Revolutionary new ‘slide & glide’ fabric gives European Team an edge
As the Official Team Supplier of Weatherwear to Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup Team competing at Hazeltine National, leading apparel brand Galvin Green has left no stone unturned in producing an advanced range of high-performance outerwear clothing for Darren Clarke’s Team.
Four exclusive Galvin Green garments have been chosen by the Team Captain for Europe’s finest players to wear during the 41st Ryder Cup contest in a classic white and two-tone blue colourway. Each garment incorporates a new fabric technology or style element designed to give the European players a tangible edge over their American rivals as the weather conditions dictate.
Ryder Cup C-KNIT jackets
The flagship model is a brand new waterproof jacket unlike any other on the market. Made from an ultra-lightweight stretch GORE-TEX® fabric using a complex 3-layer construction, the full-zip jacket weighs just 260 grams and features a revolutionary C-KNIT™ backer. This exclusive Japanese-made fabric has a super-smooth hand feel and can ‘slide & glide’ easily over garments worn underneath to aid the swing. Totally waterproof, as well as highly breathable and durable, the latest Shell layer incorporates chest, collar, cuff and waist adjusters to maximize performance.
The jacket is also available in a short-sleeved version with a half-zip, a style that the brand first introduced to golfing waterproofs in 2005. Both jackets carry the European flag on the back of the collar, plus the official Ryder Cup event logo on the left chest.
Ryder Cup C-KNIT trousers
Matching the new rain jackets is a pair of premium waterproof trousers weighing only 350 grams and made in the same ultra-lightweight stretch GORE-TEX® fabric with the C-KNIT™ backer that can ‘slide & glide’ easily over garments worn underneath.
Based on consumer feedback on ease of access, the trousers have two long leg openings zipped with water-repellent zippers at the back, rather than the sides to create a standout design feature.
The trousers also include two front pockets with water repellent zippers and two covered back pockets, plus an elasticated waist with integrated drawstring. The hem of each trouser leg is reinforced with exceptionally durable fabric, while a silhouette of the famous Ryder Cup trophy appears below the knee on the left leg.
Ryder Cup GORE® WINDSTOPPER®
A Soft Shell GORE® WINDSTOPPER® has been added to the Ryder Cup range to complement the other garments in terms of styling and performance. The 3-layer, full-zip jacket combines a tight-knit Polyester outer layer with a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane and a moisture-management inner layer. The most versatile garment to wear in chilly conditions, it’s totally windproof, water repellent and highly breathable.
“This exciting Ryder Cup range is the result of a lot of investment in new technology and attention to the smallest details,” said Christian Nilsson, CEO/Managing Director of Galvin Green. “We are extremely proud to be selected as an official supplier to the European Team and to introduce the next generation of premium waterproof garments at The Ryder Cup matches this year. This range reflects perfectly our brand philosophy of never compromising when creating garments for serious golfers,” he added.
From 1st September, the same garments making their debut at Hazeltine National are available from the Ryder Cup online shop and former Ryder Cup venues. The new technology used in these latest garments will also form a key part of the Galvin Green Part 1 collection in 2017. Details of the new Ryder Cup garments can be viewed at www.galvingreen.com