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Cozy, compact, and better than anything you can readily imagine.

What is better than packable, portable, ultralight, and lofty warmth? While you mull that over, consider the Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket, stuffed with plentiful 850-fill Q.Shield Down that resists moisture for the ultimate in downy performance. Quilted for even distribution sans dead spots, this light weight finds power in efficiency. Stow it in its own pocket for an implosion of coziness on the go.
  • Durable, smooth 7D Whisperer nylon ripstop withstand rugged mountainside wear and tear
  • Plentiful 850-fill Q.Shield Down insulation is treated to resist moisture to retain loft and offer compressible and efficient warmth
  • Quilted construction keeps feathery warmth evenly distributed to prevent dead spots
  • Active fit allows freedom of mobility in a lean silhouette
  • Quick, convenient,single-pull drawcord hem keeps cold and wind out
  • Two handwarmer pockets secure essentials
  • Packs into pocket for compact, portable warmth

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2 5

Great Jacket, Hate the Look

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Super light and warm jacket with a perfect fit. Unfortunately, the exterior nylon is WAY shinier than it looks on the website. I ordered black and my wife said I looked like I was wearing a garbage bag. Back it comes.

The Birth of the Ghost Whisperer

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How the lightest full featured down jacket came to be...

4 5

Amazingly light, but fragile

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I love how incredibly light, but it's quite fragile and starting to show signs of wear after only a few weeks of really easy use. I've also had zipper issues from the first day. Fortunately I was able to get a no hassles exchange from Backcountry! The new jacket is in a different color. Zipper issue resolved and I've also come to appreciate it's compressibility and water resistant properties. Got drenched one cold night and it held up much better than I expected.

5 5

Great jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I choose this jacket based upon top reviews from a "gear guide" review site. so far the review has been accurate. this jacket is so light it is scary, almost feels like you can rip it apart. very warm and very compact so great for jumping in and out of the car. wish it had an interior pocket. front pockets are very warm. overall this is a great jacket and i would buy it again.

5 5

Fan of this product.

Just purchased this product. Tested it on a snowboarding trip Colorado & hunting trip Utah early November where it was windy and just misty. This jacket was great, size fit ok kept me warm. When it rained, layered it with arc- shell. No complaints. Hope this was helpful.

 Fan of this product.
5 5

holding on to this one

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Very happy with this jacket. Started out with the nitrous, but didn't like the fit or feel. This jacket works great as a layer, and comfortable over a t shirt on those autumn nights in southern US. The fact that it packs into its own pocket and only weighs 7 oz is a bonus. It hold up great in rain and snow as well, as long as it's not too heavy rainfall. I am 6'2" and 195 lbs, and the XL fits great.

One more of the Ghost Whisperer...

One more of the Ghost Whisperer...

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Here's a 14.5k BDAY 8h47m car-to-car solo selfie of me on the summit of my favorite local crag. I wore this jacket from Iceberg Lake to the summit and back down to 13k via the Whitney Main Trail before I got too hot, including scrambling up the last 400 feet of the Mountaineers Route, where it was liberally scuffed but yet unscathed.

I dig, I dig...

That is a self-satisfied, hypoxia-induced smile if ever there was one.

Love the jacket...

Ghost story...

Ghost story...

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Full disclosure.
I was going to return on item on BC because I found something else I liked more. (I know. I'm THAT guy.)

Hear me out.
I was at Adventure16 and came across the MH Ghost puff on sale for 220 bones and I was like DUDE!
I have a Western Mountaineering puff that I love other than the ridiculous hood.
I thought "SWEET! I'll buy this, and return the WM puff! And I'll MAKE 80 bucks!"
So I bought it.
And came home.
And then realized I bought the WM puff from; Adventure16.
Made my face look like this:

:|

Karma at its finest, my friends. My wife laughed.
Total BS.
A while ago, I posted a review of a spork, in which I mentioned that I'm sort of stupid from spending too much time frolicking in the Troposphere.
GREAT example...

Anyway.
<useful info starts here>

This puff is awesome, if you go into the relationship realizing it's not really meant to keep you warm in a "White Spider, Annapurna, Touching The Void" sort of way.
It's a light sweater at best, a down alpine layering rockstar, pushing the techno-boundary further still from the venerable and aged fleece top, and I love it.
I find myself wearing it more than I thought I would. It seems to be a great middle-ground insulation when you're up high and pushing hard in cold and dry weather.
I wear a red Salomon breathable shell much of that time, but this puff is a perfect weight for when it's a bit colder than that.
It's been more durable than I thought it would be. I've scraped it against rocks, just assuming it would rip, but not really having another option at the time; it's held up.
Sort of surprising, actually.
It's incredibly well-made, packs into its own pocket and mine weighs in at 182g. That's crazy. My iPhone weighs 113g.
I've been rained on wearing it. The DWR is solid.
Fit is athletic, but not body-hugging. I got it in silver and I look like Neil Armstrong in it.

What's not to winning?
5 stars.

3 5

It's great but...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like everything about this jacket, the color, the weight , the warmth and feel. I'm about 5'10 185 pounds and wear a large and it fits perfectly.

