Omega Down Jacket

Our warmest expedition jacket. Warm enough even for periods of inactivity in extreme cold. Now also available in custom sizes.
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.
-55°C / -67°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.
1450g / 51oz
Omega Down Jacket

I have recently purchased a 900 fill PHD Omega Jacket, and it's absolutely fantastic ... by God it's hot!!!!!
Lee Rawlins.



  • Exceptional 900 fillpower European Goose down
  • Waterproof HS2 outer fabric shell with taped seams
  • Lightweight M1 inner fabric. Black for quick drying
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft.
  • Differential Cut allowing full down loft
  • Front closure:
    • 2 way zip
    • Protected by double baffle with intermittment velcro
  • 5 pockets:
    • large handwarmer on each chest
    • storage pocket under front flap
    • 2 large water-bottle pockets inside: high position and easy entry
  • Hood:
    • large size with rear volume reducers
    • elastic face cord with cord end channels
    • peak
    • adjustable front velcro closure
  • Arms - all layers articulated at elbow
  • Elasticated waist and elasticated inner back for snug fit
  • Fleece-liner collar
  • Cuffs: velcro closure
  • Black inner for quick drying
  • Reflector tape on pockets and back of hood for night searches
  • Beard flap
  • Mitt attachments at chest
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 25 x 44cm* 
  • Options:
    • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down (4°C more insulation)
    • Tough waterproof Tempest fabric outer, 210g heavier
    • Hood attachment (sewn on)

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


This jacket is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently to order a made-to-measure down jacket. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if your chest/waist to height and/or arm ratios differ from standard, ready-to-wear patterns. 

The Omega is the warmest Jacket that PHD makes. An incredible refuge of a Jacket, the Omega is the choice for the very coldest mountains and the worst Polar conditions. A fully waterproof outer protects the down on long and arduous expeditions.

HS2 is a lightweight, wind- and water-proof, breathable fabric that’s the first layer of protection in truly inhospitable conditions. A huge depth of down insulation and a differential cut designed to allow full lofting delivers an immensely high-performing Jacket.

Five expedition pockets, a large helmet-compatible hood, Velcro-adjusted cuffs and cordlocks at the hem allow complete lockdown in whiteouts, and the option of filling with 950 down pushes the Typical Operating Temperature down to -59°C.

Tempest outer fabric remains an option for trips where extra durability is the most important factor.

As used by Sir Ranulph Fiennes on the first Trans-Antarctic Winter Expedition - the Coldest Journey, the BBC's Tribe team in Siberia, by the Ice Warrior team, and many others.

Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this jacket it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this jacket are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.

950 fillpower down

A newcomer to our range. European goose of rare quality. A high value alternative at the top levels of performance. More on our down insulation.

900 Fillpower Down

European goose down of very high quality. A truly excellent down with large clusters, consistent quality and lively long-term performance. More on our down insulation.

Waterproof HS2 outer fabric (weight: 88 gsm)

HS2 is PHD's high-spec 2-layer ripstop for waterproof outers on our down. It is light enough to be the optional taped shell on our sleeping bags and tough enough for expedition use in our Omega clothing. HS2 is completely waterproof (when the seams are taped) and offers excellent breathability.

Tough waterproof Tempest outer fabric (weight: 160 gsm)

A technically advanced waterproof breathable material. 100% Nylon. Good abrasion and tear resistance, yet offering high flexibility for such a tough material.

As used on The Coldest Journey on Earth

"I have recently purchased a 900 fill PHD Omega Jacket, and it's absolutely fantastic. HS2 fabric, feels like i'm wearing a pullover it's that light. The quality/finishing is out of this world and by God it's hot!!!!!"
Lee Rawlins.

"I purchased an Omega jacket from PHD about two years ago, which I absolutely love!!!! It was perfect for my 7 week trip to Mt. Vinson and the South Pole."
Lance Metz.

"The work that goes into something like this is immense, having seen the process and the methods of bringing the raw materials together to produce the finished item, it's actually rather inspiring."
Petesy (a.k.a. Peter Macfarlane).

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