Water-repellent directional fleece hoodie designed to combine with Ventura Windproof to create a versatile system for high mountain activities.

The Ventura's Nikwax Fleece fabric protects against mist and drizzle, combining with the Ventura Windproof for greater protection. Simple hood and practical pocketing.

WOMEN'S VENTURA FLEECE

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Average weight 353g

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

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The Ventura Fleece is for women who enjoy mountain activities across the seasons.

On the mountains in summer, you want a warm, light midlayer to keep you comfortable when at rest, or in cooler conditions. Often you need to carry a waterproof jacket in case the weather deteriorates.

The Ventura Fleece not only provides insulation but the water-shedding fabric is excellent for summer showers. Add the Ventura Windproof and you can create a waterproof system for worsening weather. The Ventura Fleece can also serve as a midlayer under any Analogy waterproof.

The Ventura Fleece has generous and practical pocketing, and a design that complements the Ventura Windproof.

  • Secure storage from two zipped chest pockets for compass/GPS or valuables
  • Snug, helmet compatible hood for additional warmth and protection.
  • Specifically designed to be compatible with the Ventura Windproof. Together these two garments create a versatile waterproof system.

Nikwax® Fleece is water-repellent, wind resistant and directional -

Nikwax Fleece Fabricactively pushing liquid water away from you to keep you dry even in conditions of high humidity.

The fleecy fabric traps still air to warm you. If combined with a Nikwax Windproof outer to deflect raindrops and cut wind chill, Nikwax Fleece will provide full weatherproof protection and remove perspiration very effectively, working well in all temperatures and humidity conditions.
Nikwax® Fleece+ is a high loft, highly insulating fabric that provides excellent directionality and extra warmth.

Choose a Ventura Fleece for its exceptional versatility…

The Ventura Fleece is great worn alone, combining insulation and water resistance with great breathability. However, it can be combined with the Ventura Windproof to give full waterproofing when required.

The practical pocketing includes secure storage for compass or GPS and handwarming. The snug hood will fit under a helmet to provide extra comfort and protection for neck and head.

Choose this fleece for its ability to adapt to the widest possible range of conditions and activities on the mountain.

How will my Páramo Fleece outperform other mid-layers?

Many other mid-layers are designed simply to provide extra insulation when worn over a baselayer. Your Páramo fleece offers more versatility. Firstly because it is water-repellent it provides a good level of protection when worn as an outer layer. Secondly, because it is directional, moving moisture away from you constantly to leave you more comfortable. Thirdly, because in the worst conditions it is designed to work with a windproof outer to provide a higher level of weather protection, equivalent to the protection of one of our waterproof jackets. Therefore, it can adapt easily to a very wide range of conditions.

  1. Designed to work in conjunction with the Ventura Windproof to give you directional waterproof performance.
  2. Small zipped chest pocket pocket, sized for compass or valuables.
  3. Handwarming pockets without zip to avoid rubbing when wearing a harness.
  4. Simple hood that will fit under a helmet.
  5. Front zip has locking slider enabling it to be fixed in position. An internal storm flap protects the chin.
  6. Excellent sleeve and shoulder articulation for full movement.
  7. Curved back hem protects lower back.
  8. Designed to be combined with Women’s Ventura Windproof Jacket.


In what kind of weather conditions can I use a Ventura Fleece?

Used alone, the Ventura Fleece will protect from mist and drizzle, or provide additional insulation when at rest.

Combined with the Ventura Windproof, it will give waterproof and insulating performance if the weather deteriorates, or in cooler conditions, with good ventilation to avoid overheating when working hard.

Equally, it forms an effective midlayer for extra insulation under an Analogy waterproof in cold conditions, making it a versatile and useful year-round fleece.

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

We recommend combining this Fleece garment with the relevant Nikwax Windproof for maximum effectiveness when conditions require.

Worn under the appropriate Windproof garment, the combination can keep you dry and warm even in heavy rain, allowing you quickly to increase your protection if conditions deteriorate or for different times of year. The two garments are designed to function well together, with hoods that work in tandem and ventilation that lines up with internal pockets.

We recommend using our Parameta T+, Parameta T or Parameta G baselayers underneath your Fleece clothing.

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

Parameta T fabric provides a good balance between light insulation and heat dissipation for mid-range temperatures.

Our Parameta G fabric is a versatile baselayer fabric, perfect for days out in colder conditions. The raised grid pattern allows wind to pass through it, giving it excellent cooling when vented through your outer layer - perfect for going up hill. When you get to the top of the hill, close the vents on your outer layer and the raised grid will trap 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 outer garments. 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 to save garments from landfill and rewards the owner with up to £50.

This item, like the vast majority of our range, is made from 100% polyester fabric. This means that unlike other fabrics made from mixed materials, this item can be broken back down to its basic chemical building blocks and reformed into new high quality fibre. If you return this item to us at the end of its life, you’ll be rewarded with a generous voucher towards a future purchase. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo…

What if I damage my Páramo® clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

What if I damage my Páramo® clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

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
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XS 86 34
S 91 36
M 96 38
L 101 40
XL 111 44

Páramo Ladies' 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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