Review: Motocaddy M5 Connect compact electric trolley

Golf Equipment

How does Motocaddy's flagship new compact trolley perform out on the course? Equipment editor James Savage put the M5 Connect through its paces

Motocaddy M5 Connect review: The results

This trolley looks really stylish.

And when you assemble it for the first time, you really appreciate how well made it is.

The folding process is very intuitive and smooth. Once you’ve got your technique down you can do it in about seven seconds.

Getting it in the car is no problem at all although I couldn’t stand it up in my boot. It had to be laid down.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

But it does fit in the foot-well of the front passenger seat which is handy for when my boot it full.

On the course, the M5 Connect continues to feel very smooth and easy to operate.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

I like the handle on Motocaddy trolleys which adds a premium feel.

Another bonus is the easilock system at the bottom of their bags to ensure a really stable fit onto the base of the trolley.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

And I’m a massive fan of the GPS technology in the screen. When I’m using it I rarely reach for my laser as have the information I need at a glance.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

Motocaddy M5 Connect review: NCG verdict

The S5 Connect was one of my favourite products of last year.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

So is the M5 Connect offering me something different or better?

It does fold smaller but you only really get the benefit of the folded size once the wheels have been flipped around.

Even then, it’s still not tiny.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the M5 Connect for the way it’s really smooth to fold and operate.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

I love the Connect technology via the app and this this is one of the best-looking electric trolleys out there.

I can’t fault it in any way for how it folds or how it performs on the course.

But I just don’t think there is a massive difference in the size of the M5 Connect compared to the S5 Connect.

Motocaddy M5 Connect review

For it to go any smaller you’d probably have to sacrifice some of it’s excellent stability and performance on the course.

So with the option of using the S5 and the M5, I’m going to use the M5 but if I was forced to use the S5 I don’t think I’d be losing out a great deal.

Motocaddy M5 Connect details

SRP: £599.99

More information can be found on the Motocaddy website.

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