FootJoy DryJoys Tour LTS Jacket Review - Joel Tadman gives his verdict on the new FootJoy waterproof jacket having given it a thorough test
This jacket is aimed at golfers that want to play their best all-year round and be able to perform in the rain.
The new DryJoys Tour LTS jacket has just five panels and six seams, reducing weight and bulk while improving mobility. It is suitable for year-round play thanks to a specially developed ThermoLite bonded liner, that maintains body heat when the weather is cool and wicks moisture away from the body when its hot. The all-new three-layer bonded fabric boasts four-way stretch, ensuring mobile, comfortable and quiet movements.
How we tested
We took the jacket to St Ives Golf Club and played 18 holes on what was thankfully a wet a blustery day.
A tasteful combination of block colours creates a trendy, contemporary look. The logo down one of the arms is large and noticeable, but we actually quite like it.
A new elasticated waistband helps create a more tailored fit while the thin, soft material makes it feel more like a wind top than a waterproof, but with the protection you need when caught in a shower.
The LTS is comfortably the best waterproof jacket FootJoy has ever created. Previous versions did the job, but were bulky, loud and coarse to the touch. The LTS improves significantly in all these areas.
It’s instantly soft when you slide your arms in and much thinner and lighter than previous jackets, helping you swing more freely. This is ably assisted by the stretchy quality of the material, allowing you to move your body without impairment.
Attention to detail has gone up greatly too, with the specially shaped collar to stop distractions, Velcro cuffs and elasticated waist all contributing to a customized fit that reduces swing interference. There’s also a scorecard pocket on the chest which could come in handy.
It’s clear much thought has gone into the design and materials and the benefits are a breathable, comfortable and high-performance product ideal for when the weather takes a turn for the worst.