An easy-carry, slim-fit, packable and versatile directional waterproof jacket, ideal for people who ride a bike or enjoy intense walking and mountain running.

The Quito uses the Nikwax Analogy® waterproof system with lightweight outer fabric. It has minimalist pocketing to save weight, and massive side zips for optimum ventilation.

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RRP £250.00

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NEON BLUEHI VIS YELLOWBLACK
Average weight 443g

Product Ethics

  • PFC*-free water repellent finish
    (*per and polyfluorinated compounds)
  • Produced in Colombia by MIQUELINA, a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Quito is for very active people who want to carry the absolute minimum and adjust for temperature without changing clothing.

If you ride a bike in the city, or a mountain bike, or enjoy strenuous day walks and climbs, you need a versatile jacket. The Quito combines good protection from wind and rain, and will keep you warm when fully zipped up. However, when you are working hard you can get free flow of air through opening the side zips.

The Quito provides waterproof protection, warmth AND cooling in one lightweight garment.


The Quito has massive ventilation combined with lightweight, but warm fabrics, and cleverly located internal pockets

  • Optimum cooling when working hard provided by massive zipped vents, carefully positioned for ease of use.
  • Weight efficiency by combining zipped vents with access to internal handwarming pockets.
  • Lightweight and compact packing through the Nikwax Analogy Light system.

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional.

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof FabricThis means it is capable of moving liquid water away from your body and not just water vapour.

It is essential to avoid a build-up of water in your clothing system when you are working hard, as too much retained moisture will lead to your body rapidly chilling when you stop and rest.

In conventional clothing systems, approximately 20% of sweat production is dealt with effectively, leaving the remaining 80% trapped inside.

Nikwax Analogy garments are unique, in that they pump out this 80% of liquid water and allow it to drain away; you are left feeling dry and comfortable.

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


Choose a Quito Waterproof Jacket because of its versatility …

The Quito jacket combines the Nikwax Analogy® waterproof system with a slimmed down design. It incorporates huge ventilation to adapt to warmer conditions. The ventilation side zips allow hand-warmer access, thereby minimising external pockets. So expect outstanding resistance to rain and condensation removal, huge versatility in temperature control, and an excellent performance to weight ratio.


How will your Páramo® garment outperform breathable membranes?

Nikwax Analogy fabrics are not only extremely breathable, they are directional too. This means that water, both liquid and vapour, is directed outwards, ensuring your insulation remains protected.

Although breathable membranes allow moisture vapour to pass through them, they do nothing to transport liquid water. Therefore, when the production of sweat exceeds the Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate, or when the external temperatures drop, condensation (the change of water from vapour to liquid) will build up in breathable membranes.

Nikwax Analogy is so durable you could puncture a Páramo waterproof with pins, remove them, and still stay dry in the rain! Unlike coated or membrane-based garments, our directional clothing can be easily repaired, without compromising future performance.


  1. Enormous torso vents provide flexible ventilation, for swift and significant temperature adjustment on the move.
  2. Lightweight outer fabric
  3. Excellent field of vision and protection
  4. Reflective strip front and back makes you more visible when cycling at night.
  5. Fully articulated shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement.
  6. Longer sleeves suitable for a cycling posture with wide cuffs that can be pushed up for cooling.
  7. Scooped tail for additional protection to lower back.


What users say...


Best For Ethics Logo“The fabric is soft, breathable and rustle-free, and the jacket is well vented so it’s very comfortable. Verdict: An ethical and comfortable waterproof. 9/10”

Trail Running, Men’s Waterproofs review, Nov 2017


“An exceptional piece of kit. Comfortable. Flexible. Totally effective. The combination of this jacket, shorts & flip-flops kept me comfortable throughout Central America.”

Peter Ridley


“Have now had my Quito Jacket for a week, and it's all I expected - perhaps even better than I expected. The main pocket/venting arrangement works really well when riding a bike, and means that you can also access stuff in shirt pockets etc without having to unzip the main zip. The long sleeves give you really good protection in heavy rain, and the neck/hood can be adjusted to fit closely. Very happy so far.”

M.G. Cumbria


“I used to struggle with temperature control, as I run quite hot most of the time. My Páramo gear works so well to help cool me down whilst I'm moving, but then retain the heat I need when I stop. I took part in a challenge, climbing Sgurr Dearg and the 'Inaccessible Pinnacle' in the Black Cuillins, on the Isle of Skye. The Cuillin range is renowned for its sharp, Gabbro rock. It has claimed many a jacket by snagging and ripping the fabric. The guides there are utterly convinced by Nikwax Analogy fabrics, and I can wholeheartedly agree. They seem far less susceptible to snagging and ripping, despite being so soft. It was 19C at sea level, and close to freezing at the summit with the wind chill. The walking, and then scrambling, and then climbing the 'In Pinn' were all done in just my Quito with a thin base layer underneath. I can't thank Páramo enough for designing these jackets, which seem to possess magical properties! PS I did add another layer once we stopped on the summit, to retain some extra heat - my Torres Overlayering Gilet (Lightweight), which I also value very highly.”

Ben R Godfrey, Holmfirth



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 Quito?

Your Quito has been tested to resist at least 4 hours of steady rain; therefore you can use it throughout the year in a temperate climate, and even at high altitude. Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in 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.


Which garments should I wear with my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof for optimum performance?

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

The Parameta T+ is a reversible, lightweight and stretchy polyester fabric, which offers two levels of cooling. It is asymmetrical and wicking, directing water from one fabric face to the other, as well as rapidly spreading moisture to speed up evaporation and, therefore, cooling.

Parameta T is a lightweight and stretchy polyester fabric. It wicks effectively to spread perspiration and dry quickly, providing light insulation in cooler conditions. Its soft feel is very comfortable against the skin, even when worn for prolonged periods.

Parameta G directional polyester fabric can provide either cooling or insulation, as needed. Its raised grid pattern traps air for insulation when covered with another layer. However, worn alone, or exposed through a garment vent, it allows air to pass through it and cool you down.

In extremely cold conditions, our Nikwax Analogy Insulator garments can be worn over your waterproof clothing. This is useful when stopping, or setting up camp at the end of the day.


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.


This garment is made by the charitable Miquelina Foundation.

Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, has offered vulnerable women training and employment since 1992. This alliance has benefitted thousands of at-risk women in practical ways, helping them to build houses, and providing a kindergarten and canteen for their children. With Páramo’s support, Miquelina holds ISO 9001 accreditation, which assures dedication to quality. In 2017, Miquelina attained guaranteed Fair Trade status from the World Fair Trade Organisation. Click here for more information.


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.

Nikwax Analogy fabric systems are uniquely suited to recycling as they avoid the need for mixed materials, membranes or taped seams. Instead, they use 100% polyester, which unlike many materials, can be broken down and reformed into new, high quality fibres. Click here to read more about recycling your Páramo.


What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can be done with a needle and thread, without compromising waterproof performance. However, if you seriously damage a garment, our customer service team can provide you with a quote for having it professionally repaired.

For irreparable damage, you may be interested in our Recycling Scheme, on which our customer service team will be able to advise you


What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can be done with a needle and thread, without compromising waterproof performance. However, if you seriously damage a garment, our customer service team can provide you with a quote for having it professionally repaired.

For irreparable damage, you may be interested in our Recycling Scheme, on which our customer service team will be able to 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
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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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