The best golf mid layers offer the versatility to keep you warm when it's cold, comfortable when it warms up, dry when it rains and able to swing your club freely. And they look great both on and off the golf course.
No golfer's wardrobe should be without at least one mid-layer sweatshirt, pullover or jacket option, especially if you play a lot of winter golf. They're also a great option to have in your bag for Spring evenings and early Summer morning rounds. If your body is cold or your clothing doesn't allow the right movement then you'll never be able to swing well and make good scores.
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To help you make the right choice we've picked out 30 of the best mid-layer options from some of golf's most well-known clothing brands, including Galvin Green, adidas Golf, Under Armour, Ping Collection, Nike Golf, FootJoy, Puma. We've included something for every taste and budget from £250 all the way down to just £47.99... and yes, there are some hoodies in there!
So, whether you're a golfer looking to stay warm, comfortable and stylish on and off the course this winter or someone who is seeking the ideal gift for the golfer in your life, you've come to the right place.
FIND THE BEST GOLF MID-LAYERS BY YOUR BUDGET
Galvin Green Lanzo
£250 | galvingreen.com
Part of Galvin Green’s Interface-1 family, the Lanzo is totally windproof, water repellent and highly breathable – the Ferrari of autumnal wind and insulation jackets.
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£150 | galvingreen.com
This half zip has lightweight padding across the shoulders and down the arms, with half elasticated cuffs. We love its soft feel coupled with impressive breathability and thermo regulation and, as with all Galvin products, it really does live up to expectations.
Ping Collection Norse S2 Zoned
£130 | ping.com
Engineered for core warmth and wind protection in cold weather with SensorWarm technology, the jacket has PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with Cross Core technology in core areas for ultra-lightweight warmth and breathability without bulk.
Galvin Green Dwight Insula
£115 | galvingreen.com
This stylish ¼ zip from Galvin features is super soft and has loads of stretch through the swing. It’s breathable and features and has thermo regulation, while elasticated cuffs help lock in the warmth and a zip chest pocket is ideal for small items.
FootJoy Thermal Quilted Vest
£110 | footjoy.co.uk
We’re big fans of vests and gilets when it comes to layering and this is a brilliant example. The woven ripstop outer shell is water-repellent and combines with sweater knit side panels to provide warmth. It also has zip hand pockets, while the elastic binding on the armholes and waist ensure a comfortable fit.
£100 | mizunogolf.com
Thanks to not having an insulated collar, Mizuno’s gilet can be worn as both a mid (under a jacket) or outer layer. That alone makes it perfect for golfers irritated by bulkier collars and cuffs.
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Lacoste Sport Stretch Zippered Collar Sweatshirt
£95 | lacoste.com
This close-fitting zip-neck sweatshirt has invisible pockets and uses a stretch material to ensure you can swing in comfort. For us it’s the perfect combination of performance, comfort and style for cold days on the course.
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Ping Collection Impact
£90 | ping.com
A cracking softshell jacket that’s windproof and water-resistant. Front hand pockets offer comfort on days when it’s blowing. We like the simple, no nonsense design.
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£90 | glenmuir.com
Not just your ordinary merino sweater. The Samuel is lined to cut out wind and, thanks to a new treatment on the outside, it’s also water repellent too. Classic, stylish and clever.
£90 | jlindeberg.com
The Bran really stands out. Lightweight, moisture wicking and impressively quick drying, this mid layer is easy to get on and off thanks to its ¼ zip neck, while the elasticated hem and cuffs ensure a stylish fit.
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Under Armour Storm Windstrike
£85 | underarmour.co.uk
Under Armour make a cracking range of garments to protect golfers from the elements and the Windstrike is no exception. It’s windproof and water resistant without sacrificing breathability.
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Ocean Tee Wobbegong
£84.99 | oceanteegolf.com
Ocean Tee are doing their bit to help make golf sustainable, which we applaud. A Wobbegong is named after an endangered shark, and it’s made from recycled fabric and certified organic cotton.
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Puma Sherpa ¼ Zip
£81 | pumagolf.com
Designed to be worn on and off the course, this is a sports performance version of a high-pile Sherpa fleece that is perfect for cold conditions. Four-way stretch ensures ease of movement, zip pockets keep items secure and a stand-up collar stays in place.
FootJoy Chill-Out Xtreme Sport Pullover
£80 | footjoy.co.uk
A modern and stylish pullover, the Xtreme Sport has a fleece lining to keep you warm and comfortable. Moisture-wicking tech ensures you stay dry, while a zip pocket on the chest is ideal for scorecards and pencils. FootJoy also offer a standard ¼ zip Chill-Out Pullover option without the colour blocking and zip pocket for £65 and a performance fleece version, with reach-through front pockets, for £110.
