PHANTOM 2.0 WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell Jacket
Exellent all-around biking shell
This is an incredibly useful and high-quality product for biking in in all its forms, whether on the road or singletrack. The jacket's construction is well thought out and as a result it performs well in a variety of temperatures and conditions. As the conditions change, you can easily adjust the jacket to match.
For example, as tempatures warm a bit, you can zip open the sleeve/armpit area slightly for additional breathability (i.e. pit-zips like venting). As tempatures continue to rise, you can remove the sleeves completely and store them in the pockets on the back of the jacket. With a little practice, you can do all of this without dismounting from your bike.
Thanks to the fact that WINDSTOPPER fabric is only integrated where needed (i.e. on the front of the jacket and arms, not on the back), the jacket is very breathable.
All in all I am very happy with the product and highly recommend it.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes, though this item I purchased on my own.
March 31, 2013