The main difference is that a golf gilet is lightweight and designed to be more of a mid-layer item of clothing, unlike a body warmer which is thicker and works better as an outer layer.
Because a golf gilet is lighter and thinner, it’s a much better choice for golfers because it won’t interfere with your swing plane while still providing an extra layer of warmth and comfort in colder weather.
You could also wear a golf gilet over a t-shirt as more of a fashion item too in the summer, this is because golf gilets are made with breathable material that can make them ideal for any weather.
One problem we see some golfers make is that they’ll buy a golf gilet that’s a size too big. Ideally, your gilet should be a snug fit. This is so the material can trap warmer air closer to your torso, keeping you warm (which is the whole point of buying a gilet).
So, ensure your golf gilet is a snug fit when you buy it. If you’re not sure what size you are, you can use our product size guide, or you could always come and see us at our golf store in Rainford, St Helens and try it on before you buy.
The cost of your new golf gilet will depend on the brand and the features it includes. For example, if it has thermal technology, you’ll likely pay more. Typically, the higher end price of a golf gilet is about £190. You can also buy a cheaper option, closer to £25, depending on your budget.
We regularly have sales on our golf gilets and other golf equipment, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for within your price range, you can always check back, and you could find a lower price later on.
The quickest way to buy your golf gilet could be to come into our dedicated golf centre in Rainford, St Helens.
We stock a large range of gilets and other golf clothing and equipment, so you can shop in person and try your clothing on before paying.
You can also easily buy online and take advantage of our next day express delivery (which is free for orders over £100).
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