Get ready for your next windy round with this lightweight outerwear

Prepare for the elements with our favorite outerwear.

While summer golf isn’t often cold, it can be windy — especially if you’re playing near the coast. At this week’s Open Championship, contenders can expect to face a stiff breeze, gusting from 20-30 mph on average at Royal St. George’s. While many players may choose to brave the elements in shirtsleeves alone, a light layer of protection can be helpful.

From short or full-length sleeves to vests, the five items below share one important thing in common: lightweight, easily packable protection from the wind. Take a scroll through our favorites, and while you’re shopping, make sure to check out the rest of the items on offer in GOLF’s Pro Shop — your ultimate source for the latest apparel, shoes, training aids and more, all in one convenient place.

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Callaway Swing Tech S/S Wind Shirt

The Callaway Swing Tech Short Sleeve shirt offers wind protection and water resistance. It is breathable to help prevent sweat build up and provides stretch to keep you feeling comfortable and moving with ease. In addition, the wind shirt features Swing Tech technology. This technology makes use of seam construction and materials that provide less restriction and more stretch, maximizing range of motion throughout each golf swing.
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Greg Norman Windbreaker Full-Zip

The Windbreaker Full-Zip Jacket from Greg Norman offers a technical performance, with 4-way stretch, water-resistant features, as well as SPF protection, in a digital camo print.
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Galvin Green Louie Windproof

Stay warm in the Galvin Green Louie Windproof vest. The PRIMALOFT padding and Warming effect technology provides warmth during windy, cold conditions. Louie is constructed with Interface fabric, offering stretch, high breathability, and a windproof, water repellent finish to protect you from the elements.
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Linksoul Boardwalker AC Hooded Windbreaker

The Boardwalker Windbreaker provides warmth and wind resistance. It offers stretch for easy movement and features pockets for daily essentials. Additional design details include a hood, half zip closure, and a bungee cord at the waist for easy adjusting.
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Columbia Flash Forward

The Columbia Flash Forward windbreaker is the ideal jacket for a rainy or misty day out on the course. The windbreaker provides an extremely silky feel and unique color blocking, making this water-repellent windbreaker ideal for lightweight protection. It is a must-add to any golfer’s wardrobe.
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