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.
PROPERLY – DESIGNED FOR GOLF
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
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).