OUR STORY — THE HISTORY OF GALVIN GREEN
As a serious golfer, you want to be invincible and you’ll do what it takes to stay on top of your game, regardless of what nature throws at you. On the course, you are in the hands of the elements, which can be challenging no matter where on earth you play. Conditions can be too warm, cold, windy, or rainy, and you may even face snow. Without the correct equipment, you will be uncomfortable, and this will impact your game.
At Galvin Green, we are golfers and part of a world-leading tradition of Swedish innovation. For over 30 years, we have designed and developed long-lasting, elevated, high-tech apparel to support golfers in reaching their full potential. We strongly believe that every golfer deserves to be invincible, whatever the weather.
Galvin Green was founded in 1990 by Tomas Nilsson. Back then, the wet-weather apparel market was very different from what it is today. Golf waterproofs were heavy and unwieldy, often restricting the swing. Plus, the raingear came in just a few uninspiring colours and didn’t always keep the rain out. Nilsson saw a clear gap in the market for high-tech golf clothing that combined style with performance, With head designer Mats Lundqvist, he searched out the best waterproof technology, which at the time was the GORE-TEX® membrane. Using this cutting-edge waterproof technology, they designed smart, colourful and technically advanced outerwear that incorporated the latest fabrics and components.
Over the last few decades, we’ve continued to build on those foundations and stayed true to our commitment to making good quality, high-tech, stylish golf apparel that is comfortable and protects you from the elements. We've sold over a million pieces from our golf rainwear collection, and have developed an extensive range of apparel designed for the golf course. Galvin Green’s pioneering layering concept, Comfort Combinations, provides you with the right apparel to ensure comfort and protection from different weather conditions. Waterproof, windproof, warming, cooling, or a combination of them - our layering concept allows you to achieve comfort on the course, no matter what nature throws at you.
With several industry awards under our belt, Galvin Green is a leader in sustainability amongst golf apparel brands. We work primarily with bluesign® approved fabrics, and our collection features a range of items that are OEKO-TEX® certified, made from recycled fabrics, or with long-term warranties. Our dedication to producing high-quality, long-lasting items means you need to replace your golf clothing less often. Consider our apparel as investment pieces - good-looking items that will keep you comfortable on the golf course for years.
High performance clothing company founded and dedicated solely to golf.
The brand’s first GORE-TEX® & WINDSTOPPER® garments are launched. Galvin Green introduces bright reds, blues, and other colors to its waterproof collection.
The first 3-layer WINDSTOPPER® garments were added into
Half-zipped waterproof jackets are introduced, increasing the range of available styles.
Lightweight GORE-TEX® PACLITE® garments without pockets are aimed at serious golfers.
The MULTI-LAYER CONCEPT is pioneered with INSULA™ (warm layer) and SKINTIGHT™ (base layer) options.
First waterproof jackets & trousers made from full stretch material are released, resulting in less swing restriction.
Rain suits with stretch inserts are added to the collection for the first time.
The highly breathable and exclusive VENTIL8™ shirts, trousers, and shorts/skorts are launched.
Four-way stretch fabric is introduced to flagship waterproof jackets and trousers for greater performance levels.
Ryder Cup Collection followed by Official Weatherwear Supplier to the European Team (2016 & 2018).
EDGE is introduced, combining style and performance for the next generation of serious golfers. A revolutionary Superstretch waterproof jacket is launched for The Ryder Cup, plus an INTERFACE-1™ hybrid jacket.
SHAKEDRY™ brings a new level of advanced waterproof technology to the market.
Galvin Green receives the “Sustainability in Sport” award at the Sports Technology award.