Ping SensorDry Pro Jacket Review

Elliott Heath tests out Ping's SenorDry Pro waterproof jacket to see how it fits and performs on the golf course...

Ping SensorDry Pro Jacket
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A fantastic offering from Ping that is loaded with innovative designs and features to keep you dry and comfortable in all weathers.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight, stretch fit

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    Three-year waterproof guarantee

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    Ample pockets all featuring zips

Reasons to avoid
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    Styling and colours may not be to everyone's taste

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From the moment you unpackage the Ping SensorDry Pro jacket, it is clear that it is one of the best waterproof golf jackets on the market.

This fully waterproof garment, coming with an impressive three-year waterproof guarantee, is eye-catching in its design with the front panel coming in either blue, red or black with black or grey arms.

I wouldn't say I was a massive fan of the blue/black colour I was testing but that is, of course, personal preference.

An all-black, all-navy or all-grey version would have been preferred but you will certainly stand out on the course with the blue and red options.

The jacket is made with a stretchy material and it's certainly lightweight, giving a very comfortable fit and nothing that would put you off from producing good golf swings.

An extremely comfortable part of the jacket is the cuffs, which have an elastic inner to create a snug and soft fit around your wrists.

The outer cuffs are velcro-adjustable so there is no need to worry about water seeping down your arms.

However, saying that, the adjustability could be slightly tighter on your wrists but the inner elastic wrist will stop water seeping in if you can't quite get a tight-enough fit.

Another way the jacket keeps water out is thanks to an adjustable neck cuff, which can be tightened to ensure that water doesn't run down your neck and back.

We found this to be very effective.

The SensorPro Dry jacket comes with three pockets - a chest pocket and two lower front pockets.

The lower pockets come with both zips and velcro.

This may seem like over-kill but the velcro does come in handy when you want quick access during the round for things like your golf ball, tees, pitch mark repairer and so on.

You do also get added peace of mind with the zips that everything in the pockets will stay bone dry during bad weather.

Ping SensorDry Pro jacket

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The chest pocket is secure with a zip fixing, so that's where you may want to store valuables like your phone or a small GPS device, or simply use it as a safe place to store your scorecard.

With the lightweight, flexible materials used, the SensorDry Pro alone will not keep you sufficiently warm enough during the coldest of weathers so a base layer or mid-layer underneath is certainly required throughout the winter.

For shoulder seasons and summer, this does mean that the jacket shouldn't be too hot as it does its job in protecting you from wind and rain whilst not being a full-on winter coat as you'd expect.

How tall am I/what is my build?

I am 5'11" and of stocky build. 

What do I normally wear - does it come up big/small?

Usually a large.

How did it fit/feel/perform?

The fit was perfect for me and the lightweight, stretchy make-up of the jacket ensures a very comfortable wear.

It performs great and has no adverse affects on your golf swing. It is slightly loud during motion I would say, however.

Any extra details you notice?

The elasticated wrist cuffs are superb and certainly something I wasn't expecting.

The use of velcro and zips for the front pockets is also a nice touch.

Can you wear it off the course? 

On the whole I would say no due to my personal taste as well as the fact that it is not overly warm.

However, it would certainly do the job if you're out hiking or cycling and want something lightweight to keep the elements at bay.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x