This past January at the PGA Merchandise Show I got my first look at the new OGIO apparel. I was surprised and excited that they had decided to dive into such a saturated market. This fall I’ve had the chance to test some of the first pieces out and I’m very impressed. I’m glad OGIO decided to take on the apparel market. Today I’m covering the OGIO Groove Shorts. Letst take a look.
OGIO Groove Shorts Overview
First, the fabric in the Groove shorts is not cotton. Good. I’m not a cotton fan. The Groove is made of a polyester spandex combination, 94% and 6% respectively. This means easy care, wrinkle resistant, no shrinking and best of all no ironing.
The fabric is also very lightweight and stretches because of the way it is weaved. Great for the golf swing, bending down to read putts, and reaching to collect bets from losing golf opponents.
The pockets have a custom lining which is easy on the contents. In my case a cell phone and small camera.
Style-wise, these are very cool shorts. The belt loops accommodate thick belts. The rear loop sports a cool looking OGIO logo.
The shorts I tested are the Black Plaid model. There are two other colors, White/Slate and Black.
Sizes for these golf shorts from OGIO range from 30-40.
On The Course
These shorts are extremely comfortable and fit perfectly. There are no tight areas or places where the shorts don’t stretch or adapt perfectly to all the nutty contortions my body goes through during its spastic granny over the top dual chicken wing golf swing.
The Groove shorts match up perfectly with one of my favorite new shirts, the OGIO Roller golf polo.
One small issue I found was with the inner pocket design. The angle that the pocket is cut can lend to coins and ball markers falling out of if I’m sitting on a golf cart. Don’t use the gold coin ball markers when wearing these shorts!
The pricing may be a tad high on these at $90.
I really love the OGIO Groove shorts. Yes they’re $90, which isn’t cheap. But they’ll last forever. The performance and style is well worth the investment.
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