Alpkit Fantom

If you want a top-quality duvet jacket but don’t want to pay the earth, this is your best option by a massive degree. It weighs 638g and comes packed with 320g of down insulation, which makes it a warm jacket that has a reasonable weight. I also like that the zipped pockets are massive and located slightly higher on the body than most, allowing easy access while wearing a rucksack. You get a fleece lining inside the pockets too. The movement in the sleeves is outstanding, so the cuffs or hem don’t ride up easily. There is a fixed hood that can be rolled down to the collar and secured. This duvet is ideal for most people heading out to the British hills and needing some extra insulation for summit breaks, camping or lingering to take in the evening view. The unbeatable price is the main advantage. But the hood is not removable. As with most garments, cold spots are possible where the insulation is stitched through. You don’t get a fleeced lining around the collar or reinforcement on the shoulders or sleeves. But the main drawback is that it is only available over the Internet, so cannot try before you buy.


Outer: i-vent, 10m hydrostatic head
Inner: nylon
Insulation: 320g of 700 fill power goose down
Sizes: S-XL
Weight: 638g (size L)
Made in China
Stores: website only

Verdict: Buy it if you want a top-quality down duvet at a low price this is unbeatable and ideal for typical winter UK winter mountain users.