But what makes the jacket so good is also a weakness. I find the shell lining is so delicate that the collar has started to fray after about 1 week simply by rubbing against my whiskers, also some of the stitching has started to come undone along the zipper.

Fortunately Backcountry offered me an exchange for free and with no hassle!

5 5

Phenomenal Jacket - A must own!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I recently purchased the Ghost Whisperer down jacket in Black on Black and absolutely love it!! I wear it mostly around town in Utah and it's perfect. It's sleek, extremely warm, and so light that it feels like a tiny layer of skin. I'm impressed and would recommend this jacket to anyone looking for a warm, lightweight, non-bulky (it's got a great tapered/athletic-cut fit!), comfortable, and stylish jacket. I can't wait to take it camping, skiing, and rock climbing!

5 5

Great jacket

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I borrowed a fellow co-workers jacket and loved for camping and some rock climbing. His is bit loud for the colorway and loved the comfort and the lightweight jacket for everything that i was doing. I am a large and 6'0 195 lbs this fit me perfectly. The ghost whisper will go up against any Patagonia down jacket or competitors jacket similar to this. I will now purchase one of my own.

5 5

Fantastic jacket for the weight

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

The two most important stats that I look for on down jackets is the fill quality and the ratio of the weight of down to the total weight of the jacket. The baffling is relatively important as well, because if the down is firmly compressed then its not going to be quite as insulative.

Mountain Hardwear has stated that this jacket has 2.7 oz of 850 fill down. The down is also dry treated to improve its performance in high humidity or damp situations... a very nice feature under the right conditions.

I own a few down jackets, and have to say that this is likely my second favorite... my favorite being my Feathered Friends Hyperion... which has 4.7 oz of down for a total weight of 11 oz for the jacket. The baffling on the Hyperion keeps the down a little more loose, not as tightly packed as the Ghost Whisperer.

With that being said, all conditions being equal, during an average summer evening at altitude in the Sierra (with a single long-sleeve lightweight merino wool shirt underneath) the Hyperion will jkeep me pleasantly warm into the 20s. The Ghost Whisperer kept me warm into the mid 30s. As a reference... I tend to be very warm.

The hand on the jacket is fantastic. Its a pleasure to wear and to feel. The 7 denier fabric is a little fragile, so I tend to be cautious if I'm reclining against a granite slab, a rock, or a tree. My Hyperion has had its metaphorical ass kicked and it doesn't have a snag. This thing would likely be in tatters with what I've done to some of my gear. You definitely want to be tender with this jacket.

I spend almost all of my time in the outdoors in the Sierra, which tends to be dry. I don't have enough experience with this jacket in high humidity situations to speak to its dry treatment. However, generally speaking, I've seen dry treated down make a meaningful difference with humidity and condensation.

Its a pricey jacket. For the money I'd look at a Hyperion. If you can find this jacket on sale then I'd consider it.

If I am 6'2 and 158. i have long limbs and...

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If I am 6'2 and 158. i have long limbs and very skinny what size should I get?

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That is kind of a tough one, as I think that anything will be a bit "billowy" on you. I personally wear a medium, and I'm at 6'1" 175. The medium might fit best trim wise, but will probably be a bit short in the arms if you have long limbs. The large will most likely fit your arms and torso length best, but I think will probably hang off of you a bit. If you are layering under a shell this probably isn't an issue, but if you want to wear the jacket around town by its self it might look a bit goofy. If you can get to a store to try them on that might be best, as you will need to decide which factor to compromise on.

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Hey Nick,

I'm 6'2" and 160 and very long limbed as well. 99% of the time I have to wear a large in long sleeved items because of the length of my arms and torso. This jacket is no exception. I would definitely go with a large. You'll have a little room in the belly, but you'll have the length you need and room for layering.

5 5

Extremely light, good look

This jacket is so light, it's kind of ridiculous. Let others try it on and wear it. Everyone says the same thing...very warm and it feels like you are wearing nothing. I'm 6 foot 170, got the large and it fits well.

5 5

First Time Down Jacket Owner

Wow, this jacket is AWESOME!!! I'm 5' 7"Athletic 42-44" Chest with 36" waist, 190-205 depends on how much beer I drink. I ordered a Large and it fits very well. It does fit sort of like a Bell until you draw in the hem draw cord. But that's part of what I love about it. This is my first down jacket but I have been looking into them for about 4 months trying them on and having down envy of my buddies. Most of which have the Patagonia UL, mine is lighter and warmer. The Pat's materiel may last longer but only time will tell. I wore this for the first time to a Dark Star show in NC; it snowed that night and I was toasty with just my Stoic 150 LS on under this. Air temp was in the upper 20's outside, inside the jacket didn't over heat me until I started drinking beer and dancing around. But at that time I packed up the jacket into its pocket. Hooked it to the carabineer on my key ring and hooked that to my belt. I had to keep checking to make sure it was on my hip because it?s so light. After the show it easily unpacked and kept me very warm walking to the next bar, I kept it on the rest of the night. I think I was the only one not cold when we waited for the cab when we left. OK... OK... I know that wasn't some crazy white out story with me camping in my hammock on the side of a mountain. The jack is Kick A$$ and I will test in the wild very soon!