Ryder Cup 2018: The coolest Ryder Cup-related gear you can buy without going to Paris
As the Ryder Cup approaches and excitement levels rise, so does the amount of gear becoming available to celebrate the event. From hats to jackets to shoes, the possibilities for Ryder Cup-related items are endless. While the products are ultra-patriotic, most can also be worn or used year-round both on and off the golf course—like the Weatherman Ryder Cup umbrellas or the Club Glove luggage. There are even a few cool pieces that support Team Europe, if that is who you are rooting for in Paris. Check out the best of the best 2018 Ryder Cup gear available.
New Era Ryder Cup Hats
New Era is always a go-to for cool and timely hats and these Ryder Cup caps are no different. For Paris, they've got baseballs caps, flat-brims and knits in support of Team USA. The gray Ryder Cup USA Gray 39Thirty Stretch Fit ($32) has a unique embroidered 'USA' lettering on the front, a rubberized USA Ryder Cup logo on the back and an American Flag on the side. The colorway is ultra stylish and the embellishments are subtle enough so that the cap can be worn year round. The navy Ryder Cup USA 59fifty Fitted ($37) and scarlet Ryder Cup Official USA Captain 9Twenty Adjustable ($28) hats follow suit. Both caps have an IceSkin sweatband that keeps you cool in extreme heat.
The most overt Ryder Cup styles from the New Era collection are the Ryder Cup USA Knit ($26) and white Ryder Cup USA Practice 39Thirty Stretch Fit ($32) caps. The latter is part of the company's performance line with Hex Tech Performance Fabric, UV protection and anti-microbial properties that are great for golf.
Club Glove Travel Bags
Club Glove has been the team travel gear provider for the U.S. Ryder Cup team for several years. This year the team will carry pieces from the TRS Ballistic line of luggage and golf travel bags. These durable bags are made with military-grade nylon ballistic fabric and have the Train Reaction system to connect multiple pieces of luggage and a travel golf bag.
Puma 42 Collection
Puma's 42 Collection is another great year-round celebration of the 42nd Ryder Cup. The highlight of the line is the USA 42 Ignite PWRADAPT Hi-Tops. While most of the collection allow you to choose your team, these high-top golf shoes ($200) are only available in a USA version. The navy-and-white base is accented with red on the cleats and EVOKNIT collar for a fashion-forward look. The shoe also has the company's IGNITE Foam cushioning for responsive comfort.
The brand also released a Ryder Cup version of its popular Suede G street-shoe-inspired golf shoe. This time around you can choose whether your footwear will support Team USA or Team Europe. The Team USA version ($120) has a dark navy suede base with red details and a fun red, white and blue camo-esque sole. The Team Europe shoe ($120) has the same base but with yellow features instead of red. For an extra unique touch, the formstripe on both shoes illuminate a hidden design with a flash—so take lots of pictures.
Weekend Warrior Golf Tees
Weekend Warrior makes hilarious, timely and comfortable t-shirts that are sure conversation starters. Unlike your typical Ryder Cup gear, the company prints creative designs that allow for both subtle stylish fandom—like the red Golf Bag Tee ($23)—or unrestrained fan-girling—like the Captain America Patrick Reed Tee ($23). For those looking for a shirt to wear each day of the competition, the company has a three-shirt combo pack for $65.
Douglas Rose Throwback Hat
The ever-innovative minds at Douglas Rose designed a limited-edition cap inspired by a pin from the 1931 Ryder Cup. The patches were made by hand in Manhattan for the hats that were made with soft, extra lightweight wool. The "1927" detail on the side is to commemorate the first Ryder Cup played. Only 30 hats were made and they have since sold out, but keep an eye out for a giveaway opportunity on Golf Digest social channels.
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Weatherman Ryder Cup Umbrella
As the official umbrella supplier of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Weatherman released a storm-ready golf umbrella with stylish patriotic details. The navy and white canopies can withstand winds up to 55mph and have UPF 50+ protection. It's also got an app component for weather condition notifications and Bluetooth tracking in case it gets left behind.
Galvin Green Team Europe Weatherwear
While we hope the skies stay clear in Paris, if they don't Team Europe's Galvin Green raingear might be a game-changer. The navy Albatros rain jacket ($560) is completely waterprof with GORE-TEX fabric and superstretch inserts at the elbows and shoulders ensure an unimpeded golf swing. It's got a Team Europe badge on the chest and flag at the back of the neck. Lightening up the look is a light blue zipper and sleeve detail.
The Galvin Green collection of replica Team Europe gear ranges from quarter-zips ($200) to wind jackets ($360) to rain pants ($560) and more.
Ralph Lauren Team USA Uniforms and Gear
The Ralph Lauren Team USA uniforms are sure to impress. The team's Saturday pinstripe pants are expected to be a strong look for the team, but the entire collection features classic-yet-spirited pieces. Click here for a full look at the Team USA uniforms and where to buy each piece. RLX also provided additional practice-round gear and a few pieces just for fans. The U.S. Ryder Cup Team Sweater ($185) that the team will wear if conditions are chilly on Tuesday, is a great layering sweater for both on and off the course. It's made from a breathable wool blend that insulates the body and wicks away moisture. The team logo is featured prominently at the left chest, an American Flag patch on the back of the neck and the right cuff is embroidered with "USA18."
Also in the collection is the U.S. Ryder Cup Team Jacket ($265). It's not on the official team uniform scripting, but it'll likely make an appearance at some point in Paris. The down jacket is water-repellent and extremely warm. The front of the jacket has small patriotic details supporting Team USA in the Ryder Cup, while the back is a little louder with a large "USA" patch across the top with an American Flag underneath.
Adidas Limited Edition TOUR360
While most Ryder Cup gear focuses on the team colors, Adidas released a pair of TOUR360 golf shoes inspired by the Ryder Cup trophy. The primarily white shoe ($220) has luminous gold detailing that gives the shoe a upscale look, without going over the top. Toning down the shine, the outsole has a wood grain finish similar to the trophy's base.
Another unique touch on these shoes are the sockliner options, one for each team. The liners display the respective team's flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979.
SHOP ADIDAS LIMITED EDITION TOUR360: $220
*Available Monday, September 24