The new SS17 golf apparel collection from Mizuno combines three key technologies that are said to offer the ultimate in performance for ‘serious’ golfers. Drylite, Warmalite, and Windlite technologies feature across the range and are said to deliver exactly what golfers need out on the course to play their best in all conditions.
Drylite moisture management technology is found in all five of the new SS17 polo shirts, and claims to help transport excess moisture away from the body to create a comfortable and dry internal micro-climate for optimum performance. The fabric is soft and stretchable to allow for a free-moving swing.
Each polo in the range is built upon a different focus and geared for a different purpose. The Piquet Polo features a classic cut, while the Sublimation Polo adds in some eye-catching frontal patterning with a nod to younger golfers and a vibrant, summer feel. The new Melange Polo features a button-down collar and an extended four-button placket, with the Piquet JQ Polo sporting textured origami patterning across the chest and shoulders. The JQ Polo extends that theme further, with full body front and back textured origami patterning. The Plain Shorts come in a traditional, tailored style with an extra front mini pocket, while the Drylite fabric is said to also add in a welcome degree of water protection.
Warmalite technology is featured in the Warmalite ¼ zip top and acts to recycle escaping body heat, which helps to create an insulating layer between body and garment on chillier days this summer. This body-warming, stretch-warming layer has a shape-holding collar, a locking zip mechanism and anti-snag shoulders that have been designed to accommodate golfers with carry bags.
The third and final key technology in the Mizuno SS17 range is Windlite, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that this technology has been introduced to offer protection when the wind gets up. The ultralight Wind Jacket and Wind Vest have been engineered for wind-proofing and also feature a locking zip mechanism to keep golfer’s body temperatures up when playing in those sneakily chilly summer winds.
The final additions to the new collection are Mizuno’s new Webbed Belt, which comes in a complementary colour palette, while Mizuno has also re-introduced golf shoes to the collection of SS17. Weighing just 275 grams, the Nexlite SL shoes are a spikeless, summer shoe built on the patented Mizuno Wave platform, offering proven performance, stability and comfort.
Although Mizuno may not be the first brand on anybody’s lips when considering a new wardrobe for the 2017 season, the Japanese brand is certainly attempting to change that with an apparel collection that will certainly catch the eye of your local club competitors. Whether their technologies will offer as much performance as promised however is another matter, but in the meantime, you’ll look and feel pretty good when finding out.