Galvin Green reigns in raingear. The company consistently develops apparel that will keep you on the course no matter how dim the forecast. Each design is intelligently crafted to ensure the technology doesn't add weight, hinder the swing or create further discomfort. Weather-protection is useless if you can't actually play in it.
Typically this category offers a heavy-duty and a lightweight option, but this year the Galvin Green Alon jacket offered the ultimate combination of rain coverage and wearability.
The shell of the Alon jacket is tightly knit so it's softer and quieter—no annoying "swishing" sounds. Underneath, the Gore-Tex membrane provides total waterproofing and wind protection. The C-Knit backer inside, a new Gore-Tex technology, makes it lightweight and breathable while minimizing friction for an unrestricted swing.
The Axel pant uses the same Gore-Tex fabric with C-Knit backer, so they'll slide over garments with ease. They're designed to release excess heat and moisture from the inside while blocking any additional water from the outside. These pieces are made to last, so don't let the prices scare you off.
Full-zip jacket: Galvin Green Alon (Gore-Tex C-Knit), $695
Pant: Galvin Green Axel (Gore-Tex C-Knit), $680