We Tried It: Galvin Green Apex Jacket

Above: Galvin Green's Apex GORE-TEX Full Zip Jacket

Product: Galvin Green Apex GORE-TEX Full Zip Jacket
Who tried them: Mike Dojc, golf junkie, and AmongMen contributor
Retail price: $540
Available: At fine Pro Shops across the nation.

Galvin Green is Swedish for top shelf golf outerwear.  What Canada Goose is to cold and slushy, Galvin Green is to wet and windy.  Before bursting onto the soggy and drab fairway rain wear scene in the 1990s, if it started spitting during a round players who fretted about getting waterlogged would pull on baggy, unflattering, often charcoal black gear over their clothes and play on with their performance hampered by the ill-fitting extra layer.

Galvin Green invigorated the inclement weather space with technical garments that not only keep players dry without putting a damper on their swing motion but their togs also look mighty sharp while performing their sworn duty.  At the Ryder Cup in Scotland at Gleneagles the European team not only soundly tubthumped their American competitors on the scorecard but the drubbing was even more pronounced in the style department too with their dapper Galvin Green rainwear.

Lets Get Mathematical

Smooth in both the literal and slang sense, the lofty “Apex” name fits this jacket to a tee.  The Apex is super lightweight and features a Gore-Tex membrane packed with 1.4 billion microscopic pores.  Each perforation is 20 thousand times tinier than a drop of water yet 7 hundred times bigger than a water vapor molecule.  So golf apparel Einstein, what does that all mean? It means it is completely waterproof on the outside while letting all the moisture flee the side closest to you for maximum comfort.

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