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Xero one-piece wind shell suit

Xero one-piece wind shell suit
Xero one-piece wind shell suitXero Wind Suit on Everest Summit with Kenton CoolKenton Cool at Everest Camp 4 in Xero Wind Suit

My PHD wind suit is brilliant and I have used it so much.
Adele Pennington, Head of Operations Jagged Globe, and the only British woman to have climbed Everest twice.

Xero one-piece wind shell suit

A high-altitude oversuit to cover expedition clothing and totally block the fierce summit winds. Now also available in custom sizes.
Weight:920g (32oz)
Price:£384.00

Available Options:

Sizing type:
Because our custom-sized clothing is personalized specifically for you, it is non-returnable and can take up to 45 working days to make & dispatch
Body Width:
Body Length:
Inside Leg:
Arm Length:
Size:
Pit Zips:
Toilet Access:
Velcro Patches:
Style:

Features

  • Water-resistant Drishell fabric with tough waterproof Tempest fabric reinforcement
  • Unlined & Untaped for lightness. 100% wind proof
  • 4 pockets:
    • 2 large hand-warmer on the chest
    • 2 inner water-bottle pockets with elasticated top entry
  • New: Now available in custom sizes: specify body width, body length, arm length and leg length independently*****
  • Front zip
    • 2 way, 'under and up' through crotch and up back for toilet access
    • double baffle with full Velcro closure
  • Short Side zips: ankle to knee
  • Hood:
    • large size with rear volume reducer
    • elastic face cord with cord end channels
    • adjustable front Velcro closure
    • wired peak
    • sewn on
  • Arms and knees articulated
  • Ankle reinforcement patches
  • Elasticated waist and back for snug fit
  • Internal braces - adjustable for varied clothing - removable
  • Cuffs: knitted cuffs
  • Reflector tape for night searches
  • Beard flap
  • Mitt attachment loops at chest
  • Set Options:
    • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit)
    • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.
    • Quick-use mitt attachments - Velcro patches on chest
    • Pit zips
    • Rainbow seat zip as alternative for toilet use

Description

An over-suit designed as the top layer for full expedition clothing, with a wide cut to fit over down garments (also available in narrower, 'fleece-fit'). The unlined and un-taped Xero is the lightweight answer to the most insidious enemy in Arctic regions and at high altitude – the wind.

A formidable list of technical specifications includes: 4 pockets, double baffle, articulated arms and knees, reflector tape for night searches, mitt attachment loops, ankle reinforcement patches, and much more.

For the more complete protection offered by taped seams and a heavier fabric see the Omega Shell Suit.

As used by Kenton Cool, the EverestMax team, the Extreme South team, and many others.

Available in two cuts:

  • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit)
  • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.

Note: The proofing on Drishell is extremely light and in an unlined garment like the Xero shell it may be affected by prolonged abrasion, resulting in some lessening of the fabric's wind-proof qualities.

This suit is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, Arm Length and Leg Length independently to order a made-to-measure suit. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if standard, ready-to-wear patterns are not a good fit for you. Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this suit it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this suit are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.

 

Technical

Toilet Access on Suits

  • Under & Up zip: The central front zip on the suit runs from the collar, down the front of the body, past the groin and then under and up to waist level at the back. A two-way zip allows access at any place.
  • Rainbow Seat zip: A rainbow / semicircle zip is sewn in across the backside. A two-way zip allows access and creates a drop down flap.
More on toilet access.

Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric (weight: 54 gsm)

Ripstop nylon with an ultralight coating: achieves total windblock, along with high breathability and superior water resistance. Superbly efficient for a very light overall fabric weight.

Tough Waterproof Tempest outer fabric (weight: 160gsm)

A technically advanced waterproof breathable material. 100% Nylon. Good abrasion and tear resistance, yet offering high flexibility for such a tough material.

Sizing

Standard Sizing

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. Inside leg is measured from crotch 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")

Custom Sizing

Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length, Arm Length, and Inside Leg up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a suit with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length; XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length; and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Inside Leg. If you have any questions about your size, please contact us.

Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Width. Measure yourself without clothes, relaxed with an uninflated chest.

