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golf shirts that don't show sweat?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I know this appears similar to the "wicking" thread below but I have a different and more direct question. I need to find golf shirts that don't SHOW patchy sweat marks even when you're sweating like crazy. I know its technologically possible because my old Nike Sphere Dry polo's in a kind of waffle weave did it perfectly. Even at 100 degrees with sweat gushing, the shirt somehow shows no sweat marks. Unfortunately, they changed the shirt this year (less waffley and more shiny/slick) and the new ones show the sweat - although they are still marketed as "wicking." Any input on whether any of the other brands don't show the sweat?
post #2 of 11
What about UA stuff, I think it's supposed to suck sweat away from you, and I believe they make polos.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks - maybe UA will work. The problem is I need info from guys with first hand experience because I can't exactly buy a shirt, wear it and then try to return it on the grounds that I skanked it out by sweating a ton in it!! I suspect most stores wouldn't appreciate that.
post #4 of 11
I ordered a few Pings from The Golf Warehouse. When I get them and wear them, I'll post the results.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by deaddog
I know this appears similar to the "wicking" thread below but I have a different and more direct question. I need to find golf shirts that don't SHOW patchy sweat marks even when you're sweating like crazy. I know its technologically possible because my old Nike Sphere Dry polo's in a kind of waffle weave did it perfectly. Even at 100 degrees with sweat gushing, the shirt somehow shows no sweat marks. Unfortunately, they changed the shirt this year (less waffley and more shiny/slick) and the new ones show the sweat - although they are still marketed as "wicking." Any input on whether any of the other brands don't show the sweat?

I make some that don't show through. All cotton though.
post #6 of 11
I see nothing wrong with wearing a classic polo shirt in cotton pique... I've always kept cool in them.
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by deaddog
Thanks - maybe UA will work. The problem is I need info from guys with first hand experience because I can't exactly buy a shirt, wear it and then try to return it on the grounds that I skanked it out by sweating a ton in it!! I suspect most stores wouldn't appreciate that.


Understood. If you don't find something else, I'd go on their website, or else go talk to someone who sells them and ask if they are designed to do that. If you try one and it doesn't work, at least you'll have a very nice running/tennis shirt for the days you aren't golfing, lol.
post #8 of 11
Just wear an undershirt.
post #9 of 11
my experience has always been if you sweat enough, its going to show. im not a profuse sweater but if the shirt hits a place on my body that is sweating heavily (i.e. chest area) its going to show...now some materials/shirts i think show less. i am not that surprised you found good success with the older version of the sphere, however, as the 'raised' nature of the material precludes much of the shirt from ever touching your skin.

to your question though, i would try some of the adidas climacool line. there are pretty much 100% polyester which seems to do a better job at minimizing sweat marks than cotton based materials. they have a shirt in particular (something like 'textured' polo or something) that seems to do a good job - perhaps because the 'texture' performs a 'raising' effect similar to (but not as much) as the older line nikes...their mocks are pretty good at it too, as well as some of the climacool 'pique' line of shirts. i think these shirts tend to work well also because the materials are so light (i.e. you sweat less in the first place) - this was my main complaint about the very early version of the sphere line...they werent that light wearing in the first place
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
alebrady
Thanks for the thoughtful answer - you hit all my points.
post #11 of 11
I have several Gap polos in their "nano" fabric. It, uh, keeps the sweat on the inside. On the upside, it doesn't show sweat. On the downside, it feels like you're wearing cellophane.
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