Think about golf shirts and what springs to mind?
La Coste, Nike, Marbas, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss even.
You might be surprised to hear that renowned waterproof brand Sunderland of Scotland – they of the windswept adverts with the late Seve Ballesteros on the beach at Pedrena, Spain – have brought out a range of performance golf shirts with sun protection.
Billed as “ultra –performance” golf shirts, The ‘Arizona’ shirt benefits from the latest developments in golf shirt design and fit and sport-technical fabric technology.
The combination of Coolmax® Active and a high Lycra® elastane content keep the golfer cool, dry and comfortable while havinhg a fitted look and ease of movement.
The shirts all boast UPF 40+ sun protection reducing the risk of sun-related skin damage and premature ageing.
Golf is a sport with a high risk of sun damage and possible skin cancers and wearing sun protection creams and lip balms is recommended even in overcast or cloudy weather.
A spokesperson for Sunderland said: “Coolmax Active is one of the world’s most advanced shirt fabrics and transports moisture away from the body and allows it to evaporate quickly.
As the technology is fibre-based rather than added, the moisture management properties will never wash away providing a lifetime of incredible performance.”
Over 30 minutes, Coolmax Active’s fabric drying rate will allow over 90% of moisture to evaporate, compared to just 60% for treated polyester and 20% for cotton.
The ‘Sunderland Never Weather Beaten’ slogan runs vertically in metallic print up and down front and back body panels, while contrast piping detail and the ‘S’ print logo on centre back collar are said to be “on-trend.”
Launching the new UV Shirts Range, Sunderland marketing director, Brian Mair, said: “We believe these are the best looking shirts we’ve ever made.
“Add to this their incredible performance – not only in temperature and moisture control but also through the very high ultra violet protection – and it’s clear to see why the Arizona should be an essential part of any golfer’s wardrobe.”
The Sunderland Arizona comes in sizes S-XXL and is available in six colours: White/Red, Black/Red, Empire/White, Royal/White, Soft Lime/Black and Geranium/Black, with an RRP of £50.