Today’s round was a perfect situation to put my Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip layer into play. The temperatures were only in the 60’s with a steady wind about 10-15 miles per hour. Not warm enough to go without some kind of protection, but not exactly winter golf. That’s spring golf in Utah, or a round of golf just about anytime at Pebble Beach.
Dunning Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip
Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip Features
This outer layer is made up of 94% polyester and 6% spandex. No cotton and no problem for me. I love what is being done with these fabrics over the last few years. They’re durable, machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and very sharp looking. The fabric insulates the body well, but also helps it breath.
The sleeves are slimming, meaning they’ll stay out of the way in the golf swing. There’s nothing worse than bad swings caused by irritating apparel issues.
Today I used the included drawstring around the bottom. Once I tightened it a bit those cold drafts no longer crept up from below.
This piece comes in small, medium, large, extra-large, and double extra-large. I sport a large and the fit is great.
Mine (pictured) is the black/silver stripe version. The other color combinations are Dusk/Hastings (light bluish with yellow stripe), Halo/Dusk (dark blue with light blue stripe), Sequence/Light Grey (lighter blue with grey stripe).
On The Course
I need an outer layer to take the edge off of the wind and slight chill, but not too heavy. My black Stretch Thermal is perfect in that situation, and soaks up some of the sun’s heat to help keep my back warm. The garment doesn’t bind or pull during the swing, allowing me to swing freely and crack some massive drives. It also does not impede my putting. I bend over quite a bit and some poorer fitted outer layers can snag the putter grip. That’s a quick way to miss putts.
True to Dunning’s reputation the comfort level is as good as it gets. Style wise? When I wear Dunning I know I’m at the top of the golf apparel food chain.
I’ve dealt with dozens of apparel companies and reviewed countless products over the last 10+ years. Every Dunning product I’ve tested, the $105 Stretch Thermal Striped 1/4 Zip included, features the highest of quality, style, comfort, and performance.