Your Guide to Any-Weather Golf

Golf is a never ending game, as is the weather. So with the right apparel, you can be prepared for anything mother nature throws your way.

We want to help give you the upper hand for your next round…rain, wind or shine.

What To Look For In Rain Gear

There are various types of outerwear technology to help combat rainy weather. To decide what best fits your needs – please consider the region(s) you live in and play in, the frequency of play and the severity of the weather. Rain gear made especially for golf will not hamper your ability to move freely. Another important factor is the versatility of the rain gear you need – Is it easily stored? Lightweight? Breathable? Warm? Easy to put on/take off during your game? Our guide to assist you in acquiring the right gear is simplified by the categories shown below.

Water resistant technology doesn’t have an exterior coating and has unprotected seams, but it is more breathable than waterproof technology.

Waterproof technology has sealed seams and a protective exterior coating, but is less breathable.
Examples of water resistant technology are:

  • ClimaProof Rain from adidas
  • Air-Flow from IZOD
  • DWR

Finish Examples of waterproof technology are:

  • ImpermaLite from Mizuno
  • GORE-TEX® Paclite
  • FlexVent

To see a full list of outerwear technology, visit our easy to use glossary for more information.

 

What To Look For In Wind Gear

Points to consider when shopping for wind gear include the construction of the garment, lined or unlined and the amount of wind protection you need to play comfortably. For instance is a pullover appropriate for the light wind conditions you play in or would a high collar, zip front with storm flap and toggle close hem suit your needs better for stronger winds. Also consider the temperature – unlined and short sleeves for mild to warm weather or lining with long sleeves for cooler weather. For most players – it is a mix and more than one garment is needed for the different seasons and weather conditions.

An unlined pullover is appropriate for light wind conditions. The fabric is more breathable and works well for warmer weather.

A full-zip jacket with a mesh or fleece lining and adjustable sleeve cuffs and toggle close hem provides protection from gusty to strong winds.
To see a full list of outerwear technology, visit our easy to use glossary for more information.

 

Layers is the Way to Go

Layering is the way to go for those ‘iffy’ days on the golf course! You’ll want to have several different combinations that adapt to changing weather conditions. Today’s sportswear is travel and storage friendly with many layering pieces being weather resistant. Layering allows you to add or take off until you reach your comfort zone.


To see a full list of outerwear technology, visit our easy to use glossary for more information.