Galway Bay – All-Weather Short Sleeve Jacket

By Jason Bruno

Just over 12 years ago, Terry Prillaman founder of Galway Bay apparel set out to create a better weatherproof golf experience, and today linksters around the globe are a happier lot because of his passion to do so. The Galway Bay brand is now considered among the finest rain gear in the industry.

It had been a while since our last review of any all-weather gear and the thought of a short sleeve jacket seemed like the ideal product for this fall/winter golf season, where layering apparel is a good way to go.


Galway Bay has identified what most golfers dislike about all-weather gear – and set out to remedy the problem. Most golf rain jackets have a high collar to keep rain from going down your back, but in the front, when fully zipped, the collar is a nuisance jabbing you in the chin. Galway Bay’s jacket has the high collar in the back but tapers down to 1.25” in the front and is rounded off. It’s a small detail that enhances your time on the links.


Proprietary Hydro-Flex 32 fabric blocks wind and rain

Fabric breathes to release excess body heat and sweat


Soft, quiet fabric

Waterproof sealed seams

Waterproof zippers

Wear on or off the course

Testing: Our first experience wearing the GB All-Weather short sleeve jacket (we combined with a layering of compression long sleeve and a golf polo underneath) was about as comfortable and unbothersome as you could be swinging a club in wet and blustery conditions. Unbulky and lightweight, we stayed completely dry and never felt restricted during play. After just one round of wear I determined this jacket won’t be left home on any future golf trip – in fact when we head out to Monterey, California and the Bay Area to tick off some bucket list golf experiences in a few weeks, the Galway Bay short sleeve will be the go-to weatherproof jacket that makes the journey to the west coast.

Quality doesn’t come cheap, but purchasing quality foul weather gear is an essential element of any savvy golf traveler. MSRP – $249 Available in White and Black (Take 25% OFF BLACK w/Code: SHORT25).

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