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NCGA.ORG | SUMMER 2019 53 3 Forge Revo X Bear Grylls sunglasses Revo's Forge model is what the company calls "a performance sunglass in disguise." It's as rugged as the name implies thanks to a flexible, durable frame material. It's the kind of sunglass that can transition from golf to any other outdoor setting you're likely to find yourself in. Non-slip temple pads make Forge sunglasses comfortable and give them a secure fit. A Green Water lens cancels surface glare and makes green tones pop (hello, fairways). MSRP $149 | 4 Mega Performance Shawl Arm Sleeves If there's a drawback to wearing sun sleeves on the golf course, it's that sometimes they can slip down your arms during a round, pinch too tightly at the top seam or expose the skin between the sleeve and the golf shirt. Mega has devised a brilliant solution. The company's shawl-style arm sleeves stay put thanks to an around-the-back design, and also cover a player's entire arm. They're a favorite among LPGA players. Mega sleeves are created to block harmful UVA and UVB rays, and have a UPF rating of 50+, which is the highest available for clothing. Past the protection, sun sleeves like those made by Mega can cool a player down on the course. Its breathable, moisture-wicking material helps draw away body heat. MSRP $30 | 5 UA Tuned Golf Octane sunglasses Under Armour's sport sunglasses aren't just about protection, they're about performance. The glasses are fitted with Tuned lenses, which not only offer UVA, UVB and UVC protection, but help the wearer maintain depth perception around fairways and greens and spot the color definition between different cuts of grass. "See it better, read it better," as the product's tag line goes. The frames are fitted with all the comfort aspects that a player needs to be able to wear Under Armour sunglasses all day without feeling pinched. AutoGrip self-articulating temples allow the glasses to conform to any head shape, and a multi-positioning nose pad clicks into place for a customized fit. MSRP $124.99 | 6 Scheyden CIA (Confidence in Action) The CIA is Scheyden's golf-specific sunglass model. An adjustable, soft, tacky silicon nose pad helps keep these frames on your face. CIAs are hand-made in Japan with a strong but lightweight titanium frame. The lenses in CIA sunglasses provide UVA and UVB protection, but are top drill mounted, which eliminates 60% of the lower frame. It makes for an unobstructed view at address. The dyes used to tint the lenses were carefully blended to create a level of tint that easily transitions from sunlight to shade. In short, even if you find yourself in the trees, you'll never have to take Scheydens off to hit a shot. MSRP $349 | 7 Sun Mountain umbrella Some forms of sun protection don't have to be worn. In fact, a golf umbrella like Sun Mountain's offers as much sun protection as it does protection from wind and rain. The double-canopy umbrella offers up to 68 inches of shade (Sun Mountain also makes a 62-inch model). The nylon fabric on the silver-colored umbrella has a 60+ UPF rating, which can make as much as a 15-degree difference in temperature. Sun Mountain also offers the umbrella in black, which has a UPF rating of 30+. For the competitive golfer who uses a push cart, Sun Mountain's umbrella snaps conveniently into an umbrella holder in the company's carts. It's instant, free-standing shade. MSRP $59.99 | 8 Adidas Ultimate365 ClimaCool men's long sleeve polo On hot days at the golf course, breathable, lightweight fabric can make a big difference in performance. Adidas has worked ClimaCool, a patented cooling technology, into its new Ultimate365 line, which is available in both men's and women's styles. Initially, LPGA pros were more apt to wear long sleeves for added sun protection but the male players wearing Adidas apparel have begun to realize the value, too, says Sarah Marai, senior product manager of apparel at Adidas Golf. She describes ClimaCool as a mesh that is highly breathable, but also offers UPF50 sun protection. The mesh is created from the same yarns as Adidas' Ultimate polo. It's stretchy but "with a great weight that offers a really nice handfeel," Marai says. MSRP $90 | 3 4 5 8 7 6

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