Paramo

Tor­res Al­turo

Trail (UK) - - Best For Budget -

£210 Men's S-XXL Women's XS-XL Weight 707g (size L) Outer Nik­wax wind­proof outer In­su­la­tion Nik­wax Anal­ogy In­su­la­tor

IT'S GOOD

The Tor­res Al­turo is de­signed to be worn over wa­ter­proof lay­ers, so you can throw it on quickly with­out be­com­ing chilled. To al­low this, it is cut slightly wider on the sleeves and body ar­eas. Like other Paramo gar­ments it makes use of Nik­wax-treated fab­ric to re­sist wa­ter ingress. It has two large pock­ets placed high on the body, there is Vel­cro cuff ad­just­ment and the hood has face draw­cords and rear vol­ume ad­just­ment. So this has more fea­tures than lower priced and lighter jack­ets. It's also warmer than many, mak­ing it suit­able for win­ter.

HOW­EVER

As you would ex­pect with a jacket that is warmer and bet­ter fea­tured than oth­ers, this does in­crease the price, weight and packed size. An­other draw­back is that as this is de­signed to be over­sized to fit over wa­ter­proofs, when it is worn over less bulky lay­ers it is a lit­tle baggy. So you need to use this as in­tended for best per­for­mance.

The hood is de­signed to fit over a climb­ing hel­met but does not cinch down or move with the head as well as oth­ers.

VER­DICT

Great if you plan to wear an in­su­lated jacket over your wa­ter­proof in win­ter, but there are draw­backs to the de­sign, in­clud­ing weight.

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