Best Cold Weather Golf Gear – Our Top 12 Picks for Keeping You Warm

Today's blog post is going to explore the Best Cold Weather Golf Gear on the market today including our top picks, detailed reviews, and FAQs. Thanks for reading!

Do you ever get the winter time blues? When the weather gets colder and fog, snow, and ice keep you inside. You might still be able to play a round of golf - cold weather clothing provided.

​Wouldn't you rather be out on the golf course, playing 18 holes with your buddies instead of shoveling out your driveway? If only there was a way that was possible...

But wait, there is! The answer you are looking for is cold weather golf gear, golfing equipment made to withstand the weather and keep you warm!

With a wide assortment of clothing and gear to keep you warm on the course, staying in for the winter is a thing of the past! Now it is possible to hit the links even if the weather gets chilly and even when the course is covered in a light blanket of snow.



Best Cold Weather Golf Gear - 12 Top Picks


Best Cold Weather Golf Gear - 12 Top Picks Reviews

Base Layer: TSLA Heat Gear Compression

We start our list today with likely the first layer of clothing that you will be putting on, the base and compression layer.

With the TSLA Heat Gear Compression Base Layer, you will not only get a great set of clothing, but an affordable one as well.

The TSLA is designed to fit snugly to your body without restricting your movement, keeping you warm while keeping you active.

The material is also designed to absorb and diffuse water, making sure that you stay nice and dry as well.

TSLA Men's Thermal Wintergear Compression Baselayer Long Sleeve Top, Thermal Athletic(yud34) - Navy, XX-Large

TSLA not only gives you a great compression layer, but does so without breaking the bank. While there are other, more well-known brands of compression clothing out there such as Under Armour, TSLA manages to give you the same benefits, but for a much better price.

The only major drawback to the TSLA Base Layer is that you will have to be careful what size you order. The TSLA tends to run a bit small, which may be uncomfortable in a product that is designed to be skin tight. So in case you are between sizes, pick the larger one.

With a price that can't be beat, the TSLA is great choice of clothing for any golfers. Able to keep the player dry and warm while allowing them all the movement they could want, the TSLA is a great buy.

Things We Liked

  • Fits tightly
  • Very light
  • Keeps you dry
  • Keeps you warm
  • Affordable

Things We Didn't Like

  • Can run a bit small

Socks: Kentwool Tour Standard Merino Wool Socks

When being active in cold weather, having cold or wet feet is one of the most uncomfortable feelings.

Once you made sure to have waterproof golf shoes, the only job remaining is to keep your toes warm. We love the feeling and functionality of Merino wool. It is lightweight, breathable, and at the same time very warm.

Kentwool Tour Standard Merino Wool Socks

These socks felt super comfortable when we tried them on, and yet can provide the necessary warmth during a cold day. Also, Merino wool is a very durable material so you won't have to replace these any time soon.

While you will stay warm and dry with these socks on a cold day playing golf, you can just as well use them for many of your other activities like hiking, biking, running, or whatever other activity gets you out the door on a cold day.

Things We Liked

  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry
  • Designed to shift and move with you

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Top: NIKE Pacer Half-Zip Top

Once you have a base layer that keeps you warm, while still allowing your skin to breathe, it's time to start looking at your outer layers.

Made of 100% polyester, the Pacer Half-Zip Top is designed to keep you warm while also being lightweight.

The stretchy material allows a golfer all the range of movement they could want, making this great winter weather golf gear.

NIKE Pacer Half-Zip Top

We particularly liked the fact that the back of the top comes a little longer, which makes sure your lower back stays covered also when bending over to pick up a ball, for example.

With a stylish design you will look great in the Pacer Top, no matter whether you are sinking puts or buying groceries.

But few things in life come without a downside as well. The Pacer Top might be very functional and look great, but it is not a great combatant to use against the rain, as the material is not waterproof. While it may get you a bit wet in the rain, the material does dry quickly, making it still a solid choice for golfing in the snow.

Things We Liked

  • Lightweight
  • Provides great range of motion
  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry
  • Stylish

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof

Pants: Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Golf Pants

After seeing the Under Armour ColdGear Infrared technology in jackets for the first time, we knew it was just a matter of time before the technology would be employed across their product lineup.

And here we are: The Under Armour ColdGear Infrared golf pants are the best cold weather golf pants we looked at. We have come to love the technology in our jackets, and this makes it a no-brainer for us to recommend these winter golf pants.

Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Golf Pants

Made of a blend of warm polyester material and stretchable Elastane, these golf pants are designed to keep the golfer nice and toasty by keeping them not only warm, but comfortable and happy as well. With an elastic band on the inside of the waist, these pants also help to keep your shirt tucked into place, so as to prevent it from sliding up your back while playing and freezing you.

