Sunday, May 13, 2007

Golf Apparel Review: Basic Golf's Golf Shirt

I was recently contacted by Ed at Basic Golf who asked if they could send me a promotional golf shirt. I, never one to turn down such an offer accepted. Please note, this review is not paid, nor asked for by Basic Golf. It's just my opinion.

So, last week I received this navy golf shirt. The first thing I noticed about the shirt was that it was light. Really, really light. It's made out of a material called CoolDry which is sort of like the material that the really good basketball shorts are made out of. Very light, very smooth with little holes in it for "breatheability". It's definitely air permeable. It's designed this way to let sweat out and air in to keep you cooler on the course. I've sweated through a few Ashworth's in my day folks. This is welcome technology we're talking about.

Unfortunately this weekend at golf where I wanted to give it a run was sort of a downer. Well, its just damn cold here right now even with the sun out. So, truth be told I did not get to see this shirt work when I sweat like mad. I'll report back if anyone wants to know how it works out.

What I can tell you about the basic golf shirt is that it's one of the most comfortable shirts i've ever had on. The material being so thin and light really shows up your basic golf polo shirt, and is in terms of fabric quality on par with high end Nike apparel costing $100+/shirt.

The shirts from basic golf are $40. Now that's a hell of a bargain my golfing friends.

Now, the downsides. Basic Golf is only offering 3 colours of shirt right now. One yellow/navy trim, one navy/grey trim, and one grey/navy trim. If you're looking to fill a golf wardrobe with these, unfortunately you can't get the variety yet that would be required. I would also like to see Basic cut some more traditionally designed shirts in some trendier colors as their business grows (it SHOULD these shirts are great).

Anyways, check out Basic Golf's website and make one of their shirts part of your gear purchase this season.

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