The good people at Sunice sent over a their 2010 Tornado rain pull-over for a late season review. I didn’t get to put it through its paces on-courses – that’ll have to wait till next year. I did get a chance to take this jacket for a spin in the rain through the streets of Brooklyn. It performed just as advertised; rain beaded up and rolled right off.
Sunice, started in Alberta, Canada, has its roots in the ski wear industry. Over thirty years of experience on the slopes translates well to the links. Details like Velcro wrist bands and taped zippers show just how well thought out this jacket is. Sunice stands behind their waterproof fabric with a four year guarantee. Fit seems really good, I’m interested to see how it handles on-course. The styling is muted with a reflective accent on each side. Personally, I’m more interested in function than form in a rain jacket.
All in all, this lightweight pull-over is a buy. Sunice gear tends toward the high end of price range (this item in $250 range), with this product you actually do get what you pay for.