Cart Contents0

Yukon Down Jacket

Yukon Down Jacket
Yukon Down JacketYukon Jacket, blackCuff, drawcord, pocketYukon Down JacketYukon Down JacketYukon Down JacketYukon Down JacketYukon Down JacketYukon Down Jacket

Many thanks for the jacket that you supplied me for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. [It] performed perfectly in temperatures down to -35c.
Dr Stuart Gillet (wearing a prototype Yukon jacket).

Yukon Down Jacket

The Yukon's box-wall construction pushes its capabilities beyond other lightweight mountain down jackets.
Typical Operating Temp:-15°C (5°F)
Weight:440g (16oz)
Price:£287.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:

Features

  • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down
  • Wind & water resistant Drishell outer
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • Front zip with internal draft baffle
  • 2 zipped handwarmer pockets*****
  • Stud-on down hood with stretch lycra edging
  • Stretch hem cord
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stuff sac
  • Superlight MX inner
  • Pack size: 17 x 28cm*

 

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

Description

This lightweight down jacket was designed for the Yukon Ultra Race where competitors may be facing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F)*, but weight and space are at a premium. Now filled with our exceptional 950 down the Yukon Jacket is lighter than ever, but just as warm.

Weighing only 440gm (16oz) complete with hood, it has the superb fabric combination of water-resistant Drishell outer and superlightweight MX inner, but box wall construction and extra fill of 950 down boost its performance well beyond the rest of our Ultralight clothing. The handwarmer pockets are zipped to keep out blowing snow and there is a stretch drawcord in the hem.

This is not designed as a high mountain jacket like the Xero. But when the kit has to be ultralight and stitch-through jackets are just not warm enough, the Yukon can be the ideal choice.

*Note Temperature rating. Race competitors balance comfort against weight by a different scale to most other people. The Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) is the NORMAL rating for this jacket, while -30°C is the racers' rating.

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

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

"Many thanks for the jacket that you supplied me for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. [It] performed perfectly in temperatures down to -35c. The light weight and small size was also a huge help and helped me gain second place in the race. I ... am now the second fastest person over the course and the fastest European."
Dr Stuart Gillet (wearing a prototype Yukon jacket).

"Without PHD kit I would have been toast."
Jacob Hastrup 2nd place in Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile race.

"I used a Yukon down jacket with Gore-tex outer on the expedition. It packs down small (half the size of my previous jacket), it's great for early starts and when the snow starts falling."
Dominic Southgate - Imperial College Reru Valley Expedition (Zanskar Himalaya, India).

"I was leading really thrutching pitches in the dark late at night and was sure I would have ripped it to shreds, but not a scratch."
Jon Griffith on his one day ascent of the Bonatti Vaucher on the Jorasses north face using a PHD Yukon Down Jacket in Drishell fabric.

"For more serious winter outings I use PHD's Yukon Down Jackets. PHD make the best lightweight kit on the market. I just wouldn't go Munro bagging in winter without mine. It's fab."
Phil Newby.

"Ben was impressed with the Yukon Jacket I bought for him. In fact, we ended up fighting over it on more than one occasion! Again, simplicity of design, total warmth, amazing lightness and quality of manufacture was what made it stand out from the rest."
James Garrett.

"Thank you for the Yukon jacket! It fits super, is warm and nicely made."
Mark van Onna.

"Just wanted to thank you for the prompt delivery of my Yukon down jacket. It is fantastic and I have worn it constantly since it arrived."
Lise Cooper.

More...

Features

  • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down
  • Wind & water resistant Drishell outer
  • Superlight MX inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • Front zip with internal draft baffle
  • 2 zipped handwarmer pockets*****
  • Stud-on down hood with stretch lycra edging
  • Stretch hem cord
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stuff sac
  • Superlight MX inner
  • Pack size: 17 x 28cm*

 

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

Description

This lightweight down jacket was designed for the Yukon Ultra Race where competitors may be facing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F)*, but weight and space are at a premium. Now filled with our exceptional 950 down the Yukon Jacket is lighter than ever, but just as warm.

Weighing only 440gm (16oz) complete with hood, it has the superb fabric combination of water-resistant Drishell outer and superlightweight MX inner, but box wall construction and extra fill of 950 down boost its performance well beyond the rest of our Ultralight clothing. The handwarmer pockets are zipped to keep out blowing snow and there is a stretch drawcord in the hem.

This is not designed as a high mountain jacket like the Xero. But when the kit has to be ultralight and stitch-through jackets are just not warm enough, the Yukon can be the ideal choice.

*Note Temperature rating. Race competitors balance comfort against weight by a different scale to most other people. The Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) is the NORMAL rating for this jacket, while -30°C is the racers' rating.

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

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

"Many thanks for the jacket that you supplied me for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. [It] performed perfectly in temperatures down to -35c. The light weight and small size was also a huge help and helped me gain second place in the race. I ... am now the second fastest person over the course and the fastest European."
Dr Stuart Gillet (wearing a prototype Yukon jacket).

"Without PHD kit I would have been toast."
Jacob Hastrup 2nd place in Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile race.

"I used a Yukon down jacket with Gore-tex outer on the expedition. It packs down small (half the size of my previous jacket), it's great for early starts and when the snow starts falling."
Dominic Southgate - Imperial College Reru Valley Expedition (Zanskar Himalaya, India).

"I was leading really thrutching pitches in the dark late at night and was sure I would have ripped it to shreds, but not a scratch."
Jon Griffith on his one day ascent of the Bonatti Vaucher on the Jorasses north face using a PHD Yukon Down Jacket in Drishell fabric.

"For more serious winter outings I use PHD's Yukon Down Jackets. PHD make the best lightweight kit on the market. I just wouldn't go Munro bagging in winter without mine. It's fab."
Phil Newby.

"Ben was impressed with the Yukon Jacket I bought for him. In fact, we ended up fighting over it on more than one occasion! Again, simplicity of design, total warmth, amazing lightness and quality of manufacture was what made it stand out from the rest."
James Garrett.

"Thank you for the Yukon jacket! It fits super, is warm and nicely made."
Mark van Onna.

"Just wanted to thank you for the prompt delivery of my Yukon down jacket. It is fantastic and I have worn it constantly since it arrived."
Lise Cooper.

More...

Related Products

Yukon Down Jacket: K Series
'K Series' version of our box-wall, lightweight mountain down jacket. Warmth to weight at the limit of possibilities via design innovation and unique materials.
from £333.00
345g
-15°C
Minimus Down Trousers
Lightweight down trousers. Widely used year-round for minimalist mountaineering and backpacking.
from £177.00
230g
-5°C
Minimus Down Socks
Unbelievably light down-filled sock for warm feet in cold tents.
from £79.00
90g
N/A
Mera Down Mitts
Simple down-filled mitts, incredibly warm for their weight.
from £92.00
96g
N/A
Alpine Ultra Down Jacket
A climbers' down jacket at the limits of lightness. Even with chest pockets and the optional helmet-sized hood, it's lighter, warmer and packs smaller than fleece.
from £263.00
330g
-10°C
Hispar 500 Down Sleeping Bag
Mountain lightweight for cold conditions. Ideal for fast ascents and quick travel.
from £483.00
915g
-15°C
Hispar Half Bag
Our expedition half bag (pied d'elephant) to insulate legs and feet. Combine with expedition down clothing. Lightweight option at high altitude.
from £217.00
350g
-15°C
Delta 550 Down Sleeping Bag
Very light, packable bag. Neck length for lightness in big mountains. Combine with down clothing for even lower temperatures.
from £326.00
840g
-17°C