Gore Bike Wear Men’s Phantom 2.0 Soft Shell Jacket, Brilliant Blue/Black, X-Large

Gore Bike Wear Men’s Phantom 2.0 Soft Shell Jacket, Brilliant Blue/Black, X-Large

Gore Bike Wear Men's Phantom 2.0 Soft Shell Jacket, Brilliant Blue/Black, X-Large
@ One for all. Versatile and reliable WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell jacket with zip off sleeves for the ambitious cyclist. Windproof jacket, jersey and vest all in one.

  • One for all. Versatile and reliable WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell jacket with zip off sleeves for the ambitious cyclist. Windproof jacket, jersey and vest all in one.
  • Comfort fit
  • Stretch inserts for optimum freedom of movement
  • 3-compartment patch pockets on back
  • Slightly slanted back pocket at side for better access
  • Zip-underflap
  • Wear-resistant elastic binding on sleeve-hem and on hem

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3 thoughts on “Gore Bike Wear Men’s Phantom 2.0 Soft Shell Jacket, Brilliant Blue/Black, X-Large

  1. 31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Versatile and Comfortable, October 14, 2012
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    KyleT

    This review is for the Gore Phantom 2.0 Windstopper SO Jacket in Neon Yellow. First of all, I’m 6′ 3″ and 212 lbs. I ended up ordering the XXL after trying on an XL in-store. The XXL is closer-fitting (not tight) in the shoulders with a little more room everywhere else. Don’t think I’d be able to layer anything under the XL so the XXL is perfect for me. As has been mentioned in other reviews, the short jersey sleeves under the long-sleeves are a little tight but not restrictive or uncomfortable at all. Material is soft and the neon yellow is very bright. Zipping on and off the sleeves is relatively easy with two zippers on each side.

    During a ride to work last week, I started in the dark with temperatures around 40 degrees. I wore a sleeveless Nike Dri-Fit shirt underneath and a backpack over the top. Stayed warm for the full hour-and-a-half. Looks like mid- to low-30’s tomorrow and I’m not going to add anything. I think with a long-sleeved thermal undershirt I’d be good into the 20’s. On the ride home, temps were up to about 55 but cooling off. I zipped off the sleeves and was fine as the temperature dropped. The wind-stopping ability is really impressive.

    All-in-all, I would highly recommend this jacket.

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  2. 16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great balance of form and function for fall/winter riding, December 17, 2013
    By 
    genux

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    I was looking for a jacket that would be suitable for cold weather riding in California, which means temperatures in the range of 35-60°F (2-15°C). The jacket had to be versatile enough to be useful in not-so-cold conditions without causing me to overheat, but toasty enough to keep me warm when the temperatures plunge.

    I considered a couple of jackets, including the well-reviewed and ever-popular Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket, but I skipped it because the water-proof shell causes me to overheat quickly, despite having a breathable back. Almost all jackets with that type of material make me feel muggy and damp inside. For that reason, I narrowed my choices to breathable, soft-shell materials, ones similar to Gore WindStopper (not GoreTex, as that one’s for rain).

    Of the different Gore Bike Wear jackets made with WindStopper, the Phantom 2.0 struck a good balance of form and function. It has three rear stretchy pockets to carry essentials and detachable sleeves to dump heat but keep your core warm. I thought I’d miss the front pocket for personal electronics, but so far I’ve done without.

    The jacket has kept me warm in 40°F temperatures, with only a short-sleeved jersey as my sole “base” layer and the jacket as my outer layer. It did very well on descents, blocking wind effectively. The neck collar isn’t too snug that it blocks wind completely, but it also doesn’t let wind seep in too easily. About the only time I’ve had to unzip the front to dump heat is during sustained climbs. This will be suitable for all but the most inclement of weather.

    The detachable sleeves are a nice idea, but I think they can be improved on. The zippers can’t be used as ventilation to dump heat. There are two zippers on each sleeve surrounding the armpits. While it’s relatively easy to detach the sleeves while wearing the jacket, it’s not easy to reattach them without removing them or having someone else help you. They fold just enough to be stored in the rear pockets, but you’ll definitely notice the bulge while carrying them. When detached, there are built-in “sleeves”, much like a regular cycling jersey.

    As for how they fit, the chest/shoulder area may seem to be tight, but it may have more to do with it having the sleeves more than anything else. They’re sized like cycling jerseys — somewhere in between pro (tight) fit and club (loose) fit. The sleeves tend to hug your arms more, unless you have really, really skinny arms. I’m 5’8, 195 lbs, 41″ chest, and wear L-sized jerseys from Capo, Pearl Izumi, Voler, etc. I got the L-sized jacket and it still has room for additional inner layers. The XL version felt just a tiny bit too baggy, but not overly so.

    Compared to other similar jackets from Gore (e.g. Contest, Fusion Tool, Power, etc), this one has the fit (semi-form-fitting vs pro-fit or loose fit), material (soft-shell vs active shell), and pocket (stretchy vs zipper) combination that I prefer. The Alp-X and Xenon are the next jackets to consider, although they are much pricier.

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  3. 13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Gore sizing…..cut is now too small…!, February 21, 2014
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    The service I got from Competitive Cyclist was excellent…!

    This is about the jacket itself….This was to be my second jacket, as I love the first one, and wanted this color for safer riding on cloudy low-visibility days..

    I ordered exactly the same size and model# as I’ve had and loved for nearly a year, and when I got it, I first thought that maybe my Christmas/Holiday dining experiences had caught up with me…;-)

    Upon closer examination and measuring, I determined that Gore is now cutting this jacket to a much, much tighter fitting standard than previously…The body? Part me, part the jacket…But the arms were now so tight I could not wear my skin-tight arm warmers under the sleeves, and I know my arms are not any chubbier than they were…!

    By comparing the seam-to-seam measurements with the new and old jackets, I was amazed to find out that the cut was between .5″ and 1″ narrower in all dimensions….overall length of the arms and body was exactly the same, so I’m sure I had a ‘large’ to compare….

    I’m now forced to find another jacket…..the XL size was just longer and had longer arms…the body did fit well, but the overall length was for someone much taller than my 5’9″s…..!

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