At last my patience has delivered the rewards. I have waited probably 7 months for Alpkit to get some Filo down jackets in stock. So it was with great pleasure this morning that my waiting list email came through and I hit that order button.
An XL was ordered in blue ice colour, it should match my NF Mammatus jacket.
I came close to breaking just before Christmas after a friend put me on to some great jackets from PHD and Berghaus, but I held out. I am not I disputing that the PHD jacket is the best out there but lets put this into perspective.
PHD Alpine Down Jacket 660 grams, £202
Alpkit Filo Jacket, 740 grams, £75
If I was climbing Alpine peaks every weekend or off to Alaska then I probably would have went for the PHD jacket, but for occasional use in British mountains I think there was only one sensible option. £127 saved, result.