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Minimus Down Pullover: K Series

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Minimus Down Pullover - Burnt OrangeMinimus Down Pullover - CharcoalRear view - in Burnt Orange Ultrashell fabricWith our unique 1000 fillpower downWith two zipped handwarmer pocketsRear view - in Red Ultrashell fabric

PHD Minimus pullover is a warm, cosy life saver! I have used this jacket continually throughout this winter and I can only say it is absolutely brilliant.
Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bush Craft.

Minimus Down Pullover: K Series

The latest incarnation of our classic lightweight down pullover: now lighter than ever, but still just as warm. Now also available in custom sizes.
Typical Operating Temp:-5°C (23°F)
Weight:255g (9oz)
Price:$449.88

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:
Hood:

Features

  • Recently redesigned
  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth/weight performance
  • Unique 1000 fillpower European goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric
  • Superlight 10X inner fabric
  • Elasticated side panels for closer fit
  • 3 Pockets:
    • Large zipped cross pocket at front
    • 1 zipped patch pocket on the chest
    • 1 zipped inner security pocket
  • Stitch-through construction for maximum weight saving
  • New! Now also available in Custom Sizes. Specify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently*****
  • Front closure: short zip
  • Drop tail hem
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac supplied, 13 X 21cm**
  • Options:
    • Colours: Charcoal, Red, Burnt Orange, Green
    • Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Stud on hood with Lycra edging: Adds 35grms

 

*Giving a 20% discount in July to customers who have qualified for our loyalty scheme.

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

Description

This jacket is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently to order a made-to-measure down 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 Minimus Down Pullover has lost weight, but gained features. The full-width front handwarmer pocket is now zipped, and it’s grown a zipped quick-access chest pocket too, ideal for a smartphone or camera.

Elasticated panels have been added at the sides, increasing the insulating performance by creating a closer, warmer fit.

So, if we’ve added to it, how have we made it lighter? Well, although it’s not as visible as the other features, that’s perhaps the biggest change of all: it’s now made with our exclusive 1000 fillpower goose down, wrapped in Ultrashell, our lightest water resistant fabric.

Still exceptionally warm and comfortable, still perfect for minimalist mountaineering and backpacking, only now it’s even lighter.

As used by the Ice Warrior team and many others.

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

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. More on our down insulation.

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

Reviews are for previous version, which was 24% heavier

"PHD Minimus pullover is a warm, cosy life saver! I have used this jacket continually throughout this winter and I can only say it is absolutely brilliant. It has become a permanent part of my kit wherever I am. It folds/squishes into a most ridiculous small space and bounces right back! It is warm and comfortable and above all light. Another fabulous design."
Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bush Craft.

"Have worn the Minimus down pullover virtually every autumn, winter and spring day since, often indoors as well as out. Absolutely fantastic, comfortable, warm, light."
D.T.

"Eddie Bauer sold goose down pullovers in the 80's ... they finally have a new version out this year [but] ... After reading a bit about your company, the quality manufacturing process/materials and the customer reviews, it was an easy decision [to order one from you]."
C.P., New York City.

"[My Minimus down pullover is] fantastic, half the weight of my old Mountain Equipment one and much better quality."
R.B.

"I purchased a Minimus down pullover from you ... and love it!"
T.B.

"The down pullover I bought from you before Christmas was absolutely outstanding! I wore it every day, favourite item of clothing."
C.B.

"Warmer than a warm thing from the warm shop. So light you just don't even know it's there. Warmest performance for minimum weight that I've ever found."
A.H.

"Pullover arrived yesterday ... and I am totally delighted and chuffed with it. It is about to take up a tiny space in my rucksack when I go out to France this weekend and will deliver more tog value per gram than anything else I can think of."
T.H.

"Have just returned from our six week GR11 backpack across the Spanish Pyrenees. The gear we got from you was SUPERB. The Minimus pullovers worked fantastically well and were a major weight saving over two Lightline jackets. Thanks again for making such good gear. I will be spreading the word as much as I can!"
G.T.

