50 Words or Less
The 2020 Spring/Summer apparel collection from PXG is perfect for the hot summer months. Excellent fit. Wide ranging styles including pieces that can go on and off course.
A number of OEMs have branded apparel that they have nothing to do with. They license their logo to an apparel manufacturer and that’s that. If you know PXG, you know their approach to apparel is 180 degrees from that.
Designed by Renee Parsons, wife of PXG Founder Bob Parsons, PXG makes high performance golf apparel that aspires to transition from the course to everyday life. I checked out their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection to see if they hit the mark.
Just as with their clubs, PXG designs their clothing line around the color palette of black, white, and grey. If you’re looking to fill your closet with trendy colors, this isn’t for you. That said, PXG has sprinkled their Spring/Summer 2020 collection with lilac. This normally subdued color really pops when combined with PXG’s other pieces.
The other standout element of PXG’s apparel is the branding. While some of the pieces have barely-noticeable PXG logos, other pieces are the clothing equivalent of a staff bag. While my taste runs toward the more subdued, there’s something about the aptly named Big Logo Polo that’s so over the top that it’s cool.
PXG has cultivated an image of being an extreme company; I mean, it’s right there in the name. With the fit of their apparel, however, they’ve taken a moderate approach that should work well for a wide range of body types.
I found that the polos fit true to size with a very slight taper in the body. The sleeves hit just above the elbow, and the shirt has the length to be tucked in or worn loose. PXG’s Hybrid Vest is sized more like a shirt, so if you want to layer underneath it, size up. Personally, I prefer the more fitted approach as it keeps the vest out of the way of the swing.
Finally, PXG’s Essential Shorts have a fit that’s a touch slimmer than the uppers. The waist is true to size, but the seat and thighs have a more athletic cut that hits just above the knees. That combination was not ideal for me and my tree trunk thighs.
Some apparel companies load you up with tech babble. PXG keeps it simple: the polos have stretch, humidity control, are breathable, and dry quick. Here in Illinois, we made a stark transition from winter to summer, so I was able to put all those properties to the test during some recent play.
The PXG polos demonstrated each of the four performance characteristics while I played. The shirts move perfectly – I never felt material in my way. Despite 100 degree heat and some profuse sweating, the shirts were bone dry the entire time. Another thing that stood out is the light weight – the material has a “barely there” quality that’s ideal for hot days.
While the lack of spring weather stole my chance to really test the Hybrid Vest, I’m excited about having it for the fall. I’ve made some indoor swings with it, and the fit and material work well with the golf swing. This could be a perfect piece for that in-between weather.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from PXG’s apparel, but, after giving it a thorough test, it’s become my go-to for hot weather. I’ve yet to find better shirts for dealing with the heat, and that means you’ll find me in them anytime I need to be outside for extended periods this summer. As with anything PXG does, there will be haters, but the performance of the apparel, as with the clubs, is undeniable.