For a long time, golfers had to choose between having clothes that looked sharp on the course or those that had performance fabrics that made it comfortable to swing in warmer conditions. Luckily, there are now apparel brands that are doing both. One of my favorites is a company called Redvanly.
When I first reviewed their clothes last year, I was mostly impressed by the quality of their performance material. I play the majority of my golf on Long Island, and anyone who has been here during the summer knows that you better be prepared to sweat. So I'm always on the lookout for clothes that can handle those conditions without making me feel uncomfortable and sticky while I play.
Recently, I got a chance to try out some of the new offerings from their 2020 line, and I think they've added some nicer designs and expanded into new territory.
Small Shop, But One of the Best Products
When you go to the PGA Show in Orlando, it's a bit overwhelming how many options are available in the apparel category. There are massive booths for brands like Travis Matthew, Under Armour, and Adidas.
Interestingly, I've found some of the smaller, more unassuming booths can surprise you with their quality.
This was the case when I first discovered Redvanly. The New York City-based company was started by two cousins who wanted to create better activewear for sports like golf and tennis. They set out to create the best performance fabrics they could find, and years later, they've built an impressive line of clothing that I've come to love.
I would argue that many of the independent apparel brands like Redvanly are making far better products than larger, mass-produced companies.
What's New at Redvanly
If you take a look at Redvanly's selection of polos, you'll see styles ranging from traditional looking to a bit wild. Usually, I'm not one who likes to take chances with my wardrobe selection. Give me a solid polo or stripes, and that's about as far as I'm willing to go.
However, prints are becoming more and more common in the golf world, and I often joke with the company's co-founder David Pagana, that some of their designs have made me a convert.
I really like some of Redvanly's new 2020 styles, particularly their Upton Polo.
As usual, they deliver the goods on the fabric. I don't think you'll find a better performance material in the golf world with their soft polyester/spandex blend. The only other company that I feel can match them on this front is Rhoback. If I know it's going to be a brutally hot/humid day on the course; I usually reach for either of these companies first.
Also, I got a chance to try out their Costa Quarter-Zip, which is incredibly soft and comfortable.
I think the sleeper pick in their lineup is their pull-on shorts and pants. It's an interesting concept that no other golf company is offering.
Last year I was pleasantly surprised by their elastic-waist shorts, and now they've added pants.
This product category has quickly become one of their best sellers because they provide the benefits of a premium performance fabric, they look great, but more importantly, they fit like your Sunday-morning sweatpants around the waist! No one would ever know to look at them either. So if you're downing a few hot dogs at the turn, don't worry, the pants will grow with your waist.
It's great to see Redvanly continue to grow. If you like a more modern style, and fabric quality is important to you, then you should check them out.