GoLite Phantom Jacket
Fabric: Gore-Tex PacLite
Price Paid: SGD300
I used it in the India's side of Himalaya this April. The best thing about this jacket is the wired hood that is stiff and stands out like a mini visor. As you turn your head the hood will turn too. This ensures that you have unobstructed vision when it is raining out there. I have seen many other manufacturers' hood design, still none has a functional design like this one. Even my more expensive Arc'Teryx Beta AR's hood can't match this.
As you would expect from GoLite, this jacket really packed small and is very breathable. I think this is one of the best jacket you can buy for your wet weather outdoor pursuit. If I could wear it to 4550m high up in the Himalaya mountain, I'm pretty sure that you can use it for all your backpacking/trekking trips.
Price Paid: $100
This is a great jacket, super light and packable. You can take it anywhere and count on it to keep out the elements. I used it doing winter dolphin surveys in the Atlantic from a small boat. The waves repeatedly came over the bow and blasted us with frigid water, but I stayed warm and dry wearing this jacket over a fleece.
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CLOSEOUTS . GoLite’s Phantom jacket is so incredibly light, it’s like carrying a phantom in your pack... you won’t even know it’s there. Whisper-weight Gore-Tex(R) PacLite(R) supplies a waterproof breathable barrier, protecting skin from getting wet while allowing perspiration to escape. Extended back hem Brimmed hood Watertight zip hand pockets and pit zips Length: 28” Weight: 12 oz. Fabric: Nylon Care: Machine wash/dry Classic Fit CLOSEOUTS . China. Size: XS (2) S (4-6) M (8-10) L (12-14) XL (16-18) 2XL (20)
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the women's version
GoLite design ingenuity and Gore-Tex technology merge in this super-versatile classic GoLite storm jacket for all your outdoor adventures.For breathable, waterproof protection utilizing the lightest PacLite fabric available, a dual-action hood that rolls into a collar and watertight zips, the Phantom is the way to go for all your wet-weather pursuits.Staying dry never looked better.
- CampSaver.com refers to the women's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. GoLite Men's Phantom Jacket (Spring 2008) GoLite design ingenuity and Gore-Tex technology merge in this super-versatile classic GoLite storm jacket for all your outdoor adventures. For breathable, waterproof protection utilizing the lightest PacLite fabric available, a dual-action hood that rolls into a collar and watertight zips, the Phantom Jacket by GoLite is the way to go for all your wet-weather pursuits. Staying dry never looked better.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Gore-Tex PacLite fabric gives the GoLite Men's Phantom Jacket full weather protection, while keeping it below your ounce-obsessed weight requirements. Though this GoLite jacket weighs only 13 ounces and packs to about the size of a fist, its fully taped seams ensure not one drop of moisture gets through. Pitzips add ventilation to the Phantom Jacket for days where the going gets tough, and high chest pockets allow unhindered access when you wear a harness or backpack.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version