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Galvin Green Bart – Windstopper Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Last fall and this spring here in northern Utah has been the perfect environment for testing out top-of-the-line wind/rain apparel.  I’ve been using my Galvin Green Bart Jacket and absolutely loving it.  This jacket is tremendous.  Let’s take a look.

Windstopper Overview

Galvin Green is one of the world’s best in terms of outerwear and weather resistant fabrics.  The Bart jacket is a prime example.  This stretchable, breathable Gore-Tex jacket is completely wind proof.  Windchill is eliminated.  Do you hear that my friends in Scotland?  The key is the “windstopper membrane” which is a protective layer laminated to another light textile layer.  The membrane is made of the versatile polymer polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE).  The PTFE is expanded to create a “microporous structure.”  This sounds like Klingon, but in English it means a breathable material which protects against wind and moisture but allows the wearer’s body to breathe and stay comfortable.

The user benefits from the jacket’s “thermoregulatory function,” which keeps regulates the body temperature for optimal performance.

The fit is tapered in the sleeves and aided by flexible material, as well as a draw string in the waist area to keep the wind and weather out.

No Wonder

I’ve been enjoying how great this jacket feels and performs (not to mention the fantastic looks), not knowing how incredible the technology that makes it happen really is.  Researching this jacket has matched the high expectations from Galvin Greena; confirmation in what I already knew, Galvin Green rules.

Here I am enjoying my jacket’s thermoregulatory function, provided by the expanded microporous structure of the polymer polytetrafluorethylene…

Colors/Sizes

Colors include: steel white/gray/borolo red, navy/blue/white, black/deep ocean(blue)/white, iron grey/black/white (pictured in this article), black/iron grey/apple (light green).

Sizes: sizes run from small to XXXL.

Care

I dislike high maintenance golf apparel. I need to be able to throw a garment in the washer and dryer and expect no wrinkles, shrinkage, or fading. No problem here. The Windstopper is cleaned with washer and dryer, and can even be ironed! I’m curious about their recommendation to keep the piece away from fire. Those who like to burn their golf apparel may want to stay away from this one.

Conclusion

The Windstopper ($275) is my current go-to jacket for wind and rain.  On the course the Windstopper lets me swing free with no restrictions.  It’s also the go-to at the office, where I sit right below an air conditioning vent.  I wish I’d hat this beauty for that last trip to Scotland. It’s looking like Ireland and Scotland are coming up and the Bart Windstopper will be definitely making the trips.

Related Links

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First Look: Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 ProCool Golf Shorts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Easter Festivities yesterday included a round of golf (a.k.a. searching for the white round Easter egg), and a nice Greek style family get together.  What’s a perfect pair of shorts that works great on the course, and for Easter dinner right after? What pair of shorts looks great, stylish, classy, but still features a lovely bouquet of skulls? Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 ProCool Golf Shorts of course!

It was fairly warm yesterday too and the fabric of the shorts helped keep me cool, at least physically. Stay tuned for my full review of the Lucky 13 ProCool golf shorts soon. A few more rounds of testing to go.


First Look: Devereux Cameron Golf Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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I’m going to be sporting some proper threads for my apparel scripting today (if you don’t know what apparel scripting is, use the search function here). The latest in my golf apparel review queue is the Devereux Cameron Golf Polo.

Devereux Cameron polo

Devereux Cameron polo

The photo doesn’t really do it justice. The colors and look are much better in person. Maybe I’ll post a selfie later today. That’s what the young kids do these days.

I’ll be putting this golf polo to the test and posting a full review soon, so stay tuned.

Direct Product Link

dvrxthreads.com 


Summer Flip Flop Scripting: aahSoles

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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I dislike wearing shoes and socks when it’s hot here in the desert. My shoe-less, sock-less après golf footwear scripting looks to be solid for this summer, thanks to ahhSoles. “aahSoles?” I see what you did there, LOL.

It’s a little too cold at the moment to think about flip flops. The big snow we got over the weekend has melted though, and I hope to be golfing later this week. Soon here in northern Utah it will be hot, and I normally like to air out the feet after walking 18 holes.

Stay tuned for my aahSoles review soon.


First Look: Tattoo Golf Plaid Series Performance Golf Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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I’m thrilled to have some new Tattoo Golf apparel to review. Tattoo Golf and HOG to back a long time. We’ve become good friends. And why shouldn’t we? We both have rock & roll attitudes, love golf, and love skulls.

I have a pair of shorts to review (preview post soon) and this handsome Plaid Series Performance Polo. Check it out.

I just tried the polo on for the first time tonight. It’s smooth as silk. I can’t wait to put it in play this week, if the snow melts.

Check out the coolest inside collar in the world:

That’s a case of “good ring around the collar.”

Stay tuned for my Tattoo Golf Plaid Series Performance Golf Polo review soon.


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