Motocaddy Flightsafe Travel Cover Review

In this review we give our verdict whether you should trust the Motocaddy Flightsafe travel cover to get your clubs safely from A to B

Motocaddy Flightsafe Travel Cover Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The Motocaddy Flightsafe travel cover is a versatile option if you are looking for a higher level of protection for your clubs when travelling abroad by air. It provides plenty of room for extra gear without adding too much weight and the compact footprint when not in use makes it easy to store.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent protection and padding

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    Six-wheel design makes transportation easy

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    Fold up and storage box design

Reasons to avoid
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    Only available in black colorway

 Motocaddy Flightsafe Travel Cover Review

Motocaddy is well known for making some of the best electric golf trolleys and, more recently, golf bags, accessories and even laser rangefinders in the Pro 3000. This year, the British brand has come to market with the Flightsafe travel cover that it claims to ‘provide unrivalled protection’ for your clubs as they make their way through the hustle and bustle of an airport. 

The best aspect of this bag is the size. Motocaddy has resisted the temptation to make it too big. In my experience it is very easy to make a golf club travel bag too big and as a result, very cumbersome. This one is certainly big enough to carry everything you need for a golf holiday, including a large golf stand bag, some golf shoes and apparel, but it is light and fairly compact. Combine that with the clever six-wheel design on the base, and manoeuvring this one around the airport was very simple. 

Motocaddy Flightsafe Travel Cover folded down

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The Flightsafe cover is made of an extra padded black nylon and features a reinforced club cover, so your clubs and bag should arrive unscathed. There is a fairly large external pocket at the bottom of the bag that is big enough to store a few extra or shoes. In addition, there are both internal and external straps that do a good job of holding your clubs tightly to the bag. 

The extra storage bag that comes with this case is an interesting extra. I can see that, for those with minimal storage space at home, this would be extremely helpful. It is designed so that the cover itself folds down into a small cube shape to fit into the small black case you can see in the image above. This makes a big difference to the amount of space you need to store it. The convenient storage box that comes with the case also doubles up as the extra hood cover when travelling for an additional layer of protection for exposed clubheads.

Motocaddy Flightsafe Travel Cover inside

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There’s no doubt you’ll find more eye-catching flight bags on the market. However, this has a simple, understated but premium look that I liked. When you combine that with the sturdy feel of the bag, this is an excellent option for any travelling golfer and so is worth its place in our 2023 Editor's Choice. The Motocaddy Flightsafe comes to retail at £199, a price we think is worth paying to make sure your clubs arrive safely, providing the airline doesn't lose it altogether.

Neil Tappin
Digital Editor

In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."

Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X