FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme Review

Our FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme Mid Layer review for those looking to refresh their wardrobe this autumn/winter

FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme is a stylish mid layer that offers plenty of warmth for those golfers intending to play throughout the autumn and winter

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Offers plenty of warmth without being too bulky and difficult to swing in

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Those who rarely play in the colder winter months might prefer a lighter-weight option

FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme Review

We tested this half zip top on a cold but dry autumn afternoon in the UK. 

How tall am I/what is my build?

I’m 6ft 2in tall and have a fairly slim build. 

What do I normally wear - does it come up big/small?

I usually wear FootJoy clothing and the large tops tend to be a good fit. 

How did it fit/feel/perform?

The first thing we noticed about the FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme was the warmth on offer from a garment that is still fairly light and easy to swing in. At £80, it is slightly more expensive than some of the other FootJoy mid-layer tops but for those planning to play well into the winter, we think this top will prevent you from needing to add too many extra layers. 

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Undoubtedly, this is down to the fleece lining. This only features in the main body part of the top, with the arms having a lighter-weight ribbed fabric. We thought this combination worked well.

The half zip design makes it easy to slip on and off and store in your golf bag.

FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme

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Any extra detail you notice?

The FootJoy Ribbed Chill-Out Xtreme has a simple, classic look but the ribbed arms and collar add some smart, modern styling. The grey version we tested features a red FJ logo and zip to inject some colour into the top. 

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Can you wear it off the course?

Yes. You could easily wear this top with a pair of jeans and trainers. However, the black and grey colour option or the blue might be a better off-course alternative. The grey and red combination we tested has more of a ‘golf’ look to it.

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How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?

In our, admittedly fairly limited experience, this seems to wash well and any creasing from being folded in the cupboard was minimal.