A golf pant has a mountain to climb if it wants to please a golfer.
We want comfort. We want to stay dry and wind-resistent. We want functionality. And, perhaps above all else, we want to look good.
The Highland model from new golf apparel company, Maide Golf, sure helps us get there.
Maide Golf, a division of online retail apparel giant Bonobos, focuses on the collision of classic and modern design --- retro, if you will. Launched this past spring, Maide, the Gaelic word for ‘club’, aims to blend golf’s traditional fashion with modern materials with the goal of creating the first contemporary heritage golf brand.
After my experience walking a round in a pair, it seems they’ve nailed their target.
The Highland Pant, which runs $108 on the company’s website, is perfect for the golf course but can undoubtedly be worn in many social situations.
For the course, there’s the scorecard-print pocket liner, gripped waistband to make sure your shirt stays tucked in and the bonus two-inch zipper at the hem to let you adjust where the pants break over your shoe.
Made of 100 percent performance polyester, they breathe very well and hold up to almost any condition.
Of course, you don’t sacrifice much from a fashion standpoint. The straight leg fit offers a nice look whether you’re wearing golf or casual shoes.
To learn more about Maide Golf, visit the company’s official website: MaideGolf.com.