Which? reveals the best waterproof jacket brandsBerghaus, The North Face, Regatta and Rohan rated

08 January 2014

Paramo Vista

Paramo has been rated highest in a new Which? survey of waterproof jacket brands, receiving an impressive customer score of 92%.

The British outdoor clothing company was rated higher than 19 competitors for factors including water resistance, comfort and durability. German outdoor clothing provider Jack Wolfskin ranked a close second.

Berghaus, The North Face, Rohan and Cragghoppers were among the other well-known outdoor brands rated by Which? members and members of the public. Find out how these and many other brands fared in our full waterproof jackets survey

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Best and worst waterproof jackets

As terrible storms and gales batter the country, now might be a good time to invest in a good quality waterproof jacket. 

Paramo's waterproof jackets cost our survey's respondents an average of £188. While they may not be the cheapest on the market, they did receive a five-star rating for every single factor including warmth and fit. 

Some other well-known brands only received two and three-star ratings for important elements such as breathability and water resistance. 

Tents, walking boots and outdoor clothing

We also asked the public about their experiences using outdoor gear in eight other product areas and can now reveal which brand was voted best for walking boots, walking shoes, walking socks, walking trousers, waterproof trousers, tents, sleeping bags and backpacks. The results were based on 16,505 experiences over the last five years.

Our comprehensive brand reviews use a five-star rating system, as well as detailing the average price paid making it simple for readers to make an informed purchase. 

Visit the leisure pages to find the full results of each of these outdoor brand surveys.

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