Highly technical, durable and directional waterproof jacket for women who do a variety of high mountain activities such as climbing or mountaineering.

The Ventura uses the Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric system for excellent weather protection, generous ventilation for temperature control, and a technical design for great functionality.

WOMEN'S VENTURA JACKET

RRP £375.00

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Average weight 812g

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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 Organisation. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Ventura Jacket is for high mountain enthusiasts or professionals, outdoors for long periods in varying conditions.

High mountain activities such as climbing, alpinism and snow sports involve moving with exertion across a range of environments for long periods. To remain comfortable, you need efficient moisture and temperature control to minimise changes on the mountain, freedom of movement and good functionality.

The directional Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric gives dry comfort, with stretch panels for unrestricted movement. It offers excellent temperature control and a helmet- and harness-compatible design.


The Ventura Jacket has an athletic fit, great ventilation and technical features

  • Minimal excess fabric and a streamlined design in an athletic fit
  • Excellent temperature control thanks to effective ventilation
  • High mountain functionality provided by a helmet- and harness-friendly design and a great choice of pockets

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 Ventura Jacket because of its moisture and temperature control and technical design...

The athletic fit Ventura Jacket uses the Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof System with stretch panels for unrestricted freedom of movement. An effective ventilation system minimises water ingress enables effective temperature control during high energy activities in wet weather. A helmet- and harness compatible design and useful pockets provide optimum performance without distractions on the mountain.


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. Well-placed front of arm vents for effective temperature control without water ingress.
  2. Low-bulk athletic fit with stretch panels in shoulders, sleeves and sides for freedom of movement.
  3. 180° shoulder/ arm articulation gives easy movement and prevents jacket riding up.
  4. Rucksack, harness and single-gloved-hand compatible design.
  5. Uniquely shaped, helmet-friendly hood accommodates long hair. Large peak offers vertical and horizontal adjustment to optimise vision even if wearing glasses or goggles.
  6. Six practical pockets:
    • secure ‘fast access’ chest pocket
    • large external map pocket
    • secure internal chest pocket
    • two zipped high level handwarming pockets
    • ski pass pocket on left upper arm.
  7. Embedded cords, locks and Eco Freemagic cuff closure improve water/ snow shedding.
  8. Two-way off-set front zip with internal storm flap for comfort around the mouth. Locking zip-pulls throughout give maximum security.


What users say...


“I’m very considered about the kit that I take on expeditions with me. It needs to be multi-purpose, which is why I choose Páramo. The Ventura Waterproof Jacket fits the bill perfectly.

I took it to the Pyrenees in early March. The weather forecast was changeable. The beauty of the Ventura is that it’s not only waterproof but windproof and insulated to deal with lower temperatures, and has many venting options so if the mercury starts to rise when you’re on the move you can vent the heat straight out and carry on climbing.

Pockets are very important too. As an Expedition Guide, I like to have kit to hand but not overfill pockets, so prefer a jacket with options. The Ventura certainly has options! Whether working in the UK with maps and compasses or overseas with radios, cameras, gloves and snacks, I have a multitude of well thought-out pockets.

With a female-formed shape, the jacket has no excess bulk but still has a little freedom for air to circulate.

An all round great jacket that is a firm favourite in my expedition wardrobe. ”


Jo Bradshaw, expedition leader and outdoor instructor


“The Ventura is my go-to jacket for the season. Icy winds and the prospect of freezing on chairlifts? Think I’ll take the Ventura because of its warmth and waterproofing – and a hood that fits properly over a helmet and high zip so, with goggles on, there’s little exposed to the elements. Bluebird spring day for ski touring? No brainer. It’s got to be the Ventura because of the fabric’s breathability and the excellent ventilation – also, the freedom of movement without the crackling of Gore-Tex.”
Elaine Deed, Editor of Style Altitude, stylealtitude.com


Wanderlust Allrounder warm“As a multi-purpose jacket for high mountain activities it’s super – I can’t wait to wear it for winter mountain walking as well as skiing.

In a line: Great multi purpose jacket for all sorts of high mountain activities.”

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The Nikwax Analogy® Fabric System

“Páramo saves the day! Whilst doing Nordic ski training in Norway during April I fell through the ice up to my chest. Struggling to get out, I fell back in again. I was 2 hours from the nearest hut on a plateau and soaking wet in icy winds. I was genuinely worried but was of course wearing my Páramo kit. By the time we skied to the hut 2½ hours later I was dry and warm…I was totally impressed. Nice one Páramo!”

Richard Harpham, Big 5 Kayak



In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Ventura Jacket?

Your Ventura Jacket has been tested to resist at least 4 hours of continuous heavy rain; so you can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions or at high altitude. Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in hot conditions. In that case, we recommend a Nikwax Windproof such as the Ventura 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 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, 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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XXS 81 32
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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