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
Tested by: Neil Tappin, Hcp 5
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.
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!