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The Showdown - Rocket Tour vs Jan Craig


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Poll: Rocket Tour vs. Jan Craig vs Other - Which do you prefer? (528 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Jan Craig (232 votes [42.49%])

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  2. Rocket Tour (211 votes [38.64%])

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#1 rblum22

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:25 PM

I am tortured and cannot choose between Rocket Tour covers and Jan Craig Covers.  Help me decide!!

Which do you prefer?

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

accept no imitations.. JAN CRAIGS.. you will regret anything else.
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:58 PM

I have the newer Rocket Tours, and they are a very high quality cover. The Jan Craigs are great if you don't mind waiting to get them. I only went with the Rocket Tours because they were available instantly.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

Rocket Tours hands down....Jan Craigs look like your grandma made them out of HER old socks....Rocket Tours look like they took Grandmas idea and perfected it....
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

The Jan Craigs are thicker and can make for some cramped quarters in the carry bag.  That's where the Rockets shine.

But in a big ole' honkin' staff bag, Jan Craigs all the way.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:55 PM

Take a look at Iliac, they make great covers also!

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

Jan Craigs are more expensive and take longer to get......but they're more custom.  If the price and lead time are not an issue that would be the way I'd go.  I personally right now have a set of Rocket Tours on my bag.  I didn't want to spend the extra dough on Jan Craigs and I wanted them right away.  They're nice covers too, I have the newer styles ( argyle, tassel and victory stripe skinny sticks).  I've had them a month and I just noticed today when I got back from the course my driver headcover, which is the red/black argyle is already developing a hole in it.  I'm going to call them next week and see if they'll take care of it for me.  Other than that, so far so good with the RT's.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:19 PM

Jan Craigs are more than a touch on the dear side; but the Rocket Tour ones always look a bit anorexic to me... and I can't stand that number 'tag' thing that's stuck on them.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:51 PM

View PostJohnny, on Dec 31 2008, 03:56 PM, said:

accept no imitations.. JAN CRAIGS.. you will regret anything else.


In the rocket tour thread, where the guy was thinking about getting them in his shop, you said you loved Rocket Tours! Change of heart???

Edited by Range-Rat , 31 December 2008 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:09 AM

I have sets of both Rocket Tours and Jan Craigs. Both are very good head covers.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Jan Craigs are a higher quality head and are priced accordingly. The red and blue set I have looks great on a Ben Hogan staff bag. The drawback is cost which is commensurate with the materials and quality.

The Rocket Tour's only deficiency is durability, especially the driver covers dealing with 460cc driver heads. The first driver cover I had shredded in one season. It's replacement has held up much better.

If you plan to use them with a carry bag the Rocket Tours are clearly easier to fit. the Skinny Stix are great for hybrids. I have a red Ping Hoofer with a Bucky Badger and drunken W on it that I use for travel that looks great with red and white Rocket Tours.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:06 PM

View PostRange-Rat, on Dec 31 2008, 06:51 PM, said:

View PostJohnny, on Dec 31 2008, 03:56 PM, said:

accept no imitations.. JAN CRAIGS.. you will regret anything else.


In the rocket tour thread, where the guy was thinking about getting them in his shop, you said you loved Rocket Tours! Change of heart???

nope probably wrong Johnny.. I've always disliked the rocket tour wording on the sock.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:11 PM

If you want durability and quality, go for Jan Craig or Como Come :yes:

If you want them now and don't care much about the durability issue and are on a budget, get the Rocket Tour. The Rocket Tour head covers are very nice looking, but the aren't durable compared to Jan Craigs and Como Come.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:42 PM

I just had this dilemma. I have wanted to order the Jan Craig's for about 3 years now, but the new Rocket Tour Victory Stripe really looks good. I want a driver, fw and 2 hybrids so I knew the cost would be high. I ended up ordering the JCs and I know they will be better quality.  But I may still get some RTs down the road. Who knows, maybe I will buy some used RTs here :)

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:23 AM

No brainer bro. where else can you get a snag in your cover and send it back to some little old lady in (WI?) and get it fixed.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:42 AM

