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
Tested by: Elliott Heath, Hcp 6
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.
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.