Daniel Neilson tests a host of breathable jackets that will stand up against the wind. On test Páramo Enduro Windproof Jacket
Páramo’s jacket is the heaviest here – a bit heavier than the Fjällräven High Coast Wind Jacket but is designed for hillwalking and mountaineering, rather than trail running. But it is fully loaded with features. The sample I had was a little large but comfortable. The arms are long (great for cycling and climbing) and the cuffs are very wide with a Velcro closure. The hood is helmet compatible and very large, all the three adjusters needed to be pulled pretty tightly. This could be a sample issue though. There are two large pockets – one zipped and one with a Velcro fastening well above the hipbelt, plus a ski pass pocket on the arm. Hillwalkers will love the length of the jacket too. There are also really long pit zips for ventilation. The Enduro is designed to be paired with the Enduro fleece. And of course, the Nikwax treatment adds water repellency.
Reviewed in June 2015 Issue