Your Guide to Buying the Most Comfortable Golf Trousers

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Your Guide to Buying the Most Comfortable Golf Trousers

Golf is a sport of practiced skill and precision. In golf, equipment can make or break the game, and is as important an element for the serious player as power and skill. Buying golf equipment is a process of careful selection, and the best place to compare the styles and costs of golf apparel is through online shopping. Similarly, golf clothes such as shirts, trousers and even caps have begun to be inspected for their ability to enhance the players experience and level of skill achievable. The chance of a competitive advantage coupled with the strict dress codes in various clubs and courses make selecting the right clothes paramount.

Golf Trousers have been adapting new fabrics and weave technologies to push the envelope of both form and functionality. From the fashion centric lines of Ralph Lauren to the technical and athletic collections of Adidas and Nike, you are faced with a multitude of choices that combine or distill aesthetics and functionality. Getting to know these options in detail is essential to finding the best golf trousers for you. eBay has a vast range of golf trousers to chose from, and this guide will outline the main features to consider when choosing your pair.

Style and Form

Golf trousers have become an iconic item of clothing to wear even for non golfers. Golf trousers are distinguished from ordinary trousers by the following characteristics:

  • Sleek and comfortable.
  • Deep or doubled front pockets.
  • Back pockets which lack a flap, for easier access to the scorecard.
  • Made to fit snug around the hips, which assists with the swing.
  • Rarely come past the ankles, to keep the fringes clean and out of the roughs and sandtraps.

Colour

While colours vary there are two dominant monochromatic trends.Darker blues and blacks are the choice of many players, on the opposite spectrum shades of whites and off-whites are very popular. This allows for easy accentuation of the shirts and tops that might be chosen.

Fabric:

Most golf trousers employ a variety of fabrics and meshes. The most popular fibres used are:

  • Polyester
  • Cotton
  • Spandex
  • Elastane

Although many brands have fits made out of 100% polyester or 100% cotton, it is more common to find mixtures of 90 to 95% cotton/polyester weaves with 3% to 7% of spandex or elastane. Different fabrics perform best for certain functions:

Cotton

Provides comfort and breathability

Polyester

Adds durability and resistant to the elements

Spandex and Elastane

Increase the stretch of fabric and allow maximum flexibility.

Exclusively golf related brands such as Callaway and Oakley favour 100% weaves while larger cross sport brands favour the mixed weaves alongside the 100% variety.

While many fabrics and colours are available, patterns are usually very similar across brands, with the exceptions of brands such as Loudmouth Golf—who carry a distinctive line of argyle pattered trousers with unique colour mixes. These golf trousers are as iconic as they are visible from a far.

While it maybe easy to find golf trousers that look pleasing on and off the course, the serious player should consider the additional factors that are linked to the game. What does a particular pair of trousers provide you with besides a good look?

Function

For the active golf enthusiast, taking the right equipment to the course can drastically affect the game. There have been many significant development in the technology of golfing equipment to enhance its performance. The same line of thinking has also been applied to golf apparel, where the advancements in technology (and fashion) allow the wearer to be primed and ready for a variety of conditions.

Golf trouserscome with the standard front and back pockets, belt hoops and often fly zippers. Many also have special pockets that hold keys and provide stylish and easy access pockets for smart phones. These on-seam, hidden zip pockets protect the golfer's mobile from anything that might scratch the screen—like a pen, pins or ball position markers.

Picking a pair based on performance is a slightly different matter to choosing a style based on fashion taste. Much like business professionals, golfers need to both look good and get their job done in what they are wearing. How the trousers fit becomes more important when considering how they might help a golfer on the green. There is an old adage that golf is: “all in the hips”. Golf trousers have an effect on how a golfer will move — in their swing, walking or getting up from a crouching position — to how comfortable they are shifting power from their swing.

