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
Good summer mat but not suited to cold conditions
I bought the Numo to replace an Exped Synmat UL 7 S that had failed after 6 years intermittent use (One of the internal baffles had split the length of the mat, leaving an uncomfortable bulge).
It is definitely a 2-3 season mat and I find it considerably colder than the Exped mat, similar to a standard foam mat (Although far more comfortable). A lot of the cold comes through the gaps between the ribs where the top and bottom surfaces connect.
The Numo also requires far more effort to inflate than the Exped as it takes sometime for air to pass from the first tube to the subsequent ones. So you end up blowing at a higher pressure for longer, which is harder work, especially at altitude.
All in all a good, lightweight entry-level or summer bikepacking / microadventure mat. However if you are looking for something to use winter mountaineering or in cold conditions I'd recommend picking something warmer.
I've attached a photo of the amount of snow melt from a single night camping between the Numo (left) and a therm-a-rest self inflating mat (right). Not overly scientific, however my climbing partner and I are similar height and build and were using similarly rated sleeping bags in the same tent.
Good design, spacious, lightweight
Recently bought the Order 3 tent. Used it as a solo tent and also with my two children. Very spacious, lightweight and stable. Easy to put up, and good ventilation. The mesh on the inner is very lightweight though and several runs have started to appear; this mesh material is (in my opinion) just a little too lightweight and could do with being a slightly heavier denier. Also, the zip in the door only opens one way (i.e. not from the top). Overall, a good tent, but you need to be careful not to snag the inner (and most of the inner is made of the lightweight mesh).
From your beginnings in that little pokey warehouse in Il'son all the way to this I've followed AK and bought my Pipedream, my Alpkit, my Gourdons and my drybags that have come with me as a Ranger volunteer in my rucksack for the past 10 years.
Its great that AK has presence in the Peaks and will hopefully be putting the other retail occupants of Hathersage to shame. See you in a few days when I'll be needing some new aly pegs
Seriously in love
I've worn this jacket almost on a daily basis, used it as a warm layer while wild camping, worn it on runs in full on mountain conditions and it's never let me down! It's light weight and stupendously warm for its weight. The hood is big enough to fit over a hefty bobble hat. The only two things I'd say are that if you run with it on, it'll get damp (which doesnt stop it being warm) so a long sleeve base or mid layer helps, although this only effect the jacket if your doing something really active in it. Also, It'd be great to have a hood that has the simple and effective adjustment that the gravitas hood has. That'd make the hood even better, esepcially if you get caught in some seriously windy conditions.
I love it
This mat is amazing...light, smal packable and does fit my sleeping habits.
I need 15-17 breaths to fill it.
After the first night (-6°C) I thought my matt has a smal leak also, like one of the previous guys mentioned. But it was just the cooling down of the air.
Just think about it...You push a high volume of 35-30°C air inside the mat at first. As soon as it cool down to the surrounding temps the pressure will lower also.
Just make sure to inflate the mat some time before the sleeping and add some more air after the cooling down/right before sleeping...everything will be perfect!
Keep on with your great work Alpkit!
Great piece of kit
I bought my Brukit a couple of years ago now and it has given great service in that time. The only thing it lacked was a pan support. However, as I know the Brukit was a rebated Firemaple FMS-X1, I started lookin at Firemaple gear on AliExpress and I found a seller who sold the FMS-X2 (same dimensions as the X1 and Brukit) pan support for just over £8.00.
I now have a complete cooking system.
Good but bad
Nice bit of kitnin your hand but in use not so. I had a couple of petzl tikkanas but gave them to my kids.
I use them for close work or walking. However, this is too much of a spot beam rather than defused and makes it difficult to gain periferal vision or context of what your looking at. In a nut shell, its a torch on your head rather than a defused 'area' light.
Ace mat this. Buzzing at the price when I found it, even more satisfied at its quality. Slept on it in a rocky cave for a windy bivvy on the moors. It evened out a bad surface well, even when turning all night to get my face out the gusts as the wind changed.
10/10 would recommend & have recommended
Great coat for value !
Best coat I've ever had, used with -2ºC and light wind and rain.
- Light, really very very light.
- Forearm enforcement is amazing.
- Smooth texture.
- Excellent protection against cold but it's not excessively warm, you get a stable confort temperature.
- Waist elastic band gets relaxed once you start walking but is the same for all the brands, I dindn't find a reliable mechanism to get the band tied to you waist.
- Better if the coat would be a little large at Kidney's area.
- Few plumes in shoulder's area.
- No close mechanism for wrists.
In love with this coat, I use it every day. I'm going to buy a Definition for rainy days.
Although this is the first time I buy this brand, it has become my new favourite.
Can't wait to visit (and spend)