Winter jacket suggestions

JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
edited Aug 26, 2018 in Golf Style and Accessories #1
Looking to get another winter jacket, for when it’s really cold. I currently have an Under Armour CGI Reactor jacket which is absolutely brilliant for this, so looking for something similar I guess.



I’m half tempted to just get another in a different colour, but wanted to ask the opinion of you fellas first.



I suspect I’ll be wearing it over two layers. The UA kept me warm even below freezing last winter, and it didn’t impinge on my swing at all.
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Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
Cleveland CBX 52
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
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  • OSKARJONESOSKARJONES Members Posts: 270 ✭✭
    If it's not for wet conditions try and find a Mizuno Windlite. You'll only need one layer underneath and it will not interfere with your swing.
  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    Yes, it’s not for wet. I have waterproofs which I can layer up underneath for that. It’s just for cold, windy days when it’s frosty or dank.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    Something with a bit of padding like the Oscar Jacobson Brick, that sort of thing.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Odyssey O-Works Marxman
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
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  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,894 ClubWRX
    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    edited Aug 26, 2018 #7
    That’s probably a little too showy for me Mark.


    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Warmer than the Reactor? But yes, that’s exactly the type of jacket I’m looking for although would maybe want to also wear it to the pub on occasion so Ping isn’t ideal as a brand.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Odyssey O-Works Marxman
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,894 ClubWRX
    Joelsim wrote:
    That’s probably a little too showy for me Mark.


    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Warmer than the Reactor? But yes, that’s exactly the type of jacket I’m looking for although would maybe want to also wear it to the pub on occasion so Ping isn’t ideal as a brand.




    Yes. Makes the Reactor feel like a cheap windbreaker in terms of warmth. I posted in a few threads about it last winter, and several GWRX users bought it and said the same. Might be able to search my thread history and see those.



    As far as styling, it's actually VERY lifestyle oriented and not golf specific looking at all. The branding is very small, and it's a black jacket with the quilted look that's been popular the past several seasons. And they are expanding the Norse offerings for this fall/winter adding even more styles to it.
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  • UnteachableUnteachable North MississippiBST Volunteer Mods Posts: 1,050 ✭✭
    I just ordered the Norse from my pro shop this week and it should arrive soon so i hope it turns out well. I purchased one toward the end of last season when they were pretty much sold out of most sizes and sent it back because it was a bit big. From what i remember in the short time I tried it on, it should be fine to wear around town. Very subtle styling
  • 4puttJohnny4puttJohnny Members Posts: 458 ✭✭
    edited Aug 26, 2018 #10
    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    I 2nd this. Chris tried to convince me. I didn't believe him (stupid me.....this guy knows the outerwear market better than anyone I've ever seen). I bought one. He was 100% correct.
  • Pearson10MPearson10M Posts: 100 ✭✭
    I know that this may sound weird, but look at a thinly insulated windproof/water resistant cycling jacket. I love the Windstopper membrane from Gore.



    What is nice about the cycling jacket is that is less bulky than a normal jacket (more form fitting) yet not restrictive making it perfect for a golf swing. The more form fitting also mean more warmth per ounce.The tail of the jacket is a little longer cut than a normal jacket.



    Some have removable sleeves. You can spend a lot of money or find some good deals.



    Here is one that looks good and is well priced.
  • TerrapinGolferTerrapinGolfer Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Kjus radiation jacket
  • buntabunta Members Posts: 541 ✭✭
    edited Aug 26, 2018 #13
    For what its worth, i have the Norse,.. dont put it on inside the house. You will steam. Dont wear it with anything over 60 degrees either.. 55 might even be too hot. 50 and lower is ideal. Dont worry about swing restriction either, there is none.





    Theres a new Norse and Norse Fleece coming this year, if you want to wait for it.
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  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,127 ✭✭
    Mizuno windlite. That with a base layer gets you down to about 15-20* F. I’d think most courses would be closed at 12+ degrees below freezing.



    Incredibly warm, no restriction in movement.
  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,504 ✭✭
    Mizuno Windlite (if you can find one) or Greg Norman Performance (very similar) are the best ones I've found. No restrictions and you can wear a few layers underneath if you want and have no problem playing down to 20*F or below. Still I wouldn't mind trying the Ping Norse jacket though.
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,894 ClubWRX
    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    I 2nd this. Chris tried to convince me. I didn't believe him (stupid me.....this guy knows the outerwear market better than anyone I've ever seen). I bought one. He was 100% correct.




    Wow! Thanks for the kind words!
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    TaylorMade Spider X Copper
  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 424 ✭✭
    Although it never really gets that cold here, I have a Nike Aeroloft jacket that I wear when I go play in places like Tahoe or Reno when it gets cold. Its not even the golf version, but the running that I picked up on sale at Scheels.
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  • TerrapinGolferTerrapinGolfer Posts: 102 ✭✭
    chris975d wrote:

    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    I 2nd this. Chris tried to convince me. I didn't believe him (stupid me.....this guy knows the outerwear market better than anyone I've ever seen). I bought one. He was 100% correct.




    Wow! Thanks for the kind words!




