How to Choose the Best Golf Jacket for You
Golf might be synonymous with warm weather, but seasoned golfers know that golf is a year-round sport. That requires a pretty robust wardrobe to keep up with changing temperatures and conditions. But one thing that’s essential? A golf jacket.
A golf jacket is a vital piece of clothing that can protect you from the elements and enhance your performance on the course, regardless of rain, wind, sleet or snow. But how do you choose the best golf jacket for your needs?
To help you find the fit that’s right for you, we’ve taken the time to highlight the features and benefits of various golf jackets we have to offer.
Golf Jackets Can Make or Break Your Day on the Course
Before we dive in, let’s start with the basics. What exactly is a golf jacket?
A golf jacket is a piece of outerwear designed specifically for golfers. Unlike regular jackets, golf jackets are made with lightweight, breathable and stretchable fabrics that allow for freedom of movement and comfort while you swing away. Golf jackets also have features such as water-repellent coatings, windproof membranes, thermal insulation, zippered pockets, adjustable cuffs and hoods that make them suitable for various weather conditions.
Golf jackets are important because they can help you stay warm, dry and comfortable while you’re playing – they’re built specifically to move as you move and help you keep your mind on your next swing. This also helps to prevent you from getting sick or injured due to exposure to cold, rain or wind.
Another perk of a quality golf jacket? They can improve your confidence and style by giving you a professional and fashionable look so you can beat your own records and your opponent.
All golfers need a good, flexible and fun golf jacket, but depending on when and where you plan on golfing, you’ll need something tailored to you. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best golf jackets for every condition. Let’s dive in.
The Best Men’s and Women’s Golf Jackets For Any Condition
From cold, rainy fall mornings to sticky, humid summer afternoons and unpredictable spring days, we’ve got a jacket for you.
The Best Golf Jacket for Warm Weather
When playing golf in warm weather, you want a golf jacket that's light, breathable and moisture-wicking. You also want a jacket that has UV protection and anti-odor properties to keep you cool and fresh.
One of our favorite pieces of warm-weather outerwear is the Glacier Fleece Pullover. This lightweight jacket is designed to wick moisture and breathe, making it ideal for warm weather golfing. The Glacier Fleece features a lightweight and soft fabric with 4-way stretch, a material that allows for a full range of motion, so you can swing freely and confidently. The jacket also has a full-zip front with a stand-up collar, two zippered hand pockets, and an internal chest pocket for storing your essentials.
The jacket comes in various colors and sizes, and has a simple and elegant look that will make you look professional on the green. Whether you’re playing a casual round with friends or competing in a tournament, the Glacier Fleece will keep you fresh and focused on your game.
Best Golf Jacket for Cold Weather
When playing golf in cold weather, you want a golf jacket that's warm, cozy and windproof. You also want a jacket that has thermal insulation and fleece lining to keep you snug and comfortable. One of the best cold weather golf jackets is the Trapper Jacket from Sun Mountain.
This cold-weather, even winter golf jacket is designed to trap body heat and block wind, making it ideal for cold-weather golfing. The Trapper Jacket features a quilted shell with Zamza Light, a lightweight Japanese fabric that’s extremely water-resistant and durable. The jacket also has a stretchable knitting that allows for a full range of motion, so you can swing freely and confidently.
The Trapper Jacket has a full-zip front with a stand-up collar, two zippered hand warmer pockets, and an internal chest pocket for storing your essentials. Your golf season just got extended thanks to this robust cold-weather jacket.
Best Golf Jacket for Wet Weather
If you’ve played golf in the rain, you know how uncomfortable it can get if you’re not wearing the right clothes. When you choose a Sun Mountain golf rain jacket, you don’t have to worry – our jackets are waterproof, breathable and seam-sealed so you can stay dry even during a monsoon.
A great women’s and men’s waterproof golf jacket is the Sun Mountain RainFlex Elite. This jacket is designed to be waterproof and breathable, making it ideal for golfing during wet conditions. The RainFlex Elite Jacket features a 4-way stretch fabric with an elite waterproof finish, a material that repels water and allows for a full range of motion, so you can swing your clubs with ease.
Whether you need something for warm-weather rain or a studier coat for winter playing, this golf rain jacket is a great piece to have in your wardrobe.
This women’s and men’s golf jacket also has a full-zip front with a stand-up collar and two zippered hand pockets. Simple, structured, comfortable and effective – that’s what you can expect from RainFlex.
Best Golf Jacket for Windy Weather
If you’re playing a round on a windy day, you want a men’s or women’s golf jacket that can keep you from blowing over. You need a jacket that’s windproof, lightweight and packable. You also want a jacket that has features such as vents, mesh lining and zippers that enhance airflow and ventilation.
One of the best golf jackets for windy weather is the Colter II Hooded Jacket. This jacket features a softshell fabric that blocks wind and allows for a full range of motion, so you can swing freely and confidently. The jacket also has a full-zip front with a hooded collar, two zippered hand pockets, and an internal chest pocket for storing your phone or wallet for easy access and confident protection.
Best Golf Jacket for Unpredictable Conditions
For maximum versatility, adaptability and functionality, you need a jacket that’s prepared to handle anything the weather has to throw at it.
If you’re looking for a jacket that can keep you prepared, practiced and comfortable on the golf course, even in unpredictable weather conditions, you might want to check out the Women’s Stratus Jacket from Sun Mountain. This jacket is designed to be versatile and adaptable, making it ideal for golfing in changing weather. There’s also a men’s version available.
The Stratus Jacket features 4-way stretch, a material that is water-resistant, windproof and allows for a full range of motion, so you can swing your clubs without a care for the elements. Earning a 20k/20k waterproof and breathability rating, this jacket is a rockstar for any weather condition. The jacket has a two-way full-zip front with a stand-up collar and two zippered hand pockets.
The jacket comes in various colors and sizes, and has a charming and flattering look that will make you look chic on the green.
Best Golf Jacket for All Weather
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop golf jacket for men and women, the search is over. The Sun Mountain Cirque Jacket is a robust, comfortable and comprehensive outerwear choice that can keep you comfortable regardless of condition. This jacket is designed to be versatile, breathable, comfortable and performance-boosting, making it a great choice for any day on the course or at the range.
The Cirque Jacket features a three-way lightweight fabric with an extremely-efficient waterproof finish, a material that is water-resistant, windproof, and allows for a full range of motion, so you can hit the course with confidence and style.
There are plenty of warming pockets to choose from. For those wanting to play with color, the Cirque Jacket comes in various colors and sizes, and has a sophisticated and sleek look that will make you look sharp on the green.
Sun Mountain Makes Choosing Your Next Golf Jacket Quick and Easy
Choosing the best golf jacket for women, men and weather can be challenging, but it can also be fun and rewarding. By considering the features and benefits of different golf jackets from Sun Mountain, you can find the perfect one for your weather conditions and preferences.
Whether you need a light, breathable jacket for warm weather, a cozy, insulated jacket for cold weather, a waterproof, seam-sealed jacket for wet weather, a windproof, packable jacket for windy weather, a versatile, adaptable jacket for changing weather or a durable, comfortable jacket for all weather, Sun Mountain has you covered. Don’t let fear of a few gusts or rain drops keep you from enjoying your day on the course. Explore some of the best golf jackets for men and women that we have to offer – you won’t be disappointed.