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The Most Underrated Golf Apparel Brand

Everyone’s got a favorite polo, a favorite pair of shorts. I’ve tried my fair share of brands, too. The problem? I want the best of the best. And for good reason: I want you to wear the best damned golf apparel money can buy.

There are plenty of fish in our proverbial polyester pond and cashmere canals. I’ve fished and fished for the perfect pair of shorts and polo and have finally found them.

Welcome, fellow golfers, to summer golf apparel bliss. In this case, “bliss” is really spelled “KJUS.”

You know KJUS (or maybe you don’t). They’re that premium rainwear brand that every Scottish person I’ve met wears. And they’re dang good at it. You won’t find a better rainsuit than the Pro 3L 3.0.

That said, most people don’t know that KJUS makes killer polo shirts and magnificent bottoms. Seriously, they’re good.

So good that I’m willing to declare KJUS the most underrated apparel brand in golf. If you haven’t yet tried a piece of KJUS golf apparel, let this be a sign to ditch your crusty, cotton-pique polo and pick up something comfortable, cool and classy.

I’ve got a few summer-ready outfits to share but before I do you need to understand why KJUS apparel is so good. It’s because KJUS isn’t actually an apparel company at all but rather an innovation company.

“It’s just a polo. There’s nothing you can do to make a polo better!” some might exclaim.

To that, KJUS says “hold my beer!” (It’s probably a craft IPA from some little brewery on Pearl Street).

A quick rundown of KJUS’s core technologies will help prove my point.

Core Tech

Here are some innovations and technologies you’ll find sprinkled throughout KJUS’s comprehensive apparel line.

  • Mineral Circulation. Certain KJUS garments contain Natural Minerals woven into the fabric to promote recovery and blood circulation.
  • Eco-Coffee. KJUS uses recycled coffee grounds in some garments to enhance performance and be more eco-friendly. This process gives each garment unique anti-odor and moisture-wicking properties.
  • Cooling. Perhaps the most important piece of any summer golf gear is cooling. KJUS uses innovative yarn structures to promote evaporative cooling.

These aren’t the only technologies KJUS relies on to innovate in the golf apparel space. They are, however, the most important when it comes to dressing for summer golf.

I’d be remiss not to mention some of the other cool stuff they do, like lining cold-weather garments with graphene to absorb heat and transfer it throughout the fabric to eliminate cold spots. Or the volcanic mineral lining used in the front pocket of certain garments to keep your hands dry in the rain. The Storm Jacket is so warm that I had to take it off walking around Times Square in December.

Seriously, KJUS isn’t an apparel company. They’re an innovation company that happens to make some pretty darn good apparel.

What does one need to dress properly for summer golf? Simple. You’ll need a breathable top, comfortable bottoms and a sweat-resistant headpiece. Last I checked, KJUS has all of that.

Breathable Top: KJUS Lee Polo

You won’t find a better $99 polo. The KJUS Lee Polo (available in solids or stripes) is as comfortable as they come. It has everything you’re looking for in a sweet summer polo.

  • Moisture absorbent
  • UPF 30+ protection
  • Quick drying
  • Stretch for days

Honorable Mention: KJUS Sanford Polo. I get it, this polo isn’t cheap. But it’s got that fancy eco-coffee technology I mentioned earlier. Translation? This cashmere polo won’t just look cool. It will help you stay cool on and off the course.

Comfortable Bottoms: KJUS Iver Shorts

The Iver short is a staple in my wardrobe for its comfort and stretch. Seriously, this is the most stretchy pair of shorts I own (and I own a lot of stuff from that athleisure brand that has a citrus fruit in its name). Besides being light and stretchy, the Iver shorts are also water-resistant in case you happen to hit a monsoon in the middle of your round.

  • Water-resistant
  • 4-way stretch
  • Quick drying
  • 19 color options

Honorable Mention(s): KJUS Active Shorts. If you want something more sporty, go for the Active Shorts. They’re perfect for the range or the gym, thanks to that special mineral circulation technology I mentioned earlier.

KJUS Ike Texture Shorts. Another staple in my closet, these shorts are just as stretchy as the Iver shorts but have a texture exterior that provides a more elevated look and feel.

Sweat-Resistant Headwear: Trade Wind Cap

Without a sweat-resistant cap, you’re left fighting your perspiration instead of taking on that back pin location. The Trade Wind Cap is an excellent cap to keep you cool, comfortable and protected from the harmful rays of the Sun.

