So unless you have been living under a rock you already know we are huge fans of Arnold Palmer Apparel. For those who are new to the blog, check out our write up from their last line here. To save some time, if you want to learn more about the company click here to see our last review. These guys can literally do no wrong in our book. They make a very affordable piece that looks great, preforms well, and part of the proceeds from your purchase go to a great cause. Mr. Palmer himself would be proud to see his line doing so well.
Recently, Arnold Palmer Apparel sent us a couple pieces from their Spring 2018 line to try out and review. Now that we are officially out of the snow here in Ohio – we recently took some of these pieces out to do a test drive so that we could help inform you if you are in the market to upgrade your gear. To make it easier we decided to take it piece by piece to do the review. Additionally, since we split the line up to review we noted who wore what.
Arnold Palmer sent us the Osage and Rivers Edge polos to review. Similar to the last line we reviewed they polos were more on the athletic fit so we would suggest sizing up. Very classic looking designs that will look good either on and off the course. Again, similar to the last line we reviewed the Arnold Palmer logo dons the back top center of the polo, subtle and really allows the polo to stand on its own. We were very impressed with the breath-ability of the shirts and the performance material. The shirt never restricted our swing and wicked away sweat during these early spring rounds. With the added UV protection, this shirt will preform under any condition.
The pants were a real sleeper in the line. Arnold Palmer sent us the The Bog pants and outside of washing them, these things barley come off. They are the perfect pants to transition from a day in the office to a quick twilight nine. The thing I love most about these pants is from far away they look like a normal pair of blue slacks…not so fast. Up close there is a really cool detail in the fabric that has an added touch of class. With the added touch of the metal umbrella emblem above the back pocket these pants will make anyone who sees them jealous.
I recently made the transition only wearing pants when I golf and trust me, these will be a huge staple in the rotation. Very breathable and lightweight. At times you almost forget you are wearing pants.
These pants clock in under $55 bucks, a steal for a pair of pants of this quality.
The shorts are just as great as the rest of the line. Similar to The Bog pants, the charcoal Orchid Island shorts they sent are super light weight and comfortable yet durable. Again, the fabric is something we’ve never seen before. It will be interesting to see if this woven design holds up all season long. If it does, then at the $44.50 price point I will be replacing all of my old shorts.
Quarter Zip (Graham):
Onto out favorite piece in the line… the quarter zips (we’re big quarter zip guys!). If you’re looking for a really comfortable and super stylish/sporty piece to add to your outfit (whether it’s for looks or to take on the elements) then you cannot go wrong with any of their mid layers. They sent us the Stone Heather Aster piece which we are loving so far. It has plenty of stretch in all of the right places making it super breathable and can keep you warm like a mid layer should. Beyond all of the specs you’re looking for in a great pull over, Arnold Palmer Apparel puts their finishing touches on it with the metal umbrella emblem down by the left pocket and on the back near the neck. They also added a solid black plastic cap over the zipper with the umbrella engraved in it. It’s a great transition piece when walking off the course too – I wear mine often over a dress shirts.
So all and all, every piece is a great addition to the line up. Very classic, stable, pieces that can mix and match well. The price point is unbeatable. In today’s market most polos cost nearly $100 bucks. Hell for that price you could be rocking a new pair of pants and a new polo. We’ve tried a number of different companies and Arnold Palmer Apparel performs right up there with them all. And remember their moto…”Look Great, Do Good” – with a unique partnership with Arnies Army, not only are you going to look like a million bucks you are going to financially support the good work of the charity through your purchase.
We’ve partnered with Arnold Palmer Apparel to giveaway 2 polos this week for the Players Championship! You can enter on Instagram and/or Twitter. Make sure you are following @golf_starz & @arnoldpalmerapparel on either platform. Like the giveaway post and either tag two friends on Instagram or retweet on Twitter.
Entries close Thursday 5/10 at 7am EST. Two winners will be announced on Monday morning 5/14. Only open to U.S. residents only. Sizes and styles based on availability.
Arnold Palmer Apparel provided us some clothes from their Spring line free of charge to try and do an honest review. All of the reviews we share on Golf Starz are our own opinions. Golf Starz has been given the clothes as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain our own and were in no way influenced by the company