Paramo Fuera Peak Windproof
Lightweight Walking Jacket for Men
Product Review / Walking Gear Test

Paramo Fuera Peak Windproof Lightweight Walking Jacket for Men Paramo Fuera Peak Windproof Lightweight Walking Jacket for Men
Fuera Peak Windproof Lightweight Walking Jacket for Men

Paramo

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Colours: Amber/Mid Grey, Black/Dark Grey, Elephant Blue, Sky Blue/Mid Grey, Greengage/Dark Grey, Citrus/Greengage, Coolt/Dark Blue, Moss, Sky Blue/Dark Grey

Sizes: XS - XXL

Weight: 345

SRP: £72.00

Paramo says:"The Fuera Peak Windproof Jacket, made from Nikwax Windproof, is tough, lightweight, windproof, rapid drying and offers maintainable water-repellency. Ideally combined with a Paramo Cambia base layer or Reversible Shirt for temperate days where breathability and flexibility are more important than total waterproofing. The Fuera Peak Jacket in MOSS comes without reflective piping for blending into nature."

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

I tested the Fuera Peak during a day's walking in the Yorkshire Dales in April. The weather forecast had predicted dry and sunny weather but there was a distinctly chilly wind on the hill tops. In fact - these were just the type of conditions in which carrying a waterproof - which I didn't need on the way up or down - would have been a nuisance.

I wore the Fuera Peak with a breathable base layer which worked well on the day when I wanted breathability and flexibility more than total waterproofing. At just 345g it is extremely lightweight and easily stowable in a bum bag or day pack and did make a difference in the cold easterly - it definitely cut the wind quite significantly while deflecting some light rain. The moisture vapour transfer was excellent. I much preferred the zip-up-the-front jacket style which I think offers much greater flexibility in temperature control over the over-the-head-smock style.

Whilst the two large pockets are a bit high for hand warming they are both large enough for an OS map and the excellent hood has plenty of volume. The amber/mid grey colour option ensured I'd have been easily spotted had I got into difficulty - though there is a reflective safety strip on all colour options should you wish to be a little less conspicuous!

As with all Paramo clothing, the water-repellency can be easily maintained with Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In.

Buying Advice:

Extremely comfortable and lightweight zip-up-the-front version of the Fuera Peak offering great flexibility. Superbly windproof and ideal protection from the occasional shower (though not waterproof). The Amber/Dark Grey option offers higher than average visibility.


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