Hopefully, you now feel that you can shop for a golf bag rain cover and find something that will work for your needs. There are a few considerations to make before you settle on your final purchase. Here are the things we would look for in a golf bag rain cover.
Golf Bag Type
A golf cart bag and a golf carry bag or Sunday bag may need different rain covers. You have to ensure that you have access to your clubs but that your clubs are also going to fit on the cart or on your back if you are carrying them.
Most rain covers are going to work on a Cart bag or a carry bag. However, some of the larger full rain covers are a bit too cumbersome for the golfer that is walking and carrying. Keep this in mind as you investigate different manufacturers and their product offerings.
Rain Cover Type
The type of rain cover is usually a full size option that covers the entire bag or the hood that just goes over the top of the bag. IT really depends on what you are trying to protect when you choose the rain cover type for you. If you have a high end bag with detailed stitching, it may make sense to get a full rain cover.
For very Tall golfers, sometimes the clearance of the rain cover can be a problem. If the top of the rain cover is not tall enough, players will have a hard time getting the club to fit in the top of the bag. In addition, getting clubs in and out will become quite difficult. Ensure that you purchase a golf rain cover with plenty of clearance if your clubs are extended in length.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions that we get asked about the best golf bag rain covers on the market.
Does Every Golf Bag Come With A Rain Hood?
Almost every golf bag you purchase will come with some kind of rain cover. However, this is not to say that these rain covers will be high quality and be able to protect your clubs properly. Most of the golf bag rain covers that come with your clubs are used more when storing the club or for a quick rainstorm that you don’t even play through.
For truly playing in the rain, an additional golf bag rain cover is necessary.
Should I Get A Full Bag Rain Cover or a Rain Hood?
Most players are going to use a golf bag rain hood. With the rain hood, you will have plenty of access to your clubs, and it is lightweight and easy to get on and off. For the full golf bag rain covers, you have a bit more work to deal with getting the bag protected and out of the rain.
Most players that go with the full bag rain cover have a high end golf bag that needs protection from the rain.
Are Golf Rain Hoods Worth It?
A golf bag rain hood is very much worth it. Keeping one of these handy resources in your bag will help to ensure the inside of your golf bag does not turn into a small swamp. When golf clubs get wet and don’t dry properly, they tend to rust.
The long term implications of this will include the deterioration of your golf clubs. A rain cover is a small price to pay to keep your golf clubs in great condition.
Now that you found a great hood for your Golf Bag, you may want to check out AEC Info’s reviews on a variety of golf bags.