Working with outdoor professionals such as Joe Cornish and John Aitchison, a deluxe version of the much acclaimed Pájaro Jacket is now ready to hit the hills and wildlife hides.

The Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric provides weather protection without the rustle of membrane fabric, with excellent ventilation and generous pockets for essential equipment.

MEN'S HALCON JACKET

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Average weight 967g

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  • 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 Halcon is ideal for country activities from walking to nature watching & photography.

Country activities involve exertion while moving, then being stationary for long periods. To remain comfortable, you need efficient moisture control to prevent chilling, and ventilation options to reduce clothing changes. Essential equipment needs to be within easy reach with minimal disruption.

Tough directional Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric gives dry comfort, with easy temperature control provided by vents. The Halcon offers carefully planned pocketing.

For every Halcon sold a sapling is planted by Trees for Life - click here to find out about their work.


The Halcon Jacket has plentiful pockets, good ventilation options and a well-designed hood.

  • Excellent, easily accessible storage from nine well-placed pockets, including fleece-lined handwarming pockets.
  • Additional ventilation which limits the need for clothing changes from upper arm vents, two way front zip and sleeves that can be pushed up for cooling.
  • Uninterrupted vision in all weathers due to the fully-adjustable hood with wired peak which moves with you and folds into a fleecy collar.

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.

An added advantage is that the fabric is quiet and flexible, unlike stiffer membranes or laminates. This makes it an ideal choice for wildlife watchers.

Read more here on the difference between directionality and breathability.


Choose the Halcon Jacket for its ability to provide rustle-free, all-weather protection combined with generous pocketing...

The Halcon Jacket uses soft, quiet but tough Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric, with a superb protective hood that moves with your head. Upper arm vents make it easy for you to control your temperature. The nine pockets are carefully placed for quick access to essential equipment.

So expect outstanding weather protection without rustle, effective condensation removal and cooling when required plus pockets where you need them.


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.


  • Fully adjustable, roll-away hood with wired peak for excellent field of vision and fit.
  • Fleece-lined collar for extra comfort.
  • Articulated shoulders and sleeves for maximum movement.
  • Two-way reversed zip with poppered internal storm flap allows ventilation and access to inner layers.
  • Upper arm vents allow venting and temperature control.
  • Increased comfort when load-carrying from reinforced shoulder construction and removable foam insert strips in back.
  • Easily adjustable cuff design allows sleeves to be pushed or rolled up for cooling.
  • Excellent weather protection from 2” drip skirt and scooped tail.
  • Additional temperature control from single-handed concealed waist and hem drawcord pulls.
  • Nine well-placed pockets:
    • Two external secure and ‘dry’ breast pockets large enough for field guides, OS map storage etc.
    • A large and secure internal mesh breast pocket.
    • ‘Dry’ storage from two large bellows pockets with secure fold-over tops with poppers.
    • Two zipped and fleece-lined handwarming pockets located behind bellows pockets.
    • Two low level capacious inner mesh pockets.
  • Trees for lifeReduce the ‘carbon footprint’ of your Halcon Jacket and make a positive impact on wildlife. We've teamed up with Trees for Life, an award winning conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland. For every Halcon Jacket purchased a sapling will be planted.


What users say...


"As zip front jackets go, Halcon is the Swiss Army knife! There are pockets for everything, including zippable hand-warmer pockets. The neck-warming collar and hood is superb, and, as with all Páramo garments, the fit and finish of the fabric is impeccable. Being wind and waterproof while still highly breathable make it perfect for active use in our weather, while the generous cut gives ample space for an insulating layer beneath while waiting for the light to change on a winter day. A fantastic all-rounder."

Joe Cornish, Landscape Photographer


"After 16 years of using a Cascada jacket I thought it was time for a change so I bought a Halcon from Penrith Survival Equipment whilst down in Cumbria on a training course. I have to say that the thought that went into to layout of the Halcon is second to none. All the pockets are perfect, the handwarmers are to die for and the jacket just works. Light weight, comfortable with the best hood ever made I am looking forward to the next 16 years with this jacket. (the Cascada is still being used by the way. I just can't kill it)"

Euan Innes


"As a landscape photographer I spend a lot of time standing around in cold and windy places, and the Halcon Jacket is second to none at keeping the weather out. The fleece-lined neck is a really nice touch, and with a choice of external pockets my camera accessories can be kept handy, plus the bonus hand-warming pockets really do work."

Fran Halsall, OWPG


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 Halcon jacket?

Your Halcon Jacket has been tested at the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least 4 hours of steady rain. You can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.

Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to deal with 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, or with Nikwax® Fleece for full weather protection.


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.


Trees for lifeThis garment donates to Trees for Life

Every jacket bought plants a sapling with Trees for Life, an award-winning charity dedicated to regenerating and restoring the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. Reduce your jacket’s ‘carbon footprint’ and make a positive impact on wildlife.


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
  cm in
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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