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Ping Collection Mellor ½ zip
£80 | ping.com
Stylish on and off the course, the Mellor golf mid-layer is a 3D jacquard half-zip fleece. The SensorWarm stretch fleece has thermal properties that provide warmth, water-resistance and freedom of movement.
Nike Golf Dry Player
£79.95 | nike.com
This ¼ zip benefits from Dri-FIT technology which lifts moisture away from the body to help keep you dry and comfortable on the golf course. We’re big fans of the stretch panel down centre or the back which ensures comfort through the swing.
£75 | underarmour.co.uk
This water-resistant, lightweight and warm hoodie has a fleece-like feel and is stretchy and lightweight for easy movement through the swing. The material is breathable and we think it looks great on or off the golf course.
Under Armour Storm Evolution Daytona ½ zip
£75 | underarmour.co.uk
Designed to be kept on for your entire round as it adapts to the temperature to keep your warm when it’s cool but release heat as the days warms up. Water repellent, the Daytona has a loose fit to ensure comfort and has a woven layer to protect from the wind. It’s available in other colours but we’re big fans of this rusty/yellow option.
Nike Therma Hoodie
£74.95 | nike.com
The golf hoodie is a real trend for 2020, dividing opinion among the new generation of golfers and the old guard. We’re big fans and the Nike option looks great on the course or in day-to-day life. Worn by Rory McIlroy at the recent ZOZO Championship, the water-repellent and breathable Therma has soft-feel fabric and a low-profile hood which doesn’t interfere with your swing.
Ping Collection Nordic ½ zip
£70 | ping.com
Visually striking, the Nordic is a water-resistant fleece that uses Ping’s SensorWarm technology to provide warmth in cold weather. Its stretchable to ensure ease of movement in the swing and we’re big fans of the bold and contrasting colours.
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£69.99 | americangolf.co.uk
Ellesse’s golf clothing is available exclusively at American Golf and we’d happily wear this on or off the course. Anti-bacterial fabric and moisture wicking help keep dry and fresh all day long and the stretch ensures a full range of movement through the swing. Also has UPF 50 Protection.
£69.99 | callawayeuropeapparel.com
Not just a warm layer to take the chill off a blustery day – the Teflon coating of this quarter-zip Merino sweater will shed a light shower and won’t bobble like a traditional wool jumper.
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adidas Cold.RDY Jacket
£64.95 | www.adidas.co.uk
A brilliant multi-purpose jacket, the Cold.RDY is insulating, wind-resistant and water repellent. adidas say it’s great for cool weather, making it an essential item for year-round golf in the UK.
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adidas Cold.RDY ¼ zip
£64.95 | www.adidas.co.uk
As with the Cold.RDY jacket, the ¼ zip is insulating, wind-resistant and water repellent, while its stretch ensures you can move and swing freely. It has handy front zip pockets and is ideal for layering through autumn and winter or those cooler Spring evenings.
Puma Alterknit Digi Camo
£59.99 | pumagolf.com
Golf sweaters have come a very long way over the years, the Digi Camo being a case in point. The cotton and polyester mix is both breathable, moisture wicking and will keep you warm.
£59.99 | travismathew.com
Travis are the kings of California cool. The Yanks is a lightweight pullover that dries quickly and is wrinkle resistant - even when stuffed in a golf bag. Stylishly takes the edge off a blustery day.
Under Armour Playoff 2.0
£55 | underarmour.co.uk
Much more of a lightweight breathable pop-over than a full-on windproof jacket. The fuller cut will be appreciated by those with a less athletic figure.
adidas Cold.RDY hoodie
£54.95 | www.adidas.co.uk
If you don’t already know about this product then where have you been? Tyrrell Hatton wore this hoodie for all four rounds on his way to victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and it caused quite the debate across social media. We love it. Modern, stylish and ideal for on or off the course, the insulating and moisture-managing hoodie is the ideal cool weather option for your golf wardrobe.
£49.99 | stromberggolf.com
A brilliant choice for golfers who hate lumpy cuff fastenings around the wrist, for the Stromberg is elasticated. Very much a softshell jacket that works on and off the course.
Callaway Herringbone Print Chillout
£47.99 | callawayeuropeapparel.com
Callaway's new Swing Tech ensures less restriction and more stretch to maximise the range of motion on every swing. The regular fit ensures it suits most body shapes and provides impressive warmth for its very reasonable price. We like the mock neck and herringbone styling.