Zeta Belay Jacket
|Typical Operating Temperature:||-10°C (14°F)|
|Colour:||Royal Blue & Gold|
The Zeta is a technical product for today's climbing style. A synthetic-filled jacket for belays and bivouacs from Scotland to Patagonia's big walls. At its best when the weather's dumping its worst on you. Wide cut and user-friendly like the Delta Belay jacket, and with many of the Belay's special features.
The Thinsulate fill is soft and compressible and offers as good warmth-to-weight performance as you can get in a synthetic. Drishell outer with Tempest reinforced shoulders. Shoulder seams taped for extra protection. Read our technical briefing on down vs synthetic insulation.
Please note: this jacket is designed and sized to be worn over top / outer layers. It provides additional warmth on cold belays and, typically, is swapped between climbers at pitch change-overs.
As used by Ian Parnell and Andy Kirkpatrick.
- Front closure: short zip + baffle with wide easy-hit Velcro
- 5 pockets:
- 2 chest fleece-lined: vertical zips
- 1 inside
- 2 zipped lower handwarmers
- Tempest reinforced shoulders
- Shoulder seams taped
- Reflector tape on front and back for night location
- Cuffs: simple velcro closure
- Clipping loop to secure jacket at changeovers
- Beard flap
- Stuff sac
- Pack size: 20 x 34cm
- Double exit hem cord
- Wind and water resistant Drishell outer
- Hood: large for helmet with size adjuster. Zip-on
"Perhaps the best belay jacket on the market . . . close to perfect in weight, bulk and features . . . a lot of top climbers bought the jacket, even though many were sponsored by other companies." Andy Kirkpatrick.
"I must say what a great bit of kit it is too, either inside or over the top of my wind suit while waiting on the belay (as we did for one session of 2 hours at 5700m+) it proved to be a winner every time - I'd recommend it any time." Paul Collin (attempt on Chek-igo, Nepal)
"I ordered a . . . Zeta Belay Jacket off you guys middle of last year. I used [it] on Cho Oyu and [it] worked fantastically. . . I did put the gear through a thorough test and am totally happy with the way [it] performed." Ben Kane, Guide, Field Touring Alpine
"My Mt. Rainier climb was a great success and your jacket was perfect."John J. Fernandez
"I have used PHD clothing in the Alps and Caucasus and I have grown to trust the performance and the quality that they offer. The Zeta belay jacket especially has been a life saver a couple of times!" Robert Gatt, team member Challenge 8000
"My Zeta Belay Jacket is great insurance for damp times on the Polar ice." Adrian McCallum, Scott Polar Research Institute
"A brilliant jacket" Nick R.
"I couldn't think of a better jacket for Scottish Winter, avoid the worry over down getting wet and get a synthetic like this. It has obviously had lots of thought into the design as everything seems to be perfectly suited to climbing." Steve Sharland on Outdoorsmagic Forum.
"I have a PHD Zeta. I like it. It seems to have all the right things in all the right places, and it's jolly cosy. I like the handwarmer pockets". M.W.
"My first PHD product and i'm extremely impressed, just throw it on at stance or when stopped on the hill, over everything wet or dry. Great. Has a rugged feel to it compared to down which i always find very fragile." J.M.