We recently received a few demo shirts and shorts from Antigua and have been putting them through the rounds at various locations around the country. In the past month we’ve been wearing Antigua gear at courses in North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Colorado, and Texas. In conditions ranging from extremely dry to extremely wet and temperatures that have exceeded 100 degrees – the gear has all held up extremely well and has kept us comfortable in a variety of different conditions.
While Antigua gear can be found as the underlying brand of many golfing and corporate-event-labeled apparel – they also offer Antigua-branded clothing in a variety of basic styles that incorporates some great technology.
The products that we reviewed included the Exceed, Vista, and Arcadia shirts (all part of the Desert Dry and Desert Dry Xtra Lite series) and the Golf Short shorts.
All of the shirts had straight-forward and simple styling and provide full flexibility in terms of staying out of the way while you are playing. The simple styling is encouraged through the solid and classic colors along with the clean lines in the cuts of the shirts. The performance of the shirts allowed for maximum flexibility and wicking that keeps sweat away and keeps the shirts dry.
The standout favorite of the shirts was the Vista due to the black-on-black styling and the Desert Dry Xtra Lite construction that is perfect for hotter and humid temperatures. Given that most of the days in these shirts were hot and extremely humid, the thinner fabric allowed for the ability to wick quickly and soak up the cooler breezes when we were lucky enough to have them blow through.
The Desert Dry shirts all had the same great wicking capabilities as the Desert Dry Xtra Lite series – but have thicker fabric making them great for later summer or cooler mornings out on the course. The shirt materials used for all of the shirts we reviewed had a silky-smooth feel and they are all extremely light compared to most golf shirts that are out on the market.
The Golf Short shorts are made of thicker material that utilizes the same moisture management system that is capable of wicking sweat and moisture quickly. Since the shorts are a thicker material they did weigh down in heavier rain – though they did dry up quickly after the sun came back out.
The shorts have a hidden tee pocket above the right back pocket that is a nice and convenient addition. I found that the tee pocket ended being a great glove pocket as it is big enough to accommodate a glove without any problem .
After spending some time in Antigua clothing, it’s easy to see why the company has been around for over 30 years. If you’re looking for solid, no-nonsense, high-performing clothing designed for golf – then you should make sure you check out the Antigua line of clothing and outerwear.
Antigua was recently named the Official Golf Apparel Licensee for the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
If you’d like to see some more pictures of the Antigua Late Summer Line, you can check out the Antigua Late Summer Photo Album that we have posted on facebook.