FootJoy introduces 2013 Autumn/Winter collection

FootJoy has announced details of its 2013 Autumn/Winter Performance Golf Apparel Collection

FootJoy XP Rain Jacket

FootJoy has announced details of its 2013 Autumn/Winter Performance Golf Apparel Collection for both male and female golfers.

FootJoy's new range - comprised of the latest technology and available in numerous seasonal colour pallets - maintains high levels of comfort, style and performance.

The Autumn/Winter Collection features high-tech waterproof rainwear, base layers, fashion pullovers, essential shirts and performance trousers, and is spearheaded by the DryJoy's Tour XP, the FJ HydroLite and the FJ Softshell lines.

The DryJoys Tour XP is a 100% waterproof, breathable collection for golfers taking on the worst playing conditions.

The three-layer bonded fabric construction is instrumental in reducing weight and increasing mobility, while an FJ four-way stretch shell and 20,000m waterproof barrier offer outstanding protection against the elements.

These design features are also complemented by an extra-breathable waterproof laminate barrier, super soft brushed tricot liner and waterproof seam-sealed zippers.

The DryJoys Tour XP range is made up of the Rain Jacket (£200), Rain Shirt (£175) and Rain Trousers (£155) - all available in a range of different colour schemes with a three-year waterproof warranty.

The FJ HydroLite collection is designed for warmer, wetter conditions, and is constructed from FootJoy's lightest-ever rainwear material to offer weight-reducing technology without sacrificing waterproof protection.

The line is comprised of the HydroLite Jacket (£130), Hydrolite half-zip Rain Shirt (£125), HydroLite Short Sleeve Rain Shirt (£115) and HyrdoLite Trousers (£90). As with the DryJoys Tour XP, the range comes with a three-year waterproof warranty and a mix of design and colour options.

The FJ Perfomance Softshell Jacket and Vest are designed for cool conditions or light rain, and come with a warm, water resistant outer layer, brushed tricot lining, a breathable laminate barrier and a range of other technological benefits.

The FJ Softshell Jacket comes in Black/Charcoal, Charcoal/Black/Orange, Stone/Black and Navy/Grey and retails at £100.

The FJ Softshell Vest, available in Black, Charcoal/Black/Orange and Navy/Grey, has a RRP of £85.

Other stand-out garments in the FootJoy Autumn/Winter 2013 range include the Lambswool and Merino Wool pullovers, Essential Stretch Pique shirts and a full complement of Performance and Classic trousers.

"This high-performance, seasonal collection is the result of years of intensive testing and research, representing what I believe is the most visually-striking and golf-performance infused outwear range on the market," said Russell Lawes, FootJoy's European Marketing Manager.

"Our mission is to make golf enjoyable at all levels of the game, and this cutting-edge collection ensures every day is both comfortable and playable."

The Autumn/Winter 2013 collection also sees the expansion of FJ's female clothing offering, and features high-performance fabrics, innovative technologies and modern colours.

The range includes FJ HydroLite Rain Jacket Trousers - packed full of waterproof technology - FJ Softshell jackets and vests, FJ Performance wind shirts, a women's base layer, wool knitwear and ProDry Stretch Pique shirts.

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x