Páramo Clothing | MEN'S CASCADA WATERPROOF JACKET

Tried and tested directional waterproof jacket for men who enjoy all walking activities. Classic long-line design proven with 15+ years of use in the hills.

The Cascada uses the Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric system, with features designed to enhance the excellent weatherproofing and pockets sized and sited with walkers in mind.

MEN'S CASCADA WATERPROOF JACKET

RRP £230.00

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Average weight 860g

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  • PFC-free water-repellency
  • WFTO-verified Fair Trade: from the Miquelina Foundation
  • Recyclable

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The Cascada Jacket is suitable for a wide range of walkers, nature-watchers and outdoor workers, who are outside in all weathers.

If you are outdoors in all seasons, sometimes moving, sometimes stationary, you need a jacket that you can trust to give you good protection from wind and rain, and that is efficient at dealing with the moisture from perspiration, so you do not chill when you stop moving.

The Cascada Jacket’s long length and features combine with directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric to give excellent weather protection and dry comfort.

The Men’s Cascada Jacket has a classic long-line design, additional protective features and pockets designed for walkers

  • Full weather protection guaranteed from fully adjustable hood, double storm flaps, drip skirt and drawcords at waist and hem
  • Freedom of movement and comfort thanks to generous fit and long-line design with articulation in shoulders and sleeves.
  • Designed with walkers in mind for confident days out with reinforced shoulder construction for pack-carrying and three generous pockets.

Nikwax Analogy® is more than just breathable, it is directional, moving liquid water

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof FabricConventional breathable membrane waterproof fabrics fail because they cannot remove all of the sweat we produce when we are working hard, especially in cold and wet conditions. Therefore condensation and icing are well known problems experienced with membrane rainwear.

Nikwax Analogy® overcomes these problems because it is not only breathable, but also directional. The Analogy fabric system directs condensation and perspiration away from the body, where it can safely drain away.

To understand the difference between directionality and breathability, read more here.

Nikwax Analogy comes in two weights:

  • Nikwax Analogy®: durable, full-weight protection
  • Nikwax Analogy® Light: same protection, weighs 20% less. A little less durable, but perfect for fast & light adventures

Choose the Cascada Jacket for its guaranteed weather protection, its moisture control and its suitability for walkers, nature-watchers and outdoor workers …

The long-line Cascada Jacket does not compromise on protection. Features such as storm flaps on zips for extra security and a fully adjustable hood combine with Nikwax Analogy fabric to give all weather comfort.

It is designed with walkers in mind, from generous pockets to extra reinforcement for backpack wearers. So expect outstanding protection from wind and rain and good moisture removal combined with walker-friendly features.

How will your Páramo® outperform breathable membrane garments?

The Nikwax Analogy system is designed not only to be extremely breathable, but also directional. That means that it directs liquid water as well as water vapour towards the outside of the garment, protecting your insulation.

Although breathable membranes allow moisture vapour to pass through them, they do nothing to transport liquid water. Therefore, when the production of sweat exceeds moisture vapour transfer, they begin to build up condensation, soaking inner clothing.

So Nikwax Analogy garments work much better for heavy work, and in colder or highly humid conditions, because they actively move all perspiration and condensation outwards.

  1. Excellent field of vision, fine adjustment and complete weather protection provided by fully adjustable, roll-away hood with wired peak.
  2. Two-way front zip and pocket zips protected by outer poppered storm flaps.
  3. Maximum freedom of movement and comfort from articulated shoulders and sleeves.
  4. Increased comfort and protection when pack carrying provided by Pump Liner® reinforced, double layer shoulder construction.
  5. Excellent weather protection in all conditions from unique 2" drip skirt and scooped tail.
  6. Temperature control provided by waist and hem drawcords, which help eliminate rucking when load carrying.
  7. Three generous pockets:
    • Handwarming and storage from two hip pockets.
    • Generous chest pocket for OS map storage.
  8. Multi-adjust cuff design allows sleeves to be rolled for cooling.

What users say...


“I bought my Cascada jacket and trousers in 1994 and have used them all over the Alps, Spain, Ladakh twice, Australia, Morocco and most importantly two rounds of the Munros and Corbetts - well, more than two actually. This is without doubt the best outdoor equipment ever invented. Thanks for giving me the equipment that has made it possible to have years of pleasure no matter what the weather has thrown at me.”

David Falconer


“I purchased the Cascada 15 years ago in an outdoor shop in Ambleside - the best walking jacket I have ever owned. It has walked many miles with me including the foothills of Annapurna. I have given it to my 15 year old grand daughter to wear on her Duke of Edinburgh Award hike. An excellent product - I wouldn't choose any other.”

