Páramo Clothing | MEN'S CICLO LIGHT JACKET

A versatile directional waterproof jacket, ideal for all-weather cycling combined with a variety of other outdoor activities, especially when 'packability' is an advantage.

The Ciclo Light uses Nikwax Analogy® Light Waterproof to improve airflow and reduce overall weight. With generous vents and cycling-friendly hood and pockets.

MEN'S CICLO LIGHT JACKET

RRP £160.00

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Average weight 580g

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  • PFC-free water-repellency
  • WFTO-verified Fair Trade: from the Miquelina Foundation
  • Recyclable

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The Ciclo Light is ideal for active outdoors people who cycle in all weathers and would like a jacket suitable for other activities too.

If you enjoy cycling and high energy activities in all weathers, you need a versatile jacket for wind and rain protection, which also removes perspiration and condensation and allows you to keep cool when working hard.

The cycling-friendly design is combined with Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric for optimum comfort. It provides waterproof protection plus moisture and temperature control in one weight-efficient garment.

*Prices in this video subject to revision. 3 April 2017

The Ciclo Light has great ventilation, uses mesh Pump Liner to increase airflow, and offers cycling specific features

  • Optimum cooling when working hard provided by massive zipped vents, carefully positioned for ease of use.
  • Airflow is increased by the use of mesh Pump Liner® throughout the jacket.
  • Enhanced protection and functionality on a bike with fully-adjustable hood with wired peak which fits over or under a helmet, and pockets that are easily accessed while on the bike.

Nikwax Analogy® is more than just breathable, it is directional, moving liquid water

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof FabricConventional breathable membrane waterproof fabrics fail because they cannot remove all of the sweat we produce when we are working hard, especially in cold and wet conditions. Therefore condensation and icing are well known problems experienced with membrane rainwear.

Nikwax Analogy® overcomes these problems because it is not only breathable, but also directional. The Analogy fabric system directs condensation and perspiration away from the body, where it can safely drain away.

To understand the difference between directionality and breathability, read more here.

Nikwax Analogy comes in two weights:

  • Nikwax Analogy®: durable, full-weight protection
  • Nikwax Analogy® Light: same protection, weighs 20% less. A little less durable, but perfect for fast & light adventures

Choose the Ciclo Light Jacket for weather protection, versatility and packability…

This jacket uses Nikwax Analogy Light waterproof fabric with mesh Pump Liner to increase airflow and reduce overall weight. Generous arm/ torso vents make it easy to control your temperature, while the adjustable hood moves with your head and the well-placed pockets are accessible even when on a bike.

So expect excellent weather protection, effective condensation removal plus cooling when required, combined with features that are well thought-out for cyclists.

How will your Páramo® outperform breathable membrane garments?

The Nikwax Analogy system is designed not only to be extremely breathable, but also directional. That means that it directs liquid water as well as water vapour towards the outside of the garment, protecting your insulation.

Although breathable membranes allow moisture vapour to pass through them, they do nothing to transport liquid water. Therefore, when the production of sweat exceeds moisture vapour transfer, they begin to build up condensation, soaking inner clothing.

So Nikwax Analogy garments work much better for heavy work, and in colder or highly humid conditions, because they actively move all perspiration and condensation outwards.

  1. Forward-positioned sleeve/ torso vents provide excellent ventilation with easy single-hand operation for swift temperature adjustment on the move.
  2. Mesh Pump Liner® throughout provides improved airflow.
  3. Securable, helmet-friendly hood with wired visor offers vertical and horizontal adjustment to provide excellent field of vision and protection.
  4. High collar for protection to the face – easily folded down when not required.
  5. Fully articulated sleeves at shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement.
  6. Pronounced scooped tail for maximum protection whilst cycling.
  7. Long sleeve length ideal for cyclists, with wide cuffs that can be pushed up for cooling.
  8. Pockets positioned for use on and off a bike:
    • Small internal secure pocket for valuables.
    • Two external front pockets, slanted for ‘on the move’ access.
    • Long back storage pocket with concealed zip closure.
    • Two handwarming pockets for use off the bike.

People who have bought the Men’s Ciclo Jacket say this about it…


Mpora Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17“A fully featured cycling jacket that works well on the mountains too.”

Mpora. Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17

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“As a committed all year round cyclist, I couldn’t wait to try Páramo’s new Ciclo Jacket. I chose the high viz colour designed with commuter cyclists in mind, but have used it for a range of cycling journeys. I found the Ciclo robust yet surprisingly light. The internal honeycomb lining made wearing the jacket extremely comfortable even in heavy rain. With built-in cyclist-friendly design features, Páramo have produced a close-fitting cycling jacket that I’m confident will become many cyclists’ favourite for days when staying warm, dry and comfortable are important - whether cycling or not!”

