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Are Páramo’s Nikwax Jackets Actually Waterproof? | Will’s World

Will's been doing some fairly extreme testing to find out where Paramo's limits lie...

We’ve long wondered just where the limits of Páramo’s Nikwax Analogy rain jackets are when it comes to weatherproof protection. Now, thanks to some recent efforts by OM editor Will, we have some answers.

Pàramo, in case you’re not familiar with them, approach weather protection in a very different way to the likes of Gore-Tex, eVent, Polartec and Pertex. That’s because there’s no waterproof membrane involved, just a system of fabrics that are treated with Nikwax’s hydrophobic solution. So how effective is this?

Watch the results of Will’s rigorous testing in the wild of Wales to find out…

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