What we say...
2012 LONG TERM REVIEW
For the most part, this has been a very reliable product – the Litepower lithium battery is great, and the construction is extremely solid which gives you confidence over the roughest terrain. The trolley is highly reliable too, and I like the pneumatic wheels, which are a really neat touch.
My biggest niggle, however, is with the pause/resume button that is, at times, unresponsive. You don’t get any feedback from the control panel that the button has been activated, and the controls feel a touch cheap and the buttons small. The speed dial is also a little slow when it comes to responding - the speed display goes up in increments of one, yet each click on the speed wheel is probably a quarter of one increment. That said, this is the only place it loses out versus the top-priced units, and on the basis of this I would recommend it to friends.
Ratings (out of 5)
Ease of use: 4.0
Tester: Andy Calton, HCP 14
Pros: I found the trolley very straightforward to assemble and also to fold down. When it collapsed, the sections clipped together neatly which meant easy transit conditions. Because of this, it was also easy to carry to and from the boot of the car. It was also incredibly sturdy. The functions on the trolley are easy to understand and operate – the new screen was very easy to see, although it was somewhat on the basic side of things. The handle was also comfortable and easy to use and the trolley never let me down once in terms of lasting the entire duration of my round.
Cons: The speed control dial on the trolley didn’t always feel the most responsive, but the button adjustment which can also be used to change the speed setting up or down was more reliable and therefore used more regularly.
Conclusion: Overall, the ProTrolley works well – there is a good range of functions and the robust construction, ease of assembly, excellent tyres and reliability made it a highly-impressive product. And at £279. It also represents excellent value for money too, in my opinion.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Ease of use: 3
Ease of assembly: 4.4
What we like: This was sturdy and robust and very easy to assemble and fold back down. The charger comes with a built-in fan to keep the unit cool. But that’s where the coolness ended.
What we don’t like: The screen was impossible to see in bright light – if you were planning on using this product on sunny days you’d be in trouble. There are, in theory, two ways to control the speed – a speed dial and speed buttons. The dial was as reliable as England in a penalty shootout. Initially this is likely to put a lot of people off: our long-term testing will reveal if they were right.
The Protrolley Ultra Electric Trolley has four different battery options.
Battery options: 26Ah battery £279, 33Ah battery £299, 18-hole lithium £399, 36-hole
Warranty: 2 years.