There is no doubt that Galvin Green produce outstanding golf apparel. From the fit and styling to the performance on-course, it is all designed with the needs of the golfer very much at the forefront. Of course, the price-tag reflects that but having tested it in horrific conditions, I think it is fair to say you get what you pay for!
Colourful but classy styling, thoughtful designs, extremely comfortable and excellent all-round protection from the elements without restricting the swing.
A small amount of water did get in between the bottom of the jacket and top of the trousers.
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Galvin Green SS17 Apparel Review - Golf Monthly Digital Editor Neil Tappin took a selection of products from Galvin Green's Spring Summer 2017 apparel to Old Head in Ireland to give it a thorough test
Galvin Green SS17 Apparel Review
Tested by: Neil Tappin, Hcp 5
Garments Tested Galvin Green Arch (Deep Ocean/Black/White) - RRP £230 Galvin Green Apollo (Black) – RRP £330 Galvin Green Bow (Deep Ocean) – RRP £200 Galvin Green Dino (Black/Iron grey) – RRP £110 Galvin Green Mitchell (White/Deep Ocean/Black) – RRP £95 Galvin Green Mike (Black/Deep Ocean) – RRP £100 Galvin Green Noah (Black) – RRP £110 Galvin Green East (White/Gunmetal) – RRP £60 Galvin Green Arn Trousers (Grey) - RRP £380
The styling is mostly simple and fairly conservative but there are flashes of colour to add a fresh, modern spark to a classic golfing look. It is the small details within the Galvin Green styling that create a smart and premium appearance.
The fit is more athletic than other golf brands and as such, the clothes all look smart and well-tailored. The use of modern, stretchable fabrics ensures that whilst the fit is athletic, there is no restriction of movement whatsoever.
During the worst of the weather I was wearing four layers. This is where the more expensive Galvin Green clothing really comes into it’s own. The lightweight, breathable, stretchy fabrics allow you to concentrate on the golf no matter how bad conditions have become!
In some of the worst weather conditions I have ever played golf in, the Galvin Green outerwear excelled. Apart from the odd small area, I was pretty much completely dry after four hours of being battered by the wind and rain. The windstopper is also incredibly lightweight, an ideal garment for the golf bag, ready to be used as the weather changes. The Ventil8 polo shirts look the part and feel soft and stretchy, even over a base layer, and you won't ever be cold if you're wearing one of Galvin Green's exceptional Insula products - a must during the winter months.
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
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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