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Minimus Down Jacket: K Series

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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: K Series

An update to our classic year-round lightweight down jacket: just as warm as ever, but more fully-featured and now even lighter.
Typical Operating Temp:-5°C (23°F)
Weight:300g (11oz)
Price:£299.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:
Hood:

Features

  • Redesigned for 2016
  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth/weight performance
  • Unique 1000 fillpower European goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric
  • Superlight 10X inner fabric
  • Elasticated side panels for closer fit
  • 4 Pockets:
    • 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets
    • 1 zipped patch pocket on the chest
    • 1 zipped inner security pocket
  • Stitch-through construction for maximum weight saving*****
  • Front closure: Zipped with internal baffle
  • Drop tail hem
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac supplied, 13 X 21cm**
  • Options:
    • Colours: Charcoal, Red, Burnt Orange, Green
    • Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Stud on hood with Lycra edging: Adds 35grms +£35.00

 

*Giving a 20% discount in July to customers who have qualified for our loyalty scheme.

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

Description

Our renowned Minimus jacket has been updated. At first glance, the most obvious change is the pockets: it now has zipped handwarmer pockets and a zipped quick-access chest pocket for your camera or smartphone.

Look closer though and you’ll also find elasticated side-panels, which pull it in for a closer, warmer fit.

Despite these extra features, we’ve made it significantly lighter, and that’s thanks to the most significant change of all: it’s now made in Ultrashell, our lightest water-resistant fabric, and filled with unique 1000 fillpower down.

Lower weight, even more practical, still an exceptionally warm and comfortable top.

TGO magazine best buy


TGO Magazine
"Best Buy".

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. 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 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

Reviews are for previous version, which was 24% heavier

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... 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 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.

"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 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

  • Redesigned for 2016
  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth/weight performance
  • Unique 1000 fillpower European goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric
  • Superlight 10X inner fabric
  • Elasticated side panels for closer fit
  • 4 Pockets:
    • 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets
    • 1 zipped patch pocket on the chest
    • 1 zipped inner security pocket
  • Stitch-through construction for maximum weight saving*****
  • Front closure: Zipped with internal baffle
  • Drop tail hem
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac supplied, 13 X 21cm**
  • Options:
    • Colours: Charcoal, Red, Burnt Orange, Green
    • Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Stud on hood with Lycra edging: Adds 35grms +£35.00

 

*Giving a 20% discount in July to customers who have qualified for our loyalty scheme.

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

Description

Our renowned Minimus jacket has been updated. At first glance, the most obvious change is the pockets: it now has zipped handwarmer pockets and a zipped quick-access chest pocket for your camera or smartphone.

Look closer though and you’ll also find elasticated side-panels, which pull it in for a closer, warmer fit.

Despite these extra features, we’ve made it significantly lighter, and that’s thanks to the most significant change of all: it’s now made in Ultrashell, our lightest water-resistant fabric, and filled with unique 1000 fillpower down.

Lower weight, even more practical, still an exceptionally warm and comfortable top.

TGO magazine best buy


TGO Magazine
"Best Buy".

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. 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 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

Reviews are for previous version, which was 24% heavier

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... 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 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.

"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 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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