Practical insulating gilet for speedy overlayering over a windproof, fleece or baselayer for fast core warmth during, or between, activities.

The Torres Medio Gilet is made from Nikwax Analogy® Insulator with a moisture-repellent synthetic fill which delivers a high warmth-for-weight ratio even when wet.

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MIDNIGHTDARK GREYROCK GREYMOSS
Average weight 320g

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  • PFC-free water-repellency
  • Recyclable

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The Torres Medio Gilet is ideal to take on all hill activities to provide fast core warmth.

Most hill activities intersperse exertion with stationary interludes. To remain comfortable and safe throughout, it is most practical to add a synthetic overlayer quickly on top of your kit.

The synthetic 100g fill offers insulation even in wet weather and the insulation extends to the handwarming pockets. It uses minimal space in the pack but delivers a high warmth per weight ratio.

The Torres Medio Gilet can be worn over a baselayer or an outer layer to warm you quickly. It packs down small and has useful pockets for secure storage.

  • Packs down easily into its own secure internal chest pocket for easy carrying.
  • Handwarming from two insulated, zipped pockets.
  • The scooped tail and adjustable hem help retain body heat

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 Medio Gilet for its ability to provide practical and fast warmth even in the wet...

The Torres Gilet uses soft, quiet Nikwax Analogy® Insulator fabric with synthetic fill offering an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. The insulated pockets extend the comfort provided.

So expect fast core warmth, which is easy to carry and to apply, and still allows your directional clothing system to work in any conditions.

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. High insulated collar for comfort.
  2. Chin guard at top of front zip.
  3. Internal storage pocket doubles as a stuff sack, with loop to aid secure storage.
  4. Two-way, reverse zip with internal storm flap to allow effective ventilation and access to internal pocket.
  5. Elasticated at arm holes and hem to improve fit and heat retention.
  6. Two insulated, zipped handwarming pockets.
  7. Adjustable, elasticated hem to aid temperature control.
  8. Scooped tail for maximum protection.

What users say...


TGO Best Buy“The soft filling lofts well and the gilet is one of the warmest synthetic ones tested. Likes: warm, designed for overlayering. Dislikes: nothing.”
Best Buy, TGO magazine, Feb 2015


“The Torres Gilet is light, packable to a very small footprint, yet provides good insulation and decent waterproofing. The fabric feels really soft and smooth to the touch, and the zips and stitching all have a quality feel. I'm delighted with my purchase and will choose Páramo again.”

B.Scott, Perth


“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 Medio Gilet?

Your Torres Medio Gilet can be used throughout the year in cold or wet conditions or when you need to keep warm. The dense microfibre outer and the synthetic fill can cope with wet and windy conditions and the insulation will not be damaged by getting it wet.

It can be put on over any other kit when insulation is needed. In really cold weather you may prefer the higher insulation and more complete coverage of the Torres Alturo Jacket.

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 EASY FIT Size GuideThe Torres Medio Gilet is sized for everyday wear so choose a larger size when overlayering with the Nikwax Analogy® system.
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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