After my first couple Peak Performance Apparel reviews, the Amuri Polo and Panmore Striped Polo, I quickly realized that the Peak Performance brand takes quality seriously, and is able to achieve it without sacrificing style. Their apparel for south of your equator is no exception — particularly the “Dave” collection of shorts and pants.
I am pretty picky when it comes to golf shorts and pants — I like a clean looking pant, that’s fitted but gives you enough room to be athletic and leaves enough to the imagination of your playing partners. They need to look sharp, classy, and sporty at the same time.
I’ve had the chance to wear the shorts quite a few times now. They’ve quickly become my favorite shorts in my rotation, which has me yearning to own more. They even throw in a little secret pocket within the right pocket, which is great for keeping your tees, divot tool, and ball marker separate from whatever else you might keep in your pocket.
The pants are more or less a longer version of the shorts, and fit identical in the waist and upper leg. I’m somewhat stubborn when it comes to wearing pants, so it has to be pretty cold out for me to stray from the shorts. As fall is starting to show up on the horizon, I’m pretty excited to have these pants locked and loaded for cooler weather.
Model size (me): 5’11” 190 lbs
Size worn: 34″ waist and 32″ inseam (pants)
Fabric: Shell – 94% Polyamid 6% Spandex LIner – 100% polyester (43% recycled polyester)
Retail cost: $100 CAD
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The Dave shorts and pants feel durable, lightweight and are water resistant while still being breathable, which is pretty cool. This is great for an unexpected summer drizzle that doesn’t justify putting the rain gear on. Or if you happen to dribble water on yourself, it won’t instantly look like you had an unfortunate accident. Don’t confuse water “resistant” with “waterproof”, they are not waterproof, but they do repel small amounts of water. I have been out in a drizzle with the shorts on, and much of the water beaded off. If you get poured on, they’ll eventually get wet, but it definitely buys you some time.
I’ve owned a lot of golf shorts and pants over the years and these have impressed me the most. My only grievance at this point is not owning a pair in every color.
You can visit the Peak Performance Canada page to find a dealer near you and view the entire Peak Performance apparel collection.