Páramo Enduro Jacket Waterproof Review 2018/05/28
I really enjoy wearing the Páramo Enduro Jacket and have used it in a
wide range of environments and climatic conditions. It's such a
breathable and well ventilated piece you can keep it on almost all of
the time. It breaths as well as a soft shell but with the added bonus
of the it being exceptionally weather protective.
This trip I have been using it in conjunction with the Páramo Enduro
Pant and together they work so well, but I will focus on the jacket
A great set of features sets the Enduro Jacket apart as a climbing
piece with four season use in mind.
The jacket avoids getting in your way when you walk or make large
bounding steps upwards on steeper ground as the fit is scooped with a
longer tail and higher front. Stretch panels on the jacket give you
exceptional articulation. You can aggressively wave your arms up and
down and over your head with the jacket staying put and hardly riding
up. There are stretch panels on the elbows, sides and shoulders.
The Páramo Enduro Jacket pockets are all elevated to keep them well away
from a hip belt or harness. There are plenty of pockets on the jacket,
two for your hands and a large chest pocket that can take a map. This
pocket is separated somewhat from the jacket interior by an additional
layer of face fabric. This means if you are opening the pocket
often you won't get water coming through to get you wet. The Enduro has
a velcro chest pocket that can be opened with a simple pulling movement.
It also has a very special plastic loop that can be used to clip
accessories to it that you need quick access to, such as a compass.
The Enduro Jacket also has a pocket on the arm which would work well
with a ski pass as well as a small internal pocket.
The large vents on the arms extend far up the arm and work so much
better than typical underarm vents. The chest pockets also have mesh
lining and therefore can double up as vents too. The result is such a
well ventilated jacket that can therefore cope with warmer conditions
and acts like a soft shell. Furthermore the way the waterproof
technology works in Páramo jackets you are not reliant on internal
pressure to make the fabric breath so the vents on the Enduro work as
vents should do on a waterproof and actually cool you down without
sacrificing breathability to do so. The vents are positioned in such a
way to minimise rain getting in through them and as a result you can
have them open for longer in more challenging conditions.