Reflective heat capture lining transfers body heat to the core and spine, aiding mobility and flexibility in cold weather.
ProQuip has announced the launch of Ultimate HTX, its first-ever rain jacket capable of recycling and transferring body heat for improved performance in cold weather.
Ultimate HTX (Heat Technology Extreme) uses a metallic heat capture lining, to retain and reflect body heat onto the golfer’s core, lower and mid-back for improved flexibility and mobility during the swing.
Russell Brooks, General Manager of ProQuip Golf, said: “Ultimate HTX is a breakthrough innovation in golf rainwear and the wider field of self-heating outerwear. The jacket’s ability to retain and recycle body heat means that when it rains, it warms, and fewer layers are needed in cold weather to maintain optimum comfort on course.”
The tech-first rain jacket is made from a durable four-way stretch outer fabric. The polyester face fabric flexes and adjusts for freedom of movement during the swing, and is lightweight, breathable and protected by ProQuip’s proprietary three-year waterproof guarantee.
The metallic inner liner is highly breathable, allowing excess heat and moisture to dissipate while retaining and transferring the optimal level of warmth to the wearer’s lower and mid-back.
“The physiological benefits of heat are well known in sports, helping to keep muscles relaxed, widening blood vessels, promoting blood flow and helping reduce soreness and stiffness.
Playing golf year-round in cold and wet weather is challenging, which is why we combined thermal benefits with our advanced waterproofing technologies, and the result is Ultimate HTX,” said Brooks.
Ultimate HTX also features storm cuffs, a responsive elasticated cuff that is waterproof and prevents excess water from entering the rain suit above a glove or during play.
Ultimate HTX is available in three colours: Black/ Zinc Grey, Black/ Maritime Blue and Black, in sizes S-XXXL.
Matching waterproof trousers are available in black.
The new technical garment is at retail now, available from ProQuip preferred stockists and online.
ProQuip was founded in 1981, in North Berwick, Scotland, and has over four decades of experience designing specialist golf weatherwear, including as a preferred supplier to 20 Ryder Cup Teams, both European and American.