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  • and in our Kappa insulated trousers Marathon des Sables Expo London We ve just got back from an excellent day at the Marathon des Sables Expo in London which included keynotes from the race s founder Patrick Bauer as well James Cracknell and Mike Stroud James who is an MdS veteran had some good advice for this year s entrants In the last three weeks of training try to train at high temperatures This makes a massive difference in the body s ability to cope with the 40 C heat of the desert James trained in a heat chamber at 50 C If you don t have access to a heat chamber James suggested using a turbo trainer in a sauna Make sure your tent companions are varied in their abilities and aspirations This reduces competitiveness in the tent James chose to keep his pack size as light as possible even going as far as scrounging food off others Our lightweight Desert Race collection designed specifically with the MdS in mind will help here More tips including from James on our live blog from last year s event New Video PHD s down filled and synthetic insulated mitts A video introduction to PHD s down filled and synthetic insulated socks ULTRALIGHT EVERYWHERE Our ultimate expedition kit gets 1000 down 10 lighter We ve extended our K Series range to include our Ultimate mountaineering expedition sleeping bags the Diamir Range and our Xero expedition Down Clothing All 10 lighter thanks to 1000 fillpower down and our lightest ever fabrics Find out more New Down Outerwear for Trekking and Mountaineering in the Greater Ranges When deciding how to pack for trekking mountaineering in the greater ranges you need to balance weight against performance Our new Rondoy gear all rated to 20 C

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  • 0 My Account 3 View Compare List PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings Inside our factory All our products are made in Cheshire UK at our Stalybridge factory Many of our employees have decades of hands on experience Uniquely we have our own Lorch machine for testing the quality of our down This photo shows the difference in loft between our 1000 900 and 800 fill power downs Every aspect of our products design and production is carried out in the UK We have our own Computer Aided Design specialist essential when we offer literally billions of different products via our Design Your Own Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket services 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 Here our down supplier tests the down feather ratio Using local people using traditional skills is 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

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  • July with Simon Yates who had some of the PHD stuff so I have just bought a couple of their inimus vests and the quality is stunning PHD s materials are the best you can get the stitching is dead straight and even With the stuff having gone downhill rapidly since it was sold and being made in the Far East PHD must be one of the few genuine British manufacturers I S Many many thanks your gear is superb and the service almost unbelievable Rob D Peter Hutchinson is not the only person who is passionate about his products His staff are too Jeremy Hastings Islay Bushcraft Just a quick note to let you know that ALL 5 members of our team reached the Summit of Cho Oyo 8201m I wore my PHD Xero Down suit with 800 fill and Omega Down Gloves on the summit day and they were fantastic the temp was 25C on the summit with a brisk 20 25 knot westerly wind and I remained cosy warm for the 13 hours it took to get from camp 2 7200m to the summit and back down to camp 2 Another member of the team wore a PHD Xero Down Jacket and Salopettes and he too was comfortable and impressed Thanks for the great gear Lanx Equipment manager UK Reserve Forces Seven Summits team I am very pleased that we will be using what I firmly believe to be the best down equipment available Toby Williams team member ExtremeSouth expedition aiming to be the youngest British person to the south pole Royal Marine Commandos love using PHD equipment as it is high spec and doesn t fail A Sergeant in 45 Commando Royal Marines A special thanks for supplying wonderful down cold weather gear Rosie Swale Pope My first impression of the bag Great Thanks for your support and keep on making high quality stuff U G Karlsruhe Germany Superb lightweight warm clothing Jeremy Hastings Islay Bushcraft We have been impressed by your products The Omega suit is fantastic and a perfect fit Lanx Equipment buyer UK Reserve Forces Seven Summits team I thought I let you know that the down suit that I purchased from you worked well on both Broad Peak and K2 I slept above 7000m on Broad Peak in the down suit and without sleeping bag I look forward to trying the suit again many thanks Matthew Gardiner Bought a jacket and sleeping bag off you which performed wonderfully in the Everest region bivouacked in just the sleeping bag at 5400m snug as a bug Adam Crofts My Minimus down sleeping bag arrived today can t wait to use it great service Paul Francis Australia I would like to thank you very much for your prompt service Tony Bouwmeester The expedition went very well The summit Cho Oyo 8 201m was magic Your suits were the best and we were happy to have them Remco Berendsen Netherlands Thank you for great products Magnus Carlsson Sweden Thank you for getting my sleeping bag delivered before my trip I m really pleased with it it s excellent value for money and you deliver a first rate and personal service Thanks again Andrew Just a quick email to say how pleased I am with my new gear All I need now is some colder weather in order to enjoy my jacket and bag Thanks again for your superb items Wayne My girlfriend ordered a Minimus Vest and Jacket with Drishell some weeks ago We are really impressed T S Germany My PHD sleeping bag is my favourite piece of gear C K Thanks for the speedy delivery of my Minimus jacket It is every bit as good as the product information said it was A great product D M I ve snatched my friend s PHD down jacket on several belays and almost refused to give it back P W I recently purchased a sleeping bag and down jacket from you and thought I would drop you a line and thank you I am extremely impressed with both products both absolutely top quality Richard McCort I have just completed a TGO Challenge coast to coast crossing Scotland with my Minimus bag The bag performed superbly easily coping with temperatures that were nudging towards zero A very impressive and very light piece of kit Thanks a lot Andy Howell Yours is the most awesome piece of Design your own sleeping bag software that I ve ever seen Howard Many thanks for your excellent gear that you supplied me for the Yukon Arctic Ultra It performed perfectly in temperatures down to 35c The light weight and small size was also a huge help and helped me gain second place in the race I am now the second fastest person over the course and the fastest European Dr Stuart Gillet Just a note to thank you for your superb service Great website Keen prices Efficient email confirmations Fast delivery The Minimus vest is pretty damned good too arrived today 4 days after ordering very impressive M T I am VERY pleased with my DYO sleeping bag hence my new order for a Minimus jacket Great kit M C The quality of your down products is extraordinary and I m looking forward to using them during the expedition to Nepal Dr Reinhold Loos The artic air has not yet hit But when it does you can just imagine two kiwis in Canada with huge smiles on their faces thanks to you We will tell all our friends about your company and when they see how warm we are we hope this translates into some more Canadian sales for you A D I have just come back from Chile where I climbed Ojos Del Salado the highest active volcano in the world 6893m I was wearing an Alpamayo jacket and salopettes All the equipment I bought from you worked fantastically well and I have recommended your gear to anyone who will

