Warm & Puffy: 14 Jackets For The Coldest Days

Warm & Puffy: 14 Jackets For The Coldest Days

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An All-Time Favorite — A pinnacle product in the lightweight “down puffy” category, the Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket from Mountain Hardwear also includes a pinnacle price tag of $300. The Ghost Whisperer excels because it’s pared down, including its close-fitting cut, thin fabric, and the super airy, extra warm down insulation inside. It weighs about 7.5 ounces, which is among the lightest available for this kind of coat. An athletic fit, not a shapeless cut that sags, allows a wearer to snowshoe, ski, or even run in the jacket on cold days. Can be worn with a shell layer for bitter cold weather.

At least three GearJunkie editors wear the Ghost Whisperer regularly, including for climbing, winter hiking/snowshoeing, and even winter biking. Combined, it has seen 300+ days of testing from our staff and remains a solid, go-to pick.

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Sean McCoy
Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.