A lightweight, directional waterproof jacket with versatile features for high intensity outdoor activities all year round.

The Velez Jacket is constructed from standard and lightweight Nikwax Analogy® fabrics zoned for lightweight, hard-wearing weather protection and excellent moisture management.

MEN'S VELEZ JACKET

RRP £300.00

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Average weight 605g

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

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The Velez Jacket is for very active people who swap between outdoor activities.

If you enjoy mountain walking, cycling, climbing and backpacking, you need a versatile jacket suitable for all these activities. You also need to be able to keep cool when you are working hard, which is where clever ventilation comes in.

The Velez’s versatile design combines with the Nikwax Analogy® fabric for optimum comfort, providing waterproof protection, warmth, and cooling in one garment.

*Prices in this video subject to revision. 3 April 2017


The Velez combines discreet but very effective ventilation, with an athletic shape to minimise wind-resistance.

  • Optimum cooling when working hard provided by vents, combined with pocketing, carefully positioned for ease of use.
  • Enhanced weather protection when carrying a rucksack provided by mesh reinforcement in the back panel.
  • Athletic cut to minimise wind resistance and noise

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional.

Nikwax Analogy Waterproof FabricThis means it is capable of moving liquid water away from your body and not just water vapour.

It is essential to avoid a build-up of water in your clothing system when you are working hard, as too much retained moisture will lead to your body rapidly chilling when you stop and rest.

In conventional clothing systems, approximately 20% of sweat production is dealt with effectively, leaving the remaining 80% trapped inside.

Nikwax Analogy garments are unique, in that they pump out this 80% of liquid water and allow it to drain away; you are left feeling dry and comfortable.

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


Choose the Velez because of its versatility…

The Velez Jacket is a year-round, high energy jacket for a variety of outdoor activities in different conditions.

It offers flexible ventilation options, including very generous arm and torso vents, for swift and significant temperature adjustment while on the move. Constructed from rigorously tested standard and lightweight Nikwax Analogy fabrics zoned to give hard-wearing weather protection and perspiration removal. Excellent features provide top performance on the mountain.

So expect outstanding resistance to rain and condensation removal, huge versatility in temperature control, and an excellent performance to weight ratio.


How will your Páramo® garment outperform breathable membranes?

Nikwax Analogy fabrics are not only extremely breathable, they are directional too. This means that water, both liquid and vapour, is directed outwards, ensuring your insulation remains protected.

Although breathable membranes allow moisture vapour to pass through them, they do nothing to transport liquid water. Therefore, when the production of sweat exceeds the Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate, or when the external temperatures drop, condensation (the change of water from vapour to liquid) will build up in breathable membranes.

Nikwax Analogy is so durable you could puncture a Páramo waterproof with pins, remove them, and still stay dry in the rain! Unlike coated or membrane-based garments, our directional clothing can be easily repaired, without compromising future performance.


  1. Large, mesh lined sleeve/torso vents channel fresh air to inhibit cold spots and minimise rain ingress.
  2. Two “dual phase” chest pockets work as both vents and secure pockets for maps, navigation tools, valuables or handwarming.
  3. Excellent field of vision and protection provided by fully adjustable, helmet-compatible “halo” hood with wired peak.
  4. Fully articulated shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement.
  5. Improved visibility from use of reflective flashes.
  6. Ventilation from two-way reversed front zip with internal storm flap.
  7. Scooped tail with hem drawcord for lower back protection.
  8. Rucksack, harness, helmet and glove friendly.


What users say...


“I spend a lot of time climbing whilst wearing the Men’s Velez Jacket, and I am impressed by how breathable it is. It's lightweight so I can carry it for use when the weather is changeable, and on stormy, wet days, it's an invaluable layer that consistently keeps me dry.”

Paul Williams, Wildlife photographer


“The Velez Jacket is probably the most impressive jacket I have ever owned and looking back the best item I took to South America. Having served its purpose admirably at altitude in Peru, it provided me no further headaches while scampering around hotter climates. Upon my return to wetter and chillier climes in the Isle of Man, I happily went about wearing the same jacket in all conditions, not once getting wet or feeling cold. To think this was the same jacket that kept me dry and allowed me to hike up hills in temperatures 20°C warmer without melting into a puddle boggles my mind.”

