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SanSoleil Golf Apparel Review

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Translated directly from the French language, Sans Soleil literally means sunless or without sun. That pretty much describes the mission of this golf apparel company by the same name – they want to do whatever they can to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay.

SanSoleil specializes in making high quality apparel for a variety of sports. No matter what the sport, these garments all have one thing in common – keeping UV rays away from your skin. The golf apparel we saw shared a few other common traits such as UV 50Pprotection, Permanent Cooling, Mesh Venting and Easy Care. As far as the latter goes, wash and dry on regular cycle; can it get much easier other than having mom do it for you?

SanSoleil offers true UV 50 Protection. Most golf apparel companies use a topical “plastic spray” to produce their sun protection, which amounts to about a UPF 10 and washes out after a few washes. SolTek from SanSoleil Offers permanent UPF 50 sun protection which never washes out.

Permanent Cooling:  SanSoleil features the ProTek moisture-wicking system which dries quickly and creates a cooling effect, providing perfect comfort while protecting you from the sun

Mesh Venting: The mesh inserts sewn into sleeves create a billowing effect as you walk, which helps keep you calm, cool and comfortable.

My initial thought was that wearing a long sleeve polo during the Florida summer was pure suicide. That is, until I wore the Men’s Long Sleeve Golf Polo from SanSoleil. This polo is designed to provide the ultimate in sun protection and at the same time, keep you cool, something you wouldn’t expect from a long sleeve garment. It also features SanSoleil’s UV 50 Protection and the company’s ProTec wicking system. Guys will also love how easy this polo is to take care of – just wash and dry on the regular cycle. The Men’s Long Sleeve Polo is available in a Navy Check in sizes S-XXL. Retail price is $104.

If you’re looking for a long sleeve polo that will provide the ultimate in sun protection with a stylish flair, check out the Ladies Print Polo. It features everything SanSoleil has to offer:  Permanent UPF 50 Sun Protection, SolTek moisture-wicking and mesh nylon inserts sewn into the sleeves. The zip polo collar protects the back of the neck. The Ladies Print Polo is available in sizes XS-XXL and in a bluish Flight Aqua color. Retail price is $94. Or, if you’re looking for something similar with a different style collar, try SanSoleil’s SolTek Print Zip Mock, with a mock-style collar. Retail price is $96. Or, there’s the SolTek Print Polo with all the same great characteristics and features of the other two, in a variety of colors and prints in sizes XS – XXL. It too retails for $96.

Perhaps the most fashion forward garment from SanSoleil is the Jaguar Tan Print which features long sleeves and everything else you’d expect from SanSoleil. It’s rich in color, and easy and pairs well with either Khaki or Black. The Jaguar Tan Print is available in sizes S-XXL and retails for $99.

SanSoleil’s SunGlow Print Mock has all 3 of SanSoleil’s main qualities as well as a mock collar, which stands high to protect the back of the neck. The new SunGlow product is soft and supple and adds a new twist: printed mesh. It’s applied through a printing technique called sublimation, which bonds the print to the fabric. The SunGlow Print Mock is available in sizes S – XXL and in several colors and prints. Retail price is $96.

It may go against their name, but SanSoleil does offer something other than long sleeve polos; in fact, they go to the other extreme. Introducing the SolTek Sleeveless Polo. This performance print polo offers moisture wicking, quick dry and athletic mesh nylon inserts for cooling ventilation, all with a wild allover print. The SolTek Sleeveless Polo is available in sizes S – XXL and in several colors/prints: Kaleidoscope Pink, Kaleidoscope Blue, Spot on Navy and Spot on Red. Retail price is $84.00.

These are just a few of the many sun protection garments visit the San Soleil website at www.sansoleil.com.

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David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working togetherabout-golfin4 with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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