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
Just wanted to give some feedback after my first use of the Silver Tip.
I've owned one other swimming wetsuit, an entry-level Blue Seventy, which has served me pretty well for the past 5 years. I've done quite a few organised swims in lakes, the sea and in rivers (including the Dart 10k a few years back), but now mostly just want to explore my local coast and stay warm. Last year I was swimming in the sea from May to September, a few times a week, early mornings or after work. Me and my friends all wearing the usual brands you see at Triathlon swims. I wondered if Alpkit had something I could potentially use year round and/or for longer swims - not necessarily longer distances, but where I could be in the water longer without the cold steadily getting to me.
So, I pulled on the silver tip for a first swim last weekend. North Devon coast - a sunny day in March, the sea was probably around 9 degrees. Four of us has been in the water the day before to surf the small clean waves and paddle around in a kayak. Night in the pub, sleep in the tent. I had a bit of a hangover. Recall us all debating the merits of cold water swims without wetsuits. Now no-one else wanted to get in.
I'm 6'2 with not much of a belly for a 40-something, I got a large based on the charts where previously I've gone for Medium Tall (for the Blue Seventy and my surf wetsuits). Great fit and good freedom of movement - so noticeable after wearing my old 5mm Alder the previous day. I didn't feel my swimming position was that different - obviously buoyant compared to swimming suit-less, but not excessively so - and that fleece lining made me completely comfortable in the water, and it was easier to get into too.
So just one swim so far - and nothing epic - but I think I've found what I was looking for.
Great poles, great value for money, small straps
Love these poles. Had similar Leki ones in the past and love the small sections and really quick deployment.
Lost a star for the small hand loops. The 'Nordic' design of them is great - loads of support on the hands when walking. And they're fine for me when I'm not wearing gloves, but they're way too small for UK Winter use with gloves on. Make them 'adult' sized and you're on for a winner. I also notice some people don't like the nordic style, so maybe a swappable 'normal' strap for them?
I used this down life capsule for 9 days in February camping in the Norwegian and Finnish Arctic interior down to -35C, and I'm a cold sleeper. My (now retired) stove rarely worked properly due to the low temps, so I had to eat half frozen stew before bed a lot, which is obviously not the ideal way to fuel up for a long night in those kind of potentially life-threatening temps.
. It's unforeseen problems like the stove where this bag really shines and give you an extra margin of safety. For the packed size and weight it's pretty amazing, only thing extra I like to wear some knit wool socks my Siberian mother in law sent me, feet felt a little cold in the morning. Down regulates heat better than synthetic, so I can also easily use it in the Cairngorms on winter bivvies as well in a balmy -5 or -10C. At the end of the day it's only a few hundred more grams than the cooler bags, so I went for the top dog.
So close to perfection!
I bought this primarily as an outerlayer for trail running. I'd be happy to use it for other sports and I keep it in the car as a just-in-case layer.
Pros: It's super light and packs down without hassle into it's pocket. Elasticated sleeves, drawcord and a good zip mean I can batten down the hatches and they all function perfectly. it's windproof, acceptably water resistant and cheap.
cons: The sleeves are really baggy... this is my main gripe, they flap around while running and mean I get sweaty arms in a little forearm micro-environment. Otherwise the jacket fits well as does all other size large alpkit stuff so I wouldn't be able to drop down to a medium. No hood. Make one with one and I will buy it on day 1.
Seriously, add a hood.
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.