When Galvin Green made the decision to concentrate exclusively on the game of golf in 1990, the wet-weather apparel market it entered was very different to today’s. Waterproofs were heavy and unwieldy rain suits that restricted your swing, came in just a few uninspiring colours - mostly black and navy - and didn’t always keep out the rain!
Company founder Tomas Nilsson and chief designer Mats Lundqvist saw a gap in the market for a new type of waterproof clothing combining style with performance. So in 1992, they introduced garments in bold new colours - brighter blues, reds and greens - and invested in the best waterproof technology, incorporating the famous GORE-TEX® laminate (which is waterproof, but lets out sweat). Taking an unprecedented 39 pages of advertising in a single edition of Sweden’s biggest golf magazine signaled that the brand had arrived. So too did the signing of the leading Swedish player at the time, Joakim Haeggman. The first Swede to play in a European Ryder Cup team in 1993, he won the Volvo Scandinavian Masters in 1997 wearing Galvin Green clothing to propel the premium priced brand into the market. The brand then added the first 3-layer WINDSTOPPER® garment to prevent wind chill in 1996.
A further advance came seven years later with the radical GORE-TEX® PACLITE® jacket that offered golfers a lighter and more packable alternative to traditional waterproofs. Pockets and an inner lining were stripped away to streamline the styling and provide a more functional, lightweight waterproof garment that minimised swing restriction and maximised performance.
Another industry milestone came in 2004 with its MULTI-LAYER CONCEPT (MLC). Before MLC, golfers had limited options for wet weather apparel - usually a polo and a bulky waterproof jacket without breathability. Galvin created a new range of complementary products designed to be worn and work as a set. Starting with a range of SKINTIGHT™ Compression base layers shirts that would trap heat and increase the blood flow, golfers could add a cool, moisture-wicking shirt and a warm layer as required, often replacing uncomfortable garments that had retained moisture. Finally, a Shell layer provided an outer shield to ward off the wind and rain. As the weather conditions changed during your round, you simply added or removed suitable layers as appropriate to maintain a consistent performance level. Over the last 15 years the brand has continued to push the boundaries in golf apparel. The first half-zip waterproofs were introduced in 1998; followed by fly-zip trousers; adjustable chest tabs; rain-channeled cuffs; and stretch fabric inserts. The brand’s first GORE-TEX® waterproofs and trousers made from full stretch material came in 2008, while four-way stretch fabrics were introduced three years later. The revolutionary VENTIL8™ fabric was applied to shirts and trousers from 2010, while the company entered the US market in 2013. The brand became an Official Supplier of Weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup teams in 2016 and 2018, the later benefitting from a new Super Stretch fabric. More recently, the EDGE range targeted towards younger players, was released in 2018 with bold military and camo themes combining performance with contemporary fashion.
Galvin Green is designed by golfers for golfers
The Galvin Green passion has always been to inspire golfers to play more golf. GalvinGreen wants the golfer to feel at ease and perform at their best at all times. Every garment and layer in the Galvin Green golf collection has been developed to be compatible with each other – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. By offering a full range of apparel, GalvinGreen is the number one destination for designer golf apparel. Galvin Green takes a deliberate approach to the design of the clothing. Each detail in the Galvin Green golf collection exists because the game demands it. There is never any compromise on the quality of materials, the fit or the functional design - your comfort, ease and performance are the priorities.
Galvin Green is golf
GalvinGreen has been developing high-performance golfwear for more than 30 years. The functional clothing is designed to provide optimal comfort that will help golfers perform at the peak of their ability in any weather. Discover the Galvin Green golf collection and enjoy a range of performance-enhancing clothing that will improve your game. The GalvinGreen mission is to give the player that extra edge to excel in any weather. Whatever challenge you're facing, you can rest assured that Galvin Green has gone the extra mile to give you the ultimate GameDay experience.
High performance Galvin Green golf apparel
At Galvin Green, developing high-performance golf wear is all about translating the best technologies available into a pure performance-driven design. Featuring state-of-the-art stretch technologies, GalvinGreen is introducing the next generation of shell layer comfort. By offering a full range of clothing, including base layers, jumpers, jackets, pants, shorts, and accessories, Galvin Green is a one-stop shop for your sporting apparel needs. The Galvin Green golf collection allows you to mix and match separates to create an outfit that suits the weather conditions on any given day. GalvinGreen clothing will allow you to experience freedom of movement on a completely new level. Developing high-performance golf wear is all about translating the best technologies available into a pure performance-driven design. By applying state-of-the-art stretch technologies to the shell layer range, the Galvin Green golf jacket collection offers weatherproof, breathable items that are designed with stretch so they don’t hinder your game. Combined with Galvin Green jumpers, base layers, and performance-designed pants, the apparel collection allows you to play golf in style, without sacrificing function or form.
The Green in Galvin Green
Galvin Green believes in a holistic approach to sustainability and our work on these issues is an ongoing process. Galvin Green’s goal is to introduce new, cutting-edge technologies to maximize the golfer’s performance, while at the same time, seeking to minimise social and environmental impact. Whenever possible, GalvinGreen chooses sustainable textile production methods, fabrics and labels. To Galvin Green, sustainability is also defined by long-lasting comfort. Durable, well-designed quality garments that create a relationship with the player, that will last the test of time. The Galvin Green golf collection is a range of designer apparel that is engineered to maximize your performance – whatever the conditions.