Best Cheap Golf Rain Gear 2023

From jackets to pants, we take a closer look at the best cheap golf rain gear currently on the market.

Best Cheap Golf Rain Gear
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Best Cheap Golf Rain Gear

If you play a lot of golf, then the chances are you will get caught in the wind and rain every now and again, which makes it extremely important to have garments at your disposal that will protect you from the elements. Thankfully, today's waterproof jackets and pants are incredibly effective at keeping us dry and comfortable on the golf course, whilst allowing us to look good as well. This is because the best golf rain gear is lightweight, comfortable, warm, can be stowed away easily, and most importantly they give protection from the rain, wind and just about any other adverse weather condition when out on the golf course. 

In our experience, you tend to get what you pay for when it comes to golf waterproofs. But we have also found that there are some top rain jackets and pants which come at lower price points and therefore represent appealing value for money, without significantly compromising on performance. This is where this guide comes in as we have tested and collated the best cheap golf rain gear on the market so those players who want to save a buck or two, can still perform to a high level when the weather takes a turn for the worst. 

We’ve picked out a selection of the best offerings that are well worth checking out and we also recommend checking out our guides on the best golf windbreakers, and best golf base layers to truly complete your outfit for outings where the weather forecast is less than favorable.

Best Cheap Golf Rain Gear

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How we test golf rain gear

When it comes to testing golf rain gear, and all golf apparel, our methodology is quite simple really - we put the clothes on and put them to the test out on the golf course in different conditions. To test versatility, we also see how they perform off the golf course too. 

On the links, this means playing golf in wet conditions, as well as windy rounds too so we can gauge how protected we are. That being said Mother Nature can be unpredictable so we have even gone so far as to pour water all over jackets and pants to test how seam-sealed they are as well. 

This process usually takes place over a number of rounds and we then use these experiences to write reviews and buying advice content like this guide. Speaking of which we should make very clear, no manufacturer can buy a good review from us, we tell it how we see it.

What to consider when buying golf rain gear

When trying to find the best golf rain gear for you, what should you consider? Let's take a look. 

Waterproofing and protection

This is the most important factor in rain gear because the garment you pick has to protect from the rain and wind properly. Importantly, we are confident all of the models above will protect you well but one thing we think you should be aware of are waterproof guarantees. Many of the models above, and the brand's that make them, will offer a guarantee on waterproofing so it makes sense to perhaps go for a model that has several years protection as a guarantee. 

Freedom of movement

With all this protection, occasionally waterproof jackets can be large and cumbersome but in modern golf design this is no longer the case. Most really good models stretch and move with the body freely so that your swing isn't hindered despite having a few layers on. Additionally these jackets and pants have to provide comfort as well. 


This is not that relevant to waterproof pants as they always tend to be the same color but when it comes to jackets, as you can see above there are lots of colors and styles to choose from. Therefore have a think about whether you want to stand out on the golf course or have a more traditional style.

Additionally if you want to wear the jacket off the golf course, be aware of the styles that look good anywhere and perhaps don't go for a model that limits versatility. 


Finally be conscious of how much you want to spend. We have included models above that come with lower price points so there is a model for people who want to save. 

For more buying advice on golf garments also take a look at our guides on the best golf vests and best golf tops.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22