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GoLite Phantom Jacket

in Clothing - Raingear

Average Rating
4.40 / 5 (5 reviews)

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David Bonn
( david_bonn )

North Cascades
GoLite Phantom Jacket on 08/09/2005 10:53:25 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more modern offerings but still a great jacket.

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kevin davidson
( kdesign )

Mythical State of Jefferson
Phantom is gore-tex at it's best on 08/09/2005 12:24:09 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

For everything but alpine climbing,this is the Gore-tex Paclite jacket to beat. Well cut,fantastic ventilation,smooth operating water resistant zippers. Well placed pockets that one can use with their pack on. All this, and my large size phantom still weighs under 13 oz. The lighter Gore-tex jackets out there are only lighter because they forego functional ventilation.

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Beth Correira
( Beth )

Beautiful New England!
Golite Phantom on 02/01/2007 14:27:07 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Wonderfully lightweight with lots of features. Repels rain, wind, and snow like a champ and the pitzips and pockets work great to ventilate. My only complaint is the hood is just too small for good coverage of the head.

Shawn Basil
( Bearpaw )

A great jacket. on 02/21/2007 13:55:32 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This was my jacket during my Colorado Trail through-hike this past summer. It's breathability is better than most, and its ventilation is superb. I hiked many miles over two weeks through monsoon season in this jacket, and it never wetted out on me. The chest pockets are one of the jacket's greatest strengths, allowing room for storage without having to remove the pack. The cut is generous.

My XXL is heavier than other offerings at just under 18 ounces, but overall the jacket's quality more than makes up for it. Its only real short-coming for me is the lack of a "temple toggle", a draw-cord pull at the back of the hood which pulls the hood snug at the temples and causing the hood to turn with the wearer's head. In this model the cinches are at the collar bone and I routinely turn my head, only to look into the side of the hood. If this were corrected, I would rank the Phantom a 5.

nanook ofthenorth
( nanookofthenorth )
Great jacket on 09/14/2009 22:06:24 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Truly great jacket, light and fully featured. Very well vented. Only nitpick is that my BD Halfdome helmet 'barely' fits under the hood.
If the hood was helmet compatible it would be my favorite summer alpine shell ever!

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