Under Armour Golf Apparel 2021
Under Armour Golf Apparel 2021 Review
Under Armour has become a fixture on the golf scene in recent years, getting big names like Jordan Spieth to rep the brand. And really, adding avid golfer Steph Curry into the mix can really help boost the brand, especially with a younger demographic.
As mentioned in last year’s UA golf apparel review, the nice thing about apparel is that it’s not like golf equipment. You can actually look like you know what you’re doing AND get the same performance as the pros. Not exactly something you can say about getting a new driver or set of wedges that may not improve your game.
But getting a fresh new polo or pair of good fitting pants? You’ll get the same performance out of those at your local course as you would if you were playing Amen Corner at Augusta in mid-April.
Here’s a look at some of the offerings from Under Armour golf for the upcoming season.
UA Golf Polos
Golf and polos are like peanut butter and jelly, so we will kick things off here.
UA Performance Polo
This best-selling polo from Under Armour is lighter and more breathable than previous years, making it a good grab for the hot summer days on the links. The sweat wicking, quick-drying material keeps you from feeling like a wet bag on the course.
The 4-way stretch gives you the freedom to swing without worry, and the UPF 40 protection means you have the protection you need against the sun’s harmful rays.
The polos come in solids and a more static design, making them a versatile polo for many outfits.
UA Playoff Polo 2.0
The UA Playoff Polo has many of the same features as the UA Performance Polo. The material seems to have a little more give and stretch to it, and a slightly softer feel than the already soft Performance Polos.
But one of the big differences is the self-collar design, meaning the collar is the same fabric as the shirt itself. The softer fabric and different design options give these polos a slighly more dressed up feel. This Under Armour golf apparel is a good option for golfing, work, or a night on the town.
One of the most underrated features of both polos is the collars. One of the most annoying things about some collared shirts is how they tend to curl or flip, making you look like a hot mess before you even start a round.
Let’s face it: nobody likes a collar that looks like the mustache on a Pringles can. So having a collar that lays flat and stays flat is a very underrated (and much-needed) feature to any good golf polo.
UA Storm Sweaterfleece 1/2 Zip
Under Armour tags this as the “Rain Repellant Sweater” that is lightweight, warm, water-resistant and can be taken anywhere. That about sums it up.
My most often worn piece of Under Armour golf apparel is probably this, because it can be dressed to match several occasions. I wear it often to work, to golf, and have worn it with dress pants and jeans as well. It’s comfortable, looks great, and is easy to add to multiple looks.
UA Storm Sweaterfleece 1/2 Snap
I love half zips and quarter zips. Like many golfers, I have a section of my closet devoted to them. They can be dressed up with a polo or dressed down with a shirt, they’re super comfortable, and are a great extra layer in the cold winter months.
But this is an underrated piece in the Under Armour Golf Apparel lineup. Something as simple as adding buttons instead of a zipper makes this piece a little dressier. And it’s just different, which is a nice reprieve from its usually zippered counterparts.
The fleece itself has a nice soft interior, while the UA Storm Technology on the exterior helps repel water. More impressively, the piece has breathability to it, even with the semi-waterproof characteristics. So staying warm on a misty morning is not only doable, it’s also going to work on days where there’s a crispness to a sunny day without feeling like a greenhouse underneath.
UA Storm Evolution Daytona 1/2 Zip
Not sure how they do it, but this thing is super lightweight, yet surprisingly warm. The puff-ribbed sleeves are a nice design addition, and the material has a good wind-resistance to it. And living in the breezy Midwest, anything that is warm, wind- and rain-resistance and looks nice is going to be well received.
Under Armour Golf Pants
I think golf pants are all I ever wear anymore when it comes to dress pants. They are usually much more comforable and have a lot more stretch and performance than typical slacks, and just fit really well.
When I got to try the UA Iso-Chill Tapered Pants, I was pleasantly impressed. These pants fit great, have great stretch and flexibility, and are nice and lightweight. They have a stretch-engineered waistband, which makes them really comfortable around the waist.
The lightweight stretch-woven fabric has a good amount of breathability without feeling like you are wearing cheap, thin pants. And the best part about these pants? They have a water/stain-resistant finish.
I said this last year: There is always a time and place for a good pair of dress slacks. But on a day-to-day basis, I am taking the style AND comfort of golf pants.
The UA Microthread Golf Mesh Cap has some underrated features to it, notably in the front panels. They aren’t super tall and odd-shaped, while maintaining their curve without getting beat up. The mesh backing is nice and breathable, dries quickly and doesn’t get over-saturated when you start to sweat.
To complete the ensemble, the Webbing Belt 2.0 is fully adjustable, with a webbed construction to provide a hint of flexibility. This belt is subtle, simple and just dressy enough to wear on a regular basis. And it’s reversible, so you get two belts for the price of one.
Under Armour Golf Apparel for Women
We got a chance to review a little sample of the women’s line last year, and we got a lot of positive feedback. So we decided to get our hands on a few more articles this year.
UA Storm Midlayer Full Zip
The Women’s UA Storm Midlayer Full Zip has many of the same characteristics of the sweaterfleece, including its versatility. This understated garment is multifaceted, looking great on the links or out in public. In fact, it would be a great addition if you liked to run and needed something to keep you warm in brisk temperatures.
The full zip is also lightweight, but helps you stay dry and warm with ease. Apparently it’s made of hollow fibers, which help keep the product from looking and feeling bulky and heavy while keeping you dry and warm. It also has open hand pockets, which is also a nice look and inclusion to the product.
UA Zinger Heathered Short-Sleeve Polo
This is a gorgeous and super comfortable polo, and will hopefully come in more color schemes in the years to come. It has the 4-way stretch material, a soft feel to keep you comfortable, and moisture wicking components to keep you dry, all day long.
The buttons on the placket are hidden by fabric, keeping the polo from looking so golfy (I don’t believe that to be a word, but you understand). The anti-odor fabric has some built-in UV protection as well, and does not stick to you as the day wears on.
The Women’s UA Zinger Short-Sleeve Polo has basically all the performance of the Heathered version, save for the hidden buttons. It’s quick-drying, super light and very stretchable, and will give you the performance on the course as well as the style off the course.
If you are in the market for some good golf threads, nice golf accessories or some good new golf spikes, Under Armour has definitely established itself as a brand to trust. The quality is great, the price is comparably good, and the reputation holds up.
There are certainly more affordable options on the market, but the quality or the style usually are the first things to suffer. There are also a lot of higher priced options in the industry, but at some point you stop paying for quality and start paying for logos.
If you are ready to up your golf attire, Under Armour golf apparel is a good place to start.