With its Q.Shield 800-fill down insulation and ultra-lightweight 7D x 10D Ripstop nylon fabrics, the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket serves up low-profile warmth at just 8 ounces.
At just around 8 ounces, the Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket features Q.Shield 800-fill power down insulation to serve up ultra-lightweight warmth for everything from backpacking to climbing to wear around town. Mountain Hardwear’s Whisperer ripstop nylon face fabric works with this performance insulation to trap body heat and keep you warm on even the coldest days.
Due to the high loft and extreme compressibility of the 800-fill power Q.Shield down, the Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket can be packed into its own pocket and easily stowed in a pack. Low profile quilted construction secures the down insulation in place and eliminates gaps and cold spots in the jacket. And Q.Shield technology means that the down fibers have water repellent properties that help them continue to insulate even when exposed to moisture, so you stay warm even if your Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket gets wet. Internal elastic cuffs, an adjustable hem with single interior toggle and wind-resistant fabrics work together to seal out winter’s cold.
The trim, active cut allows you to easily layer weatherproof shells over the Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket and makes it equally comfortable to wear alone. A low profile, insulated hood adds extra warmth on truly cold days and easily fits under a helmet or the hood of another jacket. Two zippered hand warmer pockets are ready to warm chilly hands.
The Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket is available in your choice of color and size.
- 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
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing Insulation Type Down Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Center Back Length 28" Warranty Lifetime Type Water-Resistant Down-Insulated Jacket Shell Material Whisperer 7D x 10D Ripstop (100% Nylon) Number of Pockets 2 Item Weight 8 oz Insulation Material Q.Shield DOWN 800-Fill Hood Yes; Insulated Fit Active
- Was a skeptic; now a believer. Amazing jacket
Likes: Very skeptical at first. When you first put this thing on, it's so feather light and insubstantial, it feels like like putting on tissue paper. I couldn't believe this thing could keep me warm.
So I put it through several tests. Wore it with just a t-shirt underneath. Wore it with a mid-layer underneath. Wore it in with temps in the 30s and in the rain. Tell you what -- the jacket came through every time with flying colors. Gave it the most severe test today, and I am so impressed had to write this review: wore it on a bike ride with only a t-shirt underneath. Temp 37, light rain. Works as advertised: shell is rain resistant (not waterproof). Sure enough, water beaded up. May have been some penetration, but I stayed dry underneath. Plus, down is hydrophilic, so it retained it's loft even when wet. I not only stayed warm on my ride; I sweated.
Regarding fit: it's designed as a form-fitting jacket. So it's snug. I'm 5'8", 163, muscular build. Bought the medium and it fits great. Snug though. At first I thought it was too tight around the armpits. Others have commented on this, one guy said he got chafed and irritated skin. That hasn't happened to me. The form-fit allows you good movement; the jacket doesn't get in the way, ride up when you lift your arms, or restrict movement.
This is a unique jacket for two reasons. One is the shell material -- rain, wind, and tear resistant. Tiny little ripstop squares, apparently proprietary to Mountain Hardware. Second is the hydrophilic 850 down, which retains loft even when wet. Also proprietary.
Overall, it's a pleasure to wear a jacket that is so finely designed and crafted, with such quality material. I know it's expensive, but this jacket now gives me confidence in the field. I bought this for travel -- both wilderness backpacking and international travel. At 8 oz packable, it's tough to beat the warmth-to-weight ratio. Very pleased.
Dislikes: Bit tight around the armpits, takes some getting used to. Beware if you are significantly overweight ... I would guess this isn't the jacket for you.