Apparel that works in a variety of ways is nice to have on your trip
Traveling to spots with possible inclement weather takes planning, but packing extra clothes is a pain, which makes versatility a key to the process.
With a design that allows for a comfortable golf swing while looking stylish off the course, Galvin Green has come up with a clever Art jacket design that is adjustable and features four waterproof pockets.
“The rain channel cuff is something we’ve used on a number of different styles. It’s a tapered section at the end of the sleeve that is designed to fold over, thus creating a channel for water to flow down the sleeve and away from your hands,” said Andrew Creed, president of Galvin Green USA. “This offers added comfort and performance when you’re addressing the ball in heavy rain conditions.”
Be it pants or tops, a mainstay of quality foul-weather apparel is Gore-Tex, which Creed calls “the gold standard for waterproof and breathable material.”
“It’s popular because it works,” he said. “The membrane itself is quite amazing in that it has physical properties that won’t allow water to penetrate, but at the same time will allow water vapor and moisture to escape, thus providing a comfortable waterproof experience. The material is incredibly durable … and, if properly cared for, will last forever.”
No matter the weather, a key component of any man’s travel wardrobe is a sport coat, with manufacturers constantly looking for ways to make it a more versatile garment.
“We’ve thought through the eventualities of your day and all the places it can take you to design a tailored jacket that is truly multifaceted and can be paired with a button-down shirt for business travel or jeans for a more casual trip,” said Rachael Lyon, public relations director for Victorinox Swiss Army.
An example, she said, is the company’s Emprise sport coat with layering functions.
“The modular liner system is an ingenious snap-in layering solution that epitomizes modern innovation and multi-purpose functionality,” she said. “The benefit for travelers is the quick click/snap assembly system that allows the wearer to alter the garment to add in an extra interior layer like a vest for added warmth should they be traveling to a destination with cooler temperatures. This relieves the burden of wearing a heavier or bulkier coat style.”
Paying top dollar for apparel to keep you stylish, warm and dry also means having a garment bag that looks good and serves several purposes.
“Garment bags offer the advantage of having plenty of room for your hanging garments as opposed to that of a large suitcase. This is particularly ideal should you be traveling for a quick business trip,” Lyon said. “The Lexicon 2.0 dual-caster garment bag provides two hanger clamps that secure garments and a foam bolster compression strap that minimizes wrinkles. Further, as part of our Pack More System, this garment bag features a tricot-lined tie pocket, organizational pockets, shoe pockets, two zippered, mesh snap-in organizational pouches and a detached J-hook for hanging your garments when at your destination.”