You may be familiar with the brand, Ahead as this is the brand you see a lot at golf tournaments, specifically, events such as the BMW Championship.
Their company is loaded with numerous styles of shirts, jackets, hats, shorts, etc. They also have golf accessories and small golf packages that make for nice Holiday gifts.
I had the opportunity to take a look at four specific pieces of clothing that may be beneficial for your next golf outing. These items include, the Payne Stewart hat, the Ahead fedora, Chatham Fleece jacket and the Montery Stripe Polo.
The fedora – Nothing combines an old school look with modern style as much as a fedora. This timeless classic features a straw material giving it a unique look that also will do a great job of keeping the sun out of your face.
The hat feels plenty comfortable and does a nice job of not making your head feel suffocated like with some hats. The fedora is also light weight which adds to the comfort and will work nicely on those hot sunny days thanks to the long, round brim of the hat.
The Payne Stewart – The Payne Stewart hat was made famous by none other than Stewart himself as he would go on to win three major championships wearing this cap. The first you’ll notice right away is immense comfort.
The fedora has it’s own kind of comfort but the Payne Stewart feels soft, so wearing it is a pleasure, especially when you need it most (Bad hair day perhaps?). The hat feels great whether you’re wearing it backwards or frontwards and goes well with numerous styles of clothing.
One of the best things about the Payne Stewart is that it can be worn during any season. During the summer, it can be worn to protect from the sun while in the winter, it can be worn like a knit, keeping your head worm.
Payne Stewart helped bring classic golf attire back to fruition and the hat will represent this quite well.
Montery Stripe Polo – One of Ahead’s newer shirts, the Montery Stripe Polo features a beautiful silky feeling and has a multi-shaded stripe design on it, giving a unique look to the typical stripe polo. I’ve mentioned the word “comfort” a lot and I’ll say it yet again.
The Montery Stripe Polo is one of the softest, coolest and most comfortable golf polos around. The terrific material of the shirt has a lot to do with it and this short is great for a hot round of golf or if you’re in a hot building.
The professional design on the polo makes it great for any occasion, whether it’s a leisure activity or it’s a business meeting. Some polos may bother you around the neck with their collars but with the softness of the shirt and the collar, there’s no worries about any tightness.
Chatham Fleece Jacket – The Chatham Fleece Jacket features a material soft enough to be a blanket for a good night sleep (If you’re into wearing jackets in bed), it’s that comfortable. It also has the warmth of a coat almost.
It was extremely cold outside here in Chicago the other day, wearing the Chatham Fleece Jacket was light but I stayed plenty warm. That is, for at least a certain amount of time but I was out there for a while and had no issues (If only I was wearing gloves though, ouch).
Even being out there swinging my 9-iron, it felt great and didn’t feel like it was in the way. This is a great jacket if you’re someone who plays golf in the streets or is a driving range warrior and the hood of the jacket keeps you warm as well as any other small jacket around.
Final Verdict – Overall, these pieces from Ahead are “Ahead” of the game and there’s something for every kind of golfer and for every season so there’s nothing stopping you from hitting the course. The gear is customizable as well as you can put a logo on the clothing item(s) you choose which helps make them more personal.
The level of comfort, especially on the Chatham Fleece and the Montery Stripe Polo is very solid and was quite impressed with the feel of them. So, to make a long story short, the golf clothing from Ahead is just flat out awesome.
You can check them out at AheadWeb.com
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