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Outerwear is an integral part of every golfer's wardrobe. Dealing with wind, rain and cold is an inescapable part of the game.
Over the years I have noticed that the quality of your outerwear can have a significant influence on your comfort level (and scores). If you go for the cheaper stuff, it usually doesn't offer too much protection. My biggest problem is that budget brands can be uncomfortable while swinging and not last as long. Conversely, premium offering keeps you sufficiently protected and remains viable for years.
If you invest more, you can expect products that have paid close attention to their design and anticipate all the problems golfers have when the weather is less pleasant. In my experience, this is one of the categories in golf that I want to spend extra money on because there is a significant difference.
One of the leaders is Zero Restriction. I've heard about their reputation for years and finally got the chance to try out some of their products. Overall, I think the brand delivers some of the highest quality outerwear in the industry, but doesn't charge prices that are too expensive compared to its ultra-premium competition (check out the end of the article for an exclusive discount code) .
Depending on where you play golf, moisture can become a major problem. As you know, you may be dealing with a pop-up shower or a longer downpour if you play enough golf.
There is nothing worse than having the wrong clothes for work when it rains. I have noticed that cheaper brands do not hold back the water well, are uncomfortable when swinging and do not breathe properly.
I have tried a newer version of Zero Restriction, the Power Torque 1/4 sleeve, which is intended for warmer rain showers. My first impression (and perhaps most important to me) is that it is easy to swing when wearing. It fits snugly around the bottom part of the jacket so it doesn't build up, which is one of my biggest pet peeves with some other rain gear. In addition, it is looser around your chest and shoulders, so that your swing feels unloaded. Zero Restriction is certainly an appropriate name for the brand.
All Zero Restriction waterproof gear has been treated with something called Durable Water Repellent. It has two purposes: to let water bead and not penetrate the outer layer, but more importantly let the material breathe so you don't feel like you are in a steam room underneath.
After wearing the jacket during a rainy lap, I can say that the material keeps both promises. It is a great raincoat, simple and simple.
Wind & Cold
Perhaps the most essential piece of outerwear is a versatile jacket. When it gets colder, windier and in the rain, you need something to protect you from a mixture of all these elements.
I've had quite a few in the past, but the Zero Restriction Z710 might be my favorite.
As with the raincoat, my first impression was comfort when I first put it on. The sleeves are incredibly soft and stretchy, making swinging a golf club very easy. In addition, the fabric in the center of the jacket is made of a warmer, more durable exterior. It offers water protection, plenty of heat and shelter from the wind without being too bulky. I think most people will have a similar reaction to me when they first put it on and declare, "This is really fun." You can see that a lot of thought has gone into the design of each element – the sleeves, pockets, or even how the collar interacts with your neck when fully zipped.
Previously my go-to jack was the Galvin Green Lance Interface, but the Zero Restriction Z710 has changed my mind (it's also considerably less money).
Worth the investment
At the moment I have written many reviews about various products in the golf industry. Sometimes it makes no sense to spend more money on & # 39; premium & # 39; brands. Distance measuring instruments and golf balls come to mind in the direct-to-consumer movement. But not every category can function that way.
With outerwear you generally get what you pay for. I have noticed that if you are willing to spend a little more money up front, you will get a product that performs better and you can easily last 5-10 years. If you are on a budget, you may be a little dissatisfied, and you may be replacing what you initially bought several times.
While there aren't many options, I would say Zero Restriction is one of the best tasks to give you quality designs that protect you on the track without going crazy with the prices. Yes, you will spend more, but some of the ultra-premium brands do charge standout numbers for their products.
Luckily for you, Zero Restriction is part of the Summit Brands family. If you use coupon code PG25 on their site, you will receive a 25% discount.