If you play golf in the winter months, staying warm on the course is a must. We’ve taken a look at the best golf base layers to consider wearing when you tee off out in freezing conditions.
Base layers have become a pre-requisite for sports men and women who brave the elements to do what they love most of all. That certainly applies to golfers across the world too.
But what are the best golf base layers? How to do you choose the right one for you? And which manufacturers produce the most popular golf compression tops on the market?
Some of the best golf base layers for the winter there include:
1. FootJoy ThermoSeries Base Layer
The new base layer in the ThermoSeries series is a compression fit providing both warmth and cooling benefits on the course.
A 100% polyester product, it is includes moisture wicking technology to draw moisture away from the body.
It has been designed with improved breathability thanks to the hex jacquard fabrication and also features raglan sleeves and lock stitch seams.
Available in white, the baselayer comes in S, M, L, XL and 2XL size options.
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2. Under Armour CGI LS Mock Base Layer
Under Armour are the original force in the base layer world and the CGI LS Mock is one of the best on the market.
The breathable top features UA Storm technology to repel water, has ColdGear Infrared technology to absorb & retain your body heat and a mock collar construction for added protection from the cold.
Made from 87% polyester and 13% elastane, the CGI LS Mock is fitted “next-to-skin without the squeeze”.
3. Galvin Green Elmo Base Layer
Galvin Green’s patented SKINTIGHT thermal insulation technology ensures you won’t be left cold on the course.
A mixture of knitted and woven fabrics made up of 95% polyester and 5% elastane, the Elmo is a stretch base layer that offers exceptional comfort, breathability and moisture transportation to retain heat while on the course.
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4. Adidas Climawarm Crew Base Layer
Breathable ClimaWarm technology is the key ingredient in Adidas’ body-warming base layer, which is made up of 86% polyester and 14% elastane and has a crew neck design.
You get ease of movement thanks to a raglan shoulder construction, while mesh inserts in the under arms provide enhanced breathability. There are also flatlock seams to reduce skin irritation and chafing.
5. Puma Golf 2.0 Base Layer
Puma’s 2.0 base layer is another crew neck design and provides excellent warmth on the course during winter or acts as a cooling layer in warmer months.
Made from 92% polyester and 8% elastane, the long sleeve top is described as extreme flex and features deyCELL technology to draw moisture from the skin and store it.
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6. Callaway Crew Neck Base Layer
The Callaway Crew Neck base layer feature Opti-Dri technology and Heatseal contrast on the lower sleeves for warmth and protection against the elements.
The base layer is a jersey knit 160gsm product of 84% polyester and 16% spandex with 4-way stretch to ensure you swing is not impacted on the course.
7. Footjoy PhaseOne Print Base Layer
Footjoy have created the PhaseOne base layer using the Hexatherm Graphene Print method for temperature regulation and body heat retention through advanced thermal conductivity.
The design ensures your body heat is retained for warmth, while the moisture-wicking product absorbs perspiration. The PhaseOne also have 4-way stretch to make it easier to take on and off and swing through shots.
8. Ping Baxter Base Layer
One of the most comfortable of all baselayers in this shortlist, the Ping Baxter base layer has been made from 88% polyester and 18% elastane with excellent stretch properties.
Featuring moisture-wicking technology and quick dry material, the base layer keeps you warm during the winter and cool during the summer and is an all-year-round top.
9. Oscar Jacobson Hamilton Base Layer
The Hamilton base layer from Oscar Jacobson is one of the most effective options with a whole host of benefits.
It is temperature regulating, taking body heat and storing it for warmth or cooling you when hot. It is moisture-wicking, has high levels of stretch and is compression fitting with next to skin comfort.
The base layer is made from lightweight polyester and a blend of other fabrics to create the stretch.
10. Proquip Sirocco Base Layer
Proquip are the masters of winter clothing and the Sirocco base layer is no different, with the moisture-wicking material retaining heat moisture to keep you warm on the course.
It is a unisex designed compression layer available in black, grey and white and is one of the most breathable on the market.
The compression design enhanced blood flow as well as limiting muscular fatigue to ensure you play your best for longer.
11. J Lindeberg Aello Soft-Compression Base Layer
J Lindeberg’s Aello base layer is known as a soft compression model with a 4-way stretch allowing for plenty of movement and no rigidness while golfing.
Containing 88% polyester and 12% elastane, the top is slim fit with a high neck, and contains a moisture transport system to keep warmth trapped. It also fast drying too.
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