Best Adidas Golf Shirts
With a large stable of tour pros all around the world, the best adidas golf shirts are some of the most visible in the game. Adidas has a classic style all its own, known for its great fitting shirts that are made with the latest materials to help players stay cool in warm conditions. The company has a common theme being that the shirts are made out of recyclable material in what the company says is an effort to reduce plastic waste. The new lines offer both bold and elegant styles as well as some classic looks that are great on and off the course.
We took a look at all the new offerings from adidas as well as some shirts that have a great legacy. Our conclusion is that adidas continues to make some of the best golf polo shirts money can buy. Don't forget adidas also produces some of the best golf tops and best golf shoes too.
Best Adidas Golf Shirts
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Colors: 2 (Black; Lucid Blue)
+ Breathable, moisture wicking fabric
+ Made with at least 75% recycled content
+ Stretch and comfortable fabrics
- Limited color choices
A comfortable and stylish polo, the adidas Ultimate 365 Tour Primeknit Golf Polo is a fantastic option for any golfer looking to add both style and comfort to their wardrobe. The highlight of this polo shirt is the Primeknit fabric it's made from. It's designed from a sustainable, high-quality fabric that'll keep you feeling comfortable throughout your round of golf. It's also stretchy too and moisture wicking too, making it a great option for summer golf. We also loved the cuffed pieces at the end of the arms that matched nicely with the collar and gave a nice contrast against the block design.
Colors: 6 (Navy, Black, Burgundy, Green, White, Hemp)
+ Camo print really stands out
+ Lots of colors and sizes
- Material does feel thin
This polo is certainly one for those who want to stand out a bit more on the golf course. We really liked the camo print and the fact it comes in six different colors is a big bonus too. The fabric, whilst being quite thin, offers a lightweight feel and a lot of stretch. This fabric is a combination of ‘Primegreen’ which has been made using recycled materials - and sustainably sourced cotton for an ultra soft handle throughout. Provided you get the right size, the polo is very comfortable and really fits well. If you want to try something a little different, we can't recommend this polo enough.
Colors: 5 (Black, Green, White, Crew Navy, Collegiate Navy)
+ Stripe effect really looks good
+ Easy to wash
- Best suited to athletic players
For those of you who don’t want to use a traditional collared polo, then this shirt from adidas could be one to try. It features a flat "blade" collar shape which is designed to lay against the neck with minimal distraction, and our tester certainly thought this was the case. Made from 100% recycled polyester, the shirt has a high degree of stretch for flexibility and movement, but if honest this shirt will best suit those players with athletic builds. From a looks perspective the stripe effect looks really good and there are five cool colors to choose from here that we think many different golfers will enjoy.
Colors: 8 (Black, Navy, White, Blue, Lime, Green, Red, Maroon)
+ Really versatile polo
+ Built-in UV protection
- Take extra care when washing
This shirt, designed to be worn throughout the year like many of the best adidas golf shoes, really does have a great look to it. A stylish, plain finish available in several lovely colors, it looks great on both on and off the golf course. Made with high-performance recycled materials, it has a stretchy, soft and smooth fabric that feels excellent to wear. It's not often you find a shirt with such UV protection, which is pretty important to remember on the course. But you can never be protected enough on the course, so, you should check out our guides on the best golf caps as well.
Colors: 4 (Navy, Green, Pink, White)
+ Environmentally sustainable fabrics
+ Versatile to use anywhere
- Design perhaps a touch bland for some
A supremely well designed polo shirt with an environmental focus at the forefront of the design, the Go-To No Show is one of our favorite polos on the market right now. It is made with recycled content generated from production waste, e.g. cutting scraps, and post-consumer household waste to avoid the larger environmental impact of producing virgin content. Sounds complicated but the long and the short of it is adidas continues to play a big part in environmentally sustainable design in golf. From a feel perspective it is very soft on the skin and despite using it on a couple of very hot days in the USA, it dealt with sweat well and temperature well.
Colors: 2 (Navy, White)
+ Very breathable, doesn’t show perspiration
+ Design allows maximum swing mobility
- Maybe too lightweight for chillier conditions
Nobody likes others to see them sweat, and this particular polo shirt from adidas is designed to hide perspiration, using all-weather knit fabric that’s extremely lightweight, soft feeling and breathable. We actually got to test this in the UK and Italy and it dealt with the hot weather and sweat nicely, whilst also working well with midlayers and hoodies in colder climates. Another feature we liked were the raglan sleeves where the seams are closer to the collar, not where the upper arm meets the shoulder for greater swing mobility. It did not feel restrictive at any point. It is also made from 100 percent Primegreen recycled polyester.
Colors: 4 (Yellow, Red, Navy, Black)
+ Sustainable construction
+ Breathable fabric really feels good
- Line design won't be for everyone
The adidas Jacquard Lines Polo Shirt is part of the 'Tour' clothing range and it is produced with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials for a more sustainable choice.
The line design certainly stands out and we should acknowledge that it won't be for everyone, but we kind of liked it because it offers something a little bit different, especially when you consider some of the more traditional designs on this list. With Aeroready moisture wicking properties along with UPF 50+ UV protection, the garment dries faster and reduces skin temperature, even in the hottest conditions.
