A directional waterproof jacket with adaptable temperature control for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in higher altitudes and/or latitudes.

The Velez Evolution uses the Nikwax Analogy® waterproof system. It combines two full-length two-way zips and forwards facing arm vents to keep your temperature regulated with carefully designed articulation to provide ease of movement throughout all conditions.

MEN'S VELEZ EVOLUTION HYBRID SMOCK

RRP £330.00

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Average weight 720g

Product Ethics

  • 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 Evolution is for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals who are active in mild and extreme winter conditions.

If you enjoy activities such as mountaineering, mountain walking, backpacking, trekking and ski-touring you need a versatile jacket that keeps you dry during activity and in adverse weather conditions.

The Velez Evolution delivers full winter weather protection and mountain performance. However, the extensive and innovative ventilation options can be adjusted to extend the wear well beyond these winter months.


The Velez Evolution has extensive and innovative ventilation, a helmet compatible hood, internal back reinforcement for use with a large pack and an articulated fit.

  • Full length two way twin front zips and forward facing arm vents for adaptable core ventilation
  • Carefully designed articulation that allows complete freedom of movement and virtually no hem lift when reaching
  • Rucksack, harness, helmet and glove friendly through ingenious design and componentry

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, you can read more here.


The Velez Evolution Jacket is a multi-season, high energy piece which delivers full winter and mountain performance but can be adapted to provide an extremely well ventilated garment. It can be worn in a number of ways to suit your activities and conditions. The Nikwax Analogy waterproof fabric guarantees hard-wearing weatherproofing and perspiration removal providing huge versatility and top mountain performance.


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.


  • Twin zip design and forward facing arm vents offer excellent ventilation options for optimum temperature control
  • Large “dry” zipped drop pocket and an external twin zipped tunnel hand warming pocket.
  • Excellent field of vision and protection provided by a fully adjustable, securable helmet compatible hood.
  • Fully articulated shoulders and elbows with stretch articulation panels allow maximum freedom of movement.
  • Easy push up sleeves with bite tab closure for adjustment on the go.
  • Scooped tail with elasticated adjustable hem for improved lower back protection.
  • Pack and harness compatible.
  • 11 Reflective flashes positioned around the jacket to present an outline when illuminated.


People who have bought the Velez Evolution say this about it…

The outdoor industry awards presented Páramo with a Gold Award within the ISPO 2018 Awards for the Páramo Velez Evolution.

“Take an old-school anorak and turn it into a jacket, add a bunch of new cool features, colours and fabric and – boom, you have an ISPO Gold Winner”

Per Edwardsson, Alewalds, ISPO Awards Jury 2018.

“Páramo never knowingly does anything by the book. By thinking outside the box the designers have always come up with fascinating garments that have become beloved by walkers and mountain leaders work over.”

Daniel Neilson, TGO Magazine.

“Having used many different membrane jackets for hill walking, I have to say this is by far the most versatile jacket that I have owned, with excellent venting options. It is expensive, but worth every penny!”

Vinnie Martin.

This is the first Páramo garment I have owned and to say I am impressed is a huge understatement. The breathability is out of this world and far exceeds all of the membrane-type jackets I have owned. There is minimum rustle and the pockets are easy to use, even with gloves on. The jacket feels really comfortable and the hood is good with or without a hat or helmet. I would highly recommend the Velez Hybrid Smock to anyone who needs a good performing outdoor jacket.

Chris Davey

The only thing I don't like about my Páramo jacket is I don't want to wear anything that isn't a Páramo jacket ever again! I've been up to my neck (well, knees) in snow in the Scottish Highlands in both my jacket and my windproof (separately) a number of times and know this kit is going to keep me in one piece. The venting options for when you're working hard are perfect and then you can lock everything down when it's time to stop or the weather comes in.

Nathan



In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Velez Evolution?

Your Velez Evolution Jacket has passed the Leeds University Rainroom Test, so you can wear it with confidence in heavy rain or in cold conditions throughout the year. Because the fabric system offers significant insulation, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in 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.


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 Organisation. 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.


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.


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
  cm in
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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