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PHD's Summer Lightning Collection 2017 Product News

PHD's 'Summer Lightning' Collection, released in May & June each year, focuses - for a brief period - on their new and unique designs of Ultra-light sleeping bags and clothing for summer mountain marathon racers, Ultra-light backpackers and super-light mountaineers. This extraordinary gear is only available for such a short time because in summer they have a little breathing space to put some of their best new ideas into practice.

WaferLite Clothing:

The WaferLite down clothing is a range of Summer Camping super-lights to give real warmth around camp and to boost your sleep-system, and a full set of WaferLite top, WaferLite trousers and WaferLite socks could even be considered as down pyjamas.

WaferLite Jacket

TOT: 5c / 41f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Total Weight: 130gr/4.5oz

Price £229

Waferlite Jacket, 115 kb

At 130grams the WaferLite jacket is the lightest down jacket in the world giving a wonderfully flexible layering piece with the highest possible warmth-for-weight performance. Packed into a tiny stuff sac, the WaferLite jacket is simply awesome.

This is not high mountain gear nor is it ideal for doing dirty car repairs (fleece has its uses), but for the pure gift of warmth from something you could literally stuff in your pocket it has no rivals.

WaferLite Vest

TOT: 5c / 41f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Total Weight: 77gr/2.7oz

Price £167

WaferLite Vest, 85 kb

At 77grams, the WaferLite vest stands out as the lightest down vest in the world. It's so light in fact that it weighs less than a string vest! The 7X fabric gives total windblock, and the unique 1000 fillpower down provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. Packed into a tiny stuff sac, the K Series WaferLite vest is simply breathtaking for summer racers, ultra-light trekking and those counting every gram.

WaferLite Trousers

TOT: 5c / 41f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Total Weight: 100gr/3.5oz

Price £188

WaferLite Trousers, 96 kb

Just 100grams the WaferLite Trousers really are exceptionally light. They make are an ideal companion for the WaferLite Jacket and Socks and as a boost to your Sleep-System

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

WaferLite Socks

Total Weight: 30gr/1oz *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Price £96

WaferLite Socks, 150 kb

At 30grams the WaferLite socks are just so tiny and light their weight belies their warmth. They make are an ideal companion for the WaferLite Jacket and Trousers and as a boost to your Sleep-System

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

Alpine Ultra Jacket "Special"

TOT: -10c / 14f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Total Weight: 270gr/9.5oz

Price : £299

Alpine Ultra Jacket Special, 93 kb

The Alpine Ultra has been acclaimed as the perfect Alpine jacket, but it's won friends in the Himalayas too as the ideal example of light and warm. PHD has been asked many times for a special version with handwarmer pockets. So here it is!

With an Alpine start or even an unexpected bivvy, the Alpine Ultra is lighter than fleece, much warmer, packs a lot smaller and has a 100% windproof outer too. It's made in PHD's new Hypershell water-resistant outer fabric and 7X inner fabric to create their lightest Alpine Ultra jacket. There's also an insulated chest pocket to keep your camera batteries warm, two waist level handwarmer pockets and a large (optional) hood allows helmet use.

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

Sleeping Bags

Minix Ultra Primaloft and Down Sleeping Bag

TOT: 5c / 41f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Weight: 430grms/15oz

Price: £199

Minix Ultra Primaloft and Down Sleeping Bag, 124 kb

The new Minix Ultra is a super-light hybridization of down and Primaloft. There's a warm layer of 900 fillpower down in full box-wall construction wrapped right over the body and a mat-width Primaloft base which adds a fixed layer of insulation to boost your sleeping mat and resist ground damp. Edge stitched to provide maximum loft and prevent any shift, the Primaloft insulates even when compressed by your body weight.

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

Alpine Ultra Half bag with extension tube

TOT: Camp down to 3°C and bivi down to -10°C or lower. *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Weight: 305grms/10.75oz

Price: £187

Alpine Ultra Half bag with extension tube, 139 kb

With the use of a suitably warm down Jacket, such as the Alpine Ultra Jacket, the "Alpine Ultra Halfbag with extension tube" makes for a great way to cut weight and pack size and keep legs and feet warm enough for a good night's sleep. Here we've added a neck length "extender" to cocoon your body, arms and hands to cut out air movement or a breeze that can disturb a night's sleep under the stars or under a tarp.

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

Ultra Light Filler

TOT: 8c boost used inside a sleeping bag *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Weight: 190grms/6.7oz

Price: £199

Ultra Light Filler, 146 kb

The Ultralight Filler Bag is primarily designed to fill the space inside your ordinary bag, providing significant extra warmth at the lowest possible weight. Its down filled top gives complete coverage, and the downless base helps to reduce overall weight.

The beauty of the Filler concept is that it works from inside, softly expanding into the unused space and cutting out the convection currents. The Ultra-Light Filler can add up to 8°C, and of course it will work inside any bag.

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.

Hispar 300 Down bag

TOT: -5c / 23f *TOT = Typical operating Tempearature

Weight: 580grms/20oz

Price: £399

Hispar 300 Down bagĀ , 126 kb

The Hispar 300 has been developed from the lightest fabrics in the PHD stable, including PHD's new water-resistant fabric "Hypershell" for the outer to protect the down from condensation drips in a tent. Their lightest fabric "7X" has been used for the inside and PHD's exceptional 950 fillpower down is used to create a superbly lightweight mountain bag rated at -5c. Half and full length zip options allow greater flexibility in varying temperatures, and the down filled shoulder collar gives further control in comfort. Hispar 300 is a sleeping bag designed for comfort.

These are only available in the "Summer Lightning Collection" during May and June.



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