The Best Winter Golf Gloves make playing in the cold and wet a pleasure (well, a lot less miserable).
We don't know many golfers who would rather play in the rain than in dry weather, but given the choice of a round in the rain or no golf at all, we'll get wet every day of the week.
But there's no denying that playing golf in the rain presents its own set of challenges, the main one feeling like you're losing control of your clubs because you've got wet grips, hands and gloves.
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Fortunately, nowadays there are winter golf gloves specifically designed to help when playing in the rain. Sold individually or in pairs, they feature technology that aids traction and/or helps to keep your hands warm, because another issue of winter golf is losing the feel in your fingers when your hands get cold.
Here's our pick of the best winter golf gloves available:
Galvin Green Lewis Interface-1 Thermal
£34.95 (pair) | galvingreen.com
The Galvin Green gloves featuring Interface-1 technology are completely windproof to keep your hands warm.
Cabretta leather palms and super tacky finger tips provide excellent grip during colder months, while excellent breathability ensures the hands remain warm without getting damp or sweaty.
Very durable, easy to wash and maintain and, as you'd expect, a high-quality product that justifies the price.
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£30 | glenmuir.com
British golfer Aaron Rai, a two time European tour winner, loves MacWet gloves so much he wears a pair every time he plays, no matter what the weather. His latest tour victory came at the Scottish Open, where conditions were so bad during storm Alex that Ian Poulter reckoned they were the worst he’d ever played in.
We love how the Climatec are windproof, water resistant and have a fleece lining over part of the back of the glove. They’re also machine washable so you can keep them in tip top condition.
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TaylorMade Rain Control
£26.99 (pair) | taylormadegolf.co.uk
A technical microfiber material means the Rain Control give up to 40% more grip than a traditional glove in wet conditions.
Numbers like that make us think it’s always worth having a pair tucked in your bag for whenever the heavens open.
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Under Armour ColdGear
£26 (pair) | underarmour.co.uk
If you love the feel of a leather glove but want added warmth for winter, Under Armour’s cold weather gloves are a great option.
An infrared pattern inside absorbs and retains heat to keep your hands warmer.
Sold in pairs.
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£23.50 (pair) | footjoy.co.uk
Foam fleece on the glove back adds warmth, which can be a godsend for those who feel the cold or suffer with arthritis in the fingers.
An extended cuff tucks up under a jacket or sweater sleeve to keep the cold at bay.
Sold in pairs.
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£21.99 (pair) | mizunogolf.com
A Japanese developed synthetic suede increases the RainFit's grip in wet conditions, while Mizuno's FitBridge ensures a snug fit between the forefinger and palm.
Flexible mesh inserts provide comfort and breathability while a wider, moisture absorbing wristband provides a more comfortable fi and the velcro pull tab to ensure a secure, firm and tight fit.
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£12 (single) or £19 (pair) | footjoy.com
The RainGrip can be brought individually or as a pair.
FootJoy say an autosuede knitted palm gives excellent damp or humid weather grip. The QuikDry material is also breathable and won’t hold moisture for long.