One of the best aspects of golf is that it can be played most of the year. We’re wearing shorts and a polo shirt one minute and then there aren’t enough layers on the planet to keep the cold at bay the next. Introducing the Sunderland Technical Padded Jacket when it comes to the latter. When playing in lower temperatures, golfers are frequently forced to choose between comfort and warmth. Less clothes allow for more movement, but they might also result in a cold and unhappy round. Sunderland, fortunately, has us covered with this jacket.
I’ve put this jacket through its paces ten times now, and each time it has exceeded my expectations. This is a padded jacket with a quilted inner layer that provides outstanding warmth, to the point where I had to remove layers underneath it (which is something I have never done when playing in colder temperatures). It also features a high collar and chin guard to keep the cold air out.
I have not yet had the opportunity to put it to the test in sub-zero weather, but I have worn it on early morning and late night walks when the temperatures are at their lowest and can firmly say that it works. I tested this jacket in temps ranging from 3 to 6 degrees Celsius.
Although warm, the jacket is surprisingly light, making swinging a golf club a breeze. It’s also rain and shower proof, so you won’t be worried about changing into another jacket when the rain showers arrive. I would be hesitant to use it in heavy rain because it is not completely waterproof, but it does provide effective protection.
The jacket has three pockets, one on each side of the hip and one on the chest, so it’s really practical. These are great for storage without sacrificing mobility, and they also provide the same waterproof protection, so you can keep your glove dry in between shots if you want to.
This jacket is incredibly useful and will be an essential piece for me in the winter, as we’ve discussed, but it is also fashionable. The days of needing to choose between the two are over! There are six various color selections to choose from, each with its own distinct characteristics. It’s not only appropriate for the golf course, but it’d also be appropriate for any outside activity (within reason). As I previously stated, I have worn this on early morning and late night hikes and would anticipate that others will do so as well.
The logo is something I usually appreciate about Sunderland clothes, and this is no exception. This jacket has only one logo, which is positioned on the back of the collar. This is a refined look in my opinion. Because cost is subjective, I’m hesitant to say too much about it, but at $97, I think it’s a good deal. This would be a worthwhile investment both on and off the golf course during the winter months when temperatures might drop dramatically.
The fit of this jacket is my only complaint. I normally wear a size large, but in this jacket, I went up a size (XL) and still found it to be a touch snug, so take that into account when making your purchase. If you have the opportunity, I would recommend trying it on before purchasing.
Original article posted on GolfMonthly.com