ProQuip, the world’s leading innovator of lightweight golf weatherwear and Preferred Supplier to the European Ryder Cup Team 2010, has unveiled TourFlex, the first all-over stretchable rain suit in its 28 year history.
The breakthrough TourFlex fabric, developed exclusively by ProQuip over the past three years, features complete super-stretch performance enabling all golfers – from club players to tournament professionals – to swing freely and athletically, as if they were wearing a lightweight second skin. It also features striking modern styling with a slimmer, sports cut.
What makes TourFlex special is its two-way stretch fabric, made with a fine plain weave rather than a knit, as with most stretchable fabrics. This enables the whole garment to be made with super-stretchable fabric, not just stretch panels, making it the lightest, quietest and easy-to-swing-in rain suit with a waterproof outer that ProQuip has ever produced.
The technology has already been made available to Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie, who is working closely with ProQuip on a number of fabrics and designs for the European Team suit for next year’s matches at The Celtic Manor Resort.
ProQuip Chief Designer Richard Head said: “ProQuip has been the leading developer of ultra-lightweight weatherwear fabrics for nearly 30 years, but I can I honestly say TourFlex is the best rain suit we have ever produced.
“My vision was to create a lightweight, stretchable fabric that performed like a second skin – and that is precisely what we have achieved. You can swing in a TourFlex jacket and hardly know it is on, it is so easy to play in. In my opinion, TourFlex represents a whole new level of performance in athletic golf weatherwear.”
TourFlex, with its ultra-lightweight waterproof stretch outer fabric, has enabled ProQuip to create a slimmer fitting, athletic cut with Tour inspired styling and three-way colours. The high-performance fabric, with integrated weatherwear features including waterproof zips, is available in an array of sizes (S-XXXL) and colours with matching trousers and, like all ProQuip rain suits, is guaranteed for three years. The suggested retail price is £250.