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Omega one-piece Expedition shell

Omega one-piece Expedition shell suit
Omega one-piece Expedition shell suitFront Velcro closure on hoodVelcro cuffsSide zips - knee to ankleMitt attachments at waist

When it comes to pure specialist equipment for modern alpine style objectives PHD leads the way not only in the UK, but in the world. PHD gear is state of the art.
Andy Kirkpatrick.

Omega one-piece Expedition shell

A fully taped oversuit to cover down-filled expedition clothing. Provides the ultimate barrier against the full force of the weather. Now available in custom sizes.
Weight:1,000g (35oz)
Price:£560.00

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:
Inside Leg:
Arm Length:
Size:
Colour:
Pit Zips:
Toilet Access:
Velcro Patches:
Style:

Features

  • Waterproof HS3 fabric shell with fully taped seams
  • 6 pockets:
    • 2 cargo pockets
    • 2 handwarmer pockets
    • 2 inner water-bottle pockets with elasticated entry
  • Front zip:
    • 2 way, 'under and up' through crotch and up back for toilet access
    • double baffle with full velcro closure
  • New: Now available in custom sizes: specify body width, body length, arm length and leg length independently*****
  • Short Side zips: ankle to knee
  • Hood:
    • large size with rear volume reducer
    • adjustable non stretch face cord with cord end channels
    • adjustable front velcro closure
    • wired peak
    • sewn on
  • Arms and knees articulated
  • Crampon patches
  • Elasticated waist and back for snug fit
  • Internal braces - adjustable for varied clothing - removable
  • Mitt attachment loops at waist
  • Reflector tape for night location
  • Beard flap
  • Cuff: Velcro adjustable cuffs to go over any Jacket / Mitt combination
  • Set Options:
    • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit or Jacket / Trouser combination)
    • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece / softshell etc.
    • Velcro patches on chest - for quick attachment of mitts or logo badges
    • Pit zips: water-resistant YKK Aquaseal
    • Rainbow seat zip as alternative for toilet use

     

    Description

    A fully-taped oversuit designed as the top layer for full expedition clothing, with a wide cut to fit over down garments (also available in slimmer 'fleece-fit').  The Omega represents expedition outerwear at its most protective.

    A formidable list of technical specifications includes: 6 pockets to stow kit while on the move, double storm baffles, Velcro cuffs to adjust to any Jacket / Mitt combination, and toilet access options to mirror your suit or salopettes.

    Available in two cuts:

    • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (either a down jacket and trousers or a full down suit)
    • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.

    Our wind proof and water resistant Xero shell suit is a lighter option for those not requiring the complete protection offered by HS3 fabric and fully-taped seams.

    This suit is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, Arm Length and Leg Length independently to order a made-to-measure suit. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if standard, ready-to-wear patterns are not a good fit for you. Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this suit it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this suit are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.

     

    Technical

    Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

    HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability.

    Toilet Access on Suits

    • Under & Up zip: The central front zip on the suit runs from the collar, down the front of the body, past the groin and then under and up to waist level at the back. A two-way zip allows access at any place.
    • Rainbow Seat zip: A rainbow / semicircle zip is sewn in across the backside. A two-way zip allows access and creates a drop down flap.
    More on toilet access.

    Sizing

    Standard Sizing

    The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone. Inside leg is measured from crotch to ankle-bone.

    Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
    XS 155-163cm
    (5'1"–5'4")
    86cm
    (34")
    71cm
    (28")
    46cm
    (18")
    69cm
    (27")
    S 164-170cm
    (5'5"–5'7")
    91cm
    (36")
    76cm
    (30")
    48cm
    (19")
    72cm
    (28.5")
    M 171-178cm
    (5'7"–5'10")
    99cm
    (39")
    84cm
    (33")
    51cm
    (20")
    76cm
    (30")
    L 179-186cm
    (5'10"–6'1")
    107cm
    (42")
    91cm
    (36")
    53cm
    (21")
    80cm
    (31.5")
    XL 187-193cm
    (6'2"–6'4")
    114cm
    (45")
    99cm
    (39")
    56cm
    (22")
    84cm
    (33")

    Custom Sizing

    Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length, Arm Length, and Inside Leg up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a suit with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length; XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length; and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Inside Leg. 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"


    Inside Leg. Use the chart below to find your Inside Leg size. Measure yourself without clothes from crotch to ankle bone.

