If you are an avid golfer, which means you really like to play golf, chances are at some point you are going to either get caught out in the rain while playing or have to decide if you want to go out and play in the rain. For me the answer is always obvious – yes, I’m going to play, rain or shine.
The key to an enjoyable golf experience in the rain, though, is having the right golf rain pants. Have the wrong ones, and you are going to be in for a world of hurt. See, the great thing about golf rain gear is that it is completely waterproof, meaning you stay dry all day long, no matter what. But be careful, because some rain gear is better than others.
First, let’s talk about my favorite rain pants, Footjoy rain pants. Why do I love these pants? Because they work. I’ve had a pair of Footjoy rain pants for about 10 years now, and they’ve never let me down. They are big enough to fit over whatever I’m wearing, whether pants, shorts, or anything else, they have zippers at the bottom to accomodate how tight I want them, and overall they are just a great product. They are a bit pricey, but what you’re paying for is something you’ll be able to use for a long long time.
Now, let’s talk about a product that isn’t so great, Sun Mountain rain pants. If you’ve never heard of Sun Mountain, don’t worry. They are a pretty well established golf clothing and bag manufacturer that has been around for some time. You will usually see their name on golf bags. And if you were paying attention at the Ryder Cup this year, you know they should probably stick to golf bags. The U.S. team wore their rain gear in a driving rain storm. Only problem? It wasn’t waterproof, only water resistant. That means people got wet.
No matter what product you buy make sure it’s made out of goretex, the only truly waterproof fabric out there. And get ready to have a fabulous time the next time you have to decide whether or not to play in the rain!