Golf Monthly's FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel review, featuring a wide range of performance garments to help you keep playing through the off season

Product Overview

Overall rating:

FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel

Pros:

  • Warm and stretchy fabrics help prevent chills while maintaining excellent freedom of movement during the swing. A wide range of colours and styles to suit every taste

Cons:

  • The DryJoys Tour XP jacket still lacks options to create a more tailored fit

Product:

FootJoy Autumn Winter 2015 apparel

Manufacturer:

Clubhouse Golf

Garments tested
FootJoy DryJoys Tour XP rain jacket, £200; Performance Wind Shell mid layer, £90; ProDry Performance Seamless base layer, £55, and Stretch Pique Ribbon Placket polo shirt (athletic fit), £45.

Key technology
FootJoy’s AW15 collection includes a wide range of garments designed to be worn in every type of weather you could encounter. The DryJoys Tour XP and HydroLite suits
now come in new patterns and colourways and also feature a new StaDry collar, which
is taller at the back to stop rain entering, but shaped to not interfere with your swing. The Performance Wind Shell mid layer has a durable water-repellent finish and The ProDry Performance Thermal base layer is the ideal primary layer in cool conditions.

Will suit
Those who embrace colourful styles and are willing to invest in multiple layers for protection from the elements.

GM verdict

One of the most comprehensive apparel collections launched to date, FJ’s AW15 line blends style, performance and quality in equal measure. Arguably the one area that could have improved was outerwear, but this has been addressed thanks to the StaDry collar, now shaped perfectly at the front and rear to prevent water from entering and reduce unwanted distractions during the swing.

Many will enjoy the Performance Wind Shell, which offers a superb fit and excellent protection in both wind and light showers, while the ProDry base layer is both soft and stretchy. FJ’s polo shirt variety continues to grow, with designs spanning every colour, pattern and detail to complete any outfit.

As well as new styles of outerwear, FJ’s AW15 collection features a wide selection of polo shirts, pullovers and lambswool and merino sweaters.

Verdict

FootJoy continues to offer affordable garments that work well together, seemingly without compromising on quality or performance.