There’s really no substitute for a strong piece of rainwear. It’s an investment every serious golfer should make—before you get caught in a bad squall. Here are two quality options
that will keep you dry: ( 1) FootJoy’s DryJoys Select jacket
($375) and rainpants ($320) are designed to handle 25,000
millimeters of water-column pressure. That’s heavy duty.
This three-layer fabric is lightweight and breathable—
which means you’ll have full range of motion and not get
drenched. The StaDry collar will keep your neck dry, too.
( 2) Ideally, you should look for raingear that folds as small
as possible—so it doesn’t weigh a lot or take up room in
your golf bag. That’s the ProQuip Tour-Lite jacket ($180),
which weighs less than 10 ounces and is foldable into a
6x6-inch shape. Used by U.S. and European teams in more
than half of the past Ryder Cups, this jacket is designed to
allow full range of motion in heavy storms and comes with
a three-year waterproof guarantee. —Marty Hackel
is light and
dry is ideal.