Durable and well-vented directional waterproof trousers for walkers who want all-day comfort and weather protection without wearing overtrousers.

The Cascada II Trousers use the Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof fabric system for excellent weather protection. Generous leg ventilation provides easy temperature control. An articulated, contoured shape gives unrestricted movement.

WOMEN'S CASCADA II TROUSERS

RRP £155.00

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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 Cascada II Trousers are for serious walkers, outdoors for long periods in varying conditions.

If you enjoy walking, whatever the weather, you may be familiar with the age-old problem of needing to quickly pull on overtrousers as soon as conditions turn – only to take them off again once the rain has passed! Conventional waterproof trousers quickly trap heat and sweat when you’re working hard and can be noisy and uncomfortable.

The Cascada II Trousers are the solution: a pair of articulated, waterproof walking trousers that you can wear comfortably all day long in varying conditions. Directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric gives you dry, next-to-skin comfort and weather protection. Extensive vents allow for excellent temperature regulation when you’re working hard. No more need for overtrousers!


The Cascada II Trousers have a contoured shape, excellent leg ventilation and reinforced knee, thigh and seat areas.

  • Trim and feminine contoured shape with articulated fit for unrestricted movement.
  • Easy and rapid temperature adjustment provided by 3/4 length reversed side zips with internal poppered storm flaps.
  • Additional protection from double layer of Pump Liner in seat, thigh and knee areas.

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 Cascada II Trousers because of their all-day comfort …

The Cascada II Trousers combine the Nikwax Analogy Waterproof system a contoured fit for a lighter-weight, stylish trouser. The articulated shape gives unrestricted freedom of movement. An effective ventilation system with ¾ length side zips and a poppered internal storm flap enables effective temperature control during high energy activities even in wet weather. A double layer of Pump Liner in the seat, thigh and knee areas gives extra protection. So, expect all-day comfort without needing to stop and change according to the weather conditions.


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. 3/4 length reversed side zips with internal poppered storm baffles for easy and rapid temperature adjustment.
  2. Articulated knee and gusset areas for maximum freedom of movement.
  3. Trim-fit and feminine, contoured shape for a lighter weight, stylish-looking, all-day waterproof trouser.
  4. Double layer of Pump Liner in seat, thigh and knee areas for additional protection.
  5. Elasticised waistband with belt loops for a comfortable, adjustable fit.
  6. Two external hip pockets with reversed zip closure for handwarming and secure storage.
  7. Zip fly with popper.
  8. Ankle volume adjustment to suit different footwear and activities.


What users say...


The Best Outdoors Best Buy 2017“Breathability is excellent and the Cascadas are comfortable for wearing all day in a fairly wide range of temperatures. ★★★★★”

  comfort, fast wicking, waterproof, side zips, three leg lengths

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The Great Outdoors, Winter Trousers review, November 2017


“I bought a pair of these trousers last winter along with my Fell-walking buddy, as we were both fed up with the constant hassle of overtrousers. We first tested these trousers the following weekend in the Black Mountains on the worst day we could find on the forecast. After 6 hours of driving rain and wet snow on the ridge, we emerged with warm, dry, comfortable legs but damp, wet-necked and wet-cuffed top halfs. As we had worn conventional high quality mountain jackets. I have now gone out and brought a Páramo jacket for this winter. I am a complete convert - this technology has to be used to be believed. I now fear no weather that the British weather can send.”

C.M, Warwickshire


“The best trousers I've had for the Scottish weather - very comfortable, durable and hard wearing and keeping me dry in all weathers, while hillwalking, for 4 years. They unfortunately got torn after completion of my 1st Munro Round after Sgurr Alasdair (the highest peak on Skye) whilst coming down the Great Stone Chute, but otherwise I expect they would have lasted another year or two. I now have a second pair and expect they will be of the same quality as my first pair. I highly recommend them!”

Barry, Fife




In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Cascada II Trousers?

Your Cascada II Trousers have been tested to resist at least 4 hours of steady rain; therefore you can use them throughout the year in a temperate climate, and even at high altitude.

They are great for changeable conditions, because they are comfortable enough to wear all day. If it starts to rain heavily you can just carry on going, without having to stop and put on something else. The fabric system is highly breathable and directional, which combined with the thigh vents means these trousers can be worn in warmer conditions than conventional “shell” trousers.

However, because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, we recommend fast-drying Atca Trousers for hot, wet conditions.


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 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 waist up to To fit hips up to To fit leg length of
  cm in cm in cm in
XS 66 26 91 36 74 29
SS 71 28 96 38 69 27
S 71 28 96 38 74 29
SL 71 28 96 38 79 31
MS 76 30 101 40 69 27
M 76 30 101 40 74 29
ML 76 30 101 40 79 31
LS 81 32 106 42 69 27
L 81 32 106 42 74 29
LL 81 32 106 42 79 31
XL 86 34 111 44 74 29
XXL 96 38 121 48 74 29

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, for example a leg length measurement given here is for a person's leg length, not the actual leg length of the garment to reflect the fact that our garments are designed specifically for a number of different activities.

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