Motocaddy Protekta Cart Bag Review

Updated for 2023, is Motocaddy's unique Protekta cart bag one of the best on the market for storage and practicality?

Motocaddy Protekta Cart Bag Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A well-designed, thoughtful cart bag with a unique, noise-reducing divider that gives each club in your bag a protected home. The materials are all high quality and the storage solutions are excellent. It's one of the most practical cart bags we've ever tested.

Reasons to buy
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    Noise-reducing divider is great for organisation

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    Well-placed grab handles

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    Lightweight, waterproof fabrics throughout

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    High-quality zips

Reasons to avoid
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    No cart strap pass-through

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Motocaddy Protekta Cart Bag Review

Updated and refined for 2023, the Motocaddy Protekta cart bag offers golfers a unique divider that places each club into an individual slot and locks it in place, reducing rattling and noise. The 14-way top features nine iron slots, four wood slots and a putter well that can even fit oversized putting grips. When you're using the Protekta, there is zero rattling from your golf clubs and it offers a reduced noise experience as well as protection. It's a system only matched by the Wilson iLock, but is this one of the best cart bags on the market right now? 

I tested it using the new Motocaddy M7 GPS electric trolley and it really shone on this remote trolley. All electric trolleys have the tendency to judder around as it takes on tree roots and other unstable terrains on a golf course. With a conventional cart bag, clubs will often rattle around, damaging each other while making a lot of noise too. By holding each club in place, the Proteka means rattling clubs are a thing of the past and I quickly became quite enamoured by the lack of noise and chaos as my trolley went over rougher terrain. Whether you're a remote golf trolley user or not, the Protekta really does what it says on the tin - it protects. It's a system you quickly get used to using and there's a quiet convenience in each club clearly having its own designated slot. It's also worth noting the system supports both right and left-handed golf clubs. 

The bag features a very sufficient nine pockets in total with two valuables pockets and two full-length side pockets holding the rain cover and leaving plenty of room for apparel and other larger accessories. The cooler pocket, unlike its competitor the Wilson iLock, is huge and can comfortably store two bottles of water, keeping them cool at the same time. All pockets are covered by easy-to-open Japanese YKK zips that can be opened with one hand and are seam-sealed to keep the water out. Combined with the fully waterproof fabric this bag will battle through any weather conditions you put it through. At 3.1kg it's pretty lightweight considering the comprehensive divider and two well-placed and large grab handles make moving the bag a very easy task. If you already have a Motocaddy trolley, the bag comes with the brand's Easi-lock base which means you don't need to use a strap around the bottom of the bag. 

There's also a really useful scorecard pocket on the front of the rangefinder pocket, an internal umbrella sleeve and a towel and accessory hook - this really is a featured-packed cart bag. The only thing this bag is missing is a cart strap pass-through. The Wilson iLock cart bag incorporates a clever system that allows the cart strap to run underneath the pockets, the Protekta doesn't feature one so slightly blocks the accessories hook when placing it on a cart. This, however, is the only issue I found with the Protekta and I think it's a cart bag that is genuinely hard to fault when it comes to day-to-day convenience. Motocaddy has done a great job refining this model to look sharper and the attention to detail from a design perspective is clear to see. The Protekta earns a place on our 2023 Editor's Choice.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan has been with Golf Monthly team since 2021. He graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and looks after equipment reviews and buying guides, specializing in golf shoe, golf bag, golf cart and apparel reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 6.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan's current clubs: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i230 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour X

Ball: Titleist AVX