Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Q.Shield® Down Hooded Jacket - 800 Fill Power (For Women)

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About Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Q.Shield® Down Hooded Jacket - 800 Fill Power (For Women)

Closeouts. There's light, there's ultralight and then there's Ghost-Whisperer light -- the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Q.Shield® Down jacket tips the scales at a feathery 8 oz. It utilizes a combination of cutting-edge Ghost Whisperer seven-denier ripstop nylon and moisture-resistant, loft-retaining Q.Shield® 800 fill power down to deliver an untouchable warmth-to-weight ratio.


Specs about Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Q.Shield® Down Hooded Jacket - 800 Fill Power (For Women)

  • Fabric: 100% nylon
  • Length: 25" (based on size medium)
  • Closure: YKK®,Zipper
  • Lining: 100% nylon
  • Insulation: 90% goose down, 10% feathers
  • Fill power: 800
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Made in China
  • Visit our Down vs. Synthetic Guide
  • US shipments only


Mountain Hardwear Womens Size Chart

Size 2 4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14 16
Bust 33 34 - 35 36 - 37.5 39 - 40.5 42
Waist 25 26 - 27 28 - 29.5 31 - 32.5 34
Hip 35 36 - 37 38 - 39.5 41 - 42.5 44

Note: Measurements in inches.


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4.200000 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 60 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiking Hussy from Montana on Thursday, February 25, 2016
I did a whole lotta research on a whole lotta different ultra-lite packable down jackets for backpacking. I can say that this jacket kept coming out either as THE top choice or in the top three choices for reviews I read from multiple sources. The biggest complaint I read from women concerned the ... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Leti from Atlanta on Thursday, June 8, 2017
    I love how warm this jacket is, I had to immediately take it off, since I was trying it in the spring. Super super light, and very warm, color was alright, BUT, like many people said in their reviews, beware the arm hole! I ignored everyone, thinking, I am petite, I am 5'2", my bust is 34B (or less), I weight about 108-110, so I ordered a small, since I have broad shoulders. No good. My armpits felt constrained, I could feel the jacket touching and I had 1 layer underneath, and I didnt even want to try it out on a hike or a backpacking trip. I had to return.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by onemorecast from Wyoming on Sunday, June 4, 2017
    I own one of these myself and bought this one as a gift. Very warm and extremely light.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ali in MN from MN on Thursday, June 1, 2017
    I don't think the utility of a microdown jacket can be overstated. This is a great jacket, and the sizing is as expected (purchased as a gift). My only complaint is that the photo from STP of the maroon colored jacket did not appear shiny. In looking at other colors of the same jacket direct from Mountain Hardwear, they all appeared shiny, so that helped me not be too surprised when it arrived with sheen. Overall, a great product!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Laurel from Wisconsin on Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Used this jacket in a Large on a PCT thruhike last year and love it, ordered a Medium for a better fit in the body, the downside being that the armholes are smaller which creates tightness across the back of the shoulders when you stretch your arms across your body. Super light and plenty warm, packed down into its pocket I used it for a pillow sometimes. The hood is a great shape that actually stays on your head. And obviously the colors are a bit wild, but who cares out in the woods.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bunny_Who_Skis from Golden, CO on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    I'm a HUGE fan of the ghost-whisper jackets. I have been waiting for this color to go on sale and now it has. Everyone comments on how cool the color is. Thanks Mountain Hardware for making another great color!

Question & Answer

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    • I am 5'7" and 140lbs and I wear the medium. The small was too small in the shoulders for me, but fit every other way.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 8:46:45 AM by P in PA from Pennsylvania
    • I can't say much about a small versus a medium, but I can tell you that I bought my normal size- a large- and I'm able to fit a fleece and baselayer under it no problem. It's roomy enough for layers but still looks attractive. One of my normal outfits to work this winter involved a long sleeve shirt, a fleece pullover, the jacket and a shell on the outside and I never felt like my shoulders, hips or elbows were too tight. Definitely worth the buy!
      Answered on 4/21/2017 9:08:41 AM by Adventurous Anne from Upstate New York
    • I am 5'3" 140 lbs. The medium fit everywhere except under the arms, where it was too tight. A large would have been too large everywhere else. I do have big shoulders.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 9:16:19 AM by MAdoglover from MA
    • I'm 5'3", 110 ordered this in my usual XS; this handles base layers well. I'm athletic, this fits beautifully. My daughter is 5'7", athletic build, NEVER wears an XS! However, she tried on the S, too big, tried on the XS, perfect. So I would suggest you ordering the S. Hope this helps. I live in the mountains, daughter lives at the beach; we both love this jacket.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 11:56:13 AM by Gumper from Cottonwood Heights, UT
    • I currently own the nitrous jacket jacket in small, and that fits me perfect (with room for layers) So when I purchased the Ghost Whisperer i went with small. 1. The jacket was visually smaller on' and there's not much room for layers, and the fit in the pit/shoulder was odd weirdly tight. I was concerned that this area (shoulder/pit) wouldn't be durable or last long, its delicate materials, and not only that but that fabric was really noisy. Hope that helps!
      Answered on 4/21/2017 3:56:11 PM by perlasum from California
    • Hi, I'm 5'4" 114lb, slim build, but I have broad shoulders and long arms. I primarily use my coat for backcountry skiing. I need to be able to move easily with my arms while I tour. Sometimes I wear it climbing too. Movement is important to me. I wear a thin layer underneath it and a gore-tex jacket on top of the down layer. So yes, the medium is a bit BIG on me, but I rather have it a little bigger, than too small and restrict movement. The largeness is in the waist on me because I'm pretty skinny. Arms and shoulders are perfect though.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 8:10:20 PM by Bunny_Who_Skis from Golden, CO
    • Sorry for the delay! the medium will definitely will be too large for you if you're taller/lighter than I am.

