Feb 20th, 2017
Galvin Green's 2017 collection
With multiple clothing layer innovations
Words: John Dean Photography: Galvin Green
Revolutionary technology, standout designs and customary bright colour combinations are all hallmarks of the Galvin Green Multi–layer golf range for the start of the 2017 season.
Galvin Green has created a comprehensive collection of ultra–lightweight, compatible clothing that incorporates original fabrics entirely new to the golfing world across four different layers – one of which was validated by Europe’s best players at The 2016 Ryder Cup.
In a collection that contains more than 100 garments and accessories, there are 25 brand new lines in the men’s range, 28 in the ladies’ collection, plus an enlarged junior offering that includes a VENTIL8™ golf shirt for the first time. Colours include Deep Ocean blue and Apple, plus the return of Navy.
Marking a 15–year association with GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane, Galvin Green has added a revolutionary Japanese-made C-KNIT™ backer to form three–layer stretch fabric jackets and trousers that can ’slide & glide’ over garments underneath. Despite the extra layer, the jackets are lighter than two–layer lined GORE-TEX® options.
“C-KNIT™ represents the next generation of golf rainwear and another ‘first’ for Galvin Green as the pioneering brand in the waterproofs sector,” said Christian Nilsson, CEO/Managing Director. “A revolutionary fabric technology has been integrated into garments designed for golfers by golfers to offer maximum protection from the elements, while being amazingly lightweight and stylish at the same time.”
The new ARGON full-zip jacket with C-KNIT™ backer features a high collar and zipped cuffs in a rubber–like neoprene material designed to repel steady rain. Colour options are Deep Ocean blue/Black /White; Black/Iron grey/Apple; & Iron grey/Black/White in sizes S-3XL.
The C-KNIT™ backer material with super–smooth hand feel is also incorporated into a half–zip waterproof jacket with adjustable waist and chest tabs, the ALDRIN, that comes in four-colour combinations in the same sizes - Iron grey/Black/Deep Ocean/White, Black/Iron grey/Black/White & Apple/Iron grey/Black/White.
Matching these jackets are the ARN trousers that also include C-KNIT™ backer material with GORE-TEX® stretch fabric; plus, elasticated waist with drawstring at the back; zip fly opening; and zipped front and covered back pockets. For easier dressing, they feature long leg openings zipped with water–repellent zips at the back rather than the sides and come in 23 size options.
“The amazingly smooth texture of the C-KNIT™ jackets and trousers are the result of five years of testing different fabric combinations to avoid the kind of rainwear that proves stiff, heavy, noisy or snags on other clothing,” said Creative Director Mats Lundqvist. “As European Ryder Cup players and staff who were the first to wear them reported after rounds at Hazeltine, there’s no protective golf clothing quite like them,” he added.
Another unique piece in the latest collection is the BOW half–zip jacket in a new GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric that is virtually weightless at 107gms, or the equivalent weight of just two golf balls. Windproof, water repellent and extremely breathable, it comes in three colours, including Deep Ocean and sizes S-3XL.