Alexixwrote a review of Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket - Women's on October 31, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I was skeptical. I really didn't want to spend this much. Some of the reviewers gave me more reason to be hesitant.
I needed a warm but lightweight jacket for backpacking, and with Backcoutry's excellent customer service, it was time to take a chance.
I took it to California for our backpacking vacation. I didn't have to carefully consider if I might need it for the chilly nights, I just took it, it adds no bulk and is super light.
I bought it for layering, and it worked well. A light fleece underneath for hiking in really cool weather (35 degrees) and I could vent by unzipping as I warmed. I also used it alone with only a light short sleeved layer beneath for warmer weather hikes. Perhaps my biggest surprise was the wind resistance. Hiking in Lassen to those peaks (Lassen, Broke Off) is WINDY! I pulled the hood up, zipped and I was set! The hood stays up , in place, and it doesn't obscure your view when you move your head around.
I am a size 10, and busty, the large gives me plenty of room. I usually get a M in jacket, but wanted room for layers. This was perfect. I only noticed the arm pits were a bit snug because others mentioned it in reviews. I think going to the large was a good choice for me.
The jacket feels good with a pack. Not restrictive at all. It is long enough that it doesn't ride up on my waist.
I am very happy with my purchase.