Paramo – Torres Core and Sleeves

It’s a bit bonkers. It’s not to everyone’s taste. But, there’s no denying that the Torres Core and Sleeve combo is a brilliantly performing insulator and an innovative idea. More adaptable than a plain jacket for no extra cost, I can see this combo developing a small cult following. It’s rainproof and works well when wet. It’s grown on me a lot and I can’t find fault.

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Paramo – Summit Hoodie

It’s very warm in use. Wearing it under a windproof jacket has been plenty warm enough for the Autumnal mornings so far. Paramo explain on their website that their velvet-like fleece is better at keeping you warm when it is wet than ordinary fleece, and that theirs actively draws moisture from the inside outwards, keeping you less sweaty and damp, and thus better insulated. I still don’t know exactly how their materials achieve this, but suspect witchcraft.

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Paramo – Velez Adventure Smock

There has been a sum total of one piece of outdoor apparel which Jodie has been willing to shell out my hard-earned money on, and the Velez Adventure Smock is it.
She’s very picky, you see, and a jacket has to be really quite special to make it to her Narnia-like wardrobe full-time, because to allow a jacket in is to deny a dress or something slinky the coveted space.

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Paramo – Quito Jacket

Ah, April. One of my least favourite months because you never know quite what you’re going to get. It could be rain, wind, searing heat or densely foggy and invariably I’m either too hot, too cold or too wet for most of the month. It’s just so… British. So, it’s no surprise that a British company seems to understand the ever-changing weather and come out with such an adaptable jacket.

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