Pocket provision isn’t great: a front pouch and an internal pocket/handwarmer you can only reach y unzipping the vents, but performance is excellent: it’s light and soft, and the Nikwax Analogy Light fabric is waterproof and breathable. Which is why it’s the one we’ve been opting to wear on really cold days, whether crisp and dry or wet and windy.
Our favourite bits are the high collar which you can fully tuck yourself into when the elements get nasty,
I've used Paramo gear for over 10 years when hillwalking. It's superb clothing, exceptionally breathable, durable and waterproofness can be maintained indefinitely with the correct reproofing and washing.
I still have a Paramo coat from 10 years ago that works as well as the day it was bought even after a lot of hard use.
I've only recently taken up mountain biking and use my original Velez smock for cooler days. Nikwax Analogy tends to be warmer than Goretex, especially if you run (or cycle!) warm, but it's breathability is far superior - so you tend to stay drier with less condensation.
This new lighter version looks an interesting improvement. Expensive, but given how long Paramo garments seem to last - then worth every penny.
Hmmmm, I think I'd prefer a hi-vis cycling specific jacket, £100 is a lot of money for a 'jack of all trades'. :roll: