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Men's Ghost Whisperer™ Down Hooded Jacket


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The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down can be compressed into its own pocket for easy storage. It's been designed with the essentials in mind: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ 800-fill insulation resists moisture and maintains warmth, elastic stealth elastane binding inside cuff seals out moisture, toggle hem adjusts easily. Features a trim, close to body fit to allow for easy layering underneath a shell.

This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.
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  • Weight: - 7.8 oz / 221 g -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - True to Size -
  • Good For: - Alpine Climbing -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -


The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down can be compressed into its own pocket for easy storage. It's been designed with the essentials in mind: Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ 800-fill insulation resists moisture and maintains warmth, elastic stealth elastane binding inside cuff seals out moisture, toggle hem adjusts easily. Features a trim, close to body fit to allow for easy layering underneath a shell.

This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union.


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  • Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ uses factory applied fluorocarbon free treatment which stops down from absorbing moisture so it maintains insulation
  • Low profile quilt pattern to create heat trapping down channels for extra warmth
  • Alpine fit means a trim, close to body fit perfect for layering under a shell
  • Lightweight warmth makes it incredible for layering
  • Single interior toggle hem for easy adjustment on the fly
  • Soft elastic inner cuff binding to seal out the cold
  • Zips into its own pocket for compact storage
  • Built-in secure loop for carabiner attachment to harness when stuffed
  • Imported


  • Fabric Body: Whisperer 7D x 10D Ripstop (100% Nylon)
  • Insulation: 79 g NIKWAX Hydrophobic Down™ 800-fill RDS Cert/Fluorine Free
  • Insulation: RDS Certified Down


