MacGregor VIP II Travel Cover Review

Our MacGregor VIP II Premium travel cover review discovers an economical and functional solution to your travel needs

MacGregor VIP II Premium Travel Cover Review
(Image credit: MacGregor Golf)
Golf Monthly Verdict

If you’re planning to travel with your golf clubs, the MacGregor VIP II Premium travel cover will provide the protection you need. The VIP II Premium features a cover that can stand up to airport abuse, it’s easy to transport, and it’s an exceptional value at its price.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Easy to maneuver while traveling

  • +

    Durable cover

  • +

    Ample storage space

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    On the heavier side in this category

MacGregor VIP II Premium Travel Cover Review

You only need to look at the carousel at the likes of Faro Airport to realize that not all of us place too much importance in looking after our clubs. One of the most off-putting aspects would be the price of travel bags (opens in new tab). Admittedly, it can be galling to have to shell out hundreds on top of taking your clubs on a flight, plus your greens fees, but a durable and premium travel cover doesn’t have to come at a great expense.

MacGregor has released two new covers, both of which offer peace of mind, as well as a number of welcome features to make your trip more stress free. The VIP II Premium travel cover makes moving around a station or airport very straightforward courtesy of its inline skate wheels -- and not the wrench that some covers present.

Made from a highly durable nylon cover, the VIP II has additional padding around the top of the bag to offer extra protection for your clubheads. And to give you an idea of how much space there is, there’s enough to accommodate a 49-inch driver

MacGregor VIP II Premium Travel Cover

(Image credit: MacGregor Golf)

Under the bonnet, there is also an internal anti-burst support strap to keep everything in its place during transit. There is also plenty of space to throw in the clothing and footwear that didn’t make it into your suitcase.

On the outside, there are three heavy-duty straps to make everything as neat and tidy as possible, as well as lockable dual zips so your belongings are both secure and easy to get into. There is also a very handy external pocket so you don’t have to be faffing about with zips for anything that can wait until you get to your destination.

There are four color options to choose from; black, black with royal blue, silver, and red, and the iconic MacGregor logo is dotted around the cover. The VIP Deluxe is an even cheaper option from MacGregor, £20 less than the Premium, but we think the Premium is a better value and it's certainly worth getting your hands on for a stylish and reliable accompaniment to your next golfing getaway.

Mark Townsend
Mark Townsend

Mark has worked in golf for over 20 years having started off his journalistic life at the Press Association and BBC Sport before moving to Sky Sports where he became their golf editor on skysports.com. He then worked at National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer where he was the deputy editor and he has interviewed many of the leading names in the game, both male and female, ghosted columns for the likes of Robert Rock, Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies, as well as playing the vast majority of our Top 100 GB&I courses. He loves links golf with a particular love of Royal Dornoch and Kingsbarns. He is now a freelance, also working for the PGA and Robert Rock. Loves tour golf, both men and women and he remains the long-standing owner of an horrific short game. He plays at Moortown with a handicap of 6.