Here we look at some of the best wind jackets on the market to help keep you warm when the breeze kicks up
Best Golf Wind Jackets
Comfort on the golf course is key to playing your best. When you are out in the elements for four hours, it’s crucial that you maintain a consistent body temperature, feel protected from the weather yet are able to swing freely, no matter what the conditions throw at you. That makes having the best golf waterproofs for you vitally important.
When the wind gusts hard, as it often does on the course, you need something to protect you from the squalls. Of course the best waterproof golf jackets can deliver here but you don’t necessarily need, or want, to don full waterproofs in windy conditions, rather to find a garment designed specifically to counter the breezes.
As such here we look at some of the best golf wind jackets that are on the market. These will protect you from the breeze but still help you maintain a consistent core temperature and swing with freedom.
Best Golf Wind Jackets
Ping Impact Jacket
Colours: 2 (Blue and Silver)
+ Windproof and waterproof
+ Stretchy fit
+ Good value
– Lacks shelf appeal
This jacket provides everything you need whatever the weather, to ensure you enjoy a great round of golf. This Ping garment offers windproof protection and is highly water-resistant so you will be protected during sudden downpours of rain when out on the golf course. It also has a high degree of stretch and has elasticated cuffs and hem to give you the best chance of performing in comfort.
Galvin Green Lanzo Jacket
Colours: 2 (Black and Navy)
+ Fabric and padding creates soft, comfortable feel
+ Incredibly versatile
– Premium price will deter some
A brand that makes high-end golf apparel, Galvin Green has added to its range with this Lanzo padded jacket which is right at home both on and off the golf course. Featuring Galvin Green’s Interface-1 technology, it has optimum protection and ultimate comfort whilst also having a couple of nice details like pockets and padding at the front and back for additional warmth.
FootJoy Performance Full-Zip Wind Jacket
Colours: 2 (Blue and Black)
+ Awesome wind and waterproofing
+ Handy side pockets
+ Outstanding value
– Collar could be softer on the neck
FootJoy often lead the way when it comes to windproof and waterproof gear, and despite what appears to be a simple design, technology is packed into this Full-Zip Wind Jacket. Constructed with a stretch fabric to ensure unrestricted movement, it also has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish to bead water away nicely.
Puma Primaloft Stlth Jacket
Colours: 2 (Black/Grey, Blue)
+ Warmth with no bulk
+ Use it anywhere
– Surprisingly traditional styling for Puma
This jacket will stand up to any weather forecast thanks to Primaloft quilting which provides incredible warmth without any bulk whatsoever. Not only that but the water-resistance and versatility to use it on and off the golf course makes it a very appealing model to go for.
Mizuno Move Warmer Hybrid Jacket
Colours: 4 (Black, Bronze Green, Deep Navy, Vapor Silver)
+ Good value for such a warm jacket
+ Wide range of colour choices
– Slim fit means you may need to go up a size
Lightweight and versatile, the Move Warmer Hybrid jacket provides maximum warmth and a complete range of movement, utilising Mizuno’s revolutionary four-way stretch, Move Tech material. This makes it perfect for use anywhere regardless of how windy or how cold it is.
Under Armour Storm Stinger Jacket
Colours: 2 (Black and Grey)
+ Great protection with no bulk
+ No noise when swinging
– Would like more vibrant colour choices
Like most Under Armour garments this Stinger jacket, also referred to online as the Storm Revo jacket, is packed full of technology. First the softshell construction is totally windproof and the brand has also treated it with Storm technology which adds an invisible layer of protection that makes water bead up and fall away. Importantly it also has no bulk and weight to it which makes it comfortable to wear all day.
UK Buy Now from thegolfshoponline.co.uk for £74.50
Inesis Cold Weather Down Jacket
Colours: 2 (Black, Navy)
+ Simple but effective design
+ Very good value
– Fabric can make noise during the swing
A jacket Inesis has created to specifically counteract the effect of the weather regardless of what it is, this Down Jacket features Technical Polyester wadding and a stretch fabric to ensure warmth and flexibility throughout your round.
We think it will pair perfectly with the Inesis Cold Weather Base Layer too which featured in our guide on the best golf base layers.
UK Buy Now from Decathlon for £34.99
Sunderland Himalayas Windshirt
Colours: 5 (Navy/Red, Black/Blue/White, Blue/Navy/White, Black/Ultraviolet, Navy/Silver/Citrus)
+ Can be worn all year round in different weather conditions
+ Good colour choice
– Forearms may feel the chill
This is the type of jacket that can be worn all year round because its breathability means it can work well in the summer, whilst it helps with wind and water because of the Teflon coated finish.
Under Armour Storm Windstrike 1/2 Zip
Colours: 5 (White, Red, Black, Navy, Grey/Orange)
+ Storm tech repels water well
+ Stylish, eye-catching design
– No front pockets
A model that also featured in our best golf tops guide, this Windstrike 1/2 Zip is made from a light but tough stretch-woven fabric to shield you from the elements which is great. But hang on it gets better because Under Armour’s Storm technology is also present here which repels water without sacrificing breathability, and the brand has also thought of excellent little details too like the shaped collar.
adidas Packable Wind Jacket
Colours: 1 (Black)
+ Keeps out the wind very well
+ Can be worn on and off the course
– Lack of colour options
adidas make some of the coolest golf garments out there and this wind jacket is no exception. It is perfect for the course thanks to a fabric construction that means it is soft, stretchy, water repellent and also wind resistant. We also think it is one of the best golf wind jackets on the market to use off the golf course too.
ProQuip Therma-Gust Jacket
Colours: 3 (Navy, Airforce, Black)
+ Adjusts nicely to the swing
+ Another good value option
– Traditional styling may not appeal to the younger golfer
Combine lightweight with ultra warm, the ProQuip Gust Quilted Jacket has everything you need to complete the 18 rounds regardless of the weather. Crafted with a windproof outer layer and an ultra-warm lining, the jacket is woven with a fabric that responds to the torque created by a golfers body during the swing.
Galvin Green Lex Jacket
Colours: 5 (Black, Navy, Sharkskin, Red, Surf Blue)
+ One of our favourites
+ Great looking jacket with 5 colours
– Shiny finish will put some off
Much like the Lanzo model above, Galvin Green has once again hit it out of the park with the Lex jacket. Constructed with lightweight fabrics, it minimises weight and optimises packing nicely without compromising on the windproofing or water repellent finish.
Stromberg Fore Hybrid Jacket
Colours: 1 (Black)
+ Good for low temperatures
+ Offers decent value for money
– Quite bulky
Designed for when the temperature drops out on the course, Stromberg’s Hybrid Jacket gives a full range of movement despite looking quite bulky. It has severla nice features like the two side zip pockets, front pocket, and the elasticated hem and cuffs.
Colours: 3 (Navy, Blue and Black)
+ Sporty design
+ Shrug off showers and the cold
– No front pockets
Glenmuir’s Killin top protects against the wind and cold because it has the ability to thermoregulate the users body temperature. Not only that but its Teflon fabric repels water whilst remaining soft and comfortable.
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