A packable and durable insulating gilet, perfect for overlayering, over your garments, to offer additional core warmth during or between activities outdoors.

The Torres Medio Gilet has a 100g synthetic fill for high warmth to weight ratio even when wet, and packs down small for easy stowing in your pack.


RRP £120.00





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Average weight 320g

Product Ethics

    • Synthetic fill – 100% recycled content
    • Windproof Face fabric — 100% post-consumer recycled polyester
  • PFC*-free water repellent finish
    (*per and polyfluorinated compounds)
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Torres Medio Gilet provides fast core warmth in changeable conditions during all outdoor activities.

Physical exertion outdoors followed by periods of being stationary can lead to irregular body temperature, particularly in ever-changing climate conditions.

An overlayer allows you to benefit from the 100g synthetic fill, even in wet weather, without needing to remove any garments. The clever design ensures minimal space while in a pack yet delivers a high warmth to weight ratio when worn.

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

  • Comfort and warmth provided by a 100g synthetic fill throughout and a high, insulated collar
  • Small pack size provided by stuff sack integrated into left hand-warming pocket
  • Secure Storage with one internal zipped pocket and two 100g insulated zipped handwarming pockets

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 2020, all our synthetic fill features 100% recycled content.

For more detail about Nikwax Analogy Insulator, click here.

Choose the Torres Medio Gilet for its packability, practicality and fast warmth even in the wet...

The Torres Medio Gilet uses soft, quiet Nikwax® Analogy® Insulator fabric and has a synthetic fill throughout, including in the collar and handwarming pockets. It offers an excellent warmth to weight ratio, even in the wet, and is designed to be worn over a baselayer or an outerlayer. The ability to stow the gilet into its own pocket ensures it can always be on hand for when the weather turns.

Expect fast core warmth that is easy to carry and allows your directional clothing system to work in all 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. 100g synthetic fill throughout and a high, insulated collar for comfort and warmth
  2. Two insulated, zipped hand warming pockets with the left doubling as a stuff pouch for easy carrying
  3. One internal zipped storage pocket
  4. Two-way, reversed YKK front zip with internal storm flap allows effective ventilation, ease of use and access to internal pocket
  5. Elasticated binding on the arm holes ensures maximum heat retention
  6. Scooped tail gives extra protection, and elastic secured in the side panel hems ensures the gilet closes snugly around under garments
  7. Sized for everyday wear (though you may need to upsize if overlayering with a Nikwax Analogy waterproof)
  8. The synthetic fill is made from 55% recycled content whilst the windproof face fabric uses 100% post-consumer recycled polyester

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

“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 weather, or when you need to keep warm. The dense microfibre outer and the synthetic fill can cope with poor conditions and the insulation will not be affected if it gets wet.

It can be put on over any other kit when insulation is needed, however is not suitable for activities in warm conditions.

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?

Nikwax Insulator garments are sized to be put on quickly over your jacket, fleece or baselayer to provide rapid warming when you are stationary or in very cold conditions. They can equally be worm over a baselayer if required in less cold conditions. Worn over a Nikwax Analogy Waterproof they will not inhibit its directionality, so perspiration or condensation will continue to be moved away from you. They can also be worn over wet garments without any loss of performance.

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.

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 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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