When it comes to winter, you need all of the
protection that you can get. But, what if that go-to winter jacket could
also keep you covered in the fall and spring without causing heat
exhaustion? A novel idea, indeed. However, Gore already beat us to it with its Phantom 2.0 SO Jacket.
When the weather permits, you can wear it as a full jacket, but while
in more temperate conditions, the sleeves are removable for the perfect
amount of coverage. One jacket to rule them all.
To provide the utmost protection from the elements, Gore constructed
its Phantom 2.0 jacket from a sophisticated blend of fabrics. Each
region has been thoughtfully considered, and because of this, the
Phantom 2.0 is equal parts protection, comfort, and flexible. Starting
with the body of the jacket, Gore used its patented Windstopper Soft
Shell membrane. As its name suggests, this material makes the jacket
100% windproof. However, the name doesn't allude to its water-resistance
or high breathability. That's right, with the comfort and weight of a
mid-layer, and the protection of a shell, this material will keep you
dry from both the rain and your own sweat. And while the material is
extremely malleable, Gore also incorporated integrated stretch panels
into the Phantom 2.0. This permits a full range of movement, whether
you're stretched over the hoods or reaching down into the drops.
If that's not enough stretch for you, Gore enabled you to remove the
raglan-cut sleeves. But, that would be an extreme measure, as the
detachable sleeves primarily add to the jacket's versatility. Even
better, when the sleeves are removed, the Phantom displays soft,
protective short sleeves that guarantee coverage from the elements. Now,
you can stretch the Phantom 2.0 out over multiple seasons.
Going even further into protective design features, Gore included a
zippered underflap at the rear hem to protect you from wheel-spray on
wet days. And while this protects you from the weather, Gore also took
steps to protect you from the hazards on the road. To do this, the
jacket has been given reflective elements throughout to increase your
visibility in low-light conditions.
To keep the Phantom from shifting, Gore included wear-resistant,
elastic bindings on the sleeve hems and bottom hem. This particularly
comes in handy when the jacket's three slanted rear pockets are loaded
with all of your ride essentials.
The Gore Bike Wear Phantom 2.0 SO Jacket is available in five
sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Apple Gree/black, Azur
Blue/black, Kiwi/black, Neon Yellow/black, Navy Blue/black, Red/black,
Splash Blue/black, Vibrant Orange/black, White/black, and Black.