A lightweight and very versatile waterproof, ideal for very active women who want to travel fast and light in a variety of outdoor conditions.

The smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric to give weather protection and perspiration removal in a lightweight package, with great venting and accessible pockets.

WOMEN'S VELEZ ADVENTURE LIGHT SMOCK

RRP £245.00

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Average weight 575g

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

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The Velez Adventure Light Smock is for active women who wish to travel light

If you enjoy mountain walking, cycling, climbing and more, you need a versatile waterproof suitable for all these. Good wind and rain protection and something to keep you warm is essential. However, you also need to keep cool when working hard.

This smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric to give full directional waterproof performance and perspiration removal in a lightweight package. Innovative temperature control options and practical pockets are built into this weight-efficient garment.

The Velez Adventure Light Smock is lightweight but protective, with generous ventilation options and very practical pocketing.

  • Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric gives a 20% weight saving compared to standard Nikwax Analogy® while offering the same unrivalled protection and moisture control.
  • The twin zip vents offer quick temperature regulation on the move.
  • Easily accessible storage is from generous, well-placed pockets, designed for maps, guides, photo accessories, snacks and other essentials.

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 Velez Adventure Light Smock for weather protection, versatility and packability…

The Smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light for high performance weather protection and moisture management with minimal weight. It offers excellent ventilation and temperature control while the large front pocket is practical for carrying essentials.

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® 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. Twin front vents with two-way zips and inner, poppered storm flaps provide maximum temperature control.
  2. Large zipped OS map-sized chest pocket.
  3. Inner zipped pocket for storage and hand-warming – also fits an OS map.
  4. Excellent field of vision and protection provided by fully adjustable, roll-away hood with wired peak.
  5. Fully articulated shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement and optimum fit.
  6. Scooped tail with draw-cord for maximum back protection.
  7. Easy adjust cuffs, so sleeves can be rolled or pushed up for temperature control.
  8. Reflective piping (front and back) for visibility.

What users say...


"I decided it was time for a new waterproof jacket. I had used Buffalo Pertex jackets in the past and Goretex jackets, but was persuaded by my local shop staff to try the Páramo Velez Adventure Light Smock. Although sceptical of its water resistance and warmth, I took the plunge and bought it. Next day went to Wales for a 5 hour hill walk in probably the worst rain I'd walked in and was very surprised at how warm I was and how dry I felt. I only had a base layer Tshirt under it. I expected to feel cold and much wetter, and even carried a spare jacket and fleece just in case, but they were not needed. Definitely recommend this and will be saving up for the trousers."

M.B., Denbighshire

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 Velez Adventure Light Smock?

Your Smock 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 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 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
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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