Peter Millar Cradle Performance Crewneck Sweater Review

Mike Harris offers his view on this timeless classic from Peter Millar

Peter Millar Cradle Performance Crewneck Sweater
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A timeless classic that will appeal to a great many golfers, this understated crewneck exudes style.

Reasons to buy
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    Classic look

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    Easy care performance fabric offers warmth

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    Very versatile

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    Available in seven very different colours

Reasons to avoid
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    Some may find it too understated

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Peter Millar, which was founded in 2001, has become one of the most sought after brands in the golf and lifestyle apparel markets. Using the finest quality materials, its products ooze class and sophistication. This is certainly something that can be said of its Cradle Performance Crewneck.

I’ve been fortunate enough to sample a number of garments within Peter Millar’s golf collection, and I would class this as one of the most understated pieces in the range – perhaps too plain for some, but in an era where mid layers are dominated by hoodies and 1/4 zips, the timeless style of the crewneck actually offers something different, and, with this garment being a modern performance fabric rather than a wool, in my view you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Peter Millar Cradle Performance Crewneck Sweater Review

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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 offered the perfect fit. 

How did it fit/feel/perform?
The Classic Fit felt really comfortable – neither too tight or too snug. With its four-way stretch, it works with the golf swing. I’m not a huge fan of wearing sweaters underneath a jacket unless it’s really cold. For me, it’s a super option for chilly spring/summer morning and evenings, and pairs easily with Peter Millar’s polo shirts - such as the Runner Performance Jersey polo

Any extra details you notice?
It’s finished with raglan sleeves, clean banded cuffs and a banded hem. Quite a few Peter Millar garments come in just the one or two colours, but I really like the extra choice you get with this sweater: seven all told from versatile Black to the bright Willow Mist (vibrant green).

Can you wear it off the course?
As with most Peter Millar garments, this item of clothing is suitable for wearing off the course. It looks particularly good with a pair of casual trousers or shorts meaning I end up wearing it for everything from going to work, a night out and for lounging around the house!

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
Manufacturer’s advice as follows: machine wash cold with like colours. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Just hang it up to dry.

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)