Gear Institute's 2012 Insulated Jacket Reviews: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

According to Mountain Hardwear, the Ghost Whisperer (hooded) is the world's lightest down jacket—seven ounces, 850-fill down, two pockets, and a ripstop shell that's down- and wind-proof and water repellant

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THE GOOD
    •    Ultra light—lightest in the test.
    •    Highly packable—about the size of an orange.
    •    Very warm for its weight.
    •    Good weather protection for this category.
    •    Excellent value.

THE BAD
    •    Lack of breathability hurts versatility.

THE VERDICT
When we struggle to find something negative to say about a product we know we've found a winner. The Ghost Whisperer Down delivers on everything we look for in a down sweater—lightweight, warmth, packability—at a price that's right in the middle of the category.

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