‘Tis the season to take a vested interest in layering. Vests are easy to slip on and off over long sleeves to warm the core body while leaving the arms free to move through the golf swing. Choices are wide ranged since just about every golf apparel company offers a vest. Very comfy is Sun Mountain’s Alpine Vest constructed with a soft windproof microfiber quilted fabric with weather blocking reversible between coral and khaki. Also reversible is Antigua’s Complex Vest for women with a full front zipper and a vertical chest zip pocket. One side has a water resistant membrane and the other side is a cube patterned jacquard fleece.
The Divine Vest is reversible between a heather jersey knit with water proof membrane and waffle fleece. The Content Vest has contrasting solid side insets and a chest pocket. Pockets on the Adapt Vest have bottom and top contrast pockets. The Shutout Vest is a modified hoodie for head warmth. Antigua has one of the widest selections of vest styles for both men and women and the widest range of colors. Men look handsome in Antigua’s Leader Vest in multiple solid colors with contrasting rib hem and inside neck collar. The Element Vest combines heather and solid hues. The Flight Vest is classy with contrast insets on the shoulders.
Google for golf vests and Ralph Lauren will pop up with a pretty neon rose or polo black that is water resistant with a mock collar. Nike’s Aeroloft is poly filled giving a bubble ribbed look. Bermuda Sands, EP Pro and Bette & Court bring elegance to their ladies’ vests. Footjoy, Callaway, Ping, all the manufacturers seem to have a vested interest in sporty vest styles. How do we choose? Try it on. If it feels good, it’s right. Topping off with a vest is a good way to swing through the winter.