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Páramo Torres Gilet 2011

£78.00

Gilets are really useful as throw-on lunch stop insulation, so one designed specifically as an outer layer makes obvious sense. The Páramo Torres Gilet has a windproof, water-repellent Nikwax outer that can be treated to increase wet-weather performance – although our tests found that it was remarkably waterproof even without additional treatment. The fast-drying synthetic fill lends itself to use ...

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Paramo Vista

£205.00

When walking hard uphill, the Vista really helps to pass sweat out through to the outside and prevent a build-up of moisture on the inside. In fact it doesn’t really feel like a traditional hard shell jacket, with a soft, loose touch. A bit too warm on hotter days, especially if you plan to throw it on in a summer ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Páramo Maui Cargo Shorts 2011

£47.00

You cannot beat a massive, practical pocket in a pair of shorts, and the Páramo Maui Cargo Shorts get two of them! On each leg there is a cavernous pocket that allows you to easily stash an OS map and a small guidebook with space to spare. There is a dedicated mobile phone pocket too. You also get a pair ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Paramo Cambia Zip Neck

£38.00

Unique because it’s reversible, you can wear the soft honeycomb face against your skin to trap ‘dry’ warmth; or wear the smooth surface next to your skin for a cooler option with excellent wicking. The only requirement is that you make your choice before you head for the hills! Both ways it feels incredibly comfortable and is very quick-drying. It’s ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Páramo Alta II 2011

£235.00

The Alta II is one of Páramo’s most popular tops and it is probably one of the most well-proven jackets on the market as it has been around for years. It has a longer body than most, though it’s shorter than its predecessor the Alta. The fabric is more insulating than other jackets, which means it’s a good option in ...

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Páramo Cascada Trouser 2011

£115.00

Páramo Cascada Trousers are an extremely popular solution to the age-old problem of knowing whether to wear waterproof trousers or not. Páramo trousers keep all but the most extreme rain out and so they can be worn all day in most conditions while keeping the wearer comfortable and dry. The trick is the fabric, which is extremely breathable yet it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Paramo Cambia Zip Neck

£38.00

Unique because it’s reversible, you can wear the soft honeycomb face against your skin to trap ‘dry’ warmth; or wear the smooth surface next to your skin for a cooler option with excellent wicking. The only requirement is that you make your choice before you head for the hills! Both ways it feels incredibly comfortable and is very quick-drying. It’s ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Paramo Alta II

£235.00

Páramo makes some of the most breathable waterproofs on the market, so if breathability is your biggest concern, the Alta II could be the waterproof for you. The Analogy fabric is almost rustle-free and so comfortable and breathable you’ll feel happy wearing it even if it’s not raining. The fabric is really easy to move around in, is totally waterproof, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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Páramo Aspira Smock 2010

£275.00

The Páramo Aspira comes as a jacket and smock, and both are great choices for winter. The smock is particularly good for use with a harness as the design is less cluttered around the waist. There is still a long front double zip though, so you can vent the jacket easily from the top or bottom while wearing a harness. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Páramo Quito 2010

£205.00

The Quito – a new multi-activity jacket from Páramo – is an alternative to the Velez (a well-established multi-activity jacket). The Quito is designed to be lightweight for adventure racing, biking, running and climbing. As with all Páramo garments the fabric provides outstanding levels of breathability, and in Trail tests it’s only Páramo jackets that haven’t leaked! The design is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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Páramo Alta II 2010

£235.00

Páramo garments use a unique and well-proven fabric that offers unparalleled levels of condensation control. They can also be reproofed indefinitely and repaired easily if torn. In Trail rain room tests only Páramo jackets were shown not to leak. For winter they are a notch warmer than other jackets, so you don’t need to wear as many extra layers underneath. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Páramo Long Gaiters 2010

£51.00

Thanks to Páramo’s Nikwax Analogy fabric, the Páramo Long Gaiters are by far the most breathable gaiters on test. The front closure system features a unique back-to-front zip design (which starts at the top and ends at the foot), making them very easy to fasten, while five press studs running down the length of the gaiter keep it firmly in ...

