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Best Golf Jumpers
We all have our favourite golf clothing because golf is a game supposed to be played in all weathers. When the sun comes out we have our favourite shorts, when the rain hits we have the best golf waterproofs to deal with it. And many of us also have a favourite jumper or sweater that gets used the most when it gets chilly on the links.
However, that old favourite might be in need of an upgrade, especially when you consider the performance you might be missing out on. A good golf jumper is worth it’s weight in gold, whether it’s a 1/4 or 1/2 zip, lambswool or merino, short sleeved or long, it’s an essential piece of clothing that you’re guaranteed to get regular use from for a few years.
Importantly, many garments these days are constructed with modern and technologically-advanced fabrics to make sure they are stretchy, warm, water repellent, durable and also look great. Most brands design golf jumpers that fit into all of these areas so to narrow down your choice, below we have highlighted some of the best golf jumpers currently on the market.
Best Golf Jumpers – Best Golf Sweaters
FootJoy Chill Out Xtreme Sport Mid-Layer
Colours: 3 (Black/Grey, Navy/Red, Charcoal/Emerald)
+ Excellent all-round performance
+ Light, comfortable and stylish
– Some may prefer a lower profile collar
Brand new this season, this mid-layer has a fleece lining to offer body heat retention whilst the moisture wicking technology helps you stay comfortable at all times too. The zippered chest pocket we found particularly useful.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $124.99
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £79.99
Galvin Green Dwight
Colours: 9 (White, Navy, Black/Red, Black/White, Black/Lime, Pink, Orange, Sharksin, Blue)
+ Eco-friendly construction
+ Wide-ranging colour selection
– Premium price may deter some
This jumper may look reasonably simple on the outside but it has a fascinating construction. Of course it delivers outstanding thermal insulation, and it has a durable and breathable feel to it. But more interestingly it is made with an Insula fabric that is 100% made from recycled plastic bottles.
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £115
Adidas Core 1/4 Zip Mid Layer
Colours: 3 (Black, Dark Grey, Navy)
+ Protection from wind, rain and sun
+ Versatile to use on and off the course
+ Good value
– High-collar could be softer on the neck
This top from adidas protects you from any weather you may endure on the golf course. The double knot fabric ensures warmth when it is cold and windy, the moisture wicking properties shelter you from the rain, and it also protects you from harmful rays thanks to the 50+ UV protection. Given all of that, and its versatility for use on and off the course, it offers outstanding value.
Ping Nordic Mid-Layer
Colours: 3 (Green, Grey, Blue)
+ Sure to keep you warm
+ Highly breathable
– Styling will divide opinion
Engineered for cold weather, this Ping Nordic mid-layer has been constructed with Ping’s SensorWarm technology which is a thermal layer to trap warm air and resist wind-chill, keeping you warm with minimal weight. This fabric is also breathable and stretchy for added comfort, and finally the design looks unique and different too in the three different colours.
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £69.99
Puma Cloudspun 1/4 Zip Pullover
Colours: 5 (Peacoat, Thyme, Black, Digi Blue, Quiet Shade)
+ Good versatility on and off the course
+ Low profile collar is a nice touch
– Limited protection from the elements
Constructed with Puma’s Cloudspun fabric, this pullover delivers an extra soft feel whilst also delivering good performance when it comes to moisture-wicking and four-way stretch. It is also UV-resistant and has several colour ways that can be used both on and off the golf course.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $79.99
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £59.99
Under Armour Storm Evolution Daytona Men’s Half Zip Midlayer
Colours: 8 (Green, Light Blue, Blue, Yellow, Grey, Black, Red, Navy)
+ A top performer
+ Cutting edge construction and technology
– Ribbed arm design won’t be for everybody
This is the type of top you can keep on all day which explains its inclusion on this best golf jumpers list. That’s because this men’s golf pullover actually adapts to the temperature, keeping you warm when it’s cool, but letting out extra heat as the day gets going. Not only that but the unique hybrid construction gives wind protection and Storm technology repels water nicely.
It unquestionably performs well in keeping you warm but if you want to go one step further be sure to have a read of our best waterproof golf jackets guide too.
US Buy Now at Under Armour for $90
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £74.99
ProQuip Lined Merino Sweater
Colours: 2 (Black and Blue)
+ Value to be had here
+ Soft, snug feel
– Quite a heavy, bulky feel
A stylish half zip sweater made from finest Merino wool and treated with nano-technology to provide water repellency against light rain and showers.
