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  • seems to need a team of experts to get it right and even then there will be others who disagree Local people using traditional skills It s not as cheap or as efficient as large scale production in the Far East or Eastern Europe But we feel there s a value in preserving and using the very real skill base which still remains in UK So like many people we rely on common sense based on goodwill what might be called ethics to give some valuation to what we are doing We make everything start to finish in our own factory in UK Local people using traditional skills It s not as cheap or as efficient as large scale production in the Far East or Eastern Europe But we feel there s a value in preserving and using the very real skill base which still remains in UK and we re happy to be part of it We source as much of our materials and components as possible in Europe more than 95 by bulk currently and transport the minimum across the globe Nearly all our products are filled with down down is a renewable resource it is a by product of the food industry in fact a waste product if not used for insulation it provides very long lasting performance great value over time We have handled an 80 year old sleeping bag in excellent condition When ultimately discarded down is biodegradable like wood the highest qualities of down as used by PHD come from the oldest free range birds We know exactly where our down comes from we visit the producer and none is plucked from live birds it is also generally accepted as better for the environment if we all wear warm clothes and turn down the

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  • resources But the advantage of being small is that it allows a closer more direct scrutiny of our flow of materials Taking down as an example we are buying in kilos not tons and we are testing a meaningful percentage of what we use We bought our Lorch fillpower testing machine within months of start up and it has been providing us with our own data ever since Along with down samples we have kept for years we have a long term accurate record of the down quality we have used and are using now Week in week out we monitor and establish the quality of our down ourselves regardless of the figures quoted by our suppliers from their own laboratories With other materials testing is a two part process One part is to verify the performance figures we get from the supplier Fabrics go for laboratory tests to confirm the main points or to fill in any gaps Waterproof fabrics and sealing tape we can check on our own equipment For other items such as waterproof zips we have our own in house methods unorthodox but effective The other and more valuable part is simply to make samples and use them preferably in conditions beyond what they were designed for Tough on the testers but good practice Testing a PHD sleeping bag at 51 C in Antartica There s nothing revolutionary about testing materials all manufacturers do it But large scale production of cars compost or down jackets brings its own problems Tests take time so it is only possible for big manufacturers to test a fraction of their large usage themselves Even independent laboratories can do no better So the responsibility is passed back to the suppliers and sometimes back to their suppliers and so on In the

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  • you are only buying a jacket Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg Extra small 155 163cm 5 1 5 4 86cm 34 71cm 28 46cm 18 69cm 27 Small 164 170cm 5 5 5 7 91cm 36 76cm 30 48cm 19 72cm 28 5 Medium 171 178cm 5 7 5 10 99cm 39 84cm 33 51cm 20 76cm 30 Large 179 186cm 5 10 6 1 107cm 42 91cm 36 53cm 21 80cm 31 5 X Large 187 193cm 6 2 6 4 114cm 45 99cm 39 56cm 22 84cm 33 XX Large 194 201cm 6 4 6 7 122cm 48 107cm 42 58cm 23 88cm 34 5 XXX Large 202 209cm 6 8 6 10 130cm 51 114cm 45 61cm 24 91cm 36 N B PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S M L and XL with XS available on Minimus Sigma Ultra and Yukon jackets vests and pullovers as standard and on certain other items on request XXL XXXL are available for certain items on request and so are simple modifications between sizes e g Medium width combined with Large length Please contact us for details or use our Custom Made facility Allowances Down Jackets Pullovers Vests Down Suits sized to fit over thermal underwear fleece Down Trousers Salopettes sized to fit over thermal underwear or climbing trousers Shell Jackets sized to fit over thermal underwear fleece or light down clothing e g Minimus Jacket to cover thick down clothing go up one size Shell Trousers Salopettes sized to fit over thermal underwear or outdoor trousers Shell Suits D type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size F type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece Sleeping Bag Length Chart The measurements in the Sleeping Bag Chart below are personal body measurements The figures quoted for sleeping bag dimensions vary widely in the way they are calculated and lead to some manufacturers quoting figures apparently suited to giants over 7 213cm tall Length Height Minim Range Ultralight Height All Other Ranges Short Below 168cm below 5 6 Below 170cm below 5 7 Standard 168 183 5 6 6 170 185cm 5 7 6 1 Long Over 183cm over 6 Over 185cm over 6 1 Additional Length and Width Options Our Design you own sleeping bag system will allow you to design and buy extra short and extra long bags in addition to our standard sizes You can also specify one of four widths slim standard wide and extra wide Extra Long lengths and all four width fittings are also available as options on Hispar and Minim Sleeping Bag ranges PHD Mitts Sizing Size Measurement taken around widest part of the hand just below the knuckles not including thumb Measurement from tip of middle finger to first crease in wrist Small 19cm 7 5 inch 18cm 7 inch Medium 21cm 8 5 inch 19cm 7 5 inch Large 23cm 9 inch 20cm 8 inch X Large 24cm 9 5

