This is serious tech and offers great value for money. Every element has been thought out and it performs just as you want it to in extreme weather, plus it looks the part and will appeal to host of ages and tastes.
Lightweight, comfortable fit in a range of different colours and styles. Impressive attention to detail and fantastic tech in the waterproofs
Some may view the styling as mundane and prefer garments that are a little more eye-catching
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Under Armour SS17 Apparel Review - Digital Writer Elliott Heath gives his verdict on the Under Armour Spring/Summer 2017 apparel having tested it in a variety of weather conditions in Ireland
Under Armour SS17 Apparel Review
Tested by: Elliott Heath, Hcp 6
Garments tested: Match Play Taper Pant - RRP £55 Braided Belt - RRP £30 Storm Sweater Fleece - RRP £55 Storm Rain Jacket - RRP £110 Threadborne Jacquard Polo - RRP £65
I loved the simple styling of the UA apparel. I like a classic look with a modern twist and that is exactly what this Under Armour range offers. No outlandish patterns created a more traditional look without looking dated. I love the colours as well, from the bright electric blues to the dark reds, it looks great on the golf course.
The fit on the SS17 range was fantastic, everything fit me like a glove without having to try it on first. I liked the fit on the Storm fleece and the adjustable cuffs on the Storm 3 waterproof. The Storm 3 waterproof jacket is incredibly lightweight and can be worn off the course too on those rainy days. The polo was also a great fit and none of the items rubbed/scratched my neck when fully done-up like some other brands have done to me in the past.
The waterproof Storm 3 jacket especially was incredibly lightweight and very easy to swing in. Everything kept me warm in the wind as well. The shirt and trousers had a great fit and were comfortable to wear when walking and swinging. I would note that I usually wear medium and the SS 2017 range came up perfectly.
I was bone dry in extreme weather so I cannot fault it for this. Even the Storm fleece keeps you dry and in fact repels water when poured on after testing with a water bottle. In 50mph winds and pouring rain my only struggle was that my grips were wet – the waterproofs and apparel were comfortable, kept me warm and bone dry to allow me to enjoy my golf.
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL
Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
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