The best waterproof golf jackets will keep you dry on the course and enjoying your round even when the rain arrives.
A bit of rain shouldn't mean you have to cancel your round of golf or suffer the experience of trudging around with soaking wet clothes for 18 holes.
Get yourself a good waterproof golf jacket and you'll never have an excuse for being a fair-weather golfer again!
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To help you get the best golf jacket for your budget, we've chosen our favourite waterproof options from the likes of Galvin Green, adidas, ProQuip, Under Armour, Ping, Sunderland and more. And with prices starting from just £110, it's a small price to pay to keep you on the course and away from that decorating you've been promising to do as soon as the golf season ends!
Galvin Green Archie
£459 | galvingreen.com
For a top-of-the-range waterproof, you won’t find better than Galvin Green Archie. A ‘slide and glide’ backer means it slides over other clothing easily if you’re caught in a shower. The fabric is also bluesign approved, so comes from sustainable sources.
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Kjus Pro 3L 3.0
£349 | kjus.com
Kjus might not be a name you recognise, but the Swiss golf and ski wear company are owned by Acushnet (the owners of Titleist and Footjoy). Strategic stretch panels mean no restriction around the shoulder blades or lower back.
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Peter Millar Stealth Performance Rain Jacket
£340 | petermillar.co.uk
This windproof and waterproof jacket has a three-layer, breathable, construction. An extremely quiet stretch shell moves prevents tension while swinging while the lightweight inner layer provides additional mobility and comfort. A fully seam-sealed construction, hidden waist cinch and adjustable cuffs ensure exceptional protection from the conditions. Looks great off the course, too.
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Galvin Green Aaron
£329 | galvingreen.com
Thanks to a mesh liner, which traps more body heat, the Aaron is Galvin’s warmest waterproof jacket. Front pockets are handy for keeping the chill off fingers. A bluesign stamp confirms the jacket’s produced from sustainable materials.
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Galvin Green Apollo
£289 | galvingreen.com
We love Galvin waterproofs and the Apollo is among their best. Incredibly comfortable, lightweight and stretchable, Gore-Tex Paclite Shell fabric ensures you can swing comfortably while staying dry on the golf course. Ideal for laying as the weather turns colder, the Apollo adjusts easily for the perfect fit thanks to velcro cuffs and an adjustable waist.
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Galvin Green Ashton
£279 | galvingreen.com
The only waterproof golf jacket you can shake dry... literally. The Ashton is the lightest waterproof we've ever come across, and it rolls up into a tiny package. You barely know you're wearing it and ensures your bag won't weigh you down this winter.
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Ping SensorDry 2.5
£200 | ping.com
Ping’s top-of-the-range, lightweight waterproof jacket is guaranteed to 20,000mm just like the very best. Ping sizing has come a long way over the last few years, so expect a very nicely tailored look and fit. There’s a five-year warranty, too.
Nike Hypershield Rapid Adapt Jacket
£189.95 | nike.com
Rapid Adapt is three golf jackets in one! Quick snap buttons allow you to quickly switch between a regular golf jacket, a 1/2-length golf jacket and a golf vest, depending in the weather conditions. The Hypershield fabric blocks the wind and rain while HyperAdapt tech combines a vent along the back of the shoulders with stretchy fabric for ease of movement in the golf swing.
£180 | www.footjoy.co.uk
See the Hydroknit as a waterproof jumper and you won’t go far wrong. The cut and feel are very much like a traditional sweater, which is great for golfers who don’t like wearing waterproof jackets. Three-year waterproof guarantee, too.
£174.99 | pumagolf.com
The Ultradry Jacket is 10k waterproof (a 10k rating means it takes a 10,000mm cylinder of water over a 1 sq. inch piece to penetrate that fabric). It includes a waterproof front zip and zipable front hand pockets. Contrast colour blocking on the arms, torso and zip make it stand out, while the adjustable velcro cuffs and ventilated back ensure comfort. Matching trousers are also available.
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£170 | www.footjoy.co.uk
FootJoy’s HydroLite V2 golf rain jacket boasts an all new fabric which is 15 per cent lighter and 20% more stretchable than its predecessor. It is 20k waterproof (a 20k rating means it takes a 20,000mm cylinder of water over a 1 sq. inch piece to penetrate that fabric) and the XDWR (Xtreme durable waterproof repllent) finish to bead water away. A three-year warranty provides peace of mind and there are matching trousers for those wanting a full suit.
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ProQuip Stormforce PX6 Pro
£169 | proquipgolf.com
The PX6 has a silky soft feel, which means it’s quieter to wear than harsher fabric models. The PX6 is ultra-lightweight and thanks to ProQuip being waterproof specialists, they’re happy to back their garment up with a lifetime guarantee.
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Sunderland Whisperdry Pro-Lite
£150 | sunderlandgolf.com
Sunderland are legends when it comes to waterproofs and they’re so confident in their product that the Whisperdry is guaranteed waterproof for the lifetime of the fabric. A very lightweight, breathable option.
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£129.95 | www.adidas.co.uk
adidas might not be the first name most golfers think of when it comes to waterproof clothing, but the Rain.Dry is a very comfortable and functional choice. Front pockets are great for keeping your hands warm on cold or windy days.
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£129 | callawayeuropeapparel.com
A cracking three-layer, breathable, waterproof jacket that, considering the three-year waterproof guarantee, seems like excellent value for money. A chest pocket is also really handy for keeping your scorecard dry.
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Mizuno Nexlite 2.0
£140 | mizunogolf.com
With their brilliant forged irons, it’s easy to forget Mizuno are actually a vast sportswear company, too. The Nexlite is created from some of the lightest waterproof fabric on the market. You also get a two-year waterproof guarantee.
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Under Armour Storm Waterproof Golf Jacket
£130 | underarmour.co.uk
A comparatively fuller cut means the Under Armour is a great choice for less athletically framed golfers. Under Armour say the 2.5-layer fabric is super lightweight, breathable and waterproof.
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£169 | ping.com
Having a do-it-all waterproof golf jacket is no longer as crucial as it was. Thanks to a three-year waterproof warranty and a decent price tag, the Downton is perfect to have alongside a warm, insulated and lightweight wind jacket as part of your winter wardrobe.