If you don’t have a golf gilet this Winter, this might be the best time to get one. Golfing isn't just a sport; it's a lifestyle. And as any seasoned golfer knows, the right attire can make a big difference on the course. Among the essential pieces of golfing attire is the trusty golf gilet. These sleeveless wonders keep you warm during those early morning tee-offs. They also provide the freedom of movement necessary for your golf swing.
This article will introduce you to the top 10 best golf gilets, carefully curated for their performance, style, and comfort. Whether you're a scratch golfer or enjoy a leisurely round on the weekends, these gilets will elevate your golfing experience especially during those cold months where you don’t want to layer up too much out on the course.
As well as prepping your golf attire, don't forget to check out our golf swing trainers which will help you prep your swing before you go out there on the course.
So, let's tee off and explore the world of golf gilets that will keep you looking sharp and feeling comfortable on the greens.
1. Castore Hybrid Gilet
So, at the top of our best golf gilet list is the Castore Hybrid Gilet, designed to keep the golfer comfortable and stylish while enhancing performance. Castore is relatively quite a new sports brand that has burst onto the scene especially in the last couple of years. We first saw them being worn by Andy Murray and have since seen various Premier league teams and major professional athletes sport these.
The hybrid gilet itself is crafted from innovative four-way stretch material, it offers unrivaled mobility, ensuring your swing remains unrestricted.
Its weather-proof woven panel and water-resistant trims shield you from the elements, while the lightweight wadding provides the perfect balance of warmth without bulk. This gilet isn't just golf attire; it's a testament to the fusion of innovation and style.
Overall, this was so comfortable over our golf baselayer and will be just as comfortable over a pullover during the cold months. We are sure that these guys will be around for a long time and more teams will adapt their unique and innovative sportswear.
2. J.Lindeberg Cliff Light Down Vest
Next, we have the Cliff Down Vest by J.Lindeberg. You would not be frowned upon if you hadn’t heard of this brand as they don’t manufacture any golf equipment specifically. They are a fashion brand that was born out with the vision of changing the dress sense on a golf course.
The Cliff Light Down Vest in Black is an edgy but comfortable companion, seamlessly blending style and functionality. With the signature JL quilt design, it's a sleek and fashion-forward choice. The 1-way front zipper ensures easy wearability and zip pockets offer convenience for storing essentials.
You'll find the JL logo badge proudly displayed on the left-hand chest, a mark of quality and prestige. Elastic logo edging at the bottom of the body provides a secure fit.
Notably, it's water-repellent and PFC-free, keeping you dry and eco-conscious. Crafted from 100% recycled polyester, it's a sustainable choice. Moreover, its machine-washable feature guarantees effortless maintenance, making this vest the epitome of golfing elegance and practicality.
Overall, this one might be for the edgy golfers on our website who would like to stand out from the crowd. There are some iconic looks that have come out of the brand and will keep the eyeballs on you. Most importantly, it’s very comfortable to wear and fits snug around your body without getting in the way of your swing.
3. Puma Frost Quilted Vest
Another brand that isn’t typically producing golf specific equipment as such but this one we are sure you will have heard of. Puma have an extensive golf range when it comes to its clothing and you will have seen it mentioned on our website for its spikeless golf shoes as well.
The Puma Frost Quilted Vest in the Navy blue colour is a show stopper on the golf course. Its water-resistant front panel protects against unexpected showers, keeping you dry and focused on your game. Primaloft Gold-fill ensures optimal insulation and warmth, allowing you to tee off even on chilly mornings comfortably.
Convenience is key with zippered hand pockets, perfect for storing tees and scorecards. The 2-way zipper adds versatility to your style, and the vest, made from 100% polyester, combines durability with a lightweight feel.
And don't fret about the post-game cleanup; it's easily machine washable as well which makes it very easy to look after. Puma is known for making lasting attire and this is no different, it feels really well made.
Overall, this vest isn't just golf attire; it's your secret weapon for conquering the course with style and confidence. You’ll look good out there while staying dry and comfy. We love the square patterns which give it an edgy feel as well.
