Waterproof Jacket recommendations.

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Re: Paramo

Postby georgew » 9 Nov 2013, 2:41pm

Tortoise wrote:I have been attracted to Paramo by their reputation and user reports but I've resisted buying because my experience of other allegedly waterproof garments that rely on Nikwax for their water resistance has been very poor, viz. they just leak profusely!

Perhaps I just need to take a chance and try Paramo?

I seem to remember that I bought mine from an outlet on ebay selling Paramo seconds at a reduced price. Never found out what caused mine to be a second and I did look.

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Re: Waterproof Jacket recommendations.

Postby Lorimer » 10 Nov 2013, 4:35pm

Another vote for Paramo.

I have one of their reversible base layer tops, well used ( 12 + years old ) and it shows little signs of wear.

It was this experience that gave me the confidence to buy their Quito jacket ( which I've only worn a couple of times and is excellent )

Plus they offer a life time guarantee on their products.

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Re: Waterproof Jacket recommendations.

Postby martin biggs » 10 Nov 2013, 5:50pm

i use an Altura night vision , first one started leaking and was replaced under w/nty

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Re: Waterproof Jacket recommendations.

Postby John1054 » 11 Nov 2013, 4:44pm

Just received my second Paramo jacket. Had the original since 1999 - never leaked, washed occasionally as recommended and re-proofed. Starting to show slight wear from rucksack. New one has come with a lifetime guarantee.

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Re: Waterproof Jacket recommendations.

Postby picknight » 11 Nov 2013, 4:58pm

Just road-tested my new Endura Flyte jacket. Did a 21-mile, fairly hard and hilly ride. Even though I had too many layers on for the ambient temp, I was never too hot and perfectly dry despite showers and constant drizzle. The jacket is very well cut (in an "athletic" style) and fits beautifully. It's extremely breathable and I think would make a fine commuter jacket. It cost £115 from Evans.