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.
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
This is one piece of cooking kit that i don't leave home without on a camping trip. Well made, lightweight and good size for all cooking needs and brew making!
Bit of a mixed bag
Great deal with decent light output but with a few flaws...
...firstly the attachment broke very soon after purchase. Secondly the light indicator doesn't seem to correlate to anything - goes red soon after full charge indicating low battery. Light flickers when going over bumps. Handlebar attachment not all that tight so can move around. The textured lens seems to dull the light which affects the range of the beam.
However, alpkit have been great and replaced and for this price it is a good deal for at least a backup or commuting light with a decent runtime.
Took a punt on these as they looked a good deal with interchangeable lenses and what a pair of glasses they have turned out to be!
Quality is great with excellent coverage and nose pad which keeps the glasses firmly in place unlike many cycling glasses i've tried. Interchangeable lenses are great (although quite difficult to change) and very comfortable to wear - really impressed!
Sizing is too large
Bought a small, it's too large. Doesn't sit close enough so it hangs too low, is too baggy and flapps around when I'm active. I'm not tiny, but I'm quite skinny. Small t-shirts of most brands fit me perfectly, but this is too large. It's a shame as the fabric and cut seem good, and the seams are flat and very comfortable.
The final part of my new lite weight cook kit. The mytimug 900, mytimug 400 and my stormin cone stove system all fit inside one another to make a very lite cook kit that takes up very space in my pack. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Check out my youtube channel to see my cook kit - Sconjaoutdoors76.
Really great jacket!
I bought this jacket last summer as a lightweight jacket to carry in my bag.
The Gravitas looks great, weighs nothing, packs down very very small (the gravitas jacket along with Alpkit’s parallax waterproof trousers fit into one small stuff sack) and is properly waterproof unlike the other minimalist jackets I am aware of anywhere near this price.
The fit is great and while saving weight and bulk everywhere, the jacket still has the features you really need (wired, adjustable hood, elasticated cuffs, good sized single pocket, good zip and adjustable waist)
Although I bought the jacket for summer emergency use, I have used this jacket for cycle commuting all the way through the year and also found it to be the perfect jacket for ski touring on warmer days.
excellent pot, insulated handle works a treat. One thing to note though, the pot doesn't work well with the MSR Whisperlite as the burner ring is slightly too wide for the flame to fit into the heat exchanger. This results in a melting of part of the exchanger base plate. Works brilliantly with the Primus Omnifuel Ti and other, narrower burners. Good value for money and the lid is a good tight fit so one can store stuff in it while on the move.
good size pot, room for improvment
really nice size pot, really well packaged but the lid is a very loose fit and feels cheap. There is no pouring lip or graduation marks on the pot itself. Its a shame about the lid being loose, if it had no steam holes in it one could probably just about fry an egg on it so it would have a dual purpose at least. Fortunatly I also have the Bru Pot, the lid from this fits tightly on the Myti Pot, so one can store stuff in it while on the move. In return, the lid from the Myti Cup fits very well on the Bru Pot!! Its a very nice cup?pan other than the lid though.
This review is about 3 years late. That's how long I've been using a Hunka bivvy bag to sleep in the unlikeliest of places. It's light, it's tough, and it's absolutely waterproof - as I discovered in a 3am rain-storm on the Yorkshire coast one horrible, horrible day. (It kept me perfectly snug & dry during 6 hours of hammering rain - and as soon as I climbed out of it, instantly soaked.) This is my first bivvy bag, and at this rate, it may be my last (which I mean in the very best possible way.)
Jolly fine legwear!
I've been wearing a pair all winter whilst running around the Peak District in all weathers. Including snow (I like running in snow). They fit well, keep my leggies nice and warm, and have those rather usefull side pockets. Which are great for bits of map and a compass, dog biscuits, gels, empty wrappers, compass, and all sorts of other essentials. The leggings perform well, don't get baggy when wet, and they look good.
So good in fact that my wife now has a pair.
Now, can we have a 3/4 length version please?