Filo [Womens] Hydrophobic hooded down jacket
Tough and extremely cosy hooded down jacket for that’s all about comfort and warmth in cold conditions, the kind of jacket that will last you for winters to come, with 650 fill power Downtek hydrophobic down
When you think Alpkit, you think 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’s tough, it’s reassuringly durable, it’s burly, and it’s so cosy that we tend to live in ours all winter long. We’ve been designing and making the Filo since 2005, and it always makes us feel good when we see one of the originals at the climbing wall or at Stanage.
Filo is designed to keep you warm for years to come. The outer fabric is a heavy weight nylon, with a confidence inspiring tough feeling that’s matched by its performance and will leave you feeling carefree when you accidentally brush against a gritstone boulder - now you just need to worry about climbing it!
Filo is made for when warmth, comfort and protection from the cold is 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. It’s filled with 650 fill power ethically-sourced duck down, with wide stitch-through baffles that stop the down from migrating round the jacket whilst giving it plenty of space to loft and keep you well-insulated. The pockets and cuffs are lined with a soft tricot fabric, which is especially welcome when you’re resting between burns on your project, and Filo is longer than our other down jackets for added cosiness and protection against the cold.
Filo’s 2-way zip means you can partially zip it up when you’re wearing a harness underneath and the hood is just big enough to accommodate a helmet – although not so big that it gapes when you’re not wearing one – so you can stay toasty warm at your belay. The hood is also removable, with a zip attachment that keeps the draughts off your neck. The internal pocket is perfect for your phone or car keys.
Filo uses Downtek Water Repellent down, which retains its loft in damp conditions and recovers better too. The tough fabric has a DWR coating to help it shrug off water and dirt, making it even more durable.
For belaying your partner up Christmas Crack on the 25th December, torch-lit evenings on the gritstone, and all the days in between... Filo will keep you warm and snug 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.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- 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
8: TBC/240 g; 10: TBC/250 g; 12: 620/260 g; 14: TBC/270 g; 16: TBC/280 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).