FootJoy SS17 Apparel

We put FJ's Spring/Summer 2017 clothing to the test over two days in Ireland

FootJoy SS17 Apparel Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

It’s hard to knock FootJoy’s latest apparel range when it comes to performance, innovation and aesthetics. It’s a collection that’s both stylish and highly functional in all conditions.

Reasons to buy
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    High levels of performance and comfort in a variety of weather conditions as well as appealing visually to a wide range of ages and tastes.

Reasons to avoid
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    DryJoys Tour XP jacket lacks a tailored fit and is bulky in places, mostly around the chest.

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FootJoy SS17 Apparel Review - We took some of FJ's Sring/Summer 2017 apparel collection for a test drive in Ireland to see if delivered on the golf course

FootJoy SS17 Apparel Review

Tested by: Nick Bonfield, Hcp 12

Garments tested: 

FJ DryJoys Tour XP Jacket - RRP £169

FJ MT Lite Trouser - RRP £75

FJ Stretch Pique Colourblock and Contrast Trim - RRP £47.50

FJ Textured Chill Out Pullover - RRP £67.50

 

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Styling

The FootJoy spring/summer 2017 apparel range will definitely appeal to the fashion-conscious golfer. The polos and mid-layers are defined by light, pastel colours and subtle accents, while the outer layers and trousers sport a modern, refined look. The visual appeal is wide - we can see a wide range of ages being catered for in this department.

Fit

All the garments fitted well without being at all constricting in the golf swing. The mid-layers provide ample stretch and even the DryJoys Tour XP rain jacket offers good freedom of movement. It could have been a bit softer to touch and was bulky in places, but it certainly did the job of keeping water out.

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Comfort

FootJoy has clearly placed an emphasis on soft, stretchy fabrics that both maximise comfort and regulate temperature. The pullover mid-layer was so light and supple you barely noticed you were wearing it and extremely flexible.

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Performance

Advanced fabrics provide a soft feel and a snug fit, but still allow you to swing at full capacity. The garments are light, there’s good waterproof protection on offer and even when you’re wearing three layers you won’t feel your body temperature rise excessively. The thing that stood out most is comfort. Regardless of the number of layers you wear, they feel comfortable to walk and play golf in to the point that you don't notice them.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

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. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x