Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Ultralight Jacket Earns 2021 Backpacker Editor’s Choice, Gold Award

March 10, 2021

Richmond, Calif. (March 10, 2021)– Mountain Hardwear, a leader in performance equipment and apparel for climbers, mountaineers, and athletes, is proud to announce that their Ghost Whisperer Ultralight Jacket earned the coveted 2021 Editor’s Choice, Gold award from Backpacker Magazine. The rare 1,000-fill RDS-certified down jacket hit the market in Fall 2020 as the lightest addition to the brand’s heritage Ghost Whisperer collection.

“We are so proud to receive an accolade of this magnitude for the Ghost Whisperer UL Jacket, particularly from an outlet like Backpacker, who is one of the most trusted and long-standing authorities on gear in this industry.” said Becky Avila, Director of Product Merchandising. “Mountain Hardwear may be best known for the Ghost Whisperer collection, as it showcases an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio for down jackets, so to see our most pinnacle expression of what makes this collection unique be recognized, is really special nod to the time and work our product team put into bringing this style to life.”

The Ghost Whisperer UL Hooded Jacket (MSRP $375) is made with 1000-fill RDS®-certified down, a limited, time-sensitive resource that uses only the highest quality plumes from the down selection. Utilizing an ultralight ripstop shell fabric with DWR finish and weighing in at 6.17oz (women’s) / 6.67oz (men’s) in weight, this jacket is a full two ounces lighter than the Ghost Whisperer/2 Hoody, which is at a significantly lower weight than most puffies like it on the market.

The Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice, Gold award is given to products that have demonstrated continued excellence over a long period of time. Mountain Hardwear originally launched the Ghost Whisperer in Fall 2012 and since that time the line has expanded to include a variety of silhouettes, notable updates like integrating 100% recycled face fabric while continuing to keep all styles around the scant weight of 10 oz.

About Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company that distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the United States and 34 countries worldwide. We build essential equipment for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes and have supported expeditions on the world’s highest peaks. This level of technical precision continues to inspire everything we do. Our designers challenge every stitch and detail to continuously improve both function and comfort. www.mountainhardwear.com