Quiet, durable and long directional waterproof jacket for women who require plenty of pockets, such as wildlife watchers and photographers.

The Alondra uses Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric for weather protection without the rustle of membrane fabric, long length for comfort, and generous pockets for essential equipment.

WOMEN'S ALONDRA JACKET

RRP £325.00

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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 Alondra is ideal for country activities from walking to nature watching & photography.

Country activities involve moving with exertion, then remaining stationary for long periods. To stay comfortable, you need efficient moisture control to reduce chilling. Ideally, you want essential equipment close to hand.

Directional Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric gives dry comfort, with the generous length providing extra protection. The tough Alondra also provides well thought out pocketing.

For every Alondra sold a sapling is planted by Trees for Life - click here to find out about their work.


The Alondra Jacket has plentiful pockets, a well-designed hood and is a generous length

  • Excellent storage that is easily accessible from seven well-placed pockets, including fleece-lined handwarming pockets.
  • Uninterrupted vision in all weathers provided by a fully-adjustable hood with a wired peak which moves with you and folds away into a fleece-lined collar
  • Extra protection and comfort given by the generous mid-thigh length.

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 Alondra Jacket for its ability to provide rustle-free all-weather protection combined with generous pocketing …

The Alondra Jacket uses the soft and quiet Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof System in a generous long-line design for extra protection without restricting freedom of movement, with a superb hood that moves with your head. The seven pockets are carefully placed for quick access to essential equipment.

So expect outstanding weather protection without rustle, condensation removal and pockets where you need them.


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. Seven pockets hold essential equipment close to hand:
    • Two external chest pockets, one small, one book sized.
    • Small internal chest pocket.
    • Two fleecy, poppered handwarming pockets.
    • Two large, buttoned bellows pockets.
  2. Mid-thigh length gives protection without restricting movement.
  3. Wide field of vision from adjustable, wired-peak hood which stows in fleece-lined collar.
  4. Pump Liner® reinforcement at shoulders and centre back for protection when pack carrying.
  5. Shoulder and arm articulation gives excellent movement without jacket riding up.
  6. Waist drawcord uses hidden cords for good water shedding.
  7. Adjustable cuffs easily pushed up for cooling.
  8. Every Alondra jacket sold contributes to the planting of a sapling by Trees for Life, an award-winning charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.Trees for life


What users say...


“I recently purchased the Alondra Jacket and am writing to say how pleased I am with it. I had my Cascada Jacket for over 20 years and decided to purchase another Páramo. It had a very good test in the rain on Madeira, as it absolutely poured down for a long time and I was bone dry. My husband was very wet inside his non-Páramo jacket. I am overjoyed with the Alondra jacket. I have had a lot of comments on how good it looks. Altogether a wise choice as it looks good in town and country.”

Helen Scott


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 Alondra Jacket?

Your Alondra Jacket Jacket has been tested at the Leeds University Rain Room to 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.


Trees for lifeThis garment donates to Trees for Life

Every jacket bought plants a sapling with Trees for Life, an award-winning charity dedicated to regenerating and restoring the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. Reduce your jacket’s ‘carbon footprint’ and make a positive impact on wildlife.


Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in its finishing or aftercare processes.

Páramo have pioneered treatment processes for its garments which enables us to take untreated fabrics and add Nikwax Aftercare, not reliant on fluorocarbons, to enhance the movement of water to where it is most beneficial. Studies show that fluorocarbons of all kinds persist in the environment and are damaging to human health. Nikwax aftercare 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 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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XS 86 34
S 91 36
M 96 38
L 101 40
XL 111 44

Páramo Ladies' EASY 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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