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  • Equipment advice for Greenland expeditions: Down Jackets, Sleeping bags, Clothing and Accessories.
    4 5000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 5 6000m Iceland Island Peak Kilimanjaro Mera Peak Mexico Volcanoes Orizaba Iztaccihuatl Mount Khuiten Khuiten Peak Mount Stanley Mt Kenya Muztagh Ata North Magnetic Geomagnetic Poles North Pole Patagonia and Paine Peak Lenin Pik Lenin South Pole Stok Kangri Svalbard Tent Peak Tharpu Chuli Toubkal winter ascents Vinson Recommended Gear for Greenland Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Wind Suits Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Down Synth Vests Optional Gear for Greenland VBL Bag Gear Recommendations Essential Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Wind Suits Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Down Synth Vests Optional VBL Bag Weather Icecap the minimum temperatures quoted are for cold spells or storms in the spring and autumn Much of the time it can be warmer than this even more so in the summer The cold weather is usually accompanied by high winds making windchill a serious factor Coast For climbing kayaking near the coast the summer minimum is likely to be 0 C in the day 10 15 C at night Wind chill rating High Gear Notes Travel in Greenland includes ski sled

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  • Equipment advice for climbing Mt McKinley: Down Jackets, Sleeping bags, Clothing and Accessories.
    Orizaba Iztaccihuatl Mount Khuiten Khuiten Peak Mount Stanley Mt Kenya Muztagh Ata North Magnetic Geomagnetic Poles North Pole Patagonia and Paine Peak Lenin Pik Lenin South Pole Stok Kangri Svalbard Tent Peak Tharpu Chuli Toubkal winter ascents Vinson Recommended Gear for Denali Mt McKinley Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Wind Suits Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Optional Gear for Denali Mt McKinley VBL Bag Gear Recommendations Essential Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Wind Suits Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Optional VBL Bag Weather The main climbing season is May to September May is cold June is the most popular month July and August warmer and more unsettled September cold again Denali is sometimes called the coldest mountain on earth and in winter it is a place for the fanatical few In the main climbing season the temperatures above are the normal minimums you would expect to encounter possibly a few degrees colder in May and September But there are important points to remember about conditions on Denali The windchill effect can be severe Storms can last for days even in the summer

