The Bag Boy Quad is Bag Boy’s entry into the four-wheeled golf push cart realm. Bag Boy carts are traditionally easy to unfold, and the Quad is no exception. In a welcome departure from previous Bag Boy products, the Quad features a supplemental storage pouch for stowing away the various odds and ends that golfers invariably schlep around the course.

Compared to its primary four-wheeled competitor, the Sun Mountain Micro Cart, the Quad is larger when folded – while the folded Quad is relatively compact from a length and width standpoint, it’s still relatively tall. Another quibble is that the shorter wheelbase and high center of gravity make the Quad less stable on severe side hills. On the plus side, the wheels of the Quad are larger than those of the Micro, which gave us the perception of easier rolling through thicker rough (although admittedly we don’t have any objective data to prove this).

Our impression is that the Bag Boy Quad is a nice product that will be pleasing to most users. The Quad is the “girl next door” of push carts – there isn’t any particular facet of it that drives you to a frenzy, but taken as a whole, it’s something you could see keeping around for a long time.

SCORE
89
GRADE
B+
Size/Weight
87
Ease of Set-Up
94
On Course Impressions
88
Storage/Accessories
91
Style
85
Value
88

Retail price: $199.95

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87 / B+

SIZE/WEIGHT

At 16.5 pounds (as tested), the Bag Boy Quad lands in the middle tier of push carts tested with respect to weight (compare this to the lightest cart, the Tour Trek Tahoe, at 10.5 lbs., and the heaviest cart, the Sun Mountain Speed Cart V2, at 20 lbs.). While the length and width of a folded Quad are reasonably compact, the folded cart is about 20 inches tall when folded – compare this to the Sun Mountain Micro Cart at 12 inches tall. This doesn’t impact your ability to toss the Quad into the trunk along with a set of clubs or two, but it does mean that you will probably need to keep the trunk tidy.


94 / A

EASE OF SET-UP

Bag Boy is known for making the unfolding process simple, and the Quad continues the tradition. All that is required are five easy steps – unlock the handle, extend the handle, re-lock the handle, pull on the handle until the entire cart is unfolded , then flip the bag holder braces into place (this is much more intuitive and easy than it sounds on paper). A Velcro strap provides extra security in holding the golf bag in place.


88 / B+

ON COURSE IMPRESSIONS


91 / A-

STORAGE/ACCESSORIES

The storage and accessories available on the Bag Boy Quad include:

The addition of the large storage pouch makes a big difference, as the Bag Boy Quad otherwise has the same storage compartments as the Bag Boy Automatic.


85 / B

STYLE

The Quad has a unique style of its own –Bag Boy’s 3-spoke wheels still look “Scion-esque” to us, but the short wheel base gives the Quad somewhat of a dune buggy feel. Your friends probably won’t ooh and ahh over it, but the Bag Boy Quad is sporty enough that they’re unlikely to mock you either. It’s available in six different colors – black, white, silver, navy, red and yellow.


88 / B+

VALUE

The Bag Boy Quad’s retail price of $199.95 places it in the middle of the pack among the units we tested. The Bag Boy carts we have tested have been solid and durable, and small improvements to the Quad make it a stronger product offering than the earlier Bag Boy Automatic. While the Quad doesn’t quite crack into the very top echelon of our rankings, it’s worthy of your consideration.