Yukon Down Pullover

The Yukon's box-wall construction pushes its capabilities beyond other lightweight mountain tops. The short front zip reduces its weight even further. 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.
-15°C / 5°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.
415g / 15oz
Yukon Down Pullover

In wind and snow, I found the Yukon provided superb protection from the elements.
Will Rietveld, Backpacking Light.



  • Rare 950 fillpower European Goose down
  • Wind & water resistant Ultrashell outer
  • Superlight MX inner
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft
  • 3 zipped, insulated pockets:
    • 2 waist level handwarmer through pockets
    • 1 Insulated chest pocket
  • Reflect zip pullers 
  • Security pocket
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stud-on Hood
  • Stretch hem cord
  • Pack size: 13 x 21 cm*

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

This lightweight pullover brings extra warmth when temperatures really start to dip. Following the main design features of our popular Yukon Jacket, the Yukon Pullover has box walls throughout, water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric and 950 down, offering a distinct step up in warmth from the Ultra and Minimus Pullovers.

The full-width handwarmer pocket is zipped at both sides and contains a small zipped security pocket.

The remarkable weight and pack-down size of the Yukon make it ideal for lightweight mountaineering, high level trekking, cold races and long-distance hiking.

Weighing just 415g complete with hood, it combines a water-resistant Ultrashell fabric outer with a lightweight MX fabric inner. Its box wall construction and 950 fillpower down boost its performance well beyond the rest of our ultralight clothing. 

The handwarmer thru-pockets are zipped to keep out blowing snow, the fleece lined collar seals out the cold, and there is a stretch drawcord in the hem. The insulated chest pocket keeps a GPS (or other battery-operated kit) both warm and easily available. The reflect zip pulls are a safety feature, improving night-time location. 

Backpacking Light - RecommendedBackpacking Light "Recommended"




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.

Superlight MX fabric (weight: 32 gsm)

A mini-ripstop nylon with excellent tear strength, MX is the pick of the superfine 15 denier downproof materials. We have tested lighter fabrics, but most have had significant drawbacks, while our confidence in MX is based on several years of extensive use in both our ultralight and our high mountain gear.

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.

Backpacking Light - Recommended

"In wind and snow, I found the Yukon provided superb protection from the elements. While skiing on frigid days with a biting wind, the Yukon kept me toasty warm. I deliberately wore it as an outer layer on snowy and rainy days to test its water resistance; it stayed completely dry inside, and the shell fabric did not wet out. The Yukon is a balancing act of durability, functionality, warmth, fit, and weather resistance ... from a mountaineer's perspective, it is spot on."
Will Rietveld, Backpacking Light.

"I'm always proud when I tell mountain guides and our guests about PHD and about the origin of my down clothing. The Yukon Down Pullover was been my best buy ever. In avalanche training courses it was possible to wear the pullover the whole day at -20 degrees Celsius!"
André Henzen, UIAGM Mountain Guide, Switzerland

"Some feedback on the Yukon pullover which we both purchased prior to our annual three month summer alpine trip. Over our months in the Alps we used the Yukon both as our emergency spare belay jacket and as an ultra-light bivvy option. The Yukon smocks performed well above our expectations. The Yukon's warmth to weight ratio was really impressive. So much so that we used it on its own as an ultra-light bivvy (with a half Karrimat, bivvy bag and legs stuffed into our VR smocks and rucksacks!). For high altitude rock and ice routes we often used the Yukon smocks instead of our lightweight alpine sleeping bags and this saved us almost a kilo of weight each! We spent several nights at sub-zero around 4,000 metres with just thermals under the Yukon and yet our upper bodies remained comfortably warm."
R.W. and F.C. (both International Mountain Leaders).

"First of all, I must say that I am extremely satisfied with this and other clothing from PHD. After crossing Greenland, being on Baffin, and living an active life in the Northern Part of Norway in the Lyngen alps (also as an semipro guide - hiking peaks in the winter), I must say that I've found my supplier of warm and practical clothing."
Frode H., Norway.

"What an amazing piece of kit! Can't believe how light it is. The workmanship and attention to detail is total quality."
Gareth L., Cardiff.

"The Yukon Pullover arrived today, right before Christmas. And it's great! Can't wait to get it out in the cold ..."
Max Olesko, Austria.

"The Yukon is given an operating temperature of -15 ... I've only had mine since summer and worn it in the UK so far but it's toasty. Last weekend we camped out on Aran Benllyn. Through the evening the temperature in the porch showed about -7 or -8 and I was warm in the tent in a baselayer and the Yukon and some ... softshell trousers ... I don't think I'd reached its limit."
Matt C. on Outdoorsmagic Forum.

"As my first PHD purchase, I am impressed."
John Burley on Outdoorsmagic Forum.

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