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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? (536 member(s) have cast votes)

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#31 rbgolfer

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

I ordered from kewl tubes. they were super friendly and I picked the colors I wanted (blue, green, and white for my school colors). I ordered them a week before black friday, and thought i would have a long wait, but they produced a quality cover in two weeks! they had an amazing service rate.


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:01 PM

Jan Craigs are much nicer but cost more. You do get what you pay for though.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:05 PM

Rocket Tour is my choice. I have used Jan Craig covers recieved as a gift way before Rocket Tours were around, but the JCs are expensive and take a long time to recieve. The Rockets look cleaner (less buly or home made)they have a nice fit, the color choices are numerouse enough to work with any bag and they are less expensive. Knowing this it made my choice easy.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

As a knitter, the JCs are way expensive for a really easy project with minimal material costs -- worse as they are buying the stuffs in bulk. JCs are still using 100% wool -- the new washable wools (bit of acrylic in there) have come a long way in terms of durability, stretch, and bounce-back (return to original shape). As for the turnaround time, knitting up a headcover isn't something that can be accomplished in an hour or two. The most time is required for the sleeve; the head is a snap. As others have said, durability of any knit item is largely a function of how you care for it.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:47 AM

Can't beat Jan Craigs. Great quality and look like your a player.


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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

I have 3 sets of the Jan Craigs and love them, i actually look for clubs and bags to buy just so i can order more sets to match.

I like the Rocket Tours , but i have to give the nod to the JC's.

Just ordered my 4th set to match my Mizuno bag. 4/1/09

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

man i wish there was a headcover w/ the quality and durability of JC's but look and colors of the rocket tours.  My rocket tour driver cover is a few months old and is falling apart already.  I spoke to the owner Helena and she asked me to email their sales staff.  That was a week ago and still no response from them.  ack....

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

if not either,


travis headcovers  http://www.travisheadcovers.com

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:50 PM

I really like my new rocket tours that match my bag.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:38 AM

Check out "The Scottish Knitter" As good or better than both. Many options and custom designs accepted. Reasonable price. They come lined or unlined.


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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:12 PM

Rocket Tour.  Have not had any issues with durability and I've had mine for 16 months or so.  Plus, every Jan Craig I've ever had or seen has had major issues with falling off the club.  Not so with the Rocket Tour.  Put them on and they stay on.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:21 PM

Niether here as well.

I have a real old JC set and wanted a back up set for my . . . . back up set. :)

Ordered from  "Classic Headcovers " and now the JC are in a bin in my closet and I have 3-4 sets of these on everything.

Be aware , they are crazy thick and heavily contoured and detailed if your looking for something on the light side.

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:27 PM

I have a bunch of Rocket Tour fairway covers with holes in them.  I don't know how they get there.  My Jan Craigs have had no issues.

In Rocket Tours defense, they have always been very good about replacing them.  I also hear the newer ones are thicker & less prone to holes.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:20 PM

View Postrblum22, on Dec 31 2008, 06:25 PM, said:

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

Which do you prefer?

Show us what you have in your bag!


My wife handknits my headcovers. She can do every color and they are all custom to your particular clubhead.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

View PostTM golf guy 182, on Jan 4 2009, 09:27 PM, said:

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

When did that start?  Because the one I bought last fall had a hole in it within 2 months.  


View Postkgk, on Mar 9 2009, 12:27 AM, said:

I have a bunch of Rocket Tour fairway covers with holes in them.  I don't know how they get there.  My Jan Craigs have had no issues.

In Rocket Tours defense, they have always been very good about replacing them.  I also hear the newer ones are thicker & less prone to holes.

Hmm, looks like I should try and contact them.  



Having owned both....

Iliac > Rocket Tour

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:17 PM

View Postjdubbs, on Jan 4 2009, 08:20 PM, said:

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.

Can you order these direct?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:48 PM

Travis Headcovers are as good as Jan Craig

Rocket Tours are not custom made and look a little cheap (for what you are paying)

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:39 PM

Why not both?................

