PING announces the launch of its 2015 technical Autumn/Winter apparel collection, Engineered to Play through the brand’s Sensor platform of performance fabric technologies and incorporating outdoor industry-proven fabrications into the golf apparel market for the first time.
To complement the existing technical Sensor platform PING has utilised, an array of carefully selected, finest quality and best performing fabrics feature across the line.
Within the Sensor Dry category, PING has partnered with Pertex, a brand whose performance fabric technology heritage and dedication to innovation and excellence has resulted in partnerships with the most prestigious brands in the outdoor industry.
At the heart of the Autumn/Winter collection, and incorporating Sensor Dry Technology with Pertex Shield+, is the new Tour Eye lightweight waterproof jacket. This offers the ultimate combination of guaranteed waterproof protection, exceptional breathability, and stretch properties for complete freedom of movement within the swing.
The Tour Eye jacket adheres to the Engineered to Play philosophy from PING and was developed with PING staff player, Louis Oosthuizen, who was involved throughout the design process. The garment has excelled through testing at the highest level in all playing conditions, and has been engineered specifically for golfers.
Constructed from lightweight Pertex Shield+, the Tour Eye jacket combines a three layer, tightly woven stretch fabric to the front, and a back body with a Pertex proprietary polyurethane film laminate. This produces a highly waterproof (20,000mm) and breathable fabric (20,000gm/24h), that is extremely durable and resists abrasion in key areas, such as on the shoulders when carrying the golf bag.
A Pertex Shield+ three layer waterproof knitted fabric at the sleeves offers guaranteed waterproof protection and exceptional stretch performance, ensuring complete freedom of movement during the swing. Waterproof protection is further ensured with full seam seals throughout the jacket, which is guaranteed by PING to be waterproof for three years.
Other standout features include a vent detail to the chest for additional breathability, and clean adjustable cuffs for minimal distraction.
The Tour Eye jacket is available in both full and half zip models, with matching waterproof trousers which hold the exact performance characteristics found in the jacket, creating a protective, but playable suit.
Tour Eye Jacket
Colours: Ash Marl/Black
Tour Eye Trousers
Sizes: Waist UK: 30″-44″/ EUR 40-54/48-62/ Leg 29″/74CMS, 31″/79CMS, 33″/84CMS, 35″/89CMS
The ultra-lightweight Zero Gravity waterproof jacket from PING, is a further technical Sensor Dry innovation in the Autumn/Winter line.
Engineered with the golfer in mind, the garment is constructed from extremely lightweight Pertex Shield+ 2.5 layer fabric, which offers exceptional levels of stretch and breathability, (20,000gm/24h) ensuring complete freedom of movement through the swing.
Fully seam sealed throughout, the Zero Gravity offers high levels of waterproof protection (20,000mm) and is guaranteed by PING to be waterproof for 3 years.
Weighing just 258.7g (Jacket) and 190.6g (Vest), the Zero Gravity is perfect for use in showery conditions or as an emergency shell. The lightweight structure and small pack size means the jacket can be stored virtually unnoticed in the golf bag, freeing up valuable space. This garment is also available in an even lighter vest option.
Zero Gravity Jacket/Vest
Colours: Petrol, Deep Sea Blue (Jacket), Black (Vest)
RRP: £150 (Jacket)/£120 (Vest)
Utilising the Sensor Warm technology is the new Benedict zip top.
This 14 gauge, finely knitted zip top’s outstanding feature is a woven overlay to front, body and shoulders, which delivers thermal insulation in the body’s most exposed areas. This section also offers wind resistance, and is elevated by a water resistant fabric finish.
The garment’s knitted sleeves hold stretch properties designed to minimise restriction and maximise potential for athleticism and flexibility through the golf swing.
The selected fabric mix of the knitted sleeves is soft to touch, quick drying and delivers outstanding performance by providing lightweight, low-bulk performance. This combines with the overlay to provide an indispensable Sensor Warm garment that holds high levels of heat retention, stretch, breathability and water resistance.
Other features include a full zip opening and two front pockets, giving the garment a fashionable aesthetic.
Benedict Zip Top
Colours: Deep Sea Blue/Black, Petrol
The new Autumn/Winter collection of polo-shirts from PING is fronted by the technical, yet refined Lars design.
Engineered to play with Sensor Cool characteristics, this well-appointed polo shirt is crafted with a blend that includes the highest specification Pima cotton.
Knit for superior softness and with a tailored fit, the Lars polo shirt offers a number of superior performance benefits which includes high levels of breathability, permanent moisture moving technology and a crease resistant, quick-drying and UV protecting construction.
With no compromise on design, the collection of Autumn/Winter polo-shirts offers a cut that is specifically designed for golf, with superior quality and craftsmanship.
Colours: Deep Lilac/White, Mulberry/Ash, Deep Sea Blue/White