As used by Mingma David Sherpa on the first winter ascent of K2, 16 January 2021.
This superlight ‘K-series’ version of our standard Omega Suit was developed for a winter ascent of K2. Its lighter weight and greater warmth make it suitable for extremely cold and technical high-altitude expeditions. It is also suitable for lightweight polar expeditions.
A fully waterproof outer shell protects the down on long and arduous expeditions in truly inhospitable conditions.
The huge depth of down insulation and a differential cut—designed to allow full lofting—delivers an immensely high-performing suit. The warmth provided by the Omega Suit has proved a life saver in extreme conditions.
The Omega ‘K’ suit has full expedition specifications, with box-wall construction, expedition-style pockets inside and out, a voluminous hood and many other features.
This ‘K-series’ version is 425g lighter than our standard Omega suit due to a combination of our unique 1000 fill power down and the use of our new, lightest-ever, 2-layer breathable waterproof rip-stop fabric, Dri-LX, which weighs just 64gsm.
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 and choose the body width, body length, inside leg and arm length sizes 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.