Glenmuir hone in on the golf gilet craze

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Glenmuir have introduced a new range of men's and ladies golf gilets designed to keep you warm in winter without restricting your swing.

According to the Scottish-based company, gilets are becoming more popular on the golf course after being a firm favourite of hillwalkers and outdoor enthusiasts for years. The padded gilets can now be made less bulky to keep the body warm while still keeping the arms free for swinging the club - hence their growing popularity in the game.

The Ossian and Poppy quilted gilets feature Glenmuir’s Storm Bloc weatherproofing technology as well as being lightweight.

Both garments feature a Teflon coated, 100% nylon ripstop outer which is water and oil repellent as well as resistant to tearing and ripping, even with the rigours of golf.

Glenmuir's Brian Mair said: "Quilted gilets are growing in popularity and with the stretch panels the Ossian and Poppy work very well on the golf course when players are looking for that extra bit of warmth without having to wear restrictive clothing.

"Padded gilets have been extremely popular in the walking market for years, but their bulky nature prohibited their popularity in the golf market. But we've been able to keep the warmth-providing quilting and create a product designed for golf that is much lighter and less restrictive when moving."

The Glenmuir men's Ossian gilet (RRP £60) is available in sizes S-XXL, while the ladies Poppy (RRP £58) is available in sizes S-XL

For more ways to keep warm in winter pick up the Winter Gear Guide in issue 289 of Today's Golfer magazine, on sale November 3, 2011.