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.


RRP £180.00





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Average weight 481g

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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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 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.

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® 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 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 Cascada Trousers are awesome and are hard to beat for keeping you warm and dry in the winter.''

Lindsay Barrie

''Brilliant for walking the Camino during February and March. Proved their worth when caught in a storm which drenched us over a couple of hours and was bitterly cold. While damp, I remained warm and they probably saved me from hypothermia. And they dried out very quickly. Also worked when sunny with the excellent venting and only got a bit warm if the temp went over 20 degrees Celsius.''


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


The Great Outdoors, Winter Trousers review

“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 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 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 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 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.

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 leg length of
  cm in cm in
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
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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