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Páramo Pasco/Andina (2103)

£220.00

The Pasco (men’s)/Andina (women’s) is a unique offering, being even more radical in design than most Páramo jackets. Like other Páramo garments it is built around the tried and trusted Nikwax Analogy fabric, which is extremely good at controlling condensation and keeping rain out when hillwalking. It is also quite warm, so in winter this is a benefit, while in ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Paramo Quito (2013)

£220.00

There’s no doubting the Nikwax Analogy fabric wins in the breathability stakes – but this is offset by the fact that it’s a very warm jacket, and at a smidge under 500g, it’s not one you want to be carrying too often. This really means its best-suited for winter wear or for walkers who run cool. The warmth is mitigated ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Aspira (2012)

£290.00

The Páramo Aspira offers a highly durable, warmer, sometimes comfier alternative to the norm. Nikwax Analogy fabric actively pumps water away from the skin, through the material and out the other side. At 835g (size UK12) it is twice the weight of the average jacket here, but the Aspira is longer and has a similar amount of insulation to your ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Paramo Velez Adventure Light Smock (2012)

£200.00

This is the lightest of Páramo’s super-breathable waterproofs and there are soft shells on the market that feel clammier than this. It has superb weatherproofness when it does take a hammering, and the Nikwax Analogy fabric sheds water with ease, while the hood is deep, comfortable and boasts an adjustable wired peak. It’s best-suited to people who run cool or ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Paramo Velez Adventure Smock

£200.00

Uses Nikwax Analogy waterproofing and works in a similar way to animal fur, driving moisture out and away from the skin. The waterproofing is handled by a DWR coating on the face fabric. The coating retained its water repellence for a longer period than expected, and only really started to wet out in high abrasion areas around the back and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Aspira Jacket 2011

£290.00

The Páramo Aspira comes in a jacket and smock version, and both are particularly good for cold mountain trips. The unique fabric manages to force water out faster than it can get in through the jacket. In Trail rain room tests conducted at the University of Leeds, we found that Páramo garments were the only ones that kept out water, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Alta II 2011

£245.00

The Páramo Alta II is a classic and well-proven jacket for hillwalking. There are a number of features that set the Alta II apart from other options. Firstly it uses a unique material that is easier to repair than other fabrics and it also controls condensation better. In a Trail test for waterproofness held at the University of Leeds, Páramo ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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 ...

  • LFTO.com 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
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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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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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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Paramo Ladies Velez Adventure Light Smock

£190.00

If breathability is your biggest concern, the new, lightweight Velez could be for you. The fabric is almost rustle-free and so comfortable and breathable you’ll feel happy wearing it in almost any weather. The jacket offers excellent ease of movement, is totally waterproof and if you need extra ventilation two fully adjustable side zips provide a welcome flow of air. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Velez Adventure Light 2009

£180.00

For many, the word ‘Light’ that suffixes this new, slimmer riff on Páramo’s cracking Velez Adventure Smock will arch an interested eyebrow. Páramo waterproof products have always been love-’em-or-leave-’em affairs for many, with praise usually centring on their freakish waterproof/breathability powers (more of which later) and durability, and excuses typically involving the words ‘hot’ and ‘heavy’. The original Velez Adventure ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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PARAMO ALTA II

£220.00

Review: The Paramo Analogy fabric works by repelling water from the outside, in a similar way to an animal’s fur; while the inner lining draws perspiration and expels it. As a result this is a very breathable jacket and the membrane-free, non-rustly fabric is also very comfortable. The Alta II is very well-featured, with a superb hood, featuring a wired ...

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

£200.00

The Páramo Alta is overshadowed by the Páramo Alta II, which at £220 is slightly shorter and also lighter. However the Alta is ideal if you really want a more protective design as it is the longest here so you can easily put your hands in your pockets and stay warmer and drier. Páramo garments also use a fabric that ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Velez Adventure Smock 2008

£180.00

Páramo garments have a broad following thanks to their unique fabric, which controls condensation better than anything else, and keeps the rain out (and the performance can be maintained for life using Nikwax). Two zipped side vents on the Páramo Velez Adventure Smock add ventilation and give access to a zipped tunnel handwarmer pocket. The design is a smock, which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Paramo Cascada

£180.00

A great fit with well-designed sleeves and a good combination of Velcro and elastic at the cuffs. Hem and waist drawcords help fine-tune fit and hood was easy to adjust. Comfort-wise, it’s hard to knock the Cascada, which is cut from a wonderfully soft and rustle-free fabric making it a real pleasure to wear. Good breathability, making it really pleasant ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Páramo Aspira Jacket 2008

£250.00

The Páramo Aspira Jacket controls condensation better than most alternatives due to its unique fabric, which also remains waterproof indefinitely if treated with Nikwax, unlike conventional waterproofs that leak if punctured. It’s also warmer than most jackets, making it ideal for winter. The material works really well at keeping out driving rain and the jacket is longer than most, so ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Páramo Alta II 2008

£220.00

Páramo garments have one huge advantage over all other waterproofs, and that is that they have exceptional control of condensation, which means you stay dry both from rain and from sweat. The fabric is soft and rustle-free too, making it very comfortable to wear. Compared to most jackets here, the Páramo Alta II general-purpose jacket is also longer in the ...

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

£220.00

A superb general-purpose waterproof jacket that is very popular, the Alta boasts a unique fabric that controls sweat better than most and yet keeps the wearer dry in heavy rain. It is a little warmer than most jackets, so you don’t have to wear or carry so many insulating layers across the hill. Ventilation at the top of the arms ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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