The Best Golf Rain Gear of 2019
Check out our buyer’s guide highlighting the best golf rain gear for men and women to keep you dry on the golf course this season as we look at a variety of price points.
Top Picks for Men
Best in Class – Rain Jacket – Galvin Green Ashton GORE-TEX Jacket – $399.99
What makes this jacket so great? This jacket is waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. The Ashton is the lightest, fully waterproof jacket that Galvin Green has ever made and it is guaranteed to keep you dry. Galvin Green worked over 10 years on the design of this jacket and it shows in the construction and design of this piece. The GORE-TEX membrane contains over 1.4 billion microscopic pores per square cm. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which makes the GORE-TEX membrane completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing perspiration to escape from the inside.
The functional, waterproof membrane is on the outside of the jacket – this is not how most waterproof jackets are constructed. So how does this help the golfer on the course? By removing the outer layer, the jacket becomes unrestrictive and allows you to take full swings on the golf course. Water will simply bead up and roll off the Ashton GORE-TEX Jacket – nothing will absorb into this jacket, which means this jacket is never going to start weighing you down and get heavy. And it is super light! How light? It weighs just 174 grams. To put that into perspective, a sleeve of golf balls weighs about 150 grams. If you are a serious, all-weather golfer then this is THE jacket for you!
- Extremely breathable.
- Pre-shaped sleeves
- Adjustable waist width
- Elastic binding at sleeve hem.
- Pocket on chest with zipper closing
- Available in Colors: Ash Grey
- Available in Sizes: Small – 3XL
Value-Conscious Rain Jacket: – SunIce Jay Waterproof Jacket – $179.99
This jacket features SunIce’s Zephal FlexTech knit which is an ultra-stretch, super lightweight performance fabric that is 100% waterproof and highly breathable. It has a 3-year warranty and is seam-sealed. On the inside of the Jay Zephal FlexTech jacket is the dot lamination which protects the lamination from the oils of the skin.
The fabric itself is pretty cool in that it has incredible 4-way stretch and Sunice’s RepelTX finish is added during the dying process of the yarn to improve water repellency. So as long as the jacket retains its color, the tech will remain with the jacket. Sweet!
The jacket is available in seven different color combinations and in sizes: Small – 3XL
Top Pick – Rain Pants – SunIce Eddison GORE-TEX Pants – $249.99
The SunIce Eddison pant has been tested by many of the top golfers in the world and has been selected as a uniform outerwear piece by Presidents Cup Teams, including this year’s International team.
Combining the longevity of Gore-Tex with the fit and finish of Sunice outerwear, this pant is designed to go anywhere and handle any condition. It is the perfect choice to keep you dry on your dream golf trip.
Fitting features include Tapper tabs to secure the lower leg and minimize noise in heavy wind and a range of inseams.
- Waterproof and windproof
- Easily packable
- Through-and-through pockets (allows access to inner pant)
- Easy on and off (Deep zip hems)
- Lifetime waterproof guarantee
- Available in black
- Available in Small-3XL
- Available in Inseams: 29″, 31″ 33″
Honorable Mention: Rain Pants – SunIce Rob Waterproof Stretch Pants – $139.99
Built with SunIce’s proprietary Zephal fabric and treated with RepelTX, the Rob pant is a full three-layer waterproof pant providing wind resistance and warmth.
Utilizing SunIce’s history of outfitting winter sports athletes, the Rob is constructed to move and perform throughout your round, even in severe weather. These pants will stretch with your swing – they were built specifically for this purpose.
Rated at 10,000 MM waterproof and 10,000 MVT breathability, the Rob offers a 3-year waterproof warranty.
Fitting features include adjustable waist and inseams.
Wind Jacket – SunIce Winston Short Sleeve Windshirt – $74.99
The Winston windshirt from SunIce features a ripstop body and water repellent shoulder panels.
It packs into the left pocket, creating a pouch that is the perfect item to keep in the golf bag in case of wind or light rain.
Constructed with a raglan sleeve for ease of movement, this lightweight piece is excellent on its own, and is extremely effective as a layering piece when paired with legendary SunIce pullovers like the Allendale and Alexander.
Rain Hat – Titleist StaDry Bucket Hat – $39.99
Titleist StaDry Waterproof Bucket Hats feature 100% waterproof protection to keep you dry, comfortable and protected when driving winds and rain threaten your golf game. They are designed with an all-around brim that protects your eyes and face from rain and wind on stormy days or from the bright sun on clear days out on the golf course. The hat is available in three colors and three sizes.
S/M – fits hat size 7″ to 7 1/4″
M/L – fits hat size 7 1/4″ to 7 1/2″
L/XL – fits hat size 7 1/2″ to 7 3/4″
Winter Golf Bag – Sun Mountain H2No Cart Golf Bag –
Building on the success of their original H2NO line, Sun Mountain has developed the H2NO Staff Cart Bag.
Constructed with the same waterproof technology as their rainwear, the H2NO Lite has high-quality, water-resistant zippers and sealed seams, plus fabric with a waterproof treatment on both sides.
The H2NO line is perfect for the golfer who doesn’t let a little bit of rain spoil a round of golf. Among the eight pockets are a velour-lined valuables pocket, two full-length apparel pockets, a range finder pocket, and a cooler pocket.
A cart strap pass-through runs behind the rangefinder pocket so you have unhindered access to your pockets when the bag is strapped to a cart.
It has a full organization with fifteen full-length club dividers protect clubs and prevent the migration of club shafts. The bag is waterproof when the rain hood is used as designed in conjunction with the bag. This bag is also available in a 14-way stand bag and as a Superlight Stand Bag.
Best Golf Shoe for the Rain – FootJoy DryJoy Golf Shoes – Style 53610 – $189.99
We consider this one of the best shoes on the market because it is Tour quality.
