How Mountain Hardwear Designs The Lightest Nylon Jackets In The WorldChris Brinlee Jr6/15/14 9:41pmFiled to: DesignMountain HardwearGhost WhispererRobert FryJacketDown JacketnylonmaterialsIndefinitely Wild217EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMountain Hardwear completely reinvented nylon to create the Ghost Whisperer fabric — an incredibly lightweight, stretchy, wind and water resistant nylon. We talked to the company's head designer about how it's made. Top Photo: I'm wearing Mountain Hardwear's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Jacket here on the summit of Mt. Baldy. At only 2 oz (just a hair more than a golf ball!), the jacket is so light that you may forget that you're wearing it, but it still provides an effective, durable and breathable wind barrier. That adds appreciable warmth on chilly mornings and, because it packs down as small as a standard pill bottle, there's no reason not to keep one in your pack. The closest the competition manages is three times the weight and a packed size equivalent to an apple. What makes Mountain Hardwear's new Ghost Whisperer fabric so different from other nylons? We asked Robert Fry, Global Director of Product Merchandising and Design at Mountain Hardwear.Mountain Hardwear is known for its radical thinking within the outdoor apparel and gear industries, continually inventing (and re-inventing) the most functional and innovative gear available. We asked them how their latest development in fabric came to be.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.