Filoment vest provides the warmth of the Filoment jacket, targeted around your core, and is made using 100% recycled fabrics and fill.
The outer made is from light yet durable nylon fabric that's 100% recycled and treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent to keep your down protected from moisture without using nasty chemicals. The 630 fill power down provides an excellent warmth to weight ratio and is fully recycled (RCS 100 certified), to re-use down that would otherwise go into landfill.
The gilet style leaves your arms unrestricted for moving quickly, packs down incredibly small, and layers well over a base layer or under a shell. That’s why it’s our first choice for any situation where a light, compact pack-size and freedom of movement are the top priority. Narrow baffles give the Filoment vest a slim, active fit. It has a slightly dropped, adjustable hem at the back for good coverage and lycra bound armholes for freedom of movement.
Vests let you dump more heat than jackets. For a boost of warmth, you can bury your hands in the hand warmer pockets whilst the external zipped chest pocket takes care of your valuables. The zip baffle and chin guard keep draughts from finding their way in.
Fill Power: IDFB 630
You can and should wash this garment, most active outdoor folk do this once or twice a year.
Washing and re-waterproofing flushes out the dirt and oils that have accumulated so that it puffs up nicely and works better in damp conditions.
Don’t panic! Down is surprisingly durable and washing is not an onerous task. Read our Down Wash Guide for advice on washing your down jacket, or alternatively let us take care of it for you.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
As part of our continuing effort to remove long-chain flurocarbons from our outer garments, we’re now using PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatments across our down range. C0 DWRs are non-toxic and don't build up in the environment, causing significantly less environmental damage.
RCS 100 Certified Reycled Down
For the Filoment we've used recycled down to reduce our usage of 'virgin' down and to re-use valuable materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill. The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is a standard to track materials through supply chains.The RCS 100 stamp ensures that at least 95% of the material is from recycled sources.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.