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Minimus Down Jacket

Minimus Down Jacket
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This jacket is remarkable. I had no choice but to make it Best Buy. Minimus is amazing.
Judy Armstrong in TGO Magazine.

Minimus Down Jacket

Our classic lightweight down jacket. Widely used year-round for minimalist mountaineering and backpacking.
Typical Operating Temp:-5°C (23°F)
Weight:360g (13oz)
Price:£212.00

Available Options:

Size:
Outer Fabric:
Hood:

Features

  • Exceptional 900 fillpower European Goose Down
  • Lightweight M1 outer fabric
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Front closure: zip with internal baffle
  • 3 pockets: 2 lower pockets & 1 inside for security*****
  • Lycra on hem and cuffs
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 13 x 21cm*
  • Options:
    • Wind and water resistant Drishell outer fabric
    • Superlight MX Outer
    • Stud-on down-filled hood (hood fabric matches outer)

 

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

Description

Like all Minimus items this garment is designed strictly with weight and warmth in mind. Lightweight M1 fabric and exceptional 900 fillpower down produce an exceptionally warm and comfortable Jacket, and the construction and design details keep it lightweight. The pack size of the Minimus down jacket is so small that finding space for it is no problem. And on or off, you won't even register the weight.

Photo shows Minimus jacket with Drishell outer.

TGO magazine best buy


TGO Magazine
"Best Buy".

Technical

Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric (weight: 54 gsm)

Ripstop nylon with an ultralight coating: achieves total windblock, along with high breathability and superior water resistance. Superbly efficient for a very light overall fabric weight. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Lightweight M1 fabric (weight: 39 gsm)

Lightweight silky microfibre. This close-weave 20 denier fabric is fully downproof, but also light and flexible enough to allow the down full loft. A reliable performer that has been the basis for much of our lightweight gear for some time. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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.

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 fit over thermal underwear & fleece or light down clothing (e.g. Minimus Jacket); to cover thick down clothing, go up 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

TGO Magazine best buy

"This jacket is remarkable for its warmth, weight and comfort, especially given the add-on option of a hood: I had no choice but to make it Best Buy ... It felt significantly warmer than any other sub-400g jackets and with the optional stud-on, snug-fitting hood ... it'd be awesome. The weight is unbelievable, given that the test jacket features the heaviest, most water-resistant fabric option (Drishell) ... Minimus is amazing."
Judy Armstrong in TGO Magazine.

"I bought a Minimus jacket about 2 years ago. Tougher and warmer than it looks. I've used it in Scottish winter conditions, the haute route in summer and, at the moment am in Antarctica. Not sure how it works, but it's good!"
James Ditchfield.

"Today I have received the 2 Minimus Jackets that I ordered yesterday. What fantastic service. The jackets are amazing! Everything I hoped for and so much more!"
Mike Smith.

"I just wanted to congratulate PHD on the Minimus down jacket. I donned it on the summit of Mont Blanc, and it was so light I barely knew I was wearing it! We'd made good time for the summit so hung around for about half an hour, and I never felt cold. PHD gear really is the creme de la creme. Premium quality materials, beautifully constructed and yet exceptionally lightweight. I'll be purchasing more PHD products in future."
James Keen.

"The Minimus jacket you made at short notice for me (Sinai trip) was just the thing, easy to carry and totally snug both mountain and desert and the envy of the others. Many many thanks, thoroughly pleased customer speaks. No problems what to pack when I go next time."
Sandra Oakins.

"I received my brand spanking new Minimus this morning - it's fantastic, thank you so much. As always your kit is phenomenal and I'll continue to recommend you to friends and family."
J.M.

"The Drishell Minimus jacket and hood arrived today - and appears to be everything you promised. I just wish I had ordered a vest as well."
P.G.

"I am so pleased I am with the Minimus jacket that you made me. Last month I did the Gokyo trek in Nepal and found the jacket invaluable for some very cold evenings; and the climb of Gokyo-Ri at about -10C degrees. I just wore a couple of base layers under it and was very comfortable. It's kept me warm & cosy in some pretty extreme conditions."
C.F.

"The Minimus jacket ... is simply a superb piece of kit."
D.D.

"Thank you for the recent Minimus Jacket and Vest you sent so quickly - they are lovely items."
R.L.

"Talking of cold, did I mention my [Minimus] down jacket? I know I did - but it deserves another mention. How did I ever manage without a down jacket? And how does this one get to be so small (and I mean tiny) and yet so incredibly warm? I seriously would have been so much colder and so much more miserable without it - could be my best ever buy I think ... and that's quite an accolade!"
Trish.

