Golf Apparel Tested
Club: Oscar Jacobson
Size: Large & 36" waist
Bogart Tour Half=Zip
Kay Tour Polo
Dave Tour Trousers
Like most golfers I always look forward to seeing what the apparel companies come up with in their new yearly summer ranges. Golf fashion not only has to make you look good on the course, but also work with a golfer’s swing so there are no restrictions to a full turn and follow through, while also coping with the changes of weather that can occur during a 4-5 hour round.
This is why your average polo, jumper or trousers from one of the many high street stores may cover one or even two of those basis but they will never cover all three and making the right choice can help improve your golf.
Oscar Jacobson’s most innovative concept the Weather Protection System (WPS) provides a system utilising different layers helping combat whatever the elements can throw at you.
WPS helps to optimise your game, whether you’re playing under the Mediterranean sun or a cold and rainy Scottish links course, the WPS has a three-layer system that ensures you the perfect protection.
The light base layer is breathable and helps wicker moisture away from the body and helps regulate your temperature.
The mid layer keeps you warm, comfortable and helps you retain your body heat, again while wicking away moisture. The fabrics used are merino wool and fleece and work with the base layer on dry, cool, crisp days.
The outer layer is an ultra-light protection made of three layers – a stretch functional fabric on the outside for flexibility, with a soft comfortable lining. The outer layers are wind and waterproof, fast drying and easy to pack and carry in a golf bag. They are also designed with a longer back hem that gives you extra protection when you lean forward to address the ball.
Oscar Jacobson has been involved in golf since the 1970's including forming a long term partnership with the Ryder Cup. The combination I tested were the Wyatt V-Neck, Villeroy Tour Vest, Bogart Tour Half Zip, Kay Tour Polo shirt and Dave Tour Trousers in white, black, grey and red.
The WPS system works perfectly and as I travel and play in different countries with varying climates being able to mix and match the different colours and layers to make them work with that days particular temperatures and elements.
The other great thing about the OJ range is they look good on and off the course and when my daughter told me the grey Dave Tour Trousers made me look slimmer, well that was good enough for me!
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