/ PHD Minimus Down Vest
Any opinions gratefully received.
Thanks. That's the kind of answer I was looking for!
Worth the extra over its ME and Rab equivalents then??
Yes. Kudos/niche. Need more?
I have a PHD sigma pullover, and it is awesome. Really well made, you can just tell someone has thought about it as they were designing it. Better than Rab, and I spoke to the people in customer services about sizing before buying as I couldn't try one on, and they were really helpful, so as a company I can't recommend them enough.
Any advice on whether or not to go for the dri lite option??
Used it in dolomites as a "warm top", climbing in it in UK. Surprisingly hard wearing for the weight of it. Mine has dri-lite finish. Probably 8yrs old now and still going strong.
Simple but very effective. I would suggest that you take a bit of time deciding on what size you are to get the fit right as it makes a difference. Definitely go fot the drilite option as it increases the usefulness and durability of the vest.
Often worth waiting for the (roughly) six-monthly sale. Register on their website. Choice of colours will be limited as they just seem to make a batch pre-sale, but minimus vests usually feature.
I have one without drilite and think it's excellent. Very light, takes up almost no space in a pack, and very warm for it's weight. Great summer 'belay' jacket, IMO.
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