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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.

Baltoro Jacket

$295.00
  • Me-01685 Mykonos/Magma
  • ME-01596 Medieval Blue
  • ME-01644 Magma/Medieval
  • Me-01679 Majolica/Mykonos
DRILITE® LOFT 20D outer fabric with PFC free DWR; totally windproof and highly water resistant
With a unique, dual layer offset construction the Baltoro Jacket provides unrivalled warmth for a lightweight Alpine duvet.
DRILITE® LOFT 20D outer fabric with PFC free DWR; totally windproof and highly water resistant
With a unique, dual layer offset construction the Baltoro Women's Jacket provides unrivalled warmth for a lightweight Alpine duvet.
Lightline Bootie
Super warm, down insulated boots for life in freezing base camps.
Lightline Eco Jacket
With 100% recycled down and 100% recycled fabrics this is a warm and protective duvet for freezing conditions.
Lightline Women's Parka
A longer length version of our bestselling down jacket that provides maximum warmth and protection.

Trango Jacket

$325.00
  • Me-01679 Majolica/Mykonos
  • ME-01596 Medieval Blue
  • ME-01635 Majolica Blue
  • Me-01682 Firedbrick/Cardinal
DRILITE® LOFT 40D outer fabric with PFC free DWR; totally windproof and highly water resistant
Unique baffle construction gives expedition warmth with the low weight and packsize required for weight critical objectives.
DRILITE® LOFT 40D outer fabric with PFC free DWR; totally windproof and highly water resistant
Unique baffle construction gives expedition warmth with the low weight and packsize required for weight critical objectives.

Citadel Mitt

$160.00
  • Me-01054 Shadow/Black
Citadel Mitt
A 2-part synthetically insulated mitt system suitable for expedition use and winter alpine climbing.
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.
Lightline Women's Jacket
Our iconic and continuing bestseller, this technical women's duvet is ideal for freezing conditions anywhere in the world.
Skyline Women's Parka
With a longer length this protective down jacket offers maximum warmth with the minimum of weight.

Xeros

From $599.00
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.

Glacier 1000

From $550.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-25°C/-13°F
  • Me-01040 Imperial Red
DRILITE® LOFT™ II outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
For higher trekking peaks and those camping in the depths of winter this more generously sized bag offers oodles of warmth and protection.

Glacier 1000 Women's

From $550.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-21°C/-6°F
  • Me-01131 Foxglove
DRILITE® LOFT™ II outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
For higher trekking peaks and those camping in the depths of winter this more generously sized bag offers oodles of warmth and protection.

Glacier 450

From $399.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-9°C/16°F
  • Me-01040 Imperial Red
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...

Glacier 450 Women's

$399.00
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...

Glacier 700

From $475.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-15°C/5°F
  • Me-01040 Imperial Red
DRILITE® LOFT™ II outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
A warm and generously sized sleeping bag well suited to longer tent-based treks and those seeking out higher Himalayan passes.

Glacier 700 Women's

From $475.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-13°C/9°F
  • Me-01131 Foxglove
DRILITE® LOFT II™ outer shell is lightweight, breathable and water resistant
A warm and generously sized sleeping bag well suited to longer tent-based treks and those seeking out higher Himalayan passes.

K7 Jacket

$650.00
  • Me-01252 Cardinal Orange
  • Me-01537 Azure
  • Me-01286 Cosmos
DRILITE® Loft 30D outer fabric
A serious down jacket with full box wall construction, the perfect solution for alpinists pushing hard on remote peaks.

Kryos

From $650.00
Good Night's Sleep:
-20°C/-4°F
  • Me-01018 Crimson
DRILITE® LOFT™ XERO 10D outer shell is ultra-light, highly breathable and water-resistant
For alpine winter mountaineering and remote backcountry ski expeditions, there can be few bags as reliably warm yet so light.

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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