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Men's Ghost Lite Pro™ Jacket


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Weighing in at a mind-bending 9.7 oz., this weather-resistant shell for running, hiking, and cross-training is an athlete's dream. Made for those who refuse to let a little wind or rain keep them inside, the Ghost Lite Pro is your ticket to an active day outdoors when everyone else is slogging away at the gym. The 15D nylon ripstop fabric is so lightweight and compressible that you'll hardly notice it in your pack--until the weather turns, you quickly slip into it, and cheerfully keep going. It's also an ideal companion on foggy or windy days as you run errands around town.
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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 9.2 oz / 261 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Running / Training -


Weighing in at a mind-bending 9.7 oz., this weather-resistant shell for running, hiking, and cross-training is an athlete's dream. Made for those who refuse to let a little wind or rain keep them inside, the Ghost Lite Pro is your ticket to an active day outdoors when everyone else is slogging away at the gym. The 15D nylon ripstop fabric is so lightweight and compressible that you'll hardly notice it in your pack--until the weather turns, you quickly slip into it, and cheerfully keep going. It's also an ideal companion on foggy or windy days as you run errands around town.



  • Fabric Body: 100% Nylon


  • Center Back Length: 28 in / 71 cm
  • Weight: 9.2 oz / 261 g


  • 15D face fabric is water and wind resistant
  • Compresses down and stows in its own pocket for unbeatable packability
  • Comfortable, wicking mesh liner increase functional temperature range on both sides of the thermometer
  • Single zippered chest pocket holds keys, ID, and other valuables
  • Stow-able hood


