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Desert Race Pullover

Desert Race Pullover - with optional hood
Desert Race Pullover - with optional hoodDesert Race Pullover - without optional hoodDesert Race Pullover - optional down hoodRed 7X fabricOptional race stuff sac with webbing daisy chainsOptional race stuff sac with webbing daisy chains (right). Standard stuff sac (left).Shell hood option (no down fill)Race Stuff Sac shown attached to a WAA Ultra-Bag, one of the most popular MDS rucksacks.

It worked brilliantly and I'd recommend it to others in a heartbeat.
Thomas Meakin (Marathon des Sables competitor)

Desert Race Pullover

An ultralightweight Down Pullover with added warmth for sleeping in. Uses our lightest-ever fabric, '7X'.
Typical Operating Temp:-5°C (23°F)
Weight:200g (7oz)
Price:£325.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:
Hood:
Stuff sac(s):

Features

  • Sheer-light 7X fabric inner and outer -- our lightest ever fabric
  • Exceptional 950 fillpower European goose down
  • Stitch-through construction to reduce weight
  • Full width front hand-warmer pockets
  • Team with our Desert Race Halfbag to make a flexible Sleep System
  • Short lightweight front zip, pullover style
  • Drop-tail back
  • Small zipped security pocket
  • Adjustable hem
  • Cuffs: Light Lycra
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 10 x 18cm*
  • Options:
    • Dark grey or Red
    • Stud on down hood with Lycra edging: Adds 20grms/1oz +£38.00
    • Stud on shell (fabric-only) hood with Lycra edging: Adds 10grms/0.5oz +£28.00
    • Additional (2nd) Race stuff sac (+£12)

 

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

Description

Part of the Desert Race Collection, designed specifically for desert racing. From the legendary Saharan Marathon des Sables to the Kalahari’s KAEM, and the growing number of events in the Gobi, the Atacama, the Australian interior and all around the world, these events have their own particular set of challenges to overcome. Sweltering 40 degree (C) race days can give way to 4 degree (C) nights – that’s cold enough for frost – in which warmth, sleep and recovery play a vital part in preparation for the next day’s challenge.

Selected to pair with the Desert Race Halfbag, to create an incredibly light & flexible Sleep System of +3°C, this top is a mere 200g: a true ultralight. The PHD Ultra Pullover has been a favourite of racers for many seasons. Here we’ve made a super lightweight version for desert races with particular attention to the required level of insulation for sleeping in. With the use of our new 7X (7 denier) fabric, 950 fillpower down, and stitch through construction for weight saving, the Desert Race Pullover offers an exceptionally flexible option.

The Race Stuff Sac is a race-specific Stuff Sac with attachment points to strap to the outside of a rucksack. It can be purchased separately or added to your order as an option.

Use with the Desert Halfbag, to create an incredibly light & flexible sleep system rated to +3°C. Buy as a package to get 10% off.

 

 

 

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too.

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.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

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

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex. Many items are now also available in custom sizes as well as the standard sizes listed above. Our custom sizes cover XXXS to XXXL and allow body width and length and arm and leg lengths to be adjusted independently.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"We had a couple of nights when the wind picked up and the sand blew. When this happened I was grateful for being able to pull the sand sheet on the half bag up over my head and use the drawstring to keep the sand out."
Gareth Scobie (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"For me the half bag and pullover was perfect, probably the best bit of kit I bought. To be wearing the top half as a jacket in the evening, then slip into the lower half was simplicity itself. It was plenty warm enough, even on the colder nights, and the hood served well as a cushion so I could just lay my head on my pack and to muffle my ears against the inevitable night noises."
Dain Jensen (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"The Desert Race Halfbag and Desert Race Pullover both held out well overall. They are very comfortable, amazingly light, and for me, having a separate half bag and pullover provided great flexibility in the evenings. It was very windy and there was always debris and detritus all over the tent no matter how careful we were. My PHD kit suffered no tears or rips and after washing it (carefully and in accordance with your instructions!) on my return, it is as good as new.”
James Wilkinson, MdS competitor


"I used it for the MDS this year. It was pretty warm early evening, but when the temperature got down in the early hours, they were perfect. A brilliant product that looked after me well in the Sahara."
Oliver Lodge (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"All in all a fantastic product that was well worth the money. I love the storage bag to attach it to the race pack - that worked very well to tidy it up and keep it out of the way. A great product and everyone else in the tent wished they had done the same thing."
Mark Craster (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I loved the PHD half bag and pullover combination. It worked brilliantly and I'd recommend it to others in a heartbeat."
Thomas Meakin (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I have never used a sleeping system like it, a completely superb bit of kit.

The conditions this year were tricky ranging from around 2 degrees to 15 (at night) the bag kept me comfortable at the lower end (with silk liner) and also comfortable with no jacket at the higher end (no soggy interior). How it did this I have no idea, but it did. Effectively I was comfortable in the bag every night regardless of temp.

The jacket worked very well as a wind smock during the evening and was very comfy to sleep in, once again the material was tough and remained unblemished.

The entire system was easy to pack into one stuff sack and worked well as part of my overall kit inventory. It was as small as it could be."
Jamie Hancox (Marathon des Sables competitor)


"The bag and jacket were both very good...overall I’d recommend this to anyone wanting a warm jacket for the MDS"
James Gillies (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"Overall, your desert combo product performed well and met my (high) expectations. Best piece of kit I brought. We had a mix of warm and cold evenings, with a couple blowing sand storms. Combo kept me in comfortable range throughout"
Scott Fischel (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I thought it was a great product"
Jon-Paul Brett (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"It was brilliant. I loved the jacket as a pullover. I was one of two people in my tent with PHD systems. We agreed that system was the pick of the bunch."
Tim Collins (Marathon des Sables competitor).


