Updated October 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Golf Pants For Men

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in September of 2020. A round of golf calls not only for sustained comfort and ease of movement, but also a modicum of style, as many clubs have dress codes or require long pants. Since golf season is typically a full-sun affair, breathable, lightweight and durable fabrics are key. This selection includes offerings for almost every taste, with emphasis on superior fabrics and special details desirable to any linksman. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Puma Jackpot 5 Pocket

2. Nike Flat Front

3. Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Showdown

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2020:

Flexibility, breathable materials and a touch of class are typically top priorities for a golfer getting dressed for a round. These selections are meant to reflect those standard needs, while also highlighting some exceptional features and details that some of these brands have introduced in their garments.

Some of the styles we've included here, like the Amazon Essentials Straight-Fit, are simply solid, dependable garments that are palatable to almost everyone and won't break the bank. Meanwhile, some of the bigger athletic names have introduced their own specialized patented technologies--think Nike's Dri-FIT moisture-wicking poly blend, featured on both the Nike Flex Core and the Nike Flat Front, or Under Armour's insulating ColdGear fabric.

Does every golfer have the same preferences and priorities? Of course not, and this list attempts to accommodate the requisite different strokes (no pun intended) for different folks. Since the bigger names often carry multiple styles within a category, we opted for the ones that checked the most boxes when it came to useful details and features, while still offering a broad aesthetic appeal.

Once you've determined your specific functional needs on the links, all that's left to do is choose the best cut for you. Oh--and to find the perfect shoes to complete the look.

Special Honors

Bonobos Highland Tour Perhaps the most customizable style out there, the Bonobos Highland Tour golf pants allow you to select from four cuts, five inseam lengths and seven colors, in addition to eleven waist sizes. Flex material at the side panels and back yoke and an articulated back knee strategically facilitate ease of movement, and the poly blend fabric has a UPF of 50. A gel waistband and interior phone pocket keep everything in its place, and eyelet vents at the inseam make these extra breathable. bonobos.com

Dunning Player Fit Woven Repeatedly recognized as the "best technical bottoms in golf," Dunning's Player Fit pants are specialized down to the minutest details, crafted with single-needle tailoring in a plush woven polyester blend. These pants are designed for versatility across body types, and are specifically engineered for maximum airflow and shape retention. Fit and performance are prioritized in their lightweight, breathable construction, with four-way stretch and superior moisture management properties rounding out their list of coveted qualities. dunning.com

Greyson Montauk Joggers These modern "dress joggers" from Greyson's fashion-forward collection are a sophisticated-casual hybrid in satin-finish Italian fabric, available in six stunning, nuanced colorways. These don't skimp on technical specs either: Eight-way stretch and a comfortable sport waistband provide excellent flexibility, and perforated camouflage pocket bags keep things light and breezy. The luxe material is also moisture-wicking, antimicrobial and UV-A/UV-B protectant. greyson.com

4. Haggar Cool 18 Pro Classic

5. Izod Swing Flex

6. Nike Flex Core

7. Oakley Brush Back

8. Amazon Essentials Straight-Fit

9. Adidas Ultimate 3 Stripe Tapered

10. Royal & Awesome Trouser


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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