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michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz on 09/02/2012 17:18:21 MDT Print View

"Weighing in at just over 7 ounces for a medium, our 7 denier ripstop nylon fabric and super compressible 850-fill down..."

7.5 oz for medium.

Looks like this is new for fall 2012 and the retail is still at $299. But this thing looks good for an uberlight insulation piece.

Talk me out of it..fbcd

Edited by M.L on 09/02/2012 17:19:27 MDT.

Tom Lyons
(towaly) - F

Locale: Smoky Mtns.
7d on 09/02/2012 17:36:49 MDT Print View

It looks great, but I'm not sure about 7d fabric under a pair of pack straps.

I noticed certain makers have produced some 7d stuff, and have backed off of it lately.
Gotta be a reason.

But I love the way it looks, and it is very light. If you can care for it well, it could be a very nice piece.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz on 09/02/2012 17:40:19 MDT Print View

What's the fill weight?

Dena Kelley
(EagleRiverDee) - M

Locale: Eagle River, Alaska
re New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz on 09/02/2012 18:50:19 MDT Print View

That is seriously light. Half the weight of my Patagonia down sweater hoodie.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: re New MH ghost whisperer down jacket, 7oz on 09/02/2012 18:52:40 MDT Print View

I have a few items in 7d and it's does seem fragile.

James Klein
(jnklein21) - M

Locale: Southeast
talk me out of it. on 09/02/2012 19:23:26 MDT Print View

Look at the stoic hadron...8oz, currently $125 and ugly as sin.
http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-hadron-down-anorak-mens

I have never been in cold enough weather to require wearing insulation while moving (down to ~15F, daytime.) If I was worried about about being cold when moving I would bring a fleece vest. Also, if you had to wear an insulating garment on the move then I would do so under a rain jacket.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: talk me out of it. on 09/02/2012 20:29:29 MDT Print View

The Hadron is a great piece but the colours are a bit mad.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
fill on 09/02/2012 20:31:03 MDT Print View

fill weight will tell the story, not worried about 7D- I've never worn a down jacket under my pack straps. down makes a lousy layer for anything on the move, it however makes a great insulating layer for anything not on the move (including in the sleeping bag)

I have a Montbell ex-light that is 7D and have used it for the last three years w/o incident, it has 1.8 oz of fill (jacket in size L weighs 6.2 oz)

if the ghost has more fill- I'd consider it, I'd like to have a hood

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: fill on 09/02/2012 20:34:02 MDT Print View

I've sent them an email asking about fill weight. Hope to hear back by Tuesday.

Serge G.
(sgiachetti) - M

Locale: Boulder, CO
downtek version on the way on 09/03/2012 03:43:12 MDT Print View

i'd wait until spring when I think they are introducing a downtek version.

http://www.gorp.com/gear-reviews/category/jackets/insulated-jackets/

This one could actually replace my beloved xenon (hurts my heart to write that;) Hard to settle on gear when they keep coming up with more cool sh*t.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
settle on 09/03/2012 05:34:55 MDT Print View

ignore all the cool shiet ... just go out and have fun ... didnt need it years ago, dont need it now ;)

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
sale on 09/03/2012 10:34:57 MDT Print View

http://www.e-omc.com/catalog/products/9714/Mountain-Hardwear-Ghost-Whisperer-Hooded-Down-Jacket-Mens.html

ends today, its 225 free shipping sale ends today... i bought one

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: fill on 09/03/2012 15:29:13 MDT Print View

According to MH (for the hooded version): "79g or 2.78oz of 850-fill down", and center back length is 27"

Montbell UL Down Parka: 9 oz., 2.5 oz fill weight of 800-fill down, center back length is 27.6"

Best price on the MH with hood: $203 with free shipping

Best price on the Montbell: $139 with free shipping

Edited by idester on 09/03/2012 15:51:47 MDT.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
english please on 09/03/2012 15:34:37 MDT Print View

Is that good or bad compared to the Montbell UL hoody, or Patagucci UL hoody, others?

Also I am reading that the material is 7d x 10d ripstop. So what is it?

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
ingrish on 09/03/2012 15:42:41 MDT Print View

it basically means that youre paying $110 more for 0.28 oz more down of a 50 higher fill and saving 2.5 oz, but have a shell half as thick ... vs a montbell

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Re: Re: fill on 09/03/2012 18:20:03 MDT Print View

funny- they emailed me back w/ 2.53 oz of fill for the hooded Whisperer, wonder which one is correct??????

for comparison the Western Mountaineering hooded Flash has 3.0 oz of fill (850)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: fill on 09/03/2012 19:02:40 MDT Print View

Funny indeed! Taylor wrote me that it had 79 grams of fill. A bit of a worry when they can't agree in their own customer service dept.!

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fill on 09/03/2012 20:36:15 MDT Print View

I wonder if I was quoted the weight for the jacket by mistake, the difference could probably account for the hood fill

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
who knows on 09/03/2012 20:41:21 MDT Print View

Really what it will come down to is fit, I do like that it has a hem waist cinch, 2 pockets, and thats it though. But shoots, my 150g merino longsleeve shirt weighs 6 ounces, and this 7.5...

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
baffles on 09/03/2012 20:43:21 MDT Print View

I really like the construction the baffles though, and the fact that it folds into its own pocket. Cant wait! This will actually be my first down jacket so ya..