Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer

We test out the Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer on course.

Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A very enjoyable midlayer to play golf in. The fabric is soft and stretchy while the colour options and low collar also make this a very stylish option.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly soft material, stylish colour choices and can be worn on or off the course.

Reasons to avoid
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    The fit is a baggier toward the bottom, creating a bit boxier look.

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In this Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer review, Dan Parker tests out what it is like to play golf in.

Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer Review

Puma advertises its Cloudspun fabric as being 'ultra soft' and the first thing we noticed with this Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 Zip Midlayer is that is indeed ultra soft and the highlight of this classic midlayer top.

It is hard to write about how soft a material is without dipping into hyperbole but take our word for it that the primary material on this midlayer is genuinely and surprisingly soft.

Of course, this incredibly soft material isn't just there to feel nice and Puma have made sure it has performance benefits too.

The Cloudspun fabric is four-way stretch and moisture wicking too, making it nice and easy to swing in while also being a capable midlayer if you get caught out in a rain shower. The fabric is also offers UV protection to keep you protected from the sun out on the course.

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We haven't tested it in properly cold conditions yet, but on a brisk spring day in the UK we found that wearing this and a polo underneath did more than enough to keep us warm and we were surprised at how well it kept out the wind too.

There are plenty of stylish colour choices to go for, but we loved the grey and navy blue options for its versatility in matching with most polos underneath. The modern low collar is a nice touch from Puma too and we think this midlayer looks as good off the course as it does on it.

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Our only disappointment with this top was that - while it fitted nicely across the chest and is a good length on the arms - it was a bit baggy and boxy when it came over the stomach and it might have looked even sharper if it was tapered.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable midlayer to play golf in. The material - as we have highlighted many times - is incredibly soft but this is no gimic and the Puma Cloudspun Stlth 1/4 zip midlayer is as much a performance top as it is a comfortable one.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: Ping G425 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix