This is an old favourite that I’ve been using for many years. It’s made from Páramo’s two-layer waterproof fabric and it is waterproof as long as it’s kept clean and reproofed occasionally. Breathability is excellent so it’s comfortable worn under a jacket hood when necessary. Warmth is good but not as high as fleece-lined caps. I find it adequate in all bar the coldest winter weather. The ear flaps are warm and I like the built-in neck strap – no need to tie on a cord. The peak is protective but can’t be flipped out of the way.

First published: Nov 2014