Tour Trek Tahoe

SCORE
81
GRADE
B-
Size/Weight
85
Ease of Set-Up
92
On Course Impressions
81
Storage/Accessories
79
Style
79
Value
89

OVERALL RATING: 81. GRADE: B-. The Tour Trek Tahoe delivers moderate performance for a moderate price. At an MSRP of $99.99, it’s half the price of the other push carts we tested. Unfortunately, with that price come trade-offs in both the feature set and build quality.

Tour Trek appears to be one of Golfsmith’s house brands, and the Tahoe is the low-end option in their line of three push carts. It is lightweight (albeit not particularly compact when it’s folded up), but didn’t give us much confidence in its stability on the golf course, and also doesn’t provide much storage space. It also tended to squeak and creak quite a bit.

If you’re only an occasional golfer and are looking for an inexpensive lightweight push cart for the few times that you do play, the Tour Trek Tahoe may fit the bill, but frequent users will likely find greater value in the selections available at a higher price point.

Retail price: $99.99
Availability: Discontinued. Replaced by the Tour Trek One Click 2.0

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Cons:


85 / B

SIZE/WEIGHT

The Tour Trek Tahoe was the lightest cart in our comparison test (10.5 lbs. as tested). Sweet! Unfortunately, the odd shape of the cart when it’s folded makes it unwieldy to handle – the front wheel extends out such that a folded Tahoe is over 3 feet 8 inches long. Not sweet! Even if you are motivated enough to remove the front wheel (by releasing a clip and pulling the wheel off), it’s still pretty long. Did we mention that it’s long? If we throw in the word “upside” a few times, we’ll sound like Jay Bilas during the NBA draft coverage.


92 / A

EASE OF SET-UP

The Tour Trek Tahoe is pretty simple to set up – you unfold it, slide a clip into place, stick your bag on it, and then secure straps at the bottom and top. One of our “mechanically challenged” reviewers had a devil of a time figuring out where the sliding clip was, but once he was pointed in the right direction, he was able to master the process. Trust us, if he can do it, anyone can do it.


81 / B-

ON COURSE IMPRESSIONS


79 / C+

STORAGE/ACCESSORIES

The storage available on the Tour Trek Tahoe was the most meager among the push carts we tested, which is unfortunate, since one of the joys of using a push cart is being able to easily carry way more stuff than you would ever need. What the Tahoe does include is:

Note that the Tour Trek Tahoe is not umbrella friendly – there is no receptacle for holding a deployed umbrella, nor is there a strap to store one when not in use (although almost all golf bags these days have a strap, so it’s not strictly necessary to have it on your push cart).


79 / C+

STYLE

The Tour Trek Tahoe isn’t going to impress your friends with its flashy good looks. It looks, well, like a cart. But hey, surely it’s available in bright colors that jazz it up, right? Nope – it only comes in silver. Just repeat the old mantra from your mom…”If your friends are going to judge you on your push cart, then they aren’t really your friends at all…”

Review of Tour Trek Tahoe Golf Push Cart

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89 / B+

VALUE

With a retail price of $99.99, the Tour Trek Tahoe is the least expensive push cart we tested. So while we wish it had more features and that the build quality was a bit better, at this price, we can’t complain too much. If your goal is to find an inexpensive alternative to carrying your bag on your back, the Tour Trek Tahoe isn’t a bad choice.