One thing's for sure, there's nothing worse than playing golf in the rain with the wrong attire. Allow us to help

It’s raining, it’s pouring… but it doesn’t matter!

There’s no such thing as bad weather in golf, only the inappropriate attire.

You’ve probably got some waterproof gear in your bag. But be honest: are they proper golf waterproofs or those bin bag-style ones?

Face it: in the UK rain is a certainty throughout any month of the year. If you’re not prepared for that then what are you prepared for in golf?

Today’s technology-packed waterproofs are quite literally years ahead of what they used to be like back in the day. They’re great at keeping us dry and comfortable whilst also looking the part on the fairways.

And yes, don’t worry. They’re still super easy to put in your golf bag.

If you’ve already got one of the best golf waterproofs from the list below but still feel a little under-prepared for those typical downpours, check our our best golf umbrellas buying guide which are sure to keep your clubs nice and dry.

So it’s time to beat away the English downpour with the best golf waterproofs.

The best golf waterproofs


FootJoy HydroTour Waterpoof golf jacket

The HydroTour jacket provides 100% waterproof protection, with a 4-way stretch to keep you performing in all weather conditions. This water resistant genuine rain jacket has been constructed with 20000mm rated waterproof fabric with a DWR finish to repel moisture away from the fabric surface. It`s lightweight and has dual-sealed seams to prevent water from getting inside.

Pros:

  • Able to withstand the worst the winter can throw at you
  • Extremely comfortable and warm
  • Fits really well while allowing for total swing freedom

Cons:

  • Can get hot on the inside

Ping SensorDry Pro waterproof jacket

It would be nice if, every time we played golf, we played under a cloudless sky, with just a gentle breeze wafting past to alleviate the warmth. Sadly that is often not the case, and we are out on the course in some fairly poor conditions that requires extra protection to be worn. For such an occasion, The Ping SensorDry Pro Jacket would be a superb choice as it provides 100% waterproof performance combined with additional warmth in cold and wet conditions.

Pros:

  • Simple but high-quality
  • Nice storage options with different pockets
  • Nice & lightweight

Cons:

  • Colour choices are slightly old-fashioned

FootJoy HydroLite V2 waterproof jacket

This next generation of the HydroLite jacket has been designed with an all-new fabric which is 15% lighter and more stretchy than the original and popular jacket. This impressive garment is fully waterproof with improved moisture permeability (MP) rating of 15,000g/sqm to provide breathability and versatility to wear all year round. It has a 2.5 layer bonded construction with an extreme DWR finish to repel water away from the surface to prevent saturation. Plus has a StaDry collar for added wind and rain protection. Finer details include a YKK Aquaguard Vislon waterproof main zipper and has adjustable cuffs to protect you from the elements. One of the best waterproof golf jackets money can buy.

Pros:

  • Available in some nice colourways
  • Extremely lightweight and breathable, allowing for total freedom of movement
  • Able to withstand a substantial amount of water

Cons:

  • Warmer models out there when temperature drops

Adidas Rain Rdy. waterproof jacket

This fantastic jacket is ready to protect, windproof and fully waterproof to protect you in the harshest of course conditions. As well as keeping you dry it offers 50+ UV protection to keep your skin safe from harmful rays. It is enhanced with stretch to enable you to move freely and has a full-zip opening for quick and easy changing. The design features PFC-free water-repellent finish, stand-up collar and has front zip pockets.

Pros:

  • Has everything a golf waterproof jacket should have
  • Use on and off the course
  • Stretch fabric

Cons:

  • Shiny look won’t be for everyone

Under Armour Stormproof waterproof jacket

This lightweight, 100% waterproof jacket, provides a highly protective layer against the elements. Constructed with fully taped seams, and UA Storm technology which repels water away from the already waterproof build. For even more performance the 2.5-layer bonded fabric is breathable and offers windproof protection to ensure you remain dry and comfortable as you play golf.

Pros:

  • Stylish and high-quality performance
  • Several nice details golfers will like
  • Colours available are a little plain

Cons:

  • Slightly coarse material could be fairly audible when swinging

Galvin Green Armstrong waterproof jacket

This waterproof and windproof layer has been designed with GORE-TEX® Paclite® technology to ensure maximum protection against the elements. The layer has a complex multi-layer construction to provide waterproof and windproof protection, with excellent levels of breathability that enable the release of excess heat and moisture.

Pros:

  • Easy to achieve a snug, comfortable fit
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Modern design without being over the top

Cons:

  • Could feel softer to touch

ProQuip PX7 Stormforce waterproof golf jacket

ProQuip’s PX7 Stormforce Waterproof Golf Jacket is perfect for those rainy days on the golf course. This Golf Jacket offers full waterproof protection, as well as maximum comfort. It is built with a four-way stretch to offer advanced breathability. The material used is also ultra-lightweight and also silky and soft, giving maximum comfort to you whilst on the golf course. This Jacket also features thermo-regulation, to give extreme comfort and warmth. Also featuring many pockets, you are able to store all your accessories safely. 

Pros:

  • High-quality protection
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Lifetime waterproof guarantee

Cons:

  • Feels bulkier than other models

OceanTee Stromberg waterproof golf jacket

Protect yourself from the elements with this sustainably constructed jacket. This garment is 100% waterproof and windproof, and is highly breathable to allow any access moisture to escape from inside. It also has a stretch enhancement to ensure you move you never feel restricted. The jacket has a full zip opening, a raised neck, taped seams, and double zip pockets. The Stromberg collaboration jacket is specifically made with mainly recycled fabrics, to take care of both you and the environment. 100% Recycled / OEKO-TEX Dyes.

Pros:

  • Really attractive design
  • Tailored fit
  • From the leaders in sustainable golf clothing

Cons:

  • Not the lightest jacket on the market

2023 NCG Top 100s Tour Spring events now on sale!

VIEW EVENTS

Subscribe to NCG