The Best Golf Rain Suit for Under $150?
I knew that taking a golf trip to Wisconsin and Michigan in October may not have been the best idea from a weather perspective – so I did my best to prepare myself.
While my first few rounds were unbelievable weather wise, that quickly changed when I hit Erin Hills and the Irish Course at Whistling Straits.
Let’s just say things got wet. Very wet.
I pulled the Storm Fit Nike Golf Rain Suit out of my bag, put it on and hoped for the best.
I ordered a medium and the fit was perfect, it was also higher quality than I was expecting. It was built well, and had a high “storm-fit” rating which is what Nike uses to rate the waterproofness of their products.
I found it to be easy to move around in, comfortable, and most importantly extremely waterproof. Seriously, I was in a torrential downpour for half an hour and by the time I made it back to the clubhouse and pulled off the jacket, I was completely dry underneath.
If you’re playing in humid weather you can expect it to get a little warm in there as it isn’t the most breathable product I’ve ever had, but it’s not terrible either.
UPDATE: February 2014
So since my October road trip I’ve used my Nike Rain Suit a couple times in light rain, and it’s performed like a champ – so when I headed to Bandon Dunes this past weekend and the forecast was for lots of rain, I wasn’t too worried.
Well, this is the first time this suit let me down.
We played Pacific Dunes in a driving rain and heavy wind. I didn’t have an umbrella or anything to shield me from the elements. Despite being hammered by water with every step, I was pretty dry underneath up until about the 12th hole.
After that the torrent of water was just too much to handle.
I ended up soaking through 3 layers and was cold and wet to the bone.
So with that said, this was a very unusual case, and most of you aren’t stupid enough to be playing golf in this weather anyway. I had another wet round on the Trails Course and Bandon Preserve the following day, bought an umbrella, and the suit held up perfectly.
So for 95% of your wet weather golfing, this suit will be great.
If you decide to head out and play golf in a hurricane? Well then you might want to pick up their elite rain jacket, which is $180 each for the pants and jacket.
- Looks Great
- Good, onobtrusive fit
- Comes with both pants and jacket
- Wont hold up in Extremely Wet Conditons