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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 Z-Grav Transparent Ripstop

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 35.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Every other Shirt and Jacket I bought from MH were size Large and this was too small Pros: The jacket is super light Cons: Every other Shirt and Jacket I bought from MH were size Large and this one was too small. It is see through which was not a real big deal but I didn't like it. It cost me $6.00 to return it even though the reason I didn't keep it was that the fit was too small - I'm not happy about that. Zappos, Amazon and many other on-line stores do not make you pay to return items that do not fit properly.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic Very portable protection. No reason not to have this jacket along in your pack. So lightweight and crushable you don't know its there unless you reach for it. I think the jacket can handle some light drizzle for a short period until you get to shelter but its all I need and want. I mostly be using the Ghost in layering in a cold climate during dry weather.. I think it will work in a much warmer climate just fine by itself. Only used the Ghost once since I just got it and love it. Only one semi large chest pocket but most jackets like this have only a chest pocket. Added pockets would increase the cost.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for light duty I feel that this product was exactly as described it works great to block the wind and is perfect for those pop up storms. Amazingly thin and light can store in your back pocket.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light Weight Windbreaker Light weight, packs down small. Perfect for extra layer on a fast and light adventure
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lightweight wind/rain jacket Fit is a little baggy. Usually a medium in jackets, I think I could wear a small.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and highly functional I recently took a 5 day backpacking trip through the Tetons and the Ghost Lite jacket worked like a dream. There was scattered rain and snow above 9000 ft the entire week, and the jacket kept me and my down jacket dry the entire way. It's too bad I can't say the same about my boots, but that's another story... The best part is how light this jacket is. I'm not a gram counter, but I can still appreciate how light and small this jacket packs down. This jacket pretty much now permanently lives in my pack since it weighs so little.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wilderness Tested I first saw this jacket at a local outfitter and liked how small and lightweight it was. Skeptical I did further research on it and couldn't find anything about being waterproof. I decided for the weight and hood I had to try one out to see how it performed. I unintentionally put this jacket through the ultimate test. I spent 10 days in the Sawtooth Wilderness at elevations above 10,000 ft. On a summit one day I experienced 60 plus mile an hour winds and the way the jacket sounded in the wind you would think I was skydiving. Yet the wind didn't cut through this lightweight jacket. As far as rain and snow it performed pretty well. It beaded the water off really well. The only parts of the jacket that soaked through was where my pack straps where resting against my shoulders. After being in a steady rain of an hour or more my shoulder and the top part of my chest and back of my shirt was wet. Unless you had a much heavier jacket I don't think that can be avoided. Overall for the Rocky Mountain region of the country where typical backpack season is relatively dry I think this jacket can't be beat. If you live in a costal area maybe consider the Stretch Ozonic?
Date published: 2017-09-22
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
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