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Golf Push Cart Reviews - Overall Ranking

2014 - Reviews, ratings and rankings of the best golf push carts. Our editors test and compare the newest golf push carts head-to-head to help you determine which golf push cart is best. Products tested include the Bag Boy TriSwivel, Sun Mountain Micro Cart, Clicgear 3.5+, Bag Boy Quad, and CaddyCruiser ONE series.

Sun Mountain Micro Cart

Sun Mountain Micro Cart

The Sun Mountain Micro Cart is the top-rated golf push cart in our test. One of the problems with push carts is that they can be so much of a hassle to load in your car and unfold at the course that they wind up gathering dust in the garage. Not so with the Micro Cart! It dazzled our reviewers with its compact shape when folded, light weight, and easy set-up. Check out our detailed Sun Mountain Micro Cart review.
Retail price: $199
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Score

94

Grade

A


Bag Boy TriSwivel

Bag Boy TriSwivel

Bag Boy takes a step back from the trend toward four-wheeled carts and instead introduces the TriSwivel, a three-wheeler with a pivoting front wheel. We were dubious at the outset, but the ease with which the TriSwivel can be maneuvered around the course was a revelation. You don’t really realize how taxing it is on your back and shoulders to constantly pop up a golf push cart’s front wheel for course corrections until you don’t need to do it anymore! Add in some thoughtful design elements, reasonable storage space, and solid construction, and you’ve got one of our new favorites in the golf push cart world.
Retail price: $269.95
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Score

94

Grade

A


Clicgear 3.5+

Clicgear 3.5+

The Clicgear 3.5+ introduces a novel combination – more features and a lower price. The improvements are largely incremental from the prior generation Clicgear 3.0, but a bigger storage net is always a good thing! The Clicgear 3.5+ is a great performing cart with snazzy looks to boot – whether you like the new color combinations or not is a different matter… For all the details, check out our full Clicgear 3.5+ review.
Retail price: $220
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Score

94

Grade

A


Caddytek CaddyCruiser

Caddytek CaddyCruiser

The latest entry in the four-wheeled push cart wars, the Caddytek CaddyCruiser ONE features ample storage space and an innovative front axle suspension that reduces the shock on your arms and shoulders as the cart dives over curbs and into gopher holes. The CaddyCruiser won’t win many style contests, but we like its performance and price.
Retail price: $189.00
Availability: Discontinued. Replaced by the Caddytek CaddyLite ONE.
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Score

91

Grade

A-


Caddytek CaddyCruiser ONE

Caddytek CaddyCruiser ONE

The latest entry in the four-wheeled push cart wars, the Caddytek CaddyCruiser ONE features ample storage space and an innovative front axle suspension that reduces the shock on your arms and shoulders as the cart dives over curbs and into gopher holes. The CaddyCruiser won’t win many style contests, but we like its performance and price.
Retail price: $189.00
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Score

91

Grade

A-


Caddytek CaddyLite ONE

Caddytek CaddyLite ONE

The Caddytek CaddyLite ONE provides good looks at a wallet-friendly price point. It unfolds easily and when you’re finished with your round, collapses into a flat compact package. Compared to other carts, however, it doesn’t roll as smoothly through thick grass, and lacks much storage space. Still, it’s a nice entry level cart at a nice price.
Retail price: $169.00
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Score

90

Grade

A-


Bag Boy Quad

Bag Boy Quad

The Bag Boy Quad presents a challenge to Sun Mountain’s Micro in the four-wheeled golf push cart world. It’s not the most compact, flashiest or largest cart in terms of storage space, but it’s well-built, easy to unfold and rolls well. Read on for our detailed Bag Boy Quad review.
Retail price: $199.95
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Score

89

Grade

B+


OGIO X4 Synergy

OGIO X4 Synergy

The OGIO X4 Synergy is the first push cart we’ve reviewed that lets you keep your bag secured to the cart while folding and unfolding the cart. So go ahead and toss the whole lot of it, bag and push cart, right in your trunk! We found that the benefit of leaving the bag on the cart, however, will vary widely among users: do you want to lift the weight of your clubs and the cart all at the same time, and will the combined entity fit into your car? Has most of the standard features you expect to find on push cars, but pricing is on the high side, and there is limited storage. Read on for our OGIO X4 Synergy review.
Retail price: $239.99
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Score

85

Grade

B


Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1

Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1

First introduced in 1999, the Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1 is one of the pioneering devices in the push cart world. Unfortunately, its size (a whopping 3 feet long even when folded up), weight and design no longer compare favorably with some of the newer entrants in the market.
Retail price: $199
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Score

83

Grade

B


AJAX Parkridge

AJAX Parkridge

While this cart qualifies as an exceptional value for some (hey, if you can find it, it might even be free), even doubling as a cart and bag in one, the AJAX Parkridge simply can’t keep up with the competition. The Parkridge is held back by the dated styling, poor weight distribution, lack of storage, and a extendable seat which is too small to fit an American-sized behind.
Retail price: As negotiated at garage sale

Score

68

Grade

F


Rovic RV3F

Rovic RV3F

Clicgear has rebranded its lines of carts as “Rovic by Clicgear”. Not sure why the change in branding, but hey, let’s roll with it. The RV3F is their “full featured” cart. The cart, at 36″ tall x 16″ x 13.5″ when folded isn’t exactly compact, but it does provide a host of features. Key components include a hand brake, 3-ball clip, adjustable cup holder, accessory mount, umbrella clip and holder, 4 accessory tabs near the console, handle adjustment knob for handle height, and a storage bag. The Rovic RV3F also comes in 5 different colors: a limited edition Metallic Alien Green, Arctic/Green, Arctic/Yellow, Charcoal/Blue and Charcoal/Black. Read more in our full Rovic RV3F review.
Retail price: $180
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Rovic RV1C

Rovic RV1C

The Rovic RV1C is the “compact” cart in the new series of Rovic push carts by Clicgear, and is a slight iteration to the Clicgear 3.5+. The RV1C, at 24″ tall x 15″ x 13″ is just a hair taller when folded than the Clicgear 3.5+, but otherwise offers a nearly identical feature set, though lacks a storage net under the console. The RV1C has a hand brake, console with cup holder, accessory mounts, umbrella clip and holder, and comes in 3 different colors: Charcoal/Black, Charcoal/Lime and Arctic/White. Read more details about the Rovic RV1C.
Retail price: $180
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Sun Mountain Micro-Cart Sport

Sun Mountain Micro-Cart Sport

Sun Mountain slightly updates their popular Micro-cart for 2013 with the new Sport. The Micro-cart Sport provides all of the advantages of the original Micro-Cart, with the addition of new colors (spice things up with yellow, lime, blue or red). The cart retains it’s four-wheel design, compact folded footprint and light weight. Stay tuned for our detailed Sun Mountain Micro-cart Sport review.
Retail price: $189.00
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