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What's your apparel strategy when it's really cold?


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#1 H823Putt

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Just wondering what seems to be the best combo to keep warm when the temp's are in the 30's...  I have all the gear, but don't know what the right combo is.. I've got compression (under armour).. I've got Mizuno breath.. Various jackets/pullovers/rain gear... I think you know what I'm talking about...  What seems to be the best combo to keep warm and still be able to make a golf swing..???

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

UA charged cotton long sleeve shirt
Cashmere sweater
Marmot ROM (range of motion) jacket if it is windy
UA long johns
Wind pants
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

Used to play a lot of winter golf in the uk. Links and Parkland. On a dry but cold day my general set up was.

Under Armour Conpresion Vest
Long Sleave Polo
Cashmere or Merino Jumper
Corduroys
Dry joys

Galvin Green Rainsuit
Hat/mittens

I live in Australia now so not as much a problem but I do miss winter golf!!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

sub-40* = dont play

otherwise, base layer is the key...

high-tech moisture wicking base (ua-nike-etc
long sleeve cotton weeve 2nd layer
insulated, breathable top layer (or vest)

rain pants on top of jeans

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

I use under armour Cold Gear top and bottom, with a sweater and either a Nike or Under Armour Vest.  I also wear the cold gear under my pants.  Also if it's windy, and cold....I don't play.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

Toe warmers, back warmer, hand warmers tucked inside mittens between shots.

UA Cold Gear, Cabin socks

Khakis, sweater, etc

Cart cover/heater.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:28 AM

30* isnt, "really cold". LOL  To answer the question though, I go with the addition of a windbreaker sweater.  For me, thats all thats needed to stay warm.  If its really wind or if its right around 30* I may go with a beanie but even then it would have to be some pretty signifigant windchill for me to break out the beanie.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

UA cold gear compression turtleneck
UA loose long sleeve
Golf shirt
Nike pullover

UA long johns / UA cold gear pants

Good golf winter hat

Titleist cart mitts with heat warmers in the pockets

Fly fishing buff for your neck, bought at Orvis - aka that weird neck thing Martin Kaymer wore in Scottsdale last year.

28* was the coldest I was at the range last year and wasnt cold.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

FJ Baselayer
Long Sleeve Polo
Fleece pullover
compression long johns
Tossel Cap
Hand Warmers in pockets

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

UA cold gear base layer (top and bottoms)
Long sleeve polo
Merino wool sweater
Craghopper or similar windproof trousers

Beanie type hat

love playing on cold crisp sunny winters days


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Guys, it doesn't matter what your outdoor activity is.  The strategy is ALWAYS the same.  With golf, you just need to make sure the cut and articulation is geared towards mobility without binding.

3 layers top, 2-3 layers bottom.  

Top layers:

Fitted base layer (Icebreaker Merino or top of the line synthetic [i.e. Patagonia Capilene 3/4])
-This acts as a moisture wicking solution above all else

Insulating mid-layer such as fleece or down for the cold days

Shell outer layer
-This layer depends on conditions.  Gore-Tex is water and windproof.  Windstopper is windproof and water resistant.  Overall, make sure this garment moves well with your body.

Bottoms are easy.  Base layer like on top and have a good shell outer layer.  If you need a mid-layer on the bottom than golf is out anyway, as the ground will be frozen.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:54 AM

Will play if the course is open regardless of temp.

Will normally wear:

UA coldgear mock
sweater
1/4 zip windproof thing
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Beanie (absolute must)
Mittens for between shots
long johns if its brutally cold
waterproof trousers (mine have belt loops so I just wear them as my normal trousers whenever it is wet and/or reasonably cold)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

Hoodie under a sweater vest
Sweat pants under rain pants
Wool socks and watch cap

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

Bottom to top -
thicker socks
UA cold gear long johns
thin sweatpants - only if under 40*
FJ rain pants

UA long john top
Sweater or long sleeve polo
Adidas clima warm fleeze pullover
Winter hat

I play down to 30* depending on wind.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

View PostSPIF, on 26 November 2012 - 11:10 AM, said:

Guys, it doesn't matter what your outdoor activity is.  The strategy is ALWAYS the same.  With golf, you just need to make sure the cut and articulation is geared towards mobility without binding.

3 layers top, 2-3 layers bottom.  

Top layers:

Fitted base layer (Icebreaker Merino or top of the line synthetic [i.e. Patagonia Capilene 3/4])
-This acts as a moisture wicking solution above all else

Insulating mid-layer such as fleece or down for the cold days

Shell outer layer
-This layer depends on conditions.  Gore-Tex is water and windproof.  Windstopper is windproof and water resistant.  Overall, make sure this garment moves well with your body.

Bottoms are easy.  Base layer like on top and have a good shell outer layer.  If you need a mid-layer on the bottom than golf is out anyway, as the ground will be frozen.

