A very versatile, lightweight insulating jacket to wear alone or over a waterproof for those participating in energetic activities in conditions when extra insulation is needed.

The Torres Activo uses lightweight Nikwax Analogy Insulator for weather protection and warmth with insulated hood and handwarming pockets. It compresses into a chest pocket for transportation.

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RRP £185.00

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The Torres Activo provides highly packable extra warmth for fast and light activities such as alpinism or snow sports, camping or cold days on the trail.

Such activities involve both exertion and resting in cold conditions. To remain comfortable, you need a jacket that can insulate you from the cold without causing you to overheat.

The synthetic 60g fill offers light insulation even in wet weather while not compromising movement or causing overheating. The jacket packs in its own pocket to be quickly accessible. The carefully tailored design allows free movement without excess fabric.

The Torres Activo Jacket is styled for freedom of movement, with mountain-friendly features and is eminently packable:

  • Careful design including clever spiral-cut sleeves ensures full movement whether worn as a stand-alone jacket or layered over an Analogy Waterproof.
  • The insulated ‘halo’ adjust peaked hood will accommodate a low profile helmet and ensures uninterrupted vision, while the harness-friendly handwarming pockets are zipped for security while active.
  • The internal map pocket doubles as a stuff pocket for easy transportation.

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 the Torres Activo Jacket for its ability to keep you warm even in the wet without restricting movement or compromising your activity…

The Torres Activo uses lightweight 60g Nikwax Analogy Insulator fabric with synthetic fill for light insulation. It is styled to be mountain-friendly and allow maximum movement.

So expect weather protection combined with fast warmth, which is easy to carry and put on, and still allows your directional clothing system to work.

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. Athletic fit designed for freedom of movement with excellent articulation at shoulders and from innovative spiral-cut sleeves.
  2. Insulated halo-adjust hood that can accommodate a low profile helmet, with single-hand pull for easy adjustment.
  3. Two large zipped handwarming pockets above harness level.
  4. Internal OS map-sized storage pocket, which doubles as a stuff pocket with hanging loop for when the jacket is carried.
  5. Adjustable hem drawcord to retain body heat and seal out spindrift with scooped tail to protect lower back.
  6. Easy adjust hook and loop cuff closure allows precise adjustment.
  7. Can be worn as a stand-alone jacket or overlayered with a Nikwax Analogy waterproof jacket from our Energy Collection, when quick extra warmth is needed.

What users say...


“I’ve used the Activo on a number of trips this year and this lightweight insulating jacket is now a firm favourite. In March I spent 10 days snow-shoeing and cold camping in the northern Scandinavian mountains. The Activo had to work hard - during the day as a mid-layer under a wind-shell jacket. Whilst temperatures remained below freezing, I travelled hard pulling 10 days of food and equipment on a pulk (sled) through deep snow and up-hill. The Activo kept my body at a constant comfortable temperature in sustained periods of exertion. Crucially it did not ‘wet out’ with sweat which has the potentially dangerous effect of freezing. At night, temperatures plummeted to -20 degrees Celsius, again the Activo outperformed my expectation and helped regulate my body temperature in deep cold’

The Activo has come on two long backpacks in summer conditions across Scandinavia and the Scottish Highlands. It’s perfect as a light insulating piece that lives in your backpack to be pulled out as required. I wore it in the evening around camp and due to its comfort used it as part of my sleeping system, meaning I could save weight with a lighter sleeping bag’

If you’re looking for a light insulating jacket, the Activo is a natural choice. Great features include a comfortable, adjustable hood. It has an edge over down jackets, not least as washing it after every trip is a breeze, meaning your Activo stays in prime condition and always ready for use.”

Mark Waring



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

Your Torres Activo can be used throughout the year in cold or wet conditions if you need extra warmth but wish to remain active. The dense microfibre outer and synthetic fill copes with high winds and driven rain. The insulation will not be damaged by moisture. It can be used over any other kit when insulation or protection is needed. In extreme cold or if you will be stationary for long periods, we recommend the greater insulation of the Torres Alturo Jacket. In less cold conditions or if you are very active and generating a lot of perspiration, you may find an Analogy Waterproof Jacket more comfortable.

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

With the exception of the Torres Medio Gilet, the Nikwax Insulator garments are sized to be put on quickly over your Nikwax Analogy Waterproofs or Nikwax Windproofs to provide rapid warming when you are stationary or in very cold conditions. However, they can equally be worn over a baselayer if required in less cold conditions. Worn over an Analogy Waterproof they will not inhibit its directionality, so perspiration or condensation will continue to be moved away from you. They can even be put on over wet garments.

The Torres Medio Gilet is sized as a standard outer garment and can be worn over any of our baselayer products to give core body warmth.

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.

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

This item, like the vast majority of our range, is made from 100% polyester fabric. This means that unlike other fabrics made from mixed materials, this item can be broken back down to its basic chemical building blocks and reformed into new high quality fibre. If you return this item to us at the end of its life, you’ll be rewarded with a generous voucher towards 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 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 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

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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