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.

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DARK GREYBLACKEMBOSSED MOSS
Average weight 481g

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

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

If you walk in all weathers, you’ll be familiar with the problem of quickly pulling on overtrousers when conditions worsen – only to remove them once the rain passes! Conventional waterproof trousers trap heat and sweat when you’re working hard and can be noisy and uncomfortable.

Cascada IIs are articulated, waterproof walking trousers you can wear comfortably all day in varying conditions. Directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric gives you dry next-to-skin comfort and weather protection. Extensive vents allow excellent temperature regulation when you’re working hard. No need for overtrousers!

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

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

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 Cascada II Trousers for all-day comfort …

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

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. 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 contoured shape for a weight-efficient, stylish 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


“Having acquired the Cascada II Trousers for general hill walking, I came across them on a hunt for a pair of trousers to wear on a week’s snow shoeing in Scandinavia. I was absolutely delighted by their performance in cold and dry conditions where they coped well with both the exertion of pulling a heavy expedition pulk up a mountain to setting up camp in the evening as the temperature rapidly fell to – 20°C. Well worth considering for snow sports.”

Mark Waring


“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 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 halves. 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 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 Cascada II Trousers?

Your Cascada II Trousers have been tested at the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least 4 hours of steady rain.

They are great for changeable conditions, as they are comfortable enough to wear all day. If it starts to rain you just carry on going, without stopping to put on overtrousers. The fabric system is highly breathable and directional, which, combined with leg side vents, means these trousers can be worn in warmer conditions than conventional “shell” overtrousers.

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

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 waist up to To fit leg length of
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XS 76 30 79 31
SS 81 32 74 29
S 81 32 79 31
SL 81 32 84 33
MS 86 34 74 29
M 86 34 79 31
ML 86 34 84 33
LS 91 36 74 29
L 91 36 79 31
LL 91 36 84 33
XLS 96 38 74 29
XL 96 38 79 31
XXL 101 40 79 31
XXXL 111 44 79 31

Páramo Men's 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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