In this FootJoy HydroTour Jacket review, we put it to the test on the course to assess every aspect of performance on offer

Product Overview

Overall rating:

FootJoy HydroTour Jacket

Pros:

  • Extremely comfortable and warm and able to withstand the worst the winter can throw at you. Also fits really well while allowing for total swing freedom.

Cons:

  • The only downside is that it might get too hot inside when the weather is wet and warm.

Product:

FootJoy HydroTour Jacket

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£225.00

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FootJoy HydroTour Jacket Review

For golfers who like to get their golfing fix all year round, having a waterproof jacket that’s able to withstand the winter weather is imperative. And they don’t come much better than the new FootJoy HydroTour.

The headline garment in FJ’s new HydroSeries range for 2021, this jacket ticks all the boxes, making it easily one of the best golf waterproofs on the market.

The HydroTour Jacket has plenty of style to go with the substance

We tested the HydroTour in navy with black and bright red and were immediately taken by the style on offer. In particular, the red detail contrasts really nicely with the navy blue as well as the black chest panel for those who like to look the part on the course. 

And an added benefit of the black chest panel means mixing this predominantly navy blue product with a pair of black trousers is no longer a big fashion faux pas. 

On and off is really easy thanks to the full zip and premium material

Onto the all-important performance and it didn’t disappoint here either. It comes with a full zip so getting on and taking off is easy and it feels supremely comfortable on.

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We wore the medium which offered a nice, snug fit without restricting the swing, while it also kept us warm at all times. Truth be told, that is probably the only drawback in that when the weather is warm and wet, something a little more lightweight would be more suitable. 

Andy Wright testing the FootJoy HydroTour Jacket

We found the material to deliver a premium feel as well as provide golfers with no shortage of confidence to swing with total freedom. This key performance component is achieved thanks to the four-way stretch material used in construction.

An innovative feature worth mentioning is the DrySeal double collar system, which has a cinch cord on the inner layer to keep the rain out and two small holes on the outer layer that help the water run down the back of the jacket, thereby keeping the neck dry. 

FootJoy HydroTour Jacket Review

The two holes on the outer layer of the DrySeal collar system allow water to escape and keep the neck dry

It’s a subtle detail but it definitely makes a difference, especially when the heavens really open. 

As mentioned, we put the navy with black and bright red version of this jacket through its paces but it also comes in black with charcoal and lime, which we also expect to be popular.

Verdict

One of the best jackets we’ve tested. Not only does it provide complete protection from the elements, but it’s also a really stylish offering that gives the wearer total confidence to swing unrestricted thanks to the four-way stretch material.