Reflo Barents Mid Layer Review

In this Reflo Barents mid layer review, we head out on the links to provide our verdict

Reflo Barents Mid Layer Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A super lightweight mid layer that’s suitable for all seasons. We love the fresh look, and enjoyed the comfort it offered. It's amazing what can be created from recycled plastic.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight and breathable

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    Athletic style

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    Extremely comfortable

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    Likely to get plenty of use

Reasons to avoid
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    Offers limited protection from the rain

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Reflo’s aim is to drive positive impact in the world we live and to make sustainable choices simple for everyone. Its clothing is made from advanced technical fabrics woven from recycled plastic. The fabrics it creates adhere to multiple sustainability certifications including Global Recycled Standard, Bluesign, Oetko-Tex and U Trust.

When you buy a Reflo product, you’re told a tree gets planted, and if you scan a QR code, another one goes into the ground. The brand’s quest to help save the planet is impressive, as is its range of golf apparel, as we recently discovered. 

How tall am I/what is my build?
Approximately 6ft 1in. Slim build.

What do I normally wear – does it come up big/small?
Medium for polo shirts, jackets and mid layers will normally fit perfectly.

How did it fit/feel/perform?
Reflo describes the fit as ‘streamlined’. There’s no bulking up of any material as you play, but neither is there a feeling like it’s too snug. When you have loose material it can be a distraction. On top of this, baggier fits don’t tend to look as smart. The fit with this Barents mid layer was just right. It’s lightweight, too, and easy to pull on and off, and store in your golf bag if you need to.

Reflo’s TMPCNTRL technology allows unwanted heat to leave your body, keeping you at the optimal temperature. On a cool February day (approximately 8°C), it seemed to do just that. That’s not to say on colder days, and when the wind gets up, that another layer might not be more suitable, but this versatile mid layer will suit plenty of weather conditions in the UK.

Reflo Barents Mid Layer Review

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Any extra details we noticed?
The collar fits nicely around your neck, a small detail but some garments can be a bit fiddly and uncomfortable in this department. The zip guard aids comfort and is a clever addition. The brand’s logo, on the rear of the collar, also looks really smart – plus you get the Relfo lettering on the right shoulder. Both catch the eye. Meanwhile, the soft-feeling material on the inside boosts its comfort levels.

Reflo Barents Mid Layer Review

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We tried the navy Barents mid layer, which, with white panels across the top of the back and down the sides, offers a sporty look. It also comes in black, plus there's aqua and orange for those looking for a brighter option.

Can you wear it off the course?
Unlike the Reflo Lapter hoody, this isn’t a garment you’d necessarily wear off the course. You could, of course, only it does say ‘golf’ more than the hoody does.

How does it come out of the wash/do you need to iron it?
Machine wash cold. Tumble drying is not necessary. Reflo is designed for fast and effective air drying, keeping energy costs – and carbon footprints – down. If you think it needs an iron, do so on low. 

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Michael Weston
Contributing editor

Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.