I got this press release in, and I remembered talking about the kit a while back when it was first shown at trade shows. Looks neat.
(I’ll have a review update of the Explorer Pull-On coming up soon).
The Summit Hoodie and Fuera Ascent Windproof Jacket duo
This combination has been designed to offer the equivalent functionality and protection of Páramo’s top of the range Aspira Smock or Jacket but with huge flexibility. It meets the technical demands of high mountain activity for the alpine climber, ski mountaineer and outdoor professional, being harness, rope and helmet compatible and suitable for temperature extremes of -20º to +20ºC.
Both garments feature very efficient venting from the newly positioned two-way torso and arm zips and a two-way front zip to maximise temperature control in all conditions and activities. The Fuera Ascent’s helmet-friendly, adjustable hood with wired visor plus the scooped back provide excellent protection when conditions require. The garment duo works systemically, giving a contoured fit but with excellent freedom of movement from underarm panels. Map sized pockets, handwarming pockets and secure storage make for a practical garment where items can be easily stowed and accessed even during activities.
This duo will be much in demand not just from alpinists, serious skiers and those on expeditions but also appeal to the high energy and adventurous walker and scrambler.
Greg Care, Páramo Designer says ‘the focus of this design is to produce an upper body ‘system’ that allows complete freedom of movement and avoids changes on routes. When climbing, geared up with a rope harness and pack I need one set of water repellent clothing that can be easily adjusted without garment changes – allowing a comfortable transition from the cold morning to a warm/hot afternoon. Having this inevitably increases safety, reduces time loss, eliminates the need to remove my pack, with less risk of dropping gear and no disruption to my climbing rhythm. The Fuera Ascent combined with the Summit Hoodie does just that.’