Romsdal Ventile Down Jacket

A Ventile® & Down Jacket for winter comfort, and smart enough for a cool city commute.
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.
857g / 30oz
Romsdal Ventile Down Jacket
"Perfectly made. Will be the envy of my family, friends, neighbours."
Don B.


  • Wind-resistant, breathable, Ventile® fabric outer:
    • Densely woven from 100% cotton using the world's finest long staple fibre
    • Very durable and quiet (rustle-free)
  • Superb 900 fill-power European pure Goose Down
  • Lightweight and soft MX inner fabric
  • Detachable hood
  • Two zipped outer chest pockets
  • Two zipped waist level pockets
  • One zipped inside security pocket.
  • Studded over baffle
  • Adjustable studded cuff tabs
  • Double exit shock-cord hem
  • Options:
    • Sizing:
      • XS - XL, or
      • Custom sizing options
    • Colours:
      • Navy Black, Charcoal, Olive, Orange, Red, Royal Blue


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, choose your body width, and then the body/arm lengths, shorter or longer, 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.

The combination of Ventile® and down has long been appreciated by Polar explorers in the Arctic and the Antarctic, where the effective weather protection, reassuring warmth and exceptional breathability combine to great effect. This has also made it a favourite with wildlife cameramen, commuters in the coldest cities, and many others who simply prefer the natural, rustle-free qualities of traditional outdoor fabrics, the way they were before the introduction of ripstop nylon and Gore Tex.

The Romsdal Jacket brings these qualities closer to home, where the quietness and friendly feel of the Ventile® along with smart looks makes for a jacket warm enough for the winter hills or a cold city commute.

The list of features makes for a fully functional down Jacket with waist and chest level pockets and internal security pocket. The detachable down filled hood and stud closure on the front baffle complete the design for greater warmth when battening down the hatches.

For those unfamiliar with Ventile®, this 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 here in 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.

Superlight MX fabric (weight: 32 gsm)

A mini-ripstop nylon with excellent tear strength, MX is the pick of the superfine 15 denier downproof materials. We have tested lighter fabrics, but most have had significant drawbacks, while our confidence in MX is based on several years of extensive use in both our ultralight and our high mountain gear.

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.

"Today, I received a perfectly made and packaged lovely Romsdal Down Jacket which I am sure will be the envy of the rest of my family, friends, neighbours and anyone else who is fortunate enough to see me wearing it. Many thanks for the very professional way in which my enquiry/order has been handled. My wife and I have owned and operated a retail store for the past 36 years and we know and appreciate professional and good service when we see it. Thank you and my very best wishes for your future." Don B.