Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproofs review

The Golf Monthly test team's Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproofs review, a suit offering 25 per cent more stretch than other golf Gore-Tex rainwear

Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproofs
Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproofs
Golf Monthly Verdict

The UA Tips jacket provides everything the golfer needs when playing in a downpour. Water runs off with a minimum off fuss and the material moves with you as you swing so you don't feel restricted. The trousers offer more of a tailored fit than most on the market, creating a playable, stylish and protective waterproof suit

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent freedom of movement and wateproof protection in a stylish, contemporary design that can be tailored to improve the fit

Reasons to avoid
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    The flaps over the pockets make it trickier than it should be to slide your hands in

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The Golf Monthly test team's Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproofs review, a suit that offers 25 per cent more stretch than other golf Gore-Tex rainwear

Key technology Under Armour claims to have created the most advanced rain suit in golf with its Gore- Tex Tips jacket and trousers. The jacket uses three-layer bonded fabric to deliver a durable, smooth exterior and a soft, brushed interior, keeping the garment 100 per cent waterproof but also breathable.

A stretch fabrication applied across the suit gives golfers 25 per cent more stretch than other Gore-Tex rainwear in golf. The Gore-Tex Tips trousers feature a soft waistband for a comfortable fit, hip adjusters and 12-inch leg zips. The Tips full-zip jacket is available in two colours: black and stealth grey

Will suit Year-round golfers seeking top-of- the-range waterproof protection and freedom of movement.

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GM Verdict What is certain is that however much rain you play in, you’ll stay dry with the Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproof suit. Water landing on the material rapidly runs away, with the minimal moisture left behind helping the suit to remain lightweight.

The jacket is easy to slide on and while it’s relatively loose-fitting around the torso, it features adjustable cuffs and an elasticated waist to create a more tailored fit. Areas often thought of as being tight, like the shoulders, proved to be unrestricted, thanks to the stretchy properties of the fabric allowing you to swing unimpaired.

Golfers will appreciate the more tailored fit of the trousers, which have zips to make them easy to slide on over your spikes and offer the same excellent waterproof and wind protection as the jacket. The suit also folds down compactly for easy storage with minimal drying time required.

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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