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Men's Ghost™ Lite Jacket

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Weather-resistant running and cross-training shell that weighs only 3 oz. A hooded jacket simply can’t get any lighter. Weighing in at a mind-bending 3 oz., the Ghost Lite is so featherweight and airy that training in it is a pleasure, even in adverse conditions. Able to compress down into its own pocket to wait until the weather turns, this jacket is an athlete’s dream.
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  • Weight: - 3.1 oz / 87 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Running / Training -

Summary

Weather-resistant running and cross-training shell that weighs only 3 oz. A hooded jacket simply can’t get any lighter. Weighing in at a mind-bending 3 oz., the Ghost Lite is so featherweight and airy that training in it is a pleasure, even in adverse conditions. Able to compress down into its own pocket to wait until the weather turns, this jacket is an athlete’s dream.

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  • 15D face fabric is water and wind resistant
  • Compresses down and stows in its own pocket for unbeatable packability
  • Single zippered chest pocket securely holds keys, ID, and other valuables
  • Hood stow system at back collar
  • Low profile hood has elastic binding to seal out cold and weather
  • Reflective branding for visibility

Materials

  • Fabric Body: 15D Ripstop Z-Grav

Measurements

  • Center Back Length: 28 in / 71 cm
  • Apparel Fit: Active
  • Weight: 3.1 oz / 87 g

Reviews

Men's Ghost™ Lite Jacket is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NASA-worthy in design, precision, & function As an avid lightweight backpacker, the description of the Mountain Hardware Ghost Lite Jacket piqued my interest immediately. While it is advertised as 3.1 oz (87g), it measured 2.95 oz (84g) on my scale after cutting off the tags that the lawyers make manufacturers use. These are the tags that tell the consumer in six different languages that the jacket is made from 100% nylon, machine washable in cold water, don’t use bleach, and that it won’t protect you from sparks, a wildfire, or nuclear Armageddon. As for the jacket, its inaugural tryout was to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado. In August, like most times of the year in Colorado, the weather can be unpredictable to put it mildly. If you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes and it’ll change. With daytime highs in the mid-80s (29C) and nightly lows around freezing, the Ghost Lite was tested in a wide range of conditions to include wind and rain. The Ghost Lite is not a waterproof jacket, nor does it claim to be. It is wind and water resistant and this is where it excels, particularly when you factor in the water resistance to weight ratio. Since I’d be out in the wilderness for four days with unproven gear I most definitely brought a backup waterproof rain poncho for the torrential rains that Colorado has on occasion. But, it turned out that I didn’t need to bring the poncho as the Ghost Lite handled the light to moderate rain with ease. However, since backpackers rarely bring duplicate gear, you may be asking why would someone bring a light to moderate rain resistant jacket when it wouldn’t not provide adequate protection during heavy rain? Well, that’s easy. At 84 grams, the Ghost Lite not only provides up to moderate rain protection, but it is also just like my old college roommate and excels at breaking wind. As is customary on the 4-Pass Loop Colorado, backpackers will stop at the tops of the passes to enjoy the views and eat lunch. The drawback is that the winds are usually pretty strong at the passes as winds from the valleys below are funneled through the passes which can chill people to the core, especially after exerting a lot of energy scaling the mountain and being sweaty. While my buddy Jon was quick to don his warm fleece jacket, I gave the Ghost Lite a try instead. Yes, you guessed it, it broke the wind and I was totally comfortable while enjoying lunch and the views. What else are the benefits of the Ghost Lite? Well, just as an onion has layers, so does a backpacker’s clothing. While there isn’t much inherent insulating R-value to the nylon shell, it does trap air and air insulates. At dusk in camp before heading to bed, the Ghost Lite and a base layer kept me warm while making dinner and provided protection from mosquitos. When coupled with clothing like a synthetic base layer and a down jacket, it would likely have been able to handle much harsher conditions than were thrown at it in August in Colorado. This jacket is likely to be a part of my 4-season pack as well for the following reason: SAFETY! Coming in Alpine Orange color means you can be seen by rescuers in the event that you have an unforeseen accident or if you spend time outdoors during hunting season when some over-zealous hunters shoot at anything even remotely resembling wild game. As for sizing, it fit exactly as expected. I chose the medium to fit by body over a base layer and sweater without excess bagginess with the compromise being that if I wanted to use it as a layer with conjunction with a down jacket the down jacket would be the outer layer. If you want to use the Ghost Lite as the outer layer then you’d want to order a size up. This of course would mean that the Ghost Lite would be baggy when won without a bulky jacket. Choose your jacket size based on whichever personal wearing style and configuration you think you’ll use more often. Summary : It is a versatile jacket with multiple purposes that is super lightweight, has quality construction, and provides protection from the elements in all but severe conditions. Rating: (5 out of 5)
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and Fast Great product! Keep it in the pack or in your pocket and when the weather turns you are covered.... literally.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value! This is descent jacket for running under moderate wind or rain conditions. It's super light and fit perfectly. I bought it on discount so for me is the best you can get under $50.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great jacket I expected it to be a little thicker, but after wearing it a couple times it serves its purpose perfectly and as an added perk folds into its own pocket for portability. The zipper sometimes is finicky owing to how thin the material is but I can't fault them for that. Obviously excellent built quality. Highly satisfied and a great value buy
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely lightweight windbreaker Really lightweight and compact jacket that folds up really well.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy light I love how light and packable this jacket is. I toss it in with me when I might need a rain jacket in a flash. Would also be great for running. Haven’t actually had occasion to use it yet because it’s the middle of summer, but it fits great. I almost wonder if they could have cut the weight down even further by doing a half zip or pull over. Anyway I’m 5’10” 135lbs and the small fits perfectly
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Thrills, but no Chills! I wanted the lightest jacket on the market, for my ultralight backpacking trips. However, it has proven to be useful around town, especially in the Bay Area. I wasn't expecting it to be stylish, but a cool kid on campus told me he was 'digging it!' Pairs super nice with my R1 hoody. Sleeves are a tad long and it shows when I'm wearing over something minimal like a T Shirt, I probably could have used a small, but when layering it works out perfect. 5'10" 160lbs. Having no hand pockets took some getting used to... I'm sure they were omitted for weight savings. I would only recommend if you can wait for a sale.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it's ok. It's small, it's light. A nice piece to add to the pack. It's only good for wind. Don't expect it to keep you dry. But it's not ment for that. My issues with it was it was a little small in the armpit/shoulders. If you like the way North Face fits then this would likely be good. But if you like the way Arcteryx fits then Not so much. I was hopping it was going to fit like my MH ghost whisperer down jacket. (My favorite) It did not fit like my down jacket. :(. Having the same name I thought it would have the same fit. It fits smaller than my down jacket. But in the shoulders and armpits in particular. I'm 5'11 200 lbs.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit I usually order small but I was worried about fit so I got a medium. It fits just perfect, glad it's not baggy. Quality construction and seems very solid. Insanely light.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product So let me start off by saying that I had ordered the wrong size for this one on a flash sale deal. After a great experience with customer service, I ended up with ghost lite pro. This jacket is awesome. Light and functional, it's great for almost any of my outdoor adventures. Love the design and color (black). Would recommend highly to anyone.
Date published: 2017-08-19
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