Sun Mountain Micro-Cart

 There are many reasons why we choose walking 18 holes on the golf course rather than riding in an electric cart. It can be therapeutic for some, maybe you are looking to drop a couple pounds and get fit or you just want to be one with nature and enjoy the scenery. The next step in the decision to walk is finding the right push cart that best fits your needs. I know there are only a handful of options out there, but when it came to form, function and size (folded and open), there was only one option for me. The Sun Mountain Micro-Cart.

 

There are many reasons why we choose walking 18 holes on the golf course rather than riding in an electric cart. It can be therapeutic for some, maybe you are looking to drop a couple pounds and get fit or you just want to be one with nature and enjoy the scenery. The next step in the decision to walk is finding the right push cart that best fits your needs. I know there are only a handful of options out there, but when it came to form, function and size (folded and open), there was only one option for me. The Sun Mountain Micro-Cart.

 

When Sun Mountain first introduced the Speed Cart, it was one of the most innovative products in golf history, single-handedly creating a new segment of golf products and revitalizing a movement back to walking the golf course. Now, with the introduction of the Micro-Cart, Sun Mountain offers us another push cart option. Some of the distinct advantages to the Micro-Cart's four-wheel design are its small folded foot print and extremely light weight design which makes the cart easy to carry as well as get in and out of your vehicle. Plus, the cart’s low center of gravity results in superior stability on the course.

 

 

Key Design Features:

 

Folded Dimensions: 24.5” X 16” X 12”

 

Weight: 13.8 lbs.

 

  • The new E-Z Latch makes it easy to adjust the handle height.

 

  • The Micro-Cart folds and unfolds in two easy motions.

 

  • The front axle is extendable to accommodate larger bags.

 

  • The Micro-Paq is included with every cart.

 

  • Sun Mountain’s patented smart brackets secure the golf bag without straps.

 

  • The accessory tray includes a padded valuables tray, scorecard holder and an integrated tee and pencil holder.

 

  • Handle-mounted hand brake.

 

 

Features & Performance:

 

One of the best things the Micro-Cart has going for it is its size when folded. Although I loved my original Speed Cart V1, I didn't like the triangular shape and large wheels. With the Micro-Cart, you have a cart that folds to a relatively flat rectangular box. This form factor when folded comes in handy when you are loading up your car with the cart and bag. The two items in my car still leaves me with plenty room for other things.

 

 

 

Folded to fully setup takes just seconds and vice versa. You also don't have to worry about puncturing the tube in the tires. The Sun Mountain Micro-Cart is equipped with wheels made of a composite that don't puncture and roll just as well as traditional tires on rough terrain.

 

 

Sun Mountains patented strapless bag holder kept my golf bag pretty snug and in place. We generally play at more flat courses, but  the hills and gutters I encountered were of no concern. I was never worried of losing my bag.

 

The accessory tray easily fit my phone, wallet, keys and watch. With the addition of the pads, my valuables didn't move around during my round of golf. The scorecard now sits well on the outside of the tray thanks to the addition of magnets. Again, no concern for losing it as the magnets held onto the card very well.

 

 

 

Sun Mountains new E-Z Latch system made it very easy to adjust the height of the handle bars to fit my comfort level. Unfortunately,  where I felt most comfortable (in a more vertical position) I found it a little more difficult to get my driver or fairway wood in and out of the bag. They would hit the scorecard outside the accessory tray. The easy fix for this was to lower the handle bars just slightly. Although still comfortable, I would like to see the handle bars a little further away from the clubs.

 

 

 

I was able to test the Micro-Cart with both a cart bag (KG:3) and 2 stand bags (H2NO LITE & THREE 5 SuperLight).  I know this question will be brought up a ton so I am glad I can address it. When paired with the larger, less baggy cart bag with the individual  slots for clubs, the Micro-Cart is hands down outstanding. Fit and function of the cart and bag are not compromised in any way. The 2 together feel like one.

 

 

 

BUT, when paired with the stand bags, things get a little tricky Because of the lower center of gravity of the Micro-Cart as opposed to the Speed Cart, the side pockets of both the stand bags were rubbing on the front wheels. Also, the stand mechanism attached to the top of the stand bags don't allow the bag to rest flush on the E-Z Latch. All this will do is make you have to adjust the bag several times during the round to make sure it stays secure. Yes, the stand bags and cart will work together but you should be aware that it is not a match made in heaven like with the cart bag.

 


 

 

Conclusion:

 

When paired with my cart bag, the Micro-Cart works very well. If you intend to only use a stand bag, you might want to look at the Speed-Cart instead. For me, the good of the Micro-Cart outweigh the bad. The ease of use factor mixed with the size when folded and the performance with the cart bag make the Micro-Cart from Sun Mountain a no brainer. If you would like more information about Sun Mountain and there line of carts and bags, check out www.sunmountain.com

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