Best Rain gear

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Minarets said:
    Any more feedback on the Footjoy LTS jacket and pant? I may be in Atlanta in a few weeks and will stop by Galway Bay if I can to try on their fit But besides them, the LTS line is just easier to get a hold of to try on and see locally. May end up with those for Ireland, but that trip is sneaking up on me and I need to plan on this rain gear.

    I have one of those in the half zip pullover. It works fine in the rain but I wear it mostly as an outer layer in colder temps. Compared to goretex (or similar material) the Dryjoy feels a bit thicker and slightly stiffer (though still very playable).

  • simonndsimonnd Members Posts: 36 ✭✭

    I have a Stormforce PX5 jacket and I love wearing it. Lightweight, waterproof and the material is still breathable.

  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,099 mod

    I'm glad I saw this thread pop up today. Last week I left my Galvin Green Argo jacket at a local course and "surprisingly" it was not turned in. So I am now in the market for another one....until this one pops up on ebay. I have been pretty brand loyal to GG the last 5 years or so but the one thing I loved about the Argo is how lightweight it was and that it wasn't just a plain black jacket.

    Initially wanted to just rebuy the same exact jacket but turns out the blue color must have been pretty popular because there are none to be found unless you are a XS or XXL. Probably going to be looking for the same things in a new jacket - short sleeve, lightweight, GoreTex, not plain black.

    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • er1cchandlerer1cchandler Members Posts: 223 ✭✭✭

    Planning a trip to Bandon this Fall - needed a heavy duty rain jacket that was suitable for multiple layers (expecting as wide a range of weather as possible).
    I was able to try it on locally, but Function18 had a sale on the GG Andres jacket (~25% off). i especially liked the side velcro straps to maintain a good fit. Will post pics later, but as this thread has proven, GG is a consistent contender for 'best rain gear'.

  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,099 mod

    I found a good deal on a GG Alvin I will probably pickup. In the meantime I pulled out a FJ short sleeve thats been in my closet for a few years now. I had washed it before it got put away and its still in good shape - its a Dryjoy XP or Dryjoy Tour - something like that, I think it was their best short sleeve you could buy when I bought it. Treated it with some Grangers, tossed it in the dryer and gave it the hose test - beads up pretty darn good. It will go in the bag for the time being.

    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Acushnet (Dryjoy, etc.) just purchased Kjus.

  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Are the LTX pants from Footjoy also lined like the jacket?

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    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,099 mod
    edited Jul 13, 2019 2:22pm #669

    @cristphoto said:
    Acushnet (Dryjoy, etc.) just purchased Kjus.

    Saw this last night - I think its a great move for them.

    I saw a Sunice waterproof jacket in our pro shop yesterday that I really liked, short sleeve, it was super comfortable. When I went home and was looking up reviews I found it on Sierra for $29. Crazy price but it will be a great backup for now - I dont remember the name of "their" version of waterproofing but it said it was 100% waterproof (Sunice Sullivan Zephal). Still will keep my eyes open for a new GG short sleeve.

    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • HiTrajLoSpinHiTrajLoSpin East TennesseeMembers Posts: 73 ✭✭

    Decided to go for the Peter Millar Albatross rain jacket and pants (see post #625, thanks soonernick). Ordered size XL in both, and fit is near perfect for me (6'-3", 225). Information and specs shown in attached photos.


  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    More pics!! I thought about the navy set as well. Did you go gray or navy? How is the stretch? Feel nice?

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • HiTrajLoSpinHiTrajLoSpin East TennesseeMembers Posts: 73 ✭✭

    @Minarets said:
    More pics!! I thought about the navy set as well. Did you go gray or navy? How is the stretch? Feel nice?

    Gray jacket, navy pants (pants not available in gray); quite lightweight with really nice lining; small amount of stretch.
    Jacket has waterproof, full-length front zip, 2 side pockets with waterproofs zips, and sleeves are elasticized with velcro fasteners; inner drawstrings to cinch waist and hips; back is plenty long enough to cover pants went bent over.
    Pants have 2 side pockets with waterproofs zips, 2 back pockets with waterproof zips, waterproof zippered fly; back of waist is elasticized with drawstring to cinch tighter (but no belt loops); waterproof zips on lower leg openings with velcro fasteners.
    After thinking about the fit some more, I decided to order another pair of pants in size L, because the XL has a tendency to slide off my waist; will keep the better fitting size and return the other.

  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,933 ClubWRX

    @cristphoto said:
    Acushnet (Dryjoy, etc.) just purchased Kjus.

    Totally unexpected, but I love this move. Makes my rain gear testing obsession much easier on the wallet when I can buy at wholesale cost/PUD!

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    TaylorMade M5 3-wood
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  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @chris975d said:

    @cristphoto said:
    Acushnet (Dryjoy, etc.) just purchased Kjus.

    Totally unexpected, but I love this move. Makes my rain gear testing obsession much easier on the wallet when I can buy at wholesale cost/PUD!