Golf trousers usually combine these features in different ways suitable for golfers with different styles. The key is knowing the different kinds of fabrics, what they offer and selecting the kind which best compliment the style of golf the user will be playing, taking into account the climates and locations. Depending on the location and season the appropriate dress of the golfer may vary accordingly.

Size

The most crucial characteristic of trousers is their size and how they will fit. Many popular brands have very specific sizing systems, which they use to distinguish their products from the competition. Here are a few examples:

Adidas Tops:

Size

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Size Range

35.5-37.5

38.5-40.5

41.5-43.5

44.5-46.5

47.5-49.5

 

Adidas Pants:

Size Range

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

Inseam Length

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

Short Inseams Range from 8-9 for all sizes

Ashworth

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Chest

34 - 36

38 - 40

42 - 44

XL

50 - 52

Neck

14 - 14.5

15 - 15.5

16 - 16.5

46 - 48

18 - 18.5

Waist

26 - 28

30 - 32

34 - 36

17 - 17.5

42- 44

Sleeve

32.5 - 33

33.5 - 34

34.5 - 35

38 - 40

36.5 - 37

Inseam

32 - 34

32 - 34

32 - 34

35.5 - 36

32 - 34

 

Greg Norman Collection: Men’s Bottoms

SIZE

WAIST

HIPS

INSEAM - REGULAR

INSEAM - LONG

S

29 - 31

36 - 38

30

32

M

32 - 34

39 - 41

30

32

L

35 - 37

42 - 44

30

32

XL

38 - 40

45 -47

30

32

XXL

41- 43

48 - 50

30

32

How to measure:

Waist: Measure around your waist in your underwear, at the point where you normally wear your pants. Keep one finger between the tape and your body.

Hips: Stand with heels together and measure around the fullest part of your hips, keeping the tape paralell to the floor.

Inseam: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom, the number of inches to the nearest half inch is your inseam.

Greg Norman Collection: Men’s Tops

SIZE

NECK

CHEST

WAIST

SLEEVE LENGTH

S

14 - 14 1/2

35 - 37

29 - 31

32 - 33

M

15 - 15 1/2

38 - 40

32 - 34

33 - 34

L

16 -16 1/2

41 - 43

35 - 37

34 - 35

XL

17 - 17 1/2

44 - 46

38 - 40

35 - 36

XXL

18 - 18 1/2

47 - 49

41- 43

36 - 37

XXXL

19 - 19 1/2

50 - 52

44 - 46

37 - 38

 

How to measure:

Neck: Measure a shirt with a collar that fits you well, lay collar flat, and measure from center of the collar button to the far end of the button hole. The measurement in inches is your collar size.

Chest: With arms relaxed at your sides, measure around your chest at the armpits, over the highest part of your chest and shoulder baldes, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.

Waist: Measure around your waist in your underwear, at the point where you normally wear your pants. Keep one finger between the tape and your body.

Sleeve length: Measure from the center of your back. Bend your elbow 90 degrees; measure across the shoulder to your elbow and down to your wrist. The total length is your sleeve length.

 

Izod

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Neck

14 - 14.5

15 - 15.5

16 - 16.5

17 - 17.5

18 - 18.5

Chest

34 - 36

38 - 40

42 - 44

46 - 48

50 - 52

Waist

28 - 30

32 - 34

36 - 38

40 - 42

44 - 46

Sleeve

32.5 - 33

33.5 - 34

34.5 - 35

35.5 - 36

36.5 - 37

 

Nike Polos With Stretch (Lycra)

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

2XL

XXXL

Shirt Width

20"

21.5"

23"

24.5"

26"

27.5"

Shirt Length (neck seam to bottom hem)

28.5"

29.5"

30.5"

32"

33.5"

35"

Polos without stretch (cotton)

S

M

L

XL

2XL

XXXL

Polo Width

21"

22.5"

24"

25.5"

27"

28.5"

 

Nike Jackets

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

2XL

XXXL

Jacket Width

23"

