There were no difficulties going up slopes or across the shoulders of bunkers and the handle is sturdy enough should you need to apply pressure when the slope becomes too steep.
When in use it feels sturdy without it feeling heavy, thanks to the lightweight aluminium structure. My old trolley was so light it would blow over in a breeze – there’s no risk of that with the 7.4 kg Twinline, and yet it’s a lot easier to manage.
Wheels come off easily – if required – and with the quick release straps it is easy to remove your bag and then fold it down in four quick steps. True, like most things, it will take a couple of practice runs to figure out which step should be done first for maximum efficiency… Hint: the small lead wheel should be folded back/under before you collapse the main wheel braces.
I wasn’t convinced when I saw images of it, but in real life it looks good, and even better on the golf course. You can also get it in white, although that’s like putting go-faster stripes on your golf bag.
Dead straight from the first push – such bliss – and if you do have problems, an Allen key is included to adjust the wheels. It rolls freely on its own and I released it down several bumpy slopes without any problems.
The wide handle makes it easy to use single handed or with both hands – particularly useful going uphill. It’s a soft grip if your hands are of the sensitive kind.
Considering the prices of other trolleys in the market, this has to get 5 out of 5. The PowaKaddy fulfils all of my requirements so I wouldn’t see the need to pay 250 quid for a top model – unless it’s prepared to take my putts for me.