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Hispar Down Jacket

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

Hispar Down Jacket

A high-altitude mountaineering jacket that's incredibly light for its capabilities. Packs down amazingly small too.
Typical Operating Temp:-25°C (-13°F)
Weight:710g (25oz)
Price:£468.00

Available Options:

Size:
Outer Fabric:

Features

  • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down
  • Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • 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.

Description

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.

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 water-resistant Drishell.

The use of rare 950 fillpower down allows this jacket to weigh in at 710gm (25oz) while delivering remarkable high mountain performance.

Photo of Jonathan Griffith © William Sim

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.

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.

950 Fillpower Down

A newcomer to our range. European goose of rare quality. A high value alternative at the top levels of 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

"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 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."
Racelite.com

"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 perfectly."
Graham B., on a trip to Aconcagua.

Features

  • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down
  • Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • 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.

Description

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.

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 water-resistant Drishell.

The use of rare 950 fillpower down allows this jacket to weigh in at 710gm (25oz) while delivering remarkable high mountain performance.

Photo of Jonathan Griffith © William Sim

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.

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.

950 Fillpower Down

A newcomer to our range. European goose of rare quality. A high value alternative at the top levels of 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

"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 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."
Racelite.com

"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 perfectly."
Graham B., on a trip to Aconcagua.

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