The folks at Plugged In Golf recently did a thorough wear-testing review of our new Tour Series golf rain jacket and rain pants.
Regarding the performance of the waterproof golf jacket the reviewer said:
“My first round with the Long-Sleeve Pullover was a great test of its versatility. When I teed off, it was sunny and 60+ degrees. By the time the round was over, the sun was gone, the winds were howling, and the temperature had dropped into the 40′s. I was equally comfortable the entire time. When it was warmer, the jacket’s breathability kept me from heating up. As it cooled, the wind resistance kept me warm.”
Beyond breathability and protection from wind and rain, golf jackets (as the name implies) also have to work for golf. On the topic of what we rate as ‘range of motion’ the reviewer said,
“As for how the jacket moved, I’ll say what I always do about the best apparel: I never noticed it. At no time did the jacket bother my swing in any way, nor did it require any adjusting.”
And that, in a nutshell, is our goal with all of our golf jackets – to do its job while going unnoticed.
The Sun Mountain Tour Series includes golf rain pants, too, constructed from the same waterproof, breathable, stretching material as the jacket. About the golf pants, the review said,
“The Tour Series Rain Pants impressed me from the moment I pulled them on. I immediately noticed how light and breathable they were. In my experience, many apparel companies mistake rain pants for arctic expedition wear – they’re heavy, over-insulated, and stuffy. Sun Mountain made these pants to protect from rain and wind in a wide range of temperatures (they claim 40-75 degrees), not just sub-zero temperatures. In addition to being comfortable and mobile, these pants have a cleverly designed cuff that snaps up to shorten them 2.5″. This is the kind of feature that was clearly designed by real golfers who understand what makes great apparel.”
Well, that’s music to our ears because Sun Mountain takes great pride is being a company of golfers who design golf gear for other golfers. Sure, the Tour Series looks good and functions well off the course, but first and foremost, it must perform on the course.
In conclusion the Tour Series golf rain jacket and rain pants review ended with, “I’m really pleased with the Sun Mountain Tour Series and have put it into my regular rotation. It moves well, the waterproofing is excellent, and, most impressive, it keeps me comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and conditions.”
We’d be honored to make it into your regular rotation, as well. To see the full review go to —