Somewhere along the line, pulling on a set of waterproofs didn’t become such a pain. Years ago it was like wrapping yourself in a bin bag. However, the best modern waterproofs don’t just keep you extremely dry, but they are designed to help you swing unhindered.

We wouldn’t quite say it’s ever a joy to reach for the waterproofs, but today’s technology-packed suits are not just more effective than ever at keeping us dry and comfortable while also looking the part on the fairways.

We’ve picked out a selection of the best offerings that are well worth checking out further.

Under Armour Storm Rain Jacket

Excellent Waterproofing

Price: $81.51

The outer coating on this jacket ensures that when water lands on it, it beads off quickly - leaving no visible trace of moisture behind. This quality also ensures the garments stay dryer for longer, remain lightweight and don’t hold water within the outer fabric, which can cause you to get cold and add excess weight. A top-notch offering from Under Armour.

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adidas rain.Rdy Jacket

Best Versatile Jacket

Price: $150

Built with adidas Rain .rdy fabrics and materials which have been specifically designed to deal with the wind and rain, this jacket looks great, performs well and one of its biggest appeals is its versatility. More so than any other jacket on this list, this model would look well at home in any situation you find yourself in both on and off the golf course.

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FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Rain Jacket

Top Pick

Price: $159.99

The LTS, which stands for Lightweight, Temperature Regulation and Stretch Fabrication, is one of the best jackets made by FootJoy. As soon as you pick it up you immediately notice how light the jacket is and how soft it is to touch. Your hands slide into the arms effortlessly and once the zip has been done up the improvement of the overall fit is noticeable too. The material is thin and very stretchy in every direction, meaning it moves with you as you swing without any snagging or restriction. Most importantly, it needs to protect you from the elements and it does this with aplomb.

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Callaway Stormguard Waterproof Jacket

No Resistance

Price: $190

Featuring a seam sealed and 3-layer membrane construction, this Callaway StormGuard jacket is noticeably breathable and comfortable. More on that, the Swing Tech technology introduced here seeks to ensure less resistance throughout the swing too which is an excellent feature.

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Puma UltraDry Waterproof Jacket

Highly Adjustable

Price: $279.99

A top choice from Puma, the Ultradry jacket has excellent waterproof and windproof protection as you would expect. What truly adds to the appeal though are the little details like the waist pockets and cuff adjustors which provide more usability and comfort. It is also a jacket that could be used anywhere.

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Good waterproof clothing is imperative for golf because if you play a lot, that means you are outside a lot and that means you will eventually have to play in the rain. Therefore you need garments that will help you continue to perform and not ones that hamper your ability to play. In that regard, the Under Armour Storm Jacket and the FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Rain Jacket are two models that have outstanding waterproof capabilities that will definitely keep you protected. Alternatively if you want a jacket to use off the course too then the adidas Rain.Rdy Jacket is an excellent option to consider.