WOMEN’S BENTU FLEECE

$160.00

Weight .350 kg
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Product Ethics

  • Produced in Colombia by MIQUELINA, a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • PFC*-free water repellent finish (*per and polyflourinated compounds)
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo

OVERVIEW

The Bentu Fleece is for outdoor people who need flexible protection in changeable conditions.

A breathable, light and packable fleece that provides insulation and protects you from wind and showers is essential. In deteriorating conditions, combine with a Bentu Windproof for additional protection. In extremely cold and/or prolonged wet weather, we recommend a Bentu Plus Fleece as a more suitable alternative.

Worn over a baselayer, the fleece is comfortable in warmer weather, or combine it with a Duology Windproof for waterproof protection and maximum adaptability. It can also be worn as a midlayer under a Nikwax Analogy® waterproof jacket for extra insulation.

 

The Bentu Fleece offers easy movement, has generous pocketing, and a design that combines with the Bentu Windproof.

  • Excellent articulation and stretch fabric ensure full freedom of movement.
  • Safe, secure storage from one easy access chest pocket and one internal drop pocket, both large enough to hold an Ordnance Survey map.
  • Two zipped handwarming pockets provide additional storage.

 

Nikwax Duology Fleece is lightweight, highly wind resistant and has a durable water repellent finish suitable for use in light showers, protecting against mist and drizzle.

Nikwax Duology Plus Fleece is a thick pile, directional fleece offering superior insulation and high levels of water repellency. It actively pushes liquid water outwards, keeping you dry even in poor weather conditions.

Duology Fleece
A Duology windproof cuts windchill, deflects rain and traps still air in the fibres of Duology fleeces to provide varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the weather conditions and activity. The fleeces come in two weights to suit different requirements.

For more information on the benefits of the combinations click here.

  1. Combines with a Bentu Windproof for maximum adaptability.
  2. One easy access chest pocket and one internal drop pocket for safe, secure storage, both large enough to hold an Ordnance Survey map.
  3. Two zipped handwarming pockets provide additional storage.
  4. Full length, two-way YKK front zip for easy ventilation, with chin guard.
  5. Semi-elasticated cuffs push up easily for additional cooling.
  6. Curved back hem provides lower back protection.
  7. Excellent articulation and light stretch ensures full freedom of movement.

Choose a Bentu Fleece for maximum adaptability:

The thin pile fleece is highly wind resistant and can be worn alone in light showers. Combined with a Bentu Windproof, the system deflects rain and traps still air in the fleece fibres to provide additional insulation and waterproofing in moderate conditions.

If you are more likely to be out in extreme cold and/or persistent wet weather, we recommend using the Bentu Plus Fleece and Windproof combination for greater protection.

 

How will my Páramo Duology Fleece outperform other mid-layers?

Many other mid-layers are designed simply to provide extra insulation when worn over a baselayer. Duology fleeces offer more versatility.

Nikwax Duology Fleece is lightweight, highly wind resistant and has a durable water repellent finish suitable for use in light showers, protecting against mist and drizzle.

Nikwax Duology Plus Fleece is a thick pile, directional fleece offering superior insulation and high levels of water repellency. It actively pushes liquid water outwards, keeping you dry even in poor weather conditions.

A Duology windproof cuts windchill, deflects rain and traps still air in the fibres of Duology fleeces to provide varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the weather conditions and activity. The fleeces come in two weights to suit different requirements.

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CODE DESCRIPTION XS S M L XL
ACENTRE BACK LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO HEM65.567.5707577.5
BCENTRE FRONT LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO HEM56.557.558.561.562.5
CHALF ARM HOLE2020.5212324
DOVER ARM SLEEVE LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO CUFF EDGE777980.586.589.5
EUNDER ARM SLEEVE LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO CUFF EDGE58.559.560.565.567.5
FHALF CHEST49.55254.55961.5
GHALF HEM49.55254.559.562
TO FIT CHEST UP TO869196111121

In what weather conditions can I use my Bentu Duology Fleece?

Used alone, the thin pile Bentu Fleece provides protection against wind and showers in moderate weather. It can also be used as a midlayer under a Nikwax Analogy waterproof jacket.

In deteriorating weather, combine with a Bentu Windproof for additional protection. In extremely cold and/or prolonged wet weather, we recommend a Bentu Plus Fleece as a more suitable alternative.

The Bentu Duology combination has been tested in the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least four hours of heavy rain, which is approximately five times the intensity of normal heavy rain in the UK.

Which garments should I use with my Duology Fleece to get optimum performance?

We recommend combining our Fleece garments with the relevant Duology Windproof for varying levels of insulation and waterproofing depending on the weather conditions and activity. The fleeces come in two weights to suit different requirements. Click here for more information.

Any Páramo baselayer worn underneath a Duology fleece will enhance the performance of the combination, keeping you dry and comfortable when working hard.

In extremely cold conditions our Torres overlayers are designed to be worn on top of your outer garments.

CLOTHING COMBINATIONS

How do I look after this Páramo item?

Water repellency can be inhibited by dirt and residues left by normal washing detergents. It is therefore important to always use a soap based product such as Nikwax Tech Wash® to clean your item and revive water repellency. This item works best if it is water repellent.

If, after cleaning, the fabric still absorbs water it’s time to reproof your item using Nikwax TX.Direct®. This can be very easily done at home using your normal washing machine.

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.

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.

 

CLOTHING COMBINATIONS