A versatile, durable windproof jacket that combines with our Men’s Bentu Fleeces to form a warm, waterproof system for use during walking and nature activities.

The Bentu windproof uses Nikwax® Duology® Windproof fabric with zoned Pump Liner®, which can cut a gale-force wind and protect against showers when worn alone.


RRP £120.00





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Average weight 420g

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  • PFC*-free water repellent finish
    (*per and polyfluorinated compounds)
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Bentu Windproof is for outdoor people who need flexible protection in changeable conditions.

If you enjoy walking or being in nature, you need a versatile jacket suitable for these activities. Good protection from wind and showers and something to keep you warm is essential. However, you also need to be able to keep cool when working hard.

In warmer weather, the Bentu Windproof provides wind and water resistant protection when worn over a baselayer. In cooler conditions, it can be combined with a Fleece or Plus Fleece for differing levels of insulation and waterproofing, depending on the weather and activity.

The Bentu Windproof Jacket has a fully adjustable and stowable hood, excellent pocketing, and is designed to combine with the Fleece and Plus Fleece.

  • Extra rain protection in the areas of highest impact from zoned Pump Liner in the hood and across the shoulders.
  • Safe, secure storage from two easy access chest pockets, both large enough to hold an Ordnance Survey map.
  • Two zipped handwarming pockets provide additional storage and allow access to the fleece pockets.

Nikwax® Duology Windproof cuts windchill and protects your insulation but still provides excellent moisture vapour transfer

Nikwax Windproof FabricNikwax Duology Windproof uses a closely woven microfibre fabric that cuts windchill and protects your insulation whilst providing excellent moisture vapour transfer. A Nikwax PFC-free durable water repellent treatment deflects the rain.

Worn in combination with one of our Duology fleeces it traps still air in the fleece fibres to provide varying levels of insulation and waterproof protection depending on the weather conditions and activity.

Choose a Bentu Windproof for its outstanding adaptability:

The Bentu windproof cuts wind chill, deflects rain and traps still air in the fibres of Duology fleeces. The wire-peaked hood rolls away securely and the generous pocketing allows for storage of OS maps and valuables. So expect durable protection and adaptable temperature control during a variety of outdoor activities.

How will my Páramo Duology Windproof outperform other windproofs?

Páramo windproofs are extremely breathable and highly water repellent, providing durable weather protection for use in changing conditions.

Worn in combination with a Duology Fleece, a Duology windproof cuts windchill, deflects rain and traps still air in the fibres of the fleeces to provide varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the weather conditions and activity.

  1. Combines with a Bentu Fleece or Plus Fleece for maximum adaptability.
  2. Zoned Pump Liner in the hood and across the shoulders provides extra protection in high impact areas.
  3. Fully adjustable “halo” hood with wired peak provides excellent field of vision and stows away when not in use.
  4. Two large OS-sized, easy-access chest pockets provide secure storage.
  5. Two zipped handwarming pockets also allow for additional storage.
  6. Secondary zips within the handwarming pockets allow access to a Bentu Fleece worn underneath.
  7. Cuffs can be easily pushed up for cooling and secured with hook and loop fastenings.
  8. A scooped tail with adjustable hem provides a close fit for extra weather protection.
  9. Reflective flashes placed around the jacket provide a body outline allowing clear visibility of the wearer in poor conditions (not present on nature colourway).
  10. Excellent articulation for freedom of movement.

What users say...

“As an ex-soldier I have a 'thing' about windproof smocks/jackets. I have quite a collection but I'm always looking for 'the one' - the best windproof smock I own was issued (SAS smock) and treating with Nikwax provides good all round protection. However, a camo smock doesn't tend to fit in well and I also have jackets from other well known brands which tend to do the job, but when the weather changes on the go it can be a pain to adjust layers. Enter the Páramo Bentu Windproof Jacket - lightweight, windproof, and as a single layer waterproof in light rain. Add an inner layer and then heavier downpours will be defeated with moisture wicking, and it's breathable. Use the size guide, I ordered the wrong size and had to return the jacket for another size - the turn-around was THREE days, I received the first jacket in TWO days from Páramo.”

David Collins

“The Bentu Plus Fleece & Bentu Windproof Jackets are designed with articulation so you are not hindered when reaching up while scrambling - the jackets match up perfectly. Duology is just about one of the most sustainably built wet weather systems you can get. Recyclable materials that are tough, long lasting and that can be easily repaired, even when you're in the field. It's wet weather gear done differently, in a way that works that's designed for life and perhaps best of all, it doesn't cost the earth.”

Outdoors Magic

“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

“This jacket is one of the most versatile I can imagine. I bought it as a lightweight windproof/ showerproof jacket for general use and have used it for summer walking and cycling. It has kept my top half dry through unexpectedly heavy rain and is now my general everyday jacket as well as being excellent for summer walking, where I want lighter kit. Highly recommended.”


“Lightweight, compact jacket for the many times when you don’t want to wear a full waterproof jacket (short bike ride, the commute to work or walking the dog). The soft material makes it very comfortable and it’s not heavy and stiff like conventional rain jackets. Therefore, it can easily be stuffed into a small backpack. Hood and shoulders are reinforced and waterproof.”

Benedikt, Munich

In what weather conditions can I use my Bentu Windproof Jacket?

Used alone, the Bentu’s windproof, water-resistant fabric provides protection against wind and showers in warmer environments.

Combined with a Duology fleece, the system provides varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the time of year, weather and activity. The fleeces come in two weights to suit different requirements and conditions.

In very cold weather and/or persistent rain we recommend a Páramo Analogy® waterproof jacket rather than a Duology system.

The Bentu Duology combination has been tested in the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least four hours of heavy rain, which is approximately five times the intensity of normal heavy rain in the UK.

Which garments should I use with my Duology Windproof for optimum performance?

We recommend combining our Windproof garments with the relevant Duology Fleece for varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the weather conditions and activity. The fleeces come in two weights to suit different requirements. Click here for more information.

A Grid baselayer worn underneath a windproof is an excellent combination in warmer conditions when less insulation is required.

In extremely cold conditions our Torres overlayers are designed to be worn on top of your windproof.

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.

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. 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.

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.

The Bentu Jacket has a generous cut to allow it to fit comfortably over the Bentu Fleece. If you intend to only use this garment without the fleece, we recommend buying one size smaller than the table below suggests.
A → 58.5 58.5 59 60 60.5 61.5
B → 72 74 76 78 79.5 81.5
C → 62.5 64.5 66.5 68.5 70.5 72.5
D → 24.5 25.5 27 28.5 30 31.5
E → 82.5 83.5 85.5 87 88.5 90.5
F → 64 65 66 67 68 69
G → 60 62 66 70 74 78
H → 51.5 53.5 57.5 61.5 65 69
TO FIT CHEST UP TO 93 97 101 109 117 125
*measurements in cm

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