PHD Mountain Software

Hispar Down Jacket

Down Quality: 900
Outer Fabric: Drishell
Weight: 700g (24.5oz)
Typical Operating Temperature: -25°C (-13°F)
Colour: Gold/Black or All Black
Construction: Box-wall throughout
Hispar Down Jacket
Hispar Down Jacket

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The Hispar is a truly lightweight down jacket for high mountain use. The push to take increasingly light gear on every kind of route can mean that those difficult decisions between weight and warmth become even more awkward. The Hispar is intended to make them a little easier. As warm as our Mustagh Jacket, the Hispar is more than 300gm (or 10oz) lighter.

"My Hispar jacket arrived this morning . . . it's brilliant thanks and I'm delighted with it."
Rowan Huntley

To achieve the finished weight the design has been stripped down to the essentials for a high mountain jacket -- box walls, chest pockets above harness level, an internal water-bottle pocket, and a large peaked hood. The inner fabric is superlight MX: the outer is all Drishell.

The switch to 900 down has allowed us to reduce the total weight to 700gm (24.5oz) while maintaining the jacket's high mountain performance.

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  • Front closure:
    • 2 way zip
    • Outer zip baffle with intermittent Velcro + 3/4 length internal baffle
  • Pockets:
    • 2 chest pockets
    • 1 inside
  • Hood:
    • Box walled
    • Elastic face cord
    • Peak
    • Volume reducer
    • Zip on
  • Black inner for quick drying
  • Elasticated hem with double-exit shock cord
  • Adjustable Velcro cuff closure
  • Elasticated inner back for fit
  • Fleece lined collar
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 20 x 34cm*

*Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the jacket to the tightest minimum. What air is left in the packed item will easily be compressed out of it, if you are squashing it into a small space in your rucksack. Tiny stuff sacs look impressive: but unless you are a sac-wrestling fan, fighting the gear into them day after day can be an unnecessary chore.

"For warmth the Hispar Jacket is the lightest I've used" Tom Richardson in Climb Magazine

"The Hispar is a totally amazing jacket. Really surprised by the warmth it offers. Amazing warmth to weight. Used it on 3 Aconcagua expeditions this season and it was just ideal." Ben Kane, Guide, Field Touring Alpine.

"It came up the Moonflower with me and I bivied in about -20 degrees C in just the Hispar down jacket and a superlightweight bothy bag and that was fine. The kit is incredibly efficient weight vs warmth. The 900 down that you use is just insane for lofting power." Jonathan Griffith using the Hispar Jacket on the Moonflower Buttress in Alaska, USA.

"The Hispar Jacket and Hispar Sleeping 400 Bag arrived in California yesterday. I'm over the moon to say the least. The build quality is excellent. Consider me a totally satisfied customer, please pass my thanks on to the team." Rory Abbott

"The Hispar jacket has kept me warm in minus 30 C with a warm sweater and thick wool underwear, even when standing still for hours icefishing. So I am very happy with it." Jeanette Lykkegard Nielsen using the Hispar Jacket studying reindeer headers on the Kamchatka peninsula, Siberia.

"The Hispar more than lived up to the sky high expectations and has delivered time and again. I've only worn it in minus 15C so far but even with just a base layer underneath I needed to have the zip halfway down to avoid meltdown! It is a wonderful piece of kit and is worth every penny." Marcus P.

"My new Hispar jacket arrived this morning . . . it's brilliant thanks and I'm delighted with it." Rowan Huntley

"great down jacket from the English expert for down clothing, PHD"

"Many thanks for rushing the Hispar down jacket through. I certainly needed it. The weather on Ama Dablam was settled but cold and I would have been stuffed if it wasn't for the jacket." Tim Ralph

"Thank you for the fantastic equipment. Everything (including the Hispar Down Jacket) was above and beyond what was required and fended off the elements perfectl" Graham B, on a trip to Aconcagua.