Body Width Chest circumference Waist circumference
XS 86cm (34") 71cm (28")
S 91cm (36") 76cm (30")
M 99cm (39") 84cm (33")
L 107cm (42") 91cm (36")
XL 114cm (45") 99cm (39")


Body Length -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Length size. Measure your height without shoes:

Body Length Size
Your height in cm Your height in inches
XXXS 139 - 144cm 4'5" - 4'8"
XXS 145 - 154cm 4'9" - 5'
XS 155 - 163cm 5'1" - 5'4"
S 164 - 170cm 5'5" - 5'7"
M 171 - 178cm 5'7" - 5'10"
L 179 - 186cm 5'10" - 6'1"
XL 187 - 193cm 6'2" - 6'4"
XXL 194 - 201cm 6'4" - 6'7"
XXXL 202 - 209cm 6'8" - 6'10"


Inside Arm -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone without clothes. When you measure your inside arm let your arm hang loosely by your side. Don't extend it horizontally.

Inside Arm cm Inches
XXXS 41cm 16"
XXS 43cm 17"
XS 46cm 18"
S 48cm 19"
M 51cm 20"
L 53cm 21"
XL 56cm 22"
XXL 58cm 23"
XXXL 61cm 24"


Inside Leg. Use the chart below to find your Inside Leg size. Measure yourself without clothes from crotch to ankle bone.

Inside Leg size Inside Leg length
XXXS 61cm (24")
XXS 65cm (25.5")
XS 69cm (27")
S 72cm (28.5")
M 76cm (30")
L 80cm (31.5")
XL 84cm (33")
XXL 88cm (34.5")
XXXL 91cm (36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

Notes:

  • Down suits are sized to fit over thermal underwear and fleece.
  • 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.
  • The arms of our suit are designed to be long enough to keep your wrists warm when your arms are extended horizontally (when using trekking poles, for example) or when you are reaching above yourself (when climbing, for example). In this respect the arm lengths of our suits differ from street/fashion jackets.

Reviews

"My PHD wind suit is brilliant and I have used it so much."
Adele Pennington, Head of Operations Jagged Globe, and the only British woman to have climbed Everest twice.

"I went to Everest as leader of Jagged Globes' North Ridge Expedition; this expedition included Sir Ranulph Fiennes who I believe you also supplied with down gear. The expedition was successful in placing six out of nine clients on the top ... [The] wind-suit [you made] to wear on Everest ... worked perfectly and I will be using [it] again."
Neal Short.

More...

Features

  • Water-resistant Drishell fabric with tough waterproof Tempest fabric reinforcement
  • Unlined & Untaped for lightness. 100% wind proof
  • 4 pockets:
    • 2 large hand-warmer on the chest
    • 2 inner water-bottle pockets with elasticated top entry
  • New: Now available in custom sizes: specify body width, body length, arm length and leg length independently*****
  • Front zip
    • 2 way, 'under and up' through crotch and up back for toilet access
    • double baffle with full Velcro closure
  • Short Side zips: ankle to knee
  • Hood:
    • large size with rear volume reducer
    • elastic face cord with cord end channels
    • adjustable front Velcro closure
    • wired peak
    • sewn on
  • Arms and knees articulated
  • Ankle reinforcement patches
  • Elasticated waist and back for snug fit
  • Internal braces - adjustable for varied clothing - removable
  • Cuffs: knitted cuffs
  • Reflector tape for night searches
  • Beard flap
  • Mitt attachment loops at chest
  • Set Options:
    • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit)
    • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.
    • Quick-use mitt attachments - Velcro patches on chest
    • Pit zips
    • Rainbow seat zip as alternative for toilet use

Description

An over-suit designed as the top layer for full expedition clothing, with a wide cut to fit over down garments (also available in narrower, 'fleece-fit'). The unlined and un-taped Xero is the lightweight answer to the most insidious enemy in Arctic regions and at high altitude – the wind.

A formidable list of technical specifications includes: 4 pockets, double baffle, articulated arms and knees, reflector tape for night searches, mitt attachment loops, ankle reinforcement patches, and much more.

For the more complete protection offered by taped seams and a heavier fabric see the Omega Shell Suit.

As used by Kenton Cool, the EverestMax team, the Extreme South team, and many others.

Available in two cuts:

  • Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit)
  • Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.

