Best Waterproof Golf Trousers 2022

We showcase the best waterproof golf trousers on the market

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Best Waterproof Golf Trousers

Golf should never stop when the weather turns nasty. One of the cool things about golf is that it can be played in any weather but that isn't to say you shouldn't be prepared. You need to make sure you have the best golf waterproofs (opens in new tab) ready to go in your golf bag so that when the black rain clouds descend, you can put them on in a flash and will remain dry and comfortable throughout the rest of your round.

Of course, most golfers do indeed carry around a good waterproof jacket with them because they want to protect the top half of their body. But too many players forget about the bottom half. But that's where we come in. In this guide, we'll be introducing you to some of the best waterproof trousers that are currently on the market. These are models that of course keep your legs dry as a bone, but also are easy to put on and take off, strong and stretchy so you can move just as you would in dry conditions, and are lightweight enough to be carried around easily in your golf bag. If you need more golf gear for when the weather turns nasty, then check out our guides on the best golf tops (opens in new tab), best wind jackets (opens in new tab) and best golf base layers (opens in new tab).

Best Waterproof Golf Trousers

Galvin Green Andy Trousers

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An extra durable, lightweight pair of pants

Specifications

Sizes: S-4XL
Colors: 4 (Black, Navy, White and Sharskin)

Reasons to buy

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Seam sealed trousers
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Lightweight 
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Abrasion-resistant

Reasons to avoid

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Can be a little noisy

Arguably Galvin Green's best waterproof golf trousers, the Andy trousers are seam-sealed and 100% waterproof and windproof but they also still find a way to be breathable on the course. One thing that is different with the Andy trousers is that they are less bulky. While a heavy trouser doesn’t compromise performance in the same way as a cumbersome waterproof golf jacket (opens in new tab) does, it’s still to be avoided if possible as every little helps when it comes to this infuriating game. Their lightweight nature makes them extremely easy to swing in and store away when not in use. 

There is a smattering of Galvin Green detailing which gives these trousers a subtle style edge, while the adjustability at the bottom of each leg means they can be tailored to fit just how you like them, adding to the look you’re going for. The drawstring and elasticated waist aids comfort and extra abrasion-resistant fabric at the bottom of the hem was particularly useful when shots had been carved into bushy areas.

Puma Ultradry Trousers

Puma Ultradry Trousers

Superior comfort and are easy to take on and off

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Waterproof pockets
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Stretchy waist
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Zippered ankles

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks breathability

Puma's Ultradry trousers feature a fully seam-sealed stretch StormCell fabric that reduces weight, improves mobility and leaves you with an unhampered golf swing. They are also 10k waterproof to keep you dry and comfortable when the rain starts. Plus the elastic waist and the waterproof hand pockets are very nice touches that'll keep your hands dry on the course. They are also very easy to get on and off whilst wearing a pair of Puma golf shoes (opens in new tab) thanks to the zippers on the legs.

Adidas Rain .Rdy Trousers

Adidas Rain .Rdy Trousers

Great for wet weather and even better for sustainability

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Stylish waterproof trousers
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Comfortable 
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Stretchy

Reasons to avoid

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Tighter ankles may make it harder to put trousers on or take them off

Play through unpredictable conditions in the adidas these golf trousers. The Rain.Rdy technology helps block the water and wind, but at the same time they have a breathable feel to them. There is also plenty of stretch for unrestricted movement. Another aspect of these trousers that should be mentioned is they are made from a blend of polyester (73%) and recycled polyester poplin (27%). Adidas (opens in new tab) are leading the way when it comes to implementing sustainable materials into its products and these trousers are another case in point of how seriously the brand is tackling the issue.

