Adidas Golf reimagines warmth with new COLD.RDY Collection of jackets, vests, and hoodies
Every once in a while, a piece of apparel creates a storm of controversy in the golf fashion world. In recent years, most of these disturbances in the force have been caused by streetwear styles invading the fairways (think joggers and high-tops). Not surprisingly, the latest style debate has been fueled by another casual streetwear favorite—the hoodie.
Hoodies aren’t new to the golf course. A quick search of the GolfThreads archives shows we first started talking about hoodies more than five years ago. Since then, the hoodie trend has accelerated and so has our coverage. It has gotten to the point that the question, at least in our minds, is not whether you should wear a hoodie on the course, but rather, which ones you should be rockin’.
While hoodies have almost become mainstream fashion on the various professional tours, Tyrrell Hatton and Adidas Golf abruptly triggered golf traditionalists this past week when the Englishman won the BMW PGA Championship in the brand’s new COLD.RDY Hoodie. Why the sudden debate? Maybe it was the fact that a player captured one of the premier events on the European Tour while sporting a hoodie. Or, maybe people had plenty of time to form an opinion as Hatton wore the COLD.RDY Hoodie all four days. Hey, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.
No matter the reason, I’ll leave the Great Hoodie Debate for another day. Today, we’ll take a look at the controversial garment itself and the other pieces in Adidas’ COLD.RDY line.
Seeing the COLD.RDY Hoodie turn heads is no surprise. We got a sneak peek at the COLD.RDY collection at the PGA Show in January and it was a unanimous favorite amongst the GolfThreads crew. From a style standpoint, the pieces are sleek, sporty, and modern. All can easily transition from the course to the gym to the streets without missing a beat.
Adidas designed this new outerwear line to give golfers highly technical layering pieces that offer lightweight warmth, but even more importantly, freedom from the cold. The materials not only retain warmth but keep air moving throughout the body. They also provide a protective layer against wind and a water-repellent finish to shed those fall drizzles.
COLD.RDY uses a smart layering system with targeted insulation to lock in heat in cold conditions. On the flip side, innovative yarns absorb and evaporate sweat in an instant while also being water-repellent. The breathable fabric traps air between layers while allowing sweat to pass through to minimize heat during intense activity. As you would expect, the materials also have a soft hand feel.
Tyrrell Hatton’s now-famous COLD.RDY Hoodie features a jersey-lined hood with a drawcord and a slight drop-tail hem for a modern finish. On the women’s side, a COLD.RDY long-sleeve crewneck offers a sleek and athletic silhouette. Plus, a COLD.RDY legging features body-contoured seams and a stay-put bonded waist for an individualized fit.
Whether Hatton’s hoodie is your thing or one of the jackets or vests in the collection is more your speed, you can check out the COLD.RDY Collection now on adidas.com. I know what I’m going for—that hoodie!