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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
Price $129.98 at Backcountry
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$339.00 at Feathered Friends$233.35 at Backcountry
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Pros Incredibly light, compact, warm for its size and weightGreat fit, warm, lightweight, packable, hydrophobic down900+ fill down, warm, lightweight, incredibly compressible, competitively pricedLightweight, stylish, high warmth to weight ratioWater resistant hydrophobic down, great DWR coating, well thought-out features
Cons No hood cinch, some slightly heavier jackets are much warmer, waist cinch leaves cord hanging below the waistExpensiveHood a little tight to fit over a helmet, no hood adjustmentExpensive, not super durable750 fill-power down is good but not as light or lofty as others
Bottom Line This jacket weighs less than many other down jackets in this review, making it a great choice for going lightA top-notch, super lightweight and warm jacket that works equally well as a mid or terminal layerThis no-nonsense performance model has everything you need in a lightweight packageIf you are looking for a warm, light layer for a trip where ounces count, this jacket is a great selectionPertex Microlight face fabric, Nikwax treated down, and a quality DWR coating make this one water resistant hoody
Rating Categories Ghost Whisperer/2 Summit L3 Hoody Feathered Friends Eos Arc'teryx Cerium SL Hoody Rab Microlight Alpine
Warmth (30%)
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10
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7
Weight (20%)
9
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6
Water Resistance (15%)
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10
Fit (15%)
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Compressibility (10%)
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Specs Ghost Whisperer/2 Summit L3 Hoody Feathered Friends... Arc'teryx Cerium... Rab Microlight...
Down Fill 800-fill goose down 800-fill goose down 900+ goose down 850-fill goose down 750-fill goose down
Total Weight 9.2 oz 13.8 oz 13 oz 8.4 oz 15.7 oz
Baffle Construction Sewn-through baffles Sewn-through baffles Sewn-through baffles Sewn-through Sewn-through baffles
Main Fabric Whisperer 10D x 10D Ripstop Pertex Quantum GL (10D x 10D nylon ripstop), DWR coating Pertex Quantum Arato 7 nylon Pertex Quantum
Compression Method Stows into zippered hand pocket Zips into its own pocket with clip-in loop Stuff sack Included stuff sack Stuff sack
Pockets 2 zippered hand 2 zippered hand, 2 internal stash 2 zippered hand 2 zippered hand 2 zippered hand, 1 zippered chest
Hoodless Option? Yes No No Yes Yes
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