Galvin Green Alpha Trousers with white background, studio shot of Galvin Green Alpha trousers

Galvin Green Alpha Trousers

Market-leading technology and features

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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A designer pair of trousers
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High-quality protection
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Easy to put on

Reasons to avoid

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May not be as comfortable as other ones on the market

If you want a pair of waterproof trousers that'll take your look to the next level, look no further than the Galvin Green Alpha design. Constructed with the GORE-TEX C-knit fabric for high-quality protection, the fabric also has a super smooth feel and easily slides over the garments underneath. We have all used waterproof trousers that are hard and taxing to put on, but there is no chance of that here. There are also a number of nice features like the rubber tabs, front and back pockets, and we also like the smart overall look too. Twin this with the Galvin Green Alpha hat, featured on our best golf bucket hats guide (opens in new tab) and you'll be well dry from the rain.

footjoy hydrotour trousers with white background

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FootJoy HydroTour Trousers

Can be worn on their own or as over trousers

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors : 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Reach through pockets
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Zippered legs

Reasons to avoid

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May not be as stretchy as other offerings on this list

A new introduction this season from FootJoy is the HydroTour Rain Trousers. These have been designed to help you compete in any weather conditions while ensuring you still have a full range of mobility to hit the best golf shots possible. FootJoy (opens in new tab) are one of the leading brands when it comes to producing comfortable golf apparel, these waterproof trousers certainly live up to that hype. Their design features include 4-way stretch fabric, zippered leg closures and reach through pockets. The three-year waterproof warranty is an excellent bonus too. 

Callaway StormGuard Waterproof Trousers

Callaway StormGuard Waterproof Trousers

Sealed zips make these trousers fully waterproof

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 1 (Caviar)

Reasons to buy

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Sealed ankle zips 
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Extremely waterproof
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Elastic waistband

Reasons to avoid

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May be slightly bulky when worn

A triple-layer trouser with seals on the zips is what helps to make these trousers fully waterproof, and with a 3-year guarantee from Callaway, you know the brand has a huge amount of faith in the quality and protection of these waterproofs. The elasticated waistband is also an excellent design feature that will expand and contract as you play your golf shot. For more excellent waterproof clothing, see our guides on the best waterproof golf jackets (opens in new tab).

Ping SensorDry 2.5 Trousers

Ping SensorDry 2.5 Trousers

A noiseless and durable pair of waterproof trousers

Specifications

Sizes: XS-XXL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Noiseless
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SensorDry technology 
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Breathable 

Reasons to avoid

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One of the more expensive offerings on this list

The 2.5 Trousers have been engineered for lightweight and yet proficient wet weather protection. Built with SensorDry technology built in, the trousers shelter the user from the elements whilst also offering a breathable, noiseless experience during the swing. As such these trousers give the ultimate wind and rain protection. Not only that, but these trousers have been designed to be stretchy and help you in your swing and not hinder it because of restrictive movements.

Under Armour Stormproof Rain Trousers with white background

Under Armour Stormproof Rain Trousers

Water repelling, rainproof trousers

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Storm technology helps to repel water 
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Lightweight 
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Easy to fold and place back in your golf bag

Reasons to avoid

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Another pricey pair of waterproof pants

Once again Under Armour has hit the ball out of the park with these trousers. Storm technology helps repel water to protect you and your gear from the bad weather as does the windproof, fully-taped seam construction. Oh and they are super lightweight and fold to nothing too so you can keep them in your golf bag at all times.

Oscar Jacobson Portland Waterproof Trousers

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Oscar Jacobson Portland Waterproof Trousers

A pair of trousers that come with a three-year waterproof guarantee

Specifications

Sizes: S-2XL
Colors: 2 (Black and Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Three-year Waterproof guarantee
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Stylish trousers
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Will keep you warm in cold weather
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Adjustability features are a big bonus

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks some stretchiness as other pants on this list have

A product that comes with a three-year waterproof guarantee, the Portland trousers from Oscar Jacobson are definitely a model to consider in this guide. Like so many others on this list, the waterproof protection is excellent because of the taped seams and overall construction, but we particularly liked the little details here. For example, the easy-to-use adjustability around the legs is a good feature as is the scorecard holder in the back pocket. 