    Inside Leg size Inside Leg length
    XXXS 61cm (24")
    XXS 65cm (25.5")
    XS 69cm (27")
    S 72cm (28.5")
    M 76cm (30")
    L 80cm (31.5")
    XL 84cm (33")
    XXL 88cm (34.5")
    XXXL 91cm (36")

    N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

    Notes:

    • Down suits are sized to fit over thermal underwear and fleece.
    • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size: F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.
    • The arms of our suit 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 suits differ from street/fashion jackets.

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    Features

    • Waterproof HS3 fabric shell with fully taped seams
    • 6 pockets:
      • 2 cargo pockets
      • 2 handwarmer pockets
      • 2 inner water-bottle pockets with elasticated entry
    • Front zip:
      • 2 way, 'under and up' through crotch and up back for toilet access
      • double baffle with full velcro closure
    • New: Now available in custom sizes: specify body width, body length, arm length and leg length independently*****
    • Short Side zips: ankle to knee
    • Hood:
      • large size with rear volume reducer
      • adjustable non stretch face cord with cord end channels
      • adjustable front velcro closure
      • wired peak
      • sewn on
    • Arms and knees articulated
    • Crampon patches
    • Elasticated waist and back for snug fit
    • Internal braces - adjustable for varied clothing - removable
    • Mitt attachment loops at waist
    • Reflector tape for night location
    • Beard flap
    • Cuff: Velcro adjustable cuffs to go over any Jacket / Mitt combination
    • Set Options:
      • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit or Jacket / Trouser combination)
      • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece / softshell etc.
      • Velcro patches on chest - for quick attachment of mitts or logo badges
      • Pit zips: water-resistant YKK Aquaseal
      • Rainbow seat zip as alternative for toilet use

       

      Description

      A fully-taped oversuit designed as the top layer for full expedition clothing, with a wide cut to fit over down garments (also available in slimmer 'fleece-fit').  The Omega represents expedition outerwear at its most protective.

      A formidable list of technical specifications includes: 6 pockets to stow kit while on the move, double storm baffles, Velcro cuffs to adjust to any Jacket / Mitt combination, and toilet access options to mirror your suit or salopettes.

      Available in two cuts:

      • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (either a down jacket and trousers or a full down suit)
      • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.

      Our wind proof and water resistant Xero shell suit is a lighter option for those not requiring the complete protection offered by HS3 fabric and fully-taped seams.

      This suit is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, Arm Length and Leg Length independently to order a made-to-measure suit. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if standard, ready-to-wear patterns are not a good fit for you. Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this suit it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this suit are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.

       

      Technical

      Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

      HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability.

      Toilet Access on Suits

      • Under & Up zip: The central front zip on the suit runs from the collar, down the front of the body, past the groin and then under and up to waist level at the back. A two-way zip allows access at any place.
      • Rainbow Seat zip: A rainbow / semicircle zip is sewn in across the backside. A two-way zip allows access and creates a drop down flap.
      More on toilet access.

      Sizing

      Standard Sizing

      The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone. Inside leg is measured from crotch to ankle-bone.

      Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
      XS 155-163cm
      (5'1"–5'4")
      86cm
      (34")
      71cm
      (28")
      46cm
      (18")
      69cm
      (27")
      S 164-170cm
      (5'5"–5'7")
      91cm
      (36")
      76cm
      (30")
      48cm
      (19")
      72cm
      (28.5")
      M 171-178cm
      (5'7"–5'10")
      99cm
      (39")
      84cm
      (33")
      51cm
      (20")
      76cm
      (30")
      L 179-186cm
      (5'10"–6'1")
      107cm
      (42")
      91cm
      (36")
      53cm
      (21")
      80cm
      (31.5")
      XL 187-193cm
      (6'2"–6'4")
      114cm
      (45")
      99cm
      (39")
      56cm
      (22")
      84cm
      (33")

      Custom Sizing

      Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length, Arm Length, and Inside Leg up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a suit with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length; XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length; and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Inside Leg. 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"


      Inside Leg. Use the chart below to find your Inside Leg size. Measure yourself without clothes from crotch to ankle bone.

      Inside Leg size Inside Leg length
      XXXS 61cm (24")
      XXS 65cm (25.5")
      XS 69cm (27")
      S 72cm (28.5")
      M 76cm (30")
      L 80cm (31.5")
      XL 84cm (33")
      XXL 88cm (34.5")
      XXXL 91cm (36")

      N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

      Notes:

      • Down suits are sized to fit over thermal underwear and fleece.
      • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size: F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.
      • The arms of our suit 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 suits differ from street/fashion jackets.

      Reviews

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