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Orikoru

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My Cutter & Buck waterproofs (jacket and trousers) got their first real test today. Absolutely bloody useless, I was soaked through to my boxers! Is it too much to ask for some actual waterproof gear that doesn't cost 300 odd quid? Bah. They can go straight in the bin then.
 

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My Cutter & Buck waterproofs (jacket and trousers) got their first real test today. Absolutely bloody useless, I was soaked through to my boxers! Is it too much to ask for some actual waterproof gear that doesn't cost 300 odd quid? Bah. They can go straight in the bin then.
FJ hydroknit is the way forward mate.
 

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My Cutter & Buck waterproofs (jacket and trousers) got their first real test today. Absolutely bloody useless, I was soaked through to my boxers! Is it too much to ask for some actual waterproof gear that doesn't cost 300 odd quid? Bah. They can go straight in the bin then.
Pro Quip for me.
It was hosing down this morning when I was walking the dog.
Not a drop got through, and my waterproofs are several years old!
 

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FJ hydroknit is the way forward mate.
Don't make them with hoods do they?

Pro Quip for me.
It was hosing down this morning when I was walking the dog.
Not a drop got through, and my waterproofs are several years old!
Again I don't think I've ever seen one with a hood. That's another irritation I've said before, but I don't know why they expect all golfers to want to be bone dry other than their head. ?
 

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My Cutter & Buck waterproofs (jacket and trousers) got their first real test today. Absolutely bloody useless, I was soaked through to my boxers! Is it too much to ask for some actual waterproof gear that doesn't cost 300 odd quid? Bah. They can go straight in the bin then.
Gortex is the main waterproof clothing - anything else is mainly shower proof

Playing in heavy rain then only Gortex will give you a chance staying dry , providing you have taken care of the material

If you want waterproofs that’s do work in heavy rain then it needs to be Gortex and that costs money - but there are some out there that don’t cost £300
 

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Don't make them with hoods do they?


Again I don't think I've ever seen one with a hood. That's another irritation I've said before, but I don't know why they expect all golfers to want to be bone dry other than their head. ?
That's what waterproof bucket hats are for.
 

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Gortex is the main waterproof clothing - anything else is mainly shower proof

Playing in heavy rain then only Gortex will give you a chance staying dry , providing you have taken care of the material

If you want waterproofs that’s do work in heavy rain then it needs to be Gortex and that costs money - but there are some out there that don’t cost £300
Yeah. Given up on everything else now. Going to start my research again for about the fifth time, haha.
That's what waterproof bucket hats are for.
Have tried one but I don't have the ears for it so I find them uncomfortable. The brim kind of rests on my ears too much (they must be too big!).
 

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@Orikoru

Sunderland waterproofs. Specialist waterproof golf gear company, lifetime warranty. Nowhere near £300. (Also proquip, another specialist nowhere near that figure ?). Oh yes, and Footjoy Hydroknit which regularly gets rave reviews on here.
 

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Hydroknit and waterproof hat is the way forward.

Played two holes in torrential rain earlier and I was bone dry. Mate in brand new C&B waterproof top was soaked through.

Be careful with Gortex. Not all Gortex is the same.
 

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Hydroknit and waterproof hat is the way forward.

Played two holes in torrential rain earlier and I was bone dry. Mate in brand new C&B waterproof top was soaked through.

Be careful with Gortex. Not all Gortex is the same.
I have a waterproof cap but you still get wet on the back of your head and neck. I just prefer having a hood. I probably need to look at non-golf brands, but then the problem I find is that they are not as stretchy or flexible and a bit restrictive.
 

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Yeah. Given up on everything else now. Going to start my research again for about the fifth time, haha.

Have tried one but I don't have the ears for it so I find them uncomfortable. The brim kind of rests on my ears too much (they must be too big!).
When it comes to waterproofs just like shoes always go for the brands that are known

Sunderland
ProQuip
Under Armour

Are all very good waterproofs

Hydroknit is very good and will keep you dry in most bar torrential ran

FJ also have the Hydro Tour which are very good

And then the expensive stuff is Galvin Green

And you do pay for the quality

But there is never a appropriate saying than buy cheap buy twice when it comes to waterproofs
 

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Got to the golf club - spitting with rain
Walked 20 meters to check in - pouring with rain
Tee'd off - spitting with rain
Got to our balls - pouring with rain, (so much so we took shelter under trees)

Pretty heavy at times, but had cleared by about the 11th, and was in short sleeves by the end.

@Orikoru I had my ProQuip waterproofs on, I was bone dry, I can't remember how much they cost but I've had them over 10years, never let me down.
 

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Yeah. Given up on everything else now. Going to start my research again for about the fifth time, haha.

Have tried one but I don't have the ears for it so I find them uncomfortable. The brim kind of rests on my ears too much (they must be too big!).
Mate, have a look at go outdoors for a decent jacket
 
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