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!

Clicgear Push Cart 2.0

Clicgear 2.0

Background

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.

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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.

Clicgear Push Cart 2.0

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.

Clicgear Push Cart 2.0

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.

Clicgear Push Cart 2.0

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 Push Cart 2.0

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.

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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.

Conclusion

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.

Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:37 pm June 11, 2008
sauzatime
Author

Nice overview Sean! A couple quick questions:

1)Are the tires plastic? They look to be airless. Is there a plastic-y noise when pushing on tar/cement then?

2) Also, do you think the magnetic compartment is waterproof? Thinking not..but would be nice if it were.

I have to admit, this is the cart I was leaning towards so I’ll be interested to see your other review. Think you’ll bother trying to get the Sun Mountain? I suppose that one will be the easiest to find at major golf retailers for me to check out anyway.

thanks!
greg

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:20 pm June 11, 2008
Sean
Author

Hey Greg,

1) The tires are a hard rubber material that makes no sound on pavement. I wondered the same thing when I first saw it. I should have made mention of that in the review! So thanks for pointing that out. The BagBoy Compact 600 has the same type material in the tires.

2) The compartment may be water ‘resistant’. I wouldn’t trust your cellphone in there in a downpour. One could probably weather seal it, as there is a little ridge around the whole thing.

The Golfsmith near me had a Clicgear in the store last time I was over there, so you may be able to check that out there (if you haven’t seen it in person).

Sun Mountain, I am not sure, I haven’t received one yet, so we’ll see..

Should have the BagBoy review up by Monday I am hoping. But comparing the two, if you’re looking for more bells/whistles…go with the Clicgear. If you’re looking for the absolute lightest push cart that is a little easier to push over a variety of terrain, the BagBoy may be better for you.

Either way, let me know how you make out.

-Sean

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:20 pm June 21, 2008
Dustin (dw@raymorgan.com)
Author

After reading everything i could find on the net about this, the above review is by far the most helpful. All of my buddies have purchased the Sun Mountain cart so I was really on the fence. I decided to go with the clicgear for space. I drive an accord daily and did not want my trunk taken up more then necessary, so the compact size was important. After the 1st full round in 100+ degree weather I am happy with my purchase!! The Sun Mountain does push easier then this cart only due to the tire size. But on the flip side once you put the cart in a smooth fairway or cart path it moves. The time it takes to set up is really a plus and the adjustable handle is a lot nicer then the Sun Mountain. The Cup holder on the 2.0 model is better then all other carts I think. Only small downsides i see after one round is the deep/wet push resistance and (might just be me) would have been nice to have a ball holder on the outside next to the handle. I was thinking of making a small tube to hold 3 or 4 balls where the umbrella tube goes and maybe a small mesh triangle to go under the console area. (Hint Hint clicgear). Other then that i am happy with cart so far and would recommend it OVER the Sun Mountain if you need room or want just want a better cart. If clicgear would shrink the width of the airless tires and add the two items above i think this cart would rock all other carts on the market without a second guess.

-Dustin

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:19 pm June 21, 2008
Sean
Author

Hey Dustin,

Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the review. Agreed on the tire size. The people at clicgear tell me that was a design decision they made, a trade-off if you will. With the wider tires, there is less ‘wear and tear’ on the course. There is a potential for creating ruts on soggy ground with narrow tires, and the clicgear people wanted their cart to be very ‘course friendly’. So while it may be a little tougher to push at times, just think, the course superintendent is probably happier with you :)

-Sean

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:50 pm June 24, 2008
joann
Author

I have been using this cart for about a month now and it’s fantastic. i don’t see a reason to add a mesh bag for anything. Use your golf bag to store stuff. You don’t need to bring a purse to play golf. Also, in regards to the comments on it being hard to push in wet areas, lift up on the front tire and it’s easier than any other cart i’ve used. Please don’t start changing the cart, it’s perfect as it.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:07 am July 14, 2008
MF
Author

I was thinking about buying either the Clicgear 2.0 or the Bagboy 6.0 and I noticed your reviews. They were well detailed and well-thought out. You hit all of the points that I needed information about. How much more resistance is there due to the wider tires of the Clicgear 2.0? Is it really harder to push the Clicgear 2.0 and if so, is it noticeable and by how much? Does the adjustable handle angle of the Clicgear 2.0 make a differrnce in ease of pushing? Also, are the bungee cord starps better than the simpler straps of the Bagboy 600 and will they last longer? Which weighs more and by how much – the Clicgear 2.0 or the Bagboy 600? Which cart will last longer in your opinion? Is the height of the frame near the thrid wheel worth considering? Which cart would you buy?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:15 pm July 14, 2008
Sean
Author

MF,

Thanks for the comment and the detailed questions.

