Galvin Green Armstrong Jacket Review

We test out the Armstrong Jacket from Galvin Green, a brand synonymous with high-quality design

Galvin Green Armstrong Jacket review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

Galvin Green think of everything when it comes to golf jackets and the Armstrong is no exception. An outstanding example of design and aesthetics, it is suitable in both windy and rainy conditions which means you'll probably wear it more than you think.

Reasons to buy
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    Extremely lightweight

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    Easy to achieve a snug, comfortable fit

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    Modern design without being over the top

Reasons to avoid
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    Could feel softer to touch

Galvin Green Armstrong Jacket Review

Discover why the Armstrong jacket was selected for Editor's Choice 2022

Established in 1990 by Swedish entrepreneur Tomas Nilsson, Galvin Green has been helping golfers deal with changing weather conditions for over 30 years. The company sets the benchmark for performance wear with its products offering the very highest levels of comfort and protection from the elements. We have been fans for a long time now, with models like the Action and Ashton Shakedry making it into previous Editor’s Choice lists and guides like the best waterproof golf jackets (opens in new tab). In 2022, the Armstrong has earned its way in. 

Of course we should start by mentioning the protective performance on offer here, which is what this jacket is all about. It is 100% waterproof thanks to a Gore-Tex Paclite stretch fabric construction, which will help any golfer keep the adverse weather conditions at bay when out on the golf course. Importantly this fabric is also characterised by its lightness, breathability and also packability so it does not hinder the golf swing or movement, does not feel too hot, and can fold down to nothing so it can be easily stored in your golf bag. 

Importantly the Armstrong is as feature-packed as it gets when talking about the best waterproof golf jackets on the market. It feels like Galvin Green has truly thought about every little detail here with features like the partially elastic cuffs, chest width adjustment, repositioned side seam for optimum comfort and freedom of movement and water repellent zip fastenings. There is also an elasticated drawstring at the hem and the fabrics used are Bluesign approved which means harmful substances have been removed from the manufacturing process. Finally, design wise the jacket is available in five colors and looks modern without being over the top. The graphics really stand out but we think the jacket can be used off the course as well which is a huge plus point.

Overall, Galvin Green continues to manufacture some of the best waterproof jackets and products in the game thanks to continued evolution and implementation of cutting-edge technology. The Armstrong reveals this and is a model to consider if you are seeking to protect yourself from Mother Nature this year.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6