Winter Solstice Competition

We launched our new competition on the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. From 21st December, the days get longer!

To celebrate, we offered one of our superb Minimus Down Vests worth £349 as the prize in our Winter Solstice competition.

Congratulations to the winner, Peter Saville.

The answers were:

  • Q: In what year was PHD Launched? A: 1998. Quite a few of you guessed 1962, which was the year our founder, Peter Hutchinson, started Mountain Equipment. More on our history.
  • Q: Are our Double Down Suits our lightest down suits. A: Yes. The biggest innovation in down suit design for 45 years: Comprising a two-piece outer for the summit push to 8000+m and a lightweight inner suit to wear right up to 7000m.
  • Q: Can we make our -38°C Denali Down Jacket in a fully taped waterproof shell? A: Yes. An optional, fully waterproof taped outer shell (in our Dri-LX fabric) can be selected to protect the down on long and arduous expeditions. 
  • Q: Is our 10°C M.Degree 100 Down Sleeping Bag our lightest Sleeping Bag? A: No. Although it weighs an incredible 240g, our 10°C Delta Race 100 Bag is 40g lighter, making it probably the lightest sleeping bag in the world.
  • Q: Does our Filler Down Sleeping Bag adds up to 10°C to the warmth of a lightweight sleeping bag? A: Yes. It's also a 15°C sleeping bag in its down right.
  • Q: We can custom size virtually all our clothing. How many sizes can we lengthen or shorten our clothing by? A: 2 sizes. For example we can make you a jacket with a medium body and extra long arms. More on our custom-sized clothing.
  • Q: Which mountain is pictured below? AStok Kangri. One of the destinations on our Gear Advisor website.

Photo: wildxplorer.