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Alpamayo Waterproof Jacket

Alpamayo Waterproofe Jacket
Alpamayo Waterproofe JacketAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - shown over a down jacketAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - showing optional pit zipsAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - hood downAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket (Photo: Jon Griffith)On expedition in Antarctica with Dr Nathan Smith.

The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently.
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

Alpamayo Waterproof Jacket

Mountaineering specification, traditional length, lightweight waterproof. Cut to allow easy movement and to accommodate down clothing. Now also available in custom sizes.
Weight:590g (21oz)
Price:£401.00

Available Options:

Sizing type:
Because our custom-sized clothing is personalized specifically for you, it is non-returnable and can take up to 45 working days to make & dispatch
Body Width:
Body Length:
Arm Length:
Size:
Colour:
Pit Zips:

Features

  • New! Now also available in Custom Sizes. Specify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently
  • Waterproof HS3 fabric with fully taped seams
  • 2 large chest pockets with fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips
  • 1 internal security pocket with key holder
  • Single storm baffle with Velcro closure over a two-way front water-resistant Riri Aquazip
  • Full-length under-baffle
  • Fully adjustable waist cord
  • Adjustment cord at the hem*****
  • Velcro cuff tabs
  • Grown on hood with stiffened peak
  • Hood: large (for helmet) with size adjuster
  • Hood adjustment cords held in extended cord channels
  • Reflective tape on the hood peak for night location
  • Options:
    • Water-resistant YKK Aquaseal Pit-zips

 

Description

This jacket is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently to order a made-to-measure waterproof 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 Alpamayo Jacket is made with our HS3 3-layer fabric, lighter, more waterproof and more breathable than ever before. The two-way water-resistant Riri Aqua zip is covered by a storm flap with Velcro closure to give maximum weatherproofing. The wired peak on the hood provides effective protection when closed down with or without a helmet.

With two large chest pockets covered by waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips and good arm-lift this is a deliberately simple piece of kit designed for hassle-free use in action. A lightweight jacket, but one you can take with confidence into extreme situations.

Also available in a lighter 'smock' style.

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.

Technical

Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability.

Riri Aquazip

These are the best of the water-resistant zips. On raingear storm flaps are still needed, but Aquazips provide an extra line of proofing when driving rain is searching to penetrate your clothing.

YKK AquaSeal® zips

Successfully used for years on dry suits and marine sportswear, these AquaSeal® zips are the only fully waterproof zips we know light enough for clothing. No rain flaps are needed.

Sizing

Standard Sizing

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt or a sweater. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")

Custom Sizing

Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length and Arm Length up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a jacket with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length. If you have any questions about your size, please contact us.

Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Width. Measure yourself without clothes, relaxed with an uninflated chest.

Body Width Chest circumference Waist circumference
XS 86cm (34") 71cm (28")
S 91cm (36") 76cm (30")
M 99cm (39") 84cm (33")
L 107cm (42") 91cm (36")
XL 114cm (45") 99cm (39")


Body Length -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Length size. Measure your height without shoes:

Body Length Size
Your height in cm Your height in inches
XXXS 139 - 144cm 4'5" - 4'8"
XXS 145 - 154cm 4'9" - 5'
XS 155 - 163cm 5'1" - 5'4"
S 164 - 170cm 5'5" - 5'7"
M 171 - 178cm 5'7" - 5'10"
L 179 - 186cm 5'10" - 6'1"
XL 187 - 193cm 6'2" - 6'4"
XXL 194 - 201cm 6'4" - 6'7"
XXXL 202 - 209cm 6'8" - 6'10"


Inside Arm -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone without clothes. When you measure your inside arm let your arm hang loosely by your side. Don't extend it horizontally.

Inside Arm cm Inches
XXXS 41cm 16"
XXS 43cm 17"
XS 46cm 18"
S 48cm 19"
M 51cm 20"
L 53cm 21"
XL 56cm 22"
XXL 58cm 23"
XXXL 61cm 24"

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

Notes:

  • Down Jackets are sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Shell Jackets are sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece or light down clothing (e.g. Minimus Jacket): to cover thick down clothing, go up one size.
  • The arms of our outdoor jackets are designed to be long enough to keep your wrists warm when your arms are extended horizontally (when using trekking poles, for example) or when you are reaching above yourself (when climbing, for example). In this respect the arm lengths of our jackets differ from street/fashion jackets.

Reviews

"The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear. Its waterproof (and windproof) qualities were first rate and tested to their fullest during a particularly unpleasant spell in the Alps weatherwise. The inside layer also feels like it isn't going to flake away as often happens. The hood is supported by a wire which makes it particularly useful when the going gets wet and windy ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently, looks very smart."
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

"A quick note to say thank you for the incredible kit I purchased from you a few months ago. I have recently returned from a research expedition in Antarctica and used the Alpamayo jacket on numerous occasions during shore landings and when caught in blizzards. It functioned perfectly as part of a multi-layer system and not once did my inner layers get wet - even after being caught in fairly aggressive weather out on the zodiacs. Have attached a picture from Port Charcot."
Dr Nathan Smith, University of Northampton.

