Galvin Green is introducing a limited edition of its new streamlined Gore-Tex ShakeDry rain jacket two months before its official launch.
The lightweight, waterproof garment features a green full-length zipper and its ShakeDry technology is integrated into the lightest Gore-Tex rain jacket ever made by Galvin Green, weighing just 174 grams (six ounces), or about half the weight of a conventional lined waterproof jacket.
The construction of the ShakeDry jacket has been in various stages of development over the past 15 years, with the Gore-Tex membrane placed on the outside without a face fabric for the first time to improve breathability.
The smooth surface enables water to bead up persistently and simply roll off the garment. As a result, there is minimal chilling effect and a much faster dry-off time.
Inside the breathable, windproof jacket is a functional backer textile for greater comfort next to the skin, while the quiet Gore-Tex membrane on the outside eliminates all friction in the golf swing.
“Interest in ShakeDry has been so fantastic that we decided to offer it as a limited edition ahead of its official launch,” said Steve Hendren, president of Galvin Green in the United States.
“It will never wet-out, leak or cling onto the skin. It’s the perfect jacket for serious golfers who want to perform in the rain. In play tests, a pro golfer said it was like playing in a shirt,” said Hendren.
Known as the Ashton, the new ShakeDry full-zip jacket comes with shaped sleeves for easy movement, elastic binding on the cuffs, drawstring at the hem, water-repellent zippers and a chest pocket.
It goes on general sale with a silver zipper in more size options this summer.