We wanted to keep going in same direction as with our other recent golf outerwear listings with our best new mens golf jackets 2021/2022 rankings. While our best golf rain gear focused on staying dry, here we will focus on outer layers to keep you warm and protected from the wind while remaining agile.
With the changing of the seasons more often than not those early morning tee times can leave you feeling frozen and golf season has come and gone. Even if it is just to keep the core temperatures warm until the sun gets a little higher in the sky it is important to have a jacket that keeps you comfortable on those cooler mornings and evenings.
Also, for those golfers who are from or enjoy travelling to coastal regions to play know very well how the cold the winds can be coming off the ocean and sea. Some years back while playing on a golf trip to Scotland I can remember experiencing what felt like every season in the same day. For occasions such as these having a quality garment that can breathe and still keep the elements at bay is equally good for your health as well as your score.
Some golfers do prefer wearing mid layers opposed to wearing jackets to stay warm. And maybe of these days we will take a look some of those options as well. But in this article, we will keep our focus on the golf jacket market and hopefully help you find something you will be happy with.
Just as a footnote, remember that our intention is to keep this and similar articles dynamic during the course of the next year forward. If we get our hands on something new and of interest, we will add it to its rightful place on our mens golf jackets 2021/2022 list so it might be worth taking a look from time to time to see what changes.
J. Linderberg Alex Mid Layer Golf Jacket
When we started to discuss our preferences in golf jackets it was a very interesting to just sit back and listen. Universally everyone emphasized the importance of freedom of movement but it was interesting how quickly style and branding became of importance to some. I guess it should come of no surprise when thinking of the stereotypical country club atmosphere. What also was unanimously agreed was J. Linderberg has been delivering quality golf apparel since day one that not only scores on style and design but also is a leader in performance and the Alex Mid Layer Golf Jacket is no exception.
This is a super lightweight mid layer that is perfect for those who are looking to just add a little warmth or cover. It is a great also as a layer below your waterproofs on cooler days since the fit is not restrictive. That being said the elasticated cuffs and Oeko-tex fabric stay close enough to your body that you are also not feeling like you are burdened by cumbersome layers.
There are ventilation panels on the back and under the sleeves and when combined with the quick drying breathable fabric the Alex Mid Layer does its best to keep you dry and comfortable at all times. It is quite often an option for me when I just want to throw on a t-shirt and head to the range since it keeps me looking presentable with minimal effort.
So, if you are looking for performance mid layer the Alex golf jacket is worth taking a look.
Lululemon Engineered warmth jacket
The Lululemon Engineered warmth jacket is not specifically branded as a golf jacket as much as Lululemon itself does not manufacture a dedicate golf line of apparel. What they do however is make exceptionally well-made products that with top quality materials and attention to every detail. Supporting the claim is the fact that this Canadian company has been selected as the official outfitter for the Canadian Olympic team beginning with the 2022 Winter games.
The Engineered warmth jacket has a 100% merino wool Interior face which is soft against the skin and helps the body maintain is regular body temperature. The 4 way stretch material contours your body incredibly well without leaving you feeling constrained at any point during a full swing. When I tried gave it a try, I did not fell I was wearing a jacket anymore than feeling like I am wearing a perfectly fitting golf glove. When looking at sizing options keep in mind it is a slim fit sizing so for those who don’t quite fit that description you might need to size up.
The jacket is lightweight but does provide a little more warmth that similar weighted jackets so it is perfect for when cooler temperatures kick in. It is not a winter jacket but it will be more than adequate as a shoulder season garment.
What I also loved about the jacket is that it is not a “golf” jacket but still out performs many on the market. So, for those of you who like to have your own style, you are less likely to be teeing up with someone wearing the same outfit. Not to mention you would also have a hard time finding better looking athletic outer wear so transition to the 19th has never been easier.
So, for those of you who are not familiar with the Lululemon brand the Engineered warmth jacket would be a great place to change that.
- Lululemon Engineered Warmth Jacket
- Designed to perform outdoors. This merino wool-blend jacket has an engineered knit that creates a 3D texture for added warmth, and four-way stretch fabric for range of motion.
- Designed for Training Soft, Merino Wool-Blend Fabric Slim Fit
- Interior face of fabric is 100% merino wool, which is naturally thermoregulating and soft against skin Please refer to care content label for fibre content details Four-way stretch
- Zippered pocket with a hidden phone sleeve
Oscar Jacobson Rowland Full Zip Jacket
It should not be a surprise that a company that has been involved in the fashion industry for more than 100 years can make a stylish jacket that looks as good on the golf course as is does off of it. The Oscar Jacobson Rowland Full Zip Jacket does exactly that. What is more impressive is the jacket not only looks great but performs extremely well allowing the golfer to go after the ball with an unrestricted full range of movement.
The Rowland is a lightweight softshell jacket that not only provides full windproof protection but has a high degree of water resistance allowing you to withstand the odd shower and not have to switch to your rain gear. It is warm enough to handle the autumn months comfortably and the water-resistant fabric also quickly dries to limit the probability that precipitation passes when facing on again, off again ran showers.
Oscar Jacobson is a premium golf and clothing brand so the jacket does not come cheap. Having said, there is more than enough quality in the jacket to justify the price. When you take a closer look at the lines and cut of the jacket you start to realize the differences between the Rowland and more typical sport apparel manufacturers.
For myself and many golfers when playing a more serious round on the course scoring is important but it is also important to also look the part. And make no mistake the Rowland Full Zip Jacket is a serious looking golf jacket that will protect you from the elements without getting in the way of your golf game.
- 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
- Water repellent
- Practical chest pocket
- Elasticated drawstring at hem
Under Armour Storm Daytona Golf Jacket
Under Armour may not be trending as much as some of the Euro Nordic labels have been in recent years. But what it continues to do is supply the golf industry with quality apparel at significantly lower prices. And the Storm Daytona Mens Golf Jacket is just another great example.
It adapts and breaths well to temperature changes keeping you warm when it’s cool, but letting out extra heat as the day gets going. I am a golfer who does prefer cooler that hotter temperatures and I did manage to stay comfortable in the Storm Daytona a little longer than I would have with many other jackets.
There is a touch of elegance/class to the jacket but the sporty look is still dominant. It is available in 4 colors and 6 sizes there should be an option that works well for most golfers. I found the jacket to fit true to size and I did not feel constricted during play from tee or fairway.
If you are looking for an everyday golf jacket that is suited for cooler temperatures and that won’t hurt the wallet you might want to take a look this way.
- Material: 91% Polyester / 9% Elastane
- The Storm Daytona is built to adapt to the temperature which will keep you warm in cold weather
- It is also built with UA Storm technology that will repel water
- The breathable insulation works with a lightweight, smooth spacer fabric for the right amount of warmth
- There are open hand pockets that are great for storing an extra ball or two and golf tees