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Drilite Loft

Drilite® Loft is our exclusive range of highly water repellent fabrics used in our insulated clothing and equipment. The original Drilite® Loft, introduced almost 30 years ago, was years ahead of its time: a highly breathable, exceptionally lightweight, and very water repellent fabric. Those three hallmarks continue with our modern Drilite® Loft fabrics. Drilite® Loft uses a polyurethane membrane bonded to the reverse of a 100% nlyon face to provide greatly improved water resistance, exceeding a hydrostatic head of 1500mm. In its illustrious history Drilite® Loft has been to the top of most - if not all - of the world's 8000 metre peaks, has seen use on Piolet d'Or-winning expeditions, and on world record breaking polar crossings. We now have numerous iterations of Drilite® Loft, from relative heavyweights to some of the lightest coated fabrics in the world. Some of the highlights include: Drilite® Loft 30D (also known as Drilite® Loft II) is our time-tested and most durable iteration of Drilite® Loft, borne from years of development work and countless hours of user testing. It is the ideal fabric for clothing and sleeping bags destined for serious mountaineering, climbing, and backpacking in difficult conditions. Weighing 55g/m2 and with its 1500mm hydrostatic head it is ideal for protecting high quality down and synthetic insulations. Drilite® Loft 20D is a lighter version of Drilite, developed to meet the needs of those users who require a lightweight and yet still durable fabric for routes where protection is still valued. It has been tested year-round in a huge variety of conditions, and despite our initial reservations, it has proven itself tough enough for daily use by professional guides and instructors at our partner organisation Plas y Brenin. DRILITE® Loft XERO continues the evolution of our own exclusive Drilite® water resistant fabric programme. It is staggeringly light at just 28g/m2 and yet it still boasts a 1500 mm hydrostatic head. It is purpose made for Super Alpine climbing and the most lightweight high altitude or winter expeditions where protection, pack size and weight are critical to success, or even survival. Since its introduction in 2017 we are yet to find a fabric that can match its unique characteristics.

Lightline Jacket

£220.00
  • Me-01007 Navy
  • Me-01004 Black
  • Me-01006 Cobalt
  • Me-01537 Azure
  • Me-01403 Blue Nights
  • Me-01594 Conifer
  • ME-01595 Obsidian
296g (size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
Our iconic and continuing bestseller, this technical duvet is ideal for freezing conditions anywhere in the world.
227g (Size 12) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
Our iconic and continuing bestseller, this technical women's duvet is ideal for freezing conditions anywhere in the world.

Frostline Jacket

£190.00
  • Me-01476 Denim Blue
  • Me-01004 Black
  • Me-01514 Acid
  • Me-01537 Azure
  • Me-01590 Deep Teal
  • ME-01596 Medieval Blue
136g (Size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
An ultralight duvet with a weather-resistant shell for alpinists and trekkers needing extra warmth and a tiny pack size.
108g (Size 12) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
An ultralight duvet with a weather-resistant shell for alpinists and trekkers needing extra warmth and a tiny pack size.
195g (Size 12) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
A warm and resilient down jacket giving high levels of warmth with low weight and pack size.

Senja Jacket

£200.00
  • Me-01513 Lapis Blue
  • Me-01286 Cosmos
  • Me-01344 Barbados Red
  • Me-01589 Mango
  • ME-01595 Obsidian
220g (Size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
A warm and resilient down jacket giving high levels of warmth with low weight and pack size.
Frostline Women's Vest
An ultralight narrow baffled vest with a weather-resistant shell, a perfect extra layer for trekkers and alpinists.
Skyline Women's Parka
With a longer length this protective down jacket offers maximum warmth with the minimum of weight.

Superflux Jacket

£180.00
  • Me-01537 Azure
  • Me-01415 Magma
  • Me-01476 Denim Blue
  • Me-01286 Cosmos
  • Me-01514 Acid
Superflux Jacket
Superb all-weather insulation combining wamth, breathability and protection in a single versatile layer.
159g (Size 12) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
A protective lightweight duvet; the Skyline is the ideal choice for minimalist, remote trips in freezing conditions.
180g (Size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
A lightweight protective duvet; the Skyline is the ideal choice for minimalist, remote trips in freezing conditions.

Fitzroy Jacket

£250.00
  • Me-01344 Barbados Red
  • Me-01537 Azure
PrimaLoft® Gold and DRILITE® Loft are combined in a jacket for serious use
Durable, warm and almost unaffected by wind, rain and snow, this is the perfect piece of modern all-weather insulation.

Annapurna Jacket

£400.00
  • Me-01296 True Red/Black
  • Me-01002 Cobalt/Midnight
  • Me-01004 Black
Annapurna Jacket
After 40 years the Annapurna remains a popular choice for extended use in sub-zero conditions and Polar travel.

Xeros

From £480.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-14°C/7°F
  • Me-01018 Crimson
DRILITE® LOFT™ XERO 10D outer shell is ultra-light, highly breathable and water-resistant
An ultra-light winter bag, ideal for those actively wanting to push the envelope in super-alpinism.
203g (Size 12) of POLARLOFT® Featherless insulation by 3M®
Superb all-weather insulation combining wamth, breathability and protection in a single versatile layer.
272g (Size 12) of Goose Down with a minimum content of 90/10 800 fill power
A serious down jacket with full box wall construction, the perfect solution for alpinists pushing hard on remote peaks.

