Comments are for previous version of this vest which didn't have a water-resistant outer fabric
"For Alpine and winter stuff we use PHD's Ultra Down Vests. These are the best lightweight kit on the market."
— Phil Newby, registered BAIML International Mountain Leader.
"I bought an ultra down vest from you a couple of months ago and used it at Easter when I was camping in the Cairngorm's. I was really impressed how light and yet warm it was, despite the temperature dropping to -10 overnight and there being a couple of foot of snow!"
— John H.
"Just got my Ultra Vest. I wanted to say a big 'thank you' for designing such a fantastic piece of kit. It just felt 'right' as soon as I took it out of the parcel. I put it on (on this chilly July morning ...) and I felt immediately warmer. It is the most astonishing piece of kit I've ever owned (and I have an awful lot of stuff, let me tell ya). Beautifully designed, perfectly executed (not a stitch out of place). It's just breathtaking."
"So small and light that you cannot possibly not have it with you at all times! It is comfy and, when, at first I put it on I could not believe that it would keep me warm. How wrong I was. It is unnoticeable as a physical layer but highly noticeable as a warm layer. Peter Hutchinson has become a god of light and warm clothing in my book."
— Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bushcraft.
"I've been meaning to write to say what a tremendous bit of kit this Ultra vest is. I have to say the warmth to weight ratio is sensational. Top quality bit of outdoor clothing and it's been a pleasure to deal with your company."
— Mark H.
"Thanks for the Ultra vest ... a really amazing piece of kit. This must be pretty much the best warmth/weight ratio insulation piece in the world. I was glad to see your quoted weight matched the actual weights precisely. This garment is set to become an instant classic."
— Alex Haxeltine.
"Just a quick note to say I have just completed the Marathon des Sables and found your new ultravest to be the perfect wear for the colder mornings."
— John Moorhouse.
"I couldn't believe the warmth to weight performance of that little beauty [the Ultra Down Vest]. It fitted my requirements perfectly. Many thanks and congratulations on making such fantastic products."
— Edward Fowler.
"Stuffs tiny. I'm wearing it now as the heating is being weird, lovely and warm and silky."
— 'Kesh' on Live for the Outdoors forum.
"I am so pleased with it! Tested that very evening ... I was like toast, and again the vest came up trumps whilst out in the woods last weekend. Once again thank you very much for a superb bit of kit!"
— Andrew Jones.
"In a way it's a shame that the Ultra vest is as nice as it is! In the interim I'd ordered myself a Mountain Hardwear Below Zero jacket but I'm afraid that it feels second rate compared to the PHD vest. I fear that I'm going to have to return the MH and get myself a Hispar!"
"Ultra Vest arrived today. It is a sensational product. Thank you for it. It was worth waiting for. Please thank the artist who made it for me!"
— Adam from Hobart, Tasmania.