Paramo Men’s Pasco review




A durable and highly breathable shell, perfectly suited to UK conditions

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The Pasco was introduced this winter and uses Nikwax’s full-weight Analogy fabric. This is constructed from a sandwich of wind and waterproof face fabric combined with a furry inner ‘pump’ layer which helps transmit moisture away from the skin. Analogy works brilliantly in the damp UK climate as it is highly breathable and the soft feel makes it comfortable to wear and very ‘quiet’. The fit is quite short but I found this made it just right for wearing with a climbing harness. It is also a rather ‘boxy’ shape that, although making movement easy, felt a little loose at times.

The jacket liner and robust outer material make this a very warm shell layer, but the long pitzips help with temperature and moisture control. The durable fabrics bring the Pasco in at a fairly weighty 650g but this can be offset to some extent by the need to wear less layers underneath. The hood fits well and has a wired brim and volume adjuster and there is an OS map-friendly outer chest pocket and single inner pocket. The wrist closures are simple Velcro tabs and there is reflective piping on the front and rear shoulders. Like all Nikwax garments, the waterproofing system can be renewed using Nikwax aftercare products.

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