Note: The proofing on Drishell is extremely light and in an unlined garment like the Xero shell it may be affected by prolonged abrasion, resulting in some lessening of the fabric's wind-proof qualities.

This suit is now also available in custom sizesSpecify Body Width, Body Length, Arm Length and Leg Length independently to order a made-to-measure suit. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if standard, ready-to-wear patterns are not a good fit for you. Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this suit it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this suit are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.

 

Technical

Toilet Access on Suits

  • Under & Up zip: The central front zip on the suit runs from the collar, down the front of the body, past the groin and then under and up to waist level at the back. A two-way zip allows access at any place.
  • Rainbow Seat zip: A rainbow / semicircle zip is sewn in across the backside. A two-way zip allows access and creates a drop down flap.
More on toilet access.

Water-resistant Drishell outer fabric (weight: 54 gsm)

Ripstop nylon with an ultralight coating: achieves total windblock, along with high breathability and superior water resistance. Superbly efficient for a very light overall fabric weight.

Tough Waterproof Tempest outer fabric (weight: 160gsm)

A technically advanced waterproof breathable material. 100% Nylon. Good abrasion and tear resistance, yet offering high flexibility for such a tough material.

Sizing

Standard Sizing

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. Inside leg is measured from crotch 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")

Custom Sizing

Once you've selected a Body Width you can choose Body Length, Arm Length, and Inside Leg up to two sizes bigger or smaller. For example, a suit with a medium (M) Body Width can be XS, S, M, L, or XL in Body Length; XS, S, M, L, or XL in Arm Length; and XS, S, M, L, or XL in Inside Leg. If you have any questions about your size, please contact us.

Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Width. Measure yourself without clothes, relaxed with an uninflated chest.

Body Width Chest circumference Waist circumference
XS 86cm (34") 71cm (28")
S 91cm (36") 76cm (30")
M 99cm (39") 84cm (33")
L 107cm (42") 91cm (36")
XL 114cm (45") 99cm (39")


Body Length -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Use the chart below to find your Body Length size. Measure your height without shoes:

Body Length Size
Your height in cm Your height in inches
XXXS 139 - 144cm 4'5" - 4'8"
XXS 145 - 154cm 4'9" - 5'
XS 155 - 163cm 5'1" - 5'4"
S 164 - 170cm 5'5" - 5'7"
M 171 - 178cm 5'7" - 5'10"
L 179 - 186cm 5'10" - 6'1"
XL 187 - 193cm 6'2" - 6'4"
XXL 194 - 201cm 6'4" - 6'7"
XXXL 202 - 209cm 6'8" - 6'10"


Inside Arm -- can be two sizes up or down from Body Width. Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone without clothes. When you measure your inside arm let your arm hang loosely by your side. Don't extend it horizontally.

Inside Arm cm Inches
XXXS 41cm 16"
XXS 43cm 17"
XS 46cm 18"
S 48cm 19"
M 51cm 20"
L 53cm 21"
XL 56cm 22"
XXL 58cm 23"
XXXL 61cm 24"


Inside Leg. Use the chart below to find your Inside Leg size. Measure yourself without clothes from crotch to ankle bone.

Inside Leg size Inside Leg length
XXXS 61cm (24")
XXS 65cm (25.5")
XS 69cm (27")
S 72cm (28.5")
M 76cm (30")
L 80cm (31.5")
XL 84cm (33")
XXL 88cm (34.5")
XXXL 91cm (36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex.

Notes:

  • Down suits are sized to fit over thermal underwear and fleece.
  • 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.
  • The arms of our suit are designed to be long enough to keep your wrists warm when your arms are extended horizontally (when using trekking poles, for example) or when you are reaching above yourself (when climbing, for example). In this respect the arm lengths of our suits differ from street/fashion jackets.

Reviews

"My PHD wind suit is brilliant and I have used it so much."
Adele Pennington, Head of Operations Jagged Globe, and the only British woman to have climbed Everest twice.

"I went to Everest as leader of Jagged Globes' North Ridge Expedition; this expedition included Sir Ranulph Fiennes who I believe you also supplied with down gear. The expedition was successful in placing six out of nine clients on the top ... [The] wind-suit [you made] to wear on Everest ... worked perfectly and I will be using [it] again."
Neal Short.

More...

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