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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket - Men's

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    Super-lightweight insulation for your high-elevation pursuits.

    Whether you're making a 4 a.m. summit push, ripping skins on bone-chilling dawn patrols, or standing at belay while your buddy figures out the crux moves, the Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket will fend off the cold without adding a bunch of weight to your load. With 800-fill down and a weight of only 8 oz, the Ghost Whisperer is the lightest in its class, and it utilizes Q.Shield down that resists moisture, so your warmth doesn't get sabotaged by water. The insulated hood warms your noggin while maintaining a low profile, and the stowable design lets you pack it in one of its hand pockets and throw it in your pack without it taking up a bunch of space.

    • Ghost whisperer ripstop fabric
    • 800-fill Q.Shield down
    • Active cut
    • Stowable design
    • Low-profile insulated hood
    • Item #MHW006Q

    Tech Specs

    Material
    Whisperer (7D x 10D ripstop nylon)
    Insulation
    800-fill Q.Shield down
    Baffle Construction
    quilted
    Fit
    athletic
    Length
    hip
    Center Back Length
    28 in
    Pockets
    2 zipperd hand
    Hood
    yes
    Powder Skirt
    no
    Thumbholes
    no
    Claimed Weight
    8 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking & camping, skiing/snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Toasty.

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

    When we got on the lift it was ZERO degrees outside. I threw this under my shell and i was nice and toasty all day. The fit is true to size i purchased the XXL. Super light weight and perfect to throw into a pack. this is the jacket i choose for snowboarding, hiking and camping. Here is a picture me at Delta lake at 9,000 ft. Contact me directly with any questions 801-204-4585 lhaslem@backcountry.com

    Toasty.

    6'6" and Large is a great fit

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

    I am 6'6" and 215 lbs and have broad shoulders and the large fits me great. Arms are good. Front is cut higher than the back which is great so you don't have stuff bunched up in front. Shoulders have an athletic cut in the pit area making this great for layering. I walked dogs in 32F and foggy conditions with just a single t-shirt under this and it was perfect. Only when I stopped did I need to vent slightly.



    Chest feels a little loose(this is really nitpicking) but at 6'6" and having the rest of this jacket fit great, it's a small compromise. I tried the medium on in store and it was not going to fit... I could not even put it on.



    Buddy of mine that thru hiked the PCT had one of these and really put it through it's paces. That sold me on it. Solid purchase.



    I took an extra pic from the side so you can see when reaching out front, you still have good coverage.



    I've only had this a few days. Looking forward to putting this through it's paces.

    6'6" and Large is a great fit

    Perfect for backpacking

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

    I did quite a bit of research before selecting this jacket and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I'll start off by saying that unless you're trying to save weight, this jacket probably isn't for you. If you want a jacket that keeps you warm to and from work, can put up with abuse, or is going to be your everyday jacket - get something more durable as the weight shouldn't matter.

    I bought this jacket explicitly for backpacking purposes and I believe that's what it was meant for. Because its so light weight its has small zippers, not the most durable fabric, and small pockets. However it really packs on the warmth. I can be in freezing temperatures with nothing but a t-shirt on under this jacket.

    A large fits me great (205 lbs, 6' 1") and seems contoured in all the right spots so you don't look like a giant marshmallow. I'm tempted to wear this jacket more often (and have) but I know wear and tear of daily use would eventually catch up and something would give.

    So in short, warm and light. Not meant for everyday use in my opinion but for specialized circumstances.

    Very light

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

    I really like this jacket. It was very well thought out and the athletic fit is much less boxy than other down jackets I've owned. Something I really appreciate is how long the sleeves are. Having long gangly arms are great for climbing but not so much for buying clothes, but this jackets fits me great. It is also surprisingly warm for its weight. Some people wanted it to have a cinch string on the hood but I personally think the elastic works really well. Anyhow great buy.

    My favorite summit sweater

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium

    This jacket packs so small and is ridiculously light. Oh it's also warm too. Great companion for going fast and light on hikes or multipitch climbs. Really can't wait to test it out on the winter ascents. Fit is spot on

    Chose this one

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

    Ghost Whisperer vs Patagonia Down Sweater vs Patagonia Ultralight Down Sweater.
    I wear a medium in all three. The Ghost Whisperer has a technical cut. The Patagonia's have a city cut.
    I really did like the Down Sweater, it just seems very sturdy and has a lot of thoughtful touches (hood pull, waist pull, heavier nylon), but I already had a similar weight jacket (though not hooded). Of the ultralights, I went with the Mountain Hardwear based on technical fit and price. There is no hood pull on this jacket, however the hood is elastic on the rim.

