It’s not often that I am pleased to see the rain. However, when you have a new jacket to test, the prospect of the heavens opening puts a smile on my face.
I had nothing to fear as I zipped up the new Sunice Jay Jacket. Sunice has been making golf apparel since 1992 and hailing from Canada, they know a thing or two about the weather. I trusted this jacket even before the rain came down. If it’s good enough for the likes of Brooke Henderson as she claimed her first Major title, then surely it’s good enough for me.
You can often tell just how good a jacket is before you even put it on. The waterproof zips along the front and pockets prevent any water leaking through keeping any underlayer completely dry. This was immediately comforting.
Then there is the 3-year guarantee. This shows Sunice’s confidence in their product. As the rain came down I put it on and went for a walk. The rain was moderately heavy. A perfect test indeed. As the rain hit the jacket small droplets formed on the material. The waterproof zips worked perfectly.
Upon completing the walk, the jacket performed brilliantly. A quick shake of the jacket and moments later, it was practically dry. I couldn’t tell you how it worked but it did. Water test complete and the jacket had passed with flying colours. I was dry and the jacket was dry. Impressed would be an understatement.
However, this is a golf jacket. Having already passed the water test could it perform as a golf jacket? With the temperature hanging around the 1-degree mark on a cold December morning I would see if the Sunice Jay Jacket could pass the test.
Holywell Golf Course seemed an ideal place to test given its higher altitude. The frost clung to the ground with all its might. The sun was out but it was still cold. Layered up and ready to go, I’d see just how breathable it really was. The aim was to wear the jacket for the whole 18 holes no matter if the temperature rose.
Inside the pocket, there is a small towel attached to the jacket. Ideal for cleaning balls and clubs. It was a handy addition to this already brilliant jacket. I was warm and the jacket remained breathable as the conditions changed. At times I forgot I was even wearing a jacket at all.
The jacket never affected my swing (I do a good enough job of that myself). It was unrestrictive and almost felt like part of me. The only faults on the course were entirely mine as I braved through conditions scoring a respectable 98 along the way.
Sunice has produced a top of the range product with the Jay Jacket. Waterproof, breathable, practical and perfect. In wintery conditions, we can trust this Canadian company to deliver the goods. Playing in the rain will never be the same again. The radio played “Sunshine on a rainy day” by Zoe on my drive home. I couldn’t help but sing along thinking about just how good this jacket was.
For more information go to: http://www.sunice.com/eu/product/s42006_0202-jay-jacket