For someone who runs hot like me, Páramo waterproof jackets are cold weather garments only. I wear them from October to May. The Pasco is designed to be a little more versatile by having huge arm and side zips for ventilation. These do work but I still find the jacket a little too hot for warm weather walking. The jacket also has reinforcements on the back and shoulders for extra protection when carrying a pack in heavy rain. I suspect these add to the warmth too. The fabric is the full weight Nikwax Analogy, not the lightweight version, and so should prove hard wearing.

As usual for Páramo the hood is excellent, allowing side vision and providing good protection. I like the pockets too. Only one is visible but there are handwarmers inside the side zips, just the bottom of which need to be opened to access them. They don’t have zips, though, so are not good places to store anything.

The Pasco is cut shorter than most of the jackets tested. It does have an extended back but I prefer a longer garment. That aside this a good Páramo jacket with the usual properties of superb breathability and excellent comfort. And it can be reproofed over and over again.