Wafer Down Trousers (sale)

Made in water-resistant Ultrashell fabric for this sale, our lightest insulated trousers. A combination of our lightweight fabric with 950 fillpower pure goose 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
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.
175g / 6oz
Wafer Down Trousers (sale)

I almost cried when I packaged these up to return them to PHD as they were absolutely brilliant.
Alice Morrison on the Everest Trail Race with our standard Wafer Down trousers



  • 28% less than our standard version
  • Available until 21 April
  • Insulation: PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower down
  • Outer fabric: water-resistant Ultrashell
  • Inner fabric: Ultralight M1
  • Stitch-through for lightness
  • Adjustable shock cord at waist
  • Lycra edging at ankle
  • Stuff sac – size 0.5 (8 x 13cm)*
  • Colours: Navy blue or Light grey

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


Available until 21 April.

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

The natural complement to the Wafer Jacket. Cosy camp gear, which will boost the warmth of your sleeping bag too. Fits into our new half-size stuff sac.

We’ve chosen our light-weight water-resistant Ultrashell outer fabric 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 Trousers on inside your bag: a definite booster, particularly if you've got the Wafer Jacket 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.

​28% less than our standard version.

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.


Please note: although the garment pictured in the video is in black M1 fabric, we are offering navy blue and light grey 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 Trousers

"I wore my wafer trousers for three days non stop…never climbed in such horrific weather and conditions."
—Jon Griffith climbing Link Sar, Pakistan

"I almost cried when I packaged these up to return them to PHD as they were absolutely brilliant. Simply put, they are very light and very warm and helped me to recover every night as I just wasn't cold."
—Alice Morrison on the Everest Trail Race

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