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  • Equipment advice for climbing Cho Oyu: Down Jackets, Sleeping bags, Clothing and Accessories.
    Potosi Illimani Pico Carstensz Pyramid Puncak Jaya Cho Oyu Denali Mt McKinley Ecuador Volcanoes Chimborazo Cotopaxi Elbrus Everest Everest Base Camp Greenland Himalay Karakoram Peak 6000m Himalay Karakoram Peak 7000m Himalay Karakoram Peak 8000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 4 5000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 5 6000m Iceland Island Peak Kilimanjaro Mera Peak Mexico Volcanoes Orizaba Iztaccihuatl Mount Khuiten Khuiten Peak Mount Stanley Mt Kenya Muztagh Ata North Magnetic Geomagnetic Poles North Pole Patagonia and Paine Peak Lenin Pik Lenin South Pole Stok Kangri Svalbard Tent Peak Tharpu Chuli Toubkal winter ascents Vinson Recommended Gear for Cho Oyu Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Suits Down Mitts Down Boots Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Optional Gear for Cho Oyu Wind Suits VBL Bag Gear Recommendations Essential Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Suits Down Mitts Down Boots Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Optional Wind Suits VBL Bag Weather The temperatures quoted are for pre monsoon ascents April to mid June Post monsoon Sep to Nov temperatures are likely to be a little lower For winter ascents December to February conditions are very different and these are not covered here Please contact us if

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  • Down Suits for climbing Everest
    Karakoram Peak 8000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 4 5000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 5 6000m Iceland Island Peak Kilimanjaro Mera Peak Mexico Volcanoes Orizaba Iztaccihuatl Mount Khuiten Khuiten Peak Mount Stanley Mt Kenya Muztagh Ata North Magnetic Geomagnetic Poles North Pole Patagonia and Paine Peak Lenin Pik Lenin South Pole Stok Kangri Svalbard Tent Peak Tharpu Chuli Toubkal winter ascents Vinson Recommended Down Suits for Everest Xero Down Suit enlarge Min Temp 40 C Weight 1700g Price 783 00 Fabric Drishell Down Quality 900 down Buy Online Add to my gear list Omega Down Suit enlarge Min Temp 55 C Weight 2300g Price 882 00 Fabric HS2 Down Quality 900 down Buy Online Add to my gear list Gear Recommendations Essential Down Synthetic Jackets Down Trousers Salopettes Down Suits Down Mitts Down Boots Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Extreme Balaclava Optional Wind Suits VBL Bag Weather The temperatures quoted are for pre monsoon ascents April to mid June Post monsoon September to November temperatures are likely to be a little lower For winter ascents December to February conditions are very different and these are not covered here Please contact us if you have any special needs Wind chill rating Severe

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  • Equipment advice for Alpine climbing and high-level trekking: Jackets, Sleeping bags, Clothing and Accessories.
    Base Camp Greenland Himalay Karakoram Peak 6000m Himalay Karakoram Peak 7000m Himalay Karakoram Peak 8000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 4 5000m Himalay Karakoram Trek 5 6000m Iceland Island Peak Kilimanjaro Mera Peak Mexico Volcanoes Orizaba Iztaccihuatl Mount Khuiten Khuiten Peak Mount Stanley Mt Kenya Muztagh Ata North Magnetic Geomagnetic Poles North Pole Patagonia and Paine Peak Lenin Pik Lenin South Pole Stok Kangri Svalbard Tent Peak Tharpu Chuli Toubkal winter ascents Vinson Recommended Gear for Alpine Mountaineering High Level Treks Down Synthetic Jackets Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Optional Gear for Alpine Mountaineering High Level Treks Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Extreme Balaclava Down Synth Vests Gear Recommendations Essential Down Synthetic Jackets Shell Jacket Shell Trousers Salopettes Sleeping Bags Optional Down Trousers Salopettes Down Mitts Down Boots Extreme Balaclava Down Synth Vests Weather Weather conditions in the Alps can rapidly change The potential for high winds violent storms and heavy snowfall means gear should provide effective protection from wind and moisture as well as appropriate level of down insulation in your clothing and sleeping bag Wind chill rating Medium Gear Notes The majority of Alpine climbers avoid bad weather and utilize valley bases along with mountain huts

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