Deals on FootJoy HydroTour Pants

We tested the FootJoy HydroTour pants on a damp autumn afternoon in the UK to see how they fare.

Good waterproof pants may not be the most exciting golf-related purchase you will ever make, but they can be invaluable for those who regularly play in the rain, or perhaps more frequently in wet conditions. The best golf waterproofing products are capable of handling anything thrown at them.

One of the great things about the FootJoy HydroTour is that it can either be worn over other pants or on its own. I prefer to wear waterproof pants by myself all winter – there’s a belt loop for that and the fit is tight enough to work really well.

Alternatively, when you wear them over your regular golf trousers, the side pockets have internal zippers that provide access to the trouser pockets below. That works well and the zippers don’t interfere when closing.

Footjoy HydroKnit

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Due to the light material, they can also be easily stowed in your golf bag and are ready for use in any weather.

As for waterproof protection, they did really well in this department – but for the premium price, one can certainly hope so. Perhaps more impressive is the quality of the material – it definitely feels like high-quality waterproof pants. They’re light without being thin, and stretch with your body as you swing and walk.

FootJoy HydroTour waterproof

The FootJoy HydroTour waterproof suit

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How tall am I / how am I built?

I am six feet tall and quite slim.

How did it fit / feel / performance?

The fit is one of the best things about the FootJoy HydroTour pants and it certainly makes them one of the best waterproof golf pants out there. It’s roomy enough to wear a second pair of pants underneath, and it’s cut so that it’s not too bulky. They offered excellent protection from moisture and looked great with either the FootJoy Hybrid Insulated Top or the FootJoy HydroTour waterproof jacket as pictured above.

Do you notice an additional detail?

The zipper that sits in the pockets to allow access to the pants pockets underneath is a great thing. The ankle zippers work well enough, but we struggled to put these pants on with golf shoes. Zippers on the back pockets provide additional protection on particularly wet days.

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