At just 174 grams, it’s the lightest rain jacket ever made by Galvin Green...and also the fastest. In fact, it’s been engineered to give golfers maximum speed, not just protection from the elements.
But what has speed got to do with a super lightweight garment designed to keep out the rain? The answer lies in the innovative SHAKEDRY™ technology that minimises friction during the swing so that golfers can maximise clubhead speed. The combination of full power and greater control throughout the swing, results in the prospect of better scoring in wet conditions.
It gets its name from the fact that the unrivalled GORE-TEX waterproof membrane is positioned on the outside of the garment for the first time, without being covered by a conventional face fabric. As a result, the water simply beads up and rolls off the surface as quickly as it arrives. This means that since the jacket prevents any water absorption, there is minimal chilling effect on the body and a faster dry-off time than any other garment of its kind on the market.
Galvin Green is the first golfwear brand to introduce this streamlined, waterproof technology into its rainwear range with the ASHTON full zip jacket that forms part
of the 2019 Part Two collection. But, such is the interest shown in the new garment, the jacket is being pre-launched in April to provide serious golfers with the opportunity to acquire it for a greater part of the season.
Ergonomically designed for optimum comfort throughout the golf swing, the ASHTON is also extremely breathable and takes up very little space in the bag. The streamlined jacket has a functional backer textile inside offering exceptional comfort next to the skin.
During play testing of the ASHTON, Galvin Green was keen to establish how accomplished players would feel when they put on the new waterproof jacket, given that many are reluctant to do so for fear of losing club head speed. Former European Tour player Oliver Whiteley was among the first to give his reaction to wearing the ASHTON jacket out on the golf course in wet weather conditions.
“I don’t believe anyone could feel restricted in that jacket,” he said. “That’s lighter than anything I’ve ever played golf in or swung in before. It’s just like playing in a shirt!
“I think the ultimate thing in golf apparel – and certainly in waterproof clothing – would be to design a jacket that feels like you’re not wearing one. That would be a massive achievement...and I think that’s what you’ve achieved with this jacket,” he added.
The ASHTON jacket is already an award-winner, even before it goes on sale. It was selected as a standout 2019 apparel innovation in Golf Monthly magazine’s Editor’s Choice. In explaining his selection, editor Michael Har- ris commented:
“The whole ethos behind the Editor’s Choice awards is to recognise innovative ideas that produce products that really benefit the golfer and the new Shakedry jacket absolutely does that, so it was one of our first selections for 2019.
Galvin Green has always been focused on producing garments that allow golfers to play to their potential whatever the weather and the lightweight, ultra-fast drying construction of Shakedry sets a new standard for outwear.”
OUR LIGHTEST WATERPROOF INNOVATION.
Experience GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ – the next generation in rainwear technology. Engineered to bring out your ultimate performance.
ASHTON FULL ZIP JACKET IN GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ TECHNOLOGY FABRIC.
• Extremely breathable
• Shaped sleeves for easy movement
• Water repellent zippers
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