By Joel Tadman
Mizuno 2017 Spring/Summer Apparel Launched - Stylish, performance-orientated clothing designed to help you look, feel and play your best this year
Mizuno 2017 Spring/Summer Apparel Launched
Mizuno has announced its new collection of golf apparel for Spring/Summer 2017 aimed at serious golfers wanting to look and play their best this season.
Designed to reflect Mizuno’s premium status within golf and the company’s unique Japanese heritage, the new collection of authentic golfwear comprises simple, classic looks combined with Mizuno’s proven Drylite, Warmalite and Windlite performance technologies to deliver exactly what golfers need to play their best in all conditions.
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The Drylite moisture management technology found in all five SS17 polo shirts, including the Sublimination polo pictured below (RRP £50), as well as shorts, helps transport excess moisture away from the body to create a comfortable and dry internal microclimate for optimum performance. The fabric is soft and stretchable too for a free-moving swing.
The Plain Shorts come in a traditional, tailored style with an extra front mini pocket, while the Drylite fabric also adds in a welcome degree of water repellency.
The body-warming Warmalite technology featured in the Warmalite ¼ zip top (below, RRP £70) acts to recycle escaping body heat, creating an insulating layer between body and garment on chillier days to help keep your swing loose. This highly effective stretch-warming layer has a shape-holding collar, a locking zip mechanism and anti-snag shoulders to accommodate bag straps more easily.
The third and final key technology is Windlite, which offers excellent levels of protection when the wind gets up to help keep your core body temperature – and therefore performance potential – up. Streamlined and ultralight, the Wind Jacket and Wind Vest (below, RRP £70) are engineered for superior windproofing, and also feature a locking zip mechanism.
Mizuno’s Webbed Belt comes in a complementary colour palette to provide the perfect finishing touch to any of the new SS17 summer outfits.
Mizuno is also re-introducing golf shoes in 2017 in the form of the new Nexlite SL, you can read more about them here.
For further information on Mizuno’s current range of golf equipment, apparel, golf shoes and accessories visit: golf.mizunoeurope.com.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x