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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:51 AM

After the recent. failings of the US Ryder Cup's rain gear I thought it would be interesting to see who you guys think's makes the best rain gear?


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:01 AM

I have had all of the brands mentioned above including Proquip and Sun Mountain.  So far my favorite has been Sunice.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:08 AM

it's expensive but i like zero restrictions. good stuff and lasts a long time. I have both mid-weight and light weight rain suit in gore tex.

I did pick up a Nike rain jacket at an event where I forgot my rain jacket and have found it to be one of the best rain jackets around. It breaths well and is made of a stretch material. I also find that you can find Nike stuff on sale when you can find it.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:27 AM

I'm interested in what our Euro friends consider best quality.

I prefer ZR Golf.
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:34 AM

After this years fiasco in Wales, I have what I think should be required equipment for the next US team.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:40 AM

I have had FootJoy and Sun Mountain...didn't like them.  I like my Nike rain gear.  I also have a set of Mizuno that is really good as well.  Haven't tried anything else yet.   Both of these work so I don't need to..lol.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:49 AM

I just picked up THIS ZR Long Sleeve Rain/Wind Jacket and for the price its awesome! super lightweight and non-restrictive during your swing. I was out a few weeks ago and it was raining pretty good and it kept me dry the whole time :)

Now if you plan on playing in conditions like this years Ryder Cup I would go gore-tex all the way.

Edited by Johwak121, 04 October 2010 - 09:51 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:07 AM

Galvin Green is amazing.

On a lower price scale you can't go wrong with Sunice.
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

Galvin Green

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

While I agree with Gor-Tex, the one thing that I don't like is that a lot of suits are based on a layering system with the Gor-tex shell being just a shell.  Great if you have the layers underneath, but if you are just wanting to wear the Gor-Tex shell it really sucks as far as comfort goes.  You are dry, but you feel like you are wearing condom.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:03 PM

View Postwholeinwon, on 04 October 2010 - 11:07 AM, said:

Galvin Green is amazing.
Does anyone in the US sell Galvin Green?
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:21 PM

I've had Sunderland, Footjoy, Galvin Green, Pro Quip and Cross.

The Galvin was nice but not amazing considering the price. I think if asked again I'd go for Pro Quip.
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

+1 for Galvin Green! 

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:18 PM

Galvin Green is PHENOMENOL!! But not readily available in the US.. Zero is hard to beat with any of their outerwear  for function and comfort


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:24 PM

Nothing better then Galvin, and you can get it in the US.
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:33 PM

Another vote for Galvin stuff. I would say my only critical point is that it takes a bit of trial and error for the fuller figure to get the right size
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 04:24 PM

Galvin Green far and away the best.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 04:43 PM

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:35 PM

Some of the best golf rain gear I have every owned is not made any more.  It was Macgregor Tourney and it was GoreTex.  I have a jacket that is 20 years old and it is still waterproof.  In my bag today is Zero Restriction which is also GoreTex.  I hope it is every bit as good as the Tourney rain gear was.  So far it has been.  FJ stuff is great when you first buy it but it does not remain waterproof very long.  I have a FJ rain shirt that is nothing more than a decent wind shirt after 3 years...it will get you drenched.  

I noticed that after the RC (Sun Mountain) rain gear failed, a bunch of the US players had on Proquip rain pants.  Never owned any so can't comment on it.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:45 PM

Unless price is an issue, I wouldn't buy anything other than Galvin Green. Can't comment on availability in the US though.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:46 PM

View PostRickKimbrell, on 04 October 2010 - 07:35 PM, said:

Some of the best golf rain gear I have every owned is not made any more.  It was Macgregor Tourney and it was GoreTex.  I have a jacket that is 20 years old and it is still waterproof.  In my bag today is Zero Restriction which is also GoreTex.  I hope it is every bit as good as the Tourney rain gear was.  So far it has been.  FJ stuff is great when you first buy it but it does not remain waterproof very long.  I have a FJ rain shirt that is nothing more than a decent wind shirt after 3 years...it will get you drenched.  

I noticed that after the RC (Sun Mountain) rain gear failed, a bunch of the US players had on Proquip rain pants.  Never owned any so can't comment on it.


Gavin Greene and Sunnderland is good too.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

View PostThe Duck, on 04 October 2010 - 07:46 PM, said:

View PostRickKimbrell, on 04 October 2010 - 07:35 PM, said:

Some of the best golf rain gear I have every owned is not made any more.  It was Macgregor Tourney and it was GoreTex.  I have a jacket that is 20 years old and it is still waterproof.  In my bag today is Zero Restriction which is also GoreTex.  I hope it is every bit as good as the Tourney rain gear was.  So far it has been.  FJ stuff is great when you first buy it but it does not remain waterproof very long.  I have a FJ rain shirt that is nothing more than a decent wind shirt after 3 years...it will get you drenched.  

I noticed that after the RC (Sun Mountain) rain gear failed, a bunch of the US players had on Proquip rain pants.  Never owned any so can't comment on it.


Gavin Greene and Sunnderland is good too.

ProQuip & Sunderland are British,
Galvin Green  is Swedish.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:37 PM

I have some ProQuip, Nike, Foot-Joy and ZR.  But, most of the time I wear Marmot Precip gear.  It is made for lightweight hiking/camping, but functions as well or better than any of my other golf specific rain gear.  And it's relatively cheap.
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:10 PM

zero restriction


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:21 PM

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View Postwholeinwon, on 04 October 2010 - 11:07 AM, said:

Galvin Green is amazing.
Does anyone in the US sell Galvin Green?


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:26 PM

I've used ProQuip, ZR, Nike, Galvin Green, and Sunice

My favorite stuff by far is Sunice... their non-golf stuff is fantastic too.

I was pretty underwhelmed with Galvin Green given what it retails for... I didn't find it vastly different than ZR or Sunice.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

I have the Adidas 3 way convertible ClimaProof jacket that I got from GG a few years ago for an insane price and it is absolutely THE BEST rain jacket money can buy. This is the one with 3 rubber strips on the shoulders to prevent bag straps from slipping.

I have worn it in many occasions with heavy down pours and water just beads off like on glass, yet the fabric is very soft and doesn't make any annoying sound when moving. The best part is the inner removable vest that hugs to your body. It keeps a gap between the outer shell & your body so you don't feel the cold rain, AND it holds the front of the jacket in when you bend forward to hit your shot, so no bulging where your arms and hands need to be.

I also worn this at Barclays when I did volunteering and I was mistaken for tour player a few times.

No doubt that this jacket was crazy expensive retailing at $300. But I have to say it is the best if you have the money to spend.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 02:00 PM

After picking up a Galvin Green jacket in Scotland a few years ago, I contacted the company about setting up US distribution and they had zero interest in doing so at the time.  I was surprised, since I see this as a huge market they are missing out on.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:27 PM

Ok, if you had to pick out of the 3 below considering cost as a factor, which would you choose.  All are made with gore tex.  I want a high quality jacket that will last for many years.  Something that I can play golf in during the spring and fall and also where when not golfing.



New 2010 fall Galvin green
http://trendygolfusa...mnwinter-10.php

Sunice
http://www.tourstop....6&id=2110!27028

Zero restriction traveler
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