Product Reviews

State Apparel

State Apparel is not your typical golf pants and polo company.  They have taken a unique approach to "reinventing golfwear" by transforming golf clothing into golf equipment.  Now that you are thinking, "How the hell are pants gonna help me make that downhill 6 foot slider?"

These pants won't make the 6 footers any easier but they can potentially make managing your round easier.  State Apparel incorporates wiping layers into their golf pants and shirts.  The idea is that by providing towel like fabrics on their clothing for wiping hands, clubs, and balls, golfers will never need to step away from a shot.

I was skeptical when I first read this. "Will I really use these?" and  "Won't my clothes get dirty?"  "Oh look, here comes Koenig all covered in dirt, he uses his shirt as a golf towel."  

However, once I put on the clothes, I was actually surprised at how often I took advantage of the wiping layers, a scrub of the ball here,  a wipe of the wedge there.  Granted, the clothes are not for scrubbing the sod off your 60 degree after you chunked one into the water, but they definitely serve as a nice option for keeping things clean.

 The wiping layers on the polos are incorporated into the side panels on the shirt.  From San Francisco to New York: The competition shirt was an obvious fit for a day of 36 at Winged Foot.

The wiping layers on the polos are incorporated into the side panels on the shirt.  From San Francisco to New York: The competition shirt was an obvious fit for a day of 36 at Winged Foot.

 The wiping layer on the Fairway Pants and Match Play Shorts resides in the pocket lining.  It's pretty easy to access and I use it more than I thought I would.

The wiping layer on the Fairway Pants and Match Play Shorts resides in the pocket lining.  It's pretty easy to access and I use it more than I thought I would.

Another point of pride for State Apparel is that all of their clothing is actually made in San Francisco, California.  With the majority of the clothing world utilizing overseas options, State Apparel has kept the business domestic.  For those that make purchasing decisions after considering product origin, economic impact, and authenticity, State Apparel is a great option for the educated consumer.