" It did exactly what I hoped it would do. It packed in well and kept me warm at night. I consider it a good purchase."
Niall Murphy (Marathon des Sables competitor).

Features

  • Sheer-light 7X fabric inner and outer -- our lightest ever fabric
  • Exceptional 950 fillpower European goose down
  • Stitch-through construction to reduce weight
  • Full width front hand-warmer pockets
  • Team with our Desert Race Halfbag to make a flexible Sleep System
  • Short lightweight front zip, pullover style
  • Drop-tail back
  • Small zipped security pocket
  • Adjustable hem
  • Cuffs: Light Lycra
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 10 x 18cm*
  • Options:
    • Dark grey or Red
    • Stud on down hood with Lycra edging: Adds 20grms/1oz +£38.00
    • Stud on shell (fabric-only) hood with Lycra edging: Adds 10grms/0.5oz +£28.00
    • Additional (2nd) Race stuff sac (+£12)

 

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

Description

Part of the Desert Race Collection, designed specifically for desert racing. From the legendary Saharan Marathon des Sables to the Kalahari’s KAEM, and the growing number of events in the Gobi, the Atacama, the Australian interior and all around the world, these events have their own particular set of challenges to overcome. Sweltering 40 degree (C) race days can give way to 4 degree (C) nights – that’s cold enough for frost – in which warmth, sleep and recovery play a vital part in preparation for the next day’s challenge.

Selected to pair with the Desert Race Halfbag, to create an incredibly light & flexible Sleep System of +3°C, this top is a mere 200g: a true ultralight. The PHD Ultra Pullover has been a favourite of racers for many seasons. Here we’ve made a super lightweight version for desert races with particular attention to the required level of insulation for sleeping in. With the use of our new 7X (7 denier) fabric, 950 fillpower down, and stitch through construction for weight saving, the Desert Race Pullover offers an exceptionally flexible option.

The Race Stuff Sac is a race-specific Stuff Sac with attachment points to strap to the outside of a rucksack. It can be purchased separately or added to your order as an option.

Use with the Desert Halfbag, to create an incredibly light & flexible sleep system rated to +3°C. Buy as a package to get 10% off.

 

 

 

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too.

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.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

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

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex. Many items are now also available in custom sizes as well as the standard sizes listed above. Our custom sizes cover XXXS to XXXL and allow body width and length and arm and leg lengths to be adjusted independently.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"We had a couple of nights when the wind picked up and the sand blew. When this happened I was grateful for being able to pull the sand sheet on the half bag up over my head and use the drawstring to keep the sand out."
Gareth Scobie (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"For me the half bag and pullover was perfect, probably the best bit of kit I bought. To be wearing the top half as a jacket in the evening, then slip into the lower half was simplicity itself. It was plenty warm enough, even on the colder nights, and the hood served well as a cushion so I could just lay my head on my pack and to muffle my ears against the inevitable night noises."
Dain Jensen (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"The Desert Race Halfbag and Desert Race Pullover both held out well overall. They are very comfortable, amazingly light, and for me, having a separate half bag and pullover provided great flexibility in the evenings. It was very windy and there was always debris and detritus all over the tent no matter how careful we were. My PHD kit suffered no tears or rips and after washing it (carefully and in accordance with your instructions!) on my return, it is as good as new.”
James Wilkinson, MdS competitor


"I used it for the MDS this year. It was pretty warm early evening, but when the temperature got down in the early hours, they were perfect. A brilliant product that looked after me well in the Sahara."
Oliver Lodge (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"All in all a fantastic product that was well worth the money. I love the storage bag to attach it to the race pack - that worked very well to tidy it up and keep it out of the way. A great product and everyone else in the tent wished they had done the same thing."
Mark Craster (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I loved the PHD half bag and pullover combination. It worked brilliantly and I'd recommend it to others in a heartbeat."
Thomas Meakin (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I have never used a sleeping system like it, a completely superb bit of kit.

The conditions this year were tricky ranging from around 2 degrees to 15 (at night) the bag kept me comfortable at the lower end (with silk liner) and also comfortable with no jacket at the higher end (no soggy interior). How it did this I have no idea, but it did. Effectively I was comfortable in the bag every night regardless of temp.

The jacket worked very well as a wind smock during the evening and was very comfy to sleep in, once again the material was tough and remained unblemished.

The entire system was easy to pack into one stuff sack and worked well as part of my overall kit inventory. It was as small as it could be."
Jamie Hancox (Marathon des Sables competitor)


"The bag and jacket were both very good...overall I’d recommend this to anyone wanting a warm jacket for the MDS"
James Gillies (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"Overall, your desert combo product performed well and met my (high) expectations. Best piece of kit I brought. We had a mix of warm and cold evenings, with a couple blowing sand storms. Combo kept me in comfortable range throughout"
Scott Fischel (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"I thought it was a great product"
Jon-Paul Brett (Marathon des Sables competitor).


"It was brilliant. I loved the jacket as a pullover. I was one of two people in my tent with PHD systems. We agreed that system was the pick of the bunch."
Tim Collins (Marathon des Sables competitor).


" It did exactly what I hoped it would do. It packed in well and kept me warm at night. I consider it a good purchase."
Niall Murphy (Marathon des Sables competitor).

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