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Páramo Cascada Trouser

£100.00

These are not your conventional waterproof overtrousers, and you will not have to keep these packed in the bottom of your rucksack for emergencies. Because of the nature of the fabric, design and construction of these trousers, they will not only serve as a really comfortable, well-thought-out walking trouser but when it starts to rain they will also keep you ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Montane Venture

£150.00

Montane has a knack of simply designing great outdoor kit and this general-purpose waterproof jacket is another pot of gold from this manufacturer’s mine of sensible design. It’s built around a no-nonsense eVent waterproof breathable fabric, which sits comfortably at the top of the league table of fabrics. For extra durability there are reinforced areas on the shoulders, and a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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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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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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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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Rab Bergen/Vidda

£180.00

This is a superb general-purpose waterproof jacket that manages to tick most of the boxes for the discerning hill-walker. The Bergen has won several awards in Trail reviews. It is made from eVent fabric which offers extremely high levels of waterproofness and breathability. Like all the best jackets you get outstanding pocketing so you can store maps easily on the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Rab Latok 2007

£180.00

This winter jacket is made from eVent fabric, so breathability and waterproofness are as good as it gets. Better still, the fabric feels a little stiffer than some, so it should be more able to trap warm air around the body in a howling winter storm.  The hood can be rolled down and secured, and when worn it benefits from ...

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

£200.00

A good fit with superb sleeves and plenty of adjustment. The hood was spot-on, too, with enough room for a hat when needed. Superb in a downpour and the Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric made it very breathable. Good hood and accessible pockets. A little pricey, though. VITAL STATSColours: Four including pillar box red/ash, mazarine blue/eclipseSizes: S-XXLFabric: Gore-Tex Pro ShellKey features: ...

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

£200.00

If you are tired of condensation then give Furtech a go as this winter jacket is far more breathable than other waterproofs, thanks to its unique fabric construction. The Claw is also warmer than most waterproofs, again thanks to the unique fabric, but you get side venting if needed. So use it in cold, wet winter weather and it should ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Berghaus High Trails III IA

£200.00

This waterproof jacket from Berghaus is reasonably adjustable, with Velcro cuffs and a drawcord at the hem, but might just be a little too big in the body. Other than that, it has a decent, rustle-free feel to the fabric and a comfortable mesh lining. The hood is also easy to adjust, with a wonderful wired peak and a huge ...

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

£200.00

Designed as a functional, uncompromising climbing jacket, the Flak is made of 3-layer eVent fabric, so it has top-end levels of waterproofness and breathability. The fabric felt nice and robust too, and ideal for fending off a winter storm. The design is frills-free with just a pair of Napoleon chest pockets that can swallow guidebooks and gloves. The hood is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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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 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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Berghaus Mera Peak 2009

£240.00

What does your jacket say about you? Back in the late Nineties the name Mera Peak said mountaineer and serious skier. The Berghaus Mera Peak was the 2-layer Gore-Tex version of the 3-layer Berghaus Trango Extrem, a benchmark mountaineering jacket that allowed the casual observer to identify Brits in Chamonix at over 100 paces. But times change, designs evolve and ...

  • 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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Montane Superfly XT

£250.00

This winter jacket is a modern classic with a good pedigree. For autumn 2007 it had a makeover with an improved hood design. The jacket is made from eVent, so it is top-notch for waterproofness and breathability. The fabric is robust too, so it’s ideal for trapping air in the worst of winter weather. The main zip gets a double ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Mountain Hardwear Argon 2008

£290.00

The Mountain Hardwear Argon winter jacket weighs just 532g (size L); Gore-Tex Pro Shell, so it is top of the league for waterproofness and breathability; two huge chest pockets; third smaller chest pocket; pit zips; good hood adjustment and movement.But front zip has no external stormflap; hood peak is very large and the hood did not fit quite as close ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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The North Face Modulus

£400.00

This winter jacket weighs just 586g (men’s size M); Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric offers extremely good levels of waterproofness and breathability; stretch panels; four spacious chest pockets; long pit zips; brushed polyester collar lining; excellent fit and movement on hood. But the price is way out of line compared to similar jackets we looked at; front zip doesn’t get external ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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