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Ping Tour trouser review

Ping Tour Trouser review

How does the Ping Tour Trouser perform? Steve Carroll pulled on a pair and took to the golf course to find out
 

With SensorCool technology, four-way stretch, and crease resistant fabric, Ping are hoping their Tour Trouser will be your go-to garment on the course. But does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a look…

Ping Tour Trouser review: NCG Summary

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NCG SUMMARY

Ping’s Tour Trouser could be the best I’ve ever worn. Stylish, well-fitted, and with a lot of size options, comfort is guaranteed out on the course and in the clubhouse.

PROS

  • Excellent fitting shapes surround, rather than force into, the contours of your waist and legs.
  • Five-pocket design means you will never run out of room for your essentials.
  • Tapered hem not only looks good but performs well in inclement conditions.

Ping Tour Trouser review

Now: £75

Ping Tour Trouser review: First Impressions

Ping’s flagship offering is designed to be authentic, timeless, and perform. Well, they certainly look the part. With classy colour options and a modern take on an otherwise traditional design, these look great the moment you take them out of the packaging and they look even better when worn.

As with any golf product marketing, lots of promises are made. The fabric doesn’t just stretch – it’s four-way stretch. They are said to be crease resistant and move moisture efficiently while being quick drying.

They contain recycled content too, as Ping play the sustainability card and appeal to buyers looking for an environmental focus.

That’s a lot to deliver in my 34″ waist and 29 leg but they definitely appeal when you see them for the first time. The Ping Eye Mark logo on the front is subtle enough not to dominate but still catches the eye and the Eye logo on the back has a similar effect.

These just look like a classy golf trouser. So how do they do out on the course?

Ping Tour Trouser review

Ping Tour Trouser review: NCG Review

What do you want in a golf trouser? Comfort is essential. You want a nice walk without having to fiddle about. Coping with the elements is key too. Ideally, you’ll be wearing them all year round so you want them to keep your warm in the winter without you overheating in the summer.

And you want them to look good. I’m after a stylish fit that isn’t too tight. I don’t want to look like Tiger circa 2000 with enough polyester to drape a living room, but neither do I want to look like people should be worried about the circulation in my lower limbs.

That’s quite an ask when you think about it – a long list of demands that are non-negotiable but the Ping Tour Trouser carries them all off magnificently.

They look great, simple but stylish. They are a great fit too, with true to size waist fittings (how many times do you try on a 34 to find it’s actually something else entirely) and a range of leg lengths which means you shouldn’t have to compromise.

The material hugs your waist, falls down naturally around your legs, and then tapers in neatly around the ankle. You just feel like everything is in the right place. This makes a round a comfortable, rather than a fiddly, walk and it has a significant impact when you swing the club too.

Everything moves as you do, rather than creating any friction, and they do stretch to compensate. I was pleasantly surprised about that, given they are 100 per cent polyester. They performed the same way you’d expect if there was an elastane mix in there as well.

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I tested the Ping Tour Trouser at York Golf Club in early April and was impressed both with the way they kept in heat on a cold spring day and how they comfortably dealt with a quick shower. The fabric dried swiftly and there was never a thought of getting the waterproofs out of the bag.

I’m a big fan of tapered legs too, as I just think they keep some of the worst of the mud away when you do find yourself playing in bad conditions. Coming off the course without your ankles caked in dirt, or being soaking wet, is an understated feeling. The Ping Tour Trouser is once again up to the mark.

I’ve a general aversion to wearing shorts in any setting – no one needs to see my legs – and I’ll be very keen to see how these deal with hotter conditions as summer arrives. The omens, though, are positive.

The five pocket design, consisting of two angled front pockets, a concealed zip pocket, and two back pockets are also a big plus. There is space here for anything you might want to carry out on the course.

Ping Tour Trouser review: The 19th hole

The Ping Tour Trouser definitely looks the part in the clubhouse – and that’s whether your watering hole is a free-for-all or the quiet confines of a traditional building. You won’t feel out of place for a second.

Overall, this really is an excellent product. It looks good, feels good, and hopefully will have a durability that fits the price. Early washes have seen no colour fading whatsoever and the crease resistant tag lives up the billing. They have yet to go anywhere near an iron.

The Ping Tour Trouser may be the best pair I’ve ever worn. Now where’s my credit card to buy some more?

Fit: True to Size/Small/Larger

Comfort: 10/10

Value for Money: 8/10

Sizes: 30 waist through 44. Leg sizes from short to extra long.

Colour options: Black, White, Navy, Pearl Grey.

Ping Tour Trouser: The Details

Available: Now.

RRP: £75

More info: Ping website.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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