Castore Golf Club Classic Quarter Zip Top Review

Golf Monthly puts the new Castore Men’s Golf Club Classic Quarter Zip Top to the test...

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Golf Monthly Verdict

A great addition to the mid-layer category, the Castore Men’s Golf Club Classic Quarter Zip Top is a simple, sleek and versatile piece that can be worn both on and off the course.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly comfortable fabric

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    Sleek, minimal aesthetic

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    Versatile design

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Reasons to avoid
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    Unattractive branding on the back

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Finding a versatile quarter zip that seamlessly transitions from the course to casual wear can be difficult, especially since the mid-layer category is already so vast. If that’s what you’re looking for, Castore Men’s Golf Club Classic quarter zip could be for you…

In testing, we found its high-stretch, thick fabric to be remarkably comfortable and—crucially—flexible for an unimpeded swing. The high-stretch fabric gives the appearance of a tailored look and feels snug with a shirt underneath. If you’re not a fan of the tailored look, you can always go for a size up. You’ll be glad to hear the thick fabric doesn’t make the quarter zip feel too heavy or bulky either.

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Aesthetically, it’s a simple, sleek and clean design that could easily be worn off the course, around town or even to the pub. The set-in long sleeves and stand collar really do add a ‘casual’ look without getting in the way of performance. The 5 colorways make it easy to style this with other golf clothing. We had no qualms with the Castore branding on the left chest but found the branding on the back to be unsightly. The quarter zip is good quality and doesn’t feel flimsy at all. 

Its water-resistant Protek technology is a great defense against light showers. But if you’re playing in heavy rainfall, we’d obviously recommend waterproofs. The logo and branding might not be for you but overall we think this is a solid quarter zip with a versatile design at a fair price point. 

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