Paramo Fuera Ascent Jacket
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This is a very light robust windproof with a DWR coating to keep off light showers. Totally multi-dextrous in use. I have used it for general wear, hiking, backpacking, cycling and canoeing...and it fits nicely into all these categories. It looks great.
- Multi use
- Really does stop the wind
- Feels great
- Good hood
- It's a bit more expensive than some others in this category
This piece is very good indeed. Everything works very well, especially the hood which has three adjustment points.
It is more complicated than most wind jackets I have had before in that it has not only the great hood but also pit zips and two large chest pockets. These are very useful as it can run a little hot like most Paramo gear, but in UK and colder climes that is fine. I have tended to have the pit zips open for most of summer and spring though.
My only gripe with this is that the zips are a little awkward on the pits and you really need two hands to operate them. This piece is however, very well made and you even contribute to a good cause in buying it as it is made in Colombia by women at risk.
I've used this almost everyday for over a year now and it still looks brand new. It has been tested in most conditions from sea adventures to high hill walking and scrambling and it holds up very well to all uses. I cycle in it regularly cross country and commuting and it's still good looking enough to wear around town. I've not yet combined it with the fleece jacket from Paramo, but intend to do this over winter and in so doing I should get total rain and weather protection.
The beauty of this piece though is that it can be worn with almost anything, which for someone on a budget who does multi sports is really important.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 80 UK pounds
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