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Dress like the legends

Martin Golf Apparel

Golf, a game steeped in heritage and tradition, has been plunged into full-blown athletic competition in the 21st century, and most apparel has been pulled along with it. Martin Golf founder Rick Martin preserves golf's timeless legacy through the use

A friendlier ghost

TaylorMade Ghost Manta Putter

As a general trend to more forgiving putter options for weekend warriors seemed to validate the putter's size and complexity, last year's TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter was an instant hit. But many golfers weren't sold. Some felt the Ghost Spider

Game Friendly Forged

Nike VRS Forged Irons

If you've sought out a set of game improvement irons, then you've likely encountered reviews laden with enough technological jargon and marketing spin to befuddle the mind. Today however, as we look back on our time testing the Nike

Spin Doctor

TaylorMade Penta TP5 Golf Ball

Believing you have the best ball on the market is no small declaration, but TaylorMade firmly feels just that in their new PENTA TP5 ($46). They weren't joking or offering half-hearted proclamations either; these guys really believe it. One of

Course Contour

Adidas Crossflex

Not to be left out of the spikeless golf shoe revolution adidas Golf has two new shoes coming to market this summer. We just happened to have snagged ourselves a pair of the new Adidas Crossflex for some early season

Length matters

PING Nome 405 Adjustable Belly Putter

What was once a stigma is quickly becoming a standard in the golf industry for those who struggle on the putting green. We of course refer to the belly putter. The next iteration of belly putter enhancement comes to

Off road golf anyone?

TaylorMade ATV Wedge

The average golfer often takes a, shall we say, labyrinthine route to the hole. Though at the end of the round a par is a par no matter how adventurous, it does highlight the importance of having solid short game

Knight Driver

Callaway RAZR X Black Driver

Speed kills. Or should we say, speed kills golf balls. Long drives are generated from a delicate balance of raw, white knuckle speed and precession ball striking. Add a few MPH to you clubhead speed and you'll start reaping the yardage

Black Spin

Callaway HEX Black Tour Golf Ball

The right golf ball can make all the difference. Choose poorly and you'll spend the next 18 holes wondering why you bother playing this game at all. Callaway Golf has taken a bold step to improve the benefits of a ball by

For once, it's good to be two-faced

Odyssey Flip Face Putter

The one true constant of playing various courses -- outside of being scoffed at by the regulars -- is that the greens will be totally different. Fast or slow, firm or soft, mowed tight or recently aerated. Finding consistent putting surfaces can

Slimmin' down for the summer

Ping i20 Irons

Ping has long been known for two things: incredible irons and exceptional engineering. But for some reason we've never found ourselves overly compelled to play them. Given how soundly their irons perform I can only chalk it up to a

Float like a butterfly

Nike TW Ultra Polo

Spring is here, well close enough, and that means new product lines for golf apparel. The 2012 iteration of the Tiger Woods polo shirt focuses heavily on being lightweight. The entire garment has been über engineered for maximum playability. Nike has

Form following function

Nike Method Concept Putter

This is not the first, uh how should we put this, uniquely shaped putter we've reviewed from Nike Golf. And, while others may scoff at Nike for some truly bizarre shapes, we commend their commitment to pushing the proverbial performance

Ground Control to Major Tom

Nike Lunar Ascend

The first generation of golf flats were more or less repurposed technology. Now that it's apparent the fad is becoming a movement, all the shoe gurus have started throwing serious R&D behind next-gen offerings. Case in point, the new Nike Lunar

Don’t call him junior

TaylorMade R11 S Driver

After taking the driver market by storm last year with the R11 there was only one thing left for TaylorMade to do. Tell all of the white paint detractors, “I told you so”. OK, maybe two things, as they

Adjusting a winning formula

Callaway RAZR Fit Driver

The latest offering from Callaway Golf represents a considerable improvement from their earlier drivers, as well as a change in corporate philosophy. The new RAZR Fit Driver ($400) marks the company's first foray into adjustable drivers. So-called OptiFit technology

Hidden Help

Callaway RAZR XF Combo Set

Golf is hard. Truth be told, we make it harder than it has to be. We'll buy drivers and putters the size of snow shovels, but for some reason, we insist on playing irons beyond our abilities. Callaway Golf is

Bulk in regulation

Nike Full Zip Wind Jacket

With just enough fleeting warmth to squeeze in a few final rounds, late Fall golf is all about layers and preparation. The latest from Nike Golf, Full Zip Wind Jacket ($85) is the perfect outer layer solution for moderate weather.