Let’s see here:

Resistance: The Clicgear 2.0 resistance is noticeably more difficult to push through wet grass. It is not unbearable, just something I noticed when I switched between the two. I would not call it a deal breaker, unless you really need your cart to be feather light to push.

Adjustable Handle: The fact that you can lower the Clicgear handle is a nice feature. It helps with keeping back upright while you push the cart. So, adjusted properly, it will help make pushing a little easier. However, even properly adjusted, it is noticeably more difficult to push in wet conditions than the BagBoy.

Straps: The only thing I worried about with the bungee straps was the plastic clip. I can’t imagine it would break, but if you have a large bag, you’ll put a lot of tension on the bungee cord trying to strap your bag in there. This makes sure the bag is nice and snug, and the bag NEVER moves around, but will it stand up to years of usage? I do not know. The bagboy one is pretty typical strap + plastic clip. If I had to guess, I would think it would last quite a number of years. But that’s just my opinion.

Weight: The Bagboy feels lighter. I have not put them on scales. Side by side, they look pretty similar in size. However, from a distance, the Clicgear looks more ‘beefy’. With the big aluminum tubes, it looks more substantial.

Longevity: After 3 months of use at this point, the two push carts still act as new. I really see no signs of excessive wear in either. So I cannot really comment on the longevity beyond that at this point.

Front Wheel: I haven’t run into any clearance issues with the Clicgear at this point. I know there are some other push carts out there where the front frame is very low, and it is certainly something to consider. The clicgear seems to clear fine. The BagBoy has even more clearance, so certainly no worries there.

Which would I buy? I really like the look of the Clicgear, and the utility of it. However, for simplicity sake, and looking a little more ‘low key’ on the course, I generally find myself taking the Bagboy out on the course.

Hope that answers your questions! When you make a decision, please let us know what you decided to go with, and why, and how you make out with it.

Thanks!
Sean

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:43 am July 15, 2008
MF
Author

Sean – Thanks so much for your quick reply and your great answers. You are making the buying of a cart so much easier. I have another concern and that is the handle on the BagBoy. It appears that in order to keep the club heads away from strawer in a cup of water that is in the water bottle slot is to raise the telescoping handle. By telescoping the handle the handle is nopw at shoulder height, whereas the Clicgear the water is out of the way from the club heads and the angled handle can remain around waist high, which would seem to be less stressful on your back. Did you find the Clicgear to be less stressful on your back with its optimum handle height than the BagBoy at the increased handle height?

Thanks again.

MF

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:32 am July 15, 2008
Sean
Author

MF,

I answered the height questions in the Bag Boy review. So have a look there.

What I may do is take a few pictures of the carts with bags strapped to the frame, so one could see the clearance between the water bottle and clubs.

-Sean

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:17 pm July 20, 2008
R Darr
Author

If some users have any complaint its that they preferred the inflated tires if the original model over the solid tires. However, some say that Cligear can/will substitute the inflated tires on the new model. Wonder if that is factual?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:00 am July 28, 2008
Guy Fusco
Author

Thanks for the review. My one concern, playing on NYC Muni courses which are overrun by Canadian geese in the winter, is the need to actually touch the front wheel to fold..something I do not need to do with mu Sun Mountain Speed Cart 2.0. Thoughts?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:44 pm July 28, 2008
Sean
Author

Hah…you could just hold onto the spokes and rotate the tire. You wouldn’t need to touch the ‘goose infected’ area!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:22 pm August 3, 2008
MF
Author

Sean,

Based upon my own observation, and your review and comments I have decided to get the BagBoy 600. After using it for several rounds, the cart is so easy to push in all kinds of terrain even tall wet grass and it makes walking a dream.

Thanks again.

