Keep the breeze at bay with any one of these flash golf wind tops, many of which were on show at this year’s Open Championship at St. Andrews
The end of the summer is nigh and with it comes the unpredictable autumn climate. While the sun may still be shining, the wind can become a cruel mistress with strong gusts knocking pinpoint shots frustratingly off line in the blink of an eye. To make sure you don’t get caught out like Charles Howell III’s caddie (above), it might be worth investing in one of these golf wind tops featured below to make sure you don’t feel the full force of mather nature.
Ping Jas Soft Shell jacket £90 (pingcollection.co.uk)
Part of Ping’s innovative Sensor Warm platform, this four-way stretch jacket is both highly water and wind resistant, lightweight and designed to create minimal noise during the swing. Comes in two colours, black and deep sea blue.
adidas golf climaheat Concept Fill £79.99 (adidasgolf.eu)
As worn by US PGA champion Jason Day at the Open Championship in 2015, this garment is made from adidas’ ClimaHeat fabric, which gives golfers maximum warmth while maintaining freedom of movement. It features bonded quilting and elastic binding for enhanced performance in chilly weather and comes in three colours.
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Under Armour Elemental 1⁄2 zip £75 (Underarmour.co.uk)
UA’s Storm technology is said to repel water without sacrificing breathability. Meanwhile, ColdGear Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain your body heat for extra warmth.
Nike Hyperadapt Shield Jacket £90 (Nike.com/golf)
Offering 100 per cent windproof protection and Hyperadapt technology, which comprises a full stretch design that is much lighter than traditional wind garments. It can also be worn in light rain showers and offers light shower proof protection.
FootJoy Hybrid Jacket £110 (footjoy.co.uk)
The four-way stretch knit sleeves on FJ’s hybrid jacket allow for a full range of motion. Strategically placed insulated panels provide warmth to key areas of the body while a special DWR finish is both durable and water repellent to keep you dry in light rain. Comes in three colours.
Galvin Green BRAD half zip WINDSTOPPER £180 (Galvingreen.com)
This half-zip jacket is made of Galvin Green’s ‘Windstopper’ Soft Shell fabric that is lightweight and versatile, yet effective in keeping the wind at bay. Highly breathable, it has a soft collar and elasticated cuffs on the sleeves, plus a contrasting colour tone on the front zipper as part of a smart tri-colour combination in five different variations.
Puma Warm Storm 1/2/Zip Pop Over £75 (Cobrapumagolf.com)
Designed with serious golfers in mind, Puma’s stormCELL fabric repels water while zip closure pockets will keep your scorecard, gloves and other things dry. Adjustable bungee at the waist allows for a customized fit while the side panels and logos add an extra dose of style.
Oscar Jacobson Marco Tour £90 (sport.oscarjacobson.com)
Mizuno Featherweight Windlite Vest £65 (Golf.mizunoeurope.com)
Mizuno’s lightweight WindLite technology provides a windproof barrier, maintaining a core body temperature.
Ashworth Golf Merino Wool Half-Zip Wind Sweater £119.99 (ashworthgolf.eu)
As worn by Justin Rose at the 2015 Open Championship, the The Ashworth Golf Merino Wool Half-Zip Wind Sweater is made from 100% Merino Wool for a premium soft feel. The inside of the sweater has a stretch woven wind lining to ensure maximum warmth whilst retaining a full range of movement. Available in two colourways.