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  • using high strength 128bit SSL encryption At no point during the transaction do any of your card details get passed unencrypted over the Internet Other ways to pay We also accept payment by cheque and bank transfer and we take credit card orders by telephone Please contact us if you would prefer to pay this way Privacy Personal data name and contact details will be used only for the purposes of posting your order contacting you if there is a query with your order or sending an occasional newsletter from ourselves Details will not be used for any other purpose nor passed on to any third parties VAT sales tax The prices shown on this website include VAT at 20 VAT is payable if you are ordering for delivery in the UK or EU If you are ordering for delivery outside the EU VAT does not apply and 20 will be deducted from the prices shown at time of order Import duty Import duty Duties local taxes and handling charges may apply in countries outside UK with the exception of the USA see below these are not included in the PHD price and are strictly the responsibility of the customer Shipments to the USA To improve our delivery service to customers in the USA we ship all goods using a premium rate courier that provides an online tracking service Additionally to speed up clearance through customs we as the sender settle duties taxes and handling charges The fees for this are itemised on the PHD website as the order is placed Currencies Prices shown in US dollars Euros and other currencies are for guidance only We charge in pounds sterling the final total is shown on the checkout page hosted by our secure payment provider SECPay You should check with

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  • need to sign for deliveries Please bear this in mind when you choose a delivery address UK Deliveries not trackable 100g 100g 1kg 2kg 3kg 4kg 5kg 10k 15kg 20kg 6 00 10 00 12 55 14 95 18 75 25 30 50 60 70 TRANSIT TIME 1 day to UK mainland destinations 3 days to UK offshore destinations Scottish Islands Isle of Wight Isle of Man Channel Islands Northern Ireland International Standard Delivery Service Signed for on delivery only available for orders less than 1 8kg 250g 500g 1kg 1 8kg Transit time Europe 18 00 20 00 22 50 28 00 Typically 1 week World excluding USA 18 00 20 00 24 50 31 00 Typically 2 weeks EUROPE Andorra Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Irish Republic Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden WORLD All other countries we deliver to excluding USA International Premium Delivery Service Trackable 500g 1kg 2kg 3kg Transit time Europe Zone 1 37 50 40 44 46 Typically 1 day Europe Zone 2 43 50 46 50 52 56 50 Typically 2 days USA 33 50 35 38 50 41 Typically 3 days World Zone 1 39 50 42 46 50 50 50 Typically 4 days World Zone 2 49 50 53 50 61 68 Typically 5 days 4kg 5kg 10k 15kg 20kg Transit time Europe Zone 1 49 51 62 69 76 50 Typically 1 day Europe Zone 2 62 64 80 94 108 Typically 2 days USA 43 50 46 58 68 50 79 Typically 3 days World Zone 1 54 58 74 92 50 110 Typically 4 days World Zone 2 75 81 107 135 164 Typically 5 days Tracking number will be emailed to

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  • Who we are PHD History Hand Made PHD Expedition news Gear News Inside our factory Testimonials Company Ethics PHD Testing ADVICE A Guide to PHD s sizes Ordering Payment Postage Delivery Custom Made Guarantee and returns Race Calendar Technical Briefings Links Customer Loyalty Scheme Contact Us Cart Contents 0 My Account PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings Custom Made If you are looking for a custom made sleeping bag or custom made down jacket our Design Your Own Sleeping Bag system and Design Your Own Down Jacket system should offer all the customisation you need However if you are looking for something even more specialist we continue to offer a custom made service in the hope that we can come as close as possible to meeting your individual needs Please contact us with your requirements Please note Modifications cannot be made to sale items bargain box items or other products not offered at full price PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings DESIGN YOUR OWN DOWN JACKET DESIGN YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG PLANNING A TRIP SLEEP SYSTEMS Top quality gear at knock down prices In stock and ready to

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  • Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings Guarantee and returns Guarantee PHD guarantees all its products against faults in manufacture and materials for the life of the product subject to the limitations of normal wear and tear Items found to be faulty on inspection will be replaced or repaired at our option free of charge We will also quote for repairs to products that have been damaged by accident misuse or terminal old age if they are returned to us clean This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights Returns and Exchanges Website customers are entitled to return any standard product for a full refund of the purchase price on condition that the item is returned unused in as new condition that the return is made within 30 days that you contact the PHD office for a returns form and reference number Tel 01423 711212 email office phdesigns co uk Customer pays return postage This refund policy also covers size swaps Specially made items e g DYO sleeping bags and Design Your Own Clothing and products modified to personal specifications are not returnable and cannot be swapped All of the above refers to the return of

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  • Contact Us Cart Contents 0 My Account PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings Race Calendar Right from the start PHD has been designing and developing down gear to perform at extreme levels of adventure from high altitude mountaineering through extreme conditions in the Polar Regions to mountain marathons and the great ultra challenges around the world We have a long history of creating the lightest sleeping bags and down clothing specifically for mountain races We re bringing some of our experience together in this Race Calendar to help you select the down sleeping bags and insulated clothing best suited to these events I don t think there s a better bag than the PHD Minim Ultra for warm weather stage racing Bryon Powell top 3 finisher Marathon des Sables Whether you choose a two day event in the mountains or a seven day desert march choosing the best available gear can have a major impact on your recovery overnight and your results on the days that follow Good luck in your chosen event Need a bag fast Check out our Ready Made range ships within 3 days Start Race Country Duration 4th Feb 2016 Yukon Arctic Ultra Canada up to 13 days 28th Feb 2016 Iditarod Invitational USA 3 30 days 8th April 2016 Marathon des Sables Morocco 10 days 13th 27th May 2016 TGO Challenge Scotland 12 14 days 4th 5th June 2016 last ever Highlander Mountain Marathon Scotland 2 days No race in 2016 back in 2017 Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon Scotland 2 days 2nd July 2016 Saunders Mountain Marathon England 2 days 17th 18th September 2016 Mourne Mountain Marathon Ireland 2 days 29th 30th October 2016 The Original Mountain Marathon OMM UK 2 days 13th 23th October 2016 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme

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