4. ADIDAS Go To Padded Vest Jacket
No introductions needed for this one, Adidas have a massive range in the golf space and their clothing items are amazing!
The Adidas Go-To Padded Vest is a great choice for conquering the greens with style. Crafted with a golfer's needs, it features zipper waist pockets for easy access to your tees and balls. The stand-up collar offers a touch of sophistication while protecting from the wind.
Stay shielded from the sun's rays with UPF 50+, ensuring you are protected from the harmful UV rays. Its padded design keeps you warm without restricting your swing, and the full zip adds versatility to your outfit.
With the iconic Adidas logo on the left chest and detailed hem, you're not just wearing a vest but making a statement. Made from a blend of 91% recycled polyamide and 9% elastane, it's not just stylish: it's eco-conscious. Plus, it's machine washable for easy care.
Overall, Adidas never disappoints in our opinion, and we love them here. This vest will exude confidence and flair as you go round the course while keeping you warm this winter.
5. G/Fore Skull & T'S Gilet
Another fashion brand that has made quite an entrance on the golf scene. Built out of Los Angeles, the brand prides itself on fusing youthful energy with golf traditions. The result of this is a powerful and colorful impact on the golf course.
The G/Fore Skull & T's Vest is a highly fashionable golf attire, offering unrivaled comfort and style. Crafted with luxurious Merino wool, it's not just a vest; it's a cocoon of pure comfort, keeping you cozy during those early morning tee-offs.
Its unique charm lies in G/FORE's signature Skull & T's design gracing the back, making a bold statement on the course. Equipped with two zip pockets at the side and an additional zip pocket at the chest, it ensures your golfing essentials are always within reach. Made from 100% Merino wool, it's a testament to quality and sophistication.
Not only that, but it's also machine washable, ensuring easy maintenance for this elegant golf attire. The gilet isn't just a simple vest; it embodies luxury and functionality, elevating your golfing experience to new heights in terms of your fashion sense.
Overall, you can feel the edginess of this one as soon as you put it on. There’s a lot of attention to detail that has gone into this gilet, and it combines a sense of sophistication with golf rich traditions. These are a little more on the premium side in terms of the price point but you feel the difference in quality.
6. Castore Quilted Gilet
Another mention for Castore and this one is their Quilted Gilet which is a fusion of sophistication and performance. With a regular fit and full zip design, it offers easy wear, while the sleeveless construction ensures unrestricted movement for that perfect swing.
Quilted baffles provide warmth and add a touch of elegance to your golfing ensemble. The flat collar exudes timeless style, and the script logo at the chest is a mark of quality. Elasticated armholes offer flexibility, and the zipped hand pockets keep your essentials close at hand.
Crafted from 100% polyester, it's water-resistant and lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying, making it your go-to choice for golfing in any weather. This gilet is more than a layer; it's your key to conquering the course in style and comfort.
Overall, another cool looking golf gilet from Castore, we love the white colour option which stands out on the course. As expected, extremely comfortable to wear and will keep you warm as you go round the course.
7. Galvin Green Hector Full Zip Pertex Body warmer
Another premium golf apparel company that you might not necessarily have heard of. Galvin Green produced golf attire that’s designed to help you perform at your best ability in any weather. The Hector Full Zip Pertex Bodywarmer is a demonstration of that designed to help you conquer all challenges on the course. Its windproof prowess shields you from gusts on the greens, while the water-repellent finish keeps you dry even during a drizzle. Crafted from stretch fabric, it molds to your every move, ensuring an unrestricted swing.
With a warming effect that rates at #3, this body warmer promises to keep you comfortably snug. It goes above and beyond, boasting BLUESIGN® approved fabric for sustainability. The front zip closure with a snap storm placket provides added protection. Meanwhile, the front pockets with snap-button closure offer convenience.
Elevate your golfing experience with this masterpiece, made from a 90% down and 10% feather filling, guaranteeing warmth without the bulk. And when the game is over, it's machine washable for effortless care.
