Icefall Down Jacket

Film crew & photographers' down jacket with a fully taped waterproof shell to handle the worst of the mountain weather. 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.
750g / 26oz
Icefall Down jacket (orange)

Thank you for the Icefall Jacket. I am very pleased with the warmth it provides and with the quality of the materials and workmanship. I am confident that it will provide me with many, many years of use. J.C.



  • Outer fabric: waterproof, breathable HS2 (with fully taped seams)
  • Inner fabric: ultralight MX
  • Superb 900 fillpower European goose down
  • Front closure - 2 way zip
  • 3 pockets:
    • 2 zipped outer pockets (fleece lined)
    • 1 inside security pocket
  • Shock-cord hem
  • Stitch-through seams
  • Detachable hood
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 17 x 28cm† 

† 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.

An old favourite with film crew and photographers the practical design of this down jacket offers real warmth when standing around in the cold, whether at work or on holiday, while the fully waterproof taped outer shell sheds everything from heavy rain to biting wind.

Now the Icefall Jacket has had an upgrade with our superlight HS2 waterproof fabric (fully taped), making it lighter and more packable, and is filled with superb 900 fillpower down.

With a temperate rating of -15°C and weighing just 750g (in size medium), this is a go-anywhere lightweight jacket with real capability in harsh weather.

The detachable hood adds versatility, whilst the hand-warmer pockets and shock-cord hem are designed to keep the worst of the weather out.


The Icefall Jacket: the photographer’s friend

When we work out the Typical Operating Temperature (TOT) of a jacket, we assume that it’s being worn for low to moderate levels of activity, with maybe some short static periods. When you’re standing around for hours though, waiting for the perfect shot, the effects of the cold and the wet can feel so much worse! We’re often approached by film crews and photographers who are all too aware of this phenomenon, and need a solid, reliable jacket for being out in the sort of weather that sees everyone else heading for home.

Robust, waterproof fabric – and pockets big enough for field guides and video scripts – made our classic Icefall Jacket very attractive, with companies such as the world renowned Arriflex choosing it to outfit their crews. And now we’ve upgraded it to make it even more camera-crew friendly.

The sharp sound of opening velcro isn’t ideal when you’re photographing wildlife – and it won’t make you very popular on location either – so we’ve done away with it and made the Icefall with poppers. And, although the fully taped, waterproof and breathable HS2 shell has proved tough enough for outfitting Mountain Rescue Teams, it’s still light and soft-handling enough to prevent unwanted rustling. All that houses a filling of our superb 900 fill-power down, giving the Icefall a TOT of -15°C.

So, while it may have been designed it with film-crews in mind, it’s actually a very versatile all-rounder. Tough, warm, waterproof, well-featured but nevertheless weighing only 750g: a real go-anywhere jacket for anyone spending time in the cold.

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.

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 a 2-layer laminate, a high-spec option for the outer layer of our insulated gear. This ripstop fabric strikes an excellent balance between lightness and durability. It is light enough for our Belay tops and tough enough for expedition use in our Omega clothing, while the Kappa clothing makes full use of both its qualities. HS2 is completely waterproof (when the seams are taped) and offers excellent breathability. (Weight: 88gsm).

"It’s brilliant! We’ve had a big storm come through so it’s been wet, windy and very cold and I’ve been super-toastie in the jacket.quot;
Julian J.

"Thank you for the Icefall Jacket. I am very pleased with the warmth it provides and with the quality of the materials and workmanship. I am confident that it will provide me with many, many years of use."

"Just want to say thanks for the excellent Icefall down jacket that you recently provided for my trip to Canada this winter. I'm not a professional mountaineer or polar explorer like many of your other clients, but I do appreciate the value of good quality outdoor gear and your company was highly recommended by a friend. So far I've used it for everything (with appropriate layering) from winter hiking and ice fishing in Manitoba at -25C plus windchill to just waiting for the streetcar in the freezing rain and wind at 0C in Toronto, and it's done every job just fine. I guess it's not as warm as the big boxwall models that you also make, nor is it superlight, but as a tough and versatile all-round down jacket for all sorts of outdoor activities in very cold rather than extreme or very specialised conditions, I would highly recommend it. Going to need a new sleeping bag soon so will definitely purchase more of your gear in the near future."
E.W., Canada

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