Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket Review

by Kirsten Wednesday, December 11th 2013

The Ghost Whisperer Jacket is hands down the most used piece of clothing in my closet. This jacket is super warm, versatile, comfortable, comes in great colors, I have the women’s blue and it always gets compliments. To give you some context before reading on, I am an avid hiker, backpacker, climber and work at the summit hut! I get very cold easily as I grew up here in Tucson and I tend to be a little rough on my gear. 

The Ghost Whisperer is a great technical piece. This jacket is perfect for backpacking because it is so light and so warm. I keep it in my pack or tent until the sun goes down and then throw it on over my t shirt or under a shell if it is really chilly. It is perfect to throw in a day pack to use while belaying and small enough to take (or keep in your pack) just in case the weather turns. Disclaimer: you do not want to store it in its pack pocket as the down will settle and be compressed – make sure to “fluff” it often if you are storing it this way for multiple days without use. 

The Ghost Whisperer is also an awesome everyday option. When I go to sporting events that are outdoors I always throw this jacket in my medium sized purse – I have been extremely thankful to have it on several occasions. In the warehouse at the hut winters get pretty chilly! When spring hit last year we had a get together with some co-workers and one co-worker actually said “You look great, it is odd to see you without your blue down jacket on!” 

Yes, I wear it that often. 

 

I think nearly half of the staff at Summit Hut owns this jacket and it is a customer favorite as well. Mountain Hardwear did a wonderful job with this piece and I think it stands above similar choices because of the quality, weight, color choices and fit. If you are looking for a piece like it, defiantly come in and try it on!

Check out the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket on our website!

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Dave BakerDave Baker

I'm Dave Baker, founder of Summit Hut, an independent outdoor retailer based in Tucson, Arizona since 1969. As an experienced and passionate hiker, climber and backpacker, my blog is intended to be an informative and interesting look into the outdoors and the outdoor industry.

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

I’m Dana Davis, co-owner of the Summit Hut. I mostly enjoy hiking and road biking though I often do other things to keep it interesting (mountaineering, motorcycling, backpacking, climbing, you name it!) My biggest challenge is sometimes finding the balance between career, family, and fun but it’s working out so far!

Dan Davis

Dan Davis

I'm Dan Davis, after retiring from the National Park Service as a Ranger and manager, I worked for the Summit Hut until 2009, then retired for good (maybe). I'm now spending my time traveling around the southwest writing and working on my nature and fine art photography business.

Emily Gindlesparger

Emily Gindlesparger

I’m Emily Gindlesparger, a member of the Summit Hut floor staff. Since moving here from the Midwest, I’ve been taking advantage of all possible adventures in Arizona: rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, caving and trail running; I’m always excited to see what’s next!

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