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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.
Weight:920g (32oz)
Price:£365.00

Available Options:

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*****
  • 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.

 

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

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")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

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

"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*****
  • 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.

 

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

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")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

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

"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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