The company that brought us the black golf balls that we reviewed a few weeks back has also asked us to take a look at their apparel line. Included in their original shipment were two shirts, one polo and one t-shirt from their carbon neutral organic cotton apparel line.
Once out of the box our initial reaction was that we liked both shirts quite a bit. Their logo is fantastic and the shirts were very soft to the touch. Being in FL, a black polo that is cotton is not always the way to go, but for the sake of any review we take that part out of the equation. The material on the t-shirt was quite nice. Extremely thin and reminded me of the material used in the high priced printed t-shirts you see in the stores or possibly own. The material of the polo shirt can only be described as “felt like”. It reminded both of us of the pieces of felt we used in crafts as kids.
From the company:
As well as being 100% organic, certified by The Soil Association. All of our new shirts will also be carbon neutral. This means that theyâ€™ll only be manufactured using sustainable energy generated purely from wind power. The Carbon Trust calculated that our Menâ€™s size large shirt, cuts CO2 emissions by over 89%.
Print on front of tee
Thoughts on the T-Shirt
While this author does not approve of wearing t-shirts on the course, many of our readers play at courses that allow this, so of course we do not have a problem with it. We are also always looking for something to expand our wardrobe off the fairways as well. The Golf Refugees T-Shirt was worn to the range as well as around the course and each time I liked it quite a bit. Extremely soft and thin with a logo on the arm that I really enjoy and most of their shirts have some interesting prints on them.
The Logo On Sleeve
Thoughts on the Polo Shirt
As much as we liked the t-shirt, we were eager looking forward to testing out the polo shirt. The polo shirt features the same logo shown above on the sleeve on the front breast of the shirt. It also features the Golf Refugees logo featured in gray on the center of the back. Once suited up in the polo, we headed to the course. We played 3 full rounds in this shirt and really enjoy the look of it. Those that struggle with collars getting folded or becoming “off looking” will be glad to know that this one lasted 4 washes without that happening. The only issue that we had with this shirt was the “feel” while wearing it. It is a little too thick for what we are used to. Not thick like the old dress polos that most of us remember, but not thin like the tech material or Pima Cotton that we like so much.
The Polo Shirt
Despite our material issues with the polo, what makes the Golf Refugees Carbon Neutral Organic Cotton shirts so appealing is the process from beginning to end. We have begun to see many of the apparel brands we cover go “green” but I am not sure we have seen any of the companies go this far. Golf Refugees make sure that it not only meets ethical and environmental guidelines, but endures a manufacturing process which saves fuel, money, and ultimately the planet Earth.
For more information on these shirts or any of the other goods that Golf Refugees carries check out their website at www.golf-refugees.com.