"At 12.0 ounces, the PHD Minimus is the lightest jacket tested. It also is one of the ones with the highest loft per ounce of jacket weight. It has a generous fit and the best arm movement. The Minimus is an excellent choice for summer insulation. It is 2 to 4 ounces lighter than a synthetic fiber jacket (e.g. Puffball Pullover or Moonstone Cirrus) but at 3 inches of loft it has 3 to 3.5 times the loft of the synthetics ... Note: 0.25 inches of loft per ounce of jacket weight for the Minimus is a considerable achievement."
BackpackingLight review of lightweight down jackets.

"Thanks for the speedy delivery of my Minimus jacket. It is every bit as good as the product information said it was. A great product!!!!"
D.M.

"I have a Minimus jacket which is superb."
E.L.

"I found [my Minimus down jacket] ideal ... [for] trekking in the Cordilera Huayhuash/Blanca [Peruvian Andes]."
T.V.

"I just received a Minimus jacket ... it's brilliant."
T.M.

"My lovely Minimus jacket is here, and I'm a very happy bunny! It's comfy, a great fit, snug hood and lovely fabric. And soooo light, packs down teeny. I shall be a snug bunny in the Andes! Thanks for a lovely product and great service."
K.T.

"I've worn nothing but your Minimus jacket for years now as soon as late October hits here in up-state New York. It's still like new so thanks again for a wonderful product."
C.R., Warwick, USA.

"I purchased a Minimus jacket a couple of years ago and have been incredibly pleased with it, it's been a fantastic piece of kit and has kept me toasty :) Everyone I've met have commented on it (and a few girlfriends too have tried to steal it)."
D.H.

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the quick turn around of the custom Minimus jacket. It's a gorgeous piece of kit and the fit is superb. I haven't tried it in anger yet, but I just know from the look and feel of it that it will be exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again for a great product and the super quick delivery."
G.M.

"I have just received my Minimus jacket and I am really delighted with it. The fit is excellent. Thank you very much for the personal service you provided, it has made all the difference and I will certainly recommend your company to fellow trekkers."
C.F.

"The Minimus jacket, which was ordered for my daughter living through a Scottish winter, caused great disharmony within the family and associated skiing and climbing community in Chamonix-Mt Blanc, when she turned up at the end of January this year for the remainder of the winter season. It is a most coveted garment."
J.J.

"I am very satisfied with my Minimus jacket."
J.R., Norway.

"I would like another black Minimus down jacket -- my eldest daughter has coveted mine ever since I bought it. Thanks."
Kevin.

More...

Features

  • Exceptional 900 fillpower European Goose Down
  • Lightweight M1 outer fabric
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Front closure: zip with internal baffle
  • 3 pockets: 2 lower pockets & 1 inside for security*****
  • Lycra on hem and cuffs
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 13 x 21cm*
  • Options:
    • Wind and water resistant Drishell outer fabric
    • Superlight MX Outer
    • Stud-on down-filled hood (hood fabric matches outer)

 

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

Description

Like all Minimus items this garment is designed strictly with weight and warmth in mind. Lightweight M1 fabric and exceptional 900 fillpower down produce an exceptionally warm and comfortable Jacket, and the construction and design details keep it lightweight. The pack size of the Minimus down jacket is so small that finding space for it is no problem. And on or off, you won't even register the weight.

Photo shows Minimus jacket with Drishell outer.

TGO magazine best buy


TGO Magazine
"Best Buy".

Technical

Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric (weight: 54 gsm)

Ripstop nylon with an ultralight coating: achieves total windblock, along with high breathability and superior water resistance. Superbly efficient for a very light overall fabric weight. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Lightweight M1 fabric (weight: 39 gsm)

Lightweight silky microfibre. This close-weave 20 denier fabric is fully downproof, but also light and flexible enough to allow the down full loft. A reliable performer that has been the basis for much of our lightweight gear for some time. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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.

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 fit over thermal underwear & fleece or light down clothing (e.g. Minimus Jacket); to cover thick down clothing, go up 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

TGO Magazine best buy

"This jacket is remarkable for its warmth, weight and comfort, especially given the add-on option of a hood: I had no choice but to make it Best Buy ... It felt significantly warmer than any other sub-400g jackets and with the optional stud-on, snug-fitting hood ... it'd be awesome. The weight is unbelievable, given that the test jacket features the heaviest, most water-resistant fabric option (Drishell) ... Minimus is amazing."
Judy Armstrong in TGO Magazine.

"I bought a Minimus jacket about 2 years ago. Tougher and warmer than it looks. I've used it in Scottish winter conditions, the haute route in summer and, at the moment am in Antarctica. Not sure how it works, but it's good!"
James Ditchfield.

