Lofoten Ventile Down Jacket (Sale)

A Ventile® & Down Jacket for winter comfort in the outdoors & on city commutes.
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.
-5°C / 23°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.
985g / 35oz
Lofoten Ventile Down Jacket (Sale)

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  • Only available until sale close
  • Wind-resistant, breathable Ventile® fabric outer
  • Lightweight M1 inner fabric
  • Superb 900 fill-power European Goose Down
  • Two zipped outer pockets
  • One zipped inside security pocket
  • Colours: Orange, Navy black or Olive
  • Under baffle
  • Double exit shock-cord hem
  • Adjustable Velcro cuff tabs
  • Fleece-lined collar
  • Stuff sack Pack size: 20 x 34cm*
  • Optional stud-on hood (£46)


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


The combination of Ventile® and Down has long been appreciated in the Arctic and the Antarctic, where the effective wind protection of the Ventile® fabric and the reassuring warmth of high-quality goose down perform to great effect.

This Lofoten Jacket brings these qualities closer to home, where the quietness and friendly feel of the Ventile® outer make it an attractive alternative to normal down jackets. Warm enough for a wintry hill or a windswept shoreline, it's also a good companion for a cold city commute.

Dispatch time: As with all PHD products, these are made to order and by hand. We estimate it will take us around 4-6 weeks to make and dispatch sale orders. During busy periods it may take a little longer.

Availability: These jackets (just 20 in total) are only available in the sale! 

For those unfamiliar with Ventile®, it is the original technical all-weather fabric. Those who do know it will recognise the beauty which lies in its combination of breathability, dependability and a quiet, soft handle. At PHD, we’ve been using Ventile® to make down clothing for 20 years, and with our Ventile® Outwear collection we’re able to look beyond making the latest weight-saving innovations and embrace the broader possibilities of these beautiful 100% cotton fabrics.

Windproof Ventile outer fabric (weight: 170 gsm)

Ventile®, originally designed in the UK, is densely woven from 100% cotton using the world's finest long staple fibre.

Ventile® is not coated or laminated yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet provide excellent weatherproofing.

It is an entirely natural product that offers a unique level of comfort, look and feel as well as being windproof, highly breathable, very durable and quiet.

Lightweight M1 fabric (weight: 39 gsm)

Lightweight silky microfibre. This close-weave 20 denier fabric is fully downproof, but also light and flexible enough to allow the down full loft. A reliable performer that has been the basis for much of our lightweight gear for some time.

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.