I honestly don’t have any major critiques or anything that jumps out. The bag works, and it works well.

The built-in stand feels sturdy and stable.

The cooler uses the same material as other golf bags I’ve tested, even at higher price points.

Gotta love a “Frosty Pocket.”

The waterproof valuables pocket is nicely lined to protect a watch or phone (and the red fabric is a nice touch.)

Valuables pocket.

But I do have one big concern.

The El Camino finds itself in this weird middle ground.

It’s not a truly tiny Sunday Bag like the Loma is.

And it’s not a full-size bag, as there’s only room for 10 clubs.

So you’re paying full-size money, for a bag that has full-size features, but doesn’t allow you to have a full-size set.

This won’t be the primary bag for most golfers because of the 10-club limit.

If you’re considering buying the El Camino, just keep this in mind. If you’re a regular golfer who likes to carry a full set, you won’t be able to do this here.

But also, if you’re in the market for this bag, then you probably know this already, and are likely not concerned.

Final Thoughts on the Sunday Golf El Camino Bag

This feels like it may be the bag that takes Sunday Golf from niche talking point, to a legitimate player in the bag world.

It’s well built, looks good, and has a ton of features.

The struggle that they will have is that at its current price of 179.99, they’re asking a lot of money for a bag that most people won’t be using for every single round.

For many, the El Camino will be well worth it to have a great bag to take out for an emergency 9 or to the executive course.

Just don’t buy it expecting it to be Sunday Golf’s full-size bag, because this is very much still a “Sunday Bag” at heart.

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8.4
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Good Things

  • Very feature heavy for a Sunday Bag
  • Well built
  • Double straps are comfortable

Bad Things

  • Kind of a weird middle ground between full size bag and Sunday bag
  • Feels a little spendy for what it is

The Breakdown


Presentation
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Performance
9
Price
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Personal Affinity
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