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WaferLite Down Shirt: 'K Series'

WaferLite Down Shirt
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Incredibly warm for its weight. Packs down extremely small.
Trek & Mountain Magazine.

WaferLite Down Shirt: 'K Series'

Our lightest insulated sleeved top. A combination of our lightest fabric with PHD's unique 1000 fillpower down. A 'K Series' product: warmth to weight at the limit of possibilities.
Typical Operating Temp:5°C (41°F)
Weight:140g (5oz)
Price:£232.00

Available Options:

Size:
Fill:

Features

  • A PHD K Series product: Ultimate warmth / weight performance
  • PHD's Unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Outer & Inner fabric Ultralight 10X
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Half-length lightweight front zip
  • Drop-tail back*****
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac – size 0.5 (8 x 13cm)*

 

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

Description

The Waferlite Shirt, made from the lightest of fabrics and highest quality of Down, is our superlight sleeved top. 10X fabric throughout for total wind-block and 1000 Down for the most efficient insulation give a wonderfully flexible layering piece. 140grms of warmth for summer Ultralight racers and backpackers.

It's less than a third the weight of a mid-weight fleece and warmer too (and don't forget it's totally windproof).

This is not high mountain gear nor is it ideal for doing dirty car repairs (fleece has its uses). But for the pure gift of warmth from something you could literally stuff in your pocket it has no rivals.

The features list is short: it's what's not featured (such as pockets) that makes the Waferlite such an individual piece -- and ultimately the lightest possible Down-filled top.

Technical

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

"In use we found the WaferLite to be incredibly warm for its weight, and even with such a light filling of down, the garment still has loft. The other real bonus of this jacket is that it packs down extremely small in its own stuff your pack."
Trek & Mountain Magazine. Read full review

"It's improbably light. What's nice though is that despite the minimal weight - less than some wind shirts - the high-loft 1000 fill power down, means there's some genuine down puffiness going on, it feels like a down top rather than a lightly-insulated wind shirt. It packs down pretty small and we reckon it's surprisingly warm for the weight helped by its added wind proofing. The Waferlite Shirt is brilliantly light, impressively packable and surprisingly warm with it."
Jon Doran, OutdoorsMagic Review

Features

  • A PHD K Series product: Ultimate warmth / weight performance
  • PHD's Unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Outer & Inner fabric Ultralight 10X
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Half-length lightweight front zip
  • Drop-tail back*****
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac – size 0.5 (8 x 13cm)*

 

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

Description

The Waferlite Shirt, made from the lightest of fabrics and highest quality of Down, is our superlight sleeved top. 10X fabric throughout for total wind-block and 1000 Down for the most efficient insulation give a wonderfully flexible layering piece. 140grms of warmth for summer Ultralight racers and backpackers.

It's less than a third the weight of a mid-weight fleece and warmer too (and don't forget it's totally windproof).

This is not high mountain gear nor is it ideal for doing dirty car repairs (fleece has its uses). But for the pure gift of warmth from something you could literally stuff in your pocket it has no rivals.

The features list is short: it's what's not featured (such as pockets) that makes the Waferlite such an individual piece -- and ultimately the lightest possible Down-filled top.

Technical

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

"In use we found the WaferLite to be incredibly warm for its weight, and even with such a light filling of down, the garment still has loft. The other real bonus of this jacket is that it packs down extremely small in its own stuff your pack."
Trek & Mountain Magazine. Read full review

"It's improbably light. What's nice though is that despite the minimal weight - less than some wind shirts - the high-loft 1000 fill power down, means there's some genuine down puffiness going on, it feels like a down top rather than a lightly-insulated wind shirt. It packs down pretty small and we reckon it's surprisingly warm for the weight helped by its added wind proofing. The Waferlite Shirt is brilliantly light, impressively packable and surprisingly warm with it."
Jon Doran, OutdoorsMagic Review

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