You’re out on the course and there’s not a cloud in the sky once you start what is going to be the day you shoot your best score ever. I’m a positive thinker. The skies begin to get a little angry and in your mind there is no way that a little rain is going to keep from shooting that 13 over round you have worked hard for. Most people would probably pack for this occasion and pull out their trusty rain gear knowing that it’s inevitable that this is only going to keep the rain out for a few minutes before everything is drenched.
Our friends across the pond have had a secret weapon in battling the elements. If you turn on the European Tour or even watch reviewers from the U.K. on YouTube it’s almost a known fact that sometime during their round or review it’s going to start raining. When they break out their rain gear you will more than likely see the brand name Galvin Green.
Until recently Galvin Green was not available in the states and, while a slow process, their product is starting to show up on several online retailers as well as high end golf shops.
What makes this better than your old standby? Let’s take a look at the Galvin Green Art Gore Tex Jacket!
From Galvin Green
Waterproof, highly breathable full zip jacket in GORE-TEX® fabric with mesh lining. Adjustable bottom edge and sleeve-ends. Equipped with rain channels in the sleeve-ends, inside pocket and two front pockets with fleece lining. Available in eight different sizes for the perfect fit.
Cuffs with tab and touch and close fastener
Cuffs with unique rain channel
Front pockets with zipper closing
Two inner pockets w zipper closing
Elastic drawstring in bottom edge for width adjustment
Repositioned side seam for optimum comfort and fit
Light weight mesh lining
- Totally waterproof. Guaranteed To Keep You Dry™.
- Maximum breathability that enables the release of excess heat and moisture.
- Durable waterproof protection.
- Perfect fit and maximum freedom of movement, specially developed for golfers.
- Soft and smooth outer materials that provide comfort and excellent drape characteristics.
- Extremely hard wearing and long lasting.
- Easy to wash and maintain, just regular machine wash and tumble dry.
The GORE-TEX® membrane contains over 1.4 billion microscopic pores per square cm. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule, which makes the GORE-TEX® membrane completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing moisture to escape from the inside.
Galvin Green Art Waterproof Jacket
So you may be asking yourself what someone in Los Angeles is doing with any sort of rain gear in their wardrobe? I probably would only break this out when traveling to other states to play golf but we were lucky enough to get a few days with heavy rain where I could truly put the Art jacket to the test.
Fit and Finish
I’ve got to say when I was presented with the opportunity to review a Galvin Green product and knowing their reputation my expectations were sky high. The Art is really lightweight and offers a flexible shell for easy packing, definitely a big plus. The fit and finish are top notch. Galvin Green Art is mesh lined which kind of worried me that it would be a little rough but upon slipping on the jacket it’s actually really soft and comfortable.
Fit is definitely a bit snug compared to my Nike and Foot Joy jackets but the material seems to flex in the right places so it doesn’t feel restrictive while swinging. Even with elastic drawstring tightened the fit remained manageable with no loss in range of motion.
The Art jacket is really just meant to keep you dry. Galvin Green offers everything from polos to underwear that when pieced together provide you the ultimate in protection in any weather. It’s a great concept but each piece carries a premium price to go with it. Galvin Green does offer heavier weight jackets so going that route might save you some cash.
Galvin Green has thoughtfully designed each and every product with the highest of standards. They have managed to create a shell that keeps you totally dry while giving it the ability to keep body heat from building up from the inside.
I love pouring water on this thing and watching slide and bounce off leaving no moisture on the jacket at all. Every seam is perfectly reinforced with such precision that even trying to find some kind of flaw was useless.
The ART has four zippered pockets one on each side both inside and out. I could fit my giant phone, money clip, keys, and golf glove in separate pockets with ease.
The cuff fastener and rain channel feature is magical! I cannot tell you how annoying it is to have water trickling down your arms. The rain channel create the perfect seal and with a rain glove I couldn’t have been more comfortable.
Galvin Green may have taken a long time to start selling in the states but everything you have heard about their quality control and performance are absolutely true. This is a jacket for the die hard golfer who demands the absolute best from their equipment to their apparel!
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