Overlayering jacket providing fast block insulation and functionality for high mountain activities in extreme or prolonged cold, wet conditions.

The Torres Alturo is helmet - and harness-friendly and can be packed down into its own pocket. Nikwax Analogy® Insulator fabric delivers reliable warmth even when wet.


RRP £225.00





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Average weight 670g

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  • PFC*-free water repellent finish
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  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Torres Alturo Jacket is ideal for high mountain activities which involve sustained low temperatures.

During alpine and winter activities in prolonged cold temperatures, you need fast insulation which is lightweight, packable and offers maximum warmth even when wet. Your outerwear should not interfere with a climbing harness or helmet.

The Torres Alturo is sized to go over a Páramo waterproof to warm you quickly without having to remove layers. It delivers excellent warmth-for-weight and packs into its own internal pocket. The hood is sized to fit over a helmet and the handwarming pockets are accessible while wearing a harness.

The Torres Alturo Jacket has a helmet-friendly hood, harness-friendly hand-warming pockets and a stuff pocket.

  • Full head protection from a helmet-friendly, insulated, fully adjustable fixed hood with a wired peak.
  • Hand-warming and storage from insulated, harness-friendly pockets.
  • Easily packable within internal OS map-sized storage pocket which doubles as a stuff pocket with hanging loop for when jacket is not in use.

Nikwax Analogy Insulator’s synthetic fill provides very effective warming even in wet conditions.

Nikwax Analogy Insulator FabricThe Insulator combines Nikwax Windproof closely woven microfibre outer with a synthetic, water-resistant fill to cut windchill and provide excellent insulation for overlayering with other Nikwax fabrics. It retains body heat very effectively to warm the body quickly and deflects the rain while providing excellent moisture vapour transfer. It packs down small, giving a high warmth to weight ratio. The fill gives a down-like feel and performance with the benefit of still working well when wet. It can be compressed in a pack without damage and washed in a home washing machine.

From Autumn 2017, all our synthetic fill features 55% recycled content.

For more detail about Nikwax Analogy Insulator, click here.

Choose a Torres Alturo Jacket for fast insulation with high mountain functionality.

The Men’s Torres Alturo Jacket provides fast block insulation and water repellency in extreme or prolonged cold and wet, packing in to its own internal pocket for easy transport. The moisture-repellent synthetic fill delivers a high warmth-for-weight ratio, the down-like feel and performance insulates you even when wet. It is sized to go over a Páramo jacket, to warm you quickly without removing layers. Helmet- and harness-friendly features ensure full functionality for high mountain activities.

So expect a packable, mountain-specific, insulating overlayer that will provide extra warmth and water repellency when you need it.

How will my Páramo® Analogy Insulator outperform other insulation?

Páramo’s Torres Insulation is very practical. Unlike down fill, the synthetic insulator fill works just as well in the wet, can be compressed in a pack and washed in a washing machine. The excellent water-repellency can be renewed with Nikwax aftercare. The down-like feel and performance provides an excellent warmth to weight ratio, which packs down small but retains body heat very effectively for fast warmth whenever needed – without concern about getting it wet.

  1. Nikwax Analogy® Insulator fabric with 133g water-repellent synthetic fill and Nikwax DWR treatment on outer and inner fabric for overlaying with a Páramo waterproof.
  2. Helmet-friendly, 60g insulated and fully adjustable fixed hood with wired peak and single-hand pull adjusters.
  3. Harness-friendly handwarming pockets with 60g insulation, zipped for security.
  4. Internal OS map-sized storage pocket. Doubles as a stuff pocket with hanging loop for when jacket is not in use.
  5. Full front opening with two-way zip, internal storm flap and chin guard.
  6. Hook and loop cuff closure for precise adjustment.
  7. Scooped tail for additional protection.
  8. Adjustable hem to retain body heat.

What users say...

“This synthetic jacket is designed to be worn over a waterproof, so you can add an insulating layer without getting wet. It fits into an inner pocket and the hood design is excellent. It can be reproofed easily. A simple, fuss-free jacket with impressive loft and a windproof, water-resistant outer. 4.5/5”

Walk magazine

The great outdoors recommended“The Alturo is one of the warmest garments tested. The fill is very soft as is the windproof shell, making it very comfortable. For maximum warmth from synthetic insulation this is the jacket to choose.”


"Getting very cold and wet a long way from home without any of my Páramo gear, I was now ruing my oversight. I had no hesitation in sourcing a local Páramo dealer and purchasing a long wanted Torres. The instant warmth & comfort was a godsend, and despite the cold wind-driven rain, I remained dry & warm all day. Two weeks on the hill with fellow instructor friends, wind & rain again - so out with my Torres & over my Velez, I was very smug, warm & dry, unlike my companions. Great kit, keep up the good work!"

D.L, Cumbria

“Only this week I used the Torres to put on very quickly over one of my mountain guests on Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis as she was getting pasted by cold spindrift and the transformation to relative warmth and comfort was almost instant. Previous to the arrival of the Páramo ‘overlayering’ systems I had tended to strip down and put dry base layers on, but now that inconvenience can be avoided. The set-up is simple and effective.”

Alan Kimber AMI & IFMGA, West Coast Mountain Guides

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Torres Alturo?

Your Torres Alturo has a 133g moisture-repellent synthetic fill which insulates you even when wet. The windproof outer is treated with a Nikwax TX.Direct DWR to repel rain and snow. Therefore, it is ideal for prolonged periods in cold and wet conditions.

The Torres Alturo can be worn on its own in cold temperatures, but in heavy precipitation it should be pulled over a Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof jacket for full protection.

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

Nikwax Insulator garments are sized to be put on quickly over your jacket, fleece or baselayer to provide rapid warming when you are stationary or in very cold conditions. They can equally be worm over a baselayer if required in less cold conditions. Worn over a Nikwax Analogy Waterproof they will not inhibit its directionality, so perspiration or condensation will continue to be moved away from you. They can also be worn over wet garments without any loss of performance.

Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous PFC treatments for water repellency.

Working closely with Nikwax, we have developed a pioneering PFC-free treatment for our fleeces, waterproofs and windproofs. Recent studies show that PFC’s are persistent in the environment and are damaging to human health; which is why Nikwax waterproofing solutions are water-based, use no harmful solvents or propellant gases, contain no damaging PFC’s and are not tested on animals.
For more information on Páramo and PFC’s click here.

All Páramo garments are covered by our Recycling Scheme, which prevents them from ending up in landfill.

For every item of Páramo clothing you recycle with us, you will receive a voucher of (up to) £50, to use against a future purchase. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo...

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

We guarantee everything we make.

Páramo waterproof garments, maintained correctly with Nikwax, will outperform membrane and coating-based waterproof systems. The durable fabrics and high quality components used in our garments contribute to their longevity.

Under the terms of our Lifetime Guarantee, any manufacturing defect will be rectified, free of charge, for the life of the garment. Any damage by accident or normal ‘wear and tear’ can be repaired by our workshop at a reasonable cost.

To register a guarantee with us please click here.

Size To fit chest up to
  cm in
S 97 38
M 101 40
L 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

Páramo Men's EASY FIT Size GuideGarments 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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