Peter Millar Hyperlight Merge Hybrid Jacket Review

In this Peter Millar Hyperlight Merge Hybrid jacket review, we offer our verdict

Peter Millar Hyperlight Merge Hybrid
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Golf Monthly Verdict

This is one of Peter Millar’s best-selling garments – and, with its high quality and premium styling, it’s easy to see why. It’s lightweight and offers good protection, and looks wise, it gives the wearer something a little different.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight and offers good protection from the elements

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    Exceptionally comfortable

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    Great design and details

Reasons to avoid
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    Only shower proof

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Peter Millar Hyperlight Merge Hybrid Jacket Review

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Peter Millar is one of golf’s more fashion influenced brands, and the Merge Hybrid jacket typifies what you can expect from the range – premium styling and great attention to detail. Only a fellow golfer who knew the Peter Millar brand would know that this was a golf garment, and it’s sure to attract a few comments – positive ones. 

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?
Made from a premium performance fabric, this garment offers superb comfort and lightweight warmth. It’s wind and water-resistant, and although you might need to pull on a fully waterproof jacket when the heavens really open, it does offer decent protection from wind and showers. 

The sleeve length was perfect, too, so I didn’t experience any annoying bunching up of material when standing over a shot. Another nice touch is the double zip, which gives you a little extra room if you need it. This is another example of how Peter Millar pays great attention to all the details that are important for golfers. 

Any extra details you notice?
The Camo print on the inside is a cool touch. Zips always get my full attention, and these are high quality and the fact you can unzip from the bottom when it’s zipped up means you can get a little more room around the waist if you need it.

Peter Millar Hyperlight Merge Hybrid Jacket

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I also like the Peter Millar logo on the back (neck) and across the shoulder. It’s by no means over the top, but let’s people know you’re wearing a premium product.

Can you wear it off the course?
Yes absolutely. The hybrid style - padded body and fabric arms - is very on trend. Only a fellow golfer who knew the Peter Millar brand would know that was principally a golf garment. 

How does it come out after the wash/do you need to iron it?
As per the brand’s instructions, I machine washed it with like colours. It can go in the tumble dryer, although it should not be ironed or dry cleaned. 

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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)