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Filoment Vest [Mens]RDS hydrophobic down gilet

Men's micro-rib hydrophobic down gilet for fast and light activities where you don’t want to constrict your arms

Filoment Vest gilet [Mens] blue

Filoment Vest [Mens] RDS hydrophobic down gilet

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Our lightest insulated garment, partly because it has no arms but also because of the lightweight 20 denier polyester shell fabric and Nikwax hydrophobic down filling.

Ideal for fast and light activities where you don’t want to constrict your arm movements such as cross-country skiing, alpine ascents, mountain marathons, adventure biking and chopping wood. The Filoment vest is based on the same base design as our Filoment jacket, but has been trimmed down to provide warmth and comfort for your core body. 

If you are wondering what has changed since last season read on:

Most importantly is the insulation. Filoment Vest is packed with Nikwax hydrophobic down for greater resistance in wet or damp conditions. Our down source is also RDS certified which gives greater reasurance it comes from a supplier with ethical standards which is commited to protecting the welfare of the birds. To make the most of this better insulation the baffles are larger, giving the down more room to loft meaning this years vest is significantly warmer.

The pockets now have a brushed lining for extra cosy-ness factor. A hem drawcord helps shut out draughts and provides better adjustability for different body shapes. The vest has all the same bits and bobs as the jacket; insulated zip baffles with chin guard to keep the wind out, hand warmer pockets, chin protector, snug lycra bound cuffs and an external zipped chest pocket.

Filoment Vest is highly compact so it can be stashed in your bag without taking too much space and with a DWR coating it will shrug off the occasional spray.

All the warmth and technical prestige of a microrib jacket in a mountain top.

Stays dry and retains loft up to 60 times longer than untreated down. It’s water based formulation is PFC-free and will not harm you or the environment. Absorbs 90% less water than untreated down, restoring performance much quicker.

The down we use is certified RDS (Responsible Down Standard). This mark indicates that the down in this product does not come from birds that have been live-plucked or force-fed, and that their welfare has been protected from the time they were hatchlings to when they are slaughtered. That’s good to know.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Nikwax Hydrophobic fluorocarbon free water resistant down
  • RDS (Responsible Down Standard) sourced down - Ethically sourced, not live-plucked and not force-fed
  • C6 DWR coating helping to prevent dirt and moisture absorption
  • Filoment will easily stow away into a 1 litre Airlok dry bag, offering protection for lightweight adventure athletes on a mission
  • Hand pockets have a brushed lining for extra cosy-ness factor
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Total weight / fill weight

S: 240 g / 63 g
M: 255 g / 74 g
L: 275 g / 80 g
XL: 290 g / 90 g


Fill: 90/10 European duck down
Fill power: IDFB 650
RDS certified
Nikwax Hydrophobic
20d, 42 gsm 100% polyester ripstop inner and outer

Origin: China

Down is a natural product and contains a mixture of light and dark clusters. On some of our lighter, more technical garments some dark down clusters may be visible through the shell fabric.

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If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.
Mens sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"

These size charts show the body measurements that an Alpkit garment of a given size is designed to fit. They are not actual garment measurements. 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.

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Great body warmer

Really love this body warmer! Very toasty when you need it! Great wage resistance! Will get another when I wear my current one to death!



OM Review Filoment

we’ve not seen much else that mixes the level of performance and value you get from the Filoment

Outdoors Magic

Outdoors Magic November 2016 - Jon Doran