"I have just come back from Chile, where I climbed Ojos Del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world (6893m). [I was] wearing an Alpamayo jacket and salopettes ... All the equipment I bought from you worked fantastically well, and I have recommended your gear to anyone who will listen."
R.M.

"I purchased one of your Alpamayo jackets a couple of years ago. I have been very impressed."
Nick.

Features

  • New! Now also available in Custom Sizes. Specify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently
  • Waterproof HS3 fabric with fully taped seams
  • 2 large chest pockets with fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips
  • 1 internal security pocket with key holder
  • Single storm baffle with Velcro closure over a two-way front water-resistant Riri Aquazip
  • Full-length under-baffle
  • Fully adjustable waist cord
  • Adjustment cord at the hem*****
  • Velcro cuff tabs
  • Grown on hood with stiffened peak
  • Hood: large (for helmet) with size adjuster
  • Hood adjustment cords held in extended cord channels
  • Reflective tape on the hood peak for night location
  • Options:
    • Water-resistant YKK Aquaseal Pit-zips

 

Description

This jacket is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently to order a made-to-measure waterproof 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 Alpamayo Jacket is made with our HS3 3-layer fabric, lighter, more waterproof and more breathable than ever before. The two-way water-resistant Riri Aqua zip is covered by a storm flap with Velcro closure to give maximum weatherproofing. The wired peak on the hood provides effective protection when closed down with or without a helmet.

With two large chest pockets covered by waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips and good arm-lift this is a deliberately simple piece of kit designed for hassle-free use in action. A lightweight jacket, but one you can take with confidence into extreme situations.

Also available in a lighter 'smock' style.

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.

Technical

Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability.

Riri Aquazip

These are the best of the water-resistant zips. On raingear storm flaps are still needed, but Aquazips provide an extra line of proofing when driving rain is searching to penetrate your clothing.

YKK AquaSeal® zips

Successfully used for years on dry suits and marine sportswear, these AquaSeal® zips are the only fully waterproof zips we know light enough for clothing. No rain flaps are needed.

Sizing

Standard Sizing

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt or a sweater. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")

Custom Sizing

Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length and Arm Length up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a jacket with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length. If you have any questions about your size, please contact us.

Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Width. Measure yourself without clothes, relaxed with an uninflated chest.

Body Width Chest circumference Waist circumference
XS 86cm (34") 71cm (28")
S 91cm (36") 76cm (30")
M 99cm (39") 84cm (33")
L 107cm (42") 91cm (36")
XL 114cm (45") 99cm (39")


Body Length -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Length size. Measure your height without shoes:

Body Length Size
Your height in cm Your height in inches
XXXS 139 - 144cm 4'5" - 4'8"
XXS 145 - 154cm 4'9" - 5'
XS 155 - 163cm 5'1" - 5'4"
S 164 - 170cm 5'5" - 5'7"
M 171 - 178cm 5'7" - 5'10"
L 179 - 186cm 5'10" - 6'1"
XL 187 - 193cm 6'2" - 6'4"
XXL 194 - 201cm 6'4" - 6'7"
XXXL 202 - 209cm 6'8" - 6'10"


Inside Arm -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone without clothes. When you measure your inside arm let your arm hang loosely by your side. Don't extend it horizontally.

Inside Arm cm Inches
XXXS 41cm 16"
XXS 43cm 17"
XS 46cm 18"
S 48cm 19"
M 51cm 20"
L 53cm 21"
XL 56cm 22"
XXL 58cm 23"
XXXL 61cm 24"

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

Notes:

  • Down Jackets are sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Shell Jackets are sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece or light down clothing (e.g. Minimus Jacket): to cover thick down clothing, go up one size.
  • The arms of our outdoor jackets are designed to be long enough to keep your wrists warm when your arms are extended horizontally (when using trekking poles, for example) or when you are reaching above yourself (when climbing, for example). In this respect the arm lengths of our jackets differ from street/fashion jackets.

Reviews

"The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear. Its waterproof (and windproof) qualities were first rate and tested to their fullest during a particularly unpleasant spell in the Alps weatherwise. The inside layer also feels like it isn't going to flake away as often happens. The hood is supported by a wire which makes it particularly useful when the going gets wet and windy ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently, looks very smart."
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

"A quick note to say thank you for the incredible kit I purchased from you a few months ago. I have recently returned from a research expedition in Antarctica and used the Alpamayo jacket on numerous occasions during shore landings and when caught in blizzards. It functioned perfectly as part of a multi-layer system and not once did my inner layers get wet - even after being caught in fairly aggressive weather out on the zodiacs. Have attached a picture from Port Charcot."
Dr Nathan Smith, University of Northampton.

"I have just come back from Chile, where I climbed Ojos Del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world (6893m). [I was] wearing an Alpamayo jacket and salopettes ... All the equipment I bought from you worked fantastically well, and I have recommended your gear to anyone who will listen."
R.M.

"I purchased one of your Alpamayo jackets a couple of years ago. I have been very impressed."
Nick.