Paramo Cascada

The Analogy fabric felt wonderfully soft and comfortable against the skin, but not as stretchy as some and the drawcord waist was fiddly. Good waterproofing and breathable, too. But quite hot, even with the leg zips open, and also quite heavy and not as easy to move in as some.

VITAL STATS
Colours: Navy, dark grey, forest
Sizes: S-XXL (five leg lengths)
Fabric: Nikwax Analogy Waterproof
Weight: 575g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01892 786444, www.paramo.co.uk
Verdict: Wonderful, warm and waterproof trousers that breathe well but are best-suited to very cold weather, excelling in rain or snow. A lot of money but top performance.