FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel

Golf Monthly's FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel review, featuring a wide range of performance garments to help you keep playing through the off season

Golf Monthly Verdict

FootJoy continues to offer affordable garments that work well together, seemingly without compromising on quality or performance.

Reasons to buy
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    Warm and stretchy fabrics help prevent chills while maintaining excellent freedom of movement during the swing. A wide range of colours and styles to suit every taste

Reasons to avoid
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    The DryJoys Tour XP jacket still lacks options to create a more tailored fit

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Golf Monthly's FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel review, featuring a wide range of performance garments to help you keep playing through the off season

Garments tested FootJoy DryJoys Tour XP rain jacket, £200; Performance Wind Shell mid layer, £90; ProDry Performance Seamless base layer, £55, and Stretch Pique Ribbon Placket polo shirt (athletic fit), £45.

Key technology FootJoy’s AW15 collection includes a wide range of garments designed to be worn in every type of weather you could encounter. The DryJoys Tour XP and HydroLite suits now come in new patterns and colourways and also feature a new StaDry collar, which is taller at the back to stop rain entering, but shaped to not interfere with your swing. The Performance Wind Shell mid layer has a durable water-repellent finish and The ProDry Performance Thermal base layer is the ideal primary layer in cool conditions.

Will suit Those who embrace colourful styles and are willing to invest in multiple layers for protection from the elements.

GM verdict

One of the most comprehensive apparel collections launched to date, FJ’s AW15 line blends style, performance and quality in equal measure. Arguably the one area that could have improved was outerwear, but this has been addressed thanks to the StaDry collar, now shaped perfectly at the front and rear to prevent water from entering and reduce unwanted distractions during the swing.

Many will enjoy the Performance Wind Shell, which offers a superb fit and excellent protection in both wind and light showers, while the ProDry base layer is both soft and stretchy. FJ’s polo shirt variety continues to grow, with designs spanning every colour, pattern and detail to complete any outfit.

As well as new styles of outerwear, FJ’s AW15 collection features a wide selection of polo shirts, pullovers and lambswool and merino sweaters.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x