GearLab awarded the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 Hoody Editors’ Choice award for the best overall down jacket.
But I bought mine after seeing how many thru hikers use it on the Continental Divide Trail. They can beat this up for months without destroying the warm layer.
I am a little worried about the ultralight zipper.
NOT CHEAP. I paid CAD $341 including taxes and shipping. But it will be well used on adventures where weight and bulk are critical.
On colder trips, I’ll bring it along with my beloved Helly Hansen LifaLoft jacket.
- highly compressible
- DWR (durable water repellent) 800-fill RDS®-certified down insulation
- Ultra-lightweight ripstop fabric
- stuffs into its own hand pocket with internal carabiner clip loop
- 8.8 oz. / 249 g
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Personally, I don’t like the form fitting shape — so bought the XL. For me it fits much like a normal jacket.
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