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REVIEW - Galvin Green Interface-1 LOGAN review body warmer vs Oscar Jacobson Caleb Vest

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A disclaimer - I love a good gilet. 

Most of the time I wear a base layer, some mid-warm stuff + a gilet.

It keeps you warm, it's a great top layer, it restricts movement less than a jacket, and you can still put your waterproofs over it. 

November - March I tend to wear them 9/10 times while playing so I thought I'll share my thoughts as to what and why.

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I've had quite a few from Nike, through UA to Ralph Lauren and Boss. 

First one I was using A LOT was a Galvin Green Insula. 

It was basically a comfortable fleece. But it was getting soaked within seconds when it was even a little drizzly so I thought 'Hey, I'll upgrade".

So last year after again one too many beers I've bought more golf clothes.

One of the items was Oscar Jacobson Caleb Vest RRP £110, but can be bought for £65 online in the UK.

It's a great. Padded, windproof, water-repellant gilet.

 

Now that the Interface-1 Galvin Green stuff came out, I thought I'll compare the 2. As their top-of-the range product it retails at £189.95.

First thought - pockets. I got a little used to no pockets last year while wearing their Bruce jacket.

The Logan has 1 chest pocket. It's good enough to keep a scorecard, pencil and a packet of cigarettes for me. So it kind of works.

It's true to it's size guide - which is really good as I buy most stuff online and hate dealing with returns.

It's a little ticker than the OJ but doesn't add any weight or bulk. Which I like. And it wicks the sweat away great. The top of the gilet makes a difference. GGs collar when zipped up is more comfortable to wear. And when carrying your bag, the strap doesn't slide down your shoulder. 

Which for me makes it alone worth the money, as the 'sliding shoulder' even when carrying the bag down the street annoys me to no end.

 

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Bottom line - they're both warm and comfortable. I like the style of GG a little more with the multi-material combos.

GG is better in a few places I mentioned, the OJ zip also catches the fabric underneath A LOT. 

 

For me the price difference is justifiable as I will use it a lot. If you're an avid golfer I can recommend it without a doubt. 

 

5/5 from me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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...interesting comparison. I very much like the OJ concept of WPS, weather protecting system. I find the OJ cloths to be very durable and withstanding the weathers of Nov-Feb. Less fancy but gets the job done. The layers I bought three years ago are like new, next o unworn. As a loyal customer, I would go for Oscar Jacobson.

 

 

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...interesting comparison. I very much like the OJ concept of WPS, weather protecting system. I find the OJ cloths to be very durable and withstanding the weathers of Nov-Feb. Less fancy but gets the job done. The layers I bought three years ago are like new, next o unworn. As a loyal customer, I would go for Oscar Jacobson.

 

 

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I like them too. I am however unhappy with their sizing, as I also bought their WPS jacket and it was tiiiiight :) 

It gets the job done for sure, and at more than half the price it's a great buy. But if money is no issue - GG has a small edge.

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      GPS measurements, I had my trustee Skycaddie with me and the differences on most holes were insignificant to green centre but to front and back and hazards they could vary. One extreme is the hazard not being there or to the front being a couple of yards out. This also came up in putting stats when I was doing my post analysis. i.e it would think I was off the green for a putt when I was a yard on.
       
      The recording pin position and number of putts is something you get use to and there isn't any other way to record this so click and on you go. 
       
      Next niggle, lost ball,  the user manual does not cover the menu function or hazards so i muddle through. On checking back on the website the online version doesn't cover them either you need to go into some of the Q&A areas of the website.
       
      Round finished time to Sync. I have an iPhone 6, Bluetooth connectivity was really easy, enable the watch, bring up the app, connect, sync. Comparing this to the Skycaddie which I've always found to be unreliable.
       
      Data Analysis:
       
      The App gives basic high level info but for the detailed analysis you need to log into the website, I use both PC and iPad for this. 
       
      Logging in you get a detailed view of the round/rounds you have played with a satellite view of every shot recorded. The RFID tag detection can be a little unreliable so occasionally it will not id a club or shot for me this is 2 or 3 strokes a round. The user manual does state that taking a few practise swings may help this but I usually take one practice then hit. While the round is fresh in memory it is best to go and edit this. I usually go into the round at the 1st hole and just check the data by cycling through the round, then save. It asks you for what tee you played off before you save. I found editing a round on PC easy but on the iPad painful due to the precision (zoom) of the maps and the size of my finger.
       
       
      As mentioned above I bought this so I can analyse how far and well I hit individual clubs, the data analysis does not have the flexibility to do this which is  abit of a pain. The performance/tee shots is as close as it gets which gives me a good breakdown mainly of my driver with distance and dispersion and fairways hit but it doesn't do it as a general club performance menu.  In the Tee Shots menu you can select individual shots and go to the round that generated it. This allows you identify outliers and correct
       
      I would also like to be able to control which shots are disregarded in the P.Avg and Avg settings. I hit my PW 130 yds my stats at the moment say my longest and average are 133yds and my P.Avg is 67. 
       
      The short games analysis I like and find useful but can be distorted by lack of accuracy in the course map.
       
      It would also be useful if there was a way to add prevailing wind and ground conditions on post round data. At the moment down wind on bone dry fairways I'm hitting drives 320 yds come the winter it will be 180 yds on the same hole.
       
       
      Miscellaneous
       
      I had a few teething problems with the watch in my 1st few rounds where 2 rounds were not recorded at all. This seems to have resolved itself. After all the reviews online, I had high expectations for the product and was really frustrated by the loss of data and it not doing what I wanted it to do.
       
      Support has been good without excelling.
       
      Summary
       
      (6 out 10)
       
      A product that has potential but needs to polish the offering. Hardware can be unreliable and needs ruggedised. Software analysis can be the big differentiator but needs to be more feature rich.
       
      It is only usable on the golf course i.e. can't use it as a watch like other GPS watches
       
      Will I keep using it, yes and probably move on the Bushnell Neo Ion.
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