Callaway Apparel Fall 2016 Review

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Designed for golfers to better enjoy the game, the Callaway Apparel Fall 2016 collection incorporates clean looks and high tech materials that provide a refined style and excellent on-course performance.

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Introduction

Looking back at the Fall ’15 review by Matt S and my Spring ’16 review, I see a couple of common threads.  The Callaway Apparel technical features really work, and the variety of clothing and refined style should appeal to most golfers.  With the Fall 2016 collection, Callaway Apparel builds on these common trait to define itself as “what winners wear”.

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Style

Callaway Apparel didn’t slip into dark and muted colors just because the program says “fall”.  To me the colors are crisp like the cool morning air and vibrant like the changing leaves of an aspen tree (yes, I just visited Colorado).  The solid polos from the Essentials line even have cool names: Jade Lime and Magnetic Blue.  Best of all, they are coordinated so you can mix and match for a long golf weekend without having to empty your closet.  No matter where you are playing, the clean, refined style will fit right in.

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Fit

The fit of the Callaway Apparel line hasn’t changed this season, but if you are a new customer, please take a look at the online sizing charts and keep reading.  With a 38” chest, the small polos fit me in a comfortable, athletic way.  The fabulous Shadow Plaid Tech Shorts sit nicely at the hips, have a straight cut, and finish just above the knees.  I’m a 33” waist that normally goes up to 34” for even sizing, but 32″ is the right fit for me.  And a reminder:  go up a size for a belt – I ran out of holes with a 32.  The Outlast ¼ Zip Pullover is form fitting on the arms, which I find great for staying out of the way of the golf swing.

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Performance

All the Callaway Apparel clothing reviewed here feature Opti-Dry, for moisture management, Opti-Shield, for UPF 50 sun protection, and Opti-Stretch, for fabric flexibility.  From the Weather Series, the Outlast ¼ Zip Pullover adds Opti-Temp to the mix which retains heat when it’s cold and dissipates heats when it’s hot.  It’s a great fabric weight and is going to get a lot of wear time this fall.  The sweat wicking and evaporation performance has been impressive with the shirts and shorts, and I never had a hint of restriction with any golf moves.  For slipping my phone and glove in and out of my rear pockets, I really appreciate that there are no buttons to catch on.  Always paying attention to details, the Callaway Apparel designers also added a gription strip to help keep your glove secure when not in use.

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Conclusion

The Digital Dot-Printed Polo pictured above has become my favorite of the collection.  It’s classic Callaway Apparel in that it gives you a subtle style flash that isn’t over the top.  You may not have the same game as Callaway Apparel ambassadors Patrick Reed, Danny Willett, and Emiliano Grillo, but you can have their great look.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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