T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Galvin Green high-end golf outerwear makes U.S. debut
Galvin Green, a high-end outerwear brand based in Sweden that has been wildly popular throughout Europe, is making its U.S. debut with the latest Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Galvin Green touts itself as makers of, "high-performance golf wear," and when you see the gear up close, you quickly realize the company isn't kidding.
The list of offerings for 2014 -- almost 300 different jackets, trousers, pullovers, sweaters, body warmers, shirts, slacks, shorts, hats, caps, gloves and socks, plus more than six times that number of size options -- Galvin Green says, meets demand for head-to-toe protection from the elements with garments that look and feel ideal for golf.
The popular "Aron" jacket (MSRP: $460), is a full-zip, GORE-TEX Paclite with Stretch Fabric. The jacket is 100 percent waterproof and Galvin Green guarantees it will keep you dry. The Aron combines lightweight weather protection and extreme high-end, permformance. The Aron is also styled to avoid unnecessary fabric at the front of jacket that could impede the swing motion.
Both the cuffs for the wrists, as well as the chest width can be easily adjusted with velcro tabs for a perfect, custom fit.
While Galvin Green offers a wide variety of waterproof outerwear -- shell layers and warm layers -- the company also produces golf polos, pants, sweaters, hats, belts and even skintight compression and thermal base layers to wear underneath your golf attire to keep you warm and free-swinging in even the coldest of temperatures you'll face on the golf course.
Galvin Green makes golf gear for men, women and juniors with the promise, "All our garments are specifically developed for the game of golf. Designed by golfers, for golfers."
While Galvin Green items come at a price, this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for -- high-end golf gear that looks great, fits comfortably and is easy to maintain with just a machine wash and tumble dry.
To learn more about all the items Galvin Green has to offer, visit www.GalvinGreen.com. You can click here to view the Spring/Summer 2014 catalogue.
Galvin Green is sold golf pro shops across the U.S. Click here to find a Galvin Green dealer near you.
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