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Nexbelt Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Nexbelt golf belt

Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt

After a few weeks of successfully not having my shorts fall down, I’m ready for my Nexbelt review.  Yes, reviewing golf gear can be very challenging at times.

Nexbelt Overview

Nexbelt makes dozens of belts for golf and other applications, for both men and women.  Many styles and sizes are offered, including customization.  I’d really like to get a customized HOG belt.  I’ll work on that for another review.

Ratchet System

Nexbelts are unique in that they use a ratchet system to tighten and secure the belt, rather than the old style holed belts.  Therefore their belts look nicer without holes which can wear and look shabby over time.

Because of the same ratchet system, the belts are sold as one size and cut down by the wearer to a custom fit.  Since the teeth of the ratchet are so much closer together than the sizing holes of a regular belt, the tightness can be adjusted easily.  For me this is great.  I like to loosen my belt when sitting at the office writing golf blog posts, and perhaps have it set to a medium or stronger tightness on the golf course.  A couple of ticks of the ratchet make that size tweaking easy.  This simply cannot be done with a standard belt.

Custom fitting by Nexbelt

On The Course

The golf specific belts are very cool.  I have a great looking green belt and the lovely bride has a white women’s version.

Along with the benefits of a stylish looking belt which is perfectly fitted for my ever changing waistline, is a neat James Bond 007 feature.  The buckle doubles as a hidden door which opens from top to bottom.  Hidden inside is a golf ball marker which is held in place magnetically.  The ladies’ version of this setup includes a ball marker with plenty of bling.  So cool.

Bling ball marker inside hidden door (women’s version)

Conclusion

Nexbelts’ golf belts are stylish, perfectly fitted to each individual, and have a neat hidden door with ball marker inside.  Best of all, they keep my shorts from falling down, like a good belt should.

Related Links

HOG Nexbelt photo gallery.

Nexbelt website.


Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Following yesterday’s FIVE birdie round I felt I’d have enough experience in the new Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks to post my review. Obviously such great golf play was not a result of having great golf clubs, a great golf ball, or executing shots. It was all attributable to the socks. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

Kentwool Socks

Kentwool KW Series Men’s Sport Socks

About the KW Men’s Sport Socks

Kentwool as one might deduce, makes wool socks. I’ve been wearing Kentwools for several years now. I will NOT wear cotton socks again after wearing Kentwools! The KW Men’s Sport Socks are a slight departure. They’re part wool and part bamboo. The great thing about bamboo is that it is probably one of the most eco-friendly and replenishable materials in the world. It grows seriously fast.

The bamboo allows the same performance and moisture wicking, but in a thinner and lighter sock.

Colors

This sock is currently available in two colors: black/blue (pictured) and natural grey.

Sizes

The KW Sport comes in medium, large, and extra-large sizes.

On The Course

The KW Sport is extremely comfortable. The last two rounds I’ve played with them the temperatures were 94 and 92 degrees. No sweat, literally. Feet dry and comfy.

Conclusion

$20.95 is not cheap for a pair of socks. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” This show is well worth the price of admission. Great performance, moisture reduction, comfort. Fabulous.

These would make a great Father’s Day golf gift!   Snag a pair of these for dad.  If I’m your dad (or even if you want me to be), snag me another pair!


Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Golf Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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My all time favorite golfer?  Not Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus (though Jack is a close 2nd place).  That distinction belongs to Bobby Jones.  Mr. Jones was quite possibly the best golfer ever.  Since he retired from golf at age 28, we will never know how many major championships he would have won.  When he retired at 28, Jones had 13 majors.  Compare that to Tiger who at age 38 has 14.  Do the math.  Jack and Tiger might have had another dozen to catch Mr. Jones.

Bobby Jones was not only a great golfer, he dressed the part.  Decades after Mr. Jones passed away the Bobby Jones apparel line continues the classy tradition.  The line is celebrating its 25th year in business.

Bobby Jones Apparel

XH20 Aero Polo by Bobby Jones – click to zoom

Today’s subject is the new Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo.  Lets take a look.

Materials

This polo is made from a proprietary polyester and lycra blend. These are two great fabrics for sport/golf performance in my book. They provide high moisture wicking, no shrinking, durability, comfort, and most of all easy care. Not much needed in terms of ironing and maintenance. Wash it and lay it down flat to dry.

Photobombed by Bobby Jones!

Style

I really dig the Bobby Jones polo line up. The XH20 Aero Polo is very classy. The color scheme is fantastic. The black/green is such a great combination. I just realized this is almost the exact same scheme as the HOG logo and website theme. No wonder I like it so much.

Along with the great scheme, there’s the knitted collar. Inside the 3-button placket is a little embroidered Bobby Jones figure. Nice.

On The Course/At The Office

The comfort level of this polo is fantastic on the course or in the cube.

The look is very sharp.  During the golf swing the polo does not bind or pull anywhere.  I’m free to swing in comfort with no distractions.

Conclusion

The Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Polo at $85 is a mid-range priced high performance polo with style to spare.

More Soon

I have a few other Bobby Jones apparel items to review so stay tuned.


First Look: Kentwool KW Men’s Sport Socks

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Big money game coming up later this morning. Normally I wouldn’t take any chances with new gear but this is the best golf sock maker on this planet, Kentwool. Today’s sock script is their new Men’s Sport edition.

Kentwool KW Men's Sport Socks

Kentwool KW Men’s Sport Socks

These are a little departure for Kentwool. Normally their socks are made from 100% wool. These are a combination of bamboo and wool. I’ve tried bamboo socks from other brands over the years and liked them. Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials in the world.

Father’s Day is coming up soon.  I’d definitely consider Kentwool socks for a great Father’s Day golf gift.  I happen to be a father, so take the hint…

After sufficient golf rounds with these I’ll post a full review.  Stay tuned.


Opening the Fridge or Winning the Masters

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Today’s apparel script features the Oakley “Delta” Polo.  I was quite comfortable in my regular business capacity today, and caught a selfie opening the fridge.  You may recognize this shirt as the same one Bubba Watson was wearing during the final round when he won the 2014 Masters Tournament.

fridge_bubba_masters

Bubba wears the shirt winning the Masters.  I wear it opening the fridge.  Both great accomplishments in our own worlds.

Stay tuned for my full review of the Oakley Delta Polo after I’ve had a chance to test it out on the golf course.


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