Ping Elevation Midlayer Review

Sam Tremlett tests out the new Elevation midlayer from Ping to see how it gets on out on the golf course.

Ping Elevation Midlayer Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

This top may be lacking versatility somewhat, but out on the golf course it performed excellently. Soft, stretchy and comfortable, it is ideal for those slightly chillier days whilst it is easy to wash time after time as well.

Reasons to buy
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    Very soft and comfortable top

  • +

    Graphic print looks cool

Reasons to avoid
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    Waist adjusters

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Ping Elevation Midlayer Review

Ping has a habit of making products that perform so well in testing that they make it into our Editor’s Choice lists, and this is not just limited to hardwear like the G430 drivers or irons. No the Ping apparel range has often made it in, for example the Frequency and 1A Putter polos made the lists over the last two years. Well 2023 continues that theme with the Elevation Midlayer. 

Ping Elevation Midlayer Review

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Starting with the aesthetics, we really liked the design on the chest of the top which is inspired by the Ping Split golf ball. It also has a nice texture to it although this graphic design may limit the top's versatility away from the golf course. As you can see we tested the grey option which looks great, and there are two other color options as well in blue and navy which also deliver in the looks department. 

ping elevation midlayer review

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The feel of the top is another huge plus point, along with the comfort, two factors which the best golf midlayers always get right. The brushed fleece is extremely soft on the skin, and the fabric itself stretched nicely throughout the swing as well. The cuffs felt comfortable on the wrists or forearms, whilst the collar felt soft and in no way irritable around the neck. This fabric also felt snug and warm too, so I think this top is more suited to those spring days when the temperature is a little chilly or when the wind picks up, as opposed to those warm days in summer. Let’s face it though, when it is hot in the summer we all just play in polo shirts anyway.

Ping Elevation Midlayer Review

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On the whole there was only one design element I disliked with this top, the waist adjusters are slightly fiddly and took a little bit of time to get right. But once you find the fit for you, this top is excellent out on the golf course, and I liked the reasonable price as well. Not to mention it is easy to clean on a cold wash too.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22