Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket
Whether you're making a frigid summit push, ripping skins on bone-chilling dawn patrols, or standing at belay while your buddy figures out the crux moves, this jacket will serve as a reliable, versatile insulator for all-season, multi-sport use. Packable enough to bring anywhere and featuring hydrophobic down for wetter conditions, you won't leave home without it.
- Ultralight down jacket with easy-layering warmth for any pursuit
- 800-fill down provides effective warmth at practically no weight
- Hydrophobic down maintains maximum loft when exposed to moisture
- Jacket packs down into its own pocket to join you on any trip
- Adjustable hem and elastic cuffs help keep out the cold
- Fixed hood offers coverage against whipping alpine winds
- Item #MHW006Q
- Q & A
5,300+ Miles In This Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 6'
- Weight: 140lbs
When I purchase a piece of ultralight gear for a thru hike I do so with the expectation that it will last for that thru hike. Anything past that is an unexpected surprise.
I thru hiked both the PCT and the CDT in the same hooded ghost whisperer. It may even still have some miles left in it.
There were absolutely no failures (except for the occasional hole/rip from my carelessness) of the jacket until around 4,000 miles. The shell started to wear over the drawstring tab and the cuffs of both sleeves at around that point. Then at around mile 4,500 the zipper began slipping and not closing the teeth. I cleaned and lubricated it several times. With no change I crimped the zipper with pliers and it was almost as good as new.
Half of the nights on the PCT the jacket was exposed to pretty extreme moisture (because of the shelter system I was using at the time) and though the loft had noticeably diminished by the end, a thorough wash with a hydrophobic down cleaner and a long tumble dry brought some of it back. Even after putting another 2,700+ miles on it, this jacket has still kept me warm enough to quickly pack, eat, and start hiking before getting chilled, even on mornings in the single digits. For the weight, function, and durability I feel that the price is a bargain and I consider it one of the most important and one of my favorite pieces of gear.
Ssshhhh it's sleeping
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 150lbs
Big fan of this jacket by Mountain Hardware. Its very light, soft, and stylish. Really enjoyed the elastic wrist cuffs and the hood fit very well. I did however feel that sometimes the material used to make it water repellent can be a bit squeaky at times...but maybe that's how it communicates with ghosts?
Ghost Whisperer at Little Round Valley
Near the summit of Mt. San Jacinto at Little Round Valley campground early in the morning. Probably about 20F right now and I'm warm and happy.
For Sizing Refernece
Im 5'11", 165lb, size small is nice and snug.
Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket Overview
I am abount 5'11 and 165. Should I get the Medium?
Does anyone know if the yellow is translucent? (And you can see the down clusters), giving it that dirty appearance?
If you hold it up to the light you can see the down, but just looking straight at the jacket you can't really see the down on the inside of the jacket
Basically, the yellow jacket picture above is an accurate look to what it will look like.
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!
In my humble opinion, not a chance.
I have had mine in Maine at 0 degrees F with a base layer and a shell for skiing and it doesn't come close to keeping me warm. Not sure I would use this where I'd overheat (mountaineering) because of the down.
If you want to be reincarnated as a popsicle, an ice lolly, or a freeze pop, then I'd say you're about set!
what is the weight of the fill in this jacket?
2.78 oz of fill