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Beyond fabrics that are designed to perform on the golf course, the Spring 2018 collection from Columbia Golf will have you looking dapper with an active fit and sporty modern style.
If you’ve noticed a lot more Columbia logos on televised PGA Tour events this season, there’s a good reason – their sponsored tour players are tearing it up. Patton Kizzire has two wins, Brian Harman has three top 10s and Ryan Palmer came in T2 at the Farmers Open. While credit for their success belongs to more than wearing Columbia Golf apparel, they sure have looked good in the Spring 2018 line.
Columbia is a brand built on performance, and they don’t waiver from that in their golf line. Their Omni-WICK technology, found in all these pieces, is designed to move moisture from your body to the clothing’s surface for quick evaporation. Even when sweating fairly hard, I always felt comfortable in the polos and never had any visible wet spots. The fabric weight is light but sturdy, and all golfers should appreciate the UV blocking of Omni-SHADE.
On some cooler golf outings this season, the long sleeve Pin High polo kept my upper body a comfortable temperature – even under another layer. The 8% spandex kept the shirt moving freely, which can often be a challenge when covering up the arms.
The slightly heavier weight of the Stableford pants turned out to be a nice surprise in some challenging cold, windy conditions. Again, a blend of spandex kept the pants from being cumbersome.
Style & Fit
For the Spring 2018 collection, Columbia Golf is slightly less contemporary in style than seasons past. There are still clean modern lines, but the colors and patterns are a bit more mainstream sporty. The self fabric collars with sewn in collar stays keep you looking dapper straight out of the laundry and throughout even the longest day.
The fit continues to revolve around a golfer who is active and fit. There’s room in the body and arms of the shirts in my normal medium size. In the short sleeve One Swing and Drain It polos, the sleeves cover the biceps, without hanging down to your elbows. The shirts have generous side vents and longer tails that keep them tucked in nicely.
The Stableford pants sizing is also right on target. Having a 31” inseam, I wasn’t sure which way to go with even sizing, and the 30” length worked out great – and I love the tour slits. The finish was a tad on the shiny polyester side and even after a few washings, still felt a little stiff. The good news is I got a sneak peek at the new fabric that’s in the works and it is fantastic.
One thing I’ve observed over the past year is that I keep reaching for Columbia Golf shirts in my closet. The colors and styles are appealing, and I’m reminded how well they fit every time I slip one on. The Spring 2018 pieces reviewed here are destined to have long stays also.