A waterproof jacket is one of the most important items you can have in your golf bag, with the garment providing protection in the most savage weather conditions.
While some may think 'I don't need a waterproof jacket, I don't play when it's raining,' it is worth noting that these jackets don't necessarily have to be worn on the course, with an array of stylish designs which can be worn anytime.
For those who are in search of a jacket, there are plenty to choose from. Whether you are after a premium brand, or perhaps a stand-out design, the market is littered with availability.
The best golf waterproof jackets do a number of things to help you when it gets wet.
Firstly, it should protect you from the elements, nobody wants to get caught in a sudden downpour and realise their equipment doesn't keep them dry.
Another factor is the flexibility of the design.
The best golf waterproofs in the modern day give you great freedom and range of movement; it shouldn't hinder your swing.
Lastly, how does the jacket look? Is the design pleasing to the eye, are the pockets situated in the correct and most comfortable places?
If it feels and looks good, the chances are it will give you a boost of confidence and help you play better.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x