REVIEW: Clicgear 8.0+ Push Cart
Silicone Straps Galore!
There are several upgrades from the Clicgear Model 8 to the Model 8+ that are worth noting. First you will notice there are new silicone straps to hold the bag in place on the upper and lower rests of the cart. They are very soft and flex-able enough to fit any size bag on the cart. I especially like the lower strap that keeps the bag in a more snug fit on the cart while playing. Larger cart bags are great, but smaller stand bags still have the lean to one side while playing. The Silicone straps come in multiple color options to customize the look of your cart (sold separately as a trim kit option). When not in use, the upper saddle folds flat and can be used to secure the strap.
Clicgear is using silicone straps to replace the bungee cord used for the pencil and scorecard holder. I nearly wore the old model out, but I don’t think that will be a problem with the new one. It took me a few tries to get the hang of putting the pencil in the new holder, but I really like how solid it is. The main storage compartment remains the same, which didn’t need any changing in my opinion. The netting cargo hold is slightly larger and deeper which is an added bonus for those things you want to have at a moments notice, but keep out of the way.
We have to talk about the new Clicgear brake paddle and two wheel braking system that has been remodeled. I was never a fan of the previous model’s brake system. The handle was too small and very hard to engage. That is all gone in the new Model 8+. In comes a large and much, much easier brake paddle to use. The new system now uses both front tires to engage the brake which makes the cart very sturdy and nearly impossible to run away from you. As I can attest from the last tournament I played, where winds were over 30 mph. I set the brake and the cart didn’t budge. The handlebar now has a padding that is thicker and should resist wearing out as quickly as the foam padding on the previous model. And the steering control adjustments are on both front wheel units for a more precise ride. It rolled true right out of the box, but is super easy to change with a twist of a screwdriver.
The Clicgear Model 8+ is a lightweight cart that folds small, has a ride that floats over the ground and acts as big and sturdy as it looks. The upgrades in silicone strapping make it easy to put a bag on and take it off (and to customize your look). The new Brake paddle is easy to keep the cart from riding away from you and the study footprint of the wheelbase keeps this cart from tipping over. I love to walk and the Clicgear Model 8+ is the perfect cart to meet all my needs.
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+Sturdy four wheel design
+Easy to fold/unfold
+Additional storage space
+Lightweight and easy to push
+Dual brakes for locking power
+Accessories to complement any need