If you are looking for a versatile outerwear layer that can handle the wind, rain, and cold, the Galvin Green Lance Interface-1 should definitely be on your list.
Who is Galvin Green
In case you haven’t heard of Galvin Green, they are one of the premium outerwear brands in golf. Their motto is “We Never Compromise” – which speaks to their attention to detail and the materials they use. They are obsessive in their designs, and every piece of clothing they make is built to withstand the harshest conditions golfers will face on the course.
Last year I got a chance to try out their Dash pullover, which is part of their Insula line. It's served me well in cold conditions like my trip to Cabot Links, and is one of my go-to pieces when the temperature drops below 50 degrees.
Simply put, you'll be hard-pressed to find another company making golfing outerwear like Galvin Green. If you want premium protection against the elements, they should be at the top of your list
The Lance Interface-1
The Lance Interface-1 is Galvin Green's newest release. I've worn it throughout the fall this year, and it's an extremely versatile zip-up layer that can serve various functions depending on the weather conditions.
If the weather isn't too cold, this can be your outer layer. It's light, breathable, and like all other Galvin Green products, fits perfectly to your golf swing. In weather that was around 45-55 degrees, I felt this did an excellent job serving as a light jacket that works to provide some extra warmth, and protect against the wind and rain (it is water repellent).
One of my biggest complaints about other outwear I've purchased is that it inhibits my swing because it doesn't fit properly in certain spots.
When you first wear a Galvin Green layer, you can immediately tell the difference. The wrists and waist area shape to your body more effectively, there's room to swing, but it's not too tight or bulky. The Lance is no different. I would say most Galvin Green pieces are on the tighter side compared to other brands, so it's best to check out their sizing charts before you buy.
Another benefit of the Lance is that because it is so thin, you can wear it as a layer beneath something else if the weather gets really cold. It's designed to be a free-standing golf jacket or a layer that fits beneath a thicker outer layer.
Additionally, if you are active outside of golf, and want a great light jacket that you can wear for a workout or outdoors in general, it will also serve that purpose. I found myself wearing it on several early-morning workouts this fall or just out and about.
Another Great Option That Will Last
I've often found in the outwear category you get what you pay for. Over the years I've purchased several windbreakers or layers off the sale rack at golf retailers. They never fit that well, didn't protect against the elements that well, and the materials didn't hold up.
So if you want a premium product that will offer superior performance, and hold up over time, Galvin Green is one of the brands to make an investment in. The Lance Interface-1 is certainly not cheap. It retails on Trendy Golf right now for $365, which is not in the price range for many golfers. However, if you buy something like this, you're likely going to be set for a very long time (rather than purchasing more often at lower prices).
So if you want the best and have the budget for it, this can be a key piece in your golf outerwear collection.