As the concept of “performance layering” has become increasingly popular in golf, so has that category among outerwear makers. And several companies are vying to meet demand for garments that are as much science as they are style – and that players can add or shed during a round as temperatures and weather change.
Among the most notable brands in that marketplace is Sunice. Founded in Alberta, Canada, in 1976 and now based in Montreal, it started as a maker of technical outerwear for skiers and mountain climbers. But Sunice began getting into the royal and ancient game in the early 1990s and now caters primarily to golfers. And one of its latest products – the Superlite Pullover – is specifically designed for those men and women golfers who like to layer.
The men’s Superlite Pullover offering is called the Olie. It is a zip pullover made of a polyester/Spandex blend and available in four colors – black/shadow, pure white/royal, midnight/shadow and charcoal/lime. The garment features contrast flat lock stitching detail as well as reflective zipper tape and a framed chest pocket. As for the women’s version, which is called Jada, it boasts the same fabric and styling details as the Olie, minus the chest pocket. But it has a more feminine silhouette and comes in a different palette of colors – black/pure white, pure white/dove, and charcoal/berry.
Both the Olie and Jada pullovers have a clean contemporary look. But Sunice officials are quick to point out that the garments are as much about function as they are fashion.
Both the Olie and Jada can be found in golf pro shops and selected off-course retailers.