Adidas Golf, Athletic Recon, Alpha Industries, Easton Outfitters, REI, Horney Toad, Fishpond USA
Golf is a timeless sport---and one that's often an essential networking experience as much as a recreational choice
Appearances count-and in apparel -the sport's requires pulled together looks-with a nod to classic silhouettes-but cut for younger guys….and out of performance fabrics=MUSTS.
Is there any line of activity that Adidas doesn't get right. No…including its Taylor Made golf collection of footwear and apparel.
|sneaker styles influence golf shoes-comfy and with lateral support needed. Mesh or super soft leather upper super breathable-stability+flex, incredible grip too $89.99-$150|
|lightweight…too with performance of cleats-comfort of spikeless…durable TPU -proprietary gripmore design, heel counter, adiprene rubber, sockliner comfort, flexible EVA construction|
|Polo shirts are ClimaChill moisture wicking, anti-odor, SPF+ protective…and in modern colors/prints- easily double as casual wear. Laser perforations under arms aid in ventilation $65-$90|
|fleece, performance tops, hats|
Runners and CrossFit athletes…especially serious ones, are very particularly about their footwear…and all the rest too.
When we saw these separates by Athletic Recon-a fairly new collection of performance/lifestyle wear-it was so impressive…we were not surprised to learn that an industry veteran conjured it up. Bummer for us, its an all men's line...
|back-Athletic Recon camo print more trendy than army, imo Black Ops Camo $54…back zip pocket w/ reflective pop, mesh venting on back waistband (black)|
|moisture wicking, 4 way stretch featherweight runners short with built in liner, adjustable waist. 2 lengths of many styles available too|
|Ripper-lightweight -streetwear + trail worthy…hints of tracksuit classics-fresh contrast color- orange zipper, DWR finish|
|super soft lining|
|Muzzle=Nice jacket-insulated-w/ exposed copper zipper, DWR wash, quilted lining-in black (pictured) and Army green|
|from Easton Outfitters products---lift this up with a pinky…S12CUBEN (1p pictured-now it delivers a 2 person)... 2 P 3lbs 20z $2000 Footprint sold separately. Made of Cubic Tech eVent-expedition worthy-80mph wind tested, carbon ion pole system…no wonder military uses this company!|
|from REI---Quarter Dome 1 Tent $219---comes in Half Dome 2p styles too, Footprint sold separately. 15 denier ripstop nylon and fly, floor uses 30-denier ripstop nylon (wow), clever angles for space, hubbed pole assembly for ez setup via REI exclusive tension truss architecture-sable vertical sidewalls headroom to sit upright--and length---we'd say for 6'3 and under. Comes with stuff sack, stakes, guylines, tighteners, pole repair tube, pole bag, stake bag|
One of our fav collections…Alpha Industries…takes its clean, functional iconic WWII Bomber Jackets' heritage---and updates it with tech fabrics.
|MA-1 Flight Jacket-from military to civilian-water resistant, storm flap zipper $125-knit cuffs, collar, waistband|
|tough to get denim right…we'd call these tapered boot cut-are just right thickness -in dark rinse…on the left, khaki Sundowner-side pocket with hidden snap closure and internal drawstring atop zip fly/snap closure -smart details.|
|Westwater Messenger Bag $139.95-large zippered flap pocket w/ YKK #10 water resistant zips with rubber pulls-backed pockets too w/ same specs, interior laptop sleeve, interior organizer pocket, padded adjustable shoulder strap-good choice for urban commuters|
Equipment choices abound---but as a gift…a safe bet are selections by one the the premier companies…Fishpond USA-gear and everyday bags, packs, slings and luggage.
As expected-haulers destined for the river or the sidewalks= are weather/ water right-with TPU welded construction, padded web straps, interior/exterior pockets, all sorts of attachment sections for gear/hooks/rods…roomy compartments.