Down Balaclava

This down-filled balaclava will keep your head and neck really warm, ideal when sleeping in a hood-less sleeping bag or quilt.
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.
50g / 2oz
Down balaclava


  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric
  • Ultralight 10X inner fabric
  • Exceptional 900 fillpower down
  • Adjustable cord to cinch down the hood
  • One size fits all
  • Stuff sac
  • Stitch-through for lightness
  • Packed size: (13 x 21cm)*

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


If you are using a shoulder-length sleeping bag, such as our Delta Race bags, or a quilt, such as our Icelandic Backpackers' Quilts, this down-filled balaclava will keep your head and neck very warm. The balaclava is long enough to be tucked under the collar of a down or fleece jacket to keep it in place. The wrap-around face-hole cinch-cord allows the same sort of adjustment you’d find in a sleeping bag hood. Although weighing only 50 grams, and packing down to next to nothing, this balaclava can make quite the difference to your nights.

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.

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.

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