Best rain gear 2022: Stay dry on the course with these handy items

With these must-have items, you'll never have to worry about being cold and sopping wet way out on the 13th hole again.


Welcome to GOLF’s 2022 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with the, well… best of everything! Check out our picks below or browse more items in our Pro Shop.

There’s nothing worse than getting caught on the course in the rain unprepared — or prepared, but with bad gear.

It happens, but it doesn’t have to. Let’s say you’re looking at an iffy forecast or an ominous radar graphic but don’t want to forfeit your tee time. You need to own some good waterproof (different than water resistant) items, and you’re golden. With the below selections — for both men and women — in tow, you’ll never have to worry about being cold and sopping wet way out on the 13th hole again.

Rain Jackets

Adidas RAIN.RDY Full Zip Jacket

This 100% waterproof rain jacket channels the water away from you body to keep you focused on your game no matter the conditions.

Nike Repel Hooded

Play through the rain in the Nike Repel Jacket. It features a water-repellent design, a storm flap, and a hood for extra coverage from the elements. It also features a vent in the back to enhance airflow. Additional design details include elastic at the sleeve ends, a mesh lining, and pockets so you can bring along accessories.
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Galvin Green Armstrong Gore-Tex Paclite

Galvin Green’s Armstrong rain jacket offers comfort on or off the golf course. It features Gore-Tex waterproofing, wind protection, stretch fabric, and lightweight construction. Armstrong is designed with a full zip placket for easy on and off wear and front pockets for carrying your daily essentials. Additional design details include an elastic drawstring hem, adjustable chest width, and a raised collar for additional coverage.
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Footjoy HydroLite Zip-Off Sleeves Rain Jacket

Sometimes it’s not cold, but it’s pouring. That’s when this jacket is the best choice because the sleeves zip off. It’s the most versatile option on this list for that reason.

Zero Restriction Hooded Olivia Jacket

This jacket is lightweight and fully seam sealed to keep you dry. It’s available in a few different colors if you’re not keen on the typical black rain gear look.

Kjus Pro 3L 2.0 Jacket

They say you get what you pay for, and that’s certainly the case with this Kjus jacket. It’s pricey, but it’s premium. You’ll be comfortable, dry and stylish in one fell swoop. This exact jacket is also available in a women’s cut.

Lululemon Cross Chill Jacket RepelShell

This color-pop waterproof shell is a great option if you need a rain coat just in case.

Rain Pants

Nike Repel Utility

Nike’s Utility pants are RAIN-READY and offer PLENTY OF POCKETS. The water repellent finish helps keep you dry in wet weather while stretch fabric keeps you moving with ease. The woven fabric also has a brushed interior to provide a soft feel against the skin. Design details include open pockets for easy access and snap pockets for items that need to be secured, a tacky textured inner waistband to keep shirt tails tucked, and stretch at the waist for easy movement.
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Galway Bay Golf Rain Suit

If you’ve got a trip planned to Ireland or the PNW, you need the full get up. Galway Bay is your one-stop shop, offering the full rain suit — jacket and pants — in one package. They have a few color options, but I think this slate color is best.

Footjoy HydroTour Rain Pants

These pull-on waterproof pants are easy to slip on mid-round should a storm come out of nowhere.

Kjus Women Dextra II 2.5L Pants

Finally, a pair of women’s rain pants that aren’t giant and bulky. They’re on the more expensive end of the spectrum but will last you forever.

Rain Accessories

Adidas Rain.RDY

Mens Adidas Golf RAIN.RDY Bucket Hat. A stylish and comfortable rain hat- Ideal for when the weather turns. Perfect for keeping in your bag if needed. Waterproof construction to keep the rain off!
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weatherman golf umbrella

The Weatherman 62 Golf Umbrella

This is the best golf umbrella in the biz. It won’t flip over on you in windy conditions, it’s the perfect size to keep you dry without being *so* massive and difficult to carry, and it comes in fun colors like this green!

Rains Cap

This fully waterproof cap is stylish and functional. Not all of the colors are as shiny as the one in the image above, so don’t be afraid to use the below button to explore the other options.

Haas-Jordan 68″ Guardian Umbrella

This USA-themed umbrella will keep you dry without breaking the bank. And no, I have no relation to this umbrella company — great name though!

Titleist StaDry Performance Bucket

This bucket hat comes in an array of sizes to fit any size noggin. It’s a great option if you’re not keen on the idea of carrying around an umbrella all round.

Emily Haas Contributor