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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket - Women's

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    The lightest full-featured down jacket on earth.

    Weighing a mere seven ounces and packed with 800-fill Q.Shield Down, the Mountain Hardwear Women's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket delivers an insane warmth-to-weight ratio that's earned it an Editors' Choice award from Outdoor Gear Lab and Gear of the Year by National Geographic Adventurer. Perfect for alpine treks, minimalist backpacking trips, or a day of backcountry skiing, the Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket works wonders as a lightweight, yet incredibly warm midlayer. Throw it on under a waterproof shell and you're ready to rock, no matter how nasty the weather is outside.

    What's the secret to the jacket's minimalist weight? It took Mountain Hardwear two years to design and perfect the ultra-light Whisperer 7D x 10D ripstop nylon fabric. In fact, there's only one mill in the entire world that can weave this ultra-fine fabric. An incredibly laborious process, it takes approximately ten-times longer to weave the Whisperer's fabric, compared to that of larger yarn size. The final product is a super-light fabric that's woven very tight, making it virtually down proof to prevent clusters from escaping through tiny gaps.

    Keeping you nice and toasty, the jacket's 800-fill Q.Shield Down has an ultra-high loft rating for tons of warmth without the heft usually associated with synthetic insulation. Knowing that down's insulating properties go out the window once it gets wet, Mountain Hardwear developed Q.Shield Down. Treated with a water-resistant coating, Q.Shield Down retains its heat-trapping properties in wet, soggy conditions, making it a great choice for nasty weather.

    Compressing to a tiny ball, the jacket's stuff-sack allows you to quickly fold the jacket into its hand pocket when you're skiing or backpacking through the backcountry. The jacket also features a low-profile, insulated hood and single hem cinch-cord to help you seal out the cold on blustery days.

    • Whisperer 7D x 10D ripstop (nylon)
    • 800-fill Q.Shield Down insulation
    • Insulated, low-profile hood
    • Zippered handwarmer pockets
    • Pocket doubles as stuff sack
    • Single hem cinch-cord
    • Item #MHW00AY

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Whisperer 7D x 10D ripstop nylon
    Insulation
    800-fiil Q.Shield Down
    Baffle Construction
    quilted
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    25 in
    Hood
    yes, insulated, low-profile
    Pockets
    2 zippered hand
    Claimed Weight
    7 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Sea Ice is fairly transparent

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

    Ordered the Sea Ice because it was lowest price. I say it is because you can see darker feathers through the material. It looks as though you have random smudge marks on your jacket. It is a very pretty color, and the darker feathers are not noticeable from a distance.

    Size was right on point and I even put two polypro shirts on under to see if it felt cramped-no problems there. There is plenty of mobility in shoulders/armpit area with or without extra layers.

    Bought primarily for backcountry use. But have not had it in poor weather yet to test it out regarding claim of windproof.

    Excellent

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

    I bought this for my wife who was extremely skeptical about the jacket at first because it was super light. She wasn't sure it would keep her warm at all, but I told her that she only needs a t-shirt, the Ghost, and her hard-shell (also from Mountain Hardwear) in 26 degrees Fahrenheit NYC weather and she was surprised she had no problems. Keep in mind my wife is naturally on the warmer side, so the entire setup was perfect for her.

    You can see the feathers in the jacket, but it simply does the job.

    I highly recommend the jacket, but be careful because the outer layer will react to heat quickly, i.e. melt.

    Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded

      I purchased this jacket for my wife and she had to return it due to the fit. The jacket runs true to size but she found that the length was a tad short and hit much higher on the hip/waist & fit was similar to patagonia jackets. This jacket is lightweight but packs such a punch on warmth with the best quality down and low loft so you can make this jacket a layering piece to battle the elements and keep you warm at the same time. The black colorway has a shine finish to it.

      Just like a ghost it's barely there

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

      So, I've never owned anything 'mountain hardware', I've never heard outstanding reviews or anything special about it... Mostly I get the impression it's the name. So I find this lovely little light green jacket and I think 'oh perfect for a 'southern winter'... The jacket is practically paper thin. I could see the down inside of it/ I have no idea if that is just bc of the color I chose or if literally this jacket is supposed to be like a ghost wrapped around you. It sized well and was cute but I wouldn't be caught dead in a jacket you can see the down in (I could see the contrast in feather color through the jacket also making it look dirty in spots) ...It's more of a base layer sweater with a hood. I was not impressed and needless to say I sent it back and went back to my standard- Patagonia.