Men's Ghost Lite Pro™ Jacket is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Piece of Gear A must have super light wind and rain jacket. Perfect companion to get you out in the mess on Saturday instead of staying in the warm/cozy confines of your bed. I've even started carrying the Ghost Lite Pro™ Jacket in my trip bag when I fly for business, for those times the W̶e̶a̶t̶h̶e̶r̶g̶u̶e̶s̶s̶e̶r̶ weatherman gets it wrong and I want to train. (depending on if you read the Features & Specs or the Summary) the 9.2 or 9.7 oz weight makes packing the Ghost Lite Pro™ Jacket an easy decision. I love the stow-able hood, it's there when you need it and disappears when you don't.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Jacket So Far I have only had a couple opportunities to use this jacket. However, so far it was performed as intended. I tend to be very warm blooded and was looking for a jacket to use on chilly mornings while hiking. So far this jacket has been more than warm enough for me, in fact still too warm. I am looking forward to winter where the temps are a bit cooler. But it does do a good job blocking the wind and compacts down really good. Sizing: I am 5'11" and 180lbs. The medium fits good except in the shoulders, but that is pretty much always that way for me :)
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, stylish, form fitting Very light, good wind protection. Did not have a chance to test water resistance yet. In real life, the look is shinier than in the pictures.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too early to tell The jacket fits nicely and the packability is a nice benefit. I like the hand pockets and the inside liner is a nice touch. Haven't used it outside yet because it hasn't rained since the jacket arrived, but was intrigued enough to put my arm in a sleeve and held it under the running water in the kitchen sink. Just for kicks, I wanted to run the water until I felt moisture on my arm. Of course rain doesn't fall in nature like water out of a faucet, but the light flow of water beaded and rolled off, and it took about 90 seconds for moisture to permeate the shell and liner to lightly collect on my arm.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket for biking and outdoors when windy This is a great jacket that I got for biking and wind protection. Very light weight so I can pack up in my small pouch . I like that the hood can be tucked in the collar if not in use. I like to wear a little loose and comfortable jacket in comparison to tight bike jackets. This solves the purpose.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good jacket, needs improvement I applaud you Mtn. Hardwear for making something I've been wanting for a long time - a lined wind shirt (with DWR, of course, so really an ultralight soft-shell). I love to layer an ultralight shell like the Ghost Lite or my Patagonia Houdini over a base layer or mid layer for warmth or weather protection. I rarely see the need for the abrasion resistance of a heavier soft-shell or the full-on waterproofness of a hard shell, and these are so light and versatile, folding up so small in my pack or even my pocket. The lining is a feature I've been wanting, both for comfort, to prevent clamminess, and for that little bit of extra warmth - which in the winter is often a reason I throw one of these on, usually over another layer (unless I'm really pushing hard). As a little air passes through the fabric, and you feel it when it wets out, the liner is a nice extra barrier to give that extra edge in weather resistance so you feel like you're wearing a little something more than just a piece of nylon. I've also been pining for a wind shirt with hand pockets. I would have left the chest pocket out to save weight, for who really wears something so light and carries a bunch of stuff in it? I guess it's good when you have a harness on, but for my needs I could live without it. Anyway, hand pockets = bonus. As a wind shirt/ultralight shell user, I was excited when this came out. That said, I feel Mtn. Hardwear missed a huge opportunity here to do something great. They could have, and IMO should have, made the liner actually warm, rather than a very lightweight nylon that hardly adds any insulation at all. It certainly makes the jacket a little warmer, and keeps you from feeling the wet and wind, but just barely. Considering it is fairly thick mesh, it hardly seems worth the trade-off in weight and bulk, as so little is gained by way of insulation. Perhaps they thought their target audience was hard-core outdoor athletes who wanted something that felt light and didn't overheat, though that would be a miscalculation, for those people would never opt for the weight of a shell with 3 pockets, let alone need the liner inside of one. So the target market for this piece is really more the casual user, wearing it around town or to the gym, or the non-ultralight hiker and outdoor athlete who places at least a moderate premium on comfort, and is willing to pay the 6.7oz difference from the Ghost Lite to the Ghost Lite Pro in favor of something warmer or more cozy (I do love the hand warmer pockets). The only reason that trade-off becomes sensical for someone who counts grams is if it means they can replace another layer, which means the liner has to actually be WARM! So it fails, really, for any audience, and I just can't see the logic behind it. Why not use a warmer, polyester fabric, a tricot, or even very lightweight fleece bonded to or hanging form the shell? Why not do anything, in other words, that might actually justify a liner, and the extra nearly half-pound that goes with it, by making this model substantial warmer than the regular Ghost Lite. I would not expect, nor want, the Ghost Lite Pro to be a very warm piece - that would defeat the purpose, but it should be a full notch above the Ghost Lite in terms of insulation, and it just isn't. That is the main gripe, but there are some other issues as well: It fits small. Not unusable, but significantly more restrictive when reaching overhead or really moving around than the Ghost Lite. I'm not sure if this is the mesh taking up the space inside or if the jacket is actually cut differently. So a little more space please! It has no volume hood adjustment (and this applies to the regular Ghost Lite as well), so the hood just falls right over my eyes and there's nothing I can do about it. Guess what Mtn. Hardwear? Wake up! It's an easy fix, and a very important one for functionality when actually using this piece in weather. All you have to do is add a velcro patch the base of the hood or neck and a velcro tab, an inch or two long, further up, at the end of a strip of nylon three or four inches long. Voila'! You have an ultralight weight, simple, adjustable hood. If you want to be fancy just add a lop at the neck and male/female velcro tabs on the strip from the back of the head so it loops through and velcro's to itself. Or do it like the Marmot Precip. Point is, it's easy, and lightweight, and inexpensive, and there's not excuse not to have one. Man, I loved the Stretch Ozonic jacket too but had to return it because no back-of-hood cinch (that one wasn't UL, so could have used cord). I just don't get it! How can you make a jacket that doesn't have this cinch! What do you expect us to do if the hood doesn't perfectly fit our heads? Just not use it, or walk around blind? The Patagonia Houdini has a cinch, and while not perfect it certainly works well enough to get the job done and make the hood actually functional. That's why I take it, and not the Ghost Lite, any time I'm going to really be out in the elements for a long time. Fail. Let this be a lesson to you: though shalt not make any hooded jacket, of any kind, ever, which doth not have at least a 3-way adjustable hood! And also don't covet something or other...whatever. The last thing is that the DWR is sub-par compared to good treatments, for example from Arcteryx, or maybe even Mtn. Hardwear high-end pieces. The Houdini, most comparably, has a better DWR, so boo there. Maybe the fabric won't take it well, then guess what, engineer a better fabric! In conclusion, congratulations (sincerely) on being innovative enough to make this jacket, as I think, if done well, it fills a niche. That being said, it is technically flawed in many ways, all of which should be obvious. From now on, just make good gear, ok? Great, long-lasting DWR's, actually functional hoods, and liners that actually add a little warmth. Is that too much to ask for?
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gets wet in minutes I like light weight, and way of keeping, however, jacket does not fulfill main function - it gets wet in 10 minutes, water is going through! I ordered instead Chinese jacket from acryl for $20
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ghost Light Pro Sweet little jacket. Took it up to Mount Monroe in NH a few days after it arrived and it performed well in the cool, windy conditions. It packs down incredibly small and is insanely light. I usually would go with a size medium (I'm a muscular 5'9) but needed a large because true sizes are quite snug and don't really allow for much layering. Only gripe is that the MH logo is already starting to wear off.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Light I've owned this jacket for a bit over a week now. I ordered a large, Im 6'2" 170lbs, I bought the Large to fit my arms, which it does great, the jacket fits a little loose at the hips, but there is a draw cord to tighten that down on one side. Even with its light weight, it provides enough insulation and wind shield to get you started in the early mornings. I've had it rain on me while wearing it, but wasn't substantial enough to get me wet. I haven't figured out the best way to stow it in the chest pocket, but I'm sure it's capable. The jacket works as intended, and I look forward to taking this with me while competing in the Badger Mountain Challenge 50 Mile trail race next month.
Date published: 2016-02-19
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