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WaferLite Down Shirt: 'K Series'

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

WaferLite Down Shirt: 'K Series'

The lightest down top in the world. A combination of an exceptionally lightweight fabric with PHD's unique 1000 fillpower down.
Typical Operating Temp:5°C (41°F)
Weight:125g (4oz)
Price:£269.00
£227.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:
Fill:

Features

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • Introductory offer: 15% off until 1st September 2017
  • A PHD K Series product: Ultimate warmth / weight performance
  • PHD's Unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Sheer-light 7X inner and outer fabric: our lightest-ever
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Down-filled collar to seal in the warmth*****
  • Half-length lightweight front zip
  • Elasticated hem
  • Drop-tail back
  • Lycra 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.

† - customer discount does not apply to this product during this period

Description

At 125grams, the WaferLite shirt just pips our WaferLite Jacket by 5grms to become the lightest down top in the world.

The 7-denier, 7X fabric provides total windblock, and our unique 1000 fill-power down ensure the most weight-efficient insulation. All this means this is a wonderfully flexible layering piece with the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down

Packed into a tiny stuff sac, the K Series WaferLite shirt is for those looking to shave every possible gram.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 our lightest down-filled top.

  • Pack without noticing the weight or bulk
  • Outer layer or mid-layer warmth
  • Warmer, lighter, and smaller pack size than a fleece jacket and 100% windblock too.

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too. 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

Reviews are for the previous version, which was 15g heavier

"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.

"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

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • Introductory offer: 15% off until 1st September 2017
  • A PHD K Series product: Ultimate warmth / weight performance
  • PHD's Unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Sheer-light 7X inner and outer fabric: our lightest-ever
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Down-filled collar to seal in the warmth*****
  • Half-length lightweight front zip
  • Elasticated hem
  • Drop-tail back
  • Lycra 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.

† - customer discount does not apply to this product during this period

Description

At 125grams, the WaferLite shirt just pips our WaferLite Jacket by 5grms to become the lightest down top in the world.

The 7-denier, 7X fabric provides total windblock, and our unique 1000 fill-power down ensure the most weight-efficient insulation. All this means this is a wonderfully flexible layering piece with the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down

Packed into a tiny stuff sac, the K Series WaferLite shirt is for those looking to shave every possible gram.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 our lightest down-filled top.

  • Pack without noticing the weight or bulk
  • Outer layer or mid-layer warmth
  • Warmer, lighter, and smaller pack size than a fleece jacket and 100% windblock too.

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too. 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

Reviews are for the previous version, which was 15g heavier

"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.

"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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