Ted Liddle


The Nikwax Analogy® Fabric System

“I am a mountaineering instructor working in Wales during the summer and Scotland through the winter. Over the past 12 years I have used various different clothing systems. Of all the systems I have used I have not found anything that beats Páramo. A lot of hard shell systems claim to be breathable and waterproof - this may be true in laboratory tests but in reality when used for a day in typical Scottish winter conditions they fall a long way short of their claims. On the other hand, Páramo systems do what they say”

Chris Thorne, Llyn Adventures


In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Ciclo?

Your Ciclo Jacket has been tested at the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least 4 hours of steady rain. You can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.

Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to deal with very hot conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax® Windproof, perhaps combined with one of our Parameta® T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling, or with Nikwax® Fleece for full weather protection.

Which garments should I use with my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof to get optimum performance?

We recommend using our Parameta T+, Parameta T or Parameta G baselayers under your Nikwax Analogy clothing.

Parameta T+ fabric is a lightweight wicking baselayer fabric for warmer conditions where you don’t need significant insulation. The fabric manages the sweat you produce when working hard, rapidly moving it across the fabric for evaporation.

Our Parameta T baselayer fabric is designed to provide a good balance between light insulation and heat dissipation for a wide range of activities in mid-range temperatures.

Our Parameta G fabric is a versatile baselayer fabric, perfect for days when you’re planning high activity in colder conditions. The raised grid texture allows wind to pass through it, giving excellent cooling when venting through a waterproof - perfect for going up hill. When you stop at the top of the hill, close the vents on your outer layer and the raised grid will trap a layer of warm air for insulation.

For trips when you’re likely to experience extreme cold, our Nikwax Insulator garments are designed to be worn on top of your waterproof clothing. This is great when stopping whether to eat lunch, take some photographs or set up camp.

Páramo® clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments for water-repellency.

Páramo have pioneered a treatment programme for waterproofs, fleeces and windproofs which enables us to take untreated fabrics and add Nikwax® waterproofing, not reliant on fluorocarbons to repel water. Studies show that fluorocarbons of all kinds persist in the environment and are damaging to human health. Nikwax waterproofing solutions are water-based and use no harmful solvents or propellant gases, are not tested on animals, not harmful to humans, and contain no damaging fluorocarbons. For more information on our PFC policy, click here.

This garment is guaranteed Fair Trade from the charitable Miquelina Foundation

Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, gives vulnerable women training and employment, and helps to care for and educate their children. Since 1992, Páramo’s cooperation with Miquelina has benefitted thousands of women and children in very practical ways, with factory profits funding housing projects, a kindergarten and a canteen for local children. With Páramo’s encouragement, Miquelina holds ISO 9001 accreditation, assuring dedication to quality. Miquelina is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Click here for more information…

All Páramo® garments are covered by the Páramo® Recycling Scheme which helps save garments from landfill and rewards the owner with up to £50.

The Nikwax Analogy fabrics are what make Páramo clothing so durable and easy to repair. This same directional fabric system avoids the need for mixed materials, membranes and taped seams, making our gear uniquely suited for recycling. It uses 100% polyester, which unlike many materials, can be broken back down to its basic building blocks and reformed into new high quality fibre. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo…

What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your Páramo gear. If you seriously damage a garment, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it mended – most damage can be repaired! Our Customer Service team can advise you. If you have irreparably damaged it, you may want to consider recycling it through the Páramo Recycling Scheme, whereby you will receive a substantial discount off your next purchase.

What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your Páramo gear. If you seriously damage a garment, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it mended – most damage can be repaired! Our Customer Service team can advise you. If you have irreparably damaged it, you may want to consider recycling it through the Páramo Recycling Scheme, whereby you will receive a substantial discount off your next purchase.

We guarantee everything we make

The weather protection systems used by Páramo, maintained correctly with Nikwax, will outperform membrane and coating based waterproof systems. The durable fabrics and quality components used in all our garments contribute to their longevity. Under the terms of our Lifetime Guarantee, any manufacturing defect will be rectified free of charge indefinitely, while damage to the garment by accident or normal ‘wear and tear’ can be repaired by our workshop at a reasonable cost. To register a guarantee click here.

Size To fit chest up to
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S 97 38
M 101 40
L 105 41.5
XL 109 43
XXL 113 44.5

Páramo Men's ATHLETIC FIT Size Guide Garments are specified using metric measurements, therefore the metric measurements in this chart are the most accurate. Imperial equivalents are rounded to the nearest half number.

 

Measurements relate to the body rather than garment measurements.

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