Colors: 2 (Green, Red)
+ Offers something unique
+ Easy to wash
- Collarless aspect will divide opinion
The Statement Seamless polo features a two button placket as well as a ribbed blade style collar. The latter will divide opinion of course but we like how unique it is, and we said the same about some of the Nike blade collar designs as well.
Another key design feature to mention is the seamless construction. It is knit and put together without seams for comfort whilst there are also mesh elements for ventilation as well. Indeed we found it to be very comfortable although we do wish there were more colors to choose from.
Colors: 2 (Black, Navy, White)
+ Classic look that never goes out of style
+ Designed for year-round comfort
- Medium weight might not be best for super hot days
The medium weight Ultimate365 Solid Polo is a classic looking shirt that’s easy to match or contrast with shorts and trousers. For comfort the shirt features something called Aeroready, which manages moisture to keep players dry. The overall product, like many in the current adidas golf line, is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance, recycled materials. This regular-fit shirt has a three-button polo collar and has a UV rating of 50-plus to protect golfers from the sun.
Colors: 2 (Navy, Shadow Green)
+ Love the style of the polo
+ Environmental construction
- Pocket might be a bit redundant
The name says it all, according to adidas, which claims this is the polo shirt you should go to most of the time, on or off the course. It has a breathable fabric that has a cotton-like feel, and it also stretches sufficiently to move with a golfer’s swing.
Another cool feature is that you can have the collar buttoned all the way to the top, but it easily stretches so you can pull it over your head without ruining the integrity of the collar. And finally, it’s also made in part with recycled materials. It isn't surprising that we have seen this polo being used out on Tour.
Colors: 3 (Black, White, Green)
+ Great look off the course as well as on
+ Looks good untucked
- Requires special care when washing
Adicross is another example of an adidas shirt that’s inspired by traditional golf style, but also designed to be worn off the course as well. The slight droptail hem and subdued print are nice style elements for this great-fitting shirt. This modern look features a stretchy, perforated jacquard fabric for breathable feel and comfort no matter where you are. This is a shirt that can definitely be worn tucked or untucked, especially in casual settings like bars or the 19th hole. With it being so versatile, you'll really get a bang for your buck with this premium adidas golf shirt.
How we test golf apparel
We test golf apparel in the same way we test all golf equipment, by using products properly. In relation to polo shirts this means putting them to the test out on the golf course to see if the design is well thought out, if it moves nicely throughout the swing, and simply if the polo is usable. Additionally, wearing it on the course in different conditions gives us an idea on breathability, warmth if needed, and looks.
We would also wear the polos off the golf course as well because versatility to use a garment anywhere is a great way to get value for money. The final point we wanted to mention here is no manufacturer can pay for a good review because our thorough testing team tells it how it is.
What to consider when buying a golf polo
As mentioned, there is a lot to think about when picking the right polo shirt for you. With that in mind, we have come up with several things for you to think about before purchasing.
Length - During the golf swing if you find your shirt coming untucked often, or your belly starts to show then you should think about a polo with a longer length. That way it will remain tucked in throughout the round and beyond.
Fit - Do you want a more loose fitting polo or something with more of an athletic fit? Slim fit or classic fit? Adidas makes polo shirts in a lot of different styles and sizes so have a think about how you want your polo to fit and be wary of getting something that isn't fitting correctly for you.
Sleeves - It doesn't sound that important, but a polo with sleeves too long or too short can be annoying. They should come to the middle of the upper arm, and the seam should align with the middle of the shoulders.
Fabric - As we have mentioned above, adidas uses a lot of different fabrics in polo shirts. From recycled polyester, to cotton to spandex, have a think about what fabric you want in your polo.
Technology - Most brands make polo shirts that offer technology to help in a variety of ways. For example, adidas makes models to help the environment, help deal with sweat, keep you comfortable and dry as well. Some also offer UV protection and anti-microbial properties too, so it is worth thinking about what aspect you find important here.
Design - Striped? Floral? An all-over print? adidas regularly pushes the boat out in terms of polo shirt design so whatever fashion sense you have, there will be a polo for you. It is just a case of finding a design you like the look of. We should also mention that you need to think about what you want to use the shirt for because from a design perspective, some are more versatile than others. If you want a polo to use on and off the course, we would recommend a more simple design.
Price - Of course the price is always something people should think about. There is great value to be had with the models above but there are also more premium models for those wanting to spend a little more. Put simply, there is something for everyone.
Are polo shirts okay for golf?
Many golf clubs require players to wear a polo shirt with a collar as part of the traditional clothing golf attire. This is enforced differently at different clubs and often players will find some clubs will let them play without traditional polo shirts. For that reason, it is wise to check each club's dress code before you play there.
Are long sleeve polo shirts better than short sleeve?
That depends on the conditions you're playing in and your personal preferences. It goes without saying that long sleeve shirts are warmer and but will protect your arms from the sun, so are better for sunny days or colder days on the course. The downside of these shirts is that they can hang around your arms, which some golfers may feel constricts their movements.
Is it good to wear moisture-wicking golf polo shirts?
Absolutely, particularly if you're playing in hotter climates. Moisture-wicking technology can help to keep you cool on the course and regulate your body temperature. This works by drawing sweat and water from your skin and transfer sweat to the outer layers of the shirt, to evaporate the sweat faster.
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