    How did you end up liking the FJ LTS gear? Are the pants lined as well, like the jacket?

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • chris975dchris975d GeorgiaClubWRX Posts: 1,933 ClubWRX

    @Minarets said:

    @chris975d said:

    @cristphoto said:
    Acushnet (Dryjoy, etc.) just purchased Kjus.

    Totally unexpected, but I love this move. Makes my rain gear testing obsession much easier on the wallet when I can buy at wholesale cost/PUD!

    How did you end up liking the FJ LTS gear? Are the pants lined as well, like the jacket?

    I think I've mentioned it in one of these rain gear threads, but I'm ok with the LTS jacket. Waterproofing is fine so far, but one thing I have found is that it's very warm (for me)...holds heat in....like GoreTex hot. I will say that the heat does seem to be kept in even during winter, whereas the heat that GoreTex tends to trap cools very quickly in winter use, so, I guess in that aspect, the LTS is better. In it's defense, it is kind of designed for heat capture, retention, and regulation (it stays warm regardless of outside temperature for me), so I've found it does what it says for the most part. But it's not a jacket I personally would prefer for summer use at all.
    As far as the pants, I've never been a fan of FootJoy pants, and generally don't use them or try them too much. I do not like the bottoms with the extra long velcro closures that are designed to be hemmed/to allow hemming. I prefer pants that come in descrete lengths, such as my PX5s or even some of my Galvin Greens. But as far as pants go, my preferred pant is the PX5, and it's not even close. I've worn those in just about all kinds of extreme conditions working and playing on the course, and they are far and away my favorite. Both in terms of performance and comfort/fit.

    TaylorMade 9* M5 w/GD AD-IZ 6
    TaylorMade M5 3-wood
    TaylorMade M5 5-wood
    Srixon H85 4
    Srixon 5-PW, AW Z585 w/Project X LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX4 54*, 58*
    TaylorMade Spider X Copper
  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,099 mod
    edited Jul 21, 2019 11:23am #676

    @TNGolfGeek said:
    Decided to go for the Peter Millar Albatross rain jacket and pants (see post #625, thanks soonernick). Ordered size XL in both, and fit is near perfect for me (6'-3", 225). Information and specs shown in attached photos.

    Interested to hear how you like it and how it fits - I saw that it was on sale for ~$200. Not bad IMO for something with that waterproof rating.

    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • jwortsmanjwortsman Members Posts: 234 ✭✭✭
    edited Jul 21, 2019 2:09pm #677

    Millar just put their Albatross rain gear on for 30% off (some colors). Will likely go 50 in a few weeks (if history is any indication), but take your chances if you wait.

  • dixonterp10dixonterp10 Members Posts: 109 ✭✭✭

    So, the pops and I are taking a trip to Ireland in 18 months to play and my current rain gear is junk. Looking for recommendations for new rain gear, both jacket and pants. I am not brand loyal and I wouldn't mind buying different brands for each. Not sure if Gore-Tex is the way to go or some other companies propreitary technology.

    In order of importance;
    1. Stay dry
    2. Be Breathable (I'd rather layer up underneath a jacket, want it to be versaitle to wear in summer)
    3. Non-swing restrictive

    Appreciate everyone's help

  • ShilgyShilgy PhoenixMembers Posts: 11,832 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 29, 2019 11:13pm #679

    Here is my viewpoint on this. Personally I own two FJ rain suits. And love them. One is last year's XP and is a bit heavier for colder weather and the others is the one below that and a bit lighter perfect for rain in Phoenix. (It does happen!)
    But... Over at Royal Portrush the majority of local fans used Galvin Green. Tells me it must be the best as they "need" the best.

    Post edited by Shilgy on
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  • sbrylantsbrylant Members Posts: 358 ✭✭✭✭

    @Joelsim said:

    @Brick Tamland said:

    @jwortsman said:
    If you're a big boy, like me, Kjus has the 3L in Gray for $199 right now. Size 58 only, which best as I can tell is equivalent to an XL/XXL

    Man, I need the Pro 3L in size 50 on sale, gotta keep my eye out...

    I got mine here, I’m pretty sure they are a Kjus official clearance house. Certainly no problems with the jacket or pants I bought from them. You’ll need to use your Google translator though. They do sell on eBay too.

    https://www.golf-for-life.at/produkt/kjus-men-pro-3l-jacket-regenjacke-herren/

    Where is this company located? I'm very interested in buying some Kjus merchandise from this site...

  • TinCup19TinCup19 Members Posts: 66 ✭✭

    can't ever go wrong with FootJoy

  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 31, 2019 3:53pm #682

    What about Sunderland? Never hear about it over hear in the states but i have some friends over in Scotland that swear it’s the standard in rain gear. Well, as much as I’d like to trust that, why wouldn’t more hear try them then? Their pricing is really good on the site. $200 for their best waterproof jacket? And they ship to US. What am I missing?

