The best of the best! We roundup the Best FootJoy Autumn Winter Golf Apparel
When winter comes knocking, your performance on the golf course shouldn’t have to suffer. Choosing the right winter apparel is key to enjoying the game year-round, and FootJoy has long been a trusted name in this regard.
Known for their commitment to quality, comfort, and technical innovation, the FootJoy winter clothing range offers a variety of winter apparel that is second to none. From insulating layers to water-resistant fabrics, FootJoy’s winter collection has been designed to meet the specific needs of golfers braving colder conditions.
In this guide, we spotlight some of the best FootJoy winter apparel that can help you stay warm, dry, and focused on your game.
Best FootJoy Winter Clothing
FootJoy Thermoseries Full Zip Hoodie
This hoodie is part of the FootJoy ThermoSeries winter layering range and is new for 2023. It is constructed from brushed jersey knit fabric to provide a soft feel, open hand pockets, and a loose-fitting hood. The fabric offers thermal and moisture wicking properties.
It comes in an ‘athletic’ close fit, but I was able to wear it over a couple of thin layers, and also stick a waterproof over the top. So it works well as a layering piece.
On the course, it’s particularly comfortable and warm to wear I really liked the elastic hem which helps the hoodie to fit well. The open pockets are deep, and the hood is unobtrusive when swinging.
It comes in two colours, both of which are a little plain for my taste, despite the contrast details at the hem, cuffs and zip. And for me the extremely casual look limits its useability. That said, it’s great to wear and of the usual FootJoy premium construction. If you like the look, then it’s worth considering as a practical winter layering piece.
- Extremely comfortable
- Practical layering piece
- Useful pockets & hood
- Casual look & plain colours
Colour: Navy, Charcoal
FootJoy Thermoseries Brushed Back Midlayer
This half-zip midlayer is part of the ThermoSeries layering system from FootJoy, which was first released last year. It is constructed from a brushed jersey knit fabric which offers a soft feel, 4-way stretch and wicking properties.
It comes in a choice of just two colours. I tested the version in heather seaglass, which is new for this season. I normally run a medium in FootJoy midlayers. The ‘athletic fit’ allows me to wear this over a baselayer or polo shirt, but not both. As a second layer it was very comfortable to wear, and easy to layer over. The breathability and moisture control was excellent. The fabric does feel to be at the thinner end of the midlayer spectrum, so it’s not the warmest midlayer but does have a good warmth to weight ratio. I liked the elasticated cuffs and hem of the garment, which provided a tailored fit.
So, although I wouldn’t be reaching for this is really cold conditions, it’s the sort of layer that will be very useful for most months of the year. And it’s easy to stow away if the weather heats up.
- Tailored & comfortable piece
- Excellent breathability and moisture control
- Useful layering piece
- Limited colour choice
Colour: Heather/seaglass, Heather/grey
FootJoy Thermoseries Fleece Back Vest
This full-zip vest, part of the FootJoy ThermoSeries range, is constructed from a waffle fleece back fabric which offers a warmth and thermal retention. It also has a DWR finish to provide some protection in light rain.
It comes in a ‘regular fit’ which has enabled me to use this as a second or third layer. It’s also easy to wear beneath a waterproof layer if required.
I tested the version in navy, which is one of two colours available. It looks really smart, with contrasting detailing at the shoulders and zip.
On the course it’s a delight to wear. It’s comfortable, warm and practical. It comes with a couple of open hand pockets, and although I tend to prefer zip pockets, these work well. There is a useful high collar which is comfortable and snug when zipped up.
It is a little on the pricy side but is such a useful piece of apparel that I’m sure it will represent strong value.
- Premium feel & construction
- Smart look & design
- Useful layering piece
- Not cheap
Colour: Navy, Seaglass
FootJoy Thermoseries Base Layer compression fit
This long sleeve baselayer from FootJoy is constructed from a hexagonal pattern Jacquard polyester weave, which provides excellent breathability and wicking.
The medium size fitted my non-athletic 74kg, 173 cm frame just right. The so-called ‘golf compression fit’ gave no great sense of compression, which, for me, is a good thing, and there was certainly no restriction while swinging.
I felt that the neck could do with a slightly higher rise to improve heat retention, and the body felt to be a little on the short side. I like a base layer that stays tucked in.
Other than that, this ThermoSeries base layer performed really well and is particularly comfortable next to the skin, with no chafing from the lock stitch seam.
It comes in just one colour, a crisp white, and is suitable for a variety of cool weather outdoor activities.
- Very comfortable fit
- Excellent breathability and moisture control
- Flexible use
- Not for the coldest of days
FootJoy ThermoSeries Hybrid Jacket
This jacket, part of the FootJoy ThermoSeries range, was introduced last year. This year sees some updated colourways, one of which is the rather striking seaglass/navy that I put to the test. Features include a hybrid full-zip construction, open hand pockets, a single chest zipper pocket and a useful adjustable collar. The fabric provides moisture-wicking and thermal properties
It comes in a ‘regular fit’ which really makes it useful as a third layer, over a baselayer/polo and a midlayer. Where it doesn’t work so well is if you need to put on a waterproof, because the jacket is a bit bulky to layer over (or stow away).
On the course, it’s comfortable and warm to wear, and easy to swing in. The adjustable collar helps to keep the wind out. I would have preferred a drawcord closure at the hem but that’s a minor point.
It is a little on the pricey side and perhaps lacks the flexibility of a gilet/vest but if you like wearing a jacket then this certainly looks the part.
