Golfers and those interested in golf recognize FootJoy as one of the most dominant companies when it comes to golf footwear, apparel, and accessories. There’s almost no golfer regardless of his or her skill level that doesn’t own at least one FootJoy piece, not just because the brand speaks tradition and status, but because a FootJoy product is most likely to last several seasons. The rain glove that we are reviewing today, the FootJoy RainGrip has been the most praised among weather gloves and its superiority is seen in the utmost playability and performance features.
Footjoy was founded as a shoe company more than a century and a half ago, and until the date, it does that function the best it can, offering premium quality footwear. It has been officially a golf shoe company for about 80 years now, and it has been the company that has been the most praised by golfers all ages, styles, and preferences, amateurs, and professionals. It is the company that reliably delivers performance and comfort, luxury designs and sophisticated technologies.
However, with the entry into the glove business in 1979 FootJoy has set new standards in golf gloves production, i.e. the Sta-Sof model, made with Cabretta leather became the number one glove in golf, a position that it still holds today. But, it wasn’t just this model that brought a never-ending triumph to FootJoy. The company has expanded its production line to a wide range of glove models each of them unique in their own way.
One of the long-term successes is the FootJoy RainGrip model which has never decreased in popularity since it was launched in 1996. It has been called the most reliable glove when the rainy days arrive. The material and the overall performance have been proven to work in the wettest conditions, guaranteeing firm and stable grip. Golfers call it the queen of the gloves and every seasoned golfer has it in his bag. Therefore, we invite you to read below about all the features that make the FootJoy RainGrip number one golf glove.
Proprietary AutoSuede material delivers superior grip in wet conditions
It works the best in wet conditions
Very breathable, easy to dry and moisture-wicking upper-hand material
Removable ball marker and a tee placed in a loop
Velcro angled closure for an adjustable fit
Durable, flexible and comfortable
Comes in a pair
If the price is not an issue, then it is a great product
The palm is the place where the grip needs to be at its peak performance, so the AutoSuede palm features an outstanding characteristic of the fibers being ’activated’ when it gets in touch with a wet surface, allowing it to provide a very good gripping property. The same “activation” process occurs to the index finger area since it is made with the same material.
The AutoSuede ™ material, which has been particularly designed for the palm and the index area, gets ‘activated’ once it gets in touch with water or moist. This means that it doesn’t have to be particularly rainy, just a bit of moist or humid weather, even sweat is enough for the material to be ready to “stand up” and deliver a grippy surface. This surface delivers an unbeatable connection between the golfer’s palm and the club in wet circumstances. This will help you exhibit more control over the club, and achieve a full-blown swing which will get the ball fly higher and longer.
There's one important point to make regarding the workability of this glove. The wetter the glove is, the better it works, and in case you want to use it in super dry conditions, it won’t deliver the expected results. Some golfers deliberately make it wetter or run the palm over wet surfaces to get the fibers activated and deliver a better grip.
The backside of the fingers and the upper part of the hand feature QuickDry ™ II knit material which is the company’s proprietary material characterized with superior breathability and moisture-wicking properties. It controls the perspiration and lets transport the sweat from your skin to the surface layer of the material, allowing it to evaporate easily. This way, the glove can be used even in humid areas when the air is too hot and damp and the body excessively sweats. This material dries very easily and provides great flexibility and comfort regardless of the season you are wearing the glove.
As the material of the palm area is more functional when it is wet, you can use the glove in different seasons, including the summer, when the rain suddenly pours or when it is too hot and your palms are extremely sweaty. According to many golfers who live in extremely humid places, Golfers are particularly advised to make it as wet as possible since it is then that it functions the best.
The functionality of the glove is indisputable and, as we have mentioned before, it has no negative reviews which is one more indication that it matches the manufacturer’s description.
In addition to the adjustability it features, the FootJoy RainGrip comes with a ball marker and a tee which is conveniently stored in a double loop positioned on the upper section of the glove below the ball marker. These extras might not define the quality of the glove, nor its performance, but are an excellent convenience when it comes to using waterproof equipment.
The durability of the golf glove matters since you wouldn’t like to see the one you are wearing with holes and pieces when you’re at the 9th hole. You need a glove that will be a reliable partner in the game and which will provide you with flexibility and good grip and which will last for a very long time. The FootJoy RainGrip is one of those models that are made to last. The proprietary material has been proven to endure for a long time through many seasons.
When it comes to drying, it is recommended to avoid dryers as the materials can get damaged. Since the fabric has the easy-dry property, they become dry in no time. Make sure that you don’t expose them to direct sunlight after washing, so you’d better dry them inside your home. When you don’t use them, they should be adequately stored in your locker without being exposed to weather or environmental impacts.
- The palm and the index finger are made from the proprietary AutoSuede material that works best in wet conditions
- The wetter it is, the better it works
- Very breathable, easy to dry and moisture-wicking upper-hand material
- Removable ball marker and a tee placed in a loop
- Velcro angled closure for an adjustable fit
- Durable, flexible and comfortable
- Comes in a pair
FootJoy is a company that is reputed for being the best among golf apparel companies for a reason. It over a century experience and trustworthiness give it enough background and experience for advancement in every field. Since we are talking about premium quality, it is more than expected for the company to value its products highly and price them more expensively than its competition. This refers to this glove model too, and even though it comes in a pair, the price is on the higher-end.
Considering all the pros the FootJoy RainGrip boasts, there's little to wish for in it, and we highly recommend it to golfers who need reliable and longlasting rain glove model.