Apparel Review: Galvin Green Interface-1 Hybrid Jacket












by Jeffrey Reed, Editor,

When a golf-industry business labels itself as family-owned, it automatically puts more pressure on its operations to produce quality goods, and that’s exactly what Galvin Green has done with one of its latest offerings: the Interface-1 Hybrid jacket.

Established in 1990, Sweden-headquartered Galvin Green prides itself in being a pure golf brand, producing premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories for green grass shops and golf-specialty retail locations in more than 20 countries, and online at

The Interface-1 hybrid jacket is Galvin Green’s latest example of how the company crafts via its motto, “By golfers for golfers.” When I think of Galvin Green, I think of freedom of movement in addition to ultimate protection from the elements. Wearing the Interface-1 Hybrid jacket during the latter part of this Southwestern Ontario golf season, I can attest to the fact it delivers on both counts.

The LANCE from Galvin Green

Part of Galvin Green’s shell layer category, the Interface-1 is billed as exceptionally soft while incorporating stretch elements to move freely with the body for, as I stated, ultimate range of motion. Utilizing innovative fabric technologies, Interface-1 jackets are advertised as being completely windproof, water repellant and extremely breathable.

This fall, I put the Interface-1 Hybrid jacket to the test, and it certainly kept out the elements while keeping me warm as an outer layer to my base layer mock turtleneck top. In fact, there’s more than what meets the eye with the Interface-1 Hybrid jacket: there’s some real science involved, according to Galvin Green CEO Christian Nilsson.

“The mission was to create a group of products that could be worn by golfers in 95 of 100 rounds they play, so they can enjoy playing the game more often in different weather conditions. We set out to find new fabrics and design quality garments that will act as genuine performance-enhancing equipment when called upon out on the course, and the latest Interface-1 jackets are in a class of their own when it comes to regular playing conditions.”

Available within the 2018 Part I Collection in seven styles and eight color variations, the Interface-1 men’s range is highlighted by the LANCE full-zip jacket with a sleeve pocket made from 100% polyester stretch fabric and a PU membrane. I wore the LANCE, which retails locally for $455. Note: Galvin Green jackets fit one size smaller than your usual fitting – they’re Euro in quality, style and sizing.

Additionally, the LARS short-sleeve full-zip features a distinctive pattern on the sleeves and across the back. The LARRY full-zip jacket combines a soft Polyamide fabric with premium PrimaLoft padding, matched with a water repellent finish, while the LOGAN full-zip vest with chest pocket provides excellent protection from the elements with similar PrimaLoft padding.

Rounding out the collection are the women’s offerings featuring the LARA full-zip jacket with contrasting upper body inserts and elasticated bottom and cuffs. The LUNA vest and LEIA full-zip jacket boast stylish clean lines with contrasting collars and cuffs, plus two front pockets and drawstring adjusters at the bottom edge.

Photo: Galvin Green.

Galvin Green was the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear for the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team. Through this partnership, the company provided its premium waterproof garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Le Golf National. Not only did the Euros give the Americans a good old-fashioned butt kicking, but also they looked great doing it, thanks to Galvin Green.

Galvin Green apparel is for the most discerning of golfers, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. And as Galvin Green states, “We never compromise.”

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