Clothing & Footwear

Best outerwear pieces of 2021


Stuart Dowsett

01 January 0001


When it comes to winter golf, a good waterproof is an absolute must-have because, well, have you ever been caught out in the rain? Yeah, that’s why! However, a recent survey told us that 12% of responders don’t actually have a golf-specific waterproof. And, for those who do have a golf waterproof, more than 20% have one that is more than five years old.

What makes a golf waterproof so different? Having stretchy fabric makes a world of difference when swinging your club, and the use of lightweight materials is very noticeable through 18 holes as you feel much more comfortable and less weighed-down. Quite simply, you can enjoy your round much more.

That means enjoying more golf every year and, crucially, continuing to improve for the following summer.

Then, of course, we come to these waterproofs that are over five years old. This obviously means they might not protect you quite as well, but what you might not have thought of is the waterproof guarantee. We know it sounds boring, but if your waterproof guarantee is up then you’ll be in a real pickle if your jacket does give way.

So, what’s our solution? FootJoy! You’d be hard-pressed to find anybody who makes better golf waterproofs than FootJoy, who considers everything from performance to style when designing its jackets. 

Whether you’re looking to invest in your first proper winter golf jacket or you’re updating your old waterproof, FootJoy’s brand-new HydroKnit jacket offers you that stretchy freedom in your swing, lightweight and breathable materials for comfort and waterproof protection even in heavy rainfall, with a three-year waterproof warranty. No stone is left unturned!

And, in fact, there’s one other handy feature that we haven’t explored that puts FootJoy’s golf waterproofs another step ahead of standard jackets: versatility. You can make the HydroKnit your everyday jacket by wearing it from course to high-street and beyond, meaning you don’t need to clog up your wardrobe with unnecessary jackets.

With this jacket, you’ll be ready to keep playing all winter. That means enjoying more golf every year and more time to prepare for the following summer. If you love golf, you’ll love FootJoy for this.

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