UK Buy Now at Golf Gear Direct for £39.99
Colours: 7 (White/Navy/Red, Silver/Gunmetal, Blue/Black, Black/Grey, Gunmetal/Ultraviolet, Silver/Navy, Navy/Citrus)
+ Good overall performance
+ Lots of choice in size and colour
– Garish colours on several designs may put some off
This lightweight Aspen golf mid-layer is showerproof thanks to its Teflon DWR finish, designed for resisting wind, water and dirt without bulk. It is extremely soft and the jersey fabric has been combined with a mesh inner to add to the breathability here so it can be worn in all conditions without getting too hot or too cold.
UK Buy Now at Golf Gear Direct for £55.24
Stromberg Fairway Mid Layer
Colours: 2 (Anthracite, Smoked Pearl)
+ Lightweight feel
+ No compromise on warmth
– Doesn’t fit as well as others in this list
This lightweight ¼ zip mid layer offers full range of movement whilst retaining its lightweight fit. The elasticated hem and cuffs are two nice features too which truly add to your ability to make the garment comfortable to you.
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £39.99
Ellesse Loti Mid Layer
Colours: 1 (Navy)
+ Moisture wicking
+ Sun protection too
– Lack of colour choices
Designed with performance in mind, the Loti allows full freedom of motion to keep you comfortable and playing at your best. This is offered in the form of stretch elements to ensure you have a full range of movement in your swing along with anti-bacterial properties, moisture wicking technologies and a UPF of 50.
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £49.99
Mizuno Windproof Lined Sweater
Colours: 3 (Black, Navy and Grey)
+ Tailored fit
+ Elastic cuffs prevent distractions
– Limited shelf appeal
Built with a tailored fit to keep you comfortable, this sweater has a lightweight windproof lining to shelter your body from the wind whilst this same lining also helps deal with the cold too.
Callaway Lightweight Water Repellent Heathered Pullover
Colours: 3 (Burgundy, Dark Grey, Peacoat)
+ Next level moisture management
+ Minimal swing restriction
– High collar could be distracting
This is a water repellent pullover which features Callaway‘s Aquapel Nanotex eco-friendly technology which bonds the yarn at a molecular level causing water to bead and roll off. When you add the Swing Tech in there too, which lessens swing restriction, then you have a wind garment that not only looks great but performs at a high level too.
Under Armour Storm SweaterFleece
Colours: 7 (White, Navy, Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Yellow)
+ Feature packed
+ Storm treatment works well
– High collar may be off putting
Water-resistant, lightweight, warm, and you can wear it everywhere – that sounds like a winning combination. Under Armour has given this sweater the Storm treatment which adds an invisible layer of protection that makes water bead up and fall away. Add to that a stretchy, comfortable feel that doesn’t restrict movement and you have a sweater that is right up there in terms of performance.
US Buy Now at Under Armour for $75
UK Buy Now at Scottsdale Golf for £54.99
Inesis Golf Water Repellent Windbreaker
Colours: 2 (Navy and Green)
+ Sufficient wind protection
+ Excellent value
– Not many colour choices
If you think the best golf jumpers are very expensive, think again. This windbreaker from Inesis is a lightweight windproof with a dense water repellent fabric to protect you in the wind.
UK Buy Now at Decathlon for £24.99
Nike Dri-FIT Player Golf Sweater
Colours: 3 (Obsidian, Olive, Black)
+ Incredibly soft on the skin
+ Great looking jumper
– Slim fit may require going up a size
A top spotted out on Tour being worn by a number of Nike’s professionals, this Player Crew sweater is made with a soft fabric with a water-repellent finish to help you stay comfortable and dry in most conditions.
Also if you are a fan of Nike take a look at the best Nike golf shirts on the market as well.
US Buy Now at Nike for $100
Glenmuir Samuel Sweater
Colours: 6 (Ascot Blue, Black, Red, Navy, Light Blue, Charcoal)
+ Soft knitwear is comfortable
+ Concealed protection in a number of ways
– Ultra traditional styling may deter younger golfers
If you’re expecting a touch of rain and gusty winds, but not enough to go for a full, multi-layer approach, you can look good and still protect yourself in this warm, soft merino wool blend lined golf sweater. It has all the benefits of traditional knitwear, but with the added protection of a lightweight wind-resistant lining and a nano-technology treatment that provides protection against water and stains.
UK Buy Now at Glenmuir for £90
FootJoy Tonal Heather Chill Out Pullover
Colours: 3 (Blue, Navy, Black)
+ Stretchy, comfortable fabric
+ Design looks great
– Not overly warming
A great looking top, the Tonal Heather Chill-Out is made from an easy care fabric to minimise wrinkling and it also has moisture wicking technology too.
US Buy Now at Worldwide Golf Shops for $94.99
UK Buy Now at American Golf for £74.99
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