The best golf waterproofs to buy for winter
You might have the best golf clubs money can buy – but have you got the best golf waterproofs?
Whilst a decent set of clubs will enable you to play well in all conditions, a pair of waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket will offer a high level of protection and comfort.
You may also consider wearing a beanie hat, snood, and gloves to complete your winter look. A pair of waterproof golf shoes won’t go amiss, either.
Golfers have more choice than ever before when it comes to golf waterproofs, and knowing which to pick for the winter months ahead can be tricky.
That’s why we thought we’d outline our top picks to ensure you stay warm and dry throughout a round of winter golf.
In the past, many golfers sacrificed wearing a waterproof jacket as they found it restricted their swing. They also found them quite bulky to wear and got hot very quickly.
Today, fabrics are thinner, lighter, and have more stretch. Some manufacturers even offer an adjustable fit to ensure maximum comfort when playing in rainy conditions.
With a high-quality waterproof jacket over the top of your base layer and jumper, you’ll be in a position to perform at your best – no matter what the weather throws at you.
If you’re looking for a fully waterproof and windproof jacket that’s stylish and provides exceptional performance, the Galvin Green Apollo Paclite Waterproof Golf Jacket (also available in red) ticks a lot of those boxes.
Made from GORE-TEX and fully seamed to prevent water from getting in, the Apollo Paclite is an excellent choice for the winter. It also features adjustable cuffs and hems to ensure a comfy fit.
Waterproof trousers will add an extra layer of warmth, whilst keeping your bottom half dry and stopping your smart trousers underneath from getting wet and muddy.
Ideally, they need to be long enough to cover your ankles and the top of your golf shoes, but not too long so they end up trailing on the floor and getting caught in your cleats.
Though not something you can expect from all waterproof golf trousers, the FootJoy Hydrotour Waterproof Golf Trousers have zips at the ankles and fleece-lined pockets.
Currently available online for £145.00, these are easy to slide over your regular trousers and great for keeping your hands warm.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, the Ping SensorDry Waterproof Golf Pants for £69.95 are ideal.
They’re designed for year-round golfing and boast an excellent waterproof rating, meaning they can withstand the heaviest of downpours. They’re super stretchy, too, allowing for maximum freedom of movement across the course.
If you’re planning on playing golf in the winter, you want to make sure that you have a pair of sturdy waterproof golf shoes – otherwise, you’ll end up with wet feet!
Spiked shoes that are made from water-resistant fabrics are your best bet, as they’ll provide you with the grip you need to stay on two feet on muddy lies.
You can bet the soles, uppers and sides of your shoes will gather a lot of dirt and grass – particularly if you walk the course on foot and don’t use a buggy. Therefore, it pays to consider how easy they are to clean.
Whilst the majority of our men’s golf shoes are made from waterproof fabrics, you can’t go wrong with the Ecco Biom H4 Golf Shoes in winter.
These boast GORE-TEX leather uppers, yet still offer excellent breathability, and you can trust that your feet will remain completely dry throughout the entire round with these firmly on your feet. Plus they’re black, which means they’ll hide dirt better than a light-coloured pair!
Carrying a waterproof golf bag and umbrella will ensure you and your kit stay as dry as possible when the heavens open.
And let’s face it, if your equipment is well protected and stored properly, you can focus on your game instead of letting the weather get the better of you.
Of course, you could purchase a suitable rain cover for your bag, but it’s in your best interests to choose a bag that’s 100% waterproof and lightweight – something like the Titleist Players 4 StaDry Golf Stand Bag.
Whilst this one is black, grey, and red, you have a number of colour options to choose from, including:
- grey, charcoal and black
- red, grey and black
- charcoal, white and red
Both stylish and practical, the Titleist waterproof golf bag has a wider stand that provides more stability on uneven terrain or windy days. And it features 8 pockets, giving you plenty of space to stow balls, accessories, a water bottle, spare clothing, and a towel.
Ready to invest in golf waterproofs for winter?
Here at Clarkes’ Golf Centre, we pride ourselves on offering only the best golf waterproofs on the market and guarantee competitive pricing.
Browse our fantastic collection of men’s golf waterproof clothing online and click through to find out more about the different products we have in stock.
Once you’ve found the best golf waterproofs for your budget, and selected your size, add them to your basket and checkout.
Alternatively, if you’re spoilt for choice or have any questions regarding the waterproofs available, you’re welcome to contact us at any time.