What we say...
2012 LONG TERM REVIEW
For a trolley that retails at less than £300, this has proved to be a really impressive product with very little to complain about. And it’s not like I have just taken it out four times in the past year. I’ve used it about three times a week since I’ve had it! And the impressive thing to report is that I haven’t’ had to go back to the manufacturer to report a major fault yet. This, in my opinion, is a huge feather in its cap.
I would certainly recommend it to mates, especially as the battery is more than capable of getting you through 36 holes on only one charge – which used to be a problem with almost every trolley around.In the negative column, I have noted that the on/off switch is a tad temperamental and it was also prone to tipping back when going up hills.
Ratings (out of 5)
Ease of use: 4.5
Tester: Rob Bennett, HCP 21
Pros: The Linden Fairway was quick and easy to assemble, and performed well. The wheels were easy to remove for cleaning and transporting, which was especially useful if you needed to get the trolley into a small space. I also thought the distance control device which allowed you to set the trolley off to 10, 20 or 30 metres away was a useful feature.
Cons: I found the on/off button quite unreliable and the speed dial was just too sensitive. I also had a few issues with the Linden tipping over because of the lack of the weight over the front wheel.
Conclusion: On the surface of it, the Linden looks like a very solid product that is easy to assemble, easy on the eye and gets the job done. It's also easy to store, but there are a few underlying issues. The TG gear boys found the display
hard to use, and the long-term tester noted the sensitive nature of the On/Off button. Ultimately, it's a low-price product that will deliver good performance for the vast majority of the time, but there are certainly things that suggest it's less expensive than some other models on test.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Ease of use: 4
Ease of assembly: 4.25
What we like: We like the fact that the product is made in the UK, and there would be few who would disapprove of its looks. The speed dial was responsive and easy to use and the built-in distance function that allowed you to send it off 10, 20 or 30 yards a time was a winner too.
What we don’t like: Bright testing conditions caused havoc. The screen was impossible to see so you were relying on touch and feel when setting the speed dial. We have an issue with pricing: the Fairway is sold without a battery and a charger – the prices listed are with a battery, however.
Looks: 4.0 Ease of use: 4.0 Ease of assembly: 3.5 Functions: 4.0 Performance: 3.0
The Linden Fairway electric trolley is designed in the UK, using components from some of the world’s finest suppliers, then built and rigorously tested in our Northamptonshire facility.
Battery options: Standard 18-hole £274.99, Performance 18-hole £289.99, 18-27 hole lithium £449.98, 27-36 hole lithium £499.98.
Warranty: 2 years.
Tel: 0844 542 0222
Linden Electric Trolleys User Reviews
I have had this trolley for over 6 months. It was easy to put together and the battery holds a charge very well. It has an attractive shape and holds the bag well. It has a good top speed and is easy to set at a lower speed, which is useful when you send it on its own for a fixed 10, 20 or 30 metres. Sometimes the dial is a little unresponsive but easily sorted by a quick on and off. My game has improved as I have a little more puff left on the back 9. A good product at a reasonable price. Recommended.