FootJoy, has launched its 2015 Autumn/Winter performance apparel collection, with the addition of new categories and functional fabrics across outer, mid and base Layers. Outer layers include DryJoys Select (£295 rain jacket; £200 rain trousers) waterproofs giving 25,000mm waterproof protection but said to remain lightweight. A moisture permeability (MP) rating of 25,000g/sqm highlights the fabric’s breathability, whilst features include bonded seams, laser cut pockets, FJ’s Xtreme DWR finish and YKK Aquaguard Vision waterproof zips.
A key feature of both DryJoys Select and the updated design of FJ’s DryJoys Tour XP (£200 rain jacket, pictured; £185 rain shirt; £165 rain trousers) is the addition of a patent-pending StaDry Collar, shaped and heightened to ensure it does not interfere with the golfer’s swing, whilst also preventing the rain from entering the garment.
FJ’s tour-proven DryJoys Tour XP and HydroLite suits (£140 rain jacket; £135 rain shirt; £120 rain shirt S/S; £95 rain trousers) complement DryJoys Select in FJ’s fully-waterproof outerwear offering for 2015, each featuring fresh patterns and all-new colourways. DryJoys Tour XP’s three layer bonded construction and the HydroLite 2.5 layer fabric each provide 20,000mm WP and allow the golfer a full range of motion. The water-resistant FJ Hybrid jacket and vest are also carried into the 2015 line with a warmth-promoting quilted design for on and off-course wear.
The FJ Thermal Fleece Jacket (£120) is another introduction to FJ Outer Layers for 2015 and features fleece-insulated panels which have been placed in strategic areas of the upper body. A durable woven shell and DWR finish allow it to repel light rain while stretch shoulder inserts allow freedom of movement.
New for 2015 is the FJ Performance Wind Shell Mid-Layer (£90), a wind-resistant, woven garment with the feel of a knit. With its DWR finish and athletic half-zip construction, it is a highly versatile solution for changeable weather conditions. Further additions to the mid-layer category are the Berkeley and Jupiter Collection Performance Shirts (£45 to £55), allowing the golfer to freshen up his wardrobe for the second half of the season.
For base layers FJ offers ProDry Performance Thermal Base Layer Mock (£40) and ProDry Performance Seamless Base Layer (£55) with seamless construction providing comfort and mobility, whilst the body-mapping technology gives breathability.
The FJ Women’s Essentials range sees the FJ HydroLite Suit (rain jacket £140; rain trousers £90) as the headline waterproof garment, while the insulated FJ Quilted Jacket (£90) is an ideal selection when the cold conditions start to bite. Four new mock neck base layers (£40), sleeved and sleeveless shirts, as well as new options in the full-zip knit sweaters (£55 to £80), ensure that the 2015 range provides a wide variety of options for off-season play.
Paul O’Hagan, FJ marketing executive stated, “With several innovative technologies and highly fashionable designs, we think this is going to be our best performing and most visually pleasing Autumn/Winter collection to date and will undoubtedly enhance the standing of FJ as a leading apparel brand.”