  • Center Back Length: 28" / 71 cm
  • Fit: Alpine
  • Weight: 7.8 oz / 221 g


Men's Ghost Whisperer™ Down Hooded Jacket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 159.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent specific use down jacket Great down jacket if you are specifically looking for something light weight. Zippers feel delicate but have had no issues. Fabric is also light, somewhat translucent if back lit. If you are looking for an every day winter down jacket, this is not it. Probably would not ski the trees with it either. But if super light and super warm is your goal, great choice. Used it at Mammoth on a 15 degree day with a base layer, perfect all day, again, would not want to brush up against a tree, but it was not an off piste day. Also use it as my primary insulation layer for a few Rainier summits, excellent technical warm insulation layer. But again, its probably not the best choice for a day to day down jacket. I'm 6'0" and 180#, Large fits nice, maybe a tiny bit on the loose side, but the added mobility is appreciated. And fits well under my MH Dragonsback shell size M. MH sizing is a bit varying by each item.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ultra light jacket I just got the Ghost Whisper jacket and love it. I've been replacing all my backpacking gear with ultra light equipment and this was my latest addition. It is super light, 7.7oz, but is nice and toasty warm. The down jacket moderates the temperature well and kept me nice and warm at my daughter's soccer game the other day. I haven't experienced getting it wet yet, so we'll see how it works in that environment, but at least for backpacking, this will fit nice into my pack to reduce overall weight while still looking great and keeping me warm.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate layer This jacket is perfect for fall nights by itself and even better for layering because it's so light and flexible. When you have other layers underneath and I'm top, you don't even feel that's it's there but you DO notice the warm that it provides you, which I must say if finonimal. It was 7.7 oz with the hood which is insane, and it's highly compressible. I really love this down jacket 10/10 would buy again
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sonnet worthy jacket How do I love this jacket? Let me count the ways... This is, by far, the most versatile item in my closet. It packs down to almost nothing (hence I have no excuse to leave it at home) yet provides tremendous warmth for the weight. And weight? It barely registers on a scale. I have worn the jacket for almost two years now and it is remarkably durable in spite of the super light fabric. It fits easily under a shell, blocks wind pretty well, and can shed a light rain or snow fall. I also combine it under my MHW Phantom puffy while hanging around the tent during winter ski camps. In short, this is the best jacket I have ever owned.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second purchase Already owned the hoodless version in size small which fits snugly (I'm 5' 10", 175 lbs.). Liked it so much that I purchased the hooded version on sale and at size medium to allow a couple of layers. A little shiny for my taste but can't beat the quality and weight. Couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Fabulous, Seriously Warm, Seriously Slick Can’t beat the color scheme (Manta Grey Shark) Can’t beat the packability, (is that a word?) cause i can stuff it in my back pocket if I needed too. Fits like a nicely tailored shirt. So lightweight, you’re thinking to yourself, “How’s this gonna keep me warm?” Trust me, it’s seriously warm. With a long sleeve base layer, and add my Torsun shell (Also a killer purchase) over it and bada bing, pretty much ready for cold weather into the low 40s upper 30s. I’ll admit, other reviews of this sweater mention the zipper being a bit on the delicate side and I have to agree. You can tell that it needs to be treated with TLC, so i definitely don’t rush zipping up or down. Also, it’s low bulk is achieved by using materials that would definitely NOT stand up to any sharp snags so don’t blaze trails in it and expect to come out unscathed. It’s a shy on bling features but it’s simplicity is a plus for me. Bottom line, it’s the bomb. Worth every penny....and that’s a lot of pennies.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Specialised - 5 Stars doesn't mean it's right for everyone Don't get me wrong, I think the Ghost Whisperer is a great piece of gear but it is specialised, and I can't help wondering whether some of the five-star ratings are from individuals justifying their purchase to themselves. First and foremost this is a very light jacket, and you need to accept all the costs and compromises that go into that. The ultra light weight and pack-ability are ideal for hiking. Particularly if you are carrying it just-in-case. It does add significant warmth for the weight and pack space. But a great warmth to weight ratio doesn't make it a warm jacket. It's one layer, in a system, and it needs the right system to work well. Don't expect to be warm and sedentary in sub-zero conditions with just a base layer and this jacket. There simply isn't enough down and loft for that. The jacket is sewn through, and thus there is zero loft at the stitching points. If you move up to a heavier jacket this is one of the first deficiencies that is often addressed. In my mind sewing through is the most significant sacrifice made in reducing the weight of this jacket. If you team the jacket with an extremely light weight hard-shell, then the air around the stitching is trapped by the outer shell, and the jacket is noticeably warmer. The shell also increases warmth due to protection from the wind. The shell does need to be very light though because the small amount of down in the Ghost Whisperer can't maintain loft if there is any weight on it. I've slept for a week in the snow wearing the Ghost Whisperer Hoody and felt much warmer when wearing my rain gear over the top. As part of a well thought out system I do recommend this jacket. But if it is frigid, you should be looking for something with more down and a less compromising approach to construction. I see other reviewers posing in the city street with their whole family kitted out in Ghost Whisperers. To me this is the wrong product for them. For a bit more weight and fewer dollars, they could have a much warmer, windproof and water-resistant jacket, with some styling that they can throw in the back of the hire car. No need to worry about ripping the ultra-thin fabric, soaking the down or struggling with finicky light weight zippers. In conclusion, buy the Ghost Whisperer if your warmth needs are modest and weight is critical. Product reviews consistently find this jacket to be a leader in the warmth for weight ratio. If you need a lot of warmth, this jacket isn't for you. If you can compromise on the weight, there are many other options to explore. Ultralight hiking and mountaineering - 5 stars. Applications where weight is secondary - 3 stars.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Travel and everyday jacket On a recent trip to London this was the only jacket I ended up wearing for the 9 days we were there. It was lightweight enough and packs into its own pocket that I could take it anywhere. It's a warm jacket so all I really needed was a long sleeve tee underneath and I was warm. It rained quite a bit while there and I never found myself getting wet, which surprised me. It definitely did not say in the description waterproof, but I stayed dry just fine. This jacket is true to size, I have a mens medium and am 5"10" about 165 pounds, and it fits perfect. I have quite a few Mountain Hardwear jackets and after this trip I am happy to say this by far is my favorite and most practical. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new coat.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This jacket is always in my pack. (Or I'm wearing it.) I do a lot of long distance and long duration journeys, often on rivers, where from one end to the other conditions will vary and the environment will totally change. When out on the water, I keep the Ghost Whisperer Jacket in a dry bag with a merino t-shirt, a clean set of underwear, a travel towel, a pair of sweatpants and an emergency blanket. It serves as my emergency warm, dry clothing, that, if I or someone else ends up soaked, cold or even hypothermic they can throw on and get them warm fast. Over the fourteen months or so I’ve had the Ghost Whisperer I’ve used it as a pillow, lent it to many people on different journeys and obviously worn it frequently myself. It’s stood up to frequent long term use with no issues at all. It stows away neatly and easily into its own pocket, takes up very little space and adds minimal weight to an expedition pack where every gram matters. This is a top piece of kit and I guess the price reflects that. It’s certainly not the cheapest option but it is super light, incredibly packable and extremely warm. The outer shell is very thin and I certainly wouldn’t hike through dense brush or amongst low branches with this jacket as my outer layer but it survived heavy rain and snow showers with no ill affects. The hydrophobic down coating really does the trick but again for long term use I’d prefer to have a waterproof shell over it. I’ve now bought this jacket twice as my first one was taken when my backpack was stolen. Totally worth it. Five Stars, awesome, really warm and yet so light.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jacket I am 6’1” and around 200 pounds athletic build and it fits great. Extremely warm during a winter hiking trip in Western Massachusetts. Extremely lightweight. Did really well with a light snow storm.
Date published: 2018-03-25
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