When we first laid eyes — and hands — on Mountain Hardwear's 6.67-ounce Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show early this year, we were flummoxed. How could such a cozy garment be so dang... light?
Upon further review, we learned that the secret is not sorcery nor anti-gravity tech, but rather a rare form of insulation: 1000-fill RDS-certified down. Only the highest-quality plumes that pack the most warmth for their weight make the cut, enabling this jacket to live up to its ethereal eponym.
As streamlined as it is, however, the latest Ghost Whisperer still packs some nice features. The ripstop shell fabric has a DWR finish to beat back precipitation, a hood and zippered pockets keep your dome and mitts warm, and of course the whole thing stuffs into its own little baggie with a carabiner clip for easy carry.
All these qualities add up to a jacket perfect for so many situations, including travel, chilly mornings, fall weather and as a winter layering piece. Perhaps the best news of all? It's now available — and already on sale for 25 percent off. Snag one for yourself and get ready to crush cool conditions at a moment's notice.