24.5"

26"

27.5"

29"

30.5"

Bottoms

S

M

L

XL

2XL

XXXL

Waist (relaxed)

15"

16"

17"

18"

19"

20"

Inseam

31.5"

32"

32.5"

33"

33.5"

34"

Outseam
(top of waistband to bottom hem)

42.25"

43.125"

44"

44.875"

45.75"

46.625"

 

Pebble Beach

SIZE

CHEST

M

46 1/2"

L

49 1/2"

XL

52 1/2"

XXL

55 1/2"

 

Ping Shorts

SIZE

32

34

36

38

40

42

Waist Circumference

33

35

37

39

41

43

Hip

46

48

50

52

54

56

Outseam

20 3/4

21

21 1/4

21 1/2

21 3/4

22

Pants

           

Size

32

34

36

38

40

42

Waist Circumference

33 1/2

35 1/2

37 1/2

39 1/2

41 1/2

43 1/2

Hip

45 1/2

47 1/2

49 1/2

51 1/2

53 1/2

55 1/2

 

Tommy Hilfiger

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Neck

14-14.5

15-15.5

16-16.5

17-17.5

18-18.5

Chest

38

40

42

44

46

Sleeve length

33-33.5

34-34.5

35-35.5

36-36.5

37-37.5

Waist

30

32

34

36

38

Sun Mountain

SIZE

M

L

XL

XXL

Inseam* - Regular Pant

31

31.5

32

32.5

Inseam* - Short Pant

28

28.5

29

29.5

*All pants can be shortened 1.5”

 

Zero Restriction Outerwear

SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

XXXL

Pants Inseam

29

30

31

32

32

32

Pants Outseam*

41.25

43

44.75

46.5

47.25

48

Shorts Inseam

9.5

9.5

9.5

9.5

9.5

9.5

Shorts Outseam*

21.5

22.25

23

23.75

24.5

25.25

*measure from top of the waistband

Under Armour

SIZE

CHEST

WAIST

S

36"

29"

M

38"-40"

30"-32"

L

42"-44"

34"-36"

XL

46"-48"

38"-40"

XXL

50"-52"

42"-44"

XXXL

54"-56"

46"-48"

Caring for Golf Trousers

As with any specialist item of clothing, taking care of your golf trousers with ensure they last longer and need to be replaced less often. Because of the special fabrics and meshes used, many golf trousers actually require line drying to retain their flexibility and fit especially around the waist and hips. Improper care and washing can lead to unwelcome changes in the different measurements of the pants. A failure to read and adhere to the washing instructions may permanently warp or disfigure the golf trousers.

Choosing the right Golf Trousers on eBay

Once the buyer has decided on the style of trouser they desire and determined which size they will need then the process of finding the exact item can begin. Type 'golf trousers' into the search bar on eBay, and you can refine your search using the categories on the left hand side.

Make sure you include postage in your calculations and that you know exactly how eBay and PayPal protect you as a buyer .

It’s always safest to use PayPal for transactions wherever possible, as other methods of payment such as western union can be unsafe unless you know the buyer. PayPal is covered by eBay’s buyer protection plan, which automatically protects you against fraud up to the value of £500. PayPal lets you pay safely without the buyer ever seeing your card details.

Research your seller to know who you are buying from and make sure you feel confident in the transaction. If you are spending a lot of money then it might be prudent to ask if the seller has delivery insurance to make sure the item arrives in top condition.

Conclusion

Choosing the right kind of golf trousers will depend on your choice of style, function, fabric, colour and size. Finding the one that is comfortable can help with the entire game experience becoming more enjoyable, as well as allowing the user enhanced performance.  Golf is a precision sport so selecting all the right tools as well as clothing will be key in giving the player a competitive advantage. eBay has a large range of golf trousers to choose from.  The selection can be narrowed down using various categories such as price, brand, size, material and colour.

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