Overall, we absolutely love the design of these body warmers. You can tell Galvin Green have not compromised on the attention to detail of these. The work is high quality and we are sure that these will be durable for many years to come.
8. Adidas Ultimate365 Tour Wind.RDY Vest
Unsurprisingly, another mention for Adidas in our list of best golf gilets. Adidas have a huge collection of golf attire and the Ultimate365 Tour Wind.RDY Vest is another great choice to keep in your wardrobe. With its durable water-repellent finish, it's your shield against sudden drizzles, ensuring you stay dry and focused on your swing.
The vest's full zip design allows for easy on and off, and the drawcord-adjustable hood adds versatility to your look while offering added protection. The mesh lining ensures your comfort all throughout your round. Plus, with front zip pockets, you have a secure spot for tees and scorecards.
Crafted from 83% recycled polyamide and 17% elastane, it's a testament to style and sustainability. And when the game is over, it's easily machine washable. The Adidas Ultimate365 Tour Wind.RDY Vest isn't just golf attire; it's a statement of performance and eco-conscious elegance.
Overall, we love the eco-friendly and sustainable aspect that comes with this golf gilet from Adidas. It doesn’t feel unusual like you may get with some eco-friendly body warmers. This one is comfortable and snug without getting in the way of your swing. Another fantastic bit of clothing from Adidas!
9. J Lindeberg Quilt Hybrid Vest
Another mention from our golf fashion brand J Lindeberg and this one is there Quilt Hybrid Vest combines style and functionality especially with the Quilt texture. With the iconic JL Bridge logo showcased in pattern stitching across the front, it's a standout piece out on the golf course.
Crafted from a modern hybrid of double jersey material and lightweight VX Airlight fabric, this vest provides the perfect balance of comfort and performance. The 100% recycled Primaloft padding ensures you stay warm without the bulk, and the water-repellent quilted areas keep you dry in light rain.
This gilet is designed for golfers who demand the best with features like a 2-way zipper, zip pockets, elastic logo taping, and fast-drying fabric. It's not just golf attire; it's a statement of sophistication and eco-consciousness, making it hard to take off even after you've come back inside because of how comfortable it feels.
Overall, another stunner from J Lindeberg. We love the designs and patterns you get from this brand, they really make you stand out and have such attention to details.
10. Vega Abiko Quilted Gilet
Lastly, Vega might be a company you may have heard of but not for it’s golf clothing. Vega began it’s exposure in Golf within the golf club niche where it began using techniques used to forge samurai swords for its golf clubs. It was a highly skilled traditional craft that used precision and integrity to build its equipment. This has then been adopted in its clothing range and especially into this gilet.
The Vega Abiko Quilted Gilet seamlessly merges style and performance. Crafted with precision, its quilted design offers warmth without sacrificing freedom of movement for your swing. The gilet features a full zip for easy wear and zippered hand pockets for convenience on the course.
With its sleek, minimalist appearance, it's more than just golf attire; it's a statement of sophistication. Designed for those who appreciate elegance in every detail, this gilet is your ticket to conquering the greens with flair.
Overall, another cool looking gilet that feels luxurious and comfortable as soon as you put it on. We loved the white stripe section at the top of this gilet and used it for some of our golf content as it looked amazing!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the key features to consider when buying the best golf gilet?
When choosing a golf gilet, focus on water resistance, breathability, and freedom of movement. Look for designs that provide warmth without bulk and have convenient pockets for storing golfing essentials.
How do I clean and maintain my golf gilet?
Most golf gilets are machine washable. Follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer to maintain the quality and durability of your gilet. Avoid using harsh detergents or fabric softeners.
In conclusion, the right golf gilet can significantly impact your performance and comfort on the course. Whether you prioritize warmth, style, or versatility, there's a gilet on this list to suit your needs. Invest in one of these 10 best golf gilets, and take your golfing experience to the next level, no matter the weather or the course's demands.