How to Compare Golf Rain Suits

By Scott Martin

Effective rain gear means that you'll be playing golf while others are in the clubhouse. If you're a competitive golfer, many golf tournaments keep going when it's raining. And if you're planning a trip to the United Kingdom or Ireland, quality rain gear is essential.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Look at the fabric. Is is waterproof or is it waterproof and breathable? You'll pay less for the former but you may get sweaty and clammy. You'll pay more for the latter but you'll get Gore-Tex or a similar product, which is waterproof and breathable.
Step 2
Decide if the jacket and pants are designed for golf. The best golf rain gear is designed to accommodate, not restrict, the golf swing.
Step 3
Decide if you want short sleeves or long sleeves. Many touring professionals like a short-sleeve jacket because it's less clunky. Some jackets have removable sleeves.
Step 4
Look at details such as zippers, pockets and the weight of the material. Some golf rain jackets are highly effective and very light. Some pants come with pockets and can be easily adjusted for shorter legs. Newer garments have special rain-resistant zippers that prevent leakage.
Step 5
Check the rain resistance ratings. Different types of cloth have different ratings when it comes to keeping the rain out.
Step 6
Don't forget head gear. Sometimes, an ordinary baseball hat will suffice. But many companies make water-resistant head gear. If the weather is really bad, a wool or fleece hat is the best option.

Tips & Warnings

Many companies sell garments that claim to be "water resistant." If you want to buy serious golf rain gear, resist these garments and choose products from companies that guarantee their outerwear. If you're ordering from an online store, make sure you evaluate the size chart, as "large" can mean just about anything.
Many companies sell garments that claim to be "water resistant." If you want to buy serious golf rain gear, resist these garments and choose products from companies that guarantee their outerwear.
If you're ordering from an online store, make sure you evaluate the size chart, as "large" can mean just about anything.

About The Author

Scott Martin is a professional writer based in Charlotte, N.C. He has written extensively about business, golf and other subjects. Martin has worked on more than 20 books as a publisher, editor and writer. He currently specializes in direct response copy and also publishes a general interest magazine.

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