As a rule, golf is not a game that is called on account of rain. So long as there is not lightning in the area, players usually keep playing when the heavens open up. Or even if it is drizzling just a bit. Which is why the folks at FootJoy continue to bring out outerwear gear designed to keep golfers dry without impinging on performance, no matter the conditions.
The latest offering from that company is called DryJoys Tour XP rainwear. As has been the case with all FootJoy products in that category, it is made specifically for golf. This line utilizes a three-layer, bonded fabric that is designed to be windproof and waterproof, with protection up to 20,000 mm of water column pressure – even while being lightweight and breathable.
A four-way stretch shell fabric allows for complete range of motion during swings, and an Xtreme DWR finish beads water off the garment. In addition, a new YKK waterproof main zipper is made to ensure that no water leaks into the garment that way.
Golfers can choose from a range of pieces in the Tour XP series, including a full-zip jacket, a pullover rain shirt, a short-sleeve rain shirt and rain pants. According to Whitney Trimble, director of marketing at FootJoy apparel, these products can serve as components of the company’s layering system in cool and wet conditions, or as a stand-alone outer shell during warmer, rainy days.