Written By: Chris Conley
It seems Antigua has been around as long as the game of golf has, if you’ve ever played or watched golf on TV chances are you’ve seen the Antigua logo. While Antigua is not a heavily advertised apparel company like Nike, Puma or Under Armour they have been making quality and stylish golf apparel longer then the previously mentioned companies have even been in business.
With the 2016 Men’s Perfomance 72 Antigua brought much brighter colors into the mix than in previous years, making them not only some of the most comfortable golf polo’s we have worn but now competing in the style category with any apparel company you can find. Antigua has two main technologies for their golf polo’s Desert Dry which consists of a poly/cotton blend which is designed to wick moisture away from the body and keeping you cool on the hottest of days; and the Desert Dry Xtra Lite technology which takes premise of the Desert Dry and adds an ultra thin material to make it one of the lightest feeling golf polo’s we have ever reviewed. The 2016 Men’s Perfomance 72 doesn’t just consist of Polo’s, they have pull-overs, jackets, shorts and even hats containing their patented technology, and why we didn’t test any of the 2016 Men’s Perfomance 72 line besides the polo’s, we have in the past and they are outstanding. Every year AGG has been around we have made sure to do at least a few reviews on Antigua as we think they are one of the best brands you will find in the golf industry. This spring for their 2016 Men’s Perfomance 72 collection we tested the Men’s Element Polo and the Horizon Golf Pull Over 1/4 Zip Jacket. The Element polo is an 88% polyester and 12% spandex combination to make one of the most comfortable golf shirts around. Very light weight and breathable and will make you comfortable on the hottest of days on the golf course, Antigua uses their patented Desert Dry Technology to help keep you cool and dry. A simple design with just the Antigua logo on the right sleeve, this solid color polo comes in a variety of colors; what I truly like about this polo is that while it is a solid color polo it washes in some white/gray to make the solid not as in your face (see pictures below, hard to explain). I’ve worn this polo on hot days and in rain and the moisture wicking technology works both ways, on hot days it wicked the sweat away from my body, and during the rain it dried quickly. You can’t really say much about a golf polo but this is one of the most comfortable golf shits I’ve ever worn, since getting it for testing reasons I’ve worn it to work one day every week, tucked in at the office or untucked with shorts on the course it looks and feels professional. The polo for the form fitting material actually sizes a little bit bigger than normal, and I could have gone down a size, and being a bigger guy when you can go down a size you always feel good.
The Horizon 1/4 zip pull over is a 92% polyester and 8% spandex combination, to make a form fitting soft jacket that allows for movement that most outerwear hinders. The jacket is light weight but still keeps you warm on cool days but somehow still keeps you cool on windy hot days, Antigua uses their patented Desert Dry Technology to help keep you cool and dry. The jacket is very professional looking subtle splashes of color on the shoulders and lines under the chest, Antigua adds a few splashes of bright color to make the jacket stand out while still looking professional on and off the golf course. I got caught in a rain storm while wearing the jacket and was soaked, within 10 minutes of the sun reappearing the jacket was dry and protecting me from the windy conditions on the course.
There really isn’t much to say about a golf polo and pull over, all I can say is quality matters and Antigua has been respected name on the PGA tour longer than some of us have been alive. If you don’t own at least one piece of Antigua clothing, follow the link below, you will be as hooked as I am. Normally after I test a product I move on, but I can say I bought the Element polo personally in three other colors then the one I was sent to test, they are that great for work and the course or even the 19th hole.
More About the Author - Chris Conley
Chris is the founder of Average Guy Golf, he plays at an 11 handicap and has recently changed from TaylorMade to an all Ping line up, besides his Xenon putter. Chris who is 34 started, playing golf when he was 15 and one Mr. Eldric Tiger Woods hit the scene and made golf popular. He has a daughter who is 4 and loves going to the golf course, and practicing with her new Pink golf clubs that Santa brought her. Chris's goal with the site is to make your next round more enjoyable regardless of your score.