It’s that time of year when you need to ask yourself: are my golf waterproofs up to the job?
Most manufacturers have released their autumn and winter collections, so now’s the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe.
Golf waterproofs are no longer baggy and cumbersome. The use of new and more effective materials in the last 15 years has changed things. Now we’re talking stretchy and lightweight; colourful and athletic.
Here, we look at a selection of the best golf waterproofs of 2020. You won’t just find garments that are 100% waterproof, but jackets that offer style and versatility, too…
ProQuip stormFORCE PX6 Pro Jacket, RRP £220
According to ProQuip, this is the brand’s “best rain suit”, and it comes with a lifetime waterproof guarantee.
It’s a garment that belongs to the Performance-XTREME Series. Along with the name, this tells you everything you need to know about what it offers.
Made from light, soft fabric, it also provides superb freedom of movement, whilst membrane and lamination technology aids breathability.
The side adjuster tabs help golfers perfect their fit, and a fine mesh lining further improves comfort.
Galvin Green Aaron Jacket, RRP £329
If you’re searching for a premium waterproof jacket, then you may have already checked out Galvin Green’s extensive line-up.
Its Aaron jacket is fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and windproof. The use of Gore-tex means you needn’t worry about a single drop getting through.
It’s been designed with stretch fabric for optimum freedom of movement, and there are plenty of colours to choose from, such as black, white, and grey. You can also go for a bolder option like surf blue.
If you play regularly and all year round, this jacket is well worth investing in.
FootJoy DryJoys LTS Rain Shirt, RRP £230
If you relish taking on the elements, you’d better be equipped with a 100% waterproof jacket – which is what you’re getting here.
Whilst this garment will keep you dry in heavy downpours, it’s just as comfortable to wear in cool and windy conditions.
A ThermoLite bonded liner combined with hollow-core fibers entraps insulated air to deliver constant temperature regulation.
It sets this jacket apart, as does the attention to detail around the pockets, cuff, and zipper.
Bring on the rain!
FootJoy HydroLite V2 Rain Jacket, RRP £170
What’s immediately noticeable when you slip on FootJoy’s next-generation HydroLite jacket is how stretchy – and light – it is.
This is a jacket that you can rely on all year round. It’s a versatile garment that you’ll find yourself wearing quite a bit, even off the course.
There are four colour options to choose from, but it’s the sapphire/black/white (pictured above) that catches the eye, closely followed by the navy/kelly/white.
Under Armour Portrush Rain Jacket, RRP £130
How can a jacket called Portrush not catch your attention?
It features a 100% waterproof construction and fully taped seams.
Under Armour’s Storm technology is effective in repelling rain, just like the windproof materials fend off strong gusts.
It’s light and breathable, too, and thanks to its fuller cut, it neither feels restrictive or bulky.
SensorDry 2.5 PING Jacket, RRP £200
PING’s SensorDry technology helps golfers stay completely dry, no matter how heavy the rainfall.
It features two front zipper pockets, as well as an inner security pocket, so you have plenty of room for all your gadgets – which will stay nice and dry, too.
Lightweight, windproof, stretchy, and breathable, it ticks all the boxes. Plus, it comes with a five-year warranty.
adidas RAIN.RDY Jacket, RRP 129.95
One of the most versatile new garments on the market, this offering from adidas protects you from the rain, wind and sun (UV 50+ protection).
Fold it away in the bag and you can call upon it when you need to.
When you do, you’ll find it’s both lightweight and stretchy, which is exactly what you want when you’re swinging the club.
The athletic styling also gets the nod.
Featuring a three-layer fabric construction, this smart jacket has everything you need in a waterproof and more.
Quiet, lightweight, and breathable, it features plenty of other subtle touches that add a touch of class. The hidden waist cinch and adjustable cuffs also aid a comfortable fit, giving you the perfect mix of style and substance.
You’ll find yourself wearing this jacket away from the fairways, there’s no doubt about that.
Mizuno Nexlite Rain Jacket, RRP £135
With detachable sleeves, there’s something extra to like about the Nexlite. As its name would suggest, it isn’t going to restrict your swing.
This means it can double up as a wind top, and with a pack-away pouch, it’s easy to stow away in your bag.
Both the deep navy and surf blue are very easy on the eye.
Galvin Green Archie Jacket, RRP £459
Whilst you could buy a decent driver for this amount, this is as good as it gets when it comes to golf waterproofs. It’s Galvin Green’s premium full-zip waterproof jacket.
The shoulders are reinforced with durable fabric that handles the abrasion when carrying the golf bag – so it’ll look like new round after round.
With Galvin, you can always be sure that its clothing has been designed for the golfer – and we can be a demanding bunch.
This means you get shaped sleeves for easy movement, adjustability, and a repositioned side seam for optimum comfort.
Meanwhile, neat details such as carbon printed zippers and print give it that smart look.
Callaway Stormguard Jacket, RRP £139.99
There’s a lot to like about this fully waterproofed jacket.
The hi-lo hem draw-cord, back scorecard pocket, adjustable cuffs and fleece-lined collar are nice touches.
Callaway’s Tour logo features on the right sleeve with the Chevron on the back neck.
As well as black (pictured above), there’s a choice of peacoat and electric blue, which will appeal to those who like a bolder colour on gloomy days.
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