Galvin Green Lincoln Interface-1 Jacket

We test the new Lincoln Interface-1 Jacket out on the golf course

Galvin Green Lincoln Interface-1 Jacket Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Offering modern styling with up-to-date performance, the Lincoln is an extremely stylish and versatile mid-layer option capable of coping with all but the worst weather. It's very lightweight, soft to touch and doesn't impede your swing. Yes it comes with a premium price tag, but you'll get an awful lot of wear from it for many years.

Reasons to buy
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    Surprising level of protection from the wind and rain given how thin and stretchy the material is. Looks great.

Reasons to avoid
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    We'd prefer to have front pockets included

Galvin Green Lincoln Interface-1 Jacket Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman puts the Galvin Green Lincoln Jacket through its paces out on the golf course

Galvin Green Lincoln Interface-1 Jacket Review

This is aimed at golfers seeking a versatile, wind proof mid layer that combats multiple elements.

Key technology This half-zip Interface-1 garment comes in five colours and is made from a lightweight, breathable and windproof material suitable for the majority of rounds throughout the year. It also features an elastic drawstring at the hem, elastic cuffs and a repositioned side seam for optimum comfort. It forms part of Galvin Green's new collection for 2019, which you can read about here.

How we tested We wore a red/black Lincoln out on the course over multiple rounds in different weather conditions to assess fit and performance.

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The styling is relatively subdued by Galvin Green’s standards but it does come in other, brighter colour choices and the logo and print section on the chest along with the different colour blocks on the front and back certainly catch your eye and enhance the premium aesthetics.

We found this jacket to be surprisingly efficient at keeping the wind out given how the thin material is. Its impressive stretch properties ensure freedom of movement is not restricted during the swing.

The half-zip design is easy to slide on thanks to the soft inner fabric and fits snugly, ensuring no excess material around the torso impedes the swing, helped by the elasticated waist and wrist sections.

The high level of waterproof protection makes it a feasible option for all but the heaviest of downpours - water beads off the outer fabric quickly, leaving no visible trace behind.

The stretchiness of the material is pretty incredible considering how thin it is, which also allows it to be combined easily with other layers either underneath or on top.

The wind resistance also helps keep the winter chill at bay and it can be easily folded and stored in small pockets in your golf bag. A lack of pockets would be our one minor criticism.

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.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


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 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x