Wafer Down Jacket (sale)

Our superlight insulated jacket. Made in our water-resistant Ultrashell fabric with PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower down.
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.
0°C / 32°F
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265g / 9oz
Wafer Down Jacket (sale)

Amazingly light…packs down into a tiny ball. It's very comfortable to wear. I took the Wafer on the Scottish Watershed and loved it on chilly nights.
TGO Magazine's Gear Editor, Chris Townsend, on our standard Wafer Down Jacket.



  • £109 less than our standard version
  • Only available until 20 April
  • PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower down
  • Outer fabric: water-resistant Ultrashell
  • Inner fabric: lightweight M1
  • Stitch-through construction for lightness
  • Pockets: 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets.
  • Full length lightweight front zip backed by under-baffle
  • Lycra edging on hem and cuffs
  • Stuff sac – size 0 (10 x 18cm)*
  • Colours: Navy blue, Light grey, Purple, Green
  • Optional stud-on down hood with Lycra edging (+£40)

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


Only available until 20 April.

Wafers are ultralight down clothing from PHD. Real outdoor gear which will add a raft of choices to your gear selection.

A super-light jacket that offers much more in camp or bivvy than a fleece. It's lighter, warmer and windproof, as well as taking up one third as much space in your pack. (You could squash twenty Wafer jackets into your 20 litre day-sac: try that with twenty fleeces!)

We’ve chosen our light-weight water-resistant Ultrashell fabric for the outer to help shrug off damp snow or condensation drips in a tent, and we’ve selected the exceptionally high quality 950 fillpower down for superb warmth to weight performance.

This is the ideal warmer for spring or autumn camping, when that cold little evening wind makes the sunny afternoon a distant memory. And if the night's a bit colder than you expected, keep the Wafer jacket on inside your bag: a definite booster, particularly if you've got the Wafer trousers on too.

  • Ideal companion in a cool camp, bothy, or hut.
  • Pack without noticing the weight (or the bulk).
  • Midlayer to boost warmth: warmer than a fleece weighing more than twice as much, and windproof too.
  • Add performance to your sleeping bag.

Wafer Down Jacket Compared:

  Weight (gm) Packed Bulk (cu.cm)
Wafer Jacket 265 880
Wool Sweater (av) 400 2400
Fleece (mid/light) 500 2600
Fleece (thick) 600 3600

Dispatch time: As with all PHD products, these are made to order and by hand. We estimate it will take us around 4 to 6 weeks to make and dispatch sale orders. During busy periods it may take a little longer.

£109 less than our standard version.


Please note: although the garment pictured in the video is in black M1 fabric, we are offering navy blue, light grey, green, and purple water-resistant Ultrashell versions in this sale.


Ultrashell (weight: 40 gsm)

One of 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.

Lightweight M1 fabric (weight: 39 gsm)

Lightweight silky microfibre. This close-weave 20 denier fabric is fully downproof, but also light and flexible enough to allow the down full loft. A reliable performer that has been the basis for much of our lightweight gear for some time.

950 fillpower down

A newcomer to our range. European goose of rare quality. A high value alternative at the top levels of performance. More on our down insulation.

Reviews are for our standard Wafer Down Jacket

"Amazingly light…packs down into a tiny ball. It's very comfortable to wear. I took the Wafer on the Scottish Watershed and loved it on chilly nights."
TGO Magazine's Gear Editor, Chris Townsend. Read Chris' full review.

"Made in Britain, with all components coming from within Europe and stuffed with traceable down. All good stuff. Unfeasibly warm for something so light. Impressive manufacturing ethics. Score: 10/10
Trail Running Magazine feature on 'Best Ethical Kit'..

"PHD's super-lightweight Wafer Down Jacket is a third less bulky than a fleece, offering superior standby warmth without taking up the space."
Wanderlust Magazine.

"Performed brilliantly. The hood was a great fit and tight enough to the face to keep off wind. Absolutely incredible warmth / weight ratio, could not be more impressed. Minimal packed bulk meant it could be kept in a rucksack pocket for easy access when temperatures dropped. I honestly cannot suggest improvement for this product."
Nikolas Bjelic on the Everest Base Camp Trail, Nepal.

"Offers perfect temperature control in almost every type of situation (between -5°C and +20°C)"
Alex F-B.

"It's brilliant!"
Ian Gauntlett.

"There are cheaper down jackets, but none made in the UK and none that'll fit into your one litre cooking pot when not in use."
Singletrack Magazine, 'Recommended'.

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