    Hey Chris have you tried the kjus Radiation jacket? if so would you still say the ping norse is better?in the market and tried the radiation jacket on in scotland and thought it was amazing. but also cost much more
  • gaspasrgaspasr Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I used a zero restriction Forbes pullover last winter and it was awesome. I wore it over a UA base layer and was comfortable down into the mid 30’s. It’s wind proof and filled with goose down which is an incredible insulator. I haven’t tried the ping Norse but I can’t imagine playing in anything colder than 35 or so and this was plenty warm enough for that temperature. Highly recommended.
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,894 ClubWRX
    chris975d wrote:

    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    I 2nd this. Chris tried to convince me. I didn't believe him (stupid me.....this guy knows the outerwear market better than anyone I've ever seen). I bought one. He was 100% correct.




    Wow! Thanks for the kind words!




    Hey Chris have you tried the kjus Radiation jacket? if so would you still say the ping norse is better?in the market and tried the radiation jacket on in scotland and thought it was amazing. but also cost much more




    I have tried the Radiation, and I returned it because it just isn't as warm as the Norse. Nothing I've tried is. I saw one review where the Norse was described as snow skit coat warmth in a standard golf jacket size. That's about as accurate as I've seen. It is WARM. And light. This IS coming from a very cold natured person (I truly hate temperatures below 80 degrees), and it's literally the first jacket I've ever found that I can wear outside at work (the course) or playing with JUST the Norse and a short sleeve polo in 45 degree weather and be completely warm.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,366 ClubWRX
    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Where to find?
  • TerrapinGolferTerrapinGolfer Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Where to find?




    cant find it anywhere please share if you find it for sale anywhere
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,296 ✭✭

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Where to find?




    cant find it anywhere please share if you find it for sale anywhere




    Probably a discontinued item. I just looked on the Ping web site and it wasn’t listed.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,149 ✭✭
    All this talk about winter jackets is depressing me. Stop it!! It was over 80 today. Glorious. **** I hate the cold.
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  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Members Posts: 1,984 ✭✭
    I can't swing in anything heavier than a zip up hoodie.



    Which means the coldest I usually play is around freezing. Anything below 30º and a simple hoodie no longer cuts it.
  • UnteachableUnteachable North MississippiBST Volunteer Mods Posts: 1,050 ✭✭

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    chris975d wrote:


    How warm are you wanting to be? For the warmest, lightest golf jacket, it's the PING Norse, by far. Nothing else even comes remotely close to it. It's not for wet weather use, but is the warmest out of everything golf specific here in the US, Galvin Greens entire collection, Under Armour, etc (I've tried and/or own them all).




    Where to find?




    cant find it anywhere please share if you find it for sale anywhere




    Just have your pro shop with a Ping account order it for you. I did last week, I think it will come in next week. I think this years winter apparel from Ping is available starting in September.

    It will probably show back up on the Ping site again soon
  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    jacobEDGE wrote:


    I can't swing in anything heavier than a zip up hoodie.



    Which means the coldest I usually play is around freezing. Anything below 30º and a simple hoodie no longer cuts it.




    Padded golf jackets these days aren’t heavy at all. My UA Reactor jacket is much lighter than a 1/4 zip. It’s also not cumbersome at all, swinging in it is no problem whatsoever.
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    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
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    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
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    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
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  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    This one isn’t the exact model I have but it shows you just how bulky they aren’t!
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Odyssey O-Works Marxman
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
  • jj9000jj9000 ClubWRX Posts: 2,605 ClubWRX
    OSKARJONES wrote:


    If it's not for wet conditions try and find a Mizuno Windlite. You'll only need one layer underneath and it will not interfere with your swing.




    I can't disagree with the gentlemen recommending the PING jacket b/c I've never worn it.



    What I can tell you though is the Mizuno Windlite (original) is the best piece of golf clothing I've purchased in the last 10 years. Put a base layer on, and the Windlite, and you're warm into the 20* F range. If you walk the course at 40*-50* with the Windlite, you'll find yourself hot.
  • JoelsimJoelsim Posts: 681 ✭✭
    Can someone post a pic of the Mizuno Windlite you’re talking about please as there appear to be several different versions.
    Ping G400 Driver 10.5 Regular Alta CB 44.5”
    TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver 13.5 Regular Diamana F Ltd 43.25”
    Titleist 818 H1 18 3-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Titleist 818 H1 23 4-Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Ping G400 4-UW Regular Alta (#4 at power spec loft)
    Ping G410 SW Regular Alta
    Cleveland CBX 52
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 58 X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 64 S
    Bettinardi Studio Stock #3
    Odyssey O-Works Marxman
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line
  • jj9000jj9000 ClubWRX Posts: 2,605 ClubWRX
    There are several remakes of the original. Here is a review thread from the owner of this site with pictures. Mind you, this is from 2010, but mine has held up since then.



    The original Windlite may only be able to be found on eBay, or smaller golf shops. Mizuno did come out with the Hayate as well. It's good for medium temps. But, it's no Windlite.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/523697-review-mizuno-windlite-sweater-is-my-personal-favorite-for-40f-to-60f/
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