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
Filo 2016 [Mens]
Versatile duck down jacket with removeable hood, equally at home bouldering as it is on an Alpine ascent
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.
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
NEW! Down Scents
scented down jacket hit the market
Cloudbase is quality!
When looking for a new sleeping mat to replace my old mountain equipment helium after the valve broke on it, i was looking for three things, these were comfort, lightweight and affordable. The Cloudbase ticked all these boxes.
Comfort - The mats honeycomb construction kept me incredibly comfortable and warm all night meaning i had a great night sleep on two consecutive nights wild camping on uneven ground.
Lightweight - The Cloudbase is extremely lightweight and compact when packed away, in fact, I managed to squeeze it into the stuff sack for my sleeping bag which fits nicely into the bottom compartment of my rucksack, meaning that all of my sleeping equipment was in one place and both of them together weighing about 1.7 kilos; not bad for a bed.
Affordable - At 50 quid the Cloudbase doesn't break the bank unlike other market competitors such as therm-a-rest. However the only slight niggle that i had was that Robens make a very similar mat for about 40 quid, but i favoured alpkit as I'm a huge fan of the business and their customer service is second to none - it comes with a three year warranty and even came with a personalised note signed by the team.
Overall, although I've only used it twice so far, im loving my new bit of kit and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good night sleep and it to be lightweight, something that i imagine any outdoor enthusiast would want. I also am really impressed by Alpkit, like many times before, with their supreme customer service and would recommend them as a business to anyone!
More comfortable than my bed
This is my spare bed and it's super comfortable. However, I agree with the other reviewer, it's virtually impossible to get it back into it's elastic straps & bag single handed. Perhaps a large heavy person could, or two people, but I'm 58kg and I just can't squeeze enough air out. But they say it should be stored flat anyway.
The death of the fleece
Brilliant jacket. Looked at loads of other manufacturers and always something wrong. The Heiko ticks all the boxes. Lightweight; the correct number and position of pockets; a drop back. I'm 6ft and 75 kg and bought the medium which is great as a mid layer once you pull the tabs tighter on the hem. Would have liked to have seen other colours available, a black or forest, but am happy with the Nemo. I can see me wearing this socially all the time in the British weather. I travel a lot and this will be my go to jacket to take away with me. If you do make some in not so climby colours I will get another. Time to get rid of your fleeces and buy one of these! Great delivery and service also. Cheers chaps.
Please do a hooded arro
Please do a hooded arro. A helmet hood. With lightweight retaining strap.
Perfect softshell when combined with a light grid fleece.
Superb hardtail, thats agile, responsive & forgiving over long distances
Having been a Specialized owner for several years, I succumbed to adopting a 650b+ bike after riding my Husband’s Sonder Transmitter (despite it being too big for me, I had an awesome time at Cannock Chase).
Used this excellent bike for the 2016 Rat Race The Crossing in July 2016. My Husband and I both had Sonder Transmitters (he had a Medium frame Transmitter SRAM GX1 Pike) on this adventure race and we were told that these were the first 650b+ bikes (of any make) to participate in the event since its inception.
I’m so impressed with the speed both on and off road (as a 70 mile day weaved and traversed over tarmac, rutted grasslands, thick mud, through thickly forested singletrack, climb loose gravel track and descending steep rocky trails). Handling the majority of sections with such ease that I could speed past those thin wheeled 27.5/29inch bikes with simplicity. Alpkit has done an amazing job on these bikes, as many “The Crossing” participants suffered mechanical issues, even countless more had tire issues, as we hammered the 200 mile, 3 day event across 3 National Parks. Our Transmitters had no issues whatsoever. 27.5+ is the way to go.
What was intriguing is the number of fellow participants who tested our Transmitters during the event. They were blown away with both bikes. Even the event mechnics where in awe. Some of these testers had high spec £5k full suspension bikes!
Alpkit had also lent me a beta test of their new womens specific seat. Another fantastic product especially compared to the mens seat (on my Husband’s Sonder)
Bought the hunka XL this January and used it for a winter weekend in the snow early February ready. No zipper so you have to crawl in, but it worked beautifully. No condensation, even though opening of my sleeping bag emitted a lot of damp air.
Great Value - and not so bad in the wind!
Agree with previous reviews - spacious tent and great value for money. Have used it for 3 adults on short trips with no problems. As a 2-man tent, it is positively palatial! As a bonus, it's light enough to use as a solo tent if you don't have the money for a quiver of tents and you don't want to bivvy out.
Used it this January in Scottish Highlands in severe winds and it held up well, with only a bent pole to show for it.
Agree that the inner is flimsy but that's hardly surprising! Little runs do appear, but no evidence of them turning into tears, so far anyway.
Overall, thoroughly recommend it.
Versatile and comfortable
I bought mine about 4 months ago and I've found them excellent for low level walking, cycling and travelling, for which the secure pockets and quite smart appearance (compared with jeans, anyway) are perfect. They feel soft next to the skin and more windproof than the light, stretchy fabric would suggest. I'd agree with another reviewer that they're probably not as warm as the advertising copy implies - I wouldn't dream of using them for winter hill walking. However, that's not a bad thing, as it means they're remarkably comfortable in most conditions, indoors and out.
Simply put, the best sleeping bag I've ever used. Worth the extra weight in your pack to be toasty all night!
great sack, great value. I had a similar designed backpack from an american company and was expecting this to be similar, however, the fabrics and construction on this make a far more robust package.
I'ts highly comfortable and I use it for running, commuting and just about everything else.
Uncluttered and sleek in black I reckon its in the same design league as the opinel or maglight.
only draw back for me is the chest strap rides up but thats a problem I have on other sacks too so probably just me.
If the 25 and 30 were carbon copies in terms of pockets/ compression I'd have one each of those too!