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2019 Official Forum Member Review - Galway Bay Rain Gear

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18 hours ago, No3PuttLaLa said:

Last, but not least...

 

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Very honest and up-front review Bud! Well done!

My take-aways from all reviewers;

  • No hood
  • Not breathable
  • Lacks some features like adjustable waist, interior pockets on the jacket and pants pocket depth was hit or miss
  • Quality materials but with some stitching issues
  • Looks are a plus
  • Great customer service
  • Very expensive

If I was in the market for a full-on rain suit to golf in (and I'm really not), I would most likely keep looking for other products that offered more features for less cash after reading all this. Great job @jacustomgolf, @Headhammer, @No3PuttLaLa & @Sluggo42!! You fellas nailed it!!!!

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Very honest and up-front review Bud! Well done!
My take-aways from all reviewers;
  • No hood
  • Not breathable
  • Lacks some features like adjustable waist, interior pockets on the jacket and pants pocket depth was hit or miss
  • Quality materials but with some stitching issues
  • Looks are a plus
  • Great customer service
  • Very expensive
If I was in the market for a full-on rain suit to golf in (and I'm really not), I would most likely keep looking for other products that offered more features for less cash after reading all this. Great job [mention=52743]jacustomgolf[/mention], [mention=74341]Headhammer[/mention], [mention=76818]No3PuttLaLa[/mention] & [mention=24616]Sluggo42[/mention]!! You fellas nailed it!!!!


You hit the nail on the head! It was fun testing these. Although some of the downpour rounds were quite miserable. But hey, anything to give “Power To The Player”... Am I right?


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39 minutes ago, No3PuttLaLa said:

 


You hit the nail on the head! It was fun testing these. Although some of the downpour rounds were quite miserable. But hey, anything to give “Power To The Player”... Am I right?


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On 3/24/2019 at 2:46 PM, No3PuttLaLa said:

The look of the product itself does not suit my 31 year old style. It definitely has more of an appearance suited towards older players in the game.

Older players?! Why you millennial sone beech! 😆 IMHO, there are not a lot of stylish rain suits out there, so for this older player I found it quite slick. Maybe you should have got the black one.

The fit obviously played a big role in how reviewers rated the suit. It really fit me well and more importantly moved well during my swing which is the reason I rated it so highly there. Also, I did not seem to sweat like others in the suit and I am quite the sweater, nor did I have any QC issues. 

Lastly, I was also surprised by the amount of emphasis put on the hood, or lack there of, and wonder what role reviewer bias came into play here. In our outline for the review process the "Does the rain suit have a hood?" comment somehow stood out more prominently to me than other review criteria and it was one of the first things I looked for when I got the suit. Granted it would be nice to have a hood, but in reality I would feel too constricted to freely swing with a hood and I only deducted 2 points for not having one. Plus, us "Older Players" are not afraid of a little rain on our ball caps!

Good reviews all around! As a reader take the good & the bad from each and make up your own mind. 

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34 minutes ago, Hollis said:

Any more to add. Interested in these.

What questions do you have?

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What questions do you have?


Any more quality control issues? Seemed to be a mix bag on breathability for the testers. Some said they sweat like crazy and others not so much. Did the waterproofing hold up for long rainy conditions? Like would anyone think it would hold up fine for a Ireland type trip? For the money....

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I would think this would be perfect for an Ireland trip.  I didn't have any quality issues but I did sweat a lot.  In Ireland you should be fine and I would recommend this for that trip. 

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13 hours ago, Hollis said:

 


Any more quality control issues? Seemed to be a mix bag on breathability for the testers. Some said they sweat like crazy and others not so much. Did the waterproofing hold up for long rainy conditions? Like would anyone think it would hold up fine for a Ireland type trip? For the money....

 

No QC issues. Unless you jump into the Irish Sea, you will remain dry for a links trip.

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No QC issues. Unless you jump into the Irish Sea, you will remain dry for a links trip.

Thanks.

Any stretch to the pants? Or are they rough on a fat man who squats down to read putts?

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1 hour ago, Hollis said:


Thanks.

Any stretch to the pants? Or are they rough on a fat man who squats down to read putts?

They have some stretch to them, but you'd have to ask a fat man about the squatting part. 😆

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On 6/10/2019 at 10:49 AM, Hollis said:

Any more to add. Interested in these.

Well from the “fat man”, I had no trouble with the pants. No trouble with any stitching either. And I felt like they breathed well compared to my old suit. Just order one size bigger in the jacket I would suggest.

and buy a waterproof hat!

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I’ll be in Atlanta in a couple weeks and will see if I can stop by their place and try some sizes on. Headed to Ireland in late August. Thanks for the feedback.

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Does anyone have any more feedback as the summer goes on?  I know we have rain in the forecast for this weekend here.  The suit has been in the bag the entire year and thankfully I have not needed it lately.  I will keep this updated as we go on through the fall. 

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Yeah, I’m thinking of getting the unlined pants as I can hem them. Many rain pants have that Velcro at the bottom which means i can’t hem them. Although, that will pretty much ruin the idea of putting them on mid round.

How stretchy are they to be worn as regular pants during a round? Also, fit pretty true to size?

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I picked up one of the GB summer rain half sleeved rain jackets based on these reviews and it has met and exceeded my expectations. The quality is top notch and while I don't get a ton of rain out here, it's nice to have something to toss on in the event some pesky rain shows up. I also used it when I was in Tahoe recently and it kept me warm on those crips mountain mornings. Well done on the reviews, y'all!!!

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:29 AM, Hollis said:

Yeah, I’m thinking of getting the unlined pants as I can hem them. Many rain pants have that Velcro at the bottom which means i can’t hem them. Although, that will pretty much ruin the idea of putting them on mid round.

How stretchy are they to be worn as regular pants during a round? Also, fit pretty true to size?

No need to hem the pants as they will send them in the size that you want.  They are very true to regular pants and are not the easiest to get on mid round.  If doing that order a size up. 

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I'm 6'5" and need 36" waist 37 " inseam pants. Galway Bay is the only company to offer this length that sit where I want on my waist without a high rise (either droopy crotch or over the belly button). As a long legged guy, this is a unique problem for sure but it was great to find these perfect fitting pants on MGS. 

I played several rounds in Ireland this past March. It rained every day with one day of occasional sleet (see photo) at Druids Glen. The Galway Bay rain gear kept me comfortable and dry in all conditions. I ordered  both the lined and unlined pants along with the jacket and could not be happier with the purchase.

Thank you Galway Bay and MGS for bringing this rain gear to my attention.

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Just a reminder to read through these awesome reviews as we head into fall and some precipitation may be with you on the course!

These guys did a fantastic job and a good set of raingear is definitely a must. 

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