MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley

We put the MGI ZIP Navigator Remote Electric trolley to the test in an extensive on-course review.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

The MGI ZIP Navigator is a well-rounded remote electric trolley. It is well built, responsive and stable but more than anything it is good fun to use out on the course.

Reasons to buy
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    Very stable across all terrains

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    Remote is responsive

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    Folds to an impressively small size

Reasons to avoid
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    On the heavier side, so can be awkward getting it in and out of a car

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MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley Review

Australian-based electric trolley manufacturer MGI is renowned around the world for its range of electric trolleys and the Zip Navigator is the flagship model in its line up.

As remote control golf trolleys go, the Zip Navigator is a pretty complete package and provides a highly enjoyable, stress-free user experience that provides golfers with the ideal companion on the course.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley with bag on

Whether you have used a remote trolley before or not, the first thing it needs to be is incredibly stable. The Zip Navigator excels in this category and we quickly grew confident that, whatever part of the golf course we sent it scurrying across, we’d arrive next to our ball with our trolley and bag waiting.

The excellent stability is in part thanks to the rear 4th wheel which keeps the trolley from tipping backwards if it goes up a steep incline. It also features downhill speed control - a feature that stops it going too quickly down steep hills - which adds to the confident stability of the trolley.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley handle

The hands-free remote is ergonomic and the trolley responds rapidly when you ask it to go faster, turn or stop altogether. The remote is best stored in your pocket while you play, and the ‘lock’ button stops any buttons being unwillingly pressed while the remote is in your pocket - a vital feature we only fully utilized once the trolley had begun trundling toward the next tee box while we were still on the putting green.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley remote

The T-Bar handle has a humble but useful display on it, showing speed, battery charge and how many yards have been covered. It’s not flashy, but it does the job. The trolley can also be controlled from the T-Bar if you don’t want to use the remote, but we found this a bit awkward so we recommend using the excellent remote system most, if not all, of the time.

The trolley uses a high powered ‘click & go’ 24v lithium battery and it certainly packs a punch. At top speed the trolley can really shift, but it is also as comfortable following you at a steady walking pace. As for storing and folding the trolley, it weighs just under 16kg which we found slightly cumbersome, especially when taking it in and out of the car. However, this is expected for a trolley like this with dual motors and its competitors weigh in very similarly. However if you want a more compact model, read our guide on the most compact golf trolleys.

MGI Zip Navigator Remote Electric Trolley folded up

MGI have cleverly designed the Zip Navigator to fold 25% smaller than other models and, with the rear wheels inverted, it comfortably fits into the boot of a car and has a small footprint to store in a garage. It also folds down with one smooth motion, meaning very little fuss when assembling it in the car park. Aesthetically, we loved how clean and understated it is and the color scheme allows a bag of any color to smartly match it.

Overall, the MGI Zip Navigator presents an impressive overall package for the golfer looking for a remote electric trolley to accompany them on course. It does the essentials of a remote trolley to an exemplary standard while adding a few nice features like including an umbrella holder and GPS holder as standard, as well as being generally very fun to use.

If you want more golf trolley advice, why not take a look at our guides on the best golf push trolleys or best push carts. 

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters degree in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes since he joined Golf Monthly and is an expert in the field. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 7.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 

Fairway: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15°, Ping G425 Max 21°

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Cobra King Tec Utility, Ping i59 (5-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x Pix