Galvin Green Dominic Insula Full-Zip Jacket

Our verdict on the Galvin Green Dominic Insula Full-Zip jacket

Galvin Green Dominic Insula Full-Zip Jacket Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Stylish, comfortable and effective at working with the conditions you’re playing in, the Dominic Insula is an excellent mid layer that ensures the weather won’t distract you from your game.

Reasons to buy
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    Soft, stretchy, stylish, breathable, comfortable and very effective at taking away the chill on cold days.

Reasons to avoid
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    Comes up quite small in terms of sizing.

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In this Galvin Green Dominic Insula Full-Zip jacket review, Joel Tadman puts it in play over multiple rounds to assess how it looks and performs

Galvin Green Dominic Insula Full-Zip Jacket Review

Golfers are always searching for that go-to mid layer they can reach for when playing in a variety of conditions and the Dominic Insula from Galvin Green has become this garment for us so far this year.

Why? First and foremost, it keeps you warm when it’s cold. Despite the fabric being relatively thin, this full-zip top is incredibly effective at taking away those winter chills.

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It is also very soft and stretchy, which means you can swing without restriction. It comes up a little small in terms of sizing compared to a lot of other brands, but the extra give in the fabric means you get that snug, tailored fit without your movement being hindered.

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The breathability is also a stand out feature. Once that morning frost had thawed as the sun risen above the clouds, we didn’t have a need to remove the Dominic to stop us from overheating, such is the breathability and versatility this garment provides.

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We think you’ll agree, it looks the part too. Testing in the white/sharkskin colourway (there are two others available), we love the subtle striped pattern down the arms and colour blocking down the sides. Two front pockets provide much-needed refuge for your hands on cold days.

It won’t keep you dry should the heavens open, but the thin and soft nature of the fabric mean it can easily be combined with a waterproof layer, like the Galvin Green Action jacket.

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To top it all off, much of the Dominic is made from recycled plastic, so you’re doing your bit for the environment by wearing it.

This is one of the best golf tops for those chilly Spring mornings and properly baltic winter rounds, so you'll find yourself wearing it much of the time should you invest in it, which really enhances the value for money on offer here.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x