MF

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:38 pm October 8, 2008
Denise
Author

Sean:
I’m glad I just ran across your review or Bag Boy 600 and the Clicgear model. I have seen the Clicgear cart up close and it did seem overwhelming in size, especially since I’m used to an old Wilson Stow Away. I feel I will spring for the Bag Boy judging from your comments. Hopefully it will hold up as well as the Wilson I know have. I walk about 30-40 rounds with it per season and have had it for at least 8 or 9 years now.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:39 am October 15, 2008
Mark in NY
Author

I took my Clicgear 2.0 cart out for its maiden round yesterday, on a hilly course while it rained for the first few holes. Rolling resistance was almost zero, even over thick wet roughs and all sorts of other wet terrain. I can’t imagine the Bag Boy could be much better, the Clicgear’s performace was absolutely superb in wet conditions. As a bonus, the console–while not technically waterproof–was tight enough that I had no qualms about storing my cell phone there during light rain.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:24 am November 10, 2008
Mark in NY
Author

Another positive development: I recently replaced my unsatisfactory bag with a Grom by Ogio. It fits the Clicgear very nicely; the bottom bracket of the cart reaches past the extender foot (for the bag legs) and makes very secure, stable contact with the bottom of the bag. There’s no wobble or tendency for the legs to try to extend. The only imperfection is the top mounting strap interferes with attaching the Grom’s rain hood; you have to settle for attaching the snaps around the carry handle of the bag and just stretch the hood around in back. It seems to work fine that way, but I figured I’d mention it.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:44 pm April 25, 2009
CH
Author

I own the clicgear 2.0.
Likes:
ease of bringing it from compacted state to fully ready in seconds. The storage areas are excellent and with the magnetic closure is awesome.
The adjustable handle ensures the iron heads do not clank against the frame.
The overall feel of this thing is substantial..i would not be suprised to have it last a lifetime.

Dislikes:
The tires. They claim to have changed from a thinner tire to a wide airless one. I buy the airless thing so no pump needed, but the bag boy and others have airless but more of a bicycle shape. The fact that this tires are so big and wide results in a very hard to push cart.

I read every review before i bought it, on various sites and only one site made mention of difficulty pushing it….it was this site. So i give props to the author for honesty.
It is not just wet conditions like mentioned..it is all conditions. I reach hills and begin pushing and feel a huge effort to do so.
I have had other people try it and they smile when it is on a cart path then the smile disappears as the push on grass. Once they hit a hill, they give it back to me with a grumpy look.

I frankly am still reasonably young, i am 42 and i am a big guy so i just don’t get the comments from those that say it is easy even in wet grass.
It is not.
Could i do it over i never would buy it. I absolutely love the shape, the foam handle, the substantial solid feel, the umbrella mount the storage etc.

but…and i ask but?…why do we buy a push cart? to have effortless movement of our bag and clubs. That is why we give up carrying. So exactly why should giving up walking still involve such an effort. had it just been me i would write off my opinion, but others who i know who tried mine and others who own theirs, have made the same comments.

I am severely disappointed to the point that i may sell it as it is popular at least i can get back most of my money, then buy something like the bag mentioned above.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:59 pm May 9, 2009
Paul
Author

I need to replace the elastic straps that hold the bag in place. Does anyone sell replacements? Otherwise I’ll have to innovate something with regular bungie cords.

Thanks,

Paul

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:39 am July 15, 2009
Doug Watson
Author

I have owned the Clicgear 2.0 for about a month now, and I think it is very easy to push ( it seems to glide along on level ground). Folding & unfolding is a snap once you get the hang of it. I especially like the compactness of it when it is folded. The only dislike that I’ve found so far is with the wider front tire, it is not that easy to make left or right turns.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:40 am July 19, 2009
Sean
Author

Thanks for the feedback Doug. My wife has actually been using the Clicgear 2.0 for the past couple months, and she really loves it.

I really only found it a little difficult to push over wet grass, at least when compared to a cart with narrow tires. Certainly nothing like the old 2 wheel pull carts!

The cart certainly does get a lot of comments in the neon green color. Every round it seems someone approaches us and asks us about the cart.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:18 am November 20, 2009
scottie
Author

I live in Europe and have had this cart for4 months now,after about 4 weeks the solid tyres started to disintegrate very badly I got in touch with clicgear Europe and within 4 days they sent me a complete set of wheels(all three)the enclosed letter said that they had been redisinged since my purchase,having said that I have no other problems at all with this pushcart it runs freely maybe a bit stiff uphill but that is only to be expected on hilly ground ,it feels great on most surfaces and of course I don’t take it into the rough why would you?? in general this cart is excellent quality for the money and I am seeing more and more of them around the course,sturdy well built and looks great if you choose the right colour

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