J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer Review

Our J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer review for those looking to expand their wardrobe

J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A stylish, lightweight mid layer that provides an element of warmth required on mild days as well as extreme levels of stretch to maximise movement and comfort. Has an appealing blend of subtle design features you come to expect from JL that make you stand out on the course versus more traditional golf apparel brands.

Reasons to buy
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    Offers a nice blend of style and performance. Very comfortable thanks to the stretchy fabric and soft feel.

Reasons to avoid
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    Doesn't provide much protection from the rain, wind or cold.

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J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer Review

We tested this new quarter-zip top on the course at Burghley Park Golf Club over multiple rounds in varying temperatures and conditions.

J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer testing

(Image credit: Howard Boylan)

How tall am I/what is my build?
6 foot 2”, so relatively tall and slim.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
I’m often between medium and large with mid layers and jackets and in size large this came up marginally on the big side but only by a fraction. We’re confident a medium would have been too small. It comes in sizes S-XXL.

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How did it fit/feel/perform?
The first thing you notice about this top when you slide it on for the first time is how soft, lightweight and stretchy it is.

That said, it still provides a decent level of additional warmth thanks to the almost felt-like fabric on the underside of the torso section, which is surprising given how thin the mid layer is overall. This also means you can combine it with a warmer layer easily if you need to.

J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer-sleeve

It won’t keep the elements at bay on harsh winter outings but on milder days when a polo shirt isn’t enough, it’s an ideal option.

This mid layers most redeeming feature is how stretchy the material is. There is an incredible amount of give as you swing, which means your range of motion is not at all compromised.

Any extra details you notice?
The difference in pattern on the arm to the torso certainly enhances the styling, as does the logo on the lower sleeve and the shaped collar - which ensures it doesn’t make contact with your neck to interfere with your swing. It also means you can do the zip all the way up without it snagging.

J Lindeberg RY Mid Layer-collar

(Image credit: Howard Boylan)

The cuffs could have been tighter - they are a little too open but then this does provide the option to pull them to rest on your forearm if this is more comfortable.

Can you wear it off the course?
While it doesn’t look like a golf-specific top per se, there would seem to be limited situations away from the course that it would be appropriate - but this very much down to the individual.

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
You can iron it on a low temperature although our experience so far suggests it is relatively crease resistant. You can also tumble dry it on a low heat setting if you want.

Be sure to check out our guides on the best golf tops or the best designer golf clothing if this option from JL doesn't take your fancy.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x