NOW: £185.00 WAS: £245.00

NOW: £185.00 WAS: £245.00

NOW: £185.00 WAS: £245.00

Product Code: 11110979

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In the Alta II, Páramo have taken the technical details from their mountaineering gear and tailored them into an outstanding all weather, all season hillwalking jacket.


As with all of Páramo's clothing, breathability is key. The Nikwax Analogy fabric uses a durable, windproof, water resistant shell with a moisture moving 'pump liner', to ensure that water never makes it through to the wearer, but without a membrane to get in the way of breathability. Additionally, venting is found in upper arm zips and the ingenious main fastening: the poppered storm flap sits behind the reversed zip, so the jacket remains fastened as the zip is lowered for venting. Removable foam strips in the back create an air channel when you're carrying a rucksack. However hard you're working, the Alta II works just as hard to keep you comfortable.


Two generous handwarmer pockets are complemented by large internal and external chest pockets, and a smaller fast access chest pocket with an attachment for a lanyard allows you to securely stow your navigation essentials within easy reach.


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Product Features

  • Weight: approx. 849g
  • Fabric: Nikwax Analogy (100% polyester)
  • Adjustable hood with wired peak; rolls down to form collar
  • Articulated shoulders and sleeves
  • Two way reversed main zip with internal storm flap
  • Large handwarmer pockets, zipped internal and external map pockets, fast access chest pocket with attachment clip
  • Upper arm venting zips
  • Removable foam inserts in back
  • Drip skirt and scooped tail
  • Back waist and hem drawcords
  • Low bulk adjustable cuffs

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4 Customer reviews for this product

 
Great Jacket
Reviewed By philip, 11 Jan 2013

I bought one of these having done considerable research into the the pro's and con's of waterproof jackets and the different types of fabric available. I have previously owned a gortex jacket and found it to be not very breathable and I was always damp and clammy while wearing it, I do own a lightweight event jacket which breathably is better but it is not very warm. The Paramo coat is excellent it is warm, too warm for summer use in my opinion but it is very very breathable and keeps out the rain, you still sweat while wearing it but the sweat just seems to evaporate. Excellent have other Paramo clothing items and they are also top notch.

 

 

 
Running Hot
Reviewed By Andrew, 05 Nov 2012

I had read a lot of good things about Paramo kit, but was always put off them because they were always noted as very warm. I tend to run hot and so had bought a variety of jackets from Berghaus (Gortex), Montane (Event) and other(North Face, Regatta) membrane jackets. In my own experience all of them without exception ended up being damp on the inside in the real world. I eventually out of desperation and after a recommendation from staff at an outdoor centre bought an Paramo Alta II Jacket. What a difference, I've used it in summer, spring, autumn and winter, on very, very wet days, very cold days and windy dry days. In the Alps and the Mourne mountains as well as numerous other places. Superb is the only word. Kept me dry and comfortable. I would describe it as cosy rather than warm, Kept me dry even on warm wet days. Good ventilation options which I've had open on wet days and have not let water in. Fabric is quiet as well.
Only down side is the jacket is heavy to carry, but in the UK I tend to find I wear it rather than carry.
I have been so impressed I now bought other Paramo kit which are also excellent.
I'm a convert.

 

 

 
It does what it claims!
Reviewed By Robert, 14 Sep 2012

Over the years I have bought various waterproof 'breathable' jackets only to be disappointed in warmer weather. I'm the type of person who having worn a waterproof jacket in the rain usually ends up as wet on the inside as on the outside, especially if worn over a short sleeved shirt when my bare arms just end up wet from perspiration ! This is my first Paramo jacket but won't be the last. The venting at the top of the arms and unusual front opening, allowing air in and keeping rain out, go a long way towards keeping you cool.
My first outing was a 4 hour Peak District hill walk in the rain. At first I did stay cool but after a while started to get quite warm. As the previous reviewer wrote this jacket is more suited to Spring, Autumn and Winter. However despite getting warm I didn't feel the usual wet clammyness of bare arms against the inner fabic. At the end of the walk when I opened my jacket the atmosphere inside was a bit humid but my bare arms and shirt were quite dry.
Compared to every other jacket I've had this is the only one which I would say is truly breathable.
My next purchase will be Paramo waterproof/breathable trousers.

 

 

 
Fab rustle-free jacket for great British weather!
Reviewed By Nicholas, 29 Aug 2012

I am now the owner of my third Paramo Alta II jacket. Now let me be clear about this, they haven't worn out it's just that I shrank and had to keep buying smaller ones!

This jacket is without doubt the best bit of outdoor kit that I own and I'm somewhat of an outdoor gear junkie. Why? Because it's waterproof, properly waterproof. From my experience hard shell jackets eventually fail under continual rainfall but not so these Paramo jackets. They're designed in a totally different way.

To start with here are no taped seams or membranes to worry about. The jacket consists of an inner 'pump' liner and an outer windproof, water repellent outer. The inner acts like animal fur, water just doesn't get through due to the way the fibres are aligned. The outer protects against the wind and prevents water saturation. The inner actively pumps sweat away so it's an 'active' system not just passive like hard shells are. It means that you don't get as sweaty! It's easy to wash and maintain waterproofing with Nikwax products and you don't need to worry about those taped seams in the wash because there aren't any.

The jacket has many features including arm pit vents, a great adjustable hood, a pocket large enough for OS maps and padding on the back to make large packs more comfortable to carry. My favourite feature though is the noise they make... nothing... silence, mmm quiet.

The only slight downside in my opinion is that they're warm so they're great for 3 of the 4 seasons, not fantastic for Summer. I just leave my fleece at home then! It's been to the Lakes, North Wales, Scotland and the Alps with me and never let me down. I can't recommend it enough.

 

 

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