Everything I wore looked and performed well on our test day, I would definitely choose Glenmuir or Sunderland again in the future. The styling is perhaps suited more towards the older generation of golfer, but the performance couldn't really be faulted.
Simple, traditional styling will please the eyes of many. Comfortable fit and impressive performance having tested in difficult conditions. Good value for money.
Styling is perhaps not for the younger golfer. Waterproof jacket seemed to hold water rather than repel it, adding weight.
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Glenmuir & Sunderland Of Scotland SS17 Apparel Review - Jeremy Ellwood tests Glenmuir and Sunderland's Spring/Summer 2017 range in harsh conditions at Old Head Golf Links
Glenmuir & Sunderland of Scotland SS17 Apparel Review
Tested by: Jeremy Ellwood, Hcp 6
Glenmuir Colour Block Performance Polo - RRP £44.95 Glenmuir Shoulder Panel Detail Zip Neck Performance Mid Layer - RRP £49.95 Glenmuir Adjustable Stretch Golf Trousers - RRP £49.95 Sunderland of Scotland Vancouver Waterproof Jacket - RRP £109.95
A different style to some of the more modern brands, but I was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel on offer from two of golf’s older apparel brands, especially the waterproof jacket. Traditional in looks and perhaps lacks the shelf appeal of others, but I actually liked the subtle but effective use of block colours and minor detailing.
The Glenmuir trousers fitted nicely - always quite a rarity for me. The mid layer sat really well beneath the outer layer, but in just a shirt I could have gone a size smaller in the waterproof jacket as it was a touch more baggy than I was expecting.
Everything was very comfortable to wear. The shirt was very light, and its stretch properties aided mobility and seemed to allow any perspiration to escape with ease, while the mid layer’s soft fleecy lining went down a treat in the cool spring weather without causing me to overheat.
We certainly needed our waterproofs to perform in some testing conditions, and mine did. Despite not appearing as visibly repellent as some waterproofs, both jacket and trousers kept the driving rain at bay but the fact the material seemed to take on water rather than repelling it did add some weight but like I mentioned, this water didn't get through to the layers underneath.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
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Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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