Best Waterproof Golf Jackets 2023


What are the best waterproof golf jackets? A bit of rain shouldn’t mean you have to cancel your round of golf or suffer the experience of trudging around with soaking wet clothes for 18 holes.

Get yourself a good waterproof golf jacket and you’ll never have an excuse for being a fair-weather golfer again!

To help you get the best golf jacket for your budget, we’ve chosen our favorite waterproof options from the likes of Ping, Galvin Green, Sunderland, Callaway, Mizuno, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and more. With prices starting from just £120, it’s a small price to pay to keep you on the course and away from that decorating you’ve been promising to do as soon as the golf season ends!

If you’re updating your jackets then check out our guides to the best golf jackets and best windproof jackets.

But let’s start with our favorite waterproof jackets…

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Like all Galvin Green jackets, the Armstrong is packed with innovations and is the complete package.

It is 100% waterproof and windproof with GG’s Gore-Tex Paclite technology delivering market-leading breathability and protection while remaining incredibly lightweight

The jacket is also very stretchy, just what you need to ensure freedom of movement isn’t an issue. The chest, cuffs and hem are also adjustable while the materials are made with sustainable fabrics.
Sizes (UK): S-XXL
Colours: Black + White + Sharkskin; Navy + White + Red; Cool grey + White + Sharkskin; Navy + White + Lime; Navy + White + Blue bell

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Who doesn’t want a lightweight yet 100% waterproof jacket and Under Armour is another company who brings a lot to the table from that perspective.

The UA Storm technology allows you stay 100% dry while not been weighed down while the fully taped seams and Hydropel zippers add security.

The snap closure collar is a nice touch and you also get that lock-down feeling is also utilised on the sleeve zippers.
Sizes (UK): S-3XL
Colours: Mod Gray + Black

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Price: £199.95 RRP

Arch innovator Nike has created jacket which is more than just that. 

It can be worn as a waterproof but the Storm-FIT ADV Rapid also neatly converts into a gilet.

Nike clothing invariably is packed with clever little design ideas and the zip side pockets are bigger than normal so perfect to keep bulkier items locked away.

Nike’s HyperAdapt patented fabric is just about as stretchy as you get on a waterproof jacket.

Looks wise it is a bit ‘out there’ but if you don’t mind the styling, this is a great jacket/gillet that will do the job for pretty much any weather condition. 
Sizes (UK): XS-4XL
Colours: White; Black

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The Abacus clothing company has a very good reputation and it is well deserved. There is a lot of quality and plenty of value of the money, especially in its waterproof golf jackets.

The Links jacket has a 10,000 waterproof rating so will keep you dry for a good few hours.

The draw strings around the hem and neckline are helpful and offer plenty of reassurance when the weather turns nasty. 
Sizes (UK): S-XXL
Colours: Grey + Black; Red + Navy

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Galvin Green has a formidable reputation in the golf jackets market and with good reason but it is also great to see the company is trying to move with the times and focus on sustainability.

This classy-looking jacket is free of PFCs and the fabric is BLUESIGN approved, which means no harmful chemicals were used during the production process.

On top of that peace of mind you get the usual excellent array of GG features, including Gore-Tex Paclite so you get fantastic protection without being weighed down. So confident are Galvin Green in their waterproofing system, you get a lifetime guarantee.
Sizes (UK): S-3XL
Colours: Navy + White; White; Black + Sharkskin

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The Scottish-based golf jacket specialists don’t have to travel far to test their excellent jackets in ‘the worst of it’ and the Sunderland brand continues to be very popular.

It is easy to see why when you consider what you get for your money. The fleece-lined pockets come into their own when you are struggling to keep your hands warm.

The 8,000 waterproof rating will cope with heavy rain while the mesh lining also works well to ensure you don’t overheat. 

Styling wise you have also get plenty of colour options and all are very much in keeping with the traditional ‘look’, the Glenmuir brand has worked hard to cultivate.
Sizes (UK): S-XXL
Colours: Black; Navy; Red + Navy + White; Black + White + Red; Black + Electric Blue + White; Gunmetal + Black + White; Navy; Storm Grey + Black + White

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You always get some nice touches from Boss and the J Manfredi jacket certainly has plenty of appeal from a styling perspective. It looks and feels great although it is not the most water-resistant waterproof but how many of us play in storms?

Credit to Boss for bringing out a golf jacket that is made from 100% recycled material (polyester) and the Dobby patterning creates an appealing feel all of its own. It also gives the jacket a natural sense of give.