The pants are designed to shift and move with the player without sacrificing warmth, to help a winter golfer play more efficiently.

That little bit of extra coin is nothing when compared to how warm and comfortable you will feel on the golf course. With the Adidas Golf Fall Weight Pants, you are certain to get more than your money's worth.s everything you could want from cold weather gear. With these pants and the Nike Pacer top from our previous review, you will have a set of winter golf clothes that you can be warm and comfortable while teeing off. And you will look great doing so as well!

Things We Liked

  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry
  • Wind resistant
  • Stylish

Things We Didn't Like

  • None

Jacket: Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Jacket

In case you read our previous review, then you might not be surprised that we think this is the best jacket for golf.

At this point in our list, we have covered you nearly head to toe, but so far one piece of winter weather gear has been missing: the jacket.

But don't you fret, as we are not only about to present you with a jacket, but one that is great for some winter golfing.

Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Jacket

The Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Jacket is designed with mobility in mind, no matter if it is golfing or hiking, and as a result is very lightweight and flexible, able to move with the user.

This jacket is really warm, water repellent, and breathable. The design of the jacket was also made with style in mind, so that the wearer would feel right in place on the golf course or at the office.

The main complaint of the Reactor jacket is that sizes tend to run a bit small. As a result, you may want to look for one of these jackets in a size larger than you may normally wear. Particularly if you are usually between sizes.

All in all, the Under Armour ColdGear Reactor is a winter golf jacket that does everything one would want it to. Breathability, warmth, and style - do what's not to love with this UA jacket?

Things We Liked

  • Lightweight ​
  • Flexible - Designed for sports
  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry
  • Stylish

Things We Didn't Like

  • Can run a bit small

Shoes: Adidas Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe

Now that most of your body is covered, let's move on to the extremities. And a good pair of shoes has been the make or break of many rounds of golf in cold weather.

You are looking for something warm, waterproof, and with strong spikes. This shoe is designed with exactly these things in mind.

adidas Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe

The leather and synthetic mix keeps the shoe durable, while also waterproof and good looking. As a bonus, these shoes come with the patented BOA closure system. This allows you to tighten your shoes even when wearing gloves. No need to mess around with a shoe lace that soaks up all the water. Usually, we are not big fans of using too much technology, but we rather keep things simple. However, this is a perfect example of improving a product with new technology.

All in all we couldn't think of what else to ask for in a winter golf shoe. 5 stars from our editors.

Things We Liked

  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry
  • Very comfortable
  • Great grip
  • BOA closure system great when wearing gloves

Things We Didn't Like

  • Nothing

Hat: TaylorMade Golf Beanie

If you are in the market for the best winter golf hat, then not just any old hat will do. For this, you need the help of a golf giant: the Golf Beanie from TaylorMade!

The hat covers what needs to be covered, while at the same time staying out of your way. It keeps your head and ears nice and warm, allowing you to focus on the task at hand: playing some golf.

TaylorMade Golf Beanie

If you are like me and happen to have a head that is a bit large, then you can rest assured that the Titelist hat will likely fit you, as the hat is designed to fit almost every shape and size of head, rather leaving a little extra room, which is no problem.

Things We Liked

  • Keeps you warm
  • Covers what needs to be covered and not more

Things We Didn't Like

  • Only one size available

Gloves: HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove

If you've followed our recommendations so far, then you should be very warm and comfortable. However, your fingers are the last thing remaining that needs to be covered. So let's look at one of the most important pieces of gear: the winter golf glove.

For this, you don't want just any ordinary glove, but one that gives you the grip you need to golf effectively. The HJ Winter Performance Glove does just that.

HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove

These gloves completely cover your hand and wrist, keeping both dry and warm in cold conditions. And there really are not any real complaints against the HJ Glove's aside from the fact that they are not waterproof. This can get annoying, particularly when getting snow on your fingers.

All in all, if you want to keep your hands warm but still want to be able to make solid shots throughout the cold season of the year then you can do no wrong with the HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove!

Things We Liked

  • Great grip
  • Keeps you warm
  • Keeps you dry

Things We Didn't Like

  • Not waterproof

Hand Warmer: Titleist Hand Warmer

If you've ever seen an NFL game played in the Midwest or North East, then you have probably seen the quarterback or receivers warm their hands in a hand warmer. 

However, why shouldn't this useful accessory be also used on a cold day playing a round of golf. The Titleist hand warmer is perfect to slide your hands in for a few seconds before a shot, so you have better feeling and more confidence in your swing.

Titleist Hand Warmer

Hand Warmer Packs: HeatMax Hot Hands Hand Warmer

Sometimes you might have cooled down to much on a cold weather day and your bodies heat is not enough anymore to warm you up again.