- Striking appearance
- Adjustable collar
- Bulky to stow away
Colours: Seaglass/navy, Charcoal/grey & Navy/Slate
FootJoy Men’s HydroKnit Full Zip Jacket
The HydroKnit jacket is part of the FootJoy Hydroseries range, and this model is badged as offering fully waterproof, breathable protection for golfers in cool, windy and rainy conditions.
In terms of waterproofness, it sits below the HydroTour and HydroLite , but it still offers a perfectly reasonable rating of 15,000 which means it will keep you dry in most conditions. It has sealed seams, DWR coating, two useful zippered side pockets and really comfortable elasticated cuffs. There is also a rarely seen feature in golf gear, namely a zippered inner chest pocket. I would have liked to see a drawcord closure at the neck and hem so you can really keep out the elements if the going gets tough but that’s a minor point.
I’m 74kg and 173 cm tall. The medium size fitted nicely, and I could use the Hydroknit as a third layer. It looks good, is a pleasure to swing in due to the lightweight stretch fabric, and should you need to take it off, it stows away nice and compactly.
So, this is a jacket for all but the most challenging conditions. It comes in a decent range of colours, has a 3-year waterproof warranty and offers good value.
- Lightweight construction
- Stretchy & comfortable
- Good range of colours
- Lacks drawcord closure at neck and hem
Colour: Navy, Black, Red, Black/grey, Navy/denim
Ladies FootJoy Hydrolite
The HydroLite jacket from FootJoy really does live up to its title. This is one of the thinnest and lightest waterproof jackets that I’ve ever tried. The design is slightly unique as the elasticated waistband cinched the waist with the lower half of the jacket skirting out.
I wore this jacket in a medium, which as a UK size 12, was perfect. Thanks to the thin design makeup up I could comfortably wear a mid-layer under it without affecting my swing. There is no way of adjusting this jacket, but the elasticised waistband does provide some leeway.
There is no lining on the inside of this jacket, so it feels very plasticated. On the outside, a DWR coating has been used, which helps to repel 20000mm of water, which is very impressive. It held up very well in the rain, and for extra reassurance, FJ provides a 3-year waterproof guarantee.
Not only is this a great look on the course, but the plain block colour design with a simple FJ logo on the upper back means that it could be easily worn off the course.
- Zip pockets
- Very lightweight
- Easy to store
- 100% waterproof
- Might not be everyone’s style
Colours: Black, Navy, Fig
Ladies FootJoy Thermoseries Hoodie
This is a pretty stylish garment for a golf course. The outer of the hoodie is very silky to the touch, and the mint green base with darker horizontal strips is plain but simple.
Inside the brushed Jersey Knit fabric is very thin and feels nice on the skin. There are front pockets in this hoodie that don’t fasten.
As a UK size 12 in tops, I wore this hoodie in a medium. I would say that was probably a little too big for me as it was fairly loose at the bottom. I did, however find it very easy to swing in, and it had a great amount of flexibility as it wasn’t overly thick.
As it’s a hoodie, there is draw strings that hang down at the front, which can tighten the hood. I found it hard to concentrate with them there when I was on the course so I ended up tucking them in.
As this is a very casual garment, I would happily wear this off the course, so despite its price, it’s a strong investment.
- Very stylish
- Soft on the skin
Colours: Navy, Canal Blue
FootJoy Performance Tapered Fit Trouser
These lightweight trousers from FootJoy are constructed from 88% Polyester and 12% Spandex to provide a performance fabric offering breathability and four-way stretch.
Features include a gripper waistband and four roomy pockets. There’s a choice of no less than eight colours to choose from so you’re sure to find a pair to suit.
These trousers were a delight to wear on the course due to their comfort, stretchiness and breathability. I really liked the fitted and tapered cut and found that they run true to size.
The nature of the fabric means that these are generally suited to warmer conditions and on-course use. And I have to say that they excel in those conditions. As a footnote, they are easy to care for, do not need ironing, and come highly recommended.
- Premium feel and construction
- Smart look & design
- Great choice of colours
Sizes: Waist 30-42 & Inseam 30-34
Colours: Grey, Black, Navy, Charcoal, Red, True blue, Aqua surf, White
FootJoy RainGrip Gloves
RRP £12.99 (single) £20.99 (pair) | NOW £20.99 (pair)
The RainGrip glove from FootJoy is constructed from a micro-suede knit palm which offers a sure grip in rainy and/or humid conditions. The back of the glove is made from a quick drying knit material which provides stretch and breathability. The removable ball marker is a nice added touch.
There is a range of five sizes on offer in just one colour. The medium fitted me true to size. The angled velcro closure gives a secure fit and although the overall feel isn’t quite at the level of a premium leather glove.
The RainGrip is designed to work in the wet and it does that very well, providing excellent grip. It doesn’t do so well when the weather dries up so it shouldn’t be regarded as an all-weather glove.
I was pleased to see that it can be bought individually or as a pair and, considering the performance and quality, it represents excellent value.
- Can buy single or as a pair
- Very grippy in the wet
- Useful ball marker
- Can feel cold when wet
Sizes: S, M, ML, L, XL
FootJoy Winter Clothing
We’ve guided you through some standout pieces of FootJoy winter clothing for 2023, each meticulously designed to meet the demands of golfers in cold conditions. Whether you’re looking for advanced thermal technology, water-resistant materials, or simply stylish and comfortable garments that don’t restrict your swing, FootJoy has a solution tailored for you. With their attention to detail and commitment to quality, FootJoy winter apparel is a reliable choice for any serious golfer looking to brave the winter months on the course. So go ahead and gear up with FootJoy’s winter best, and turn the cold weather into just another element you can easily conquer. Play on with warmth, comfort, and confidence, no matter how low the temperature drops.
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