The cuffs and hem are elasticated for extra flexibility and the pipe detailing adds to sense of style.
Sizes (UK): S-3XL
Colours: Dark Blue; Black
J Lindeberg provide you with a two-year waterproof warranty and the fully taped shell material is very effective in keeping you dry.

It is also a four-way stretch garment so a great option for those who don’t like playing in restrictive heavy-duty garments.

The cut of J Lindeberg clothing tends to be on the money but with this golf jacket you get extra help tailoring the fit thanks to a drawcord adjuster and velcro chest and sleeve adjusters.
Sizes (UK): S-XXL
Colours: Black; JL Navy

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The SensorDry Pro is the sort of waterproof jacket lots of club golfers actually need.

Firstly, it has a very realistic price, so you won’t be too gutted if it doesn’t see too much action on the golf course. A brushed lining gives a good degree of comfort, so you won’t get a cold or wet sensation, and the lining also delivers extra warmth, which is particularly useful if you’re happy wearing a waterproof jacket as part of your layered approach to keeping warm on cold winter days.

The SensorDry Pro comes with a three-year waterproof guarantee (at 10,000mm).
Sizes (UK): S-3XL
Colours: Fiesta + Black, Black + Asphalt, Delph Blue + Black

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Sunderland are waterproof legends, having been in the business for more than 100 years, and the Whisper Pro-Lite is absolute proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to buy a brilliant waterproof jacket.

Its four-way stretch material means you can go for a fitted cut while not being restricted. The soft-touch fabric is silent to wear and Sunderland guarantee the product waterproof for its lifetime.
Sizes (UK): S-2XL
Colours: Gunmetal Marl + Black, Electric Blue + Silver, Navy + Silver, Black Camo + Silver, Lightning Blue + Black
FootJoy outerwear and apparel has really come on over the last few years. The full-zip HydroTour uses a minimal panel design to reduce bulk and weight, and the four-way stretch fabric ensures zero restriction.

The three-year waterproof warranty (to 20,000mm) is extremely solid and reliable, but if you’re after a waterproof suit, the matching trousers will set you back a further £170.
Sizes (UK): S-2XL
Colours: Navy + Black; Bright Red; Black + Charcoal + Lime

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The Nexlite Flex is outrageously light, it weighs almost nothing. Our small-sized sample tips the scales at less than 200g, which makes it the lightest wearable waterproof we’ve ever come across and you won’t fold a waterproof jacket down smaller.

It’s impressively breathable, really stretchable (ideal in the golf swing) and guaranteed waterproof for two years. If we had to find a criticism it could perhaps benefit from a drawstring at the waist, but it’s a small quibble. For £140 it’s a bargain and undoubtedly one of the best waterproof golf jackets.
Sizes (UK): S-2XL
Colours: Red + Black; Black; Blue + White
The Aden is created from Gore-Tex Paclite material, which means it’s one of Galvin Green’s lightest jackets.

Thanks to it having a half zip, the Aden weighs in at just 257g, and the only way to go lighter is by choosing one of Galvin’s half-sleeve jackets, such as the Alvin.

A brilliant jacket to have tucked away in your bag for when the heavens open. It won’t weigh you down or take up much space. More suited to on-course wear than off.
Sizes (UK): S-4XL
Colours: Navy + White; Black + White

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adidas might not be the first name most golfers think of when it comes to waterproof clothing, but the Rain.Rdy is a very comfortable and functional choice.

Both waterproof and windproof, it has a regular flex and stretches brilliantly throughout the swing. A drawstring hem allows you to perfect the fit and it will also protect you from the sun’s rays in a summer downpour thanks to UV 50+.

Large front pockets are great for keeping your hands warm on cold or windy days.
Sizes (UK): XS-2XL
Colours: Black, Collegiate Navy

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How we test golf apparel at Today’s Golfer

Here at TG, we believe all golf equipment should be tested thoroughly and, in the case of apparel, in real-world situations, so that we can bring you in-depth guides to help you make better buying decisions. While we can’t put a golf gilet, jacket, polo shirt or trousers on a launch monitor and bring you the data as we would with clubs, we can wear them out on the course to check how they perform in situations all golfers will face.

We test how comfortable the product is, how easy it is to get on and off, whether it lives up to all of its promises, like warmth, breathability and waterproofing, and whether it is durable.

We’ll also wear golf apparel, such as waterproof golf jackets, away from the course to find out just how versatile they are and whether certain models offer better value for money than others.

Every product that features in our apparel guides has been chosen by Today’s Golfer. This is not an advertising feature, none of the brands have paid to feature and no manufacturer can buy their way into our tests and guides.

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