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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket - Women's

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    Simple, lightweight, and warm.

    The Mountain Hardwear Women's Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket is ready for backcountry touring, winter ascents, long belays, and hut-to-hut trips. The lightweight 7Dx10D Whisperer ripstop nylon works with the lighweight down to make this jacket weigh a mere 6oz; the lightest down jacket on the market. The 800-fill Q.shield insulation provides plenty of warmth without weight while you're on belay or ripping skins, and it resists moisture so a little water won't thwart your insulation. A single interior toggle hem saves on weight and makes adjustments quick and easy. And with its stowable design, you can quickly stuff it in one of its two zippered hand pockets and throw it in your pack whenever you're headed to the hills.

    • Whisperer nylon ripstop
    • Q.shield 800-fill down
    • Active fit
    • Single interior toggle hem
    • 2 zippered hand pockets
    • Stowable design
    • Item #MHW00AZ

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Whisperer (7D x 10D ripstop nylon)
    Insulation
    800-fill Q.Sheild Down
    Baffle Construction
    quilted
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    25 in
    Pockets
    2 hand (one stowable)
    Claimed Weight
    6 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing, alpine touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    What do you think about this product?

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    After lots of research, this was the one

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

    I purchased this jacket almost a year ago after having owned similar products from other brands and could not believe the difference. The cut is spectacular--flattering waist (on GEAR?! amazing) and enough room for light layering. I have long arms and legs, so I find the arm length to be perfect. If you're quite petite, YMMV.

    I primarily use this jacket for camping and backpacking because of its warmth to weight ratio, but I wouldn't hesitate to throw it in my purse for a night on the town that was going to turn chilly. I think it looks great, but more importantly, it WORKS. The first time I tried one on (a friend's) I was SUPER skeptical because of how light/thin it was. Within 10 minutes, I was toasty and had to take it off (we were inside).

    I love that it packs down into a pocket. I don't store it like this, but if I'm throwing it in my purse, I definitely take the time to zip it up and pack it down. I wouldn't expect a cotton t-shirt to emerge from my purse without nicks from my keys/pens, so I take care.

    After lots of research, this was the one

    THIS IS THE WINNER!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Struggled size wise with Mountain hardwear, even though the 800 down fill is exactly what we wanted to go with.
    After trying on smalls and mediums in few different jackets, The Ghost whisperer had the best fit on the body. It was a nice cut at the waist while not being too small. The sleeves are a little long, but the Medium ended up being better than the small for layering purposes.

    After a few different tries, this jacket in Size M was the best fit for my sister-in-law!

    Gave as a Gift and she loves it

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I gave this jacket to my mom as a gift at the beginning of winter and she wore it throughout the winter and absolutely loves it. She loves how light it is yet how very very warm it keeps her. It's the lightest down jacket I've ever seen. If you're dealing with "wet cold" like rain/snow then you do want to wear a shell because this jacket is not water proof at all.

    Nice jacket but sizing is weird.

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

    I originally purchased this jacket in a small, knowing full well that it would fit a little larger. I planned on using it for winter excursions and well.... it was HUGE. I normally wear an XS in almost everything so I knew full well it would be bigger but not "look at me wearing this huge trash bag I'm swimming in" huge. So I decided to exchange it for an XS thinking it would fit okay enough to put a few layers underneath. It fit and I thought hallelujah! An ultralight jacket I can layer under. Nope.... The armholes fit oddly tight and made it very uncomfortable to move my arms. If I stand completely still I had no issues, but hiking and staying still don't really mesh well. The arms were a little long, but hey, whatever. If the arm holes didn't fit so oddly tight around my shoulders/armpit area I definitely would have kept it. It really is a great jacket for what it is and am sad I had to return it. I returned both jacket sizes and ended up getting a Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket and am very happy with my end purchase.

    Horrible excuse for a jacket

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

    Ordered this jacket for my wife. The fit is good, but this jacket in "white" is actually more like a clear plastic with a white underlayer sewn into a jacket shape. You can actually hold it up to the light and see all the down feathers (which are dark and relatively few) inside of it. I can't believe Mountain Hardware actually charges over $300 for this.. it should be sold at K-Mart or Big Lots clearance rack for $19.99.. and then maybe... just maybe.

