A lot of people have been emailing me about the 2013 TW gear and in particular about the recently released Fall polos. In this post, we’ll look at Tiger’s Thursday polo at the PGA Championship.
The TW Designer Print Polo is one that I was initially hesitant about. I’m a fan of the color block trend and Nike has taken it a step further by incorporating gradient into TW’s gear for the Fall. This is a pretty daring move by the company, but it is in line with how they push the envelope, whether it is in equipment or apparel. What won me over was the technology in this polo. Upon closer look, this polo features all the things you want in a functional, high-performance golf shirt. Let’s go through them:
Dri-FIT Technology – In most pictures of the new TW apparel one cannot really tell that the shirts use Dri-FIT technology that wicks away sweat, and feels light and cool to the touch. While this shirt may look like any other polo in pictures, I can assure you that in person the feel of it is very performing, and very light weight.
Mesh Panels – This is a major improvement from last year’s line where I felt that a lot of heat got trapped within the shirt. These mesh panels which run up the side, through the under arm, really alleviate this problem.
Laser-Perforated Collar – Another big improvement. Where last year’s TW apparel’s collar was too flimsy, the new collar has more body, it has laser-perforations to increase ventilation, and it keeps you cool while reducing overall weight.
Posture Performance – Nike calls this the kimono chassis and its designed to increase mobility and maximize range of motion. You’ll notice it as the strip that runs down the back of the shirt.
Snap Front Placket – Another new improvement – ventilated placket, a little more weight so it stays in place, and just the right length.
Full Details: TW Designer Print Polo in Light Armory Blue – retails for $95