GoLite Phantasm 2008

The GoLite Phantasm lightweight jacket weighs just 273g (L); Gore Paclite offers good performance; two pockets; hood can be rolled down and secured; full-length front zip. But the pockets are not large enough for maps and cannot easily be accessed while wearing rucksack belts; elasticated rather than Velcro cuffs; more condensation than Gore-Tex Pro Shell; hood fit and movement are not ideal.
Verdict
The pockets and hood of the GoLite Phantasm let down this very lightweight jacket.

First published in Trail magazine November 2008