The best of the best! We roundup the Best Golf Rain Gloves of 2023
In golf, the grip is everything, and in wet weather conditions, maintaining that perfect grip can be a challenge. This is where wet weather or rain gloves come into play. Specifically designed to offer excellent grip and control even when wet, these gloves are a must-have for any serious golfer.
In this guide, we look at a variety of options, from the highly breathable MacWet Micromesh Original to the ergonomically designed TaylorMade Rain Control Glove. Whether you’re in need of something like the Footjoy RainGrip Gloves for a sudden shower or looking for thermal options such as Stuburt thermal glove for colder conditions, we’ve got you covered.
Best Golf Rain Gloves 2023
MacWet Winter Climatec Golf Gloves
RRP £30 | NOW £26.99
MacWet are a sub-brand within Glenmuir/Sunderland. They’re renowned for their excellent gloves that are designed to make playing golf in the rain so much easier. This was my first time testing MacWet gloves and so I was looking forward to seeing how much they could help.
The Climatec gloves are unisex and are designed to provide warmth and comfort during those cooler months when it rains. On my hand they didn’t feel overally thick and so I wasn’t sure how much warmth they would provide when wet.
MacWet gloves don’t follow a conventional sizing guide with a numerical scale as a guide. I measured my hand and determined I was a 7.5 which is a medium on their chart and this fit snug but well.
- Fits well
- Comfortable fit
- Added warmth
- Took a while to dry after use
Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
MacWet MicroMesh Original Gloves
RRP £30 (Pair) | NOW £
These gloves from MacWet boldly promise ‘All grip, no slip’. They come in a unisex range of no less than eight sizes, which enables you to get an excellent-fitting glove for greater feel, control and sensitivity. The palm is constructed from Aquatec micro fibre, which offers excellent wet weather performance, breathability and durability. The back of this glove is made from mesh, which works better in warm and wet conditions.
The gloves run true to size with a sturdy velcro closure giving a secure fit. They provide tremendous wet weather performance with absolutely no slipping, even in heavy rain. I would say that these are not suitable for taking on and off, and they can start to feel a little cold in prolonged rain. So, you might want to carry some winter mitts, to stay warm as well as dry, if you choose these over the MacWet winter gloves.
Having owned a pair of the Micromesh Originals for several years I can attest to their performance and durability, so they come highly recommended.
- Excellent wet weather performance
- Good range of sizes.
- Only available as a pair
Sizes: XS – XXL (Eight sizes)
Rife Men’s Rain Golf Gloves
RRP £17.99 | NOW £14.99
Getting a good grip in the rain is difficult. These gloves from Rife are most notable due to the non-slip silicone texture throughout the palm, index finger and thumb. They are thin and comfortable and dry quickly.
I tried them with one and two gloves on. When wet the grip is best with both gloves on, which for most golfers will always feel a bit alien. These are not too bad in this regard.
These do provide adequate grip when wet, but they are not astounding. I tried them wet with one and two gloves on. The grip was not really adequate to wear one glove, but to be fair most of these types of gloves are designed to wear both. They retail for a good price.
- Quick drying
- Good looks
- Good price
- Grip isn’t the best
Sizes: S, M, ML, L
TaylorMade Rain Control Glove
RRP £25.99 | NOW £23.95
Rain doesn’t really enhance the golfing experience and one of the biggest issues is the loss of grip. I have tried a few brands of rain glove with varying success. The TaylorMade Rain Control Glove is near the top of the tree for these gloves.
They are made from element tech microfibre material, according to the website. Additionally, the nylon is described as exceptionally strong. This certainly translates into my real-world testing of them. They felt very comfortable, yet durable.
They really performed when playing shots when wet. The grip was excellent with both gloves on. I don’t imagine may golfers like wearing two gloves but they were as tolerable in this regard as any others I have tried. The grip was good enough that it, if not too wet, I could wear one glove.
- Good looking
- Excellent grip in the wet
- Great Fit
Sizes: S, M, ML, L, XL
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
RRP £13.65 (pair) | NOW £12.95
What I particularly liked about these rain gloves was that they were easy to take off when wet. In contrast to some of the competitor brands which feature a micro-suede palm, these gloves have a rubberised palm and finger construction which appears to shed rather than absorb water.
They give excellent grip in the dry as well as the wet, and I found them easy to take off, for example when putting.
My usual medium size in glove felt rather tight so you may need to size up. As with most rain gloves, it comes in one colour, black. It feels well-constructed but lacks any thermal properties so if you tend to feel the cold, then you may wish to try Stuburt’s thermal gloves.
These gloves are only sold as a pair, but at £13.65 they are good value for money and will form an essential part of your winter golfing kit.
- Excellent all-weather performance
- Good value
- You may need to go up a size
Sizes: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Under Armour Storm Gloves
RRP £22 | NOW £18.29
Everyone’s preference would be never to play in the rain for their entire life, but for those times when mother nature isn’t on your side, you need rain gear you can trust, and you can certainly trust the Under Armour Storm Golf Gloves.
The gloves use Under Armour’s storm repellent technology to help keep the moisture out, while the palms have a textured palm construction in order to allow for maximum grip in the most difficult conditions.
Putting this into practice, you could really feel the grip that the gloves allowed in the rainy conditions, even as the downpour kept coming down.
Whether you’re someone who prefers to wear just the one glove or you like to rock both gloves in the rain, these Under Armour Storm Golf Gloves should certainly be on your radar to add to your rain gear collection.
- Fantastic look
- Great grip in the wet
- Slightly tighter fitting
Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Best Wet Weather Gloves
By now, you should have a comprehensive understanding of the best wet weather golf gloves available on the market. Options like the Abacus Rain Glove and the Rife Men’s Rain Golf Gloves offer excellent water resistance and grip, helping you maintain control of your swing even under the most challenging conditions. With the added bonus of thermal choices like the Stuburt thermal glove and specialized options like the Under Armour storm gloves, you’re now equipped to take on the course, rain or shine. Pick the right gloves, and let nothing dampen your spirits—or your grip—out on the golf course.
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