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    Warmest Gore jacket?

    Which one is it? The Tool? I have a Phantom 2.0 now that seems pretty warm but I was wondering if there is something that is warmer in the Gore lineup.
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    Im a little confused. There's tons of Gore jackets. I have at least 4. They're all different brands. My ECWCS is probably warmest alone since its 3 layer Gore with a non mesh liner.

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    Most Gore based Softshells are just that - a nice wind-breaking (and soft) shell. I haven't really seen anyone (including Pearl Izumi, etc.) make a heavily insulated version. I have seen combo jackets that have a soft-shell and separate zip-in insulated liner like the Pearl Izumi 3x1 or Specialized Element 3.0.

    IMHO layering is the best practice. A good softshell on the exterior, merino wool baselayer, and something (if needed) in the middle. That should keep you plenty warm in most conditions.
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    Sorry for the confusion. I meant the warmest Gore Bike Wear jacket. After talking to Gore Bike Wear they said either the Fusion Tool or Fusion Cosmo would be the warmest.
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    I have the tool jacket and I ride in temps as low as 15 degrees

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    I would be a little careful buying a very warn jacket unless you live in a cold area. It can be easier to wear thin layers to control heat than one very warm layer. That way you can just remove or not wear a layer if it is too hot or add a layer if too cold.
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    100% agree on the layering points. But where do you plan on using this?
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    I ride in the mid atlantic East Coast US and have one of the older Gore Bike Wear (all 3 bars = warmest) jackets. I find the heavier warm stuff comes in handy when riding in like 10 deg. F or colder days with wind. Sucks when someone gets a mechanical and you have to stand around. This is a scenario where I'd rather have warm jacket with a couple of light layers underneath. Easier to regulate if needed and zipping up = toasty warm.

    Trying to add a layer to warm up when you are really cold can be a tricky proposition in my neck of the woods.
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    I think I got it all figured out, thanks everyone.
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    So what one did you end up going with?

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    I found a killer deal on a Fusion Tool. It should be here next week along with some much colder weather.
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    Tincup

    Where did you get the deal from, I'm looking at these too. I'm looking at the hooded one thats goretex, I cant remember the model name.

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    I found my Fusion Tool on Amazon Warehouse for $100 and I also picked up a Phantom 2.0 for $65 from EMS. It's very hard to find deals on anything from Gore.
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