Puma 2021 Polos Review

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The 2021 polos from Puma Golf feature two great fabrics – MATTR and Cloudspun.  Moisture wicking with great stretch, these polos are designed for performance.  Great variety of styles.

Introduction

To kick off their apparel segment for 2021, Puma Golf introduced polos made from a new material called MATTR – “a performance fabric designed for maximum comfort no matter the climate or conditions.”  Like all clever Cobra/Puma names, there’s reasoning to it, with MATTR standing for Materials, Technology & Research.  For 2021, Puma also keeps its Cloudspun fabric which goes by one of my favorite tag lines: “Ours feels better than yours.”  Like a split fairway, Puma gives golfers options for performing their best.

Style

The thing I really like about Puma’s 2021 polos is the variety that runs from solids to stripes to graphics.  In addition to designs that range from subtle to bold, Puma also utilizes color offerings that are vibrant and trendy.  A wonderful example is the color Georgia Peach used in the palm tree print of the Leucadia polo and opposite the navy stripes of the Kiwi Stripe polo shown above.

Regardless of the style you prefer, the details Puma adds deliver a premium look.  The self collars are finished with crisp points.  Engraved buttons remind you to “enjoy the game.”  And side vents in the bottom hem that feature matching trim fabric and allow the shirt to be worn untucked – off the course.

Fit

I found the fit of the 2021 polos to be standard and consistent regardless of the fabric.  By standard I mean well fitting – neither form-fitting athletic, nor overly generous.  Shoulder seams were right at the intersection of my shoulder and arms, with sleeves that covered my biceps.  I went with my typical medium and the sizing was spot on.  And for reference, I’m 5’-10” and about 165 lbs. – much more Rickie-esque in stature than seam-busting Bryson.

Performance

The absolute best testament to the 4-way stretch of both the MTTR and Cloudspun fabrics is the aforementioned Bryson DeChambeau.  No one on tour puts a hurt on the golf ball like Bryson, so I think we can all agree that these Puma polos won’t restrict our golf swings.

The MATTR polos were great at moisture wicking and were also quick drying.  Although the polos felt lightweight, the fabric still felt durable.

It was the subtle floral pattern of the Cloudspun Aerate polo above that initially grabbed my attention, but it was the uber-soft feel that quickly moved it to favorite status.   The fabric also did a masterful job at moisture wicking, but it was slightly slower at drying.

Conclusion

Living in Orlando, not far from Bay Hill, I was thrilled to also test the AP Cloudspun crewneck – a great additional layer for golfing in cooler weather.  On the style front, Ricky Fowler is still the front man for Puma in 2021, but Bryson gives the brand an infusion of energy.  I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he was the lead scientist on the development of MTTR.  And let’s not forget Gary Woodland who proudly sports new MATTR polos from the Volition America Golf Collection in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation.  If you want style, comfort, and performance from your golf polos, take a look at the vast selection from Puma Golf.

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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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  1. I’m a big fan of the cloudspun stuff. I think they feel and fit great. I’m generally a size small, but in the crewneck cloudspuns I had to go to a medium. For the 1/4 Zips I was still a small.

    I’ll be looking to add another few pieces from Puma’s golf collection this year. It really is top notch stuff.

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