You can depend on FootJoy’s expert craftsmanship that goes into the build and construction materials of the FootJoy DryJoy Tour Golf Shoe.
If you tend to swing hard, then you will appreciate the stability of this shoe with its rigid platform that FootJoy achieves through its unique fiberglass composite support bridge that provides tremendous mid-foot stability.
FootJoy backs up their craftsmanship with a two-year waterproof warranty as well. Furthermore, this shoe has a genuine leather upper that is supple, lightweight and 100% waterproof!
If you want to make a quality investment in your game and appreciate traditional styling, then you won’t go wrong with this waterproof gem.
Top Picks for Women
Best in Class – Rain Jacket: SunIce Kate GORE-TEX Jacket – $399.99
Why did this jacket take our top pick as the Best in Class for women? The SunIce Kate rain jacket is able to withstand over 8 hours of rain. It is at the pinnacle of rain equipment due to the fact that SunIce uses the lightest available outer shell over the Gore-Tex membrane. The jacket is covered by a lifetime waterproof warranty.
Featuring a shell back stretch panel, detachable hood, and telescoping cuffs to provide freedom of movement, this jacket is not only fashionable but very durable and comfortable in adverse conditions.
Available in sizes XS – XXL
Value-Conscious Rain Jacket: – Zero Restriction Olivia Hooded Rain Jacket – $199.99
The Zero Restriction Olivia Jacket is made from superior fabric with a waterproof membrane, which offers lightweight, quiet, and breathable protection. An additional Teflon DWR finish is applied to the fabric for extra repellency from outside moisture, ensuring continuous comfort. The Olivia Jacket goes anywhere – and is a ladies’ favorite! It also offers a functional hood for maximum protection.
- Stats: 15,000 MM/ 10,000 G/M2
- 100% Polyester
- Shell Fabric: ZR Packable Shell
- All seams are sealed
- Dual direction YKK AquaGuard™ waterproof zippers
- Adjustable stowaway hood
Bargain Rain Jacket: Antigua Ideal Jacket $69.99
This rain jacket is perfect for the winter weather and a great bargain on top of that! Coming in as one of our lowest priced pieces of rain gear that we have this jacket is still very well made and ready to keep you warm.
This jacket is double knit to keep you extra warm and, being a polyester and spandex blend, it gives you great mobility so that you don’t have to feel like Randy from a Christmas story to stay warm (“I can’t put my arms down!”).
Additionally with a well-made zipper and pockets to keep your hands warm or hold your phone, this jacket gives you almost everything you could ask for from a winter coat at an unbeatable price.
It is definitely one of our top picks for you bargain hunters out there!
Available in Colors:
- Black/Dark Cinder (Black)
- Cinder Heather (Light Grey)
- Coral Heather
- Denim Heather (Blue)
Available in Sizes: XS-XXL
Top Pick – Rain Pants: SunIce Laura GORE-TEX Pants – $249.99
The Laura pant is made with Pac Lite Gore-Tex fabric, providing an incredibly high warmth to weight ratio, in addition to being rated at 30,000 MM waterproof. These pants will allow you to concentrate on your game. When paired with the Kate jacket, the Laura is truly your 15th club.
The Tapper Tab on the lower leg and adjustable waist provide for a perfect fit in 27, 29 and 31-inch inseams.
Available in sizes XS – XXL.
Honorable Mention: Rain Pants: SunIce Rainy Rain Pants – $139.99
These pants are perfect for all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, not just golfers!
The specific ShellTech laminate fabric used in these pants is not only waterproof, lightweight and quiet (we all know how hard it is to find quiet rain pants) but it also stretches in pretty much all directions to give you free range of motion!
There is also a special tab at the bottom of each leg that allows you to pull the pant bottoms tight around your ankle which prevents drafts and keeps you warmer.
Lastly, they also have pockets on the outside so you have easy access to your belongings rather than them being trapped in your pants that you have on under these.
Overall, we think these are a great pair of rain pants that will serve you well this winter season at a great price!
Wind Jacket – Adidas Essential Wind Jacket – $64.99
We put this jacket on the list because it is a great buy for anyone looking for a wind jacket at a very affordable price.
With super-soft woven fabric, this jacket helps to keep the wind at bay while keeping you comfy and warm.
The added elastic cuffs and waistband help keep out that pesky draft and keep the warmth in so that you stay comfortable out on the course and your jacket doesn’t balloon up on your backswing.
This jacket is also very lightweight so that you aren’t dealing with added weight as you maneuver around the golf course, keeping the wind away without leaving you winded.
Available in Colors:
- Real Blue
Rain Hat – SunIce Women’s GORE-TEX Bucket Hat – $44.99
The SunIce Gore-Tex bucket hat is extremely lightweight and compact.
It will withstand steady rain for 8-9 hours and will repel up to 15 gallons of water.
Fitting features include an internal adjustable band to keep the hat secure in heavy winds and it is 100% waterproof. When you don’t need it, you can easily store it in your golf bag. It has a lifetime guarantee and is machine washable.
Best Golf Shoe for the Rain: FootJoy Ladies DryJoys Style 99015 – $159.99
We chose a FootJoy DryJoys shoe for the men so it should come as no surprise that we are picking a similar style for women golfers as well.
The DryJoys Kiltie for Women has a two-year waterproof warranty.
One of the cool things about this shoe is that it offers a comfort guarantee and the cute removable kiltie gives you the versatility of wearing this shoe as either a traditional or vintage look.
Beyond the looks, this shoe doubles down on performance by offering tremendous stability out on the golf course.
If you are looking for flexibility, comfort, and knowing that your feet are going to stay waterproof on your rainy round of golf, then the DryJoys Kiltie shoe for women is our top pick for you.