Filo [Mens] Hydrophobic hooded down jacket
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- Features At A Glance
- Care & Environmental Advice
- Size Guide
- Customer Reviews
When you think of Alpkit, you think of the Filo jacket. A classic winter weight jacket that you’ll find anywhere from the Peak District’s gritstone crags to Alpine summits and further afield, it’s made for day-in day-out wear, winter upon winter.
It is for when warmth, comfort and protection are your top priority, whether you’re at the crag, starting out on your Kilimanjaro summit push, or huddled around the campfire on a wintry evening
Filo is tough, durable, burly and so cosy it'll keep you warm for years to come which is why it comes with a 10 year guarantee.
With 650 fill power ethically-sourced hydrophobic duck down to keep you warmer in damp conditions. The outer fabric is a heavyweight nylon with a DWR coating; the pockets and cuffs are lined with a soft tricot fabric; and Filo is longer than our other down jackets for full-on warmth against the cold.
Filo’s 2-way zip and removable helmet compatible hood are practical design features that make Filo our go-to winter down jacket.
For belaying your partner up Christmas Crack on the 25th December, torch-lit evenings on the gritstone, and all the days in between... Filo is guaranteed to keep you warm and snug winter after winter after winter.
DOWNTEK WATER REPELLENT DOWN
DownTek-treated down absorbs less water than untreated down. This means it retains its loft better in damp or humid conditions, dries quicker, and recovers better too, keeping you warmer in damp environments than untreated down. DownTek is environmentally safe - Bluesign approved, PFC, PFOA, and PFOS free – and uses only RDS certified down sources. Remember, it's better not to get your down wet – even water repellent down is no substitute for a waterproof shell!
RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD
We use only RDS certified down; all our down is audited by a third party to ensure that it comes from birds who are not live-plucked, force-fed, or mistreated. That’s good to know.
- Tough, rugged, and extremely cosy warm down jacket for keeping you warm and snug when the temperatures get cold
- Hardwearing and burly fabric stands up to the demands of daily use and abuse
- 650 fill power duck down is highly insulating and lofts well for its weight and pack size
- Wide baffles give the down filling space to loft for effective insulation
- Longer cut gives extra coverage and protection against the cold
- Removable hood with zip attachment to keep out the draught, just large enough for a climbing helmet
- Tricot lined cuffs and pockets keep you snug when you’re out in the cold and not moving a huge amount (ideal for working the projects!)
- 2-way YKK Vislon front zip means you can still get to your harness when the top is zipped up
- 2 zipped hand pockets, 1 internal chest pocket
- A DWR coating keeps the moisture at bay
- RDS certified, ethically sourced duck down
- Adjustable hem drawcord for keeping out the draughts
- 10 Year Alpine Bond
S: 690/280 g; M: 730/290 g; L: 755/300g; XL: 785/310 g; XXL: 815/320 g
Fill: 90/10 European duck down, RDS certified, Downtek Water Repellent
Fill power: IDFB 650
Main fabric: 100% nylon; 40x90d taslan, 83 gsm
Lining: 100% nylon, 20d, 36 gsm
The chemical finish that keeps water beading off your jacket has changed. As with all garments from responsible outdoor brands, our DWR treated garments meet international environmental standards and require occasional washing with a technical wash to maintain their high breathability. This wasn’t always the case. Years ago, garments were treated with chemicals that had toxic by-products that lingered in the environment for generations. Those old chemicals needed little maintenance, whereas modern waterproofs need regular washing. We fully support this change. In fact, we quite like the idea of taking time to look after our kit so that it lasts a long time. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our products –in fact it’s in our DNA: we can’t imagine ever doing anything else. We always review the materials we use, manufacturing methods and our own consumption of resources. We do the research, make informed decisions, and choose the best option available to us.
Product Care Information
You can and should wash this garment, most active outdoor folk do this once or twice a year.
Washing and re-waterproofing flushes out the dirt and oils that have accumulated so that it puffs up nicely and works better in damp conditions
Don’t panic! Down is surprisingly durable and washing is not an onerous task. You can wash it in a front loading washing machine with our detailed instructions (see the FAQs).
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Oldie but goodie!
SWMBO and I were discussing how old our Chili coloured Filos are as we got them down from the loft this morning. Couldn't agree but thought at least 9 possibly 10 years. Never been washed just wiped down. Still looking really good. No major wear points. Zips still working well but siliconed anyway. Really good under a loose waterproof for wet and cold weather. Not warm enough for extreme cold, but good to about -10°C. Good one Alpkit.
I have had this coat in matte black for 2 years now and it is one of my favourite jackets. I really like the option of having a hood that can be on or off. The quality of the buttons to attach the hood are really good as I am always fighting to get them on and off. As I live in a cold town I often wear this jacket to keep me warm, so it has had its fair share of use - the jacket is barely showing any signs of age or damage. To improve I would suggest making the inside pocket a little bigger and possibly have two inside pockets.
Keep up the good work.
Great jacket, great value
I wore the jacket in the mountains for the first time last week in Glenelg climbing Beinn Sgritheall. A bitting cold gale was kept at bay by this jacket. I really like the long back keeping the small of your back protected. Yes bulky in your pack but it is a down jacket after all.
Had this jacket for over a year and overall I'm very happy with it, it's very warm and cozy. When I take it backpacking I normally compress it in a sleeping bag stuff sack. While it's much larger than other jackets like Filoment, it still packs decently small. Great value!
Nice Warm Jacket, shame about the drafty zip
On balance this seems like a really nice, warm and well made jacket; it's going to save me carrying lots of weight in order to keep warm on winter expeditions. My only complaint is that I've just been out walking in windy weather and the air gets in through the zip quite easily (and around the neck - though this is easily remedied with a scarf!) which is unfortunate given how warm it is otherwise.
Warm, nice cut and colour, very high quality
The Filo is a very warm down jacket, the cut allows good movement without compromising the fitted look. The blue colour is nicer in the flesh than the web pics (perhaps slightly teal) and the fabric has a quality feel and matt appearance. Fabric and stitching at least match my Rab jacket for quality. Only missing a stuff pocket, which would earn it a 5th star from me. I wonder if this is a deliberate omission due to the risk of damage caused by clumsy users? You can of course roll it in to the hood,though this is a little bulkier than ideal. I've tried packing it in to it's own pocket, it's possible but a little too tight and there's no double zip to hold it shut.