Those of us who take our golf games on the road know that travel bags are essential pieces of equipment. Protecting our metals and irons, our wedges and putters is a big part of their job. But they must also be easy to tote around airports, hotels and rental car parking lots.
The folks at Bag Boy, which was founded in 1946 and is known for designing, manufacturing and distributing lines of golf bags, push carts and travel covers, are now trying to meet the needs of traveling golfers with its T-2000 travel cover. Released earlier this year, it features a patent-pending Pivot Grip handle that rotates 360 degrees.
Our testing shows that the Pivot Grip significantly reduces strain on the arm and wrist as compared to travel covers with traditional handles, says Craig Ramsbottom, president of the golf division for Dynamic Brands, the Richmond, Va., company that owns Bag Boy. He also points out that the technology of the T-2000 makes it possible to change directions while lugging the bag without ever having to let go of it.
The ergonomic Pivot Grip is built into the top of the T-2000, which is made of 1680D nylon and includes a wraparound padded top as well as a PVC back with an extended ABS base designed to provide maximum club protection.
In addition, the bag boasts two oversized garment pockets, a shoe pocket, dual lift handles, a wraparound main zipper that locks and an internal compression strap to stabilize the bag during travel. A set of in-line skate wheels is geared to make the T-2000 roll smoothly and quietly, and the cover is made to fit a 48-inch driver.
Available in three colors ' red/black, silver/black and royal/black ' the Bag Boy T-2000 comes with a one-year warranty.