FootJoy HYPR Midlayer Review

How did this versatile, premium midlayer perform in changeable conditions on the golf course?

FootJoy HYPR Midlayer Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A staple that’s ideal for the wardrobe of any avid golfer. The simple styling and lightweight design make this incredibly versatile and useful in a range of different weather conditions.

Reasons to buy
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    Smart look that’s incredibly versatile

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    Lightweight and stretchy fabric

Reasons to avoid
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    Some may prefer a more athletic fit

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FootJoy HYPR Midlayer Review 

If you are looking for a lightweight midlayer, FootJoy has a new HYPR garment that’s available in two simple colour options, navy and grey. Designed to offer lightweight flexibility, I recently tested it during cool, changeable Spring weather. The first thing to mention here is the styling. There is no doubt you’ll find more eye-catching midlayers on the market (FootJoy itself has plenty of alternatives) but the beauty of the FJ HYPR is the versatility. You can easily pair this with more vibrant colours and patterns for a standout, modern look. As such, this can either live in your golf bag or wardrobe to be used whenever conditions require. 

A detailed image of the collar on the FootJoy HYPR midlayer

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The next thing you’ll notice about this ¼ zip is how lightweight it is. Whilst you might not want to wear it as an outer layer on a cold day, it can easily fit beneath a heavier sweater or waterproof without adding too much bulk and restricting your swing. I wore the navy version on a cold, drizzly Spring morning beneath a navy gilet and was surprisingly warm.

The fit is fairly traditional and as you’d expect, the lightweight fabric is noticeably stretchy. It has a UV finish and FootJoy says it should help wick away any moisture to help you feel dry and cool on warmer days. 

Neil Tappin testing the FootJoy HYPR midlayer at Essendon Country Club

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For me, this is an ideal garment to leave in the golf bag during the summer months. The simple styling means that both the navy and grey colour options will work with a wide range of outfits and provide you with some warmth when you need it without adding any noticeable weight to your golf bag. As someone who plays a reasonable amount of evening, after-work golf, I can certainly see the appeal. 

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Neil Tappin

In July 2023, Neil became just the 9th editor in Golf Monthly's 112-year history. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he has also presented many Golf Monthly videos looking at all areas of the game from Tour player interviews to the rules of golf. 

Throughout his time with the brand he has also covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons: PING Blueprint S (4&5), PING Blueprint T (6-PW) Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X