The classic Hot Hands hand warmers make use of a chemical reaction to produce some heat. All you need to do is take the pouch out of the seal and then shake it. It's air activated, safe, and odorless. However, plan ahead because it can take 15-30 minutes until peak temperature is reached.

HeatMax Hot Hands Hand Warmer

Neck Warmer: Titleist Neck Warmer

While NFL players are more worried about their fingers, soccer goalkeepers apparently worry about their neck temperature. However, they are not he only ones benefiting from a warm neck. Reducing the amount of cold air that can get inside your clothing at the neckline is key to staying warm for a whole round of golf.

The neck warmer comes with an adjustable strap, which adjusts to pretty much any neck shape and size. The classic black one-color design makes this a stylish choice as well.

Titleist Neck Warmer

Golf Cart Heater: Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater

For the coldest days and for the people that freeze the easiest this might be the only solution that can keep them playing all four seasons. The Mr. Heater golf cart heater comes with 4,000 BTU and a 5.5 hr runtime on a one pound propane cylinder. This will be enough to keep you warm for a full round of golf. 

The handle is designed to fit and lock in place in most golf cart cup holders. At the same time this can be used for camping or tailgating as well.

Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What should I wear to golf in cold weather?

You need clothes that will keep you warm, but not hinder your movement or swing. Traditional bulky, heavy winter clothes are out of the question. Luckily for you, there are some winter-specific golf apparel on the market today that will help keep your body warm without limiting mobility.

At the same time it's important to stay dry in order to stay warm. For protection from the outside elements look for waterproof apparel. However, make sure that your gear is breathable as well, so that sweat can be transported to the outside.

In general, we recommend wearing a tight base layer, Merino wool socks, warm top and pants, waterproof & spiked shoes, and depending on the actual temperature gloves, a hat, and a jacket

Regular winter gloves are great at keeping you warm, but are also bulky and will affect your grip on the club. For a serious round of golf you will want to buy gloves that allow for both warmth and grip.

These are the basics you need to know about what gloves are required to make for a great winter golf sessions. Also, don't forget to make sure you have the right golf balls for a cold weather round of golf.

How do you stay warm golfing in cold weather?

  1. Keep your muscles warm & loose

    The more you move the warmer you will stay. Muscle activity will produce warmth, so if you are on the fence about walking or taking the golf cart, then cold weather should tip the scales towards walking, unless your golf cart has ​​a heater.

    While walking is a great way to keep your muscles warm, you shouldn't forget to keep them flexible as well. Stretching will help you keep those muscles flexible and loose for 18 holes. The colder your muscles get, the higher the risk of pulling a muscle.

  2. Keep your extremities warm (fingers, toes, ears)

    Even if you manage to keep your muscles warm, you can still get cold in your extremities as they are the first to experience reduced blood flow when temperatures drop. Make sure to keep the warm with good socks (for your toes), gloves (for your fingers), and a hat (for your ears).

    If all this doesn't help, then make sure to have some hand warmer packs handy as a backup or equip your golf cart with a heater.

  3. Stay dry

    Make sure that no moisture gets from the outside in, while at the same time transporting body moisture out. Being wet is the main enemy of staying warm during a full round of golf.

Best Cold Weather Golf Gear for Women


Quick Summary of The Best Winter Golf Gear in 2019

Best Cold Weather Golf Clothing

TSLA Men's Thermal Wintergear Compression Baselayer Long Sleeve Top, Thermal Athletic(yud34) - Navy, XX-Large
Kentwool Men's Tour Standard Merino Wool Crew Sock, Navy, LG
NIKE Men's Pacer Half-Zip Top, Gunsmoke/Heather, Small
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Infrared Showdown Golf Pants, Black (001)/Black, 34/32
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Reactor Jacket
adidas Men's Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe, Black, 10.5 M US
Product
TSLA Thermal Wintergear Baselayer
Kentwool Tour Standard Merino Wool Socks
NIKE Pacer Half-Zip Top
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Golf Pants
Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Jacket
Adidas Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe
Editor's Category
Base Layer
Socks
Top
Pants
Jacket
Shoes
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Price
$15.98
$24.95
$53.50
$94.95
from $39.53
$170.00
TSLA Men's Thermal Wintergear Compression Baselayer Long Sleeve Top, Thermal Athletic(yud34) - Navy, XX-Large
Product
TSLA Thermal Wintergear Baselayer
Editor's Category
Base Layer
Detailed Review
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Price
$15.98
Kentwool Men's Tour Standard Merino Wool Crew Sock, Navy, LG
Product
Kentwool Tour Standard Merino Wool Socks
Editor's Category
Socks
Detailed Review
Shipping
-
Price
$24.95
NIKE Men's Pacer Half-Zip Top, Gunsmoke/Heather, Small
Product
NIKE Pacer Half-Zip Top
Editor's Category
Top
Detailed Review
Shipping
Price
$53.50
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Infrared Showdown Golf Pants, Black (001)/Black, 34/32
Product
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Golf Pants
Editor's Category
Pants
Detailed Review
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Price
$94.95
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Reactor Jacket
Product
Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Jacket
Editor's Category
Jacket
Detailed Review
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Price
from $39.53
adidas Men's Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe, Black, 10.5 M US
Product
Adidas Climaproof BOA Golf Shoe
Editor's Category
Shoes
Detailed Review
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Price
$170.00

