It’s getting cold here and I’m fully prepared and stylish in my new Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover jacket.
Galvin Green makes some of the most amazing golf apparel and outerwear on the planet. It’s really several steps above just about anything else out there.
Dash Insula Pullover Overview
The 1/4 zip Dash Insula pullover features a warming layer which helps keep the player (me) warm, which keeps me loose and especially helps prevent muscle strains and injury. The primary insulation/warming of the Dash is provided by Galvin Green’s INSULA material.
The shoulders and elbows have a thicker padded area which provides more warming effect on crucial, exposed areas. “Body-mapping” technology was used to determine the areas to pad, and what areas need more optimized breathability to prevent moisture buildup.
The dash is easy to wash and care for, made from 90% Polyester, 10% Elastane.
One very interesting design feature and technology is the front pocket. It’s good for a cell phone, or smaller, thin item. The pocket is actually “welded” to the body of the garment.
On The Course
The comfort and fit of the Dash Insula Pullover is perfect. Not too baggy and not too tight. Somehow the shaping of the garment can give me a more chiseled look, which I’m happy about.
During the golf swing there is no binding, pulling or stiff areas. The pullover flows with my swing, which isn’t easy to do. It has to bend in multiple bizarre and odd directions!
The performance of the jacket is tremendous. The warmth it provides helps keep me loose and with a bad back which stiffens easily in the cold, that’s a very important quality.
On days where the weather is a wee bit worse or more wet, I’ll use the Dash as a middle layer with another outer layer on top of it.
Galvin Green products are of the highest quality and most innovative design in the golf apparel world. Their performance is unsurpassed. The Dash Insula Pullover enhances the already tremendous Galvin Green lineup as a go-to outerwear piece, or as a middle layer. If used as a middle layer, it matches up perfectly with the Galvin Green Bart Windstopper Jacket as the outer layer. Pricing for the Dash Insula is commensurate with it’s quality and performance, about $250 on the street.
This one is going to be tight. I just received the new Ecco S-Drive golf shoes for review. The golf season here is winding down and I’ve already gotten my skis tuned and my ski boots refitted. I hope the weather holds out long enough for me to put these new S-Drives through the rigorous HOG review battery before the snow flies.
These are quite unique looking. Check out the laces and top of the shoe.
I hope to get my review done in the next few weeks. If not, you’ll know I’m enjoying some deep Utah powder and the review will come in the spring. For now, check out the press release from Ecco, detailing some of the S-Drive’s features.
ECCO S-DRIVE represents an entirely new take on golf footwear. Drawing inspiration from the running market, the bold, athletic styling is matched with a simple, yet highly-technical asymmetrical last to enhance both fit and feel. The result is a lightweight, agile design that still offers the comfort, stability and performance golfers demand. ECCO S-Drive highlights the company’s commitment to innovate, through a unique set of performance and comfort properties, including:
- An asymmetrical closure system enables a revolutionary, close to the foot fit, resulting in excellent support and stability.
- Soft mesh upper for a comfortable feel, and bonded with microfiber for optimal support and stability. Treated with HYDROMAX® for superb weather and perspiration resistance.
- A removable Ortholite® inlay sole offers long-term cushioning, enhanced breathability, antimicrobial function and the option of extra width.
- Wrap up on the side of the midsole adding support during golf swing. Direct-injected TPU outsole featuring E-DTS® technology for excellent grip, traction, durability & flexibility.
It wasn’t quite Bermuda, but I last wore this fantastic Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo while playing golf in the Dominican Republic. I thought it was fitting, pun intended.
Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo
Woodland Polo Overview
The Woodland Polo is part of the Bermuda Sands fall collection. The materials in this polo are 92% polyester and 8% spandex. No cotton, which is good! These fabrics are so much better than cotton because they breathe, flex, resist wrinkling, don’t shrink, and are easy to care for.
The Woodland’s fabric has a striated heather look (I had to google it to see what it was). It’s a pattern in the fabric, like grainy or lined look. It’s very popular these days in golf apparel.
The Woodland is available in five colors: purple (shown here), green, red, gray, blue.
Sizes range from small to triple-extra-large.
On The Course
I’ve worn the Woodland in some very different conditions with great performance and comfort. Here in northern Utah I’ve worn it in 50 degree fall temperatures. In the Dominican I wore it in 90 degrees with super-high humidity. In both situations I was very comfortable. The Woodland’s moisture wicking fabric really helped.
The fit of the Woodland is great. There is no binding, pulling, stretching, or limiting of my rotation in the golf swing.
The $75 retail Woodland is a classy, stylish, comfortable, and high performance golf polo which competes against polos costing much more. I highly recommend trying out the Bermuda Sands Woodland. Upgrade your apparel scripting.
From Utah to Michigan I’ve had this pair of men’s golf shorts and golf polo in play, both on and off the course, and in the air.
Retail price on these two is extremely affordable. The polo is at $24.99 and the shorts $29.99.
I’ve quite enjoyed sporting the Staydri Polo. I’ve worn it in temps above 100F and down to as low as the 50’s. Still comfortable all the way. During the golf swing there is no binding, pulling or any restriction. Plus it’s long enough that it won’t untuck after being pulled in a full rotation.
In the high temps the Staydri fabric helped keep me cool and dry with its moisture wicking properties. If only it provided natural bug repellant too. That would have come in handy in northern Michigan a few weeks ago.
The shorts are very comfortable and fit true to size with a nice loose fit. They too flex during the swing. Nothing worse than tightness at the belt line, causing restriction in the body’s rotation.
The fabric in these shorts is very light and smooth to the touch, but still durable and wrinkle resistant. The pockets and buttons do their job nicely.
In a wide variety of conditions on and off the course, the Nicklaus Staydri polo and golf shorts are very comfortable, stylish, and high performance. Nothing beats them for the very reasonable pricing.
Normally I dread fall and winter. But when I have an apparel piece as nice as this sitting here burning a hole in my psyche it’s a different story.
Say hello to the new Galvin Green Dash Jacket. I just tried it on. I may wear it the rest of the week, even though the temperatures here are still in the upper 90’s.
It may take a few weeks to put this beauty to the full fall test so stay tuned and I’ll get my review posted as soon as conditions allow.