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Icefall Down Jacket

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Thank you for the Icefall Jacket. I am very pleased with the warmth it provides and with the quality of the materials and workmanship. I am confident that it will provide me with many, many years of use. J.C.

Icefall Down Jacket

Film crew & photographers' down jacket with a fully taped waterproof shell to handle the worst of the mountain weather.
Typical Operating Temp:-15°C (5°F)
Weight:750g (26oz)
Price:£498.00

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Colour:

Features

  • Outer fabric: waterproof, breathable HS2 (with fully taped seams)
  • Inner fabric: ultralight MX
  • Superb 900 fillpower European goose down
  • Front closure - 2 way zip
  • 4 pockets:
    • 2 zipped outer pockets (fleece lined)
    • 1 map pocket under the storm baffle
    • 1 inside security pocket
  • Shock-cord hem
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stitch-through seams
  • Detachable hood
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 17 x 28cm† 

 

† Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the jacket to the tightest minimum.

Description

An old favourite with film crew and photographers the practical design of this down jacket offers real warmth when standing around in the cold, whether at work or on holiday, while the fully waterproof taped outer shell sheds everything from heavy rain to biting wind.

Now the the Icefall Jacket has had an upgrade with our superlight HS2 waterproof fabric (fully taped), making it lighter and more packable, and is filled with superb 900 fillpower down.

With a temperate rating of -15°C and weighing just 750g (in size medium), this is a go-anywhere lightweight jacket with real capability in harsh weather.

The detachable hood adds versatility, whilst the map pocket, hand-warmer pockets and shock-cord hem are designed to keep the worst of the weather out.

The Icefall Jacket: the photographer’s friend

When we work out the Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) of a jacket, we assume that it’s being worn for low to moderate levels of activity, with maybe some short static periods. When you’re standing around for hours though, waiting for the perfect shot, the effects of the cold and the wet can feel so much worse! We’re often approached by film crews and photographers who are all too aware of this phenomenon, and need a solid, reliable jacket for being out in the sort of weather that sees everyone else heading for home.

Robust, waterproof fabric – and pockets big enough for field guides and video scripts – made our classic Icefall Jacket very attractive, with companies such as the world renowned Arriflex choosing it to outfit their crews. And now we’ve upgraded it to make it even more camera-crew friendly.

The sharp sound of opening velcro isn’t ideal when you’re photographing wildlife – and it won’t make you very popular on location either – so we’ve done away with it and made the Icefall with poppers. And, although the fully taped, waterproof and breathable HS2 shell has proved tough enough for outfitting Mountain Rescue Teams, it’s still light and soft-handling enough to prevent unwanted rustling. All that houses a filling of our superb 900 fill-power down, giving the Icefall a TOT of -15°C.

So, while it may have been designed it with film-crews in mind, it’s actually a very versatile all-rounder. Tough, warm, waterproof, well-featured but nevertheless weighing only 750g: a real go-anywhere jacket for anyone spending time in the cold.

Technical

Superlight MX fabric (weight: 32 gsm)

A mini-ripstop nylon with excellent tear strength, MX is the pick of the superfine 15 denier downproof materials. We have tested lighter fabrics, but most have had significant drawbacks, while our confidence in MX is based on several years of extensive use in both our ultralight and our high mountain gear. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

900 Fillpower Down

European goose down of very high quality. A truly excellent down with large clusters, consistent quality and lively long-term performance. More on our down insulation.

Waterproof HS2 outer fabric (weight: 88 gsm)

HS2 is PHD's high-spec 2-layer ripstop for waterproof outers on our down. It is light enough to be the optional taped shell on our sleeping bags and tough enough for expedition use in our Omega clothing. HS2 is completely waterproof (when the seams are taped) and offers excellent breathability. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone and Inside Leg from crutch to ankle bone. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"Thank you for the Icefall Jacket. I am very pleased with the warmth it provides and with the quality of the materials and workmanship. I am confident that it will provide me with many, many years of use."
J.C.

