Galway Bay’s Rainwear Stands Apart in the Golf Industry

The Most Breathable, Fashion-Forward All-Weather Apparel Proves a Hit Among Golfers


If you’re going to play as much golf as you’d like this year, at some point, you’re going to deal with wind, cold, or rain. Galway Bay All-Weather gear stands apart in the industry with its lightweight, breathable fabric that is fully waterproof, blocks wind, and allows golfers to stretch and move freely while staying warm and dry.

Designed by expert tailors, what truly sets Galway Bay apart in the outwear industry is the design of its all-weather lined Winchester pants. The Winchester’s inner liner is constructed of a high-end, temperature-regulating fabric, that ensures comfort in temperatures down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The pants, which feature belt loops, a seven-inch zipper and nine-inch-deep pockets, are designed to look like and be worn as golf slacks, eliminating the need to dress in layers. The pants can be ordered to fit a golfer’s exact waist and inseam sizes, optimizing comfort, fit and style like no other rain pant ever has.

Galway Bay’s bi-component technology (Hydro-Flex 32) is a proprietary, three-layer 100% waterproof fabric that is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer. The exterior surface area disperses and releases moisture for more efficient dry times. It regulates temperature in both hot and cold conditions. In addition, the fabric is breathable, stretchable, and features a rubberized waterproof zipper that together ensures the ultimate comfort and fit providing true performance.

“Even with all the technology in the fabric, it’s crucial that our apparel is lightweight enough so golfers can move and swing without restriction,” says Galway Bay CEO Bryan Finnerty. “This is the first all-weather pant that was never designed to be worn over your golf pants. They are your golf pants. Brilliant designers ensure the styles match today’s golfer’s tastes.”

In 2009, the Galway Bay team found themselves dissatisfied with traditional rain gear’s ability to keep golfers consistently warm, dry and able to swing naturally. So, they set out to create a better class of golf outerwear.

The non-lined Waterville pant has the same design as the cold-weather Winchester, but is even more lightweight and made to be worn in temperatures between 45- and 75-degrees Fahrenheit.

The all-weather Carlisle jacket uses the most breathable weatherproof technology in the industry. Strong and durable without excess bulk, the jacket is designed to move with the golfer, allowing free, comfortable swings. The Carlisle is available in multiple color options and features a softer, quieter fabric than typical rain gear and rubberized waterproof zippers. The neckline is lowered and rounded on the edges so it’s not a distraction during a golf swing.

New to this year’s Galway Bay line is the Westport Half-Sleeve pullover, 100-percent waterproof top with two layers of outer-water repellency. This seam-sealed jacket is the first of its kind to feature an additional weather barrier which creates increased waterproof and easier movement. The Westport is constructed from Galway Bay’s lightweight, flexible, extremely waterproof Hydro-Flex32 fabric, which offers two layers of DWR (Durable Water Repellent coatings).

The sleeveless Canterbury vest features a quilted, lightly insulated front with comfort fitting back and stretch side panels. The design provides full range-of-motion for an unrestricted golf swing. This full-zip vest has a small 1.25” collar for comfort. The Canterbury can be worn alone or as a layering piece under any of the Galway Bay jackets.

All Galway Bay fabrics are designed to breathe easy, releasing excess body heat and reducing sweat.

Galway Bay’s Rain Gear Earns “Best Rain Gear of 2018 and 2019” Accolades from Testing Panel

For two-consecutive years, Galway Bay earned MyGolfSpy’s “Best Rain Gear” distinction. The popular golf-equipment review website ( commissioned a panel of unbiased volunteers to test 28 rain gear offerings and give their honest feedback in grading rain jackets and pants in four categories: Waterproofing, Comfort, Breathability and Fit. Galway Bay’s innovative all-weather jackets and pants earned high marks in all categories.

Galway Bay is sold online and, soon, in select golf shops. To learn more about Galway Bay’s innovative line of golf outerwear, visit

Brian Weis

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