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, and if you need extra ventilation there’s a two-way front zip and two upper arm vents to provide a flow of air. It comes with a lovely deep hood that swivels easily when you turn your head and it has a good wired peak too. Five decent-sized pockets, including one that will easily take an OS map, are really useful for hats, gloves and snacks.
Fabric: Analogy Waterproof by Nikwax®
Men’s version: Yes
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