Water-repellent, directional fleece jacket which can combine with the Bentu Windproof to keep you warm and dry. Versatile option for all walking and nature activities.

Using Nikwax® Fleece fabric, the Bentu Fleece protects against mist and drizzle, combining with the Bentu windproof to give great versatility.

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WINE MARLMIDNIGHT MARLMARL GREYCOBALTMOSS
Average weight 403g

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

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The Bentu Fleece is for people who enjoy outdoor activities all year.

Walking in summer, you want a warm, light layer to keep you comfortable when you take a rest, or in cooler conditions. If the weather deteriorates and you need more rain resistance, simply combine with the Bentu windproof for a waterproof system.

Worn alone, the Bentu’s water-resistant, air-permeable fabric is excellent for summer. Worn with the Bentu Windproof, you have a waterproof system for worsening weather or in winter. It can also be used as a midlayer with any Nikwax Analogy® waterproof.

The Bentu Fleece has generous pocketing, offers easy movement and a design that complements the Bentu Windproof.

  • Hand-warming and secure storage from map-sized easy access chest pocket and two zipped handwarming pockets.
  • Excellent articulation and light stretch for full and easy movement.
  • Specifically designed to be compatible with the Bentu Windproof. Together these two garments create a versatile waterproof system.

Nikwax® Fleece is water-repellent, wind resistant and directional -

Nikwax Fleece Fabricactively pushing liquid water away from you to keep you dry even in conditions of high humidity.

The fleecy fabric traps still air to warm you. If combined with a Nikwax Windproof outer to deflect raindrops and cut wind chill, Nikwax Fleece will provide full weatherproof protection and remove perspiration very effectively, working well in all temperatures and humidity conditions.
Nikwax® Fleece+ is a high loft, highly insulating fabric that provides excellent directionality and extra warmth.

Choose a Bentu Fleece for its exceptional versatility …

The Bentu Fleece is great worn alone, providing both insulation and water resistance. However, it is also designed to combine with the Bentu windproof to give full waterproofing when required.

The generous pocketing including map-sized secure storage, makes this a great fleece for walkers and nature-watchers.

Choose this garment for its ability to adapt to the widest possible range of conditions and activities on the hill.

How will my Páramo Fleece outperform other mid-layers?

Many other mid-layers are designed simply to provide extra insulation when worn over a baselayer. Your Páramo fleece offers more versatility. Firstly because it is water-repellent it provides a good level of protection when worn as an outer layer. Secondly, because it is directional, moving moisture away from you constantly to leave you more comfortable. Thirdly, because in the worst conditions it is designed to work with a windproof outer to provide a higher level of weather protection, equivalent to the protection of one of our waterproof jackets. Therefore, it can adapt easily to a very wide range of conditions.

  1. Designed to work in conjunction with the Bentu Windproof to give you waterproof performance.
  2. Handwarming and secure storage from chest pocket large enough for an OS map.
  3. Two zipped handwarming pockets lined with mesh Pump Liner®.
  4. Careful articulation and light stretch for a contoured fit with ease of movement.
  5. Curved back hem for lower back protection.
  6. Full length front zip for easy ventilation, with chin guard behind zip for comfort.
  7. Cuffs can be easily pushed up for cooling.

What users say...


“As a keen Nordic walker and hill climber who gets hot and sweaty as soon as I get moving, most outdoor gear has been uncomfortable. I bought the Bentu Fleece and Windproof Jackets and have found the perfect system. So light and versatile.”

David Probert



In what kind of weather conditions can I use a Bentu Fleece?

When used on its own, the Bentu Fleece is ideal protection against mist and drizzle, or for additional insulation on summer evenings.

Combined with the Bentu Windproof, it will give waterproof and insulating performance if the weather deteriorates, or in cooler conditions.

Equally, it forms an effective midlayer for extra insulation under an Analogy® waterproof in cold conditions, making it a versatile and useful year-round fleece.

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

We recommend combining this Fleece garment with the relevant Nikwax Windproof for maximum effectiveness when conditions require.

Worn under the appropriate Windproof garment, the combination can keep you dry and warm even in heavy rain, allowing you quickly to increase your protection if conditions deteriorate or for different times of year. The two garments are designed to function well together, with hoods that work in tandem and ventilation that lines up with internal pockets.

We recommend using our Parameta T+, Parameta T or Parameta G baselayers underneath your Fleece clothing.

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

Parameta T fabric provides a good balance between light insulation and heat dissipation for mid-range temperatures.

Our Parameta G fabric is a versatile baselayer fabric, perfect for days out in colder conditions. The raised grid pattern allows wind to pass through it, giving it excellent cooling when vented through your outer layer - perfect for going up hill. When you get to the top of the hill, close the vents on your outer layer and the raised grid will trap 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 outer garments. 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 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 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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