Golf pants have come a long way since the olden days when plaid and heavy materials were the order of the day. New lightweight, high-tech fabrics made to breathe, flex and manage moisture have taken over the market, leaving golfers more comfortable, and looking more fashionable, than ever. Many pants also feature anti-microbial and UV-protective fabrics to fight the bacteria present in perspiration and protect golfers from the sun’s harmful rays. Some models even blend cotton with polyester and spandex to provide traditional styling with modern, cutting-edge performance. Other features that a good pair of golf pants typically offers are a gripping waistband for keeping shirts tucked in and easy-access pockets for retrieving ball markers, tees and other items.