- Dec 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm #3507454
Mark WBPL Member
I currently own a MHW Ghost Whisperer and love it but as winter is getting colder it just doesn’t have enough fill weight to keep me warm. While searching for a warmer jacket for the dead of winter I came across this jacket from My Trail Co.
According to their website this jacket only weighs 13.5oz while having 145g (5.1oz) of 800 fill power down with a 20d shell. Comparing this to other jackets out their this just sounds too good to be true. Especially at $139.
Does anyone have any actual experience with this jacket who can confirm these specs seem reasonable?
Thanks!Dec 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm #3507553
jared hBPL Member
check out the review on section hiker.
i second his opinion that the non-adjustable hood is a liability in the winter. and he didn’t mention it, but the zippers look cheap. i will not buy a jacket with cheap zippers or big floppy hoods. just me though.
price sounds good, until you consider the sales that happen every winter with other brands. i have purchased Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, and Rab jackets around 1/2 price regularly the past six or seven years. EB and Pata have major sales (50%) on their websites usually twice a year, and Rab can be found several places at steep discounts depending on the season.Dec 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm #3507665
George FBPL Member
I just took the plunge on the hooded hyperlight, 11oz total with 4.6oz 850 down for 200 and free delivery. We shall see…
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