PING Norse PrimaLoft Vest & Zoned II Jacket Review

By: | Mon 14 Oct 2019 | Comments


Review by Golfshake's Kevin Paver


Summer has gone, and Autumn is here. Actually, looking outside right now here in Yorkshire it could well be confused for winter! Thankfully, PING have come to the rescue with their new Norse PrimaLoft Series, designed specifically for warmth and wind protection.

We are testing the Norse PrimaLoft Vest and Zoned II jackets, both taken from their AW19 Performance Apparel Collection

TECH

The Zoned II jacket is engineered from PrimaLoft Silver Active Insulation, a lightweight, breathable, high-performing insulation technology, engineered to deliver core warmth and wind protection whilst you’re out on the golf course.

The Vest uses PrimaLoft Gold Insulation with CrossCoreTechnology. Whilst that may be a mouthful, it’s pretty damn clever! A fusion of PrimaLoft microfibres with aerogel, which was originally developed by NASA and delivers a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than any garment PING has ever engineered.

(Zoned II Jacket)

LOOKS

Firstly, let’s talk the Norse PrimaLoft Zoned II jacket. This is a hybrid jacket, with two distinctly different looking panels on it. The active insulation technology is clear to see on the front, and for me, I really like the slight contrast in colours between this and the arms & shoulders. I think this is another example of golf apparel morphing into everyday wear as it does look damn good both on and off the course.

Onto the PrimaLoft Vest. As with the Zoned II jacket, the tech is clear to see. What’s also nice with this is the fact that it’s reversible - black on one side, snorkel blue on the reverse. Whilst the black side I really liked, when reversed the insulation technology wasn’t visible, which I didn’t think looked quite as good.

(PrimaLoft Vest)

PERFORMANCE

Firstly, both of these do a tremendous job in keeping you warm whilst playing golf. In fact, the PrimaLoft Zoned II jacket was actually a joy to play golf in. I often find particularly with jackets, that they can make making an efficient golf swing somewhat difficult. Not here.

Of course, by the very nature of the Vest design, the swing is not an issue. It is super lightweight and perfect to drop over the layers you already have, just for that extra warmth on a cold morning.

PROS

The technology with both products absolutely delivers. Also, I think that PING have done a great job in delivering a jacket that stylistically will suit most.

CONS

Whilst I think the pricing for the Zoned II jacket is very reasonable at £130 (RRP), I’m not quite as sure about the Vest, which has an RRP of £110.

VERDICT

Both of these Norse PrimeLoft products deliver serious performance, with style in the bucket load. The technology performs superbly well whilst playing golf and the styling will suit the majority. I also like the fact that I can wear them off the golf course too.

All in all, I think the folk at PING have done a super job with the PrimaLoft Zoned II jacket and Vest. They really are ideal for keeping your golf as warm as your body!

Norse PrimaLoft® Zoned Jacket II

Sensor Platform: SensorWarm

Fabric: 100% Polyester

Price: £130

Norse PrimaLoft® Vest

Sensor Platform: SensorWarm  

Fabric: 100% Polyester

Price: £110


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