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    Gore Phantom - alternatives?

    Mines got holes in and I'm considering a new Phantom - but is there a real alternative at the same / lesser price point with the same performance?

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    Not sure on alternatives but try and check a new phantom out in the flesh first if you can. I'm sure I remember reading on STW that they've changed the material to something less good. My phantom has been going for years and is worn on practically every autumn/winter/spring road/mtb ride so I'm dreading the day it finally dies.

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    Oh, not what I wanted to hear. I'm in exact the same predicament, with a few holes caused by a bramble bush and one of the pockets coming unstitched.

    I suppose it'll last another year...

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    I have a mag at work which has just done a test on jacketsis, I'll look on Monday when I go in.
    The Endura one with Zippie out sleeves got a good review,
    Whats it for warmth or waterproofiness ?

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    I'll let you know when I've replaced mine Stan, then you can buy the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alx View Post
    I'll let you know when I've replaced mine Stan, then you can buy the same
    Indeed. The Endura Windchill and Gore Contest 2.0 seem to be favorites - let me know which you end up with.....

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    The Endura one with Zippie out sleeves got a good review,
    Whats it for warmth or waterproofiness ?
    That's the Convert, which I have. Very comfy, cuts the wind well but it's not as close fitting as the Phantom (The Windchill is the equivalent). Shrugs off showers well but won't hold out in a downpour. I'm happy with the Convert despite having to get a warranty replacement when the stitching on the cuff piping decided to unravel....

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