I've had several set's of Rocket Tours and no question they're fine headcovers.  Helena is a pleasure to work with and their customer service is second to none.  And, if you can get in on one of the promos they run during the year it's an even better deal.  I decided though to get a couple Jan Craigs for my driver and fairway and keep the Skinny Stick for my hybrid.  I always thought the pom on the Rocket Tour was too small for the widebody head on my Burner TP and it made it look like a pimple on the end of the cover lol.  Plus, even though the RT color combo's are great, they didn't quite have what I wanted.  So, I ordered the Jan Craigs in the combo I wanted, both with the 8" poms and they look great with the RT Skinny Stick.  No question the Jan Craigs are nicer covers but they're also more expensive.  I'd never had a set before and I can't believe how thick and well made they are.  Well worth the extra dough and the 30 day wait.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:59 PM

Just ordered my Jan Craigs almost the same colors but added a foruth color to the Pom.

Was so hard to decide with all teh colors.  Started with White but figured would get dirty, then yellow but wasnt sure how far out it would look.  Settled on Black - classic.

Have a TM Driver and FW so trying to see if i can locate a Tm logo patch and put that on.

Cant wait!

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

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here are mine.  I love the Rocket tours and so far have had no issues with durability, etc.  A great company to deal with and their customer service is top notch!  To give a bit of context, I have not had any experience with Jan Craigs, so I cannot compare the two, just talk about how i enjoy RT.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

I love my Rocket Tours. They have great service and many options to chose from.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:13 AM

Never had JC's but my RT's are three years old and the only problem is they're a bit stretched out.  Will be getting some replacements soon.  Just wish RT would update their awful web site.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:05 AM

View PostLngnokr71, on Dec 31 2008, 07:59 PM, said:

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 07 May 2009 - 10:56 PM

View PostPreppySlapCut, on Apr 24 2009, 11:05 AM, said:

View PostLngnokr71, on Dec 31 2008, 07:59 PM, said:

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 10 May 2009 - 08:49 AM

Well I originally voiced my opinion in this thread without seeing the competition. My set of Jan Craigs came in the other day, and they are MUCH thicker. The Rocket Tours actually feel a bit more elastic though. They are both really high quality, and I don't think you could go wrong with either.


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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:24 PM

rocket Tour by far is the best, I was owner/fan well before I won a contest on this very site for Rocket Tour.  I looked for a long time before discovering the Rocket Tour, starting golfing in the early 70's with the pom poms was a must. Love the quality and colour options.  I'm a true believer!

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 03:00 AM

www.classicheadcovers.com

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

I met a lady on ebay that knitted mine to order, they came out SPACTACULAR and were very resonably priced




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Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:33 PM

When i can afford them, i'm going for JC's.  I have two RT driver covers and each have issues w/ breaking yarn.  Note, i have maybe used them for one season.  For the money I spent, I'm pretty pissed.  I've called and e-mailed Helena (owner) several times now w/ no reponse.


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:22 PM

View Postkekoa, on Oct 20 2009, 12:33 PM, said:

When i can afford them, i'm going for JC's.  I have two RT driver covers and each have issues w/ breaking yarn.  Note, i have maybe used them for one season.  For the money I spent, I'm pretty pissed.

Same as my Rocket Tour driver cover.  I must've bought it less than 6 months ago and it already has a pea-size hole a couple of inches above the sock part.  Disappointing, considering it was about 30 bucks.  My Skinny Stick is holding up well...must be the 460 driver that stretches the yarn on the driver cover.

I'm gonna pick up a Jan Craig as well.  I've come to like the knitted headcover look, but like some of y'all been saying: you get what you pay for.  Thing about Jan Craig that I should've seen the first time (before I went with RT) is that they have no problem fixing any headcovers that haved been ripped or damaged.  I searched the RT site and looks like I'll get no help...

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