    Best bang for the buck!

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

    I ordered this coat 4 days before I went to Chile for one month. I received the coat in 2 days and the fit was perfect to size. I think it will work great with a hard shell. During a camping trip with temperatures in the lower 50's the coat was a little on the warm side. During the night we woke to 40 mph winds and the close fitting hood along with the 800 fill down kept the wind and temperature at bay while we secured the tent better. The jacket also makes a perfect size pillow if packed into its own pocket. I've only had it a few weeks but I have worn and I trust it after the short time I've had it. Thank you Mountain Hardwear and thank you Backcountry for the great price and selling quality goods that I can bet my life on!

    Best bang for the buck!

    Light and Warm

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

    I picked up a Ghost Whisperer for my brother. He really likes how lightweight and warm it is, and it fits him well. His only complaint is how loose the sleeve cuffs are–they tend to fall over the hands, which makes it pretty easy to soak the sleeves when washing hands, etc.

    Awesome jacket! Perfect for the trail

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

    Purchased this jacket prior to a 10 day, 75 mile trek through the Peruvian Andes. Best purchase I've ever made. I spent a month or two shopping jackets and researched many different brands. At one point I had 6 different down jackets lying around the house. This one ended up the winner. Jacket looks great, packs extremely small and lightweight, is super warm, and surprisingly durable. Works awesome as a base layer under a rain jacket or as stand alone outerwear. Surprisingly warm for how thin and lightweight it is. I wore this everyday for 10 days straight on a pretty grueling and technical trail. No rips, tears, or problems of any kind. The only negative thing I have to say is that in some places the down fill seems pretty thin. I wouldn't mind a couple extra ounces for more consistent fill. Despite this, the jacket still earns a 5 star review. I love it!

    Awesome jacket! Perfect for the trail

    Poor quality

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

    Stitches on right sleeve keeps getting caught with the front zippers. Stitches are now loose. Tons of feathers getting out after I wore it for 3 days. This jacket loses more feathers than my wife's $50 down jacket during the trip to Europe. I've stopped wearing it as soon as I returned. This does not worth $250.

    Great jacket but....

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

    Ill start by saying this jacket has many great qualities including pack-ability(stuffs neatly into its own pocket and compresses even further), weight, layers beautifully, fits well, and is very toasty. Its exactly what I was looking for and the fact that it is MH is a plus. The reason for my three star rating is simply durability. I knew the material was more prone to abuse going into this purchase, but it is, without a doubt, one of the most fragile jackets I have ever owned. I have owned it a little over a year now and it has about 6 down spewing tears that came from minimal abrasion. Note: Most of the time I wear it underneath another layer to prevent damage :\. I ordered the Backcountry exclusive Azul Blue because it was on sale. Is anyone else having an issue like this?

    Extremely light weight and warm

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

    There isn't much more I can say about the warmth and weight of this jacket that hasn't been echoed in all the other positive reviews. Mountain Hardware has been making this jacket for a long time for good reason - it simply does what it says it will do on the core requirements (warmth and weight). The Q.shield down is a very nice enhancement.

    However, I have found a few items that I'm not too excited about and leave me quite frankly confused. The first being the zippers. They are way too small and don't track well at the bottom of the coat. Second, the lack of decent elastic cuffs leaving the arms exposed to the elements. The third would be no internal pockets.

    Most of the issues I have are changes that have been made in the last few seasons, these mainly weren't issues in years past. Perhaps Mountain Hardware is trying to appeal to a larger group by redesigning this jacket for a more urban audience - hence zippers that you can't use well with gloves on.

    Even with the draw backs listed above, I still give this a 4-star rating. Because, although having some inconveniences it still has the core features for alpine climbing and camping.


    Warmest Jacket Ever!

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

    When I bought this jacket I was skeptic because of how light weight and thin it was. Well , now I'm a believer. Waiting on line for 20 minutes to buy a lift ticket in Kilington, VT, 9 degrees on the thermometer and blowing snow. Was completely comfortable layered with a t-shirt and a Spyder core sweater. Stayed warm all day. Great jacket I'm just nervous about the material. Seems a little thin but so far so good.

    Does anyone know if the yellow is translucent? (And you can see the down clusters), giving it that dirty appearance?

    Let's say I have 200-260 merino wool base and polartec fleece layer. Will this jacket withstand Alaska's -40 with or without a 3 layer membrane over it? I mean both active and resting times. Thank you!