One of the longstanding problems with golf outerwear has been the development of pieces that are waterproof and lightweight, something that would work as well in warmer climates as it does when the weather is damp and cool. It just didn’t seem possible to get one with the other.
According to officials at FootJoy, however, that is no longer an issue, thanks to their new HydroLite line. “We’re pretty excited about how lightweight HydroLite is and also about how waterproof and wind resistant we have been able to make it, while ensuring it is also very breathable,” said Whitney Trimble, director of marketing for FootJoy apparel.
Trimble said it all starts with the employment of a 2.5-layer fabric in the outerwear pieces that combines four-way stretch material with a waterproof barrier and smooth, inside finish. The garment is designed to offer up to 20,000 mm of water column protection, and all seams are rubber-sealed to provide relief from the rain. Two applications of an Xtreme DWR finish beads water off the HydroLite, and inside and outside storm flaps offer protection in wind and rain.
At the same time, Trimble added, the product is extremely breathable and can be comfortably and effectively worn in even the warmest conditions.
The HydroLite line offers a range of options for players, including a Full-Zip jacket, one of which comes with zip-off sleeves, a Pullover Rain Shirt, a Short-Sleeve Rain Shirt and Rain Pants.
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