With the cooler months of Autumn/Winter closing in, our style editors have highlighted their third key style trend of the season - Hybrid Golf Jackets & Gilets.
Hybrid Golf Jackets| Trending Styles
Style trends in golf typically take a slightly longer time to come to fruition in comparison to every day menswear trends - though this also means that they tend to stay in fashion for longer, too. This is a crucial detail to remember when updating your golfing wardrobe; with an elongated trend cycle comes an elongated period of time with which to wear any of our "trending" styles.
For Fall 2017, we believe that the hybrid golf jacket is going to be the must-have jacket style for this season (and maybe even for many seasons to come). Almost every apparel brand championed online at Golfposer has their own unique take on the style for AW17, offering up the most extensive range of quilted outerwear which we have ever had to choose from.
It's clear to see that each individual brand has paid particular attention to their outerwear offering this season with a renewed emphasis on style appeal, along with improving upon the all-important functional elements. Warmth and comfort is essential, of course, but we are also beginning to see more styles which embrace the "hybrid" design with details such as engineered sleeves, additional stretch or lightweight padding often featured.
Scroll on below to discover the best hybrid golf jackets of the season, as chosen by our top style editors here at Golfposer.
Hybrid Golf Jackets| Nike Golf
This year, Nike Golf have produced one of our favourite ever outerwear styles with their new Aeroloft x Hyperadapt x Aeroreact golf jacket.
The design updates for 2017 include the introduction of Aeroreact sleeve and side detail for even more comfort (replacing the older jersey style fabric), while the Aeroloft padding has been extended down to fully cover the rear side.
Combining these key elements with the super lightweight, ventilated Aeroloft padding and Hyperadapt technology for freedom of movement really does help to elevate this jacket to new heights - already worn by the likes of Lucas Bjerregaard on the European Tour.
Hybrid Golf Jackets | Hugo Boss
The stunning Hugo Boss Jalmstad Pro golf jacket is another of our favourite styles to feature a quilted front, this time with a lightweight duck down 80/20 filling along with a high stretch, high quality jersey fabric at the sleeves and rear for maximum freedom of movement.
The short collar lays flat against the neck for a sporty aesthetic, while the textured cuffs offer an even better fit. Subtle graphic detail features through the jersey fabric itself, while additional stretch rib texture is located at the side of the body.
Hybrid Golf Jackets| RLX
The jacket which is widely accredited with sparking the hybrid trend way back in 2014, the RLX Merino Cool Wool.
This particular style was championed by team USA at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles and has proven a hugely popular option every season since. The stretchy merino fabric offers the same quality you would expect from any RLX Ralph Lauren jacket, while the lightweight padding is sure to keep your core warm during performance.
Hybrid Golf Jackets | Galvin Green
Galvin Green are experts at keeping you warm on the golf course and there are two new flagship products which feature padding for AW17 - the Bruce Quilted Windstopper with Primaloft Gold & the Dash Padded Insula mid layer pullover.
Both of these styles have been developed with the serious golfer in mind and offers something that little bit different from the brand - embracing the quilted look without compromising on performance.
Hybrid Golf Jackets | Puma Golf
Puma Golf are another brand who have really upped their game when it comes to their outerwear selection for AW17. The key style which we love is the PWRWARM Extreme Hybrid jacket which features a quilted front with Primaloft Gold filling, now available in an all-black or black-lapis blue colour option.
It's an outstanding style among a vastly improved collection, which also features a reversible PWRWARM gilet at an exceptionally good price.