Sunderland of Scotland Quebec Trousers

Sunderland of Scotland Quebec Trousers

A pair of trousers that offer fantastic mobility

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 2 (Black and Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Great mobility
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Knee support when crouching on the greens
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Very cool fleece-lined pockets

Reasons to avoid

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Fleece-lined pockets can sometimes get saturated if you have wet hands

With these trousers, ensure you are comfortable, warm and dry in all golfing conditions. Made from a soft protected fabric with in-built stretch, the trousers protect and mold themselves to your legs nicely thanks to articulated knees for support when crouching, and a half-elasticated, cord-adjustable waistband. We found the fleece-lined pockets to be a welcome design feature too as they were particularly useful on those slightly colder days.

Mizuno Nexlite 2.0 Trousers

Mizuno Nexlite 2.0 Trousers

Perhaps the most breathable pants on this list

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Breathable 
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Lightweight 

Reasons to avoid

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May be slightly noisy to walk in

Built on the success of Mizuno’s ground-breaking Nexlite range, the updated Nexlite 2.0 trousers feature some of the lightest waterproof fabric on the market. And yet this lightness also protects nicely too in the harshest of conditions as shown by the fact Mizuno give a two-year waterproof warranty on them. These trousers have been classified as high waterproof with a rating of 20,000 mm and a breathability rating of 25,00g. What are those numbers you ask? Well, trust us they are both very good indeed which just shows the standard of protection on offer here.

Inesis Golf Rain Weather Trousers

Inesis Golf Rain Weather Trousers

A great value pair of waterproof trousers

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 2 (Black and Navy)

Reasons to buy

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One of the quietest pairs of trousers on this list
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Excellent value
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Three-layered waterproof fabric

Reasons to avoid

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May be slightly bulky

When we discovered Inesis products, we quickly realized how much value was available when we considered the standard of performance. These waterproof trousers are the same. They boast a laminated 3-layer waterproof and stretchy fabric that keeps you dry and the mesh in the fabric also stops it from making noise whilst playing as well.

Glenmuir Ashurst Trousers

Glenmuir Ashurst Trousers

Maximum warmth and comfort combined

Specifications

Sizes: S-XXL
Colors: 2 (Black and Navy)

Reasons to buy

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A very warm pair of trousers
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Provides excellent comfort
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Teflon finish keeps the water away from your legs

Reasons to avoid

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One of the heavier pairs of trousers on this list

The Ashurst winter golf trousers are designed to defy the typical drawbacks of the season. They are made from a functional brushed inner fleece fabric that actively recirculates body heat, wicks moisture and keeps wind chills out. Additionally, they incorporate stretchy elastane and have a Teflon DWR finish to help you deal with water, wind and just about anything that comes your way. These Ashurst trousers are so good they also made our guide on the best golf trousers (opens in new tab) too.

ProQuip StormForce PX7 Trousers

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ProQuip StormForce PX7 Trousers

A high-spec pair of waterproof trousers

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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A top-of-the-range pair of waterproof trouser
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Lifetime waterproof guarantee

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly bulkier compared to other trousers on the list

Alongside the ProQuip PX7 Waterproof Jacket (opens in new tab), which performed very well when we got to test it, we also got our hands on the PX7 Waterproof trousers as well. They are the brand's highest specification and best-in-class men’s rain trousers with a lifetime waterproof guarantee which is a good start and we were pleased with the performance on offer as the protection backed up the claims. Admittedly they do feel slightly bulkier than others on this list but this is ideal for the winter months because there is good warmth on offer. A couple of other nice features include the stretchiness of the waistband and adjustability on offer around the legs. 

stuburt evolution pant

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Stuburt Evolution Waterproof Pant

A durable and reliable pair of pants

Specifications

Sizes: S-3XL
Colors: 2 (Midnight and Black)

Reasons to buy

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Multiple colors available
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Taped zips keep water at bay
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Thermal lining

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks a lot of breathability

Available in midnight and black colors, the new Evolution trousers from Stuburt are made with a waterproof membrane and taped zips to keep the water and wind at bay. The brand, who also make some of the best golf shoes on the market, are so confident in this that you'll get a 2-year waterproof guarantee with them. We think these would work well when the temperature drops too because of the thermal lining. 

