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First Look: Galvin Green LARS Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf Gear

Spring can’t come fast enough. I’m anxious to try out the new LARS Jacket from Galvin Green, part of their “Interface” product line. Behold.

Here’s a description of the LARS from Galvin Green:

New 2,5-layer short sleeved full-zip jacket in INTERFACE-1™ fabric which is totally windproof, water repellent and highly breathable. Combines a tight-knit Polyester outer layer with a polyurethane membrane and a soft comfortable inside.

This will be a perfect option for those times when long sleeves aren’t enough, but some protection from a slight chill, wind, or rain is needed.  Given the ultra-high quality I’ve come to expect from Galvin Green I have 100% confidence this will be a gamer.

Check out the back. It’s got a bit of an edge to it which I really dig.

Stay tuned for the full HOG review in a month or two.  The snow is melting, but not fast enough!

2017 Golf Apparel Product of the Year – Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf For WomenGolf GearProduct of the Year

I’m happy to announce the long awaited Hooked on Golf Blog 2017 Golf Apparel Product of the Year.  After hundreds of hours of testing, wearing, washing, evaluating countless apparel items in the calendar year of 2017, one item has triumphed and is clearly the best of the best. Drumroll please…

Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover

The Insula Dash pullover is a 1/4 zip golf outerwear piece that exudes style and provides great comfort and performance.  “Body mapping” was used to assist in the design of this tremendous looking and high performance pullover, helping to determine areas which need optimization for breathability. Extra padding on the shoulders and arms not only looks cool, but provides extra insulation and warming in crucial areas.

Innovation, style, and performance have really set Galvin Green apart from other golf apparel companies. For more details on this fantastic apparel piece, check out the HOG Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover review.


Hats off to Galvin Green for claiming the 2017 HOG Apparel Product of the Year. I look forward to seeing what Galvin Green comes up with in 2018.

Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

Is it Fall Yet? First Look: Galvin Green Dash Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearGolf Lifestyle

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.

Galvin Green Bart – Windstopper Jacket

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Categories: GolfGolf ApparelGolf GearReviews

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 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.


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.


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.

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