Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

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Surprisingly warm. I am 5'10" 185 lbs. 42 chest; 33…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $230

Summary

Surprisingly warm.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Tight fitting hood
  • Warm

Cons

  • Fragile fabric
  • Cost

I am 5'10" 185 lbs. 42 chest; 33 arms; 34 waist; 16.5 neck . I bought a Large. I can fit this over layers (shirts, sweatshirts, midweights), but it also fits under my shells (Arc Beta AR in M and Marmot Pro Tour in L). 

I bought a Patagonia Ultralight Hoody and this at the same time as they were both on sale. Luckily I live in the country with no neighbors because I probably looked pretty goofy going out and doing walking laps in my yard alternating between the two to see which I liked better.

My conclusion was that the Ghost Whisperer was better. The temps were about 0-5°F with a light wind and the hood with elastic stays tighter around your head and keeps you warmer. I also felt less air seep through the stitching. I think the Patagonia is better looking and the hood is better looking just as OutdoorGearLab stated. The Pat is the better coat for around town, but the Whisperer is more effective. 

The material is light and fragile so I will almost always have it under a shell.

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket versions

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Summit pushes and 4a. m. ascents mean brutally cold temperatures--fend them off with the Mountain Hardwear Hooded Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket. The Ghost Whisperer fabric, created in collaboration with speed mountaineer Ueli Stech, weaves 7D and 10D fibers together to create an ultra-tight ripstop that is windproof, down-proof, and naturally water-resistant. It, and the premium 850-fill down in the jacket, bring the weight of this jacket in under eight ounces, making it the lightest in its category. In addition, the Q. Shield down features a water-repellant coating to maintain loft even in damp conditions, so a punch through misty cloud cover won't ruin your jacket's ability to keep you warm. When pre-dawn cold or biting winds drop the temperature, a streamlined hood covers your head, and two zippered hand-warmer pockets shield your hands. The compressible design means the whole jacket fits inside one of the pockets so it's crazy easy to haul.

- Backcountry.com

Mountain Hardwear: Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket: The lightest down jacket anywhere now with Q.Shield Down. The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Down is pared down to perfect essentials: 850-fill Q.Shield down, zip-pockets and a cinch hem. Specially formulated Q.Shield Down resists moisture and retains critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent, dependable warmth. Q.Shield down protects individual down fibers from moisture so they keep you warm even when wet Quilted construction holds insulation in place Two front handwarmer pockets Low profile, insulated hood Jacket stows in pocket

- Mountain Hardwear

The lightest down jacket anywhere now with Q.Shield(TM) Down. The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Down is pared down to perfect essentials: 850-fill Q.Shield(TM) down, zip-pockets and a cinch hem. Specially formulated Q.Shield(TM) Down resists moisture and retains critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent, dependable warmth.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Quilted construction holds insulation in placeTwo front handwarmer pocketsLow profile, insulated hoodJacket stows in pocketLightweight single pull hem drawcordFull elastic cuffs slide easily over layers to seal in warmth The Basics: Weight: 7.5 oz / 212 gCenter Back Length: 27 / 69 cm Materials: Body: Whisperer 7D x 10D RipstopInsulation: WGD 850FP 90/10

- River Sports Outfitters

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket provides consistent warmth in cold and wet conditions. Weighing in at under 8 oz, this jacket compresses into nothing, and the new Q.Shield(TM) Down maintains loft and insulation properties even when wet! Gear of the Year award, 2012 Q.Shield(TM) down protects individual down fibers from moisture so they keep you warm even when wet Quilted construction holds insulation in place Two front handwarmer pockets Low profile, insulated hood Jacket stows in pocket

- OMCgear