The Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket has long been one of Mountain Hardwear’s most celebrated garments, and for good reason. It performs superbly well, weighs less than 8 ounces and maintains its durability despite such a light weight. It has also been a highly award-winning jacket, including some “gear of the year” awards from various publications. So it’s no surprise that the company wanted to build on that success. This year, Mountain Hardwear is releasing the Ghost Whisperer UL, a jacket that comes in at just 6.17 ounces and promises to carry on the tradition of its standard-model down cousin.
This UL (obviously meaning ultralight) model comes after Mountain Hardwear has already done a lot of work to make its Ghost Whisperer line more sustainable, using 100 percent recycled shell fabric, Hydrophobic down insulation and extremely light, highly packable layering performance.
The new Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket features 1000-fill RDS-certified down, a limited, time-sensitive resource that the company says employs only the highest quality plumes from the down selection. It raises the bar on Mountain Hardwear’s jackets as the company’s lightest, fully featured insulated layer ever created. So, for anyone thinking of going ultralight, this is your chance to really go all-in on that concept.
Here are the specs for the Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket, which was highlighted by Mountain Hardwear recently during a digital trade show:
- Ultralight 5 denier ripstop shell fabric with DWR finish (100% Nylon)
- 1000-fill RDS-certified down insulation (Flourine Free — 90% Goose Down, 10.0% Goose Feather)
- Two zippered hand pockets
- Elastic cuffs
- Drawcord hem adjustment
- Fit: Alpine
- Weight: 6.17 oz.
- MSRP $ 375
If you’re already a fan of Mountain Hardwear, or if you’re looking to lighten your load and improve upon the performance of down jackets that you might already have, the Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket is positioning itself to be an option strongly worth considering.