Minimus Down Pullover: K Series

Our lightest and best ever Minimus down pullover: just as warm as ever, but more fully-featured and now even lighter. Now also available in custom sizes. Favoured by trekkers, runners and mountaineers all over the world.
Typical Operating Temperature
Guideline minimum temperature. Sleeping Bag TOT: you should get a night’s sleep, under normal circumstances. Clothing TOT: you should feel warm enough, assuming low/moderate activity. Sleep System TOT: relates to full system. For more details, see our Technical Briefing.
-5°C / 23°F
For clothing, weight is for size: M. For sleeping bags, weight changes with selected length/width. N.B. there may be some variation in the weights of finished products.
270g / 10oz
Minimus Down Pullover - Red

PHD Minimus pullover is a warm, cosy life saver! I have used this jacket continually throughout this winter and I can only say it is absolutely brilliant.
Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bush Craft.



  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth/weight performance
  • Unique 1000 fillpower European goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric. An excellent balance of weight, water-resistance and breathability
  • Superlight 10X inner fabric. Down-proof, wind proof and super soft
  • Elasticated side panels for closer fit
  • 3 Pockets:
    • Large zipped cross pocket at front
    • 1 zipped, insulated pocket on the chest
    • 1 zipped inner security pocket
  • Stitch-through construction for maximum weight saving
  • Front closure: deep venting pullover zip
  • Reflect zips for night location
  • Drop tail hem
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac supplied, 13 X 21cm*
  • Options:
    • Colours: Charcoal, Red, Burnt Orange, Green, Purple, Blue
    • Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Stud on hood with Lycra edging: Adds 35grms (+£40)

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


Also available in custom sizes. We make clothing to order, so if you’re not a standard size we can make it to fit. To order a non-standard custom size, select the Custom Sizing tab, choose your body width, and then the body/arm lengths, shorter or longer, that work for you. A custom size takes us a little longer (typically two weeks longer) to make and, because it’s personalized, it’s non-returnable and our customer loyalty scheme can’t be applied.

From the start, the Minimus pullover has been the preferred option for many of our clients, chosen for its combination of minimal weight and impressive warmth. Now even lighter and – remarkably – having more features than ever before, this new Minimus is beautifully developed with improved detailing.

Zipped handwarmer through-pockets, reflective zip pulls, a deeper venting pullover zip and an insulated chest pocket for a smartphone, together with elasticated side-panels for a closer, warmer fit: that all adds up to greater performance.

So, if we’ve added to it, how have we made it lighter? Well, although it’s not as visible as the other features, that’s perhaps the biggest change of all: it’s now made with our exclusive 1000 fillpower goose down, wrapped in our water resistant Ultrashell fabric.

Still exceptionally warm and comfortable, still perfect for minimalist mountaineering and backpacking, only now it’s even lighter.

Ultrashell (weight: 40 gsm)

One of 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.

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.

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.

Reviews are for previous version, which was 24% heavier

"PHD Minimus pullover is a warm, cosy life saver! I have used this jacket continually throughout this winter and I can only say it is absolutely brilliant. It has become a permanent part of my kit wherever I am. It folds/squishes into a most ridiculous small space and bounces right back! It is warm and comfortable and above all light. Another fabulous design."
Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bush Craft.

"Have worn the Minimus down pullover virtually every autumn, winter and spring day since, often indoors as well as out. Absolutely fantastic, comfortable, warm, light."

"Eddie Bauer sold goose down pullovers in the 80's ... they finally have a new version out this year [but] ... After reading a bit about your company, the quality manufacturing process/materials and the customer reviews, it was an easy decision [to order one from you]."
C.P., New York City.

"[My Minimus down pullover is] fantastic, half the weight of my old Mountain Equipment one and much better quality."

"I purchased a Minimus down pullover from you ... and love it!"

"The down pullover I bought from you before Christmas was absolutely outstanding! I wore it every day, favourite item of clothing."

"Warmer than a warm thing from the warm shop. So light you just don't even know it's there. Warmest performance for minimum weight that I've ever found."

"Pullover arrived yesterday ... and I am totally delighted and chuffed with it. It is about to take up a tiny space in my rucksack when I go out to France this weekend and will deliver more tog value per gram than anything else I can think of."

"Have just returned from our six week GR11 backpack across the Spanish Pyrenees. The gear we got from you was SUPERB. The Minimus pullovers worked fantastically well and were a major weight saving over two Lightline jackets. Thanks again for making such good gear. I will be spreading the word as much as I can!"

"I have a PHD Minimus pullover, and can attest to the great craftsmanship of these products."
Allison Miller on Outdoorsmagic Forum.

"I recently got the opportunity to see your Minimus Pullover and I absolutely love it!"
M.C., Sweden.
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