Men’s PHD Wafer Down Jacket

Men's PHD wafer-down-jacket

Walk rating

25 November 2016

Price: £254

Weight: 190g

+ The 1000FP down feels almost instantaneously warm. Lightweight fabric, minimalist zip pulls and elasticated trims all shave weight, meaning the jacket weighs just 190g (men’s M). A relatively low rear cut offers extra insulation below the waist and stops cold winds from sneaking upwards.
- The outer fabric is not particularly resistant to abrasion and the waist hem seemed to roll up a little. A hood doesn’t come as standard and is £30 extra.

VERDICT Seriously impressive warmth vs. weight and packability, along with premium quality down in an ultra-lightweight package. The only real concern is the delicate outer fabric, but if you just want to stay warm, the PHD Wafer is hard to beat.