Clothing & Footwear

What to look for in a waterproof

Warren Wood

05 December 2022

Benefits of FootJoy waterproof

You might be able to walk into a high-street shop and grab a jacket off the shelf because it looks good. Easy enough. But it’s not like that for golf waterproofs; we’ve got so much more to think about. That’s why we’ve picked out our favourite waterproof jacket – the FootJoy HydroTour you see above – and we’re looking at what we need to consider when buying a waterproof (beside keeping you dry, of course).

Premium feel

This is the reason so many golfers turn to FootJoy for their rainwear. FootJoy is renowned for its premium materials and you can see this right through the 3-panel construction. In fact, it goes right down into the minute details like the YKK Aquaguard zippers; using only the highest quality. It feels softer to the touch than you might expect from a waterproof, but the Xtreme DWR finish and dual-sealed seams means there’s never any doubt about the protection.

Adjustable cuffs

Sports performance

What do premium materials give you in a golf jacket? In this case, the 4-way stretch fabric is a big, big benefit. Paired with the lightweight, bulk-reducing design, it allows you to move easily and swing your clubs with complete freedom thanks to added stretch in key areas. That means you can enjoy your golf more and, crucially, that you can hit better shots in the rain.

Smart style

Well, you can see this for yourself. This jacket looks really smart from the front and the back, so you can feel confident in your appearance even when the weather’s working against you. You can find this in every detail from the DrySeal Collar to the adjustable waterproof cuffs.

Sports performance

You can get this FootJoy waterproof jacket (and even the matching trousers), among others, in our pro shop now. Feel free to pay us a visit and check them out for yourself.

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