Best Rain Gloves For Golf

Don’t we all just love heading out on a wet rainy drab day to play a round of golf?

Damn right we don’t! It’s terrible and even worse if you aren’t well prepared well.

Rain gloves or all weather gloves help to grip the club better in the wettest of weather.

In our guide to the best rain gloves for golf we will not only help you choose your next wet weather glove, but also show you what general characteristics to look for in a glove.

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We recommend the Footjoy RainGrip as the best rain glove for golf.

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Guide to the correct fit of a golf glove

Almost 50% of golfers wear the incorrect size golf glove. Are you perhaps one of them?

By wearing a glove that is too big for you it compromises your swing and subsequently shot shape and direction. Your hands (and glove) are the only contact point with the club and therefore your glove should be almost like a second skin and tight over your hand and fingers.

Two measurements determine your glove size:

The first is the length of your middle finger. Yes the one that you occasionally stick up to the players in front of you that are too slow! The tip of this finger needs to sit snuggly up against the leather so that there is no loose fabric that you can easily pinch and pull away from the finger.

The second is the circumference of your hand measured around your first knuckle. When you pull a fist your first knuckle should stretch the leather down and tightly over your skin. If the leather is loose against the first knuckle then the glove is too big. Equally, if you struggle to pull a fist then the glove is too small.

ALWAYS REMEMBER – If in doubt between two sizes you need to choose the smaller of the two!!

What wear and tear can tell you about your game

  • Palm Wear & Tear – Means you’re likely gripping the club too much in the palm of your hands or your hands are slipping slightly through impact.
  • Heel Wear & Tear – You’re either gripping the club too far towards the end of the grip or you could be re-gripping the club at the top of your swing.
  • Thumb Wear & Tear – You’re putting your thumb too straight down the shaft. It needs to favour the right slightly if right handed and vice versa if left handed.

Scoring Process

In determining the best rain gloves for golf we used the following scoring process:

  1. Grip – How well does the glove grip right through the swing in the wettest of weather
  2. Fit – Does the glove fit you well and is it comfortable over your hand?
  3. Longevity – How long does the glove last you? Does it wear and tear easily?
  4. Thickness – How thick is the glove over your hand? i.e. thin, standard, thick

OK now that’s all done let’s move onto our 6 best rain gloves for golf and help you be better prepared next time you head out in wet weather for a round of golf!

Top 6 Best Rain Gloves For Golf

Footjoy RainGrip – Special Offer $19.95

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Our number 1 pick in wet weather gloves, worth every penny and will impress even the toughest of customers.

Footjoy is the leader in the golf glove industry and has been for a number of years. Each and every one of our testers chose the Footjoy RainGrip as their #1 pick, which says something.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • Very comfortable and the actual sizing is spot on – no finger is slightly longer than it should be. Just perfect
  • Standard thickness and just right in my opinion – not too thick
  • After drenching and drying and repeating, the RainGrip withstood the test. It’s going to last you!

CONS:
  • The tee holder on the side of the glove can be a slight irritation as sometimes the tee falls out


FootJoy WinterSof – Deals From $13.99

The Footjoy WinterSof gloves will keep your hands warm in the most brutal of weather!

Available only in pairs, which is convenient and exactly the right way to do it. Thick enough, but also not too tick where it inhibits the flexibility of your hands. Comfortable and very effective.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • The suede palm is fantastic – provides excellent grip even in the pouring rain
  • Close fitting and not particularly loose on any part of the hand or fingers – just how it should be
  • The knit cuff allows the heat to stay within your hands and keep them warm

CONS:
  • Again the tee holder I’m not really a fan of – it is more out of your site than for example the RainGrip, but still a bit random


Nike All Weather Golf Glove – Was $24.00, Now $21.99

A great offering by Nike and definitely the best gripping gloves that we’ve tested, very impressive.

Exceptionally comfortable primarily due to the really good fit. Really thin and almost feels like you’re wearing a premium leather glove!

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • The thinnest glove of all the contendors
  • Superb grip on the club even in torrential rain – exactly what you are looking for in a rain glove

CONS:
  • The stitching on the index finger hasn’t been thought out too cleverly. If gripping the club with overlap grip then your right ‘pinky’ will constantly rub against it and become uncomfortable


Srixon Rain Glove – From $23.00 for a pair

The Srixon Rain Glove uses a quick dry knit material which is proven to aid breathability and flexibility in the wettest of conditions. Essential.

The gloves come in a pair with a tour-designed microfiber suede palm that provides added grip as the glove gets more wet.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • The knit material provides breathability and is very comfortable
  • The suede palm is beautiful and grips the club really well – big confidence booster in wet conditions

CONS:
  • A tad on the thick side, which results in a slight bunching of the palm when closing your hand


FootJoy WeatherSof – Special Offer 3 x Pairs for $27.99

The Footjoy WeatherSof has stood the test of time and is a super all-rounder for any weather conditions.

Available in a variety of colours and feels fantastic over the hand. Not going to be the best grip in torrential rain, but still great quality at a good price!

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • Very very comfortable and feels better than any other synthetic glove we’ve felt or tested
  • The fit is absolutely perfect – no bunching and no fingers too long

CONS:
  • Not the best glove in heavy rain, but still better than leather or going gloveless!


Callaway Opti-Fit – From $17.99

The Callaway Opti-Fit rounds off our six best rain gloves for golf and is widely available online for purchase.

An entry level offering that still provides decent grip in tricky weather conditions. If you’re concerned about price then opt for this glove as you won’t find much better at the price that will aid you in wet weather.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons.


PROS:
  • standard thickness and grips the club decently in light rain
  • The aerated knuckle section does help in terms of breathability and so too the flexibility of the glove overall

CONS:
  • Not the best feel or fit, but at the price it is a good buy
  • The Opti-Fit tends to wear reasonably easily and doesn’t last as long as the FootJoy RainGrip for example


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