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 peak, effective pit-zips and good pockets, although the lower ones are difficult to access when wearing a rucksack. Its only real weaknesses are its weight and the amount of insulation provided (it’s also got a slightly longer hem) – perfect on a cold day but a bit too much on long uphill sections in milder conditions. Good price and it’ll last, too.
Colours: Five including Fir/dark grey; Fire/navy; Fire/dark grey; Slate/navy; Cobalt/navy
Sizes: S-XXL
Fabric: Analogy Waterproof 
Weight: 820g 
Women’s version: Yes 
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