Today we have a look at the first cart in our Push Cart Roundup, the Clicgear 2.0. The Clicgear 2.0 introduces a number of improvements over the previous model, most notably a super easy to use folding and unfolding system. We have been using the Clicgear 2.0 for about a month now, and have put together a detailed review of these improvements and the overall performance of the cart. Enjoy!
The Clicgear Cart is the original compact three wheel golf pushcart and winner of the 2007 Best New Product Award at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Clicgear offers a full sized three wheel golf pushcart that glides smoothly down the fairway and yet still folds up incredibly small. At only 13″ x 15″ and 24″ when folded, it won’t take over your car trunk or garage.
The award winning Clicgear Cart has even been improved for 2008. The new Model 2.0 offers many improvements and new features of an already well built cart. New improved folding makes the cart much easier to use, right out of the box. Our new wheel and tire design has also made this high quality cart even more reliable.
The Clicgear website provides some great videos of the major features of the Clicgear 2.0. They really have done a great job with the site. Here are some direct links to videos of the major features:
In addition to the included umbrella holder, Clicgear offers several accessories for the 2.0 model:
- Wheel Cover
- Storage Hanger
- Foot Brush
- Sand Bottle
- Umbrella Adjust
Our Clicgear 2.0 came in the bright Kiwi color, however if you are looking for something a little more subtle, the Clicgear is offered in 8 different colors.
Look and Feel
The 2008 Clicgear 2.0 has a rugged, almost mountain bike look to it. Between the thick frame tubes, wide treaded tires and beefy handle bar, you may almost feel like hitting the trail. Couple that with the bright Kiwi color scheme we received, and you sure get a lot of looks on the golf course. If you’re looking to go unnoticed, definitely opt for a more subdued color, like black for instance! All that said, I really enjoy the look of the Clicgear. I have had nothing but positive responses from people who have seen it. Everyone wants to know more about it. They all want a chance to push it around a bit. It definitely is a bit of an ice breaker on the course if you’re paired up with some random people on the first tee.
The cart itself is quite light and is very compact when folded up. I had no issue getting it into the trunk of my car along with my golf bag. Pushing the cart on pavement or hard packed ground/grass was a breeze as well. The cart rolls very smooth and does not provide much resistance. The only problem I had in this department was on wet grass, muddy ground or in thick rough. The wider tires have a disadvantage here. They have that much more surface area touching the ground and as such, offer up more resistance. I found it considerably more difficult to push the Clicgear in these type conditions over a cart with thin tires, like the Bagboy Compact 600. So if you play in an area that is often water logged or muddy, you should take this into consideration.
The handle bar is covered in a soft foam like material that is quite comfortable. The bar can also be adjusted in both height and the angle it sits at, so one should be able to accommodate just about any size user. I’m rather tall, so being able to stretch the handle bar out far so I do not have to hunch over to push the cart is a great thing.
Sitting just below the handle bar is an easy to access, magnetic locking compartment for a couple golf balls and whatever else you may want to keep from the elements (some gum maybe, spare glove, your wallet?). The compartment has a little elastic bungee cord on top, where you can slip your scorecard under for safe keeping during the round. There’s even another little bungee for a pencil. Rounding out this area is a spot for your water bottle (20oz or so), spot to attach the included umbrella holder and the parking brake. It is all very well laid out.
Performance and Functionality
When you are looking at push carts, invariable one of the top priorities will be an efficient, easy to use folding system. You do not want to be at your car struggling with the push cart for 20 minutes when you’re running late for your 7am tee time. The Clicgear has an amazing folding system. Once you have done it a couple times, it won’t take you more than 30 seconds to get the thing out of your car, and completely unfolded.
The straps that hold your bag to the cart are also extremely easy to use. They are also a bungee like material that stretches out, and hooks together over the bottom of your bag as well as around the handle area. Very simple to attach and disconnect. I never had a problem with the bag even sliding around a little. It just stays put.
Clicgear has added some nice little touches to this push cart that make life just a little easier on the course. For one, there is a little Velcro area for you to attach your golf glove. The glove is then easily accessible, and unlike attaching it to your golf bag (or sticking it in your pocket), the glove hangs free from any nearby objects, so that it can air out or dry out on those hot sweaty days.
On either side of the push cart, there are hooks for towels. I found my normal golf towel was a little long to hang here, as it dragged on the ground, however, if you have a smaller towel, this is a great idea. Here you also benefit from the towel hanging free and having a chance to dry out quickly (rather than being stuck against your bag). In the console there is also a spot for a few easy to access golf tees.
The parking break, while not as simple to use as the one on the Bagboy Compact 600, is an improvement over the previous model. Just pull the handle back and twist, and the brake is in place. Just make sure that you release it before you go shoving your cart forward! I found the brake to be very strong, never having a problem with the cart moving, even when I would ‘park’ it on a hill.
If you’re looking for a rugged golf cart, with all the bells and whistles, the Clicgear 2.0 shouldn’t disappoint. As I mentioned earlier, really the only negative thing I have to say is with regard to wet area performance. It is a little tougher to push through those areas than other carts with more narrow tires. That being said, if you play in relatively dry conditions, with lots of cart path access, the Clicgear is as light on its feet as any other cart I have used.
I absolutely love all the little ‘creature comforts’ this cart provide, even something as simple as the Velcro spot for your glove. With the beefy aircraft grade aluminum frame, and scratch resistant powder coat frame, the Clicgear should last you a good many seasons on the links.
The Clicgear 2.0 can be had at the retail price of $199.