30 August 2013
+ Very comfortable, even with a short-sleeved base layer. It’s also breathable, with Páramo’s trademark rustle-free material. The two-way zip and the adjustable cuffs help with cooling. The material has been reinforced in places that may rub when you’re carrying a pack.
– There’s nowhere to store the hood on the Helki, and there are no pit zips. It’s a little on the heavy side.
VERDICT: Unlike other Páramo jackets, the Helki is cut to fit and we love it. The Tula’s mid-thigh length offers excellent freedom to move and great protection, and both jackets are impressively breathable despite their weight.