• Galvin Green has revealed four new designs for Team Europe
• The Swedish brand is an official supplier for the next two matches
• Captain Darren Clarke specially selected the designs for Hazeltine
Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters were all announced as captain Darren Clarke’s wildcard picks on Tuesday and Galvin Green has now unveiled the four exclusive lines of weatherwear all 12 members of the team will carry on their trip across ‘The Pond’.
The launch arrives as Galvin Green takes on its new role as official supplier of weatherwear to the European Ryder Cup team and the brand says it has ‘left no stone unturned’ as it tries to give Europe the edge over their American rivals.
The new Ryder Cup C-KNIT jacket is the headline garment of the exclusive range. A premium full-zip jacket with an ultra-lightweight stretch GORE-TEX fabric, Galvin Green has included a new ‘super smooth to touch’ C-KNIT back.
Made using a revolutionary Japanese fabric, the C-KNIT back is completely waterproof, very breathable and durable.
Extra comfort is offered by the easily adjustable chest, collar, cuff and waist width. The Ryder Cup C-KNIT jacket is also available in a short-sleeved version with a half-zip.
Alongside the flagship jacket, Galvin Green has produced a premium pair of waterproof trousers made from the same GORE-TEX and C-KNIT fabric.
‘These garments reflect our ‘we never compromise’ philosophy perfectly.’ – Christian Nilsson, Galvin Green CEO
The Swedish brand has included two long leg openings with water-repellent zippers at the back after receiving feedback from consumers. It also has two front pockets and two covered back pockets with a silhouette of the Ryder Cup trophy appearing on the left leg.
As well as the three waterproof garments, Galvin Green has added a new Soft Shell GORE WINDSTOPPER to the range at the request of Darren Clarke.
With the aim of complementing the other garments in terms of styling and performance, the three-layer full zip jacket has a tight-knit Polyester outer layer with a GORE WINDSTOPPER membrane and a moisture management inner layer.
As a result, it can be worn in chilly conditions, is totally windproof, water repellent and breathable. It also features the European flag on the back of the neck, plus the official Ryder Cup shield on the left chest.
“This is a great opportunity for serious golfers to follow in the clothing footsteps of their Ryder Cup heroes and wear the most advanced rainwear the game has ever seen,” said Christian Nilsson, CEO and managing director of Galvin Green.
“We’re extremely proud to have been picked to represent Team Europe and these garments reflect our ‘we never compromise’ philosophy perfectly.”
Ryder Cup C-KNIT jacket (full sleeve) £370
Ryder Cup C-KNIT jacket (half sleeve) £340
Ryder Cup C-KNIT trousers £350
Ryder Cup GORE WINDSTOPPER £290
Originally published on bunkered on September 1, 2016.