December 01, 2015
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- This is the time of the year when choosing the correct layers is the key to staying warm and extending the golf season. Before you take on Mother Nature, check out this list of 13 jackets and pullovers assembled by our Style Insider that will keep you comfortable and looking your best on the course when there is a chill in the air. (Photos courtesy of respective brands)
Sunice Sutter Pullover
According to Darrell Survey, Sunice was the most-used outerwear on the PGA TOUR in 2015. If you want to wear what the players wear, then check out the brand’s Sutter pullover. It offers a trim silhouette and a sporty look, while the tonal stitching and contrast zipper put it on trend.
Zero Restriction Pinnacle Jacket
When conditions made a turn for the worse in Korea in October, the U.S. Presidents Cup team turned to Zero Restriction’s Pinnacle Jacket for protection. The three layer shell and sealed seams deliver waterproof performance, while the power torque back and multi-directional stretch elbow panel maximizes range of motion and playability.
Under Armour ArmourStorm® Rain Jacket
You can’t wear Jordan Spieth’s Green Jacket from Augusta, but you can slip on his Under Armour ArmourStorm Rain Jacket to beat the elements. Constructed from the fast-drying Cocona® fabric (yes, it comes from recycled coconut shells), this waterproof/windproof jacket is ready to take on heavy rain, or even sleet and snow. The contrast zippers on the front and stripe down the spine elevate the look and add a level of interest to this jacket.
Nike Aeroloft Poly Filled Jacket
Insulated jackets continue to be the hottest trend in golf outerwear, and Nike’s Aeroloft Poly Filled Jacket is not only on trend, but it is highly functional, too. The Aeroloft’s unique blend of lightweight insulation and laser-cut holes are designed to retain just enough warmth, while allowing excess heat and moisture to escape. The stretch knit fabric on the sleeves and back maximizes movement and playability.
Adidas climaproof® GORE-TEX® Full-Zip 2-Layer Rain Jacket
If you are looking to beat Mother Nature this fall, then Adidas Golf’s climaproof® GORE-TEX® 2-Layer Rain Jacket has you covered. It is fully seam-sealed and the center storm flap is doubled secured with a zipper and a Velcro closure to keep the elements out. Articulation at the elbows increases mobility, while the adjustable cuffs provide a custom fit.
Puma Golf PWRWarm 1/4-Zip Popover
We’ve talked a lot about prints being in fashion, but did you know that they could keep you warm, too? Puma Golf’s PWRWarm 1/4-Zip Popover uses a unique and innovative ceramic print that traps body heat and returns it to the body. This helps players to maintain an optimum body temperature without the added bulk or weight of traditional cold weather fabrics.
Dunning 1/4-Zip Stretch Thermal Pullover
With good reason, this pullover has been a mainstay in Dunning’s lineup for several seasons. Its understated, yet athletic look fits in effortlessly with the style of the modern game. The soft, warm, lightweight, breathable and stretchy fabric makes it a perfect layering piece for fall.
J.Lindeberg Golf Wind Jacket
Subtle textures are in, and the tonal check pattern on this wind jacket from J.Lindeberg puts it on trend. The razor-sharp fit, contrasting color block design and detailing around the cuffs and hem will surely turn heads on and off the course. The water resistant fabric will stand up to light showers and the gusseted back delivers the playability that you need.
Bobby Jones XH2O RTJ2 1/4-Zip Pullover
This pullover from Bobby Jones is a great way to stay warm and stylish on the course this fall. It is available in a spectrum of colors, allowing you to amp up your look with vibrant hues or dial it down with more traditional options. Equipped with mesh side panels, a hidden side zipper pocket and a zippered chest pocket with attached microfiber ball cleaner, this technical pullover is as functional as it is fashionable.
QED Style Willard Reversible Jacket
Looking for a jacket that looks as good on the street as it does on the course? Then, QED Style’s Willard Jacket should be on your short list. This stylish outerwear piece features a waterproof nylon shell body with contrast stitching and tortoise shell buttons on one side, and a stylish flannel plaid pattern with faux wood buttons on the other side.
Callaway Light Weight Soft Shell Jacket
Combining performance and comfort, this soft shell jacket by Callaway uses the brand’s Opti-Stretch technology to move with the golf swing. The outer shell creates a barrier against the elements by repelling wind and water, while the Opti-Therm fabric lining locks in the warmth. The color-blocked design on the shoulders is on point, too.
Galvin Green Brad Jacket
Some golf shots can be termed ‘wind cheaters,’ and the same can be said for Galvin Green’s Brad Jacket. The WINDSTOPPER® membrane on the Brad is an ultra-thin layer that protects against windchill, while also allowing perspiration to evaporate. This thermoregulatory function keeps the body at an optimum performance temperature, and the color blocked design is positively stylish, too.
Antigua Coup Jacket
There isn’t a more golf specific outerwear piece than the short sleeve jacket, and the Coup Jacket from Antigua delivers the performance and playability needed to take on adverse conditions. The short sleeve design removes distracting material from your wrists and forearms, while the waterproof membrane and bungee at the waist are designed to keep out rain and wind.