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Free and un­re­stricted use of the arms is ar­guably as im­por­tant in golf as it is in any other sport. That is why the vest, body warmer or gilet, what­ever you like to call it, is a su­perb op­tion in cool tem­per­a­tures. It pro­vides the warmth where you need it most, around your core, but lets the arms move freely so you can swing the club unim­peded. It can also be eas­ily slipped on over the top of a polo shirt and even worn in con­junc­tion with another mid or base layer.

Mod­ern vests come in many dif­fer­ent styles and es­pe­cially ma­te­ri­als, rang­ing from fleece-like prod­ucts to those that pay close re­sem­blance to a sleeve­less puffer jacket. As al­ways, be sure to try one on be­fore buy­ing, en­sur­ing it’s rel­a­tively snug-fit­ting around your torso so it doesn’t come into con­tact with your hands when ad­dress­ing the club or dur­ing the swing.

Also be wary of the neck ma­te­rial be­com­ing trou­ble­some and rub­bing on your skin. A low-pro­file neck de­sign, which most of the gar­ments above have, should coun­ter­act this po­ten­tial prob­lem. Fi­nally, make sure the polo shirt you have on un­der­neath matches your vest, so it seems you have planned your out­fit to some de­gree when the weather in­evitably changes.

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