"Just want to say thanks for the excellent Icefall down jacket that you recently provided for my trip to Canada this winter. I'm not a professional mountaineer or polar explorer like many of your other clients, but I do appreciate the value of good quality outdoor gear and your company was highly recommended by a friend. So far I've used it for everything (with appropriate layering) from winter hiking and ice fishing in Manitoba at -25C plus windchill to just waiting for the streetcar in the freezing rain and wind at 0C in Toronto, and it's done every job just fine. I guess it's not as warm as the big boxwall models that you also make, nor is it superlight, but as a tough and versatile all-round down jacket for all sorts of outdoor activities in very cold rather than extreme or very specialised conditions, I would highly recommend it. Going to need a new sleeping bag soon so will definitely purchase more of your gear in the near future."
E.W., Canada

Features

  • Outer fabric: waterproof, breathable HS2 (with fully taped seams)
  • Inner fabric: ultralight MX
  • Superb 900 fillpower European goose down
  • Front closure - 2 way zip
  • 4 pockets:
    • 2 zipped outer pockets (fleece lined)
    • 1 map pocket under the storm baffle
    • 1 inside security pocket
  • Shock-cord hem
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stitch-through seams
  • Detachable hood
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 17 x 28cm† 

 

† Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the jacket to the tightest minimum.

Description

An old favourite with film crew and photographers the practical design of this down jacket offers real warmth when standing around in the cold, whether at work or on holiday, while the fully waterproof taped outer shell sheds everything from heavy rain to biting wind.

Now the the Icefall Jacket has had an upgrade with our superlight HS2 waterproof fabric (fully taped), making it lighter and more packable, and is filled with superb 900 fillpower down.

With a temperate rating of -15°C and weighing just 750g (in size medium), this is a go-anywhere lightweight jacket with real capability in harsh weather.

The detachable hood adds versatility, whilst the map pocket, hand-warmer pockets and shock-cord hem are designed to keep the worst of the weather out.

The Icefall Jacket: the photographer’s friend

When we work out the Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) of a jacket, we assume that it’s being worn for low to moderate levels of activity, with maybe some short static periods. When you’re standing around for hours though, waiting for the perfect shot, the effects of the cold and the wet can feel so much worse! We’re often approached by film crews and photographers who are all too aware of this phenomenon, and need a solid, reliable jacket for being out in the sort of weather that sees everyone else heading for home.

Robust, waterproof fabric – and pockets big enough for field guides and video scripts – made our classic Icefall Jacket very attractive, with companies such as the world renowned Arriflex choosing it to outfit their crews. And now we’ve upgraded it to make it even more camera-crew friendly.

The sharp sound of opening velcro isn’t ideal when you’re photographing wildlife – and it won’t make you very popular on location either – so we’ve done away with it and made the Icefall with poppers. And, although the fully taped, waterproof and breathable HS2 shell has proved tough enough for outfitting Mountain Rescue Teams, it’s still light and soft-handling enough to prevent unwanted rustling. All that houses a filling of our superb 900 fill-power down, giving the Icefall a TOT of -15°C.

So, while it may have been designed it with film-crews in mind, it’s actually a very versatile all-rounder. Tough, warm, waterproof, well-featured but nevertheless weighing only 750g: a real go-anywhere jacket for anyone spending time in the cold.

Technical

Superlight MX fabric (weight: 32 gsm)

A mini-ripstop nylon with excellent tear strength, MX is the pick of the superfine 15 denier downproof materials. We have tested lighter fabrics, but most have had significant drawbacks, while our confidence in MX is based on several years of extensive use in both our ultralight and our high mountain gear. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

900 Fillpower Down

European goose down of very high quality. A truly excellent down with large clusters, consistent quality and lively long-term performance. More on our down insulation.

Waterproof HS2 outer fabric (weight: 88 gsm)

HS2 is PHD's high-spec 2-layer ripstop for waterproof outers on our down. It is light enough to be the optional taped shell on our sleeping bags and tough enough for expedition use in our Omega clothing. HS2 is completely waterproof (when the seams are taped) and offers excellent breathability. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone and Inside Leg from crutch to ankle bone. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"Thank you for the Icefall Jacket. I am very pleased with the warmth it provides and with the quality of the materials and workmanship. I am confident that it will provide me with many, many years of use."
J.C.

"Just want to say thanks for the excellent Icefall down jacket that you recently provided for my trip to Canada this winter. I'm not a professional mountaineer or polar explorer like many of your other clients, but I do appreciate the value of good quality outdoor gear and your company was highly recommended by a friend. So far I've used it for everything (with appropriate layering) from winter hiking and ice fishing in Manitoba at -25C plus windchill to just waiting for the streetcar in the freezing rain and wind at 0C in Toronto, and it's done every job just fine. I guess it's not as warm as the big boxwall models that you also make, nor is it superlight, but as a tough and versatile all-round down jacket for all sorts of outdoor activities in very cold rather than extreme or very specialised conditions, I would highly recommend it. Going to need a new sleeping bag soon so will definitely purchase more of your gear in the near future."
E.W., Canada

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