Oscar Jacobson AW15 Primaloft Collection
Swedish brand, Oscar Jacobson, not only boasts a 112-year heritage in tailoring, but has also been at the sharp end of top-end golf apparel for many decades, from the early days of kitting out players on the European Tour in the 1970s, through to a long-term partnership with The Ryder Cup and, more recently, a relationship with Volvo to support the Volvo China Open.
As the seasons turn and temperatures begin to tumble, warmth becomes a key issue out on the course for golfers as they seek effective, yet stylish, answers to that age-old golfer’s paradox of heat retention without the added bulk than can seriously hamper their freedom to swing.
That extra warmth has invariably required bulky or heavy designs and fabrics in the past, but years of intensive research and development have led OJ Sport to the wonders of PrimaLoft ®, an ultralight yet extra warm padding material that delivers the warmth golfers seek without adding unwanted bulk and weight.
Indeed, the success of the Mulligan and Manny jackets in recent years has prompted OJ Sport to extend its PrimaLoft ® offering for Autumn/Winter 2015. Mulligan and Manny remain in the range, the former a full-zip jacket crafted from an ultralight woven fabric with high mechanical stretch; the latter a half-zip anorak tailored from the same 100% polyamide microfiber. Both are ideal for those days when wind chill is a major factor, and both are now available in three colours.
They are now joined by Marcel, a sleeveless gilet or vest that’s perfect for those sunny but decidedly chilly winter days when retaining core body warmth is essential, and Philip, a long-sleeved shirt that shares the same fabric technology and has been created primarily to wear off-course for true devotees of the PrimaLoft ® look and feel.
All OJ Sport’s PrimaLoft ® garments feature a ‘dry touch’ coating on the inside and a rib-stop surface to give them a ‘technical’ look that perfectly matches their performance credentials.
They also form part of OJ Sport’s renowned Weather Protection System (WPS), a layering concept integral to the range in which a host of key garments work together to provide a perfect blend of protection from the elements and freedom to swing. The shirts, shorts and underwear form a light, breathable base layer to help wick moisture away and regulate temperature; the mid-layers are for isolation, helping you retain body heat while further wicking away moisture; and the outer layers provide protection from wind, rain or both.
OJ’s Autumn/Winter 2015 outerwear range has been created to equip golfers like never before in terms of performance and style, and the PrimaLoft ® collection provides the perfect answer to those winter days when warmth is the key requirement out on the links.