Paramo Halcon Waistcoat can be worn over a baselayer or outer layer for comfortable load-carrying for all outdoor activities. The Nikwax Cotton+ fabric is rugged but quick drying, quiet and lightweight. The 14 pockets/ compartments allow a range of equipment to be organised, transported and easily accessible – ideal for wildlife watchers, photographers, fieldworkers and overseas travellers. Engineered to distribute the weight of equipment carried across the whole shoulder area to minimise any neck discomfort. Cushioning on shoulders for comfort and protection from straps. High collar with fleecy lining. Two-way front zip with chin guard gives easy access to inner layers. Poppered side slits for fit adjustment to enable easy sitting or striding. Generous arm holes so the waistcoat can be worn over a wide range of garments. Waist drawcord for optimum fit when load-carrying. Drawcord adjusters secured in pockets. Two zipped map-sized pockets at chest height, mesh-lined to reduce temperature gain. Two bellows pockets on chest with internal secure compartments for pen or pencil and glasses or sunglasses. Two generous poppered pockets poppers, tabbed for fast access. Two handwarming pockets at hip level. Two internal mesh pockets on chest for safe storage of valuables. Two internal hip level drop pockets, opentopped with light elastication to help retain heavy loads. Constructed from Nikwax Cotton+ fabric for robustness and quietness combined with rapid drying, wind resistance and low weight. Treat with Nikwax Cotton Proof and it can withstand a shower and offer protection. 422g.