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Rondoy Down Jacket: K Series

Rondoy Down Jacket: K Series - in green Ultrashell fabric
Rondoy Down Jacket: K Series - in green Ultrashell fabricRondoy Down Jacket: K Series - rear viewRondoy Down Jacket: K Series - cuff detailBlue Ultrashell fabric.Rear view showing clip loop for securing, adjustable helmet-sized hood with volume reducer, reflect tape, and elasticated backPurple Ultrashell fabric.Charcoal Ultrashell fabric.In Burnt Orange Ultrashell fabricRed Ultrashell fabric.

The jackets were incredibly warm and light.
Jonathan Phillips, Imperial College, Obra Valley Expedition (GARHWAL HIMALAYA, INDIA).

Rondoy Down Jacket: K Series

'K Series' version of our lightweight mountaineers' & trekkers' jacket. Box wall construction allows our unique 1000 fillpower down to loft fully. Warmth to weight at the limit of possibilities.
Typical Operating Temp:-20°C (-4°F)
Weight:500g (18oz)
Price:£538.00

Available Options:

Size:
Outer Fabric:

Features

  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth-weight ratio
  • Down quality: Unique 1000 fill-power down
  • Outer fabric: Ultrashell - our lightest-ever water-resistant fabric. 100% windproof.
  • Inner fabric: Superlight 10X
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • Pockets:
    • 2 waist level hand warmer pockets
    • 1 zipped chest pocket
    • 1 large zipped internal security pocket*****
  • Full-length two way zip protected by storm baffle
  • Internal draft baffle and beard guard behind zip
  • Elasticated inner back for snug fit
  • Adjustable velcro cuff tabs
  • Zip-off helmet hood with cord adjustment and volume reducer
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Elasticatd adjustable draw-cord hem
  • Clip loop for securing
  • Reflective tape (for night location) on chest and on the clip loop
  • Stuff Sac
  • Packed Size: 17 x 28cm*
  • Options: Blue, Green, Purple, Red and Charcoal colours

 

*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 K Series product has been created for one single reason, to take warmth-for-weight performance to the limit of what's possible. Unique 1000 down, super-light materials, and specific design features mean that the word Ultralight now applies to this wide range of gear that will take you to the Poles as well as on a Sahara Marathon. More on the K Series...

In the K Series the original Rondoy has been transformed into a streamlined big mountain jacket weighing less than 500gm. 1000 down ensures the -20°C rating, the Ultrashell outer is proof against wind and damp, and the soft 10X inner adds a touch of comfort.

Two hand-warmer pockets at the waist, one chest pocket for stashing and quick access to your camera, a helmet compatible hood, and adjustable Velcro cuffs make this an exceptionally high-specification mountaineering Jacket.

The result is a superb lightweight you can take into big mountains with confidence (and a light pack).

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. 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 go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down 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

"Exceptional warmth to weight ratio. Fantastically rugged for the light weight. The down stays where it's supposed to, it lofts up quickly and after a 6 week expedition it still looks brand new despite rough ledge bivis and daily wear (no tear!)."
With Simon Smith on 6 week trip first ascending around the Tasilaq ford, East Greenland. Read Simon's full test report.

"Tweaked for this year with two waist-level hand-warmer pockets making it a little more versatile than it's harness-friendly predecessor. Good news for high altitude trekkers taking in the night sky from outside the tea house we reckon. There's also a new two-way main zip to allow for easier use with a climbing harness."
OutdoorsMagic Review

"I would like to thank all the great people at PHD who make this great jacket. Earlier this year I bought this jacket and used it last month in Nepal for an expedition. I reached the summit of Mera Peak 6461 meters and was comfortably warm with this jacket. Thanks again for the great work."
Denis Put

Comment below relates to the standard Rondoy jacket, which is 125g heavier

"The jackets were incredibly warm and light, equally suited to ensure we were warm when climbing and even when static, melting snow, in the advance camps."
Jonathan Phillips, Imperial College, Obra Valley Expedition (GARHWAL HIMALAYA, INDIA).

Features

  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth-weight ratio
  • Down quality: Unique 1000 fill-power down
  • Outer fabric: Ultrashell - our lightest-ever water-resistant fabric. 100% windproof.
  • Inner fabric: Superlight 10X
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • Pockets:
    • 2 waist level hand warmer pockets
    • 1 zipped chest pocket
    • 1 large zipped internal security pocket*****
  • Full-length two way zip protected by storm baffle
  • Internal draft baffle and beard guard behind zip
  • Elasticated inner back for snug fit
  • Adjustable velcro cuff tabs
  • Zip-off helmet hood with cord adjustment and volume reducer
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Elasticatd adjustable draw-cord hem
  • Clip loop for securing
  • Reflective tape (for night location) on chest and on the clip loop
  • Stuff Sac
  • Packed Size: 17 x 28cm*
  • Options: Blue, Green, Purple, Red and Charcoal colours

 

*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 K Series product has been created for one single reason, to take warmth-for-weight performance to the limit of what's possible. Unique 1000 down, super-light materials, and specific design features mean that the word Ultralight now applies to this wide range of gear that will take you to the Poles as well as on a Sahara Marathon. More on the K Series...

In the K Series the original Rondoy has been transformed into a streamlined big mountain jacket weighing less than 500gm. 1000 down ensures the -20°C rating, the Ultrashell outer is proof against wind and damp, and the soft 10X inner adds a touch of comfort.

Two hand-warmer pockets at the waist, one chest pocket for stashing and quick access to your camera, a helmet compatible hood, and adjustable Velcro cuffs make this an exceptionally high-specification mountaineering Jacket.

The result is a superb lightweight you can take into big mountains with confidence (and a light pack).

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. 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 go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down 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

"Exceptional warmth to weight ratio. Fantastically rugged for the light weight. The down stays where it's supposed to, it lofts up quickly and after a 6 week expedition it still looks brand new despite rough ledge bivis and daily wear (no tear!)."
With Simon Smith on 6 week trip first ascending around the Tasilaq ford, East Greenland. Read Simon's full test report.

"Tweaked for this year with two waist-level hand-warmer pockets making it a little more versatile than it's harness-friendly predecessor. Good news for high altitude trekkers taking in the night sky from outside the tea house we reckon. There's also a new two-way main zip to allow for easier use with a climbing harness."
OutdoorsMagic Review

"I would like to thank all the great people at PHD who make this great jacket. Earlier this year I bought this jacket and used it last month in Nepal for an expedition. I reached the summit of Mera Peak 6461 meters and was comfortably warm with this jacket. Thanks again for the great work."
Denis Put

Comment below relates to the standard Rondoy jacket, which is 125g heavier

"The jackets were incredibly warm and light, equally suited to ensure we were warm when climbing and even when static, melting snow, in the advance camps."
Jonathan Phillips, Imperial College, Obra Valley Expedition (GARHWAL HIMALAYA, INDIA).

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