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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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    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

    Received a torn jacket

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

    Just opened the package to see the jacket torn and feathers out, cut is like about 2 inches. No damage in shipping or damage to the plastic bag the jacket was inside. If the quality was poor for a new jacket which is $349 I will not buy this ever again.

    Gonna try Arcteryx Cerium LT Hooded.

    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.

    light weight down jacket with minor flaw

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

    After two weeks of wearing the jacket in 20 to 40 degree Chicago weather, this jacket has performed excellently. The few flaws I have found is the two pockets are large but have no depth. The zipper opens to the very bottom, but only halfway up to the topmost portion. I find that putting gloves or a cap inside can easily slip and fall out. Also, the stitching seems to snag very easily to the zipper if not closed. My left arm sleeve snags every time and I see stitching has come loose.

    Super Lightweight But Don't Be Fooled

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

    Got rid of my marshmallow Mountain Hardware jacket because it was a beast. This jacket is like night and day and worth every penny. It packs ULTRA compact and fits like a glove. The hood fits fantastic and doesn't block your peripheral vision. Pockets are nice, but could be slightly larger.



    The only room for improvement is with the main zipper. It's small...but very lightweight.



    This is a must have piece of gear for ALL outdoor expeditions when the weather can get chilly.

    Super Lightweight But Don't Be Fooled

    It's a keeper

    • Size Bought: medium

    If you are in the market for a lightweight insulating layer with excellent warmth to weight ratio this is it. I think it's a good buy with a few caveats.

    First, the PRO's about what I like:
    - trim athletic cut. I don't feel like a marsh mellow man in this jacket and it is tailored perfectly. I also own the Patagonia down sweater. While I love it, the fitting is not form fitting but boxy.
    - Down is treated with a hydro phobic material. While not waterproof, it is resistant.
    - Waist draw cord. Yes, while there isn't one for the hood, it still works.
    - Back of the jacket covers my butt.
    - Baffle design. It retains heat with larger panels.
    - Compact
    - Lifetime guarantee

    A few CON's but not too many:
    - The loft doesn't seem as abundant as my Patagonia jacket. I think they could have put more in there. Feels missing.
    - Nylon ripstop is super thin and fragile. You have to protect it.
    - No hood adjustment
    - Missing an interior pocket or Napoleon outer pocket.
    - Price
    - Zipper. While I haven't put it to the test, some say the zipper has a tendency to split.
    - How the Down is sourced. Ethical treatment of animals is huge to me. BIG BIG KUDOS to Patagonia for how they process and treat the animals when getting their down. I suspect Mountain Hardware gets their down from the same source as everyone else. I don't know. This is part of the reason why I love Patagonia.

    So there you have it. I like this jacket. The CON's didn't prevent me from keeping it. I really am glad I made this purchase. While the folks at Mountain Hardware are moving in the right direction with the Ghost Whisperer, it is lacking in several areas. At the end of the day all that matters is you look good and feel warm. It does just that. Hope this review helps in your decision. Fitting BTW I am 5'10" 175lbs. Arm length is perfect and the torso form fits. Get the Medium.

    Great Down Jacket!

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

    I have owned this jacket for a little over a year. I have used this jacket for a belay jacket while climbing as well as hiking around in colder weather. The Outdry technology in this jacket is great. Even after getting the down wet it still keeps you warm. I have had issues with the zipper splitting from the bottom causing it to unzip and becoming difficult to unzip.

    Great Down Jacket!

    Great Frigid Temperature Jacket

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

    Instead of shelling out for a bulky winter coat I decided to get this instead. This jacket combined with a shell got me through the Boston winter comfortably.

    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!