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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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    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.

    Get Noticed!

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

    My brother uses this jacket for after surfing warmth without being super bulky and restricting. It compresses into a small ball for easy travel. Recently, he took this to Tahoe where the temps were in the 30's during the day and it kept him plenty warm. Definitely a great choice and the color pops!

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    The best lightweight jacket!

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

    I first bought the Patagonia ultralight jacket. The large was too big and it felt like a garbage bag. The sounds it made with me only trying it one would make me go crazy. I looked around and saw the Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer. At first I didn't know much about the brand and I didn't know if I should give them a try. I called backcountry to get connected to a specialist. They told me to order a medium and large to see what would fit better on myself. He was telling me it's about how you want to feel comfortable with the activities you would be using it for. Let me tell you! I love this jacket and if it wasn't for the specialist I probably would have not bought it. I also own the Columbia heatzone 1000 and I still like this jacket better for what I use it for. Today in Chicago we got to 5 degrees! I had to use a fleece to make it work but did not feel the cold weather. Just remember it's never going to be warm like a parka but for the weight of the jacket and with using proper layering you will be fine.

    one of the lightest down jackets made

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

    This jacket makes a nice layering system. It has enough loft to keep you quite warm, yet not so much to interfere with layering. It weighs less than 8 ounces in medium and packs down might small. I'm 5'10", 153 and fit me perfectly. My only concern is that the down may have come from live plucked geese. Hope not.

    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!