Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Galvin Green stretches the boundaries of comfort and performance through the use of trail-blazing design and fabrics
(TORONTO, ON) – Galvin Green is stretching the limits of product development with the introduction of its 2011 summer and fall collections.
Designed by golfers for serious golfers, the 2011 collection offers an outstanding combination of new, advanced fabrics and finely-tuned colours that takes golf clothing to a whole different level. The pinnacle of the new collections is the Limited Edition range – stylish and functional golfing garments that transcend traditional rainwear and jackets intended to perform in the most extreme conditions.
The new collections for men, ladies and juniors also demonstrate the extent to which Galvin Green has brought its Multi- Layer Concept to life – with the new improved GORE-TEX stretch fabric as a prime illustration. Following years of development work, Galvin Green can now provide rainproof clothes with 25 percent more stretch. Not only do the different layers of hi-tech garments work together to help performance and comfort on the course, but now there are fashionable colour combinations to coordinate the golfing wardrobe as never before.
“Galvin Green is second to none when it comes to quality and style,” says St. George’s G&CC Head Professional Tim Moore. “With GORE-TEX as its backbone and Galvin Green’s layering system, golfers who wish to play during bad weather could ask for nothing more and it’s also great for the member who is traveling to Scotland and Ireland.”
The Limited Edition range boasts the most advanced items in the collection. One example is the stylish men’s jacket ACHILLES, which features a unique combination of three different GORE-TEX Paclite Shell fabrics. These ultra light fabrics make the jacket very flexible and easy to pack. The stretch function ensures optimal freedom of movement throughout the swing, and reinforcement patches on exposed areas to protect against wear and tear when golfers carry their bags. Limited Edition also includes, the BART, a soft shell jacket made of windproof GORE WINDSTOPPER fabric lined with a structure of air channels to provide a warming effect.
INSULA pullovers are the modern golf sweaters, both on and off the golf course. The fabric is composed of 90% polyester and 10% elastane, which makes it extremely hard wearing and easy to maintain. Unlike traditional sweaters, however, they don’t retain any moisture and offer a perfect layer option to be worn under a waterproof jacket if the weather is especially unfriendly.
Ventil8 makes use of carefully selected materials with very special properties as part of Galvin Green’s high-performance golf shirt line. A Ventil8 shirt transports moisture and excess heat away twice as quickly as a conventional polyester golf shirt. This is made possible by and advanced technology whereby the textile fibres are designed to disperse perspiration and moisture over a large area, allowing moisture to evaporate considerably more rapidly. To prevent bacteria build-up, the textile fibres have been injected with silver ions. A number of shirts in the Ventil8 collection are also designed with a sophisticated body-mapping system whereby exposed areas of the garment are equipped with material that provides exceptional ventilation and moisture-transportation properties.
Having introduced SKINTIGHT underwear to golfers more than five years ago, Galvin Green is taking golf Compression – or base layer – garments to a completely new level for the fall and into next winter with its new SKINTIGHT Compression 10° Body Mapping technology. Especially developed for golfers, critical areas of the body have been targeted to increase the warming effects on the upper back muscles that are used in the swing. But for greater comfort, flex points on the areas that need extra flexibility – like the arms and back of the legs – have less fabric to hinder movement, while a mesh fabric with extremely high breathability provides extra ventilation to the warm parts of the body.