      Designed for layering

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I was a little concerned going for the medium, given the reviews about armhole size in the smaller jackets and my broad shoulders, but after trying different sizes, the medium it was everywhere else.
      It did feel a little tight around the front of the arm holes but I was out of time and its hard to find puffies here in summer.
      On my Arctic trip it proved itself in terms of layering. The lack of 'extra' space around the arms meant I could wear a thermal base layer, a shirt, the Ghost Whisperer, a fleece above and shell over that, and still get on with my work without it getting in the way - I didn't notice any discomfort or restriction. It squishes down a treat to keep in my day pack as the conditions change fast. I never had a reason to not take it with me.
      I wish they would stop combining everything with "women's colours". I would like the jacket more, and it would be more practical for outdoorsing, if it wasn't lined with pastel mauve, but the other colours I liked were either 100s more or not in my size.
      Overall, a well made jacket for purpose, which excels in layering, but could do with just a bit more room at the front to armpit of the arm holes for comfort during regular wear.

      Great jacket!

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

      Nicely made, light and well-designed down jacket. I'm 5'3, 145lbs athletic build, could have gotten M but sized up to a L size for roomier fit and to be able to stuff my dog or baby inside if they get chilly on adventures. Not sure what other reviewers meant about the arms- they fit me fine, but I don't have big arm muscles and also went for the bigger size. Love the aristocrat blue color and even better that it was sale:-) Thanks backcountry and MH for a great jacket!

      Smallish Armpits But Otherwise Great

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

      I bought the 2015 version of this jacket a few months ago and have used it on several camping trips and around mountain towns.

      First, the good: the jacket provides an awesome amount of warmth for how lightweight it is. On chilly Rocky Mountain nights, I was comfortable with one base layer and this jacket, but it's slim enough that it will layer underneath a raincoat or outer layer if necessary. It also squishes down well, so it's great for backpacking. And it's cute enough for nights in town. Finally, I LOVE having the hood!

      The only con: the armpit size. I ordered last year's version because it was on sale (I think Mountain Hardwear may have fiddled with armpit design this year). The armpits are definitely strangely narrow. Since I'm using this as a mid layer and I'll only ever be wearing a thin base layer underneath, the armpit size does not impede my movement. I would recommend trying it on and moving around in it with different levels of layering before you make a final decision.

      Other than the armpits, the jackets fits true to size. I tried both the medium and large, and was swimming in the large.

      Yup, Armpits Are No Bueno

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Size Bought: Extra Small

      Bummer, because the jacket is beautiful and fantastically light. The arm holes are strangely too high and forward, making it an incredibly awkward fit.

      I wanted to love this Jacket...

      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: small

      I bought this jacket as a midlayer for skiing and for backpacking. I love how light and warm the jacket is, but I just couldn't get over how tight it is in the arm pits and across the shoulders. I have a small frame so I went ahead and bought it even though other reviewers had complained about the fit. I regretfully have to send it back.

      Uncomfortably tight in the armpits

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

      I was weary of this jacket because of the reviews about the armpit fit, but since I am an XS in most top sizes and have a petite frame (small shoulders, skinny arms), I ordered the jacket anyway. I got the XS and LOVE everything else about it. Great color, length, good hood, and light as a feather. I really wanted to keep this! But the constraining armpit feel was too uncomfortable. I couldn't even stand just having it on and not moving my arms. Reviews are mixed, and they say they've fixed it, but maybe the problem remains in the smaller sizes? Sadly, I'm sending mine back.

      good jacket for half price.

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

      Four stars. The lost a star for zipper quality .

      I bought this jacket in the aristocrat color for my girlfriend. She doesn't like bright colored clothes and I don't blame her, the neon jackets are almost ridiculous. The aristocrat color was a good choice. Even though it's a very odd name for a color... It's a dark blue color that isn't near as shiny as the others. I did some research to find other pictures of it outside because they really do look different than the pictures they sell them based off of. She is 5'5 and roughly 130 lbs. I was worried about the sizing when I read other reviews that said the fit in the arm holes was really tight. Luckily it fits her perfectly. Yes the arms are smaller than a lot of jackets but she has a small frame and it fits very well. if the size fits you right , it's a great jacket for layering under or over. The sleeves for her well, which is a big plus for moving around a lot with a pack on or climbing. They have cuffs that are recessed in the sleeve so that the end of the sleeve itself sits lower, which I thought is nice. He hood fits well too. The build quaility was something I worried about as well for a constant outdoor use jacket, but as with a lot of down jackets you have to be careful with them necause the are known to be easily ripped. they are meant to be a warm layer, but they all have a big downfall and that is that they do fare well against sharp objects. I have two down jackets myself, both different brands, and I have one hole in one from a rock, and the other has two small holes from trees. the ghost whisperer seems a little more fragile , but it is incredibly light. The nylon fabric is different than Most other jackets, much lighter and thin. That is why it may be suseptable to ripping if not careful. But for the lightness I can see whY they tried to limit heavy materials. And I guess that's what mountain hardwear was shooting for with is jacket. I was surprised how light it actually was. And that's is the main reason we got it. It will be nice for long backpacking trips where less weight is important. One thing I was not happy with was the zipper quality. It seems like they used the cheapest plastic zippers they could find... Yes the zipper and all its components are light as well but the zippers are a big thing in a jacket that should be high quality. The stow pocket is a nice feature, it's great to be able to stow a jacket into that small of a pouch. But to keep it safe in sure we will use a small stow bag so that we don't have to worry about the zipper under pressure or ripping the nylon with the zipper ( which I've heard can happen )

