Performance down jackets
Warm and packable technical jackets that look good and feel good. A performance down jacket makes sure you're ready and don't get put off from enjoying the outdoors in crisp cold weather.
Whether ski mountaineering in the Pika Glacier or on a frosty morning walk with Alfie the dog, our jackets are at ease with the lightweight micro-rib down jacket and vest which is ideal for fast and light activity. The Filo jacket is a multiple award winning jacket since its launch over 10 years ago. Phantac is our premium goose down jacket for mountaineering, climbing and all those occasions where you just need to shut out the cold weather.
New in 2017 all our down jacket are made with Nikwax RDS Hydrophobic down. Hydrophobic down means it will maintain good temperature retention even when wet. All our down has always been sourced from farms which do not force feed or live pluck their down. We now only use down sourced from farms which meet RDS (responsible down standard) requirements in all our down products.
Filoment Vest [Mens]
Men's micro-rib hydrophobic down gilet for fast and light activities where you don’t want to constrict your arms
Filoment Vest [Womens]
Women's micro-rib hydrophobic down gilet for fast and light activities where you don’t want to constrict your arms
Filoment Hoody [Mens]
Men's lightweight 650 fill power hooded microrib hydrophobic duck down jacket to keep you cosy warm crawling out of a tent on a chilly morning. An ideal lightweight top-layer and much lighter and packable than a hoody
Filoment Hoody [Womens]
Women's lightweight 650 fill power hooded microrib hydrophobic duck down jacket to keep you cosy warm crawling out of a tent on a chilly morning. An ideal lightweight top-layer and much lighter and packable than a jumper
Men's 2017 premium down jacket with 650 fill power hydrophobic duck down and DWR coating, equally at home bouldering as it is on an Alpine ascent
Women's premium down jacket with 650 fill power hydrophobic duck down and DWR coating, equally at home bouldering as it is on an Alpine ascent
Men's hydrophobic down jacket with 750 fill power goose down for mountaineering, climbing and all those occasions where you just need to shut out the cold weather.
We have been making down clothing and sleeping bags since 2005. Our customers have taken our down jackets all over the world; from the Alps, to the Himalaya to Antartica. Some people go around the world, some never stop. Their adventures are our legacy. Find out more about down clothing on our site.
What to do next
Following a big run
Tale of Two Mountains
exploring Cross Fell
looking back on the Alpkit year
Pyrenees Traverse – Mules, Munitions and Million Star Hotels.
6 days in the mountains
Kendal Mountain Festival 2016
Its Film Festival time
the delights of staying in huts
Alpkit and Nikwax RDS Hydrophobic Down
alpkit moves to nikwax rds hydrophobic down
Discovering climbing in norway
Igloo basecamp in the Alps
Bikepacking what to pack
What to Pack for 100 miles over 2 days
South Lakes 100 #Jennride
100 miles on a Mountain Bike
Best value headtorch I've ever seen
I see somebody said this was awesome, but dinged it a star for not having a wide angle mode. Sure, the main beam is tight and focused, but for £24 it's incredible value. Friends' Alpkit headtorches have always looked a bit flimsy to me so I stuck to Pretzl. The build quality on this one, however, blows every other headtorch I've seen in this price bracket (I'm thinking £40 or less, and I've not looked above that price point) out of the water.
Clearly then, it's due 5 stars. Sure, the beam is narrow, but that does at least increase your useful run time. If you're into an activity that needs a wide beam this isn't the torch for that job, but you should probably get one anyway for those times when you just want to see what you're doing, and don't want a piece of plastic crap to have fallen apart in your bag.
Be advised that the lenses are mirrored
Good sunnies at a good price. Just be aware that the lenses are mirrored. That does not really show up on the product pictures.
Having done a few bike trips, the people you meet along the way always stay with you and make you realise that unlike the news there are lots of interesting and generous people out there.
Go on an adventure, short or long it's good for the soul, Joe story affirms this.
Sounds great, looks amazing, where is it?
Fantastic and excellent photos. Where were the photos taken? Would be great to know, you could maybe use captions on the pics.
That would avoid a finger wagging -
It's ironic that on a web page written by someone with visual impairment, text descriptions of the photos are missing. They help people using screen readers to get an idea of photo content as well as those who get grumpy cos they can't figure where they were taken. Ask your web bod, they can sort it. As it is, it breaks the Disability Discrimination Act and gives Tim Berners-Lee a twitch.
- drops finger
Very useful bar bag
At last, a small handlebar bag for carrying the essentials for a ride, I rarely use a camalbak these days and this size of bar bag is ideal for holding riding kit, camera, snacks, jacket etc. Very secure on the bars and no movement when bouncing over rough terrain, the fully waterproof exterior is a nice touch for the winter months.
Very well made and a good price, top marks alpkit!.
This is a really good bit of Kit, even better that I have changed my handle bars to Alpkits Confucius, which gives plenty of loading options and the Kanga is ultra secure
Bought two of these to go in Goriila Mounts, to be fare they are not made for this, so I had a bit of a compromise in making them work for me, I needed more of a roll shape, but unfortunately for Me alpkit where out of 5 ltr dry bags.
They are great Quality, pack well, and the stiff back is great, only downside hence 1 point down, is the straps are on the side, and unless you have something to hold them in, end up in the spokes, slight mod required I think
Have got the medium, and its great for charging the phone on the go, and storing snack bars etc.
the hole for taking the charging cable is great, and well thought out.
Loose 1 mark for the Velcro, But I swapped these out and they hold so much better, much less slippage than the velcro
Great bit of Kit
Have used this on a number of occasions, and no its not waterproof, but its really handy!
Its round shape means its great for items, easy to dip into when riding, bags of nuts etc, I have a dry version, which I don't rate - More work on that one guys
Drops a point due to the velcro
2 day outing in the Alps
Was really expecting these to be good, but afraid not.
1 - the lack of a round base, unlike the regular stem cell, means they do not pack as well (Its really square)
2. the lock over top sticks up too high, and interferes with other items in the cockpit
3. The liner keeps coming out when unpacking what a pain
No such problems with the regular stemcell - I can't say this is worth the extra money.
On another note the really! really! harsh Velcro, has already started to wear a hole in the outer bag after only two days, and has trashed another bit of kit, put it on soft side inside (no Scratching the bike, but damages the kit, put it on soft side outside, it scratches the bike paintwork!)