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- 100% Nylon
- Zipper closure
- Machine Wash
- Q.Shield DOWN resists heat-robbing moisture and retains maximum loft even when wet
- Low profile quilt pattern to create heat trapping down channels for extra warmth
- Lightweight warmth makes it incredible for layering
- Single interior toggle hem for easy adjustment on the fly
- Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs have elastic binding to seal off cold and moisture
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The worldâ€™s lightest full-featured down jacket. The sub-eight-ounce Ghost Whisperer Down can be compressed into its own pocket for easy storage. Itâ€™s been designed with the essentials in mind: Q.Shield DOWN 800-fill insulation resists moisture and maintains warmth ,stealth elastane binding inside cuffs seals out moisture, toggle hem adjusts easily.
- Product Dimensions: 25 x 18 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B01NCJ289O
- Item model number: 1560901-461
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 6, 2013
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This is BY far the worst quality for the money I have ever seen/owned. My major complaint is that the outer fabric is EXTREMELY fragile. If you are like me and ACTUALLY use this in the outdoors on extended backpacking or hiking trips you are wasting your money on a cheap quality piece of gear. The jacket began to leak down on day one. All of these types of jackets will leak some feathers but this one leaks like a burlap sack. Anyone with some backpacking experience knows to keep these types of jackets away from your camp fire. This one however... we're talking: If you can SEE your camp fire you are TOO CLOSE. One ember... literally ONE TINY AIR BORNE SPARK from the fire will burn right through the fabric and leave a hole in your jacket which will leak down even worse than it does out of the box. Once this happens you can't wash it or all the down will leak out of the punctured baffle. The fabric is also prone to snags and tearing. The stitching is coming undone. I have hardly used this thing AT ALL! I own other Mountian Hardwear products that are great! This one is NOT! I feel so ripped off by the $200 price point of this worthless jacket that I may stop buying this company's "made in china" products all together. If you are looking for performance and durability in a jacket of this type... look elsewhere. This flimsy puffer MAY function as a mid layer so long as it is NOT exposed to ANYTHING that could damage it. In my opinion... Mountain Hardwear should be ashamed of themselves for gouging its customers for a garbage piece of gear that will no doubt FAIL you in the back country when you need it most. WHAT A JOKE!!!
When I pulled this jacket out of the packaging I was sure it wouldn't keep me warm. It just feels too light to have enough insulating properties (and I own several down sleeping bags so I'm familiar with how light these products are). To my surprise it actually kept me warm while hiking thru Glacier National Park in a blizzard (temps were high 20s). Easy to stuff anywhere in your pack since it compresses down quite small yet springs back to life if you're patient. You may want to fluff up the down by shaking the jacket or even spreading the plumes around by hand. It's not easy but it's really the only way to ensure the down spreads out to cover the largest area.
The stitching looks like it has a sewn-thru design but I didn't feel any cold spots. The exterior fabric would likely rip easily so I wouldn't go bushwacking in this thing. I rubbed a few branches without incident but I'd be careful.
While the jacket may have some type of exterior coating it is NOT waterproof. You'll want to pair it with a waterproof shell outer layer. I wore it in light rain for a while just to see how it would perform, and as expected the down got wet and lost its insulation ability within half an hour. In just really light mist/drizzle it may stay dry longer. Not sure how long it would've taken to dry out since the cold weather and lack of sun prevented me from trying that experiment.
FIT & FEATURES
I saw a few reviews complaining about the size but the XL fits me perfectly. I'm 6'4" and 230 lbs (size 46 long in a suit), and I felt comfortable in this jacket. The range of motion in the arms isn't too restrictive for backpacking, setting up or breaking camp, etc. I like the cinch cord in the waist hem also; a nice touch to minimize heat loss. The cuffs at the wrists have non-adjustable elastic which was just a little roomy for me (maybe I have skinny wrists) but when wearing gloves the fit was perfect.
Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend this jacket to anyone looking for an extremely light mid-layer for backpacking or general all-around use.
The zipper, however, is really bad. It is tiny and flimsy and you have to yank on it to get it to move anywhere. I'm sure they made this decision to keep the weight down, but adding an ounce or two would be worth it to not have to fight with the zipper. Seriously, for the exorbitant price of this thing I expect a zipper better than I would get on a $30 jacket bought on a street corner in New York next to the $10 umbrellas.