  • Quick-drying
  • Breathable
  • Unisex fit

More Innovative Garments to Consider

  • Cool Recovery Midlayer: Made with that special cooling technology, this recovery-focused Midlayer is great for those slightly breezy morning summer rounds.
  • Inverness Polo: Another polo made with KJUS Eco-Coffee tech, this comfortable cashmere garment is another one to add to the wardrobe.
  • Active T-Shirt: Thanks to the mineral circulation technology, this gym shirt is the perfect range companion. It makes beating ball after ball no sweat at all!

No Longer a Secret

KJUS is one of the best-kept secrets in golf apparel. Well, it was one of the best-kept secrets. The next time you need to upgrade your summer golf wardrobe, KJUS deserves a spot on your hitlist.

This article was written in partnership with KJUS.

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      Mike

      3 days ago

      $100 for a polo & $139 for shorts? “Underrated” is probably not the adjective I’d use here.

      Reply

      Shawn

      3 days ago

      I’ve had the best luck with Puma or Addidas polos and have found the Addidas pants and shorts to be the most comfortable, summer or winter.

      Reply

      Bobby L

      5 days ago

      I do not mind paying for quality if it truly performs; however, I was curious to know where in the world KJUS’s products are made. I reached out to their customer service and they indicated that “Depending on the item, the manufacturer is different – however, most of our garments are manufactured in different countries in Asia.” I fully understand why companies produce most of their textile products in Asia due to the reduced labor costs and the established factories and logistics; however, with the cost of KJUS products so high, I truly hope that these items are not produced in Chinese sweatshops. Are they made in Vietnam? Philippines? It is interesting to me that at that price point that they would not proudly indicate where their products are made.

      Reply

      Birdie

      4 days ago

      I own a lot of KJUS and most labels say Vietnam and Japan but some say Turkey and Indonesia. Nothing in China.
      I love it in hot weather as much as rain. High end and high quality — so worth it!

      Reply

      Mike

      5 days ago

      Interesting article but why would you play in total crap weather? That’s fun? With the price of a nice course these days, why would I even think of dropping big $ there if bad weather was predicted?

      Reply

      Rx224

      6 days ago

      They name solid stuff but perhaps your definition of “underrated” is different than mine

      Reply

      Yummy

      6 days ago

      If you’re going to play in such weather that you are going to be drenched to the point of not being able to even hold the club, what difference does it make what you’re wearing as long as it keeps the body dry.
      Why pay this much to look like a wet cat? LOL
      It’s too pricey. You can literally get decent water-proof jacket and leggings at quarter of this price from non designer brands that’ll do just fine

      Reply

      WYBob

      6 days ago

      Kjus makes great stuff, they are just pretty darn proud of it (read that as pretty darn expensive). As a skiing brand, they are priced competitively, but as a golf brand, they are definitely in the top tier. IMHO the only way to purchase it is when you catch it on sale. Several other premium offerings are equally innovative high-quality offerings but don’t approach what Kjus charges. Now that they have been acquired by Acushnet, it will be interesting to see how they are positioned within their family of brands. Said another way, will FJ/Dryjoy now be the gateway brand to Kjus?

      Reply

      jb

      6 days ago

      The Loro Piana wools used in much of the ski wear help make them wonderful products to own for sure. Best part of Kjus, also their origins.

      Reply

      Ali

      3 days ago

      Just took a look at their ski apparel. Who are they competing with exactly? You have $999-1800 shells and jackets there.

      Reply

      Will

      6 days ago

      “Certain KJUS garments contain Natural Minerals woven into the fabric to promote recovery and blood circulation.”

      Oh, that’s why I’m bad at golf. Not enough magic crystals. Can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.

      Reply

      Eric

      6 days ago

      Are they underrated or do most golfer not want to spend that much money? Or can’t spend that much money?

      Reply

      Dr Tee

      6 days ago

      Kjus expertise in golfwear is a direct descendant from their European dominance in high tech skiwear.

      Reply

      jb

      6 days ago

      Kjus runs a high tight collar on their UPF rated polos. If your accustom to some room there KJUS fits differently. Torso length can run on the short side when required to remain tucked in. Not the same type of cut as say, Peter Millar.

      Reply

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