Vega Jacket

£340.00
  • Me-01537 Azure
  • Me-01286 Cosmos
  • Me-01344 Barbados Red
  • Me-01514 Acid
235g (Size L) of Goose Down with a minimum content of 90/10 800 fill power
A leading light in modern alpinism; the Vega is the only choice for uncompromisingly fast and light mountaineering goals.

Glacier 450 Women's

From £320.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-8°C/18°F
  • Me-01131 Foxglove
DRILITE® LOFT™ II outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
A superb all-round bag for general mountaineering and lower altitude trekking trips. With a slimmer fit, this protective bag is ideal for those loo...

Citadel Jacket

£300.00
  • Me-01344 Barbados Red
  • Me-01537 Azure
Citadel Jacket
Uncompromising protection with a full expedition specification that keeps working in the most challenging conditions.

Frostline Vest

£120.00
  • Me-01004 Black
  • Me-01542 Fir Green
  • ME-01596 Medieval Blue
Frostline Vest
An ultralight narrow baffled vest with a weather-resistant shell. A perfect extra layer for trekkers and alpinists.
201g (Size 12) of Goose Down with a minimum content of 90/10 800 fill power
A leading light in modern alpinism; the Sigma is designed for uncompromisingly fast and light mountaineering goals.
Drilite Overmitt
A DRILITE® Loft overmitt for skiing and trekking.

Aurora IV

From £250.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-10°C/14°F
  • Me-01318 Ombre Blue
POLARLOFT® Insulation with mixed filam
A highly technical, water resistant synthetic bag with cutting edge construction that excels on extended trips in cold, damp environments.

Frostline Short

£100.00
  • Me-01004 Black
  • Me-01513 Lapis Blue
  • Me-01514 Acid
  • ME-01596 Medieval Blue
54g (Size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
Ultralight and weather resistant down overshorts for extended ski touring in cold conditions.

Redline Mitt

£150.00
  • M004 Black
Redline Mitt
Our warmest mitt suitable for expeditions above 7000m and to the coldest corners of the globe.
37g (Size 12) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
A lightweight and highly packable down skirt that gives rapid warmth on freezing ski tours.

Glacier Expedition

From £500.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-35°C/-31°F
  • Me-01040 Imperial Red
DRILITE® LOFT™ II outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
An ideal bag for Polar expeditions in the Arctic. Incredibly warm and one of only a handful of bags to make use of our roomier Expedition fit, it i...

Sentinel Mitt

£50.00
  • Me-01054 Shadow Grey/Black
Sentinel Mitt
A warm, lightweight weather-resistant and quick drying mitt for winter mountaineering in difficult conditions.

Lightline Pant

£250.00
  • M004 Black
DRILITE® Loft 40D outer fabric; totally windproof and highly water resistant
A lightweight insulated pant that can complement any of our down jackets. Suitable for expedition use, high altitude trekking and polar travel.
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Drilite Loft

Drilite® Loft is our exclusive range of highly water repellent fabrics used in our insulated clothing and equipment. The original Drilite® Loft, introduced almost 30 years ago, was years ahead of its time: a highly breathable, exceptionally lightweight, and very water repellent fabric. Those three hallmarks continue with our modern Drilite® Loft fabrics.

Drilite® Loft uses a polyurethane membrane bonded to the reverse of a 100% nlyon face to provide greatly improved water resistance, exceeding a hydrostatic head of 1500mm. In its illustrious history Drilite® Loft has been to the top of most - if not all - of the world's 8000 metre peaks, has seen use on Piolet d'Or-winning expeditions, and on world record breaking polar crossings. We now have numerous iterations of Drilite® Loft, from relative heavyweights to some of the lightest coated fabrics in the world. Some of the highlights include:

Drilite® Loft 30D (also known as Drilite® Loft II) is our time-tested and most durable iteration of Drilite® Loft, borne from years of development work and countless hours of user testing. It is the ideal fabric for clothing and sleeping bags destined for serious mountaineering, climbing, and backpacking in difficult conditions. Weighing 55g/m2 and with its 1500mm hydrostatic head it is ideal for protecting high quality down and synthetic insulations.

Drilite® Loft 20D is a lighter version of Drilite, developed to meet the needs of those users who require a lightweight and yet still durable fabric for routes where protection is still valued. It has been tested year-round in a huge variety of conditions, and despite our initial reservations, it has proven itself tough enough for daily use by professional guides and instructors at our partner organisation Plas y Brenin.

DRILITE® Loft XERO continues the evolution of our own exclusive Drilite® water resistant fabric programme. It is staggeringly light at just 28g/m2 and yet it still boasts a 1500 mm hydrostatic head. It is purpose made for Super Alpine climbing and the most lightweight high altitude or winter expeditions where protection, pack size and weight are critical to success, or even survival. Since its introduction in 2017 we are yet to find a fabric that can match its unique characteristics.

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