Adidas SS17 Apparel - Golf Monthly Senior Content Editor Tom Clarke travelled to Ireland and magnificent Old Head Golf Club to test out the latest adidas apparel

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Adidas spring/summer 2017 apparel

Pros:

  • Unique use of grey with small details of bright colours was visually very appealing. Soft material was very comfortable and performed well.

Cons:

  • The sizing came out larger than expected so be sure to try before you buy.

Product:

Adidas SS17 Apparel

Manufacturer:

Adidas SS17 Apparel

Tested By: Tom Clarke, Hcp 18

Garments Tested:

Ultimate 365 3-Stripes Tapered Pants
Competition Sweatshirt
Body Map Competition Polo Shirt
Climastorm Provisional Rain Pants
Climaproof Heathered Rain Jacket

Website: adidas.co.uk/men-golf

Tom Clarke adidas ss17 Apparel

Styling

The all-grey look on the apparel we were supplied looks surprisingly good to the eye and is a little different to that of other brands. The waterproofs were stylish and modern in appearance although the adidas logo on the arm of the jacket was probably larger than it needed to be.

Fit

I am 6 foot 3inches tall and 18 stone so was therefore surprised to discover that the extra large size I normally wear came out a little baggy on me. From this I would recommend going for a size smaller that you would normally or at least trying the garments on before committing to a size.

Comfort

All the adidas apparel was very comfortable to wear in a variety of weather conditions, keeping the wind out and the warmth in to desirable amounts. The soft material of the mid layer got a big thumbs up, as did the stretchy nature of the polo shirt, allowing me to swing freely without losing much speed despite wearing multiple layers.

Performance

The conditions that the waterproofs faced at Old Head were very tough and I wasn’t surprised to see that some water got to the mid-layer underneath. It’s unlikely that the water came in through the material itself, more likely down the neck or under the cuffs, but we were playing in brutal conditions. In terms of protection from the wind and playability, all the garments were excellent.

Verdict

I particularly like the look of the apparel and especially the grey trousers that are brighter than some golf trousers on the market and different to the ordinary chino. The outerwear worked well in the wind.