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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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket for Men

- SunnySports

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

Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket Q.Shield down resists heat-robbing moisture and retains maximum loft even when wet Low profile quilt pattern to create heat trapping down channels for extra warmth Lightweight warmth makes it incredible for layering Single interior toggle hem for easy adjustment Stowable in pocket SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket Average Weight: 8 oz / 219 g Center Back Length: 28in. / 71 cm Body: Whisperer 7D x 10D Ripstop (100% nylon) Insulation: Q.Shield down 800-fill Active Fit

- Moosejaw

The world's lightest full-featured hooded down jacket. The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down can be compressed into its own pocket for easy storage. It's been designed with the essentials in mind: Q.ShieldTM DOWN 800-fill insulation resists moisture and maintains warmth, elastic stealth elastane binding inside cuff seals out moisture, toggle hem adjusts easily.

- Mountain Hardwear

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