I bought these pants from Nike.com in December of 2014 in an effort to stay warm while getting some last rounds in before it got too cold and before the baby came. And even though I was only able to wear them on-course for 2 rounds, I have been wearing them all Winter and into early Spring as well.
With a retail price of $100, I was able to get them on sale for $80, and now they are even further reduced to $59.97 on Nike’s website. At this price, it is a great deal and I highly recommend a pair for you. Onto the review…
Before this purchase, I had conducted some pretty good research into a warm-weather pant. And once I opened the plastic wrap all of my expectations were met. In comparison to my other golf pants which include a few pairs of the Modern Tech pant, and a pair of TW pants, the Weatherized pants were noticeably thicker and heavier. There was also a good amount of stretch to the material as well.
This is the area where the Weatherized pants really stand out. Since the pants are made from 9% spandex, there is so much give to the pants, which makes them feel like you’re almost wearing sweatpants. On the inside of the pants is a very soft, almost plush-like texture that doesn’t resemble anything in the Nike line.
Nike boasts that the Weatherized pants have a slim fit, although I found them to be a little too big for my liking. So I took them to my tailor who tapered the leg from about the knee down to the opening. With these alterations the leg opening went from about 8.5″ to 7.75″, which is a look I prefer much more. One other tip with the waist fit – I would advise you to order your normal size because like the rest of the pants, the waist has some give too and so I found these to be looser than the waist of the Modern Tech pants. You may want to even order 1″ lower than your size. Here is a pic of my pants after tailoring.
The Weatherized pants have some great details including a double belt loop in the back, and slit pockets on the sides for easy access – a feature which I thought was great for reaching in your pockets with gloves on. There are also two deep back pockets and a 5th concealed zip pocket at the left waist. I didn’t use the zip pocket but I think it is a pretty cool benefit to have.
In addition, unlike the Modern Tech pants which had a snap button closure, the Weatherized pants have a traditional button closure. On the back of the pant, above the right pocket is a screen-printed silver swoosh. Also, like most Nike Golf pants these days, the Weatherized pants have the strip of tacky material on the inside of the waist band to hold your shirt in. I found this to be really useful since I was wearing compression long-sleeve shirts on those cold, winter days, and I couldn’t bear to have them ride up. Lastly, I have read that some people wear these pants to the office but I couldn’t pull that off. The pants are definitely an athletic pant more than a slack, but to each his own!
I am not sure how long the Weatherized pants will be on sale for (and items on Nike’s website are known to fly off the shelves, especially with sale items), so I would highly recommend getting a pair for cooler days or even for just lounging around in. The pants are a clear winner in the cool weather category and those in the Northeast like me will surely find value in having a pair.
The pants come in gray as well as black, as Rory demonstrated in the promotional photos for the Lunar Control 3 below:
Editor’s note: The reviewer/author was not paid for this review, and the opinions expressed in the review are strictly those of the reviewer/author.