The best Rain Gear, inexpensive vs costly


If you want to play around here this time of year rain gear is a must. And if you want it to last for more then a season paying for the best is well worth it. You really do get what you pay for in this category. Now if you want something extremely cheap and still 100 percent waterproof look at getting the frogg toggs brand of rain gear is there site address. They were founded in 1996 originally for hunting and fishing and they are very inexpensive for what you get. The only problem is they will not last very long with heavy use. But if you are like me and really only need to use them once in a while because you don’t like playing in the bad weather this is a good option. If you are a hearty golfer and will play rain or shine no matter what, you might want to get the best ever made. This is a brand called Zero Restriction is there web site. Zero Restriction is still number one on all of the golf Tours and has been for a long time. Even Tour players have to shell out some money to get a hold of this gear. And you will too, this is not cheap but it will last the rest of your life. I bought the Travelers Jacket and pants what I like about these is that the jacket can be turned into a vest or half sleeve quickly and easily while the pants can be turned into Bermuda length shorts as well. Both of these company’s make rain gear with out lining which I think is the way to go. If you get a suit with any kind of lining it will just tend to make you sweat too much, playing in the cold and rain you will have enough layers or clothes on before even putting on the rain suit. The last thing you want to do is feel and look like the Michelin Man out there you won’t have much of a chance of playing well. Now the last thing is get yourself a bucket hat that is 100 percent water proof, this will keep the rain from getting down the back of your neck and literally feel like your wearing an umbrella. Now get out there and play some golf, if you need any help do not hesitate to come in for a lesson any time. Keep it Simple, Steve.

3 Comments on "The best Rain Gear, inexpensive vs costly"

  1. Steve,
    Agree with your thoughts on ZR.  I play all winter (a lot) and believe me it can handle a steady rain for 4-5 hours.  Most golf shops do not carry it anymore….don’t know why, so going to the website is where you buy it. 


  2. Steve – all good points, solid rain gear is a must in the NW.  I used to have some Helly Hanson rain gear, but the pants had no pockets on the outside, so I picked up some good Foot Joy gear and I like it a lot.I just found your blog, I am a fellow NW golfer and live in Bellevue.  I am adding you to my blogroll, I look forward to reading your posts in the future.Here’s to hoping we see some sunshine soon!


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