Effortlessly cool, built for performance and incredibly easy to swing in – our Kjus Dextra jacket review tells you all you need to know

Our Kjus Dextra jacket review took place over several rounds on various courses in the British Isles.

Kjus Dextra jacket review: The background

Kjus’s heritage is in skiing – the company’s first golf collection dates back to 2000. Lasse Kjus is an Olympic ski champion from Norway, while Didi Serena is a Swiss entrepreneur.

The pair felt that the principles of professional golf apparel – freedom of movement and comfort – were lacking and knew what was possible through the skiwear that had been developed with those same ideals in mind.

Kjus say: “Now we craft not only the most technologically advanced skiwear on the market, but also intelligent golf garments and premium collections for active people on the move. Simply the world’s finest sportswear brand.”

You might also be wondering how ‘Kjus’ is pronounced.

The answer is something like “shh-juice”. So now you know.

Kjus Dextra jacket review: The technology

This jacket is unashamedly super-premium – very much in the market that Galvin Green currently dominate, and have done for several years now.

Kjus claim this is the lightest waterproof golf jacket on the market. It can even be folded down into its own pocket:

Thanks to the highly breathable, two-way stretch fabric, Kjus promise that the Dextra 2.5 will guarantee comfort and total freedom of movement.

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Kjus Dextra jacket review: NCG verdict

The first thing that struck me about this jacket is just how lightweight it really is. It’s perfect for slipping on in summer when its warm and you don’t want a really thick waterproof on. It’s also ideal for layering with other jackets in winter.

The jacket also wasn’t restricting on my swing. I often find jackets can be too tight around the shoulders when swinging but I felt very comfortable in this jacket when out playing. I also liked the detail of the elastic sleeve cuffs.

Another big plus point is just how small and compact the jacket folds down. I often struggle for space in my golf bag so having a jacket that takes up minimal space is great.

The styling of this jacket provides options for everyone with simple block colours and bold bright patterns available across the range.

Kjus Dextra jacket review: The Details

SRP: £229

Available: Now

For more information visit the Kjus website.