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Paramo Quito

£199.00

A really comfortable jacket, and it boasts a great hood too; but at 490g it’s also heavy and not very packable. It’s an excellent all-rounder – warm enough and weatherproof enough for winter wear, yet just about light and packable enough to leave in a pack in better conditions. It is a bit warm for full-on summer weather, though, even ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Paramo Fuera Windproof

£56.00

Best described as a trouser version of a windshirt – light, breathable and extremely windproof. Like a windshirt, they work superbly over a base-layer, keeping the cold wind out, while getting rid of any perspiration fast. They don’t feel particularly comfortable, though, and any cold in the wind is felt where the fabric presses against the leg. Water resistance is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Azuma Active Pants 2010

£51.00

Made with material that’s easy to wash and dry, Páramo’s Azuma Active Pants are very practical trousers with extra venting at the thigh, and adjustable ankle closures. There’s a good belt and zipped pockets. Great for long days walking in hot countries, but not as flattering as others we looked at. Review by Clare SavageFirst published in Trail magazine April ...

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Páramo Kea Light Shirt 2010

£46.00

While the cut and styling of the Páramo Kea Light Shirt hark back to colonial days, this is a hugely practical shirt that’s wicking and breathable enough for light trekking and comes with a host of secure features including two hidden zipped pockets and closely spaced buttons and collar to keep bugs out. It’s quick-drying and has a sun protection ...

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Páramo Maui Cargo Trousers 2010

Páramo’s Maui Cargo Trousers are so Ray Mears they could whittle their own canoe. They are hugely functional with a hidden passport-sized zipped pocket, two large thigh pockets and an external multi-tool stash point. The material is cool, breathable and quick-drying but not as flimsy as others we looked at. The articulated knee makes them very comfortable. Review by Matt ...

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Páramo Sumaco Shirt 2010

£51.00

The Páramo Sumaco Shirt does feel like silk against your skin: it’s very cool and wonderfully comfortable. And it’s packed to the rafters with technical features including Velcro adjusters at the wrist and a hidden zipped pocket – but surprisingly there are no straps to shorten the sleeves. As with the men’s version the sizes do come up very large ...

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Paramo Torres 2010

£100.00

The Torres’ are made from an insulated fabric that repels water rather than providing a hard barrier against it; and whilst this is waterproof, very breathable and extremely comfortable, it is sadly too warm for all-day wear (even with nothing beneath it), and also a little heavy and bulky for year-round emergency use. They have a unique belt and drop-front ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Torres Gilet 2010

£75.00

The Torres Gilet can be used for layering over a Páramo waterproof garment or worn directly over a base layer. Either way it will deliver fast and light insulation to the torso without being weighed down by sleeves or a hood. DesignAs with all gilets there are no sleeves, and unlike other jackets here there is no hood either. The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Páramo Torres Overlayering Insulation (Sleeves & Trousers) 2009

£55.00

“Brrrr! Nice view, but I’m cold and wet, and I need to keep moving to stay warm.” How many times have you said that, having sweated your way up a mountain? When you’re cold and wet it’s hard to enjoy even the best mountain views. The problem is that most clothing systems are not designed to keep you warm when ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Paramo Cambia Sport Long Sleeved T-Shirt base layer

£30.00

An incredibly comfortable base-layer – the fabric is so light and stretchy you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it. It’s reversible – wear the honeycomb fabric against your skin for comfort in cool conditions, and the smooth side for super-fast wicking in warmer conditions. The figure-hugging design works well on its own as an outer-layer, or as a base-layer in cool ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Páramo Velez Adventure Light 2009

£190.00

What sets all Páramo products apart is the unique fabric, which actively pushes water out in a similar way to animal fur. The outer layer acts as a windproof while a Nikwax durable water repellency  treatment sheds rain. The result is that you stay dry and the fabric can be reproofed and repaired repeatedly without loss of performance. The Páramo ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Alta II 2009

£225.00

One of the most well-established waterproof jackets available, the Páramo Alta II has a broad fan base of users thanks to its unique features. The material is unlike any other, as it does not just repel water, it actively encourages it to move away from the body due to its animal-fur-like qualities. The fabric also has exceptional control of condensation. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Explorer Pull-On 2009

£60.00

Páramo is best known for its waterproof jackets, which are well-proven as being ideal for walkers in the wet and windy British hills. But the company also makes a range of other layers such as the Explorer Pull-On, which is designed to be worn as either a base layer or mid layer and as part of a Páramo clothing system ...

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