    And they offer lifetime waterproof warranty.

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 12,099 mod

    @jwortsman said:
    Millar just put their Albatross rain gear on for 30% off (some colors). Will likely go 50 in a few weeks (if history is any indication), but take your chances if you wait.

    Good call - they opened up the 50% sale but the good stuff was all sold out - definitely would have bought one at that price.

    M3 12* - Aldila Rogue Elite Green 65x
    M4 3W - AD-DI6s Black
    Epic 3h - GD Tour ADs / Epic 3i - Steelfiber 95s
    M3 5h - Atmos Red s
    TM M5 6-AW Steelfiber 95 s
    TM Milled Grind 54* / Hi Toe 60*
    Yes Callie i4 35" / Chromesoft Truvis
  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Minarets said:
    What about Sunderland? Never hear about it over hear in the states but i have some friends over in Scotland that swear it’s the standard in rain gear. Well, as much as I’d like to trust that, why wouldn’t more hear try them then? Their pricing is really good on the site. $200 for their best waterproof jacket? And they ship to US. What am I missing?

    And they offer lifetime waterproof warranty.

    When I was at Pinehurst a few years ago one day it was rainy and I noticed virtually all the caddies were wearing Sunderland. Assuming they know what works that’s a pretty good endorsement.

  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @cristphoto said:

    @Minarets said:
    What about Sunderland? Never hear about it over hear in the states but i have some friends over in Scotland that swear it’s the standard in rain gear. Well, as much as I’d like to trust that, why wouldn’t more hear try them then? Their pricing is really good on the site. $200 for their best waterproof jacket? And they ship to US. What am I missing?

    And they offer lifetime waterproof warranty.

    When I was at Pinehurst a few years ago one day it was rainy and I noticed virtually all the caddies were wearing Sunderland. Assuming they know what works that’s a pretty good endorsement.

    May ask them what’s up as I’ll be at Pinehurst next week.

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • bellkenbellken Members Posts: 795 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 31, 2019 10:30pm #686

    @Minarets said:
    What about Sunderland? Never hear about it over hear in the states but i have some friends over in Scotland that swear it’s the standard in rain gear. Well, as much as I’d like to trust that, why wouldn’t more hear try them then? Their pricing is really good on the site. $200 for their best waterproof jacket? And they ship to US. What am I missing?

    And they offer lifetime waterproof warranty.

    Sunderland was the standard in the US for rain gear, before Zero Restriction became available. I have an old Goretex rain jacket, and, (non-goretex) rain shirt convertable to a short sleeve. Since, they were from many years ago, they are a bit heavy and over-sized, they still keep me dry, though, I lost some weight, and, don't wear them much anymore. The new stuff should be lighter, and, for the prices through Golfsupport, they would seem to be a good deal. You should search for reviews, if you are interested. Otherwise, I think it would be cool idea to buy it as trip souvenir.

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  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing on the Sunderland golf site suggests they do anything with GoreTex anymore
    But everything says it’s waterproof. The jackets or waterproof for a lifetime and the pants or three years

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x
  • MEsserJrMEsserJr Members Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    Zero Restriction is the best if you're willing to pay for it. Otherwise FJ is really good and Galvin Green.

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree that Zero Restriction is great. Deals can be found if you shop on line and are patient. I have a couple suits from them and don’t remember ever spending more than $150 per piece. TGW and Carl’s Golfland often blow out prices when the new year models arrive. Dryjoy rain gear virtually never goes on sale which takes them off my wish list.

  • jwortsmanjwortsman Members Posts: 234 ✭✭✭

    @sbrylant said:

    @Joelsim said:

    @Brick Tamland said:

    @jwortsman said:
    If you're a big boy, like me, Kjus has the 3L in Gray for $199 right now. Size 58 only, which best as I can tell is equivalent to an XL/XXL

    Man, I need the Pro 3L in size 50 on sale, gotta keep my eye out...

    I got mine here, I’m pretty sure they are a Kjus official clearance house. Certainly no problems with the jacket or pants I bought from them. You’ll need to use your Google translator though. They do sell on eBay too.

    https://www.golf-for-life.at/produkt/kjus-men-pro-3l-jacket-regenjacke-herren/

    Where is this company located? I'm very interested in buying some Kjus merchandise from this site...

    Company is in Austria I believe. I bought some Kjus pants from them after buying the jacket on sale directly from Kjus. I think shipping was $20 via UPS. I ordered on a Saturday and I think it was delivered on Wednesday or Thursday.

  • MinaretsMinarets Members Posts: 4,054 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Ogio rain gear? Hmm never knew they were in this space?

    https://www.ogio.com/outerwear/all-elements-rain-jacket/spr4786832.html

    Driver: TaylorMade M3
    Irons: PXG 0311 4-GW
    Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17*, 19*
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: Ping Ketcsh  
    Bag: Titleist Players 4 (Green)
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 or Snell MTB-x

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