Galvin Green gave us a glimpse of its next generation technology at the 2016 Ryder Cup even if not everyone wearing it got picked.
As Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Team the kit used the innovative ultra-light C-Knit fabric that sits at the heart of the 2017 collection.
Galvin Green has taken the Japanese made C-Knit backer to form three-layer stretch fabric jackets and trousers that can ’slide and glide’ over garments underneath. Despite the extra layer, the jackets are lighter than two-layer lined Gore-Tex options.
Christian Nilsson, Galvin Green's CEO/Managing Director explains the benefits:
C-Knit represents the next generation of golf rainwear and another ‘first’ for Galvin Green as the pioneering brand in the waterproofs sector. 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.
There are three new Shell Layer garments incorporating C-Knit in the 2017 range. The Argon is a full-zip jacket that Galvin Green says provides greater comfort than any durable waterproof garment on the market thanks to a high collar and zipped cuffs in a rubber-like neoprene material designed to repel steady rain.
C-Knit also provides the super-smooth hand feel to the Aldrin, a half-zip waterproof jacket with adjustable waist and chest tabs that comes in four colour combinations - Iron grey/Black/Deep Ocean/White, Black/Iron grey/Black/White & Apple/Iron grey/Black/White.
Matching these jackets are the Arn trousers that combine the C-Knit backer material with Gore-Tex stretch fabric. Functional features include an elasticated waist with a drawstring at the back, a zip fly opening and zipped front and covered back pockets, whilst long leg opening zipped with water-repellent zips at the back rather than the sides make them easier to get on and off.
The 2017 range also includes a range of Gore Windstopper jackets, including the Bow which weighs just 107 grams, or the equivalent weight of just two golf balls. The Windstopper fabric is windproof, water repellent and extremely breathable.
The popular mid-layer Insula pullover now comes in a new lighter weight Insula Lite fabric that is 15% lighter than the previous version and is the ideal layering solution on the course. A full range of Ventil8 premium golf shirts, using body-mapping technology and 20+ UV protection.