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PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
Featuring 900 fill-power down, baffled construction, high loft, and a nearly waterproof shell, the Yukon Pullover is a well-balanced four-season down parka. Is this the ultimate ultralight down garment for cold weather pursuits?
By Will Rietveld
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PHD (Peter Hutchinson Designs) Mountain Software is a small company in Stalybridge, UK that manufactures sleeping bags and garments "from the lightest in the world to the ultimate in extreme expedition protection." Many of their garments are offered in standard sizes, or custom sizing, added fill, or custom features at additional cost. All products are sewn in their small factory after the order is placed.
This review covers their baffled Yukon Down Pullover (also available as a jacket with a full-height front zipper), which is designed to provide maximum warmth with minimal weight. Is this the ultimate ultralight down garment for cold weather pursuits?
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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