Hispar Down Suit
|Outer Fabric:||Drishell and HS2|
|Typical Operating Temperature:||-25°C (-13°F)|
|Colour:||Gold or Red with black contrast|
Warm and exceptionally light
Full Down Suits are normally chosen for protection, not lightness. The Hispar Suit offers both at a high level. Warm enough for quick ascents on Himalayan peaks up to 7000m, but a light pack item on the lower slopes at just 1200grms.
Performance like this can only be achieved with our 900 down and our ultralight fabrics, Drishell and MX.
Full Expedition Specification
This suit is in line with the current trends towards lighter and lighter gear, even on big mountains. Yet it comes with full expedition specification with 6 pockets above harness level, a generous helmet hood, and a rainbow toilet system.
And those who want to save even more weight have a valuable new option now: take a lighter sleeping bag than usual* and use the Hispar suit inside.
*Note: The Hispar suit is less bulky than our other down suits, but the sleeping bag still needs to be roomy enough to fit over it: we recommend one of our wider sleeping bags for this purpose.
- Outer fabric: Gold or Red Drishell with Black HS2 reinforcement.
- Inner fabric: MX. Black for quick drying.
- Front closure: 2 way zip covered by double baffle and Velcro.
- Short side zips (ankle to knee) protected by outer & inner baffles.
- 6 pockets:
- 2 cargo pockets.
- 2 hand warmer pockets.
- 2 inner water bottle pockets with elasticated top entry.
- Large size with rear volume reducer.
- Elastic face cord with cord ends channels.
- Sewn on with adjustable front Velcro closure.
- Wired peak.
- Arms and Knees articulated.
- Arms, Knees and Bum reinforced with HS2.
- Rainbow seat zip for toilet access.
- Elasticated inner back for snug fit and adjustable outer waist cord for correct fit.
- Warm stretchfleece cuffs.
- Reflector tape on pockets and back of hood for night searches.
- Crampon patches from Knee to ankle.
- Stuff sac.
- Pack size: 25 x 44cm.
- Zip on hood.
- Up and under zip for toilet access.
- Colour option, Red with Black contrast.
Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the item 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.
"This is a very special suit. I lived in this suit for five continuous days on my Lhtose expedition (where I became the first British woman to summit more than four 8000m peaks). I was so happy with it, no problem accessing anything!" Adele Pennington