I just ordered 4 rocket tours on thursday and got them today (2 days)! Driver, fw, and 2 hybrids. I dont have any experience with any of the other headcovers, but i couldn't pass on the buy three get one free promo, which I think is dead now. Initial quality seems to be good and as far as the knitting and design i don't see anything wrong with them, they seem to be very sturdy.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:05 AM

View PostMyfast, on Jan 4 2009, 07:42 AM, said:

I just ordered 4 rocket tours on thursday and got them today (2 days)! Driver, fw, and 2 hybrids. I dont have any experience with any of the other headcovers, but i couldn't pass on the buy three get one free promo, which I think is dead now. Initial quality seems to be good and as far as the knitting and design i don't see anything wrong with them, they seem to be very sturdy.

Get back in 6 months time and tell us if they still are durable and sturdy :yes:

Rocket Tour's are fine, just not made in the same high durable quality as Jan Craigs are  :)

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

I just got a set of Iliac Covers, and love them, I dont have any experience with anything else, but I like what I picked up.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:23 PM

Jan Craig's.



but there is an alternative...and it is schweeeet.


http://www.iliacgolf.com/

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

View PostClubHoUno, on Jan 4 2009, 09:05 AM, said:

View PostMyfast, on Jan 4 2009, 07:42 AM, said:

I just ordered 4 rocket tours on thursday and got them today (2 days)! Driver, fw, and 2 hybrids. I dont have any experience with any of the other headcovers, but i couldn't pass on the buy three get one free promo, which I think is dead now. Initial quality seems to be good and as far as the knitting and design i don't see anything wrong with them, they seem to be very sturdy.

Get back in 6 months time and tell us if they still are durable and sturdy :yes:

Rocket Tour's are fine, just not made in the same high durable quality as Jan Craigs are  :)

The new Rocket Tour's are not like the older ones. They are nice and thick, and hold up very well.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:28 PM

I just got a set of Rocket Tour covers and they look and feel great. I've heard fantastic things about JC's and the others though.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:09 PM

They are all so 70s. get something up to date and with a magnet for heaven's sake!

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:02 PM

I don't think durability is an issue with the rocket tour's anymore.  Their new stuff is twice as thick as their older versions, especially the black victory stripes that I just got.  i get asked about them every time I play

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:06 AM

got my jan craigs off bst here.  LOVE them, SOOO much easier to put back on my driver and 3 wood when they are in the bag.
They have been very durable, and I haven't treated them the best.  Have to remember to take them off when its raining...
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 01:32 AM

Rocket Tour's. Durable enough, and in the odd case that I should ever lose one, I can go buy another one and it would still be cheaper than Jan's.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:59 PM

Jan Craigs - more customizable and better quality. WRT the delivery mine arrived in UK within two weeks of placing the order which I do not think is slow by any means.


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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

Jan Craig or www.classicheadcovers.com (very good quality and a little bit quicker shipping)

Rocket Tour is :bad:  don't like the "Rocket Tour" on the sleeve or those hideous tags

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

I own Rocket Tours and they are fine.  No durability issues whatsoever.  Price was $29 for a driver cover and I won a 3 wood cover as part of a drawing with Rocket Tour.

Personally, I think that Jan Craigs are a little too pricey...$53 for a 460 cc cover compared to $29 for a RT.  So, if money is no concern, then do what you like.  If I was a little less concerned with money, I would try the Jan Craig's.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:59 PM

I have had my "older" RT's for 1 1/2 years now and there are no rips or tears and they have not lost their shape. I use a 460cc driver also. I walk just about every round.  I take them off when I get home and set them on my work bench. I don't think durability is an issue unless you really don't take care of them.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

Jan Craigs all the way!!!

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

I have a set of 4 Rocket Tour's. Had them for over a year and they are just like new. I've never tried the Jan Craig's.

The only thing I don't like about them is the Rocket Tour name embrodery. I wish they would either eliminate it or make it much smaller. Or they could pay me to advertise for them.

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