Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

A puffy perfect for volatile alpine conditions.

Brand: Mountain Hardwear

Model: Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

It’s as changeable as the Rockies in July: On sun-baked afternoons, this superlight, compressible (to cantaloupe size) puffy disappeared in testers’ packs. But when nighttime temperatures in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains dove to 40°F, the premium 850-fill, water-resistant down let testers stay out, gazing at the stars, instead of retreating to their sleeping bags. The tissue-thin, 10-denier ripstop nylon is breathable and drizzle-resistant. Yes, the price is steep, but you’ll find yourself wearing this jacket year-round, making it worth the dough.

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