2017 Holiday Apparel Buying Guide

Apparel Buying guide

The Holidays are quickly approaching. To make your shopping easier, we’re going to have a series of Holiday buying guides for the golfer on your list. We begin with our Apparel buying guide. This list gives you apparel pieces to make the recipient look good from head-to-toe.

Apparel Buying Guide

Oakley Gravity Polo

Oakley gravity polo

The Oakley Gravity polo is a lightweight, breathable shirt featuring O Hydrolix technology. This technology is great for keeping you dry and cool on a hot summer day by moving sweat away from the skin. On top of that, it features an antibacterial treatment that actually destroys bacteria, helping to eliminate odors. It’s like having built-in deodorant!

The Gravity polo is available in a variety of colors and features a subtle pattern. The tailored fit of the shirt provides a modern, stylish look that won’t get in the way during your swing.

Finally, the Oakley “Ellipse” logo is front and centered on the shirt. The logo adds appeal to the shirt without that uncomfortable scratching that a chest logo sometimes has.

adidas Ultimate 365 3-stripe Pants and Short

If you’re looking for extremely comfortable, lightweight pant or short that allows a full range of motion, the adidas 365 Ultimate 3-stripe line is a great choice. The fabric is moisture wicking keeping you cool and dry. The fabric also has a water repellant finish and UPF 50+ protection for comfort and safety in both sunshine and rain.

adidas ultimate 365 pants

Perhaps the best feature on the adidas 365 Ultimate 3-Stripe line is the stretch waistband. It moves for a comfortable fit, even after those large holiday meals.

adidas ultimate 365 shorts

Both the shorts and pants have a slightly tailored fit but are still comfortable thanks to the stretch fabric. Finally, the line is resistant to wrinkling and shrinking making these stylish pants easy to care for and long-lasting.

Columbia Outerwear

The Columbia brand has long been known for their outdoor apparel. Although relatively new to the golf market, Columbia offers several products that make golfing in cold conditions more enjoyable.

Shotgun 1/4 zip pullover

The Omni-Wick Shotgun ¼ zip pullover is one that stands out. Lightweight and perfect for that windy, cool day on the course, the Shotgun pullover features Omni-Wick technology which wicks sweat away from the skin.It allows the fabric to breathe while still providing you with protection from the wind and chill. Keeping in mind that the sun still shines when it’s cool, the Shotgun pullover has UPF 30 sun protection from an often overlooked element.

The pullover shows some pop style-wise thanks to the high contrast stitching and Columbia logo placed on the right shoulder.  There are 19 different colors to choose from so finding the right one as a gift should be no problem.

FootJoy Freestyle 2.0 Golf Shoe

footjoy freestyle 2.0

After the huge success of the original Freestyle golf shoe, Footjoy upped the ante with the 2.0 version. The Freestyle 2.0 is full of technology, wrapped in an appealing and comfortable package.

The shoes boast a lightweight performance mesh that ensures breathability along with a 2-year waterproof warranty. That’s right, mesh and waterproof!

For comfort, look no further than the InnerSok system and Extra-Thick Fitbed with HeelLok. These elements provide a ton of cushioning, slip resistance, and stability.

The cool looking F.R.O.G.S. outsole provides awesome cushioning and mobility while the Pulsar cleats keep your feet firmly on the ground. A great walking shoe with a cool look, the FreeStyle 2.0 has everything.

If you want to know more about these shoes, be sure to check out our full review.

FootJoy DryJoy Tour LTS Jacket

Dryjoys tour lts jacket

Not just known for their shoes, FootJoy is a leader in rainwear that looks and performs on the course. The DryJoy Tour LTS jacket is no exception. Despite the many waterproof options out there, this one addresses issues such as mobility and breathability better than most. After all, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean it’s cold. Breathability makes a huge difference on a hot and humid day.

The issue of mobility is addressed by the minimal 5-panel construction. Only using 5 pieces allows the jacket to move freely along with reducing bulkiness. The jacket’s comfort comes from a 3-layer bonded fabric that stretches in four directions.

The DryJoy Tour LTS jacket is stylish with a simple design and 5 colors to choose from.

Of course, the best thing about all FootJoy DryJoy apparel is the 2-year waterproof warranty. You can be confident that this jacket keeps you dry, even in the heaviest of rains.

You can also check out our full review for more information on this jacket.

Happy Shopping

That wraps up our Holiday apparel buying guide. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook. You can also reach us by email or phone. Info is below. We’re happy to help!

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Rudi Fann, PGA

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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