Galvin Green Waterproofs
Introducing the new 2019 Galvin Green Waterproof collection. First of all, we should point out to any keen golfers who may not be aware already, that all Galvin Green waterproof jackets and waterproof trousers feature GORE-TEX and come with a lifetime waterproof guarantee. As for the 2019 collection itself, the same key jacket types remain – providing an option for almost any preference – with fresh new colour combinations.
What is GORE-TEX?
Unlike other waterproofing methods, GORE-TEX is a membrane which sits within the fabric meaning it is not exposed to the elements. 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 membrane completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing moisture (sweat) to escape from the inside.
Galvin Green use a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) on the outer layer of their golf jackets and pants. This treatment causes water to bead and prevents the outer layer from becoming wet, which would reduce the breathability of the whole garment. However, the DWR is not responsible for the garment being waterproof. Without the DWR, the outer layer would become soaked and there would be no breathability, leading to the wearers sweat failing to evaporate and dampness to form from the inside. This may give the appearance of the waterproof jacket or pants leaking, but it is not. Wear and cleaning will reduce the performance of the GORE-TEX fabric by wearing away the DWR treatment. Should this happen, tumble drying the garment will re-invigorate the DWR coating and the jacket/pants would perform like new.
Galvin Green – Waterproof Jackets
At the pinnacle of GORE-TEX performance you have the Galvin Green Archie jacket which features the brilliant C-KNIT backer. If you prefer a soft feel, then this is the jacket for you. The C-KNIT fabric will “slide and glide” over any clothing item you are wearing beneath it in order to offer a quiet, soft jacket which allows a full range of motion. The same waterproof protection and breathability is assured whilst the non-stick feel is sure to impress. An adjustable collar width is designed to prevent water from seeping inside the jacket from your neck, ensuring you are covered from all angles.
The Galvin Green Aaron is the latest addition to feature GORE-TEX stretch fabrics with a full mesh lining. This full zip jacket has a colour block design which really pops in a couple of the colour combinations but has a more subtle look in the Black/Sharkskin and Navy/White variations. One of the things golfers hate about wearing waterproof jackets is how restricted they feel when wearing them. Thanks to stretch fabrics, the Aaron jacket ensures you can swing freely and don’t need to worry about feeling restricted any more. Two front pockets and two inner chest pockets provide plenty of storage to keep your valuables dry and safe from water damage, no matter how torrential the rain may be.
For those golfers seeking a lightweight, packable waterproof jacket, the Galvin Green Andres may be exactly what you are looking for. Constructed using GORE-TEX Paclite technology stretch fabrics, this Galvin Green full zip jacket is ultra light and ultra packable. Featuring the same waterproof guarantee as the other jackets in the range, the Andres really comes in to its own when weight and space are critical. Similarly to the Galvin Green Aaron jacket, the Andres features a colour block design which really pops in multiple colour combinations, whilst the black jacket caters to those who prefer a more subtle look.
Galvin Green – Shakedry Jacket
The Galvin Green Ashton is the first golf waterproof jacket to feature the brand new Shakedry technology. The revolutionary construction without a conventional face fabric makes water bead up and roll right off the surface. The result of this is minimal chilling effect, hugely reduced dry-off time and therefore significantly improved breathability. The inside of this garment is equipped with a functional backer textile for next-to-skin comfort while the quiet GORE-TEX membrane as the outer surface eliminates all friction in the golf swing, maximising club head speed. The Ashton jacket weighs approximately 174 grams making it one of the lightest available on the market, yet still offers the infamous Galvin Green lifetime waterproof guarantee. We know the design isn’t going to be for everybody, but this waterproof golf jacket gets a big yes from us!
Galvin Green – Waterproof Trousers
And finally, GORE-TEX waterproof golf trousers. Galvin Green have decided to keep their waterproof trousers the same, sticking with the Arthur (Paclite) and Andy (with full lining) for this collection. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? Featuring all the waterproof capabilities and breathability as the rest of their waterproof range, you really can’t go wrong with either of these pants.
Shop the new collection here.