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Six of the Best: Windshirts for Winter
For those of us looking to keep warm this winter, you really can’t go too far wrong with a golf windshirt. Made from the finest durable materials and often layered for strong wind buffering, these jackets are exactly what the golfer ordered when it comes to staying toasty warm during the latter months of the year.
We stock a huge range of golf windshirts from all the biggest brands, including Callaway, Nike, adidas, Galvin Green and PING to name just a few. Head over to our Golf Windshirts section for the full range available.
Of course, we know that sometimes too much option can lead to trouble when trying to choose which windshirt is best for you or a loved one. So we’ve tried to make things a bit easier with our six of the best.
We have tried and tested every windshirt we stock and these are just six of the very best outdoor attires we found worked wonderfully well in cold or blustery weather.
1. Under Armour Storm Links Windshirt
With the Under Armour Storm Links Windshirt you can stay one step ahead of the weather. Designed for golfers, this windshirt is ideal protection from the elements as it offers storm gear fabrics featuring a DWR finish which repels water without taking away breathability. The fabric also uses hollow fibres to trap warmth and leave you feeling comfortable on those really chilly golf days.
2. PING Orbital II Fleece Jacket
Considered more a jacket than windshirt, the PING Orbital II Fleece Jacket has all the characteristics of a windshirt but looks and feels more like a nice warm coat. Engineered for golfers, no elements are able to penetrate through the thermal zip, water-resistant fabrics – thus ensuring total comfort throughout your round. Stretch fleece at back and on sleeves enables freedom of movement, while the jacket’s 2 front zip pockets ensures warm hands on extra mornings.
3. Mizuno Golf WindLite Windshirt
There’s no better feeling than knowing you’re completely protected from the cold while enjoying a few rounds in winter. That’s why so many players love the fit and feel of the Mizuno Golf WindLite Windshirt, which works to keep you warm and dry year-round. Thanks to WindLite Technology, blustery winds will be kept at arms-length to ensure a comfortable game, while the windshirt is extremely lightweight in construction and offers zero restrictions on golf swing.
4. Stuburt Cyclone Soft Shell Windshirt
The Stuburt Cyclone Soft Shell Windshirt is battle-hardened outwear ideal for winter golf. Made from soft and comfortable materials with a built-in outer shell technology, this attire is so strong nothing will get through. With elasticated cuffs and adjustable draw cord at hem topping it off, this windshirt allows excellent freedom of movement, 2 side pockets and chest pocket for valuables. There really isn’t much better out there right now.
5. Calvin Klein Hooded Lined Ladies Windshirt
The only word to describe the look, feel and performance of the Calvin Klein Hooded Lined Ladies Windshirt is luxurious. Fully-lined with an insulation layer to block out wind and chill factor, your golf swing will be unhindered and as close to perfect as possible due to feeling warmer and more comfortable. Freedom of movement and stretch fabric blended into the material, coupled with a full zipper, side front pocket and CK logo embroidered on front left hem, this is a windshirt which needs to be taken everywhere during the winter months.
6. Galvin Green Brad Windshirt
The Galvin Green Brad Windshirt is the crème de la crème of golf windshirts. Excellent wind protection thanks to its WINDSTOPPER® membrane, it has the highest level of breathability and water-resistance for all-round perfect performance.
The WINDSTOPPER® membrane is an ultra-thin, totally windproof protective layer which is laminated to a lightweight textile layer. The membrane is made of the versatile polymer, which is expanded to create a microporous structure. These micropores are 900 times larger than water vapour molecules, allowing perspiration to pass through unhindered.
The Multi-Layer Concept by Galvin Green is a full range of high-tech garments, designed to match and function in combination – whatever the weather. All Galvin Green garments are specially developed for the game of golf. Designed by golfers, for golfers. Outer Protection // Shell Layer
Shell Layer garments are specially developed to provide maximum protection against rain and wind, and at the same time allow moisture and excess heat inside to escape.