Golf as a water sport\nFOOTJOY\n\n The redesigned DryJoys Performance Rain Jacket has a special slit to keep the grip dry before your shot.\n\n Comment: "The adjustable wrists and waist are well designed."\n\n Jacket $220\n\n Pants $175\n\n footjoy.com\nADIDAS\n\n ClimaProof full-length zipper pants have four-way stretch knee inserts.\n\n Comment: "You can never have enough cotton-lined pockets to keep your hands cozy, and this suit has six."\n\n Jacket $170\n\n Pants $150\n\n adidasgolf.com\nNIKE\n\n The Storm-Fit cuff bottom doesn't fray from cleat contact. Raglan sleeves reach all the way to the neck for an athletic fit.\n\n Comment: "Kept me dry. Fit close but didn't restrict."\n\n Jacket $180\n\n Pants $140\n\n nikegolf.com\n\nSUNICE\n\n Hurricane shell is constructed from a two-layer Gore-Tex Paclite material. Zippers can convert jacket to short-sleeve.\n\n Comment: "The wind was gusting, but I couldn't feel it."\n\n Jacket $300\n\n Pants $200\n\n sunice.com\nZERO RESTRICTION\n\n Dual-motion cuffs stay snug to the wrists. The outer shell is made of WhisperSoft Gore-Tex and features a high-storm collar.\n\n Comment: "Aptly named brand."\n\n Jacket $340\n\n Pants $220\n\n zerorestriction.com\nSUN MOUNTAIN\n\n The fabric used for the RainFlex line features intertwined thread loops designed to stretch with movement. Notice the sealed zippers.\n\n Comment: "Breathable; loved the big pockets."\n\n Jacket $170\n\n Pants $150\n\n sunmountain.com\nFIDRA\n\n An internal bungee cord can be adjusted to prevent blousing. One of the heavier weighted suits on the market.\n\n Comment: "Cargo pocket on the pants is a nice touch."\n\n Jacket $195\n\n Pants $135\n\n fidragolf.com\nDUNNING GOLF\n\n C_change fabric does two things: In cold weather the polymer structures condense to insulate; in hot weather they open up.\n\n Comment: "Real warm, yet great to swing in."\n\n Jacket $700\n\n Pants $500\n\n dunninggolf.com\nGREG NORMAN\n\n Play Dry shell makes for a lightweight suit that packs easy and dries quickly.\n\n Comment: "Toe stirrups are a good idea. Kept the rain from leaking through my laces."\n\n Jacket $125\n\n Pants $85\n\n shark.com\nIZOD G\n\n The seam-sealed, laminated inner fabric is waterproof for added protection. One of the best values for a rainsuit.\n\n Comment: "I've never felt material like this before. Drapes well."\n\n $150 for entire suit\n\n izodg.com\nALL OF YOUR BEESWAX\n\n Rule 14-3 states that "drying or moisturizing agents may be used" by a player to help hold the club. One such agent that really works? Beeswax like that found in the Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer ($5, gorillagold.com). These cloths infused with beeswax have been used in a variety of sports from tennis to gymnastics. Rub it on your grip before you go out in the rain (we had no problems in a downpour). The material is designed to increase the tacky feel on your grips and repel moisture.\nPROQUIP\n\n The Teflon-treated Silk Touch material was the choice of the 2006 European Ryder Cup team. Double-side adjusters help fit.\n\n Comment: "Super quiet during my swing."\n\n Jacket $260\n\n Pants $190\n\n proquipusa.net\nRLX RALPH LAUREN\n\n An adjustable waistband on the RLX Golf Storm Breaker Pant is a good alternative to elastic, which can sag when wet.\n\n Comment: "Front pockets gave easy access."\n\n Jacket $395\n\n Pants $298\n\n ralphlauren.com\nWETTER IS BETTER\n\n Rain gloves grip strongest when wet. In light-rain conditions, rub the palms in the grass when you first put them on. The suede material on the palm of the Etonic G>SOK RAIN glove (left) was developed in Japan for water-skiers and scuba divers ($20 a pair, etonic.com). The FootJoy RainGrip Extreme uses a microfiber material on the back of the hand to achieve a leather-like feel and consistent fit ($22 a pair, footjoy.com). A synthetic leather in the Nike Wet Weather is designed to prevent water build-up between the glove and grip ($24, nikegolf.com).