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Wafer Down Vest (sale)

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I am very, very, pleased with this purchase. It's always going to find a place in my pack for cool weather walking and backpacking"
Andy Howell

Wafer Down Vest (sale)

Our superlight insulated vest. A combination of our lightweight M1 fabric with PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower down.
Typical Operating Temp:0°C (32°F)
Weight:200g (7oz)
Price:£149.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:
Hood:

Features

  • £80 less than our standard version
  • PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower Down
  • Outer & Inner fabric: lightweight M1
  • Stitch-through for lightness
  • Pockets: 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets
  • Full length front zip backed by under-baffle
  • Drop-tail back
  • Lycra edging on hem and armholes
  • Stuff sac – size 0.5 (8 x 13cm)*
  • Optional stud-on hood with Lycra edging (+£38)
  • Available in Black or Red


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

Description

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

One of the smallest lightest packages of warmth we offer. Full zip front with two zipped handwarmers, all at 200gm (7oz) inside our half-size stuff sac. The Wafer vest will fit snugly under any of our down jackets, even the Minimus or the Yukon.

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 Vest 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.

£80 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.

Technical

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.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

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 and Inside Leg from crutch 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")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex. Many items are now also available in custom sizes as well as the standard sizes listed above. Our custom sizes cover XXXS to XXXL and allow body width and length and arm and leg lengths to be adjusted independently.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • 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.

Reviews

"I've used it a hell of a lot, both on the hills and in just about every other scenario I can think about. I find this a truly superb piece of kit.

There are two good hand warming pockets that have a generous capacity.

The vest is lovely and warm when zipped up. PHD rate this as useful down to zero but I think you'd be happy wearing this, perhaps, down to -5°C.

One of the main advantages of the Wafer Vest is that it is thin. This easily will slip under your shell jacket so that you can wear it while walking. I bought this jacket for extra warmth while moving not for extra warmth in camp and I think works very well for what I wanted it to do.

Wearing this vest under my jacket protects the down and adds little extra bulk. Although you want to keep down away from water down does wick steam and water vapour well. When working hard on the hill the vest is always very comfortable.

When the temperature begins to rise a simple opening of the front zip will loose a lot of heat. When completely un-zipped the jacket is so thin and light that you almost don’t realise you are wearing it.

The outer fabric of the vest is also very light but it doesn't seem too fragile and has coped well so far struggling through the usual woodland but remember this vest is designed to be worn under other protective layers. I am very, very, pleased with this purchase. At 190 grams it is always going to find a place in my pack for cool weather walking and backpacking."

Andy Howell. Read full review

Features

  • £80 less than our standard version
  • PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower Down
  • Outer & Inner fabric: lightweight M1
  • Stitch-through for lightness
  • Pockets: 2 zipped hand-warmer pockets
  • Full length front zip backed by under-baffle
  • Drop-tail back
  • Lycra edging on hem and armholes
  • Stuff sac – size 0.5 (8 x 13cm)*
  • Optional stud-on hood with Lycra edging (+£38)
  • Available in Black or Red


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

Description

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

One of the smallest lightest packages of warmth we offer. Full zip front with two zipped handwarmers, all at 200gm (7oz) inside our half-size stuff sac. The Wafer vest will fit snugly under any of our down jackets, even the Minimus or the Yukon.

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 Vest 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.

£80 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.

Technical

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.

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

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 and Inside Leg from crutch 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")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex. Many items are now also available in custom sizes as well as the standard sizes listed above. Our custom sizes cover XXXS to XXXL and allow body width and length and arm and leg lengths to be adjusted independently.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • 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.

Reviews

"I've used it a hell of a lot, both on the hills and in just about every other scenario I can think about. I find this a truly superb piece of kit.

There are two good hand warming pockets that have a generous capacity.

The vest is lovely and warm when zipped up. PHD rate this as useful down to zero but I think you'd be happy wearing this, perhaps, down to -5°C.

One of the main advantages of the Wafer Vest is that it is thin. This easily will slip under your shell jacket so that you can wear it while walking. I bought this jacket for extra warmth while moving not for extra warmth in camp and I think works very well for what I wanted it to do.

Wearing this vest under my jacket protects the down and adds little extra bulk. Although you want to keep down away from water down does wick steam and water vapour well. When working hard on the hill the vest is always very comfortable.

When the temperature begins to rise a simple opening of the front zip will loose a lot of heat. When completely un-zipped the jacket is so thin and light that you almost don’t realise you are wearing it.

The outer fabric of the vest is also very light but it doesn't seem too fragile and has coped well so far struggling through the usual woodland but remember this vest is designed to be worn under other protective layers. I am very, very, pleased with this purchase. At 190 grams it is always going to find a place in my pack for cool weather walking and backpacking."

Andy Howell. Read full review

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