"I have a PHD Minimus pullover, and can attest to the great craftsmanship of these products."
Allison Miller on Outdoorsmagic Forum.

"I recently got the opportunity to see your Minimus Pullover and I absolutely love it!"
M.C., Sweden.

More...

Features

  • Recently redesigned
  • A PHD 'K Series' product: Ultimate warmth/weight performance
  • Unique 1000 fillpower European goose down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric
  • Superlight 10X inner fabric
  • Elasticated side panels for closer fit
  • 3 Pockets:
    • Large zipped cross pocket at front
    • 1 zipped patch pocket on the chest
    • 1 zipped inner security pocket
  • Stitch-through construction for maximum weight saving
  • New! Now also available in Custom Sizes. Specify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently*****
  • Front closure: short zip
  • Drop tail hem
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac supplied, 13 X 21cm**
  • Options:
    • Colours: Charcoal, Red, Burnt Orange, Green
    • Sizes:  XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Stud on hood with Lycra edging: Adds 35grms

 

*Giving a 20% discount in July to customers who have qualified for our loyalty scheme.

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

Description

This jacket is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, and Arm Length independently to order a made-to-measure down 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 Minimus Down Pullover has lost weight, but gained features. The full-width front handwarmer pocket is now zipped, and it’s grown a zipped quick-access chest pocket too, ideal for a smartphone or camera.

Elasticated panels have been added at the sides, increasing the insulating performance by creating a closer, warmer fit.

So, if we’ve added to it, how have we made it lighter? Well, although it’s not as visible as the other features, that’s perhaps the biggest change of all: it’s now made with our exclusive 1000 fillpower goose down, wrapped in Ultrashell, our lightest water resistant fabric.

Still exceptionally warm and comfortable, still perfect for minimalist mountaineering and backpacking, only now it’s even lighter.

As used by the Ice Warrior team and many others.

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

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

The lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty.

Ultralight 10X fabric (weight: 26 gsm)

10X, PHD's First 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. More on our down insulation.

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

Reviews are for previous version, which was 24% heavier

"PHD Minimus pullover is a warm, cosy life saver! I have used this jacket continually throughout this winter and I can only say it is absolutely brilliant. It has become a permanent part of my kit wherever I am. It folds/squishes into a most ridiculous small space and bounces right back! It is warm and comfortable and above all light. Another fabulous design."
Jeremy Hastings, Islay Bush Craft.

"Have worn the Minimus down pullover virtually every autumn, winter and spring day since, often indoors as well as out. Absolutely fantastic, comfortable, warm, light."
D.T.

"Eddie Bauer sold goose down pullovers in the 80's ... they finally have a new version out this year [but] ... After reading a bit about your company, the quality manufacturing process/materials and the customer reviews, it was an easy decision [to order one from you]."
C.P., New York City.

"[My Minimus down pullover is] fantastic, half the weight of my old Mountain Equipment one and much better quality."
R.B.

"I purchased a Minimus down pullover from you ... and love it!"
T.B.

"The down pullover I bought from you before Christmas was absolutely outstanding! I wore it every day, favourite item of clothing."
C.B.

"Warmer than a warm thing from the warm shop. So light you just don't even know it's there. Warmest performance for minimum weight that I've ever found."
A.H.

"Pullover arrived yesterday ... and I am totally delighted and chuffed with it. It is about to take up a tiny space in my rucksack when I go out to France this weekend and will deliver more tog value per gram than anything else I can think of."
T.H.

"Have just returned from our six week GR11 backpack across the Spanish Pyrenees. The gear we got from you was SUPERB. The Minimus pullovers worked fantastically well and were a major weight saving over two Lightline jackets. Thanks again for making such good gear. I will be spreading the word as much as I can!"
G.T.

"I have a PHD Minimus pullover, and can attest to the great craftsmanship of these products."
Allison Miller on Outdoorsmagic Forum.

"I recently got the opportunity to see your Minimus Pullover and I absolutely love it!"
M.C., Sweden.

More...

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