Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Snap Jacket – Mountain fashion in a snap.
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Snap Jacket – Mountain fashion in a snap
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer snap jacket is for those who want the traditional features of the Ghost Whisperer, but something slightly trendier.
Approximately 1 inch shorter than its hooded and non-hooded Ghost Whisperer counterparts, the newest edition to the Ghost Whisperer series replaces the traditional zipper center closure with snaps.
I haven’t worn a jacket with a snap closure since I was a child in the early 1980s (I paired it with moon boots to look super stylish), so I was kinda excited to try it out.
Grab and go warmth
The snap jacket’s overall stylish look and its lightweight feel makes it ideal for travel.
The shorter cut and full snap closure makes it great for situations where you want the warmth and technical performance of a technical jacket, but you don’t want to look like you just returned from a camping trip.
The snaps make it easier to control heat, and also contributes to the overall look of the jacket.
Dress it up with a skirt and collared shirt and have the snap closures closed half way. Dress it down as a midlayer underneath a shell. Wear it on its own to go grab a coffee or do errands during shoulder season.
I most recently wore the snap jacket outside on a crisp fall day.
It provided just enough warmth, but when the wind blew, the coldness seeping through small spaces in between snaps was noticeable.
If you know the weather might change while wearing it as your outer layer, I would suggest wearing a heavier shirt made of flannel or some other warmer material underneath.
When I used to work at a university, I would have enjoyed having this jacket to wear as I walked from building to building across campus. It is not overtly technical looking, is stylish enough to wear indoors as a shacket, and it packs down nicely while indoors.
The first thing I noticed upon trying it on is that it is extremely light weight, and that it felt lighter than any of my other down jackets.
Constructed of 800-fill down insulation and ultra-lightweight ripstop fabric, the snap jacket has two hand pockets and an oddly placed (low) zip internal pocket.
The snaps provide a dressed up appearance, provide easy removal of the jacket, and are a nice change from zippers. Elastic binding on cuffs and hem seal in warmth and give it a slightly tailored look.
Available in three color options (Black Painstrokes Print, Black, and Glacial) that are neutral enough to pair well with any attire or work in most situations.
Overall, the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Snap Jacket’s style and versatility makes it a good option for travel, running around doing errands, or for someone whose work requires them to walk from building to building throughout the day.
Dr. Of Stoke
Freelance writer, bicyclist, outdoor recreation enthusiast, social justice advocate, and mom to her furbaby, Utah the Adventure Dog.
A Colorado native, Kate considers the outdoors her mother ship. She brings her passion for bicycling, the environment, and issues of diversity to her writing. Her primary outdoor recreation activities are mountain biking, fat biking, snowshoeing, camping, peak bagging Colorado’s 14ers, road cycling, and Nordic skiing. After suffering two major knee injuries within four years, Kate hopes to return to alpine skiing next season.
Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Colorado State University and later an MSEd and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University. In addition to her education, Kate’s background serving on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and experience working for non-profits and bicycle sales well position her to bring depth and understanding to the complex changes currently taking place in the outdoor recreation industry.
We also heard she has a (slight) obsession for blue heelers.