    Brian, sorry for your disappointment. Products like these are not for everyone and the price is exponentially higher when you get a product like this to be at or below 7 ounces. The fabric is actually supposed to be that thin and it's actually more expensive per yard than just about any fabric out there. Sorry you did not like the product but I just wanted to let you know that the design and function that you don't like is actually what makes the jacket have the warmest to weight ratio of any jacket on the market. As an alternative I would recommend looking at the Nitrous Jacket, it's a bit heavier, thicker face fabric and much more affordable but is still a top quality option. Thanks.

    Want to love, awkward sizing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I really want to love this jacket, but it's the sizing that's an issue for me. I initially bought a medium elsewhere, but when I tried it on I was swimming in it, especially in the sleeves. The sleeves were comically puffy on me and ended way past my fingers (maybe I just have short arms?). There is elastic around the wrists of this jacket, but it wasn't tight enough to keep my hands from disappearing and there are no Velcro wrist closures. I returned the medium and ordered a small from here. The sleeve length wasn't too long and everything seemed to fit perfect, with the exception of the back and armpit area. Moving around makes the back a bit tight and the armholes are a bit constricting. If I'm not moving my arms around too much it's fine, otherwise it becomes a little annoying. The fit of this jacket is a bit confusing to me, especially since I fit perfectly into the small of Mountain Hardwear's Downtown Coat. Other than that, I really do like this jacket. It's light and compacts into its own pocket nicely, serves as a great single layer for a cool day and nice as a lower layer for colder days. If it wasn't for the sizing issue I'd give it 5 stars.

    Want to love, awkward sizing

    Unbelievable!

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

    Bought this as a gift for a friend because I love the one that I bought for myself last year. It is so comfortable that she never takes it off. The warmth to weight ratio is incredible. Lightest jacket of this type that I know of. If you drop it, it doesn't fall, it floats to the ground. Easy to pack, compresses down to pocket size. It appears to be water resistant. Good for layering or as an external garment. Excellent for warmth and casual activities such as hiking/snowshoeing/shoveling snow, but it will not hold up as an external garment for heavy labor. My brother ruined his working construction; it ripped.

    GET ONE YOU WONT REGRET IT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I have lived in the Midwest my entire life and I have been through several different winter coats. After many hours of researching coats, I found that this one met my needs best. I absolutely love how light it is. How compact it can become. It is worth the money. If you want a hood, this may not be the best option. I would definitely buy this item again.

    Great jacket

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

    I love this jacket. Its super light, got a great range, looks good and keeps me warm. I often wear it all day because its so comfy!! Fits true to size. Great for layering too.

    super warm and light weight

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

    It is a very nice light weight jacket that packs small in a suitcase. It is very comfortable. I am a flight attendant and I pack it for my layovers. Great for the fall. . It would not work for bitter cold weather.

    Nice but not for me

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

    I got the L size in Bright Rose. It's bright, saturated magenta, and I liked the color. It is very lightweight and the nylon has a silky feel. The main reason I'm returning it is the fit. While it seemed a bit too roomy in the upper arms, the armpits were a bit constricting. Otherwise I liked the fit, especially the neck. On some jackets, the stiffness of the zipper makes the neck uncomfortable when zipped all the way up, but that wasn't the case here. (I did find the zipper a bit sticky, like others have said.)

    Nice

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

    I bought the Aristocrat color for my wife thinking it was purple. It's not, it's a really cool blue color. She wanted purple though so I returned it. She loves the way it fits so we ordered the same jacket with the hood. She loves it, but hasn't worn it in the freezing Idaho winter yet. She likes that it is not long and can be worn without poking out of her Beta AR shell.

    Stylish and Light but a little Flimsy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I was so excited to get my Ghost Whisperer. It is super light and decently warm. I got the Backcountry exclusive color of black with blue zippers and I love it. I've taken it on several backpacking trips and it keeps me nice and warm. I get complimented on it nearly every time I wear it.

    However, I have had it for less than a year and already have a pin sized hole near one of the cuffs that is leaking down. The fabric is super light but feels too light and I worry about tearing it every time I zip it up.

    The sizing was also confusing. I currently own the small and it is fairly tight across my shoulders but fits well everywhere else. I ordered and medium and had to return it because it was huge! So for the product fit my experience was: the small is just barely too small, the medium was way too big.

