The weather has taken a turn for the worse so we took the best new jackets out in the rain so you don't have to
Best golf waterproofs 2019: J Lindeberg Shino-bonded Knit Softshell
Although not fully waterproof, it is water repellent and lightweight so a very versatile option. In conditions that were changeable I found it to be pretty handy. There’s no adjustability but there is elastic in the cuffs and waist so I found no issues with loose material during my swing. However, the fit was a slight issue for me. The length is a little short and the chest is a bit wide so is perhaps more suited to people who are smaller. The style is something I wasn’t sure of at first but it did grow on me. Overall, if you can get a size that fits you, it’s a comfortable jacket that’s good when you’re not sure what the weather is going to do.
More information: J Lindeberg website
Best golf waterproofs 2019: Ping Sensory dry 2.5
Extremely lightweight while offering complete protection from the elements – performance will be no issue with this on. It’s extremely breathable which I found when playing on one of those wet but humid days. The jacket lets any excess heat escape so it’s perfect if you’re worried about working up a sweat. It has great adjustability on the cuffs as well as having adjustable elastic at both sides of the waist so sizing should not be a problem. I found to be a good fit. The jacket is also quite stylish, I like the blue, and two big front pockets for me are a win. In the middle in terms of price point but a worthy investment should you decide to go for it.
More information: Ping website
Best golf waterproofs 2019: ProQuip StormForce PX6 Pro
The stormFORCE PX6 Pro jacket from ProQuip is a very light and comfortable offering. For me, the style lets it down slightly – there’s a little too much going on – but if you put a premium on comfort and performance, then you could certainly do far worse than investing in one of these. Furthermore, sizing should not be a problem as there are plenty of options available with good adjustability provided on each. It’s a full-zip which is always nice and comes with front pockets as well as a a chest pocket. The jacket will keep you warm and dry – which is the main thing really – and ProQuip offer a lifetime guarantee in case there are any exceptions.
More information: ProQuip website
Best golf waterproofs 2019: Under Armour Inclement Rain Jacket
Straight away the style is right up my street. The jacket comes in a range of colours but for me, the black and grey offering is the one I’d go for. Under Armour have also delivered in other crucial performance areas. First and most importantly, it kept me 100% protected from the elements – both wind and rain. As well as this, the straps on the cuffs and chest allowed me to fasten it slightly as the large was a little on the big side. Additionally, it’s light enough that I felt no issue with performance whatsoever. I look forward to seeing what they’ve got to come in 2020. Incredible value for money.
More information: Under Armour website
Best golf waterproofs 2019: Under Armour Storm Gore-Tex Paclite
Save the best for last (even though I’ve been going in alphabetical order). This is pushing the HydroKnit close for top billing. It’s made with Gore-Tex Paclite material so you know it’s going to be 100% waterproof, and it was a great fit with very little adjustment required. The inside lining is smooth so it was very easy to take on and off – although minor I prefer this to mesh. The neck is elastic which again isn’t much but it gave me that added feeling of comfort and it’s very lightweight so easy to swing the club in which is obviously important. It comes with the option to adjust the waist at both sides which I didn’t need to use but I did use the straps on the cuffs to make sure there was no loose fabric. Finally, I loved the style. I think this is something Under Armour do very well and this jacket in blue didn’t disappoint.
More information: Under Armour website