Adidas Anorak PrimeBlue 1/4 Zip Pullover Review

We test out the new Anorak design from adidas which looks great and has an interesting construction

Adidas Anorak PrimeBlue 1/4 Zip Pullover Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

If you are in the market for a golf jacket that works well on the golf course in terms of comfort and some degree of protection, whilst also offering the ability to wear it off the course, this model is definitely one to consider. adidas has really got it right here.

Reasons to buy
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    Well thought-out design

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    Versatile for off-course use

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    Environmental construction

Reasons to avoid
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    Perhaps a limited audience for this top

Adidas Anorak PrimeBlue 1/4 Zip Pullover Review

Adidas is known for crossing boundaries when it comes to sporting equipment and apparel and for sharing technologies and styles between sports. The Primeblue Anorak is a great example of that. It has a multi-sport, contemporary look which looks as good off the course as it does on, and yet it is not just about the aesthetics because the performance takes it up another level. 

Game Booster

The Anorak features a durable, water repellent coating and a storm hood for protection against the elements, while the hybrid knit and woven fabric construction delivers great comfort and versatility. In testing, we found it to be comfortable and breathable and we certainly felt it didn’t impede the golf swing. The regular fit and straight silhouette allow for excellent freedom of movement and easy swinging. Another feature to mention is the addition of the front welt pockets which is always a bonus on a golf jacket and the drawcord adjustable hem allowed us to tailor the jacket nicely. 

Environmental Focus

Over the past few years adidas has led the way in golf in relation to designing and manufacturing clothes and shoes with sustainability at the forefront, but without compromising on performance. One such initiative which plays a key part in this Anorak’s design is PrimeBlue. Primeblue is a high-performance recycled material that’s made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic. These plastics were intercepted from beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the ocean. Every day, the equivalent of 1440 dump trucks of plastic waste enter the Earth's oceans, so this is one small way to keep some waste out of the oceans and use it for purpose.

Overall, we think the adidas Primeblue Anorak will suit the younger golfer seeking a subtle, contemporary look and also a garment that will protect against the elements. The storm hood is a good addition and the use of stretch fabrics mean this is a dynamic and comfortable quarter-zip pullover. It will also suit those who want a garment that will not only perform on the course but is versatile enough for different sports and activities as well. It comes in sizes ranging from extra small, to 2XL and is one of the best golf wind jackets (opens in new tab) out there.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6