You can count on it that Abacus will continue to make an impact in the golf apparel market of the United States. Based out of Sweden and well known among Europeans, Abacus is the golf pearl of the apple coast. Abacus golf apparel is known for its function, comfort, modern look, and on-or-off the course versatility. Abacus can be found in New England such pro-shops as the Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, in New Durham, New Hampshire and the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club in Belgrade Lakes, Maine. In the spirit of the April 22nd Earth Day, kudos to Abacus for their diligent efforts in creating environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Among the most prominent pieces in the rapidly growing company’s current line are the Buckie polo for women and the Scramble polo for men. They are partially constructed with recycled coffee grounds that are transformed by a patented process into special fibers and have features like fast drying, UV protection, and odor control, and are non-hazardous to body and environment. Abacus also creates shirts using bamboo charcoal, which is a material made after bamboo burns into coal, which together with polyester, makes a thread. With the combination of micro polyester and bamboo charcoal, moisture is transferred from the skin to the outer surface and quickly evaporates, while keeping the body warm and maintaining body temperature. Bamboo provides natural minerals that absorb moisture, prevent bacteria growth, reduce odor and have UV-protection. The functionality of the apparel is most impressive. Abacus’ fleece are very high quality, are light, soft against the skin and have an anti piling treatment. Their two face fleece insulates effectively against cold and at the same time transports moisture away from the body. Their lamb’s wool is light, cozy and naturally odor resistant. The cotton in the knitted garments is treated with cashmere touch which makes it extra soft and pliable. Hillside Chinos made from cotton spandex threads have a Nanotex treatment that provides stain protection and repels liquid. This provides the fabric with long-lasting protection, and the fabric’s natural softness allows the trouser to breath naturally. They retail for $100 and come in sand, white and mandarin. Abacus is the apparel provider for the Solheim Cup, the most prestigious team event in women’s professional golf. The biennial event pits the U.S. against Europe for three days of grueling match-play competition.
Be sure to look for players sporting Abacus September 23-25, 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland. Part of the collection Abacus made for the Solheim Cup included Pitch rainwear, which has won numerous awards in Europe. The jacket is made from a four way stretch fabric for increased comfort and freedom of movement. The stretch makes it possible to combine a good fit with an attractive silhouette. The jacket is super lightweight and has taped seams, removable sleeves and many other adjustment options. In February 2010, Abacus announced their partnership with the Challenge Tour. European Tour champion Christian Nilsson of Sweden, who last year graduated from the Challenge Tour in 18th place in the Rankings, said: “I have a lot of affection for both the Challenge Tour and Abacus, so I was really pleased to hear about the new partnership. I’ve been wearing Abacus for longer than I remember now, and every year they impress me with their new designs and the level of service, which is always first-class. The raingear is excellent – I never used to wear waterproofs because they were too uncomfortable and didn’t allow me to swing freely, but that changed when I switched to Abacus.”
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