I bought my first Paramo jacket in 2000, it was ugly but functional and I wore it almost everyday of the year. I binned it after a few years because the lime green was more olive in colour after years of grime. I had a brief affair with Gore Tex products, pulled in by the look and the fit, but soon realised the error of my ways and went back to Paramo. I’ve used Paramo in all weathers at all times of the year, it’s not perfect, but for me it’s streets ahead of Gore Tex in terms of waterproofness and breathability. I’ve been issued various waterproof jackets (made of varying materials) over the years, none of them are as good as my Paramo.