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Filo 2018 [Mens] down jacket

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Filo 2018 [Mens] down jacket

Our classic snug and toasty down jacket, as at home out among the boulders at Christmas as it is on an Alpine ascent

£99.00 Was: £160.00

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The classic Filo in its 2018 form; continuing to balance price and performance and set the standard high, whether out among the boulders during grit season or keeping out the chill on alpine ascents.

Versatility is at the core of the Filo. Invariably cosy in even the bitterest of conditions, the lightweight design and detachable hood give you the streamlining you want for expedition use, whilst the fleece-lined pockets and extended back length give you a boost of comfort and warmth in everyday use.

Filled with premium quality 650 fill power hydrophobic duck down, the Filo is a fantastic value, toasty warm, lightweight and feature-loaded down jacket that, come winter, you’ll rarely be seen without.


Nikwax Hydrophobic is a water repellent treatment that makes down less susceptible to humid conditions, staying lofted for longer and prolonging the overall lifespan of your down.


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 know.

Key features
  • Snug, versatile, and warm down jacket, for staying warm wherever you are
  • Classic stitch-through construction: warm and lightweight
  • Two-way zip for use with a harness
  • Full-length, anti-snag draft tube protects against the draughts
  • Adjustable elasticated hem drawcord for snugness
  • Wired peak helps maintain visibility in high winds
  • Zipped fleece-lined pockets for toasty hands
  • Zipped secure internal chest pocket
  • Glove-friendly, grippy and easy to locate zip pullers
  • Helmet friendly hood
  • Nikwax Hydrophobic duck down
  • RDS certified
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Fill: 90/10 European duck down; Nikwax Hydrophobic; RDS certified
Fill power: IDFB 650
Outer: 20d, 50 gsm 100% nylon ripstop
Inner: 20d, 42 gsm 100% polyester ripstop

Weight: Total / Fill

Small: 600 g / 255 g
Medium: 630 g / 270 g
Large: 665 g / 286 g
X-Large: 690 g / 295 g

Origin: China

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 these instructions…

Size chart Mens technical clothing
Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

12 Reviews


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Love this jacket!!!

Had this jacket for about 2 months, after trying several other jackets on at a local store. Almost paid £220 for a RAB, but on the basis of the reviews of the Filo, I decided to take a punt. Glad I did. On top of Pendle Hill at the weekend and this jacket kept out the chills. I went for a Large size, it fits me well - sometimes I'm a medium, so if you're a large large, then it might be worth going a size up. Some down loss, but no more than about 10 feathers. Haven't tested the DWR, but was fine in a light snow shower. Have recommended to friends.

Good enough for the Arctic!

Bought this for a trip to Northern Sweden in January, and it was great! Did day hikes down to minus 33 C and no problems. At that temperature, the air's really dry, so not sure how the down would cope when it's damp, but this was fantastic for the price.
i did find the double-ended zip a bit fiddly to get going, so that might be an area to improve? Great fit, too. I wasn't bothered by any feather or down visibility issues - I had the red one.
Would there be any chance of a compression sack to go with it? Handy for the packing.


Quite simply a well made, warm coat with plenty of nice touches. All while coming in loads cheaper than the big brands. I no longer need to shop anywhere else now ive discovered alpkit! Just dont forget to order one size bigger than you are.

Excellent Quality

Bought this jacket on sale in black - originally bought red, but didn't like the way the down showed through. Otherwise lovely colour. Extremely well made and very warm. I bought this to warm me up after swimming in lakes. So far very pleased with the quality and happy with the returns process.

Ross Philpot
Usual high quality Alpkit gear

I've purchased quite a lot of Alpkit gear over the past year, this was another high quality addition. The jacket fits perfectly and is super warm. The material is very durable and can take a beating against gritstone and other abrasives. The hood fits well and doubles up to help keep your neck warm on the windy days.
As usual I am struggling to find fault.

Exceptional Quality, Price & Warmth- as per usual from Alpkit

These are lovely coats. I'm 6ft 1" and 42" chest and the large is a lovely fit. the blurb and pictures suggest that the Filo is not an active fit, but mine (2018) feels alike an active/slim cut- in a very good way. Despite being very warm, the coat is not too bulky. Another great product. Keep up the good work. Thanks

Best Jacket ever...

Sorry Alpkit but this jacket rocks and your Phantac doesn't. This one fits, the other doesn't... I've bought both (and sold one). The fit on the Filo works because the arms are the right length (i.e. not too long), and the body is also the right length (i.e not too short). This jacket also feels warmer (to my mind at least). Could you not construct a super-jacket to the Filo's dimensions and the Phantac's materials? Please keep up the excellent work in making great kit!

Geoff Weller
Great winter jacket

The jacket is fantastic for the price. It is super-warm, the hood works to keep everything well protected, the colour (blue for me) is lovely. It is bulky but not unwieldy when off. I have enjoyed wearing it and have been almost disappointed when the weather is too clement. A great jacket for the price.

Geoff Weller
Great winter jacket

The jacket is fantastic for the price. It is super-warm, the hood works to keep everything well protected, the colour (blue for me) is lovely. It is bulky but not unwieldy when off. I have enjoyed wearing it and have been almost disappointed when the weather is too clement. A great jacket for the price.

Great warm jacket. Enjoy a little bit of luxury

Having toyed with the idea of getting one for a good while, a clearance sale finally gave me the opportunity to sample one of these lovely jackets. I spent 7 or 8 months in a folding camper during the week and this was most welcome on cooler evenings or when you had to nip out in the early morning or middle of the night. It's comfy, nicely articulated and insulates well. Also, it was more robust than I'd thought it might be and hasn't had any scuffs or wear marks or unralelling stitching yet. Stray feathers yes, but that can't be helped. Having had the stitching fail in a SkyeHigh, I was a little wary, but there have been no problems in almost 3 years, so I'm more than happy.

I'll never be cold again

Ok, It's my first "proper" outdoor activities bit of clothing, so I can't compair it with what else is out there, but the clever design features are self-evident, like the little folded over bit of material at the top of the zip so the nasty cold metal doesn't touch your face. I was wearing a jumper under my normal outdoor jacket, had to take it off, too hot. Just sat outside in the cold October Scottish evening, drinking a coffee and grinning like a loon. Hurry up and get your winter stock in, I'm coming back for more!

Good down Jacket

So why have I given this only 3 stars, it is very snug on the arms and the down does not get the opportunity to fluff out (Maybe I just have fat arms but I am a climber) other than that it is a good.

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites
4/5 Stars

Trail review the latest Filo down jacket

Trail test the 2012/13 Filo down jacket and and give it 4/5 stars

Like all Alpkit gear the price of the Filo is outstanding, yet is also manages to pack in great performance that almost matches the best in test.

Graham Thompson

Trail February 2013 - Graham Thompson

Filo features in TGO Christmas Gift Guide

TGO magazine create a helpful cheater's guide for Christmas gifts for hillwalkers. However, it is equally useful for leaving around the house (or open on your web browser) as a cheeky hint for your own Christmas gifts!

Warmer and more practical than an item of clothing made from its pastry namesake would be.


TGO Magazine January 2012 -

Best Value

Filo - Trail Best Value

Graham Thompson reviews a bunch of down jackets and the Filo comes out as best value, we have improved the jacket since 2011, making the hood more ergonomic with adjusters. You can also visit our showroom in Nottingham to try one on.

The Alpkit Filo blows everything off the mountain in terms of price. But it's also a top-of-the-mountain performer...

Graham Thompson

Trail February 2011 - Graham Thompson

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