A very competent and stylish light weight jacket that you could wear most rounds in cooler weather. If you are in a storm then some stronger protection would be required, but otherwise it will keep out most of the elements on your average windy or rainy day.
Lightweight stylish jacket to keep out showers and wind.
No zips on pockets.
Glenmuir Elrick Golf Jacket Review
Glenmuir is part of the same stable as Sunderland, but it has its own heritage going back to 1981 and now you can also find the brand on a golf jacket.
In recent years Glenmuir has improved the quality of their fabrics and design of their products and the Elrick jacket is a good example of this.
Coming in a choice of light grey, navy, black and this camo navy I was testing, the cut feels modern, even if is maybe a touch on the small side for the large size I tested.
There is a four way stretch on the soft breathable polyester material, but it feels quite a strong stretch that requires some effort, if you know what I mean. Just check the sizing before you buy to ensure it gives you the space you need.
Glenmuir say that the Teflon DWR finish is water resistant up to a rating of 8,000mm, which keeps most gentle rainy days out, but is probably a step below being marketed as fully waterproof.
It’s also wind-resistant in the same vein and the Elrick is a light weight jacket that is doing a lot given that it is a thin 2 layer Storm Bloc fabric.
The waist and the cuffs have a hem and cuff with a bit of stretch in them to keep the style of the garment and the heat in.
How tall am I/what is my build?
6'1" tall, medium build
What do I normally wear - does it come up big/small?
For most Glenmuir tops I am a large and the Elrick looks fine standing still but in movement it could do with a little more space around the shoulder and sleeves when you are swinging your arms. If you are a broad build you may want to go up a size.
How did it fit/feel/perform?
If felt very light and you hardly noticed it when you are playing. It kept the wind and light rain out and is the sort of jacket you could use on most rounds.
The lightness of the jacket is great as it feels you are hardly wearing it and it would be ideal under a body warmer if you need more insulation on a cold day.
Any extra details you notice?
There are two open pockets on the inside and also 2 on the outside too. The outside ones are fairly subtly hidden, but some zips on them would keep them closed so they don’t brush against your arms during the swing.
Can you wear it off the course?
The model styling and cut means that it transitions very well off the course, especially in the camo colourway here.
How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
As per the brand’s instructions, it should be machine washed it on delicate with cold water and as it has a Teflon coating a specialist detergent should be used. It can be left to dry and should not be tumble dried.
If you're looking for a garment offering more complete protection from the elements, be sure to check out the best waterproof jackets.
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