G/FORE Interior Striped Quarter Zip Sweater Review

In this G/FORE Interior Striped quarter zip sweater review, we test the garment out on the course

G/FORE Interior Striped Quarter Zip Sweater
(Image credit: Mike Harris)
Golf Monthly Verdict

Smart and stylish, this is your classic sweater, albeit it with a modern twist. In chilly conditions, it’s perfect, and does a good job of keeping you nice and cosy.

Reasons to buy
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    Super smart and stylish

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    Beautiful quality and fit

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    Great attention to detail

Reasons to avoid
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    Not a performance fabric

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    Logo a bit incongruous on what is really an understated garment

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    Dry clean only

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G/FORE does athletic and trendy very well – but the brand also knows how to do smart. The Interior Striped Quarter Zip sweater is just that, and whilst it’s not as versatile as many of the other garments in the range, it does what it sets out to do – that is make you look sharp and fashionable.

This classic quarter zip design benefits from the brand’s usual attention to detail and quality, and if you’re looking for a premium sweater, with just a hint of something different about it, this could well be the garment for you.

How tall am I/what is my build?
5ft 8.5 inches, medium build.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
Medium, so long as not too fitted. 

How did it fit/feel/perform?
This quarter zip boasts a smooth, elegant merino wool outer surface with a tech yarn interior for regulated warmth. It felt soft and comfortable, and kept the chill out nicely. It’s not made from a performance fabric, so you’ll need to be pretty certain of what the weather’s doing before you head out for a round, which in the UK, of course, is never easy. 

In short, it’s not a ‘do everything’ garment, but if you know the weather is likely to stay reasonably fine, albeit a little chilly, this garment is well worth a space in your golf wardrobe.

Any extra details you notice?
I wasn’t a big fan of the logo on the arm. For me, it’s a little big, and I’d sooner have the branding just limited to G/FORE’s tone on tone logo on the neck.

G/FORE Interior Striped Quarter Zip Sweater

(Image credit: Mike Harris)

However, some golfers will like it, and if you’re going to spend a good bit of cash of one item of clothing, why not let people know you’re wearing a premium product?! What I did really like was the zipper, which is like chrome, as well as the nice striped detail on the inside of the collar and cuffs.

G/FORE Interior Striped Quarter Zip Sweater

(Image credit: Mike Harris)

And again, like the rest of the G/FORE apparel items I’ve tried, the sleeve length was spot on – so there’s no bunching up of material, or feeling like it’s just come up a little short, both of which can be infuriating. 

Another small detail which gets a big thumbs up is the rubberised loop, so you can hang it up and it’ll help it to keep its shape. 

Can you wear it off the course?
You could, and you’d always look smart. For me, though, it’s more of a golf garment, and it looks its best on the course and around the clubhouse.

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
It’s dry clean only, and shouldn’t be ironed.

For more wardrobe ideas, be sure to check out the best golf jumpers.

Mike Harris
Content Director

Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history leading the brand until July 2023. He is now Content Director overseeing Golf Monthly and two other iconic sports brands, FourFourTwo and Rugby World.

His three main passions in golf are courses (he's played over 500 courses worldwide), equipment (he's always in search of something shinny to give him an edge) and shoes (he owns more pairs than he cares to mention!).  

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of five golf clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon, Prince's and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Mike's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 10° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grip

Fairway woods: TaylorMade Sim Max 3/15° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S & TaylorMade Stealth 7/20° - Fujikura Ventus Red 6S - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Utility Iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI 3/21° - Aldila Ascent 90HY - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grip

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (5-PW)  - Fujikura Axiom 75R - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50°, 54° and 58° - KBS Tour Hi-Rev 2.0 shafts - Golf Pride MCC Plus4 grips

Putter: Evnroll ER2B - Gravity Grip 

Ball: TaylorMade - Tour Response (Yellow)