It used to be that gearing up for winter golf conditions comprised of a thick, PVC waterproof over an equally thick knitted jumper which would have the advantage of keeping you warm but costing much mobility. What’s more, if water seeped in, the jumper would swell up and you’d end up chaffing and itching, and wet. Not ideal.
In this winter buying guide, after first getting hold of a base layer, we’re rounding up some of our favourite mid layers and jumpers that will keep you warm while avoiding these traditional problems, allowing you to swing with freedom and letting sweat wick out while preventing water leaks.
FJ ThermoSeries Midlayer
FootJoy’s midlayer option, designed to be pressed between a base layer and an outer shell, provides protection from cold while also allowing plenty of stretch for flexibility with the swing, comfort and a rich texture and detail which have it looking the part.
Mizuno Breath Thermo Move Down Gilet
For those who like the gilet style, this layer by Mizuno would be an ideal addition to your winter wardrobe. It fits snugly around the body, trapping warm air, but does not sacrifice flexibility. It’s also versatile and can be worn just as effectively away from the course as on it.
Ellesse Ladies Dellia Half Zip Golf Midlayer
This is surely one of the most stylish ladies midlayers available right now with a classily understated two tone look that we think is great. It boasts a performance construction for full mobility and also has cut and sew panels and quilted upper body to keep you shielded from the elements.
Stromberg Ladies Saso Half Zip Golf Midlayer
American Golf is currently offering 3 for 2 on this popular midlayer so now is definitely the time to buy. It comes with a beautifully detailed leaf patterning and also features stretch fabrics to allow a close fit with freedom of movement. A front zip gives adjustability.
Stromberg Junior Leader Golf Hoodie
This hoody for the kids has a modern design that offers an adult look for the junior player. Like many on this list it features stretch fabrics and a water repellant finish to ensure great fit, movability and water resistance.
Mizuno Winter Breeze Block ¼ Zip
A bold, contrasting and athletic design. Midweight, with a comfortable relaxed cuff. The subtle design provides a smart, colour contrast on and off the fairways. The athletic fit provides warmth without compromising any freedom of movement. The relaxed cuff design offers a comfortable design with a stylish, modern finish. Available in four colour options, Grey, Blue, Olive and Purple.
Mizuno Winter Breeze Elite ¼ Zip
A classic golf style with an athletic design. Midweight, with a comfortable relaxed cuff. With contrasting shoulder piping and Runbird on chest and yoke. The Breeze Elite ¼ Zip with its unique shoulder piping and relaxed cuff for an athletic fit is available in four colour options, Grey, Blue, Black and Purple.
Galvin Green Daxton
A highly breathable half-zip sweater that delivers outstanding thermal insulation. Contrast sleeve piping and print on the right chest makes it a very presentable option for both on and off the course. This garment belongs to a new eco-generation of INSULA fabric made 100% from recycled plastic bottles. Available in seven striking colourways.
Galvin Green Leroy
A classic INTERFACE-1 gilet with contrasting Thermore padding to guarantee warmth in cold weather. Offering a striking look, the windproof and water-resistant vest incorporates two front pockets and an elasticated drawstring at the hem to provide a comfortable fit.
Galvin Green Devlin
Designed using the highly breathable and thermal regulating INSULA fabric, the Devlin hoodie offers unmatched comfort and warmth during cooler conditions, while the on-trend styling ensures the garment is suitable for use both on and off the course.
Designed to perform in cold weather and rain while providing comfort, the Marshall is a very good-looking midlayer with thermal and water-resistant properties. It is also naturally breathable and very mobile, so won’t impede your swing.
This is designed to enhance warmth and water resistance, putting you in great shape for surviving the toughest days on the course. It traps warmth and resists wind-chill, while doing all this and remaining weightlessness. It also has a half zip and a PING logo on the rear neck.
This stylish vest has a pebble dashed print without sacrificing any performance. It has lightweight insulation to keep you warm while stretching well and giving wind and water resistance. It is also breathable and has a full-zip opening.
Galvin Green Chester
A modern golf sweater knitted in a soft merino wool designed to deliver incredible warmth and comfort. The half zip on the high collar makes it easy to wear both on and off the course, while the soft natural fibre provides incredible temperature regulation.
Oscar Jacobson Waldorf Pin
Ideal for layering over your favourite polo shirt, this luxuriously constructed half zip sweater features a ribbed hemline, collar and cuffs. Woven from the finest hand selected 100% Combed Twist Cotton, renowned for its super soft touch and durability. Provides comfort, versatility and effortless style.
Under Armour CG Reactor Vlap Golf Vest
ColdGear reactor insulation operates here to adapt to activities, providing comfort whatever the conditions. Quilting is present which traps heat while still allowing airflow to stop you overheating. Several fabrics are woven with a lightweight stretch-woven fabric and a smooth ripstop woven fabric.
Under Armour Storm Daytona Vest
This is a quality golf knit sweater, which repels water through the means of a breathable insulated material, paired with a lightweight, smooth space fabric to bring warmth without the bulk. A woven overlay looks excellent, with a classic appearance belying the modern technology beneath.
FJ Thermal Hoodie (£99.50)
Designed to retain body heat in cold and windy conditions, this thermal layer gives style and performance. FootJoy’s burst into the future also have a DWR finish that helps repel water, whether in a light rain or mist. It’s available in either charcoal with black and orange tones, navy with navy and red or a tonal red and black model.