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Warm jacket for winter suggestions?

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Sluggo, I play all winter in Texas where some days are in the 40's to mid-50's. I don't necessarily own or purchase any expensive golf specific "cool" weather jackets. I rely mostly on layers. On the coldest/coolest days I start with a thermal body layer*, then a long sleeve mock turtle, then a pullover fleece type qtr. zip jacket. Somedays if even a little colder I might wear a zip up heavy type sweater jacket thing that also protects my neck. There's a lot of stuff out there that works and doesn't cost much really. Just buy what you like and appears to be warm. Pretty simple really as the idea is to be warm but not bound-up. If wind is an issue look for a wind barrier lining on the inside of your jacket. If I can keep my core warm without much restriction I can play all day.
* I personally don't like wearing these tight fitting thermal layers but they sure work. I bought mine at Academy for not much. Same concept as UA but without the high price tag.


Man I’d invite 40-50 and someone take this dang rain away. My home course is a lake right now. Cold and wet can’t golf well in that.

But back on point, UA has a “storm” line out that I really like especially the Daytona quarter zip pullover, and the down filled jacket. Both plenty warm and loose.



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I would recommend Kjus. It's a Swiss company with roots in skiing/Alpine sports, but they put out an impressive line of golf clothing. I now have two pullovers from them (one thinner, one thicker, both bought from pro shops), both of which serve their purpose and keep you warm without impeding your swing. I assume some of their items are warmer than what I have, too. Price tag is a little high, but it has been worth it to me. If between sizes, size up - Euro sizes are a bit slimmer.

 

https://www.kjus.com/us/en/neutral/golf/?p=1

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The problem with winter golf jackets (clothing) is the concept that is has to breathable.  When it's below 40 degrees the last thing i want is to feel the wind whistling thru material.  I know someone will say "wear a rain jacket".  Why can't I have a lightly insulated jacket that stops the wind as well ???

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I'm with everyone else on the layering bandwagon.  For a long time I've used very lightweight silk mock-turtlenecks from www.wintersilks.com as my base layer.  These are extremely light, but add a nice warmth.  I'll generally wear a golf polo, then a wool vest, and on top a windshirt.  That's usually fine to around 40 degrees.  If it gets below that, I'll substitute a gore-tex lines wool sweater to cut the wind while adding.warmth.  Those are pricey, but its a lot better than being cold.  A few of those layers are so thin they' add almost no bulk, especially the silk undershirt, and the gore-tex layer in the sweater.  A vest helps keep the trunk insulated while having a relatively small constriction on arm movement.  

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I have a couple of pullovers that are fleece-lined, which is nice (and warmer than a standard pullover). The Adidas Go-To Adapt is warm and has a good fit. Nike also makes a fleece-lined jacket. I usually wear a polo; if it's cold, a base layer; and one of those. If you want something warmer, you could try something with synthetic insulation, like the Nike Aeroloft HyperAdapt, although those can get pretty pricey.

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One of the guys I play with here in Yuma has both a "puffy" jacket and vest; wears the vest most of the time. One is goose down filled and the other a synthetic.  He say's the synthetic is just as warm. I've been wearing golf apparel 1/4 zip, long sleeve pull-overs and put a polar fleece vest over that to start until it warms a bit.  Of course we're talking Yuma cold which, at it's worst with wind chill might be 45F during mid-day play times.

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i like the idea of the puffy jackets.  Some of the golf apparel manufactures are doing that.  Most I seen are in the front only.  I need to keep my back warm.  Most of the reviews I seen also say the wind goes right thru the material.  Designers seem to be going for the look and not function.

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I use the layer approach too. Some form of cold gear shirt from ua or fj, Nike or Oakley. A polo on top of that and then either a cold gear jacket from ua or fj.  If it’s windy a 1/4 zip between the polo and jacket.

if not wanting to layer fj, adidas and puma have some good jackets 

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