Budget waterproofs

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Has anyone ever used Island Green or Stuburt for waterproofs?

Are they decent enough or is it a case of buy cheap buy twice?
 

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Stuburt stuff is pretty decent, or used to be ,not bought recently but the soft shell wind jacket I bought 3 years back is still going strong.
 

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Has anyone ever used Island Green or Stuburt for waterproofs?

Are they decent enough or is it a case of buy cheap buy twice?
I've got an Island Green waterproof jacket. Never worn it on the course in a downpour but can vouch for it as it was the no1 choice of dog walking jacket over the autumn! Super comfy, definitely waterproof. highly recommend it!
 
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As others have said, my ProQuip waterproofs were competitively priced, are about 7 or 8 years old , and still brilliant. Wore them on Monday evening in filthy rain and wind, and I was bone dry when I got home
 

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Another vote for Proquip if you can find any

I have had lots of theirs in the 40 yeras I have been playing and never ahve had a problem with any. Currently my summer weight gear.

I have one Stuburt jacket good for being waterproof but it was an internet purchase and on a personal note never been that happy with the fit but I am an overweight 60 something with bulges in the wrong places.
 

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Rather than buy new 'budget', have a look on Ebay for potentially better brands that people are moving on. They may be pro shops selling last years stock or golfers suffering from lockdown belly and wanting to sell their tight fitting gear! Pick a brand and a model version that is recent. You might surprise yourself with what is out there.

I'd back the post from Tuggles by the way, both specialist waterproof mfrs.
 

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Rather than buy new 'budget', have a look on Ebay for potentially better brands that people are moving on. They may be pro shops selling last years stock or golfers suffering from lockdown belly and wanting to sell their tight fitting gear! Pick a brand and a model version that is recent. You might surprise yourself with what is out there.

I'd back the post from Tuggles by the way, both specialist waterproof mfrs.
That was how I got my waterproof jacket. Found an Under Armour one on Ebay going for £40, reduced to £35 with some voucher they were doing too. When it arrived it still had the tags on saying it was £120 new!
 

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Over-trousers from Mountain Warehouse (brilliant) and a Ping brolly that was a prize. Couple of waterproof hats. Don't bother with jackets. Now that's budget!
If I manage to keep my hands and grips dry, I can play.
 

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Over-trousers from Mountain Warehouse (brilliant) and a Ping brolly that was a prize. Couple of waterproof hats. Don't bother with jackets. Now that's budget!
If I manage to keep my hands and grips dry, I can play.
You don't go with a jacket :eek:. I would say that is the most important bit of waterproof clothing to get. (I like dry everything, feet, legs, top, but a jacket is the thing I would spend most on to get right)
 

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You don't go with a jacket :eek:. I would say that is the most important bit of waterproof clothing to get. (I like dry everything, feet, legs, top, but a jacket is the thing I would spend most on to get right)
Yeah - I've actually never bought waterproof trousers, since often I'm wearing shorts anyway and my legs are pretty waterproof. But you need a jacket in there, just keeps the rain off your shoulders and stops your clothes clinging to you afterwards. I also have a bucket hat in my bag for the worst downpours.
 

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I acquired a second hand sleeveless Callaway thing to keep shoulders dry, its a large ladies size and the zip had jammed. Not a problem because I just pull it on over the head. I just can't swing comfortably in a full jacket. I have never been convinced of the value of branded waterproof golf clothing. Angling section of Decathlon has some good stuff - does the job.
 

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When you say "budget", what price are you looking at?

I have always found waterproof trousers a pain because there aren't many cheaper manufacturers out there who make them with an inside leg longer than 33". Proquip are one who do, and the last pair I bought set me back about £60 and do the job just fine.
 

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I was in Carnoustie Golf Shop this afternoon, they had ProQuip jacket and trousers for £110 all in - I've never had a ProQuip jacket but their waterproof trousers are the best pair I've ever owned.
 

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Proquip went into administration so you should be able to pick up their gear fairly cheap because there is no warranty. I've always found a warranty to be pretty useful for anything claiming to be waterproof (shoes, bag, clothes etc). Chances are the waterproofs will work perfectly... but there's always the odd faulty garment. Sometimes it's worth a little risk.
 
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