FootJoy HydroKnit Trousers

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FootJoy HydroKnit Trousers

Can be worn on their own or as over trousers

Specifications

Sizes: S-XL
Colors: 2 (Black and Navy)

Reasons to buy

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A versatile pair of trousers
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Very durable 

Reasons to avoid

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May not be the most waterproof pair of trousers

Brand new for this season, the HydroKnit waterproof trousers from FootJoy are a versatile, tapered fit trouser designed to help you play with comfort, style and of course protection. This 100% waterproof protection takes the form of the Xtreme durable water repellent finish which prevents saturation of the fabric.

How we test waterproof golf trousers

Here at Golf Monthly, our highly experienced team of testers play a lot of golf in different conditions throughout the year. While our apparel leader Sam Tremlett (opens in new tab) heads up the majority of golf clothing reviews on our site, most of the Golf Monthly team have been working in the golf industry for more years than they care to remember, so have a wealth of experience to offer. Through our rigorous testing procedures, our collective goal is to ensure that every waterproof trouser model on the market is tested as soon as it becomes available to us. We then spend time putting that piece of apparel through its paces on the course in all weathers. 

We want to get an idea of how each pair of trousers performs in all areas of the game so we can tell you what its strengths and weaknesses are, allowing you to make an informed choice about your purchase. Whenever possible, we will also look to wear these waterproof trousers with other waterproof clothes to see how well they perform in tandem with other garments. 

What to consider when buying waterproof golf trousers

Waterproof trousers can be a very technical garment. Some of the best waterproof trousers will feature a ton of innovative features that can help players have a more comfortable and relaxing round of golf. But that can often make purchasing a new pair of rainproof pants a very hard decision to make. But to help you in your purchase, we've put together a list of considerations that will help you decide on the right pair of pants for you. Our top tip though is to always try on a pair of waterproof pants before you buy them.

1. Protection

Obviously, the most important factor to consider here is how well they protect you from the elements. A good pair will keep the rain at bay, as well as the wind, but won't feel cumbersome and heavy. Also, this protection should not come with the sacrifice of breathability either because we don't want a garment that will make us too hot. 

2. Warranty 

Linking with the above point, be aware of how long the warranty is on a particular product. Make a note of which models offer have the longest money-back guarantees as this can act as an insurance if the product becomes faulty.  

3. Durability 

A really good pair of waterproof trousers will also be durable and strong enough to deal with abrasive bushes and things of that nature that we regularly encounter on the course. 

4. Ease of use

The trousers should also be easy to put on whether that be wearing by themselves or over the top of trousers or shorts. When a sudden downpour arrives a pair that can just slide on with no difficulty are worth their weight in gold. 

5. Budget 

Finally be aware of how much you want to spend because as you can see above, there are models at lots of different price points, with some models not coming cheap!

If you're after more information on some of the best golf apparel, why not also check out our guides on the best golf trousers (opens in new tab), best waterproof golf jackets (opens in new tab) and the best golf jumpers (opens in new tab).

FAQ's

What are the best rain pants for golf?

There are lots of excellent models of waterproof golf pants on the market right now. Not only do big brands like adidas and Nike make high-quality models, but also smaller ones like Stuburt and Sunderland do as well. 

Can you wear waterproof trousers for golf?

Yes especially when it is raining and there is a lot of wind. Waterproof trousers help keep your legs dry and warm when the conditions are tough out on the golf course. That being said using waterproof golf trousers all the time is not advisable because when the sun is out, they can get very hot. 

Can you wear waterproof trousers in the summer?

Yes, but we would advise on wearing waterproof trousers that are breathable and give you good ventilation as you may get too hot. 

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6