Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket Review
Need a new puffy jacket? Looking for lightweight but warm puffy that you can wear on cold nights or while out on the slopes, but that also packs down small to throw in your pack when it’s too warm or you’re moving too fast?
Look no further than the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Men’s hooded down jacket.
I love my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer jacket. It’s super light and still warm.
I’ve had mine for two years after getting it on sale at the Columbia/Mountain Hardwear employee store in Richmond, California when we lived in the Bay Area. This jacket has now been with me on many resort trips, backcountry trips, backpacking trips, and just keeping me warm in cold places like Bend, Oregon or Europe in the late fall.
My jacket is starting to show some signs of wear, and the pocket into which you can stuff the jacket has a small rip in it.
That said, it has survived multiple trips to Alaska and into the Rockies, around Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Prague/Vienna/Budapest/Japan all while looking fantastic. In fact, every mountain town I go to I see at least 2-4 other people wearing this same jacket in the Dark Compass color I wear.
January 2019 update: My Ghost Whisperer’s zipper started snagging and won’t zip down. I have filed a warranty claim and have sent it back to Mountain Hardwear to see what they will do. Stay tuned!
The jacket packs down to approximately the size of a loaf of bread. It packs into its own pocket which then zips, then toss it into a backpack and off you go!
Single Geared’s photos:
- Ghost whisperer ripstop fabric
- 800-fill Q.Shield down
- Active cut
- Stowable design
- Low-profile insulated hood
- Claimed weight: 8oz
This jacket packs down small so that I can put it into whatever bag I am currently using, weighs next to nothing, and keeps me warm on the skintrack. For colder nights around town. my go-to is The North Face’s Morph.
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Men’s hooded down jacket retails for around $349 on Backcountry, REI, and MountainHardwear.com. There are sales from time to time, so subscribe to our Daily Gear Deals and who knows, it may pop up!