Galvin Green Bruce Jacket Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman tests this warm jacket from Galvin Green's Part 2 Collection at West Hill Golf Club

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Galvin Green Bruce Jacket

Pros:

  • Thin and stretchy to ensure movement isn't restricted and it can be combined with other layers while providing excellent warmth.

Cons:

  • Arms came up a touch short. No pockets.

Product:

Galvin Green Bruce Jacket

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£260.00

Galvin Green Bruce Jacket Review

Aimed at

This jacket is aimed that golfers happy to pay a premium for the very best performing golf-specific outerwear.

Key Technology

The full-zip Bruce jacket is made from Gore Windstopper fabric that is totally windproof and highly breathable. The upper-body and sleeves feature a light and soft Polyamide fabric with PrimaLoft padding and Gore Windstopper lining to keep out windchill. The lower front and back of the garment is made in lightweight Gore Windstopper three-layer fabric to sustain a core body temperature.

Also pictured underneath the Bruce jacket is the Dean Insula (£110) in yellow, which we wore underneath on especially cold days.

Galvin green bruce jacket testing

How we tested

We wore the Bruce jacket, combined with the Dean Insula where appropriate, over a number of rounds before writing this review.

Styling

The mixture of padded and smooth areas creates a trendy and pleasing aesthetic. Yes it is all black but the subtle detailing like the Galvin Green logos and while zipper trim add that hint of style.

Playability

We liked how this kept us warm without restricting our swing. The drawstrings on the waist help create a more tailored fit and the levels of comfort were exceptional thanks to the soft fabrics.

Verdict

Should you be lucky enough to own a Bruce Windstopper, it will soon become your go-to garment in the colder months. The padding throughout provides the necessary warmth without overheating thanks to the excellent breathability, but all the material used is quite thin, reducing overall bulk that both allows you to swing freely but also add extra layers like an Insula top or waterproof jacket should you wish. It could have included pockets and the arms came up a touch short for us, but we couldn’t fault the modern styling or performance.