Ping Norse Jacket

We test out the Ping Norse jacket on the course at West Hill Golf Club

Ping Norse Jacket Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

The Norse is a very versatile jacket ideal for the changeable winter weather. It’s primary benefit is unquestionably warmth – it’s thicker than many other mid layers you’ll find – so you might find it overkill on especially mild winter days but it barely restricts the swing and the water resistant outer fabric means it’ll be the only outer layer you need for all but the worst weather. Some excellent value for money.

Reasons to buy
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    Very good at keeping you warm on cooler days without overheating or restricting the swing. Surprisingly lightweight and fits well.

Reasons to avoid
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    A touch bulky and the styling is a little uninspiring.

Ping Norse Jacket Review - We wore the new Ping Norse Jacket for a round at West Hill Golf Club. Here is our verdict on its styling and performance

Ping Norse Jacket Review

Aimed At This is aimed at golfers who want a jacket that will keep them warm and don’t want to add an extra layer during a quick rain shower.

Key Technology Made from PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active, which delivers lightweight, high-performance thermal insulation with water resistance. This is combined with a breathable, stretch and water resistant outer fabric for optimum comfort in different playing conditions. Also features two front pockets. A water resistant outer fabric provides light protection from a passing shower.

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How we tested We wore the Norse jacket for a number of rounds in different temperatures and weather conditions to really put it through its paces.

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Styling While the all-black colouring is a tad on the plain side, the quilted front design is very much on trend and you could easily wear it away from the golf course. We also like the lower collar at the front which stops it rubbing on your neck during the swing, the double-zip that makes it easier to remove and the classy Ping logo on the arm.

Playability The jacket seems to fill with air when you put it on, which makes it seem bulky at first, but this soon settles down once zipped up and its actually surprisingly lightweight. While it's probably marginally thicker than other jackets similar in style, it's not to the detriment of the range of motion, which remains unimpaired.

If you do need to take it off to store in your bag, beware it doesn’t fold down particularly small, but once on the elastic cuffs and adjustable waist help it fit nicely to your body shape.

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

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.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


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 87 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 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x