This is the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer down jacket. At seven ounces it offers ultra light weight warmth, great packability as an extra layer or for cool weather temperatures.
The Ghost Whisperer is insulated with 850 fill Q shield down. What is so important about that is it is water repellant down. Traditionally down insulation while very com-pressible and very warm is susceptible to decreased performance should it become wet. So in humid conditions, in moist conditions it looses its ability to keep you warm. It is a low profile jacket. Again, it is not designed for the coldest of weather, but it is certainly intended to keep you warm. Can’t do that if that down can’t retain its abilities. And Q shield down allows this jacket to function in all types of conditions.
Also helping to maintain that lightweight design 7D and 10D rip stop nylon shell fabric here on the jackets. It is surprisingly tough. But that is definitely an ultra light weight fabrication, too. So be aware of that.
As far as adjustability on the jacket you do have a single pull here at the hem to snug that in and kind of dial in fit, elasticity at the cuffs. You do have a full length zipper on the jacket so easy on, easy off. You are not going to find that on every jacket that is near seven ounces. A lot of times in order to accomplish that, manufacturers have to go to the half zip. The Ghost Whisperer down jacket does have that convenient full zip.
As far as pocketing is concerned on the jacket, very stream lined. You do have two zip-pered hand warmer pockets. There aren’t any internal pockets, chest pockets on this jack-et. The right side pocket does allow you to stow the jacket inside it so when you don’t need it, when you just want to throw it inside your pack, it hides away inside. It is very integrated pocket.
Here is that Ghost Whisperer stuffed away inside that right pocket. You can see those nice compact dimensions. And, again, at just seven ounces this really is an ideal piece for the back packer to have at the ready when temperatures dip a little bit and you just need a little extra warmth. It certainly looks great, too. So nice option for cool weather.
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