The PowaKaddy Touch golf trolley is a real step change in technology.
It is one of those advances that is technically brilliant and yet easy to understand. It all centres around the handle grip which slides up and down to control the speed.
Push forward to speed up and back to slow down. Simples. However the real benefit in this comes from the fact that you don’t need to keep tweaking a speed dial to keep the trolley moving at your pace.
With the PowaKaddy Touch, all you have to do is hold the handle and walk and the trolley automatically adjusts to your speed whether you are walking on fairway, rough, uphill or downhill.
Having used a traditional speed control for years, using the Touch was just a joy as you did not have to think about controlling the speed at all and the round was more relaxing as you had one less thing to think about.
We did have to get used to not leaning on the trolley handle when waiting for someone else to play, as it would then take off, but that will help our posture too!
The style of the frame looks similar to a Hill Billy more than a Freeway II, but it has been updated and looks very good in white and it is also available in bronze too. This certainly makes it lighter and with the single front fold wheel it is easier to fold up and transport too.
The wheelbase is a little narrower than a Freeway, but it was still pretty well balanced. The Touch also features the same bag grip as the Freeway and does a good job of holding the top of the bag and is less likely to create wear marks on the bag.
The bag lock system on the base works well with PowaKaddy bags and will accommodate other bags too.
The PowaKaddy Touch comes with a more powerful 200 watt motor and initially with a lead/acid battery that PowaKaddy say will last 27 holes.
Usually you can get a few more and if you are playing 36 holes then you can disengage the wheels by clicking them out a notch to convert it to a push trolley to make up the difference over some downhill holes.
Price wise it is similar to a Freeway II, which is a little larger and comes with 36 hole & lithium battery options and a distance control function. However for ease of use and transportation the PowaKaddy Touch is hard to beat.
Overall Rating - 4 stars: