With its raised logos and tapered raglan seams, the Bohai polo is a stylish offering.
Made from recycled waste
Offers UV protection
The Reflo lettering on the inside may come loose in the wash
Colours not very adventurous with this particular shirt
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Reflo might not be a name that you’re too familiar with. Here we have a brand that is committed to making 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, and the fabrics it creates adhere to multiple sustainability certifications, including Global Recycled Standard, Bluesign, Oetko-Tex and U Trust.
When you purchase a Reflo product, you’re told a tree gets planted – and if you scan a QR code, another one goes into the ground. The sustainability story behind the brand is really impressive, but how do products made from recycled plastic look and perform?
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?
It’s incredible what can be created from recycled plastic. You wouldn’t know this was the case. The material is soft to touch and very comfortable to wear.
This particular block polo is available in three colours – white, black and grey (pictured). It features TMPCNTRL technology, which allows unwanted heat to leave your body, keeping you at the optimal temperature. The fabric also gives the wearer a UV shield.
Normally a medium would fit me perfectly, which it did in all areas apart from being a little short in length. It just meant there were times that the shirt came loose, although with Reflo’s Sidra chino trousers, you do benefit from an inner waistband that prevents this from happening. However, you may find that going up a size in the polo shirt gives you a better fit.
I wore the polo over a base layer and underneath the Reflo Barents Mid Layer on a chilly February morning. It might be made from recycled plastics, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to find yourself uncomfortably warm – its breathable qualities are evident. It’s designed to be stretchy, too, and that much was obvious after playing just a handful of golf shots.
Any extra details we noticed?
As with many of Reflo’s garments, it has the logo on the rear, just below the collar, which adds a bit of style, as does the Reflo lettering across the left shoulder. Meanwhile, there’s additional branding on the right sleeve – nothing bold, just a subtle detail.
Can you wear it off the course?
Unlike the Reflo Lapter hoody, this polo shirt isn’t one you’d necessarily be looking to wear off the course – it’s more one to keep exclusively for the golf wardrobe.
How does it come out of the wash/do you need to iron it?
Machine wash cold. Do not tumble dry. Reflo is designed for fast and effective air drying, keeping energy costs – and carbon footprints – down. You can iron on low, but you may find that it’s not required.
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