PHD Mountain Software

Yukon Down Jacket

Down Quality: 900
Outer Fabric: Wind & water resistant Drishel
Weight: 450g (16oz)
Typical Operating Temperature: -15°C (5°F)
Colour: Red, blue or black
Construction: Box-wall throughout
Yukon Jacket, red
Yukon Jacket, red

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Now with 900 Down

This lightweight down jacket was designed for the Yukon Ultra Race where competitors may be facing temperatures down to -30C (-22F)*, but weight and space are at a premium. Now filled with our exceptional 900 down the Yukon Jacket is lighter than ever, but just as warm.

"Performed perfectly in tempertures down to -35c. The light weight and small size was also a huge help and helped me gain second place in the [Yukon Arctic Ultra]."
Dr Stuart Gillet

Weighing only 450gm (16oz) complete with hood, it has the superb fabric combination of water-resistant Drishell outer and superlightweightMX inner, but box wall construction and extra fill of 900 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 Mustagh or 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 30C is the racers' rating.

  • 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. 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 rucsace. Tiny stuff sacs look impressive: but unless you are a sac-wrestling fan, fighting the gear into them day after day can be an unncecessary chore.

"Many thanks for the jacket that you supplied me for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. [It] performed perfectly in tempertures 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 Nielsen 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)

"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