You can't play golf in winter without a decent waterproof jacket. Enter: OceanTee! Ben Outhwaite got his hands on their Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket just in time for the November rain

OceanTee are pioneers of sustainable golf apparel and accessories. Their mission? To drive positive change in golf. The Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket spearheads their waterproof top range. So how does it perform?

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review: NCG Summary

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review
OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review
NCG SUMMARY

An athletic looking, slim fit waterproof jacket from golf’s most sustainable brand. It’s bulletproof against the rain and offers solid windproof protection on those blustery days.

PROS

  • Athletic fit
  • 100% waterproof and decent windproof protection
  • Simple yet practical design

CONS

  • Not the warmest waterproof

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review: First Impressions

The Beluga Waterproof Jacket has a simple yet practical design. It is incredibly lightweight and feels totally waterproof and windproof with a nice thick polyester shell.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review

I tested the blue version, which is more of a space blue that looks majestic on the golf course. This is one of two colours available, with the other being grey but with black and orange detailing. Each look superb and if I were to be given the choice I wouldn’t be able to choose between the two! It is constructed from a blend of GRS certified recycled polyester and uses exclusive OEKO-TEX certified dyes.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review: On The Course

I am 5ft 10, and take a UK size small in jackets. OceanTee suggest taking a size up from your usual fit, but I tried it in small and it fitted really nicely. I can see why they advise this as it’s a slim fit, but I’m a big fan of tight fitting apparel so I was in my element here. The thing I instantly liked about this was how stretchy and windproof the jacket was, making it ideal for not just rainy, but windy days out on the course. It doesn’t gives you tonnes of warmth though, so pairing it with a mid-layer is a smart move on colder days.

Although it’s got an athletic fit, you don’t feel trapped because the elasticity allows you to proceed without any issues.

During testing it did rain quite heavily at one point, and the jacket is impenetrable against the rain. It features inner lining that is taped and sealed to ensure it’s 100% water resistant, and it really is noticeable when a downpour arrives.

I found this jacket really easy to swing in with no restriction on my movement at all. This benefit comes as a result of the malleable elastane providing the necessary stretch and flexibility for any level of golfer.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review

The jacket is also surprisingly quiet and durable. Usually with waterproofs I’m used to hearing lots of creasing and stretching sounds as I’m walking and, more importantly, swinging the golf club. It can be off-putting at the best of times, so not hearing this noise let me focus more on my golf and less on my apparel.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review: The 19th hole

There’s a big opportunity to wear this piece of kit off the course. It’s a waterproof jacket, after all. The only issue here would be it doesn’t have a hood attached, so if you do wear it during a shower, make sure you bring an umbrella or wear a hat.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review

As mentioned earlier, it’s not the best in the thermal department, so I’d advise wearing a base layer or mid-layer underneath it on cold days. The two colours it’s available in are really stylish and will add to the overall athletic look the jacket will give you wherever you choose to wear it.

Fit: True to Size/Small/Medium
Comfort: 7/10
Value for Money: 7/10
Sizes: S-XXL
Colours: Grey or Blue.

OceanTee Slim Fit Beluga Waterproof Jacket review: The Details

Available: Now
RRP: £149.99
More info: OceanTee website

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Ben Outhwaite

Ben is the latest addition to the National Club Golfer golf equipment review team. He specialises in testing golf bags, beginner golf club sets, apparel and golf accessories. He also collates our buying guides so you know which are the latest and greatest bits of golf equipment on the market. Ben picked up his first golf club when he was five years old – which was in fact a left-handed set of clubs. He is a member at Rudding Park Golf Club and has a handicap of fifteen.

Handicap: 15

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