The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 is a lightweight, highly compressible jacket with incredible comfort and a great warmth-to-weight ratio. It is both durable and lightweight with 800-fill goose down.
It is a really great choice for a backpacking insulated jacket and showcases the premium quality that Mountain Hardwear products are made with. The Ghost Whisperer is simple and packs only the features that backpackers and campers need in a puffy jacket. It is simply the best option on the market for a wide range of temperatures and packing on a backpacking trip. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certifies garments that the down fill is from animals raised humanely.
Extremely lightweight and compressible design
Made with high-quality materials, including 800-fill goose down and a 10-denier Whisperer ripstop fabric.
Good warmth-to-weight ratio
A Slim fit and adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs for a snug and customizable fit.
DWR finish that repels water
A slimmer fit may not be perfect for all body types
Jacket runs small and has a shorter length than competitors
Expensive compared to competitors
Loses some insulative properties when wet, like most down jackets.
Reasons to buy the Ghost Whisperer
The standout feature of the Ghost Whisperer is the weight and packability. At 7.8 ounces, it is light and can be packed into one of its pockets for easy storage and transport. The Ghost Whisperer/2 has a close to the body slim fit that helps maximize the insulative properties of the jacket.
The jacket has a range of other features that make it ideal for outdoor activities. It has a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish that helps to keep you dry in wet conditions, and it has elastic cuffs and an adjustable hem to keep cold air out. The jacket also has a high collar and a snug-fitting hood that can be adjusted to provide maximum warmth and protection from the elements.
Lightweight and compressible design: The jacket is made from 10-denier Whisperer ripstop fabric and 800-fill goose-down insulation, making it incredibly lightweight and compressible. It can be packed into its own pocket for easy storage and transport.
DWR finish: The jacket has a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish that helps to repel water and keep you dry in wet conditions.
Slim fit: The Ghost Whisperer/2 has a slim fit that allows for easy layering under other jackets and reduces bulk when worn alone.
Hood: The jacket has a snug-fitting hood that can be adjusted for maximum warmth and protection from the elements.
Cuffs and hem: The elastic cuffs and adjustable hem help to keep cold air out and ensure a snug fit.
Pockets: The jacket has two zippered hand pockets and an interior zippered pocket for storage.
Available in a variety of colors and styles: The Ghost Whisperer/2 is available in a range of colors and styles to suit different preferences and needs.
Our Pick: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2
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