Their playability is anything but limited

Nike VR Pro Limited Edition Driver & Fairway Woods

Nike Golf's latest metal wood offerings have just been released and while the "Limited Edition" moniker caught our eye, an upgraded face technology is what grabbed our attention. Nike is unveiling its own multi-face thickness technology with NexCOR and when coupled

Kicked by a Rose

adiZero Rose 2

We've spent a solid month with Derrick Rose's signature shoe, the adiZero Rose 2 ($110). Actually, not just us but the also the best player we could find at our local court (thanks, Divine). With heaps of brisk afternoons full

A method to the Madness

Nike Method Core Drone Putter

Following up on the success of the Method Putter, Nike Golf aims to expand their beachhead, quite literally, with a larger mallet. Building off the Method Core platform, the new Drone ($200) boasts some of the highest MOI (face

Rethinking the Forged Iron

Mizuno MP-59 Irons

For most golfers, the idea of playing a forged iron is a little scary. Forged irons have always been reserved for better players who need to shape shots and never miss the center of the club face. The rest of

Forget Fore, Yell "Incoming!"

Cobra Long Tom Driver

Cobra first introduced the Long Tom driver back in the 1970's. At the time, its 46" shaft may have been considered excessive, but considering that many of today's drivers are close to, if not longer, Cobra was ahead of their

Mountain Inspired, Man Approved

Mountain Khakis Teton Flannel Shirt

Mountain Khakis has quickly become one of our favorite outdoor apparel purveyors. While we've been busy wearing their pants during most of our outdoor pursuits, Mountain Khakis has been re-imagining a broader line of clothing. Newly released as part of their

Far from the bare essentials

Adidas Adipure Trainer

When it comes to gear reviews, you often find yourself asked to test products that challenge personal biases. My opportunity came in the form of the new and soon to be released Adidas Adipure Trainer ($90). Simply put, I couldn't see

Flex your golf muscle

Adidas TOUR360 ATV

Bio-metrically correct footwear has taken the sports industry by storm, and golf is no exception. The best golf swings are derived from a rhythmic tempo and solid balance. While it was once thought better to have a solid platform (e.g.

Pressure to be better

Adidas Recovery Compression Apparel

You may not be aware of it, but everything you do (or don't do) after a workout prepares your body for the next. From stretching, to nutrition, to hydration, your body immediately starts rebuilding what you've broken down. The

Everything, and the kitchen sink.

TaylorMade R11 Irons

When TaylorMade launched their Burner Irons they knew they had a great club. The Burner 2.0 has made TaylorMade the number one selling iron company in golf. While that was great for a large segment of the golfing

Patriotism to a Tee

Declaration Shirts

Having just celebrated this Nation's birthday, our patriotism is running high and we recently stumbled upon just the tee shirts from Declaration ($24) to embody it. Inspired by our country's struggle to become a free nation, Declaration draws from

Better Shirt by Design

Tailor Threads

The adage, "clothes make the man" has never been our favorite, but neither has buying shirts off the rack. Luckily, the internet has rectified that and we've tested a newcomer throwing their digital pin cushion into the ring: Tailor Threads.

Fast Feet

Puma v1.11 Cleats

With the Women's World Cup kicking off we've gotten a bit of the fútbol bug around the office. In that spirit, Puma has recently released their latest flagship soccer cleat the v1.11 ($180) and it's fast. With a

Stand Tall

Intelliskin Foundation Shirt 2.0

Posture is an often overlooked element in any training or athletic environment. The premise is simple though: better posture leads to more efficient muscle engagement and cuts down on fatigue. What you may not realize is that those benefits

Tasty like steak, healthy like chicken

High Plains Bison

Summer’s here, and we can't think of a better way to welcome it than grilling. Instead of reaching for the standard red meat, may we recommend bison? With only 45% of the calories and about 10% of the fat, bison

Houston, we are a go for launch

Epoch S3 Golf Tees

At its core, golf is a game of mastering consistency. And while you may not put much thought into teeing up your ball, minor variations in height can have an adverse effect on your shot. The Epoch S3

BBQ to the back nine

Ashworth Cardiff

Known more for their traditionally styled golf apparel Ashworth continues their foray into goods that look as good off the course as they play on it. The Cardiff ($120) is a spikeless golf shoe constructed with tumbled leathers and rich

Adventure Pants

Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant

Activities in the wild sometimes call for shorts (high temps, fly fishing, river fording) and other times for a pair of pants (cooler nights, mosquitoes, bushwhacking). What's a man to do if he wants to pack light? If he

This new putter hits the bulls-eye

Odyssey DART Putter

Considering that 40-60% of your strokes for any given round happen on the putting surface, it's amazing people don't spend more effort improving that facet of their game. Selecting the right flat stick is certainly a good first step.

Natural running for an unnatural world

Reebok RealFlex

Natural running, while better for you, can still cause problems when done in a man-made environment like the gym and neighborhood roads. Repetitive forefoot strikes on hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt without proper padding can lead to stress fractures, and

Step towards natural running

Puma Faas 300

Despite the "less is more" trend in running shoes, it can be tough for a runner to make the drastic transition if they're accustomed to full support runners. Going the bio-mechanically correct barefoot approach is a step far easier said than