George Stead
By George Stead

Golf apparel, ok, it may not be at the top of your Christmas list compared some of the best new Drivers we have seen throughout 2019. But although you might hate to admit it, the average golfer in 2019 really does care about what they look like on the golf course. Gone are the days where we just throw on any old combo to suit the dress code.

best Apparel of 2019

Traditional golf clothing values have been pushed more than ever with further advancements of technology. Performance is now on the word of everyone's lips. In particular, 2019 may be remembered as the year that blaming waterproof jackets once you have blazed one Oscar Bravo on the first is no longer accepted as a legitimate excuse...

Galvin Green Ashton Shakedry Jacket

Galvin Green Ashton Shakedry Jacket

Released: 01/05/2019

RRP As Reviewed: £280

Quick Hit: Galvin Green's lightest and fastest ever waterproof jacket divides opinion in the looks department but will keep you dry in the wettest of conditions offering golfers the opportunity to 'Shake dry'.

The Tech: Galvin placed the waterproof membrane on the outside of the jacket with the Shakedry (hence the looks), making the Shakedry the first of its kind in this category without a conventional face fabric then covering the membrane.

Golfalot Says: "Taking everything into account, this is a great piece of golf outerwear and compared to the Galvin Green AL Jacket I reviewed also this year I think it offers more versatility at cheaper price. Galvin Green has used true innovation to really benefit golfers here which you have to applaud."

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Galvin Green Ashton Shakedry Jacket

FootJoy HydroKnit Waterproof Pullover

FootJoy HydroKnit

Released: 02/09/2019

RRP As Reviewed: £180

Quick Hit: FootJoy attempt to meet the demands of the their tour pros who don't like to wear waterproof jackets on the golf course. Introducing the innovative HydroKnit - a 'waterproof pullover' NOT a waterproof jacket.

The Tech: A new lightweight and thin design offers a 15,000mm waterproof rating with a DWR finish said to bead water away.

Golfalot Says: "I think this jacket will do extremely well in the golf market at an RRP of £180. It does everything a waterproof jacket would do, but offers more appeal in terms of how much use you can actually get out of it throughout the year. Get used to seeing a lot of the HydroKnit both at your local club and on tour over the next 12 months."

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Ping Norse Primaloft Jacket

Ping Norse PrimaLoft Series

Released: 01/09/2019

RRP As Reviewed: £130

Quick Hit: Ping's new Norse Outerwear Collection is up there with some of the most impressive clothing the brand, known far more for it's hardware and hats than its polo's and pullovers, has ever produced.

The Tech: Designed for lightweight warmth and protection in the wind, as part of the new Ping AW19 Performance Apparel Collection there is a jacket and vest from the Norse Primaloft Series that boast: Special Silver Insulation, PrimaLoft Golf Insulation with CrossCore technology as well as a water-resistant finish.

Golfalot Says: "The Zoned Jacket II is about as good as you're going to get for a mid-layer type jacket. It looks smart, is extremely comfortable, allows you to swing freely and keeps you warm too. It is ideal to wear on top of a polo shirt when it's a little chilly, or underneath a thicker jacket if its very cold or raining."

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Under Armour Polo Shirts

Under Armour 2019 Polos

Released: 01/07/2019

RRP As Reviewed: £65 per polo shirt

Quick Hit: As golf apparel prices sore with no sign of slowing, we wanted to put the simplest of clothing to the test from a brand that is known for affordable offerings and ask the question - is it really worth it? Worn by Jordan Spieth and Matthew Fitzpatrick during 2019 we put the Iso-Chill Power Play Polo shirt and Vanish Drive Polo Shirt to the test.

The Tech: Vanish Drive: made with the brand's Microthread technology which dries extremely quickly, removing moisture almost instantly for 'zero-distraction' performance. It has a four-way stretch construction for easy mobility on any shot, and the ultra-lightweight fabric also won't cling or rub despite not absorbing sweat, providing great comfort throughout the round. Iso Chill Power Play: Iso-Chill fabric in this polo shirt is designed to disperse your body heat so that cool air can replace it, leaving you feeling much more comfortable out on the course. There's also an anti-odour technology which Under Armour says prevents the growth of odour-causing microbes, which could come in handy...

Golfalot Says: "But not only do I think they look good, they also perform well too. Yes, you do have to pay a little more, but for that you get a shirt which is extremely comfortable and which really works to keep you cool during those warm days."

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Galvin Green Al C-Knit Jacket Review

Galvin Green Al C-Knit Jacket

Released: 01/02/2019

RRP As Reviewed: £400

Quick Hit: Ultra-premium Gore-Tex jacket from Galvin Green offering golfers the ultimate piece of clothing when battling the elements. But it comes at a price...

The Tech: As has become standard for Galvin outerwear, the AL jacket features Gore-Tex stretch fabric which in this model is combined with a C-Knit backer. Other notable features are a rubberized collar edge, smooth ‘slide and glide’ inside, water repellent zippers, adjustable chest width and adjustable cuffs.

Golfalot Says: "There’s no doubt that with products like this Galvin have not let their standards drop when it comes to waterproofs. This jacket is designed specifically with avid golfers and their swings in mind and you still get that feeling when you put it on. As with all premium golf products, wearing it makes you feel good, it makes you want to get out there and play, it makes you feel like a ‘proper’ golfer."

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Best Apparel of 2019 Summary

What are your thoughts on the apparel that has come out this year? Is golf clothing going in a direction that you like or is it all going wrong?

We're also interested in whether you would like to see more Golfalot apparel reviews in 2020. Comment below and let us know!


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