Agree.  And it should be pointed out to anyone who's wearing cotton as a base/mid layer is wasting there money on a breathable shell or any other wicking fabrics.  Cotton holds moisture, so a sweatshirt, tshirt, or sweatpants will have you cold and clammy underneath your $200 gore shell.  Stick with synthetics and proper wicking layers.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

Personally I have found that I don't like tight fitting items.  I go with one standard shirt layer, then either thermal underwear top under that, or a sweatshirt on top, and then finally a ZR rain/wind jacket that blocks the wind.  This and a beanie (maybe 2 if really cold) keeps me toasty.  Any more layers or with tight fitting things, my swing goes haywire.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

House shoes, lap robe, recliner.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

View Postfarmer, on 01 December 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

House shoes, lap robe, recliner.

That's my strategy too. But for those of you who can brave temperatures under 70*, someone mentioned Icebraker base layers above. Their product and others like it are far superior to Under Armour, Nike, Adidas, and the other usual suspects.

The Icebreaker New Zealand wool keeps you super warm yet it breathes better than most synthetic fibers. Also, the wool doesn't stink if you start to sweat a little. It's a very impressive product but its not cheap because of the New Zealand wool export.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

I go with several thin layers, and ensure that each layer slides over the one under it. This system keeps me warm and does not bother my golf swing.
For the torso, from the base layer out:
--Cotton t-shirt, crew neck/short sleeve. I know that goes against the moisture wicking theory, but it's comfortable and doesn't get wet.
--Mizuno Breathe Thermo, loose fit.
--A thin merino wool vest.
--Adidas Clima Warm, normal size. The Clima Warm is stretchy so it does not bind.
--If the temperature drops into the 30's I add a cotton fleece sweatshirt.

I have some cotton pants that seem to be a bit thicker than normal. I don't wear a thermal layer because it seems to bind against the pants with every step.
If it's below freezing I go to fleece lined pants and a heavy'ish wool sweater in place of the sweatshirt.

A toque (woolen cap) keeps the ears warm. I keep the hands warm by putting them in my pockets; cart mittens go on if I have to hold an umbrella.

My winter rain jacket is a Sun Ice Tornado Bollon, one size over normal. It has good stretch to it so it never restricts my swing even over all those other layers, and it keeps me dry in the worst conditions.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Under Armour cold gear XL base layer

Under Armour Cold Gear XXL (Optional 2nd layer)

Basic XXL Thermal waffle shirt - usually simple walmart brand (Optional)

Sunice Ollie Pullover or other 1/4 zip neoprene like thin but wind restricting pullover. (Optional)

Mizuno Wind Sweater Vest

All of it in sizing to create mobility even when all layered up.  I try to avoid jackets with sleeves or full sleeved sweaters.

Wind block is key.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

long johns under my cargo shorts. insulated work boots. and a flannel lumberjack shirt over my wifebeater.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

Over 50*....

Fitted base layer with long sleeves (UA Cold gear)
Golf short sleeve shirt
Pants, Regular long golf slacks.

That's it. If it's a little windy, I'll toss on my Ahead windbreaker.

Top, Over 40*...
Fitted base layer with long sleeves (UA Cold gear)
Long sleeve Polo
UA Cold Gear Johns
Pants, Regular long golf slacks.

Again, if it's a little windy, I have my Ahead windbreaker.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:29 PM

Patagonia r1 regulator base layer
s/s polo shirt
Patagonia r2 stretch jacket
Patagonia capilene beanie
or patagonia wool hat
normal slacks
Patagonia wool thin athletic socks
Footjoy rain gloves or wintersof gloves  if it's really cold
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

Coulds always try pantyhose under any layers.  I puts on knee socks and wear black *tights* under my under armour cold gear tights and socks They keeps heat in and are very thin and stretchy. I prefer more fitted tops. Nike pro combat long sleeve with Pro combat 1/4 zip jacket. Keeps heats in nice and walking the course also helps stay warms. No baggy layers to disrupts my swings.

Plus a fleece hat with ear flaps. Gots one with cat ears and one with panda ears. Also takes fleece jacket to puts hands in while between shots so no needs fors winter gloves. Mittens also help if hands gets some cold.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Bring a flask of whisky with you ;)

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Question on the Under Armor upper compression base layer. Do you wear an undershirt underneath or does the base layer go right up against your skin? I have a couple different UA base layers that I wear over an undershirt and I tend to sweat quite a bit during the round. If I don't wear the base layer I'm colder but don't sweat.  Thanks.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

UA baselayer is baselayer
no undershirt needed
the undershirt will not allow UA to wick sweat away from skin - as designed
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

View Posttmfool, on 06 January 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

UA baselayer is baselayer
no undershirt needed
the undershirt will not allow UA to wick sweat away from skin - as designed

Thanks. Next time out I'll forego the undershirt.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Handwarmers!


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