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Páramo Enduro/Ventura (2014)

£350.00

FeaturesThere are four external chest pockets here, meaning there’s plenty of space for maps, compasses and hats or gloves between showers. Interestingly one of these pockets has a Velcro opening for ‘fast access’ says Páramo, while the others have zips. Zipped vents are also provided on the arms, and the helmet-compatible hood gets a wired peak with face and volume ...

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Páramo Enduro/Ventura (2013)

£350.00

The Páramo Enduro (men’s)/Ventura (women’s) is a new jacket that features stretch Analogy fabric to allow it to have a closer, ‘athletic’ fit. The stretch fabric is situated across the shoulders, down the inside of the sleeves and down the sides of the body. Previously Páramo garments have generally been quite loose, so you may or may not like this ...

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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 ...

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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
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Páramo Long Gaiters (2012)

£52.00

Páramo Long Gaiters are very well-proven. Like Páramo waterproof clothing they benefit from a fabric that is extremely durable, and even if it does become torn it is more easily repaired than other waterproof fabrics. The fabric is slightly warmer than some others, but it’s also more breathable and controls condensation well. The gaiter is fitted with a zip that ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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
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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 ...

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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
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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
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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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Páramo Aspira Jacket

£250.00

A hugely popular jacket for winter, the Aspira controls condensation better than most jackets and is also warmer than most, making it ideal for the worst of winter weather. The material is different to others, yet it works really well at keeping out driving rain. The jacket is longer than most with excellent movement in the sleeves. There are four ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Páramo Velez Smock

£180.00

Well-proven to fight condensation and keep the wearer dry from heavy rain, Páramo garments have a broad following for their unique fabric. With this multi-activity jacket you also get extra ventilation from two zipped side vents. Behind these zips you’ll find access to a tunnel handwarmer pocket that is ideal for keeping fingers warm. The design is a smock, which ...

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

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