- January 16 2012
this jacket is "IT"
I have been shopping around for a 800-fill down jacket that has both a flattering cut for a woman's figure and has enough articulation-allowance for a full range of movement for alpine climbing, and I am very satisfied with the Phantom!! The fabric is very light (but tightly woven enough to hold those heavenly 800-fill down in!) and very "quiet" when you move around - I find noisy shell fabrics hugely annoying in insulated jackets, and it is the fine point that really distinguishes the level of craftsmanship and attention to details between lesser brands and a technical driven brand like Mountain Hardware. I also like the fact the included stuff sack is made in the same material of the shell fabric (instead of the generic black nylon mesh you get sometimes). Not only it's color-coordinated to the jacket (cute!) but the smooth-hand of the material makes stuffing the jacket into its stuff sack a breeze.
- November 26 2011
This jacket is not as puffy as I expected, but I'm very pleased with it and am going to keep it anyway. I plan to use it for winter days and for backpacking. I haven't been able to test the jacket in frigid temperatures yet, but it feels very warm and is very lightweight. I ordered a small and I will have plenty of room for a sweater underneath if needed. It fits great--I'm 5'4" and it's the perfect length. It is a little roomy in the chest, but doesn't look bulky. I probably should return it and get a puffier jacket for CO winters but I just can't give it up! Very happy with this purchase, especially for the deal I got on it!
- November 25 2011
Most lite weight, comfortable down jacket I have ever owned! I would highly recommend this to anyone who want's warmth in an instant! I would have one in every color if I could!
- November 6 2011
Versatile, Hot and Cozy
This is a great jacket...lightweight, not too puffy looking like some of the others, sporty, cute and fashionable all at the same time. This jacket can be worn casually or dressy. It is super warm!!! Great buy!
- October 30 2011
Great down jacket!
I just got my Mountain Hardware Phantom jacket in time for the first snowy weather of the season. I am 5 foot 4 and ordered the medium jacket. The arms were a bit long but the adjustable cuffs did the trick. It is very lightweight and the fabric is soft and comfortable. I will be bringing this jacket with me to Iceland next month as it packs into the compact pouch that comes with the jacket. I plan on getting a lot of use from this jacket this winter. The delivery was super fast and ordering was very easy.