      My only issue with the small is that the armpits are tighter but not uncomfortably so.

      As far as wearing layers, I could wear a big hoodie underneath the MEDIUM but I can't really with the SMALL. I can wear a light shirt and a lightweight long sleeve underneath but the more layers you wear, the armpits gets tighter, again you may have 'skinnier' arms so it may not be an issue for you. I love my small thus far and it is warm enough to wear without any other layers.

      The only layering I do when hiking is a shirt, puffy jacket and rain jacket above it all. This system has worked for me.

      Answered on 4/27/2017 7:34:10 AM by Wandering Roots, Thru-hiker from Green Bay
    • I would say whichever your normal size is- it ran pretty true to size for me- I bought my normal size and can fit a fleece pullover under mine, no problem. Though, if you're worried, I think it wouldn't be a problem to go one size up. Based on your measurements, I'd recommend an XS or small if you're not sure.
      This is a thin jacket, but surprisingly warm. I bought it to go under an outer shell, and while the shell is useful when it's raining, this jacket can do very well on its own in clear weather. I wore it on long walks in 30 F weather this winter, and once you produce your own body heat, it doesn't let much escape- I was usually sweating by the time I finished. Definitely a good option for layering, or on its own from 30F-50F
      Answered on 4/11/2017 6:59:00 AM by Adventurous Anne from Finger Lakes, NY
    • What is your usual size? I can't really suggest anything for you with the info you gave. All I can say is that I usually wear an XS; the XS in this jacket is perfect, gives me room for layering. Go with what size you usually wear. It's an awesome jacket.
      Answered on 4/11/2017 7:42:21 AM by Gumper from Cottonwood Heights, UT
    • I am petite and purchased small, the general fit itself was fine with the intention of a base layer and a mid-layer. But there is some sort of design flaw in the fit of the shoulder/armpit area. I had previously read about it, but wasn't too concerned until I tried it on myself. You can effeminately feel it slightly restricted, also there is a really weird crinkle sound on the fabric. But other than that I have heard great things about the jacket warmth to weight ratio.
      Answered on 4/11/2017 8:16:44 AM by perlasum from California
    • I ordered one in Small for my wife who is also about 5'2" and fairly slim. The fit was great for her. She had room to put a layer or two under the Ghost Whisperer.
      Answered on 4/11/2017 5:05:23 PM by Montana Mountain Man from Montana
    • I'm 5"4' 113lb 28 inch waist. I would recommend a small, maybe even an extra small for you. Depending on if you are wearing a bulky sweater, then maybe go with the small. I like to be able to have a lot of movement in the jacket, so always go bigger in jackets.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 8:32:10 PM by Bunny_Who_Skis from Golden, CO
  • “Could you go on an Artic cruise and be warm in this jacket?”
    Asked by Sarah from FL on 10/10/2016 3:18:36 PM
    • I've only tested it in about 20 degree windchill weather (and it's great), but I see on the Mountain Hardwear site that it's recommended for Alpine Climbing. As I understand it, the jacket doesn't hold up too well in heavy rain, but in light rain, it's fine. I'm in California so I haven't had a chance to test the rain feature.
      Answered on 10/10/2016 7:37:44 PM by LD from Bay Area
    • Sorry there is not a temperature rating. Most manufacturers do not have temperature ratings for their garments or footwear due to the number of factors that affect how warm a garment may keep you.
      Answered on 10/11/2016 9:35:11 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • I would recommend a thicker down jacket. You will feel the wind through this sweet, but thin jacket. This jacket is great for working outside, backcountry skiing, climbing. I'd be cold in it on an arctic cruise.
      Answered on 4/21/2017 8:35:41 PM by Bunny_Who_Skis from Golden, CO

About Mountain Hardwear

Starting back in 1993, a small group of outdoor industry mavericks broke away from the pack to follow a less-traveled path. From the very beginning, the primary goal of Mountain Hardwear was to create an outdoor gear brand with a sharp focus on technology-driven design, superior performance and hardcore reliability. The result of this function-first mentality has been an array of incredible Mountain Hardwear jackets, clothing, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and accessories. Today, after more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Mountain Hardwear continues to set new benchmarks for dependability in the toughest conditions on the planet.