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Ghost Whisperer vs REI Co-Op Down Jacket-
In this video I am comparing the REI Co-Op down jacket to the Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer. I am listing the pros and the cons of each jacket so that you have make an informed decision when purchasing your down jacket.
Ghost Whisperer 800 fill w/ hood:
Ghost Whisperer 800 fill w/out hood:
REI Co-Op 650 fill:
REI Co-Op 850 fill:

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  • William Burton
    William Burton Год назад I agree, no need to pay for a brand name. I couldn't justify $300.00 for a jacket. I did end up buying the ghost whisper from Amazon, new, for $179.00 because it was not a popular color! Actually that's how I buy all my gear, unpopular colors! It saves at least $50.00 per item.:)
  • Brandon
    Brandon 1 месяц назад Agreed. Never pay full price. Just buy the ugliest, brightest colors when they go on sale.
  • In No Particular Order Little T
    In No Particular Order Little T 7 месяцев назад That's awesome!
  • toonses thecat
    toonses thecat 8 месяцев назад Love it. Always look in the "ugly bin" of discount gear.... the birds and squirrels don't mind my "fashion sense"
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon Год назад Nice! I got that ugly green color for $129 because it was a color that was on sale and then I found a 40% off coupon code.
  • Don Zones
    Don Zones Год назад Great review! Especially for us on a tight budget.
  • steve buch
    steve buch Год назад I always look at REI stuff before I choose a product, a lot of the time it is just as good.
  • Axerxes
    Axerxes Год назад Hiker..... really good video. Terrific comparison!! Thanks again for your honesty and willingness to share with us. Best wishes... ax
  • Joannas Arcamedes
    Joannas Arcamedes 1 месяц назад i never buy jackets that fit too snug...a bit larger is best for me especially for layering
  • Grizz in the Woods
    Grizz in the Woods Год назад I think a lot of lightweight expensive gear is really being pushed by the ultralight community. I myself had been influenced to buy the expensive gear when I planned to thru hike the PCT. I was like wow it must be good, look at all the videos for it. I have learned over my 12 years of backpacking that it really comes down to what works best for you. Expensive isn't always better. That being said I got the ghost whisperer for $100 thru a special sale and love it.
  • Matthew Tafoya
    Matthew Tafoya 6 месяцев назад Finally an honest review for an expensive down jacket.
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon 6 месяцев назад I’m glad you enjoyed. Thanks for watching!
  • noirettebeauty
    noirettebeauty 6 месяцев назад The Ghost Whisperer sleeves are so long, you can make a down headband with them
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon 6 месяцев назад Hahahaha right?! They’re pretty ridiculous!
  • Folma7
    Folma7 Год назад Great review. I have the REI brand as well. It’s amazing how warm it is
  • Ari Kolbeinsson
    Ari Kolbeinsson 8 месяцев назад Very interesting. I got the men's version, and I have wide shoulders and a bit of extra bulk around the shoulder area, and can at least report that the men's version does not seem to have that shoulder tightness issue. Hope that is helpful to someone.
  • WoodsTrekkin' Adventures
    WoodsTrekkin' Adventures Год назад Thanks for the review. I've been shooting down jackets and this helps. Peace!
  • Texas HIKEaholics
    Texas HIKEaholics Год назад Thanks for the comparison! I (Barbara) bought the Ghost Whisperer for $240 and have been planning on taking it back; however, I wasn't sure what to replace it with. My complaints are the loft has bunched up and caused areas with no loft and there are a lot of dark feathers which makes it look like the jacket has large black spots all over it. I have the orange jacket. And last but not least I have only used the jacket about 6 times and the stitching in the arms has come unraveled in 2 different places. I still stay warm when wearing it, but for the price I need more. I also agree completely with your analysis of the durability of the fabric. It feels very fragile. Thanks again!!
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon Год назад Thank you for telling us about your experience with the Ghost! It is great for others to read this as well!!
  • Huy Cao
    Huy Cao Год назад (изменено) Great review, Franziska! I truly believe there are a lot of jackets out there that work just as well as the Ghost Whisperer. It just got so popular because a few respected hikers said it works well and everybody else jump on board. We are fortunate that there are so many choices when it comes to gear, but it can also overwhelm the average consumer who does not want to buy a bunch of versions to find what works best for them. So they go by what everybody else is using.
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon Год назад Exactly!
  • Karen W
    Karen W Год назад Excellent review. Thanks for pointing out all the details and clearly explaining why you liked or didn't like certain things. It really helps with the decision making process since there is a lot of money we are talking about here.
  • Hike Oregon
    Hike Oregon Год назад Thank you so much for watching, Karen!
  • David Mm
    David Mm Год назад Perhaps give us an idea of your height, waist measurement, arm length, and shoulder width measurement. It might give someone who's a similar size, or close to it, a better idea of how the jackets are sized.
  • charlieoscar09
    charlieoscar09 Год назад Thanks for the review ...The REI Co-Op Down Jacket pits you perfect the Ghost looks really baggy.
  • Wenzheng Wu
    Wenzheng Wu 6 месяцев назад I was going to buy a mountain hardwear. Now I change my mind. Thank you.
  • Nature Calls Backpacking
    Nature Calls Backpacking Год назад Great comparison. I agree with all your points. REI coop brand is a great value
  • BrianNC81
    BrianNC81 Год назад I got my Patagonia down hooded sweater/jacket (800 fill) for about $100 last year on end of season clearance and unpopular color. Heavier weight than the GW but the fabric is more heavy duty and looks good for wearing it off the trail. (Who cares about a couple oz). I recommend it if you can get a good deal. (Full price is $280)
  • JK XTC
    JK XTC 11 месяцев назад For the price of the ghost can get a hat and nice gloves...better with the REI ...