Ten of the Best: Waterproof jackets 2015

Weather looking dodgy? Feast your eyes on these beauties to keep you dry this season

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015
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PING Tour Eye jacket

PING's latest lightweight Tour Eye jacket combines its popular Sensor Dry Technology with a new Pertex Shield+ three layer knitted fabric.

Developed by PING staff player and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, PING says its new jacket is highly waterproof (20,000mm), breathable, extremely durable and resists abrasion in key areas such as the shoulders when carrying the golf bag.

And thanks to its strong stretch performance, players will be pleased to know the garment ensures complete freedom of movement during the swing. 

It comes with a three-year waterproof guarantee and is available in both full and half zip models with matching waterproof trousers that hold the exact performance characteristics found in the jacket.

RRP: £200
Colours: Ash Marl/Black
Sizes: S-XXXL

FootJoy DryJoys Select jacket

Constructed from a hi-tech Japanese material that is lightweight and breathable, FootJoy has launched its most technologically advanced waterproof garment.

The three-layer construction DryJoys Select jacket and trousers have been put through extensive testing to ensure they are up to the task.

They boast bonded seams, laser cut pockets, FJ's Xtreme DWR finish and YKK Aquaguard Vision, and waterproof zippers. 

FootJoy is waiting on a patent for its StaDry Collar, which has been shaped and heightened to ensure it does not interfere with a players swing, while preventing rain from entering the garment. 

RRP: £295 (jacket), £200 (trousers)
Colour: Black
Sizes: S-XXL

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Galvin Green Aston jacket

Galvin Green's latest Aston waterproof, full zip jacket is packed with a popular Gore-Tex Paclite technology fabric with stretch function to allow freedom of movement in the swing.

The Gore-Tex membrane contains over 1.4 billion microscopic pores per square cm, which are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule - this makes the Gore-Tex membrane completely water­proof from the outside, while allowing perspiration to escape from the inside.

The jacket is ultra light and easily packable with excellent breathability.

Its stretch effect is used in different direction on different parts of the garment and it comes with an adjustable chest width, as well as on the bottom edge and sleeve ends.

RRP: £240
Colours:
White, Midnight Blue, Summer Sky, Black
Sizes:
S-XXXL

PING Zero Gravity jacket

The ultra-lightweight Zero Gravity waterproof jacket is a further technical Sensor Dry innovation in PING's Autumn/Winter line.

Engineered with the golfer in mind, the garment is constructed from extremely lightweight Pertex Shield+ 2.5 layer fabric, which offers exceptional levels of stretch and breathability for complete freedom of movement through the swing.

Fully seam sealed throughout, the Zero Gravity is once again guaranteed by PING to be waterproof for three years.

Its lightweight structure and small pack size means it can be stored virtually unnoticed in the golf bag, freeing up valuable space.

RRP: £150
Colours: Petrol, Deep Sea Blue (jacket), Black (vest)
Sizes: S-XXL

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ProQuip Golf Tour-Lite

ProQuip Golf’s new Tour-Lite is the lightest rain jacket in its 34-year history and the first to be developed using a knitted waterproof outer fabric.

Engineered to be the lightest packable rain jacket for golf, the Tour-Lite jacket weighs only 277 grams and can be packed down smaller than a winter golf mitt.

The jacket is constructed from a knitted ultra-lightweight outer fabric that is supremely soft to wear and stretches four ways delivering the highest levels of comfort and freedom of movement.

Innovative features include a handy rear pocket located above the golfer’s lower back for storing a glove, scorecard or accessories.

An elasticated waistband and grip strip hem mean the jacket fits snugly at the waist and stays in place for a comfortable athletic fit.

RRP: £129
Colours: Black/True Blue, True Blue/Black
Sizes: S-XXL

Lyle & Scott Yarrow waterproof lined jacket

Lyle & Scott is back in the golfing world, and it looks as though it means business.

Its new Yarrow waterproof is a four-way stretch lined jacket that comes with taped sealed seams, a sealed waterproof full zip and a mesh lining.

This lightweight and breathable jacket has a technical, adjustable rubber strapped cuff and a deep raglan sleeve to facilitate ease of movement.

It also features concealed internal side adjusters and a micro fibre zip guard, as well as a grey diamond print to emulate texture.

And capping it off, a new golden eagle logo rests on the left chest.

RRP: £249
Colours: Black
Sizes: S-XL

Glenmuir waterproof jacket

Glenmuir's latest lightweight waterproof jacket has been designed with a 100% polyester stretch for freedom of movement in the swing.

It features contrast panels and piping detail, a zip guard and drawstring adjuster at the hem, as well as cuff adjusters to ensure nothing gets in the way of the hands.

The jacket, which has a Glenmuir 1891 logo on the right sleeve, comes with a three-year guarantee.

RRP: £120.95
Colour: Black
Sizes: S-XXL

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Under Armour ArmourStorm rain jacket

Under Armour's latest waterproof jacket features a fast-drying Cocona fabric that keeps players feeling cooler for longer.

This 100% polyster jacket features a 2.5-layer bonded fabric with a durable, smooth exterior and printed interior and it is is 100% waterproof and breathable.

It also comes with fully taped seams, an adjustable hem with bungee cord and secure hand pockets and a chest pocket.

RRP: £100
Colours:
Black, Blue
Sizes:
S-XXL

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Nike Storm-FIT Hyperadapt jacket

Nike's latest waterproof jacket features a Storm-FIT fabric that repels wind, rain and snow to keep players dry out on the course.

The jacket comes with bonded seams for enhanced protection, mesh vents for enhanced breathability, and a stretch fabric at the shoulders for a wider range of motion during the swing.

It also has an adjustable hem and cuffs.

RRP: £210
Colours:
Red
Sizes: S-XXL

Adidas Golf Gore-Tex Paclite half zip jacket

adidas Golf's latest rain jacket is made with  a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex lining and features a motion-friendly cut with stretch fabrics to help players swing it freely.

The brand says this Climaproof garment is 100% waterproof up to 30 feet of water. 

It comes with a self-mock collar with zipper chin guard, stretch panels under the arms and side body, and velcro adjustable cuffs. 

RRP: £150
Colours:
Mid Grey, Lead, Black, Blue, White
Sizes:
S-XXL

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