    Even with the above problems I still really like the jacket but it could definitely be improved. It's enough to keep me warm with a few other layers and it is nice for backpacking as it compresses small and saves on weight.

    Stylish and Light but a little Flimsy

    Sacrifices warmth for light-weight

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small/P

    I've had the jacket for at least a year now and worn it in all sorts of weather. Overall I have decided that it is simply not warm enough to insulate in 60s and below without some significant layering. I guess this is what you sacrifice for its ultra-light weight.

    I haven't had problems with ripping or holes but I am also very gentle with it. The material does feel thin and delicate but will hold up nicely when you're packing it into the pocket.

    WARNING: my friend and I are the same size and she tried to buy a S/P in BLACK but had to return it . It was way too small. I tried it on as well and it was NOT consistent with my GRAPHITE/ROSE S/P. Definitely way smaller.

    I am 5'3 130 lbs and a rock climber and I have the S/P in GRAPHITE/ROSE. It can be a bit tight across the shoulders/dig into the armpits. I was surprised since Mountain Hardware makes a lot of climbing clothes and they didn't accommodate for this.

    I do like that I can machine wash this jacket and tumble-dry on low. It's held up fine over the year but overall I think this jacket is pretty much just average. Maybe if you're a hardcore backpacker and need to shave every ounce, this is the jacket for you.

    Decent so far

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

    Like everyone else says, it is very very light. I bought it for use when I go to the mountains to see my family in the winter, for casual use, and also to use to keep warm after activity in the hard cold. It does an AWESOME job of insulating any heat you produce, but you want to keep sure that you keep moving. The colder it gets, the worse the insulation power if you are just sedentary. I layer it with a thick fleece under and a hardshell over it, and I was nice and toasty at 10 degrees. I have noticed every now and then a tiny little down feather appearing near a seam. This usually happens after I pack it into its own pocket (which it does not fully compress into btw). I hope this does not become a habit. Would not pay full price though so wait for it to go on sale.

    Great Price, Great for Around Town

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

    I bought this jacket simply because it was cold. I am a native of Colorado but three years ago I moved to Alabama. I was a bit ashamed to admit that I was cold. I started looking for jackets that were thinner and warm, but not too puffy because I didn't want my family laughing at me. I decided on this jacket. I picked up the package and was shocked it didn't blow away because this jacket is so light. I immediately put it on. The static build-up was enormous the first two days. I kept shocking everyone I touched. But with each day I began to fall more in love with this jacket. Its terrifying that the material is so thin so I am very careful with it. The material is so specialized it can only be weaved at one place so BE AWARE THAT IF THIS RIPS THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IT CAN BE FIXED. But I don't see it ripping any time soon. I wear this every day and I wear my back pack with it. It fits nicely in the pocket as well. The only issue I have is when I walk around with the jacket unzipped and my hands in the pockets, my hands freeze because the pockets are thin (this reduces weight...) but this could be fixed by zipping up the jacket. Also since the pockets are so thin, I am slightly scared to put my keys in them. Overall this is not worth the $320, but it is worth the $170 on sale

    Unfortunately Deceiving

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

    This jacket is warm and I get a lot of compliments on it. However the material is very thin and easily tears. I've been wearing my jacket since the end of October and I have 3 holes and had to have the zipper repaired once already. Honestly I've only been wearing this as a run around town coat and not everyday. The one hole in my pocket was cause by putting my keys in my pocket. BC won't replace it or return it, so while it is cool it's absolutely not worth the $$$.

    How warm is this jacket?

    Unfortunately not as warm as I expected for 800-fill insulation.

    I bought this jacket for PCT hike.

    I was so excited to receive this cute light jacket. Color is beautiful, feather light, and very packable.

    So I went out at night with it and it was in 50's. I had light long sleeve shirt underneath so I expected to stay nice and warm but my arms were chilly.

    My cheap $29.99 Costco down jacket like this keeps me warmer than this jacket.... :( I'm so disappointed....

    What is the sleeve length on size medium of this jacket?

    So the sleeve length is going to be 33 inches. That is measured from the center back to the cuff of the sleeve. If you were looking to pick up one of the colors that isn't heavily discounted already, contact me directly and I can help you save some cash if you were to place your order with me. My email is skdavis@backcountry.com