Ping Norse Primaloft Zoned Jacket

We test one of Ping's new offerings for Autumn/Winter

Ping Norse Primaloft Zoned Jacket
Golf Monthly Verdict

A premium jacket, this will make you feel prepared for all the elements British weather can throw at you.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight, warm, stylish and breathable, this jacket will complement your swing on the golf course.

Reasons to avoid
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    The elastic cuffs could have been a little tighter.

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Ping Norse Primaloft Zoned Jacket Review - We test out this versatile new jacket from Ping.

Ping Norse Primaloft Zoned Jacket Review

This is for golfers seeking a warm, stylish and versatile jacket to wear through the changing seasons.

Key Technology The Norse Primaloft Zoned is part of a range that includes the Norse and Norse Fleece. It is engineered for warmth and wind protection using Zoned Primaloft Silver Active Insulation on the upper front and back, combined with a lightweight, stretch outer fabric. It also has a highly breathable and water-resistant finish.

Verdict We found the Ping Norse Primaloft Zoned to be a very versatile jacket both on and off the golf course, ideal for the changeable weather we’re so accustomed to here in the UK. It comfortably keeps you warm in the morning chill, but there seemed to be less of a need to remove it as temperatures increased.

You notice how lightweight it is and there’s a surprising amount of protection from the wind and rain, meaning you can leave it on during a light passing shower. The two front pockets come in handy without adding excess bulk, and while we would have preferred the elasticated cuffs to fit a little tighter, overall we felt completely prepared tackling the British elements wearing it.

Styling It manages to look both premium and understated. It feels soft to touch and is surprisingly lightweight and stretchy when you swing.

Features The drawstring hem at the waist allows for a tailored fit and the low-cut collar ensures it doesn’t interfere with your swing. There’s also a double-zip if you need it.

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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 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 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x