Gore Bike Wear Phantom Jackets/Vests

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $160.00

Product Description

  • Zip-underflap and zip-port
  • Detachable raglan sleeves
  • 3-compartment patch pockets on back
  • Slightly slanted back pocket at side

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mussomusso

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2012

Strengths:    Very well made windproof jacket.
Not waterproof but good in light rain .
Sleeves come off to convert it into a vest.
Zips to remove sleeves double up as vent zips under the armpits

Weaknesses:    Would have preferred an extra pocket in front and possibly a small zippered pocket added to the rear.
Cuff zips or velcro straps would be a welcome addition

Bottom Line:   
Good jacket with loose comfortable fit, better for MTB than road riding

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TNDave a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2011

Strengths:    Windstopper works great, "untreated" back allows body heat to vent. Zippered arms can also be used to vent.

Weaknesses:    Fit is a little small, so check the size charts carefully.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this jacket for myself for Christmas and absolutely love it. The fit is a little small so check out the size guidelines very carefully before purchasing. I'm 6'3" and the jacket fits perfectly, the sleeves are plenty long and the waist does not ride up and fits perfectly.

The windstopper fabric on the front does the trick, blocks the wind and keeps you nice and warm. The back of the jacked does not have the windstopper fabric and does a great job of venting body heat so you don't end up broiling in the jacket.

The zippers, pulls, and seams are all high quality, and the jacket felt fantastic on my ride.

I rode 15mi today in 32F weather, had on a long-sleeve columbia baselayer, a thin mock "exercise" shirt, and the jacket and was plenty warm the entire time.

Great jacket, highly recommended!

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Favorite Ride:   Lunchtime 20mi loop

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Adidas Climawarm jacket

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Monona Hybrid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RJP Diver a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2010

Strengths:    Comfort. Fit. Windstopper material. Pockets. Zip-off sleeves.

Weaknesses:    None noted.

Bottom Line:   
As the weather cools here in the northeast it was time to get some appropriate clothing for cycling. Especially problematic are rides like today which started at 7:30am at 45F and ended 48mi later at 65F.

After some research I went with a Gore "Phantom" jacket. The construction is "Windstopper" material in front which - as advertised - cuts wind to zip, zero, zilch, nada.

But too often, cycling jackets are like riding in a hefty trash bag, causing you to sweat like crazy inside the jacket. Not so with the Phantom, who's back panel is made of a soft breathable fabric allowing for venting of excess heat.

And as the ride warms up, the sleeves simply zip off and can be tucked right into one of the three pockets on the back, turning the jacket into a short-sleeve jersey... which still provides "Windstopper" fabric on the chest.

Nicely, the fit on this jacket is not tight/tight. It's just loose enough to be comfortable (and provide room for an underlayer) but avoid flapping in the wind.

MSRP is $169, but was able to get the local Eastern Mountain Sports store to match an REI sale price of $124.

Definitely a great buy for anyone who rides in chilly weather, especially if the temp might warm up during the ride.

(PS - I got red, because everyone knows red is the fasted color!)

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Price Paid:    $124.00

Purchased At:   EMS, pricematched RE

Bike Setup:   2011 Specialized Secteur Comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boston1 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2010

Strengths:    stops wind, cold, and rain; best in full-on cold or messy weather

Weaknesses:    Arm zips are a little hard to work while riding; bigger zipper pulls would help. Otherwise it's perfect

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Phantom II, which has more pockets than the Phantom but it's not a review option. This is one of the best clothing items I've bought, especially for New England. It blocks all wind in the front, vents body heat out the back and is water resistant in light showers and generally sloppy weather, though I never wore it in a downpour. Long sleeves keep you covered. I can wear it in mid- to high-30s with just a wicking layer and be comfortable. Takes some agility to get sleeves off w/out stopping but it can be done and they stow in pockets. The neck zips up high with soft material on the inside. It starts getting too warm to wear right about the time you'd just put on arm warmers anyway. Just a great jacket.

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Purchased At:   wiggle.com

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2010

Strengths:    non-restricting, not heavy, blocks wind completely, very cool red/black design

Weaknesses:    A bit pricy, but worth the $$

Bottom Line:   
Being from the Deep South, I just hate cold weather because it means no cycling. I finally bit the bullet and took the advice of a great LBS guy who really sold me. Today I rode in 40 degree weather w/15 mph wind and even int he teeth of the wind never gor cold. I had a "pro zero" base layer, short sleeve jersey and arm warmers uner this jacket...never got cold! What a find!!

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Favorite Ride:   country roads

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   LBS Birmingham, AL

Similar Products Used:   LG wind jacket

Bike Setup:   '06 Fuji Team RC Dura Ace

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