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Here at THP, we try to bring attention to products and companies in the golf marketplace that may not be the most recognizable. There are plenty of products and companies out there that deserve to be recognized for what they have to offer the golfing community. Take L.O.F.T. Golf for example. They may be a new name to you (they were to this reviewer) but would you have ever heard of this company prior to this review? Probably not and that means you’d miss out on the nice affordable shirts that they produce for us hackers. L.O.F.T. Golf sent two of their shirts from their 2011 line to THP for review, much to the chagrin of my already stuffed closet. Do these shirts have what it takes to find a hanger in my closet? Check it out.

From the Company
L.O.F.T. Golf caters to the ‘average’ golfer and wants them to look great while ‘talking the talk’ but not ‘walking the walk.’

Did You Know?
L.O.F.T stands for Lack OF Talent?

Key Features, Technology & Functionality

• Anti-microbial treatment
• Anti-static treatment
• Color matched buttons
• High UV Sun Protection (UPF 50+)
• Tagless collar
• Moisture wicking

Initial Thoughts
Upon opening the package I was pleasantly surprised to find not one but two shirts. One was red and white (model LG-611)and the other was navy blue and white (model LG-818) and neither of those colors are prevalent in my closet so this review got off to a good start. I don’t wear a lot of red on the course at all yet the red that L.O.F.T uses is a darker shade than what you may think of which I quite liked. The navy blue and white is pretty straight forward as you may expect yet it looks ‘cooler’ than just another navy blue and white shirt may be. They feel similar to other golf shirts that I own so that’s a plus as well since there’s nothing worse than not feeling comfortable in a shirt that you’re going to have on you for more than 4 hours. OK, so the shirt has passed the initial ‘look and feel’ test but would it pass the dreaded ‘sweat test?’ Only one way to find out right?

Testing
Before I get into the performance of these shirts, I want to touch on their fit. I’m 6’1” with somewhat of an athletic build (athletic is open to interpretation) and tend to wear a size L for the majority of my golf shirts. Some other brands I will wear a size XL since L can sometimes run small on me but not with the L.O.F.T shirts. I found them to run true to size for me and I was glad that I didn’t have to ‘shirt up.’ Sleeve length is important to me and I found the sleeves to be very good. I’m also particular about how a shirt looks when you tuck it in and then pull a little shirt out so you don’t look like all belt and this shirt didn’t disappoint in that area at all. I could untuck some of the shirt and still had enough shirt to play with without running the risk of pulling all of the it out. It also lays nicely around your waist and doesn’t make you look bigger than you may or may not be.

Testing? I managed to wear these shirts both in warmer weather (70’s) and somewhat cooler weather (60’s) and came away impressed with how they felt in those varying temps here in the Northeast. For the most part these shirts performed very well and did not have me thinking about how badly I wanted to get out of my golf shirt. Only on one occasion while at the range one afternoon did I have a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. There was absolutely no noticeable breeze or wind at all and after the range session I did notice that the shirt I had on had quite a bit of moisture on it. This may be from not being in a cart or having any air moving around that would help wick the sweat away but either way there was definitely some moisture issues going on. I’m sure other shirts I have would react the same way but I wanted to point out that this is not necessarily a magic shirt that wicks everything away all the time. Beyond this I was very happy with the overall fit and function.

Overall
At the end of the day, these shirts will be a part of my regular golf apparel rotation. These shirts are not too thin where you couldn’t wear them to the office or to the club for dinner so their usefulness extends well beyond the golf course or driving range. Bang for the buck right? You should get plenty of wear if you decide to add them to your closet. L.O.F.T Golf polos are reasonably priced at $39.99 and come with free shipping. How cool is that? Guys, if you’re worried about the Mrs. finding out that you bought yet another golf shirt? No worries, L.O.F.T Golf also has a woman’s line. For more information about L.O.F.T Golf and their products, click on over to www.loftgolf.net and see what you may be missing that you didn’t know about until now. Thanks to THP of course!

T. Hanks

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  1. Ryan H says:

    The price is pretty nice. I’m not really a huge fan of the looks, but I don’t dislike them at all. I’d like to see them in person to get a better idea of how they look and feel. Thanks for the solid review, Todd!

  2. Bill Johnson says:

    This is a great review of a wonderful product. I’ve been wearing the L.O.F.T. golf shirts the past two golf seasons. I also have a cap, a windbreaker and a sweatshirt. Great looking apparel to offset a not so great golf game!!

  3. First time, I have heard of LOFT golf – nice looking site! I especially like the “cart girl competition”; great marketing concept!

    http://www.urbangolfclothing.com | Bold. Unique. Different. That’s Urban Golf Clothing!

  4. Michael Cook says:

    Nice write up Todd! I have been looking forward to this one since these arrived at your place. I like that they are classic but not boring and also really like the price point. I did not know they had a ladies line so I will also need to get the Mrs to check these out. Thanks for the review and to L.O.F.T. Golf for letting THP review them!

  5. ole gray says:

    Nice looking shirts and I could definitely see myself picking up a couple of these to try. I like the fact they give you plenty of length as us tall guys have problems with the shirt tails on most brands other than the “Tall” versions.

  6. yorkem says:

    Nice review buddy. They sound as if they are a pretty good performing shirt, and the price is fantastic. Thanks for the info!

  7. ghsace says:

    Nice looking shirts! I will absolutely check out their line.

  8. Puttin4Bird says:

    Thanks for the review T. The look is a little basic, but that’s not a bad thing. I love the price, it seems like every company is putting out such awesome shirts but they’re costing nearly $80 or more and that’s more than what I like to spend on a shirt. It sounds like these shirts held up quite nicely. I look forward to hearing more about LOFT Golf apparel.

  9. 9-Iron Man says:

    Good looking shirts at a very good price! Very nice review Hanks!

  10. Smallville says:

    I think their shirts look decent from what I can see. The larger pics on their website didn’t load up for me, and the pdf catalog has drawings, not pictures of the shirts, which disappointed me. The price is nice, especially with free shipping.

  11. Paulo says:

    Great review Todd, really enjoyed reading this.

    I like the look of the LOFT shirts, stylish and classic. Great price point for a modern sports shirt, so hopefully they’ll get some attention!

  12. Super Tuna says:

    That’s a pretty impressive price point for nice designs. I’m curious as to how they’ll hold up over a season or two if one wasn’t the type to swap their golfing clothes out regularly.

  13. Dr. Teeth says:

    Nice review! I like the price point, but I am not a fan of the style. It seems like we have seen this same version of golf shirts for years now. I will interested in seeing if they come up with some different styles in the future.

  14. Bebecass says:

    Great concept but a big turn-off with sleeves that hang down to elbow. The polo looks like the baggy look in the late 90s. Like its meant for old men trying to look cool.
    All the new adidas and Nike dry-fits have a more athletic and youthful cut.

  15. Bebecass, we couldn’t agree with you more that golf polo sleeves should NOT hang below the elbows. (we hate that too) Our entire polo line does not. You probably thought that from the mannequin photos but on humans, they do not! We are preparing for a photo shoot where you’ll see non-fiberglass people modeling our stuff!

  16. Cheri says:

    I have several LOFT items in my wardrobe and love them all. They are comfortable, wear well and look good even on a “sturdy” girl like me. Their customer service is second to none and the owner, John, has a great sense of humor. You won’t be disappointed.

  17. Bear4ever says:

    T Hanks, a good quality and thorogh review! Appreciate the time and effort.
    Honestly, if I watch for local sporting goods store sales on golf wear I can usually find the same or better prices, and also get the same or better quality.
    I’ll definitely keep my eyes open now for this new brand though.

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