Best Cold Weather Golf Accessories

TaylorMade Golf 2017 grey beanie
HJ Glove Men's Black Winter Performance Golf Glove, Medium, Pair
Titleist Golf Warmer (Cart Mitts, Hand Warmer, Neck Warmer, Ear Warmer) (Hand Warmer, Black)
HeatMax Hot Hands 2 Handwarmer (40 Pairs)
Titleist Golf Warmer (Cart Mitts, Hand Warmer, Neck Warmer, Ear Warmer) (Microfleece Neck Warmer, Black for Women)
Mr. Heater MH4GC Golf Cart Heater
Product
TaylorMade Golf Beanie
HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove
Titleist Hand Warmer
HeatMax Hot Hands Hand Warmer
Titleist Neck Warmer
Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater
Editor's Category
Hat
Gloves
Hand Warmer
Hand Warmer Packs
Neck Warmer
Golf Cart Heater
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Price
$22.99
$20.00
$44.00
$23.97
$36.00
$67.85
TaylorMade Golf 2017 grey beanie
Product
TaylorMade Golf Beanie
Editor's Category
Hat
Detailed Review
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Price
$22.99
HJ Glove Men's Black Winter Performance Golf Glove, Medium, Pair
Product
HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove
Editor's Category
Gloves
Detailed Review
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Price
$20.00
Titleist Golf Warmer (Cart Mitts, Hand Warmer, Neck Warmer, Ear Warmer) (Hand Warmer, Black)
Product
Titleist Hand Warmer
Editor's Category
Hand Warmer
Detailed Review
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Price
$44.00
HeatMax Hot Hands 2 Handwarmer (40 Pairs)
Product
HeatMax Hot Hands Hand Warmer
Editor's Category
Hand Warmer Packs
Detailed Review
Shipping
Price
$23.97
Titleist Golf Warmer (Cart Mitts, Hand Warmer, Neck Warmer, Ear Warmer) (Microfleece Neck Warmer, Black for Women)
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Titleist Neck Warmer
Editor's Category
Neck Warmer
Detailed Review
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Price
$36.00
Mr. Heater MH4GC Golf Cart Heater
Product
Mr. Heater Golf Cart Heater
Editor's Category
Golf Cart Heater
Detailed Review
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Price
$67.85

Best Cold Weather Golf Clothing for Women

NIKE Women's Dry Half Zip Golf Shirt, Black/Black, Medium
Under Armour Coldgear Reactor Performance Jacket, Black (001)/Jet Gray, X-Small
TrailHeads Women's Trailblazer Adventure Ponytail Cap, Black, One Size
HJ Glove Women's Winter Performance Golf Glove
Product
NIKE Dry Half-Zip Golf Shirt
Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Performance Jacket
TrailHeads Fleece Ponytail Cap
HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove
Editor's Category
Top for HER
Jacket for HER
Hat for HER
Gloves for HER
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Price
$49.96
$178.08
$32.00
$19.95
NIKE Women's Dry Half Zip Golf Shirt, Black/Black, Medium
Product
NIKE Dry Half-Zip Golf Shirt
Editor's Category
Top for HER
Shipping
Price
$49.96
Under Armour Coldgear Reactor Performance Jacket, Black (001)/Jet Gray, X-Small
Product
Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Performance Jacket
Editor's Category
Jacket for HER
Shipping
Price
$178.08
TrailHeads Women's Trailblazer Adventure Ponytail Cap, Black, One Size
Product
TrailHeads Fleece Ponytail Cap
Editor's Category
Hat for HER
Shipping
Price
$32.00
HJ Glove Women's Winter Performance Golf Glove
Product
HJ Winter Performance Golf Glove
Editor's Category
Gloves for HER
Shipping
Price
$19.95

Writing about all this warm golf gear has made me nice and toasty already. We hope you found what you were looking for in this list to help you get out and playing during the cold weather. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I will make myself a nice cup of tea.

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