      I would never buy any jacket for $350. I luckily found the color I wanted for half price. And for that price, I think it was a good investment. If anything on this jacket were to break or wear out, I would say the zippers . And maybe if your not careful a few tears in the nylon on rocks or sharp trees. For her size, the fit was perfect. And the color was not too bright. It is pretty warm and very very light. Overall a good piece of clothing to have for a lot of outdoor Adventures. Hope this helped!

      good jacket for half price.

      Fits Great

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

      I almost didn't purchase this because of the reviews saying it's tight in the armpits. I hate that. It fits great and is very comfortable. It's light weight and packs up small, so it doesn't take much space in my pack. Lots of compliments on the botanical green color too. Very pleased with my purchase and glad I took a chance.

      Shelly, I'm the Mountain Hardwear rep and I can confirm that the previous year we did have some fit issues on the jacket that did cause some issues for some customers. Reviews like the ones you see below is what prompted us to make a changes and drastically improve the fit. Thank you for the review, it's good to hear.

      Shedding feathers everywhere

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

      The jacket fit beautifully, so I was disappointed when I started losing more feathers from this brand new jacket than I was from my 3 year old holey Patagonia covered in duct tape. As if that wasn't reason enough to swap it out, the feathers poking their way out were poking me from the inside as well! No thank you. The two stars are for warmth and fit.

      Tight Armpits

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: medium

      I've had an older version of the GW for many years, so I was hoping the new one would be the same. It isn't. The cut has changed quite a bit. The armpits are very tight--uncomfortably--and the arms are long without good cuffs at the wrist to hold them up. For the price, consumers deserve better.

      So warm!

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

      I received this jacket for Christmas in the Aristocrat color. I am about 5'6 and 150 lbs and originally had a size medium. The medium fit WAY too snug in the armpits and was about an inch too short in length. I hesitantly exchanged for the large and am so happy I did! It fits much better, no more tightness at all but is just a tad baggier than I'd like. However, this leaves plenty of room for layering. I live in Gunnison, CO where temps are well below 0 every single morning and this jacket with a light layer underneath keeps me warm on my bike ride or walk into work. I get a ton of compliments on the color and how nice it looks/is. I absolutely love it and if you're on the fence, go for it and exchange if it doesn't work perfectly for you!

      Nice jacket, weird fit

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

      For the weight of the jacket the fabric is surprisingly durable. The fit in the shoulders is WEIRD. It's really tight around my shoulders but loose/long everywhere else. I do have broad shoulders but considering this jacket is mainly advertised for athletic activities such as climbing/backpacking I can't quite understand the fit. I ordered a M and it fits OK, but it is very uncomfortable to layer something too bulky underneath. The hood on this jacket is phenomenal though, I don't feel like I'm being choked when it's zipped all the way up and it stays on very well, even in high winds. Overall great jacket, just wish it had more shoulder room.

      Agreed the shoulders are weird its like the distance from the top shoulder to the armpit is too short and the seam of the armpit goes into my armpit. Going to return this jacket because I don't think I can climb in it and the next size up would be just to large everywhere else. I would have hoped mountain hardware would have gotten the shoulder room correct.

      My favorite jacket

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

      I love this jacket. It is light. It is comfortable. It is warm. It packs down small enough that I can throw it in my purse when I go out on the town (I get cold easily, and it is so nice to walk home in comfort). I have taken it on day hikes as an extra layer, I have taken it on warm weather overnights instead of a sleeping bag. It takes a light rain pretty well, but I haven't taken it in any serious storms so I do not know how well the dry-down tech works. I would recommend it again and again.