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Ghost Whisperer 2 Hooded Down Jacket
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 treated Goose Down down that maintains impressive loft, even when wet, to keep you warm and cozy. 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.
- Midlayer that has your back on your most adventurous days
- Whisperer Ripstop is a recycled outer with impressive durability
- DWR coating fights off light precipitation to keep you dry
- Goose down fill keeps things lightweight without limiting warmth
- Two zippered hand pockets keep snacks and necessities nearby
- Elastic on hood and cuffs cuts out bone chilling drafts and breezes
- Designed to pack into its own pocket to simplify stashing
- Item #MHW01F2
What do you think about this product?
December 12, 2019
Renown for good reason!
The Ghost Whisperer is an awesome solution for a bit of lightweight insulation; I see why it’s so popular among backpackers and the public alike. I found that it was a slightly more boxy fitting than a lot of MHW products, but still slightly athletic which I appreciate since that’s what fits me best. Good material, good fit, and a good amount of warmth for it’s size! I’ve used a medium, but may try a Small for my slim 145lb body.
November 5, 2019
Fur for humans
A supremely packable and layerable down jacket for any outdoor pursuit - climbing, skiing, backpacking, you name it. Punches above its weight in warmth and has the perfect amount of down and trim fit to slide into any layering system. The Ghost Whisperer has an ultralight face fabric, for a burlier version with ripstop check out the Phantom as well.
November 5, 2019
I love this jacket but unfortunately I am in-between a Medium & Large... I am 6 Feet tall 190 lbs with a 42 in chest... The medium would fit me perfectly but is too tight in the chest. The large is noticeably baggy in the chest/torso and the arms are an inch longer so I just can't make it work. I am pretty bummed out as this is a really nice jacket...
November 1, 2019
I'm a women but wear this jacket in the Men's because there are more color options (need need more women's options in general). Im 5' 8" 145 and think the Men's Medium fits great and leaves a little room for layering. Definitely a staple jacket, super warm without being huge and bulky. Go to jacket!
October 14, 2019
Light & Warm
I was super surprised at the warmth to weight ratio. It is very warm for how light it is! I wore it over a tee-shirt in windy 30 - 50 degree weather and was very comfortable. I also don't overheat when I'm inside which is very impressive for a down jacket. I've gotten multiple compliments on the look as well. What more do you need? Side note, the fabric feels thin, I haven't torn it but I'm scared that I will--something to think about.
October 13, 2019
Fantastic Warmth and Weight
Impossibly light and packable. I really love the fit of this too, perfect for us tall and slim folk. This is my favorite lightweight puffy on the market right behind the Mountain Hardwear Phantom.
October 12, 2019
Light, But Heavy Duty Jacket
I really love this jacket! The weight of this jacket is just awesome. It is a very light jacket as you can see from the specs. It is always nice to have a jacket that doesn't feel too heavy and isn't too bulky. This jacket does just that. I was up in the mountains during the evening in the fall and was worried that with how light and thin it looked it wasn't going to perform that well. It kept me warm all night though. The stuff sack that you can stuff this jacket into is also really handy. It's really nice for when you are hiking and don't need it you can stuff it away and clip it to your backpack. I was really surprised by how small it was when you packed it down. It really would be a game-changer for backpacking. I would say of all the other jackets I have researched this is a personal favorite.
October 9, 2019
Great down layer
I've had this jacket for several seasons now and it's served its purpose well. It doesn't have the bulk of many other down jackets making it awesome to layer under my shell jacket. I've never been cold with this system and it looks good on its own as a casual outer layer. My only gripe is that the zipper broke after a year and half which means I can now only use it as a layering piece and just use a safety pin to keep it together. I get that it's lightweight but would love a heavier duty zipper.
March 27, 2019
Warmth Without the Bulk
I recently purchased my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket for a trip to Colorado. What a great investment! When I received the jacket I couldn't believe that it was light as a feather. I was a little concerned that it would not be live up to it's reputation as far as keeping me warm. It totally lived up to it's reputation and ravings as the best available ! It's now my "go to" jacket for everything. Excellent quality and pack-able into a small size. Backcountry is the company to deal with on this item because of the support and great customer service. 5 STARS!!!!!
March 7, 2019
I got this as a gift for a friend and he said "This is a great jacket, slim fitting but not too tight and uncomfortable; I can still move around and not feel trapped. It is also super lightweight and warm, its my first down jacket and so far there is nothing to disappoint. Just an FYI, the fabric is shiny! Overall this is a great coat and I'm looking forward to years of use!"
March 1, 2019
Love the Ghost Whisperer BUT
The 1018-2019 Ghost Whisperer seems to be cut slimmer than before. I bought an XL to replace a 4 year old XL that was lost in an accident last month. This one is super tight across the chest. I returned it for a XXL.
January 5, 2019
Best Jacket I own
This jacket is the best insulation layer I own, I love that it packs into it's own pocket and how small it compresses. for mountaineering it's the best medium layer for 14ers.
December 17, 2018
I love this jacket. I got the Crevasse and this color is awesome As for the quality, this is top: extremely light, warm, good fit, excellent hood
December 2, 2018
This jacket does it all
This jacket is by far the best jacket Iâve ever had. I wear it everywhere and while doing anything. For my summer alpine excursions itâs perfect. When itâs getting cold I can quickly get it out and warm up instantly. Plus itâs super duper light so thereâs no slowing you down. It also works great while snowboarding down a 14er in winter. Iâve put this jacket through hell and of course it has some battle scars but itâs always performed. The only thing I donât like about this jacket is itâs zipper. Mountain hardware jackets, in my opinion, have bad zippers that are finicky and difficult at times. Even with that Iâd gladly spend the money, while on clearance, for this jacket.
November 27, 2018
Ghost whisperer indeed. Scary how light and effective this jacket it! I had doubts on the quality and warmth because it seemed too good to be true. But this guy keeps you toasty while holding up to wear and tear. I have one that I just adore, so I decided to spoil my dad for Christmas this year and get him one!
November 9, 2018
This jacket is the best. I have so many down jackets, and from all of them this one has got to be my favorite. It is so light weight, and looks so good. It has a slim down to it. It isn't super puffy, but it is defiantly enough. I do not have one bad thing to say about this. If you are in the market for a down jacket, and this has been on your mind don't hesitate you won't regret it, I promise. Mountain Hardwear kills it.
November 1, 2018
I bought this for my dad as a present and he loves it. We went around to multiple stores trying on different puffy jacket. The North Face was to long in the arms, Patagonia was too large all over, but this jacket fit him perfectly. It's not too active of a cut that you cant put layers under it. Plus it is really warm with that 800 fill but easily packs down to nothing.
October 31, 2018
Great Jacket.. not such a great warranty
Love this jacket. Nothing but good things to say about it, but when something goes wrong with the jacket Mountain Hardware isn't the best at taking care of there customers warranty issues. If you're looking for top notch customer service, I would recommend Outdoor Research for your outerwear.
October 12, 2018
This jacket is money!
I love this jacket. Was my primary insulating layer on Kilimanjaro. So light, yet provides really nice insulation and warmth. The hood is money. When you have that thing on your head and body stay nice and toasty. It's also good looking enough to wear around town casually. I've owned several down puffy jackets and this one is by far my favorite. It's expensive, but worth every penny. I can take it anywhere I go and not worry about the space or weight it will add. Fits really well.
John Peter Barrand
May 23, 2018
This item are so so good I love them
I was looking for this item I am so happy is so light and warm
August 25, 2019
What is the difference between the GW1 vs GW2 ? Thanks!