Durable, cool and lightweight travel gilet for people who need plentiful storage, such as wildlife watchers, photographers, fieldworkers and active travellers.

The Halcon Waistcoat uses rugged Nikwax® Cotton+ fabric for a cool and lightweight gilet engineered to carry plenty of essential equipment without discomfort in 12 easy access pockets.


RRP £60.00





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Average weight 422g

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

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The Halcon Waistcoat is ideal to provide carrying space for warm weather activities such as exploring and sightseeing, nature watching and photography.

Activities in warm weather often need clothing that provides protection from sun, wind and showers, is tough and durable, and allows essential equipment to be carried securely.

If treated with Nikwax® CottonProof, Nikwax® Cotton+ is a lightweight, quick-drying fabric well suited to providing such protection. Through careful design, significant weight can be transported without discomfort and items easily accessed without disruption to wildlife.

The Halcon Waistcoat has plentiful pockets, is designed for comfortable load-carrying and freedom of movement.

  • Excellent, easily accessible storage from 12 well-placed pockets allow equipment to be organised, transported and easily accessed.
  • Careful engineering ensures the weight of equipment is well distributed across the padded shoulders for comfort.
  • Freedom of movement due to articulation in the arms and shoulders, and poppered side slits for sitting and striding.

Nikwax Cotton+ is a tough yet lightweight fabric that provides sun and wind protection.

Nikwax Cotton Plus FabricNikwax Cotton+ is a blend of cotton with synthetic fibres. By combining the best properties of both fibres, Nikwax Cotton+ offers the comfort and durability of cotton with the lightweight, fast drying characteristics of a modern synthetic. The close weave of these fibres provides excellent protection from the wind and combines with the fibre properties to block harmful UV rays (UPF 50+).

To enhance the performance of the fabric, Páramo recommends washing your Halkon Traveller with Nikwax Cotton Proof after cleaning it with Nikwax Tech Wash®. This will reduce the water absorbency and speed up the drying time of the fabric.

For further information on Nikwax Cotton + click here.

Choose the Halcon Waistcoat for warm weather load carrying…

The Halcon Waistcoat uses rugged and protective Nikwax® Cotton+ fabric, which is cool, lightweight and quick-drying, when Nikwax® CottonProof treated. The 12 pockets provide a huge amount of carrying space combined with a design which minimises discomfort when fully loaded and still allows full movement.

So expect warm weather protection coupled with generous and comfortable load carrying.

How will my Páramo Cotton+ garments outperform other travel outer wear?

The Nikwax Cotton+ fabric used for Páramo’s travel jackets and gilets provides superior performance for warm weather outerwear. The blend of cotton with modern synthetics provides the best qualities of both fabrics. More lightweight and fast-drying than many other comparable garments, they are tough, UV protective and highly wind resistant — ideal for load carrying in warm conditions.

  1. 12 pockets for essential equipment:
    • Two chest bellows pockets with securing for pen/ glasses.
    • Two zipped map pockets on chest
    • Two poppered bellows pockets at hips.
    • Two handwarming pockets.
    • Two zipped, internal pockets on chest for valuables.
    • Two internal drop pockets, with light elastication at top.
  2. Engineered to distribute weight carried across cushioned shoulders to minimise neck discomfort.
  3. Waist drawcord for optimum fit when load-carrying with adjusters secured in pockets.
  4. High fleece-lined collar for comfort.
  5. Poppered side slits to aid sitting or striding.
  6. Two-way front zip with chin guard for ventilation and access to inner layers.
  7. Generous arm holes to fit over a baselayer or outer layer.

What users say...

“As a photographer working in the Balkans I have gone through a number of multi-pocket waistcoats but at last I have found one that is perfect - your Halcon Waistcoat. It is lightweight for the heat (most cotton waistcoats are too heavy). The zipped chest pockets x 4 are great for security. The bellow pockets are the right size. Feels great to wear. Dries very quickly. Looks smart! Very well done, Páramo!!!!!”

Adrian Sandry, Godalming

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Halcon Waistcoat?

When treated with Nikwax® CottonProof, the Halcon Waistcoat’s Cotton+ fabric will dry quickly after showers. It provides lightweight wind and sun protection so is ideal for warm weather activities. Because the fabric is not fully waterproof, this is not the best garment for heavy rain. In that case we recommend a Nikwax Analogy waterproof for cooler conditions or, for warmer environments, a Nikwax Windproof, combined with one of our Parameta T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling.

Which garments should I use with my Nikwax Cotton+ garment to get optimum performance?

Nikwax Cotton+ is a lightweight, fast-drying fabric, providing protection from the wind, harmful UV rays and biting insects. It is designed to work in warmer conditions and does not offer any significant insulation.

It is particularly effective when combined with our ultra-cooling, high wicking Parameta® A travel shirts.

Alternatively it can be combined with any of our wicking baselayers using Parameta T, T+ or G.

All Páramo garments are covered by the Páramo 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 code of (up to) £50, which can be used 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

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.

We recommend Nikwax® aftercare to maintain all our garments. Please follow the washcare instructions given on your garment.

Size To fit chest up to
  cm in
XS 93 36.5
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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