W.B., Wiltshire


The Nikwax Analogy® Fabric System

“I am a mountaineering instructor working in Wales during the summer and Scotland through the winter. Over the past 12 years I have used various different clothing systems. Of all the systems I have used I have not found anything that beats Páramo. A lot of hard shell systems claim to be breathable and waterproof - this may be true in laboratory tests but in reality when used for a day in typical Scottish winter conditions they fall a long way short of their claims. On the other hand, Páramo systems do what they say”

Chris Thorne, Llyn Adventures


In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Cascada Jacket?

Your Cascada Jacket has been tested at the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least 4 hours of continuous heavy rain; so you can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions. Because the fabric system offers significant insulation, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in hot conditions. In that case, we recommend a Nikwax Windproof such as the Bentu Windproof, perhaps combined with one of our Parameta T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling.

Which garments should I use with my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof to get optimum performance?

We recommend using our Parameta T+, Parameta T or Parameta G baselayers under your Nikwax Analogy clothing.

Parameta T+ fabric is a lightweight wicking baselayer fabric for warmer conditions where you don’t need significant insulation. The fabric manages the sweat you produce when working hard, rapidly moving it across the fabric for evaporation.

Our Parameta T baselayer fabric is designed to provide a good balance between light insulation and heat dissipation for a wide range of activities in mid-range temperatures.

Our Parameta G fabric is a versatile baselayer fabric, perfect for days when you’re planning high activity in colder conditions. The raised grid texture allows wind to pass through it, giving excellent cooling when venting through a waterproof - perfect for going up hill. When you stop at the top of the hill, close the vents on your outer layer and the raised grid will trap a layer of warm air for insulation.

For trips when you’re likely to experience extreme cold, our Nikwax Insulator garments are designed to be worn on top of your waterproof clothing. This is great when stopping whether to eat lunch, take some photographs or set up camp.

Páramo® clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments for water-repellency.

Páramo have pioneered a treatment programme for waterproofs, fleeces and windproofs which enables us to take untreated fabrics and add Nikwax® waterproofing, not reliant on fluorocarbons to repel water. Studies show that fluorocarbons of all kinds persist in the environment and are damaging to human health. Nikwax waterproofing solutions are water-based and use no harmful solvents or propellant gases, are not tested on animals, not harmful to humans, and contain no damaging fluorocarbons. For more information on our PFC policy, click here.

This garment is guaranteed Fair Trade from the charitable Miquelina Foundation

Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, gives vulnerable women training and employment, and helps to care for and educate their children. Since 1992, Páramo’s cooperation with Miquelina has benefitted thousands of women and children in very practical ways, with factory profits funding housing projects, a kindergarten and a canteen for local children. With Páramo’s encouragement, Miquelina holds ISO 9001 accreditation, assuring dedication to quality. Miquelina is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Click here for more information…

All Páramo® garments are covered by the Páramo® Recycling Scheme which helps save garments from landfill and rewards the owner with up to £50.

The Nikwax Analogy fabrics are what make Páramo clothing so durable and easy to repair. This same directional fabric system avoids the need for mixed materials, membranes and taped seams, making our gear uniquely suited for recycling. It uses 100% polyester, which unlike many materials, can be broken back down to its basic building blocks and reformed into new high quality fibre. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo…

What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your Páramo gear. If you seriously damage a garment, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it mended – most damage can be repaired! Our Customer Service team can advise you. If you have irreparably damaged it, you may want to consider recycling it through the Páramo Recycling Scheme, whereby you will receive a substantial discount off your next purchase.

What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your Páramo gear. If you seriously damage a garment, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it mended – most damage can be repaired! Our Customer Service team can advise you. If you have irreparably damaged it, you may want to consider recycling it through the Páramo Recycling Scheme, whereby you will receive a substantial discount off your next purchase.

We guarantee everything we make

The weather protection systems used by Páramo, maintained correctly with Nikwax, will outperform membrane and coating based waterproof systems. The durable fabrics and quality components used in all our garments contribute to their longevity. Under the terms of our Lifetime Guarantee, any manufacturing defect will be rectified free of charge indefinitely, while damage to the garment by accident or normal ‘wear and tear’ can be repaired by our workshop at a reasonable cost. To register a guarantee click here.

Size To fit chest up to
  cm in
S 97 38
M 101 40
L 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

Páramo Men's EASY FIT Size GuideGarments are specified using metric measurements, therefore the metric measurements in this chart are the most accurate. Imperial equivalents are rounded to the nearest half number.

 

Measurements relate to the body rather than garment measurements.

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