"Today I have received the 2 Minimus Jackets that I ordered yesterday. What fantastic service. The jackets are amazing! Everything I hoped for and so much more!"
Mike Smith.

"I just wanted to congratulate PHD on the Minimus down jacket. I donned it on the summit of Mont Blanc, and it was so light I barely knew I was wearing it! We'd made good time for the summit so hung around for about half an hour, and I never felt cold. PHD gear really is the creme de la creme. Premium quality materials, beautifully constructed and yet exceptionally lightweight. I'll be purchasing more PHD products in future."
James Keen.

"The Minimus jacket you made at short notice for me (Sinai trip) was just the thing, easy to carry and totally snug both mountain and desert and the envy of the others. Many many thanks, thoroughly pleased customer speaks. No problems what to pack when I go next time."
Sandra Oakins.

"I received my brand spanking new Minimus this morning - it's fantastic, thank you so much. As always your kit is phenomenal and I'll continue to recommend you to friends and family."
J.M.

"The Drishell Minimus jacket and hood arrived today - and appears to be everything you promised. I just wish I had ordered a vest as well."
P.G.

"I am so pleased I am with the Minimus jacket that you made me. Last month I did the Gokyo trek in Nepal and found the jacket invaluable for some very cold evenings; and the climb of Gokyo-Ri at about -10C degrees. I just wore a couple of base layers under it and was very comfortable. It's kept me warm & cosy in some pretty extreme conditions."
C.F.

"The Minimus jacket ... is simply a superb piece of kit."
D.D.

"Thank you for the recent Minimus Jacket and Vest you sent so quickly - they are lovely items."
R.L.

"Talking of cold, did I mention my [Minimus] down jacket? I know I did - but it deserves another mention. How did I ever manage without a down jacket? And how does this one get to be so small (and I mean tiny) and yet so incredibly warm? I seriously would have been so much colder and so much more miserable without it - could be my best ever buy I think ... and that's quite an accolade!"
Trish.

"At 12.0 ounces, the PHD Minimus is the lightest jacket tested. It also is one of the ones with the highest loft per ounce of jacket weight. It has a generous fit and the best arm movement. The Minimus is an excellent choice for summer insulation. It is 2 to 4 ounces lighter than a synthetic fiber jacket (e.g. Puffball Pullover or Moonstone Cirrus) but at 3 inches of loft it has 3 to 3.5 times the loft of the synthetics ... Note: 0.25 inches of loft per ounce of jacket weight for the Minimus is a considerable achievement."
BackpackingLight review of lightweight down jackets.

"Thanks for the speedy delivery of my Minimus jacket. It is every bit as good as the product information said it was. A great product!!!!"
D.M.

"I have a Minimus jacket which is superb."
E.L.

"I found [my Minimus down jacket] ideal ... [for] trekking in the Cordilera Huayhuash/Blanca [Peruvian Andes]."
T.V.

"I just received a Minimus jacket ... it's brilliant."
T.M.

"My lovely Minimus jacket is here, and I'm a very happy bunny! It's comfy, a great fit, snug hood and lovely fabric. And soooo light, packs down teeny. I shall be a snug bunny in the Andes! Thanks for a lovely product and great service."
K.T.

"I've worn nothing but your Minimus jacket for years now as soon as late October hits here in up-state New York. It's still like new so thanks again for a wonderful product."
C.R., Warwick, USA.

"I purchased a Minimus jacket a couple of years ago and have been incredibly pleased with it, it's been a fantastic piece of kit and has kept me toasty :) Everyone I've met have commented on it (and a few girlfriends too have tried to steal it)."
D.H.

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the quick turn around of the custom Minimus jacket. It's a gorgeous piece of kit and the fit is superb. I haven't tried it in anger yet, but I just know from the look and feel of it that it will be exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again for a great product and the super quick delivery."
G.M.

"I have just received my Minimus jacket and I am really delighted with it. The fit is excellent. Thank you very much for the personal service you provided, it has made all the difference and I will certainly recommend your company to fellow trekkers."
C.F.

"The Minimus jacket, which was ordered for my daughter living through a Scottish winter, caused great disharmony within the family and associated skiing and climbing community in Chamonix-Mt Blanc, when she turned up at the end of January this year for the remainder of the winter season. It is a most coveted garment."
J.J.

"I am very satisfied with my Minimus jacket."
J.R., Norway.

"I would like another black Minimus down jacket -- my eldest daughter has coveted mine ever since I bought it. Thanks."
Kevin.

More...

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