Juan McGuinness


The Great Outdoor Award 2017“Páramo’s Velez Jacket fitted all the criteria with a rigorous focus on recyclability, ethical manufacture and eliminating pollutants. The company-wide, long term ideals, combined with the qualities of this specific product, make it a clear winner.”

The Great Outdoors 2017


“Páramo uses a unique fabric that ensure far greater breathability and better condensation management that other fabrics and the result is more comfort, particularly on cold and wet days. The Velez is designed for year-round use in a range of activities, including cycling, climbing and backpacking, so it has a short body length with excellent sleeve movement for scrambing. The hood fit and movement is outstanding, while a wired peak allows clear vision. It works well on the hill.”

Trail magazine. October 2017


Mpora Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17“The Velez is one of the most versatile jackets we’ve tested…the perfect multi-activity jacket.”

Mpora. Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17

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“I’ve worn various Paramo jackets over the years and this is my favourite. The balance between using the Analogy and Analogy Light material is good as it saves weight. The design is good too - the cut longer and less boxy than Páramo jackets of a few years ago. I like the pockets and some thought has gone into them. The hood is the usual Páramo high standard. I think this jacket is a winner and would happily recommend it.”

Mark Waring, long distance walker


“The Velez Jacket is a great all around jacket, I used it to climb Mont Blanc via the Brouillard ridge through brutally rough chimneys and on a 14 days canoe trip in the remote wilderness of Rogen in Sweden where it rained almost everyday. It does not have a scratch nor was I ever sweaty nor wet, simply better than anything if tried so far. Great durability, Breathability, Waterproofness and Comfort. Once you put it on, you simply never take it off”

David Bacci, Mountaineer, Italy, davidbacci.exposure.co



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 jacket?

Your Jacket has been tested at the Leeds University Rain Roomto resist at least 4 hours of steady rain. You can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.

Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to deal with very hot conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax® Windproof, perhaps combined with one of our Parameta® T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling, or with Nikwax® Fleece for full weather protection.


Which garments should I wear with my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof for optimum performance?

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

The Parameta T+ is a reversible, lightweight and stretchy polyester fabric, which offers two levels of cooling. It is asymmetrical and wicking, directing water from one fabric face to the other, as well as rapidly spreading moisture to speed up evaporation and, therefore, cooling.

Parameta T is a lightweight and stretchy polyester fabric. It wicks effectively to spread perspiration and dry quickly, providing light insulation in cooler conditions. Its soft feel is very comfortable against the skin, even when worn for prolonged periods.

Parameta G directional polyester fabric can provide either cooling or insulation, as needed. Its raised grid pattern traps air for insulation when covered with another layer. However, worn alone, or exposed through a garment vent, it allows air to pass through it and cool you down.

In extremely cold conditions, our Nikwax Analogy Insulator garments can be worn over your waterproof clothing. This is useful when stopping, or setting up camp at the end of the day.


Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous PFC treatments for water repellency.

Working closely with Nikwax, we have developed a pioneering PFC-free treatment for our fleeces, waterproofs and windproofs. Recent studies show that PFC’s are persistent in the environment and are damaging to human health; which is why Nikwax waterproofing solutions are water-based, use no harmful solvents or propellant gases, contain no damaging PFC’s and are not tested on animals.
For more information on Páramo and PFC’s 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 Organization. Click here for more information.


All Páramo® garments are covered by our Recycling Scheme, which prevents them from ending up in landfill. For every item of Páramo® clothing you recycle with us, you will receive a voucher of (up to) £50, to use against a future purchase.

Nikwax Analogy fabric systems are uniquely suited to recycling as they avoid the need for mixed materials, membranes or taped seams. Instead, they use 100% polyester, which unlike many materials, can be broken down and reformed into new, high quality fibres. Click here to read more about recycling your Páramo.


What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can be done with a needle and thread, without compromising waterproof performance. However, if you seriously damage a garment, our customer service team can provide you with a quote for having it professionally repaired.

For irreparable damage, you may be interested in our Recycling Scheme, on which our customer service team will be able to advise you


What if I damage my Nikwax Analogy Waterproof clothing?

Simple repairs can be done with a needle and thread, without compromising waterproof performance. However, if you seriously damage a garment, our customer service team can provide you with a quote for having it professionally repaired.

For irreparable damage, you may be interested in our Recycling Scheme, on which our customer service team will be able to 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.


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

Páramo Men's ATHLETIC FIT Size Guide Garments 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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