Filoment Vest [Womens] Hydrophobic down gilet
Light and packable 650 fill power duck down gilet that keeps your core insulated when weight and freedom of movement are your top priorities; with Downtek hydrophobic down
£85.00 Was: £99.00
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- Features At A Glance
- Care & Environmental Advice
- Size Guide
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Bubble wrap bed? Check! Some form of Franken-tent? Check! For some adventures, we find all manner of bizarre hacks to keep the weight down.
Filoment vest provides the warmth of the Filoment jacket, targeted around your core. It leaves your arms unrestricted for moving quickly, packs down incredibly small, and layers well over a base layer or under a shell. That’s why it’s our first choice for any situation where a light, compact pack-size and freedom of movement are the top priority.
Narrow baffles give the Filoment vest a slim, active fit. It has a slightly dropped, adjustable hem at the back for good coverage and lycra bound armholes for freedom of movement.
Vests let you dump more heat than jackets. For a boost of warmth, you can bury your hands in the hand warmer pockets whilst the external zipped chest pocket takes care of your valuables. The zip baffle and chin guard keep draughts from finding their way in.
The outer fabric is a light yet durable 40gsm nylon with a DWR coating, well equipped to handle the demands of active use. The responsibly sourced 650FP down fill gives an excellent weight ratio. It’s also hydrophobic, so it retains loft in damp conditions and recovers better too.
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 hydrophobic 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.
- Made for moving in, sleeveless design with soft lycra-bound cuff
- Spot on for layering: low-bulk micro-baffles sit comfortably under a shell or over a base/mid-layer
- Incredibly small packed size for moving fast and light
- 2 zipped hand pockets, 1 external chest pocket
- Hydrophobic down and DWR coating for better resilience in damp conditions
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
8: 175/55 g; 10: 190/60 g; 12: 210/65g; 14: 225/70 g; 16: 235/75 g
Fill: 90/10 European duck down, RDS certified, Downtek Water Repellent
Fill Power: IDFB 650
Main Fabric: 100% nylon; 20d mini ripstop, 40 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).