Those golfers who prioritise aesthetics will really enjoy the Puma range. I was also impressed by the garments ability to deal with both hot and cold conditions and keep me comfortable throughout with the only negative being that the waterproof suit let in some water towards the end of a particularly long and heavy deluge.
Colourful, vibrant styling but with plenty of performance to back it up that combines to create comfortable and easy-swinging outfits.
Some water got in from somewhere during a persistent heavy rain shower.
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Puma SS17 Apparel Review - Golf Monthly staff member Chris O'Hagan travelled to Ireland and magnificent Old Head Golf Club to test out the latest Puma apparel
Puma SS17 Apparel Review
Tested By: Chris O'Hagan, Hcp 4
Men's Woven Essential Pounce Pant Tailored Colourblock polo PWRwarm ¼ zip fleece Storm jacket Pro Storm pants
Website: eu.puma.com/uk/en/mens/sports/golf (opens in new tab)
In recent years I think Puma have made big strides in the styling of their garments, appealing to far more golfers rather than just a young audience, whilst maintaining the athletic look they are known for. With all of the garments tested I would be happy to wear them off course, away from the golf club as well as on it.
Being tall, I usually find the fit of garments to come up a little short but I must say the Puma garments offered excellent length in body, sleeve and leg. I did find the t-shirt a little tight in the body but this can be combatted by giving attention to the different fits on offer in the range.
All garments were particularly comfortable, offering stretch and breathable fabrics across the range. As above these could easily be worn for off course travel, even on longer journeys, given the softness of the material and versatile look.
Although the waterproof suit looked great, in the extreme weather we played in a little water did get through to my layers underneath and while I can't be sure if it got through the material or came in through the neck, the material didn't repel or bead the water off as much as I'd hoped. That said, the mid layer kept me nice and toasty when the temperature dropped without overheating and causing me to have to remove layers and the soft and stretchy polo shirt material was the ideal primary layer.
Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.
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