FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Jacket
Our verdict on FJ's new waterproof jacket
It’s clear much thought has gone into the design and materials and the benefits are a breathable, comfortable and high-performance product ideal for when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
Thin, lightweight and soft to the touch while offering a high level of protection from the elements and looking the part to boot
Styling might not be to everyone's taste, other than that it really is hard to fault
FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Jacket Review - Joel Tadman gives his verdict on the new FootJoy waterproof jacket having given it a thorough test
FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Jacket Review
This jacket is aimed at golfers that want to play their best all-year round and be able to perform in the rain.
The new DryJoys Tour LTS jacket has just five panels and six seams, reducing weight and bulk while improving mobility. It is suitable for year-round play thanks to a specially developed ThermoLite bonded liner, that maintains body heat when the weather is cool and wicks moisture away from the body when its hot. The all-new three-layer bonded fabric boasts four-way stretch, ensuring mobile, comfortable and quiet movements.
How we tested
We took the jacket to St Ives Golf Club and played 18 holes on what was thankfully a wet a blustery day.
A tasteful combination of block colours creates a trendy, contemporary look. The logo down one of the arms is large and noticeable, but we actually quite like it.
A new elasticated waistband helps create a more tailored fit while the thin, soft material makes it feel more like a wind top than a waterproof, but with the protection you need when caught in a shower.
The LTS is comfortably the best waterproof jacket FootJoy has ever created. Previous versions did the job, but were bulky, loud and coarse to the touch. The LTS improves significantly in all these areas.
It’s instantly soft when you slide your arms in and much thinner and lighter than previous jackets, helping you swing more freely. This is ably assisted by the stretchy quality of the material, allowing you to move your body without impairment.
Attention to detail has gone up greatly too, with the specially shaped collar to stop distractions, Velcro cuffs and elasticated waist all contributing to a customized fit that reduces swing interference. There's also a scorecard pocket on the chest which could come in handy.
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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
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