Nobull Lightweight Textured Polo Review
Unless you’re a CrossFit fan, chances are you’ve never heard of Nobull. The brand was founded in 2015 by Reebok veterans Marcus Wilson and Michael Schaeffer and it has built an immensely loyal following in CrossFit, and is the title sponsor of the CrossFit Games – which are like the Olympics for its sport. In recent years, it has expanded its offer to sports such as running, cycling, swimming and now golf.
On the PGA Tour, American pro Scott Stallings (above) has worn the brand’s Matryx golf apparel and footwear, and Nobull was recently announced as the official PGA Tour training apparel and footwear, it seems so safe to say the brand sees golf as a forward focus.
The camouflage polo shirt is currently the only golf-specific garment in the range, but if you’re looking to branch out into a brand that will be more well-known this year and beyond, now’s the time to check out Nobull.
What is my height/what is my build?
5 feet 8.5 inches, average height.
What do I normally wear? Does it fit large/small?
Medium, as long as it’s not too tight. However, per the brand’s advice, I would agree that it is necessary to go up a size with the polo shirt, especially if you are between sizes as it is a slim fit. It comes in four different sizes: small, medium, large and extra large.
How did it fit/feel/execute?
I’ve worn many different golf shirts over the years and have seen the fabrics (and fits) change over time, from casual cotton to the now dominant man-made “performance” materials, often in a more athletic cut.
Performance fabrics have a lot to offer. They are easy to care for, wick away sweat on hot days and have the ability to stay odor free. However, the trade-off is often in feel and fit. Performance fabric polo shirts appear to be either quite coarse with a very masculine feel, or they are shiny and tacky.
The texture of the Nobull polo shirt is different because it manages to offer a feeling of softness close to cotton but with all the advantages of a performance fabric. The seams are designed not to chafe or chafe (a common problem with performance fabrics) and I certainly haven’t had any issues so far.
Any additional details you notice?
The reflective Nobull branding on the chest is a nice touch, as are the subtle Nobull ‘horns’ on the back of the neck – which is the ‘U’ of Nobull. I also liked the buttons, which have a nice rubberized feel, while the construction around the collar also looks and feels stylish.
Can you wear it off the course?
Yes, and I do. Admittedly, I’m into the camouflage style. However, I’m not the only one who thinks it’s a very trendy style. There are five colors to choose from in the camouflage style: black, army, white, navy and slate – and they will all look stylish on and off the golf course.
How does it come out after washing / do you need to iron it?
Just wash it, dry it and put it on a hanger. It dries quickly and does not need to be ironed. Don’t worry about the collar rolling up – that won’t be a problem, as can sometimes be the case with polo shirts.