Ping Norse S2 Zoned Jacket

Our verdict on the new Ping Norse S2 Zoned Jacket

Ping Norse S2 Zoned Jacket Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

On all but the wettest and coldest of days, the Ping Norse S2 Zoned jacket will serve you well - providing freedom with which to swing along with protection from the cold and wind to let you focus on the shot in hand in total comfort and looking the part out on the course. We really can't fault it.

Reasons to buy
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    Stylish, supremely comfortable and provides excellent protection from the wind while also being warm and water resistant.

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited colour options available.

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In this Ping Norse S2 Zoned Jacket review, Joel Tadman tests it out on the course over multiple rounds to assess the performance on offer

Ping Norse S2 Zoned Jacket Review

The golf mid-layer has to do lots of different jobs and the new Ping Norse S2 Zoned jacket ticks many, if not all the boxes a golfer is looking for.

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Firstly, we think it looks the part. We tested it in the Oxford blue colourway (it also comes in black) and the quilted top section combines neatly with the rest of the jacket while the light blue colour details ensure it pops off the shelf.

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The fit is also excellent. Snug but not restrictive and we like how the arms aren’t too long to be distracting, although the elasticated cuffs ensure there’s no swing interference.

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The soft, stretchy nature of the material and the lightweight nature of the jacket overall means it’s very comfortable and easy to swing in, almost moving with you as you compelete your swing.

We were surprised at how effective it was at keeping the wind out. Testing on a blustery day, we barely felt the wind through the material, which meant it also kept us warm enough too.

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The double zip at the bottom went redundant for us, but it’s there if you need a little more room around the top of your waist.

We were also wearing during a passing shower and noticed the jacket did a good job at keeping the water at bay. It's not waterproof, but should withstand a passing downpour or light rain that persists for a little longer.

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The collar isn’t too high, which can be annoying, and the material has a soft texture to it as to not create irritation against your neck.

The fact the material is so thin means you can easily combine it with other layers if you want to, but with a polo shirt underneath you will find this jacket provides the protection you need on most days during winter.

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