Why We Chose The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Shadow: Good value, durable, good eco creds
This is one of those synthetic insulated jackets that you can count on; the kind that’ll withstand a bit of rough and tumble and that’ll carry on keeping you warm even if it happens to get wet.
Mountain Hardwear have also taken some admirable steps to make sure that this won’t cost the earth either. That actually happens to be the case in a monetary sense as well.
Who Is The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Shadow Hoody For?
We can see this as being one of those jackets that Scottish mountaineers will like. It’s that hardy option that functions so well as part of a layering system, keeping you warm even when you’ve got spindrift creeping in every gap in your waterproof jacket. Less specifically, it’ll also serve anyone who just wants a day-to-day jacket, one they can commute with, walk to the bouldering wall in, or wear to the crag.
A 10 denier fabric is used inside and out here, one that’s made from 100% post-industrial recycled nylon. Inside narrow baffles that line the torso and arms there’s a PrimaLoft Silver Ultra synthetic insulation, also known as 70% recycled polyester mixed with 30% standard polyester. The feel of this is quite similar to down; padded, slightly lofty and light. Those already familiar with PrimaLoft, a fabric initially developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, will know how well this performs even when it gets saturated, unlike most forms of down fill (at least the untreated type anyway).
The main zip, it’s worth pointing out, is also made from recycled materials, same goes for the trim on the hood, as well as the cord and toggle on the hem.