A lightweight and very versatile waterproof, ideal for very active men who want to travel fast and light in a variety of outdoor conditions.

The smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric to give weather protection and perspiration removal in a lightweight package, with great venting and accessible pockets.


RRP £250.00





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Average weight 584g

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 Adventure Light Smock is for active men who wish to travel light

If you enjoy mountain walking, cycling, climbing and more, you need a versatile waterproof suitable for all these. Good wind and rain protection and something to keep you warm is essential. However, you also need to keep cool when working hard.

This smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric to give full directional waterproof performance and perspiration removal in a lightweight package. Innovative temperature control options and practical pockets are built into this weight-efficient garment.

The Velez Adventure Light Smock is lightweight but protective, with generous ventilation options and very practical pocketing.

  • Nikwax Analogy® Light fabric gives a 20% weight saving compared to standard Nikwax Analogy® while offering the same unrivalled protection and moisture control.
  • The twin zip vents offer quick temperature regulation on the move.
  • Easily accessible storage is from generous, well-placed pockets, designed for maps, guides, photo accessories, snacks and other essentials.

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 the Velez Adventure Light Smock for weather protection, versatility and packability…

The Smock uses Nikwax Analogy® Light for high performance weather protection and moisture management with minimal weight. It offers excellent ventilation and temperature control while the large front pocket is practical for carrying essentials.

So expect outstanding resistance to rain and condensation removal, huge versatility in temperature control, and an excellent performance to weight ratio.

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. Twin front vents with two-way zips and inner, poppered storm flaps provide maximum temperature control.
  2. Large zipped OS map-sized chest pocket.
  3. Inner zipped pocket for storage and hand-warming – also fits an OS map.
  4. Excellent field of vision and protection provided by fully adjustable, roll-away hood with wired peak.
  5. Fully articulated shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement and optimum fit.
  6. Scooped tail with draw-cord for maximum back protection.
  7. Easy adjust cuffs, so sleeves can be rolled or pushed up for temperature control.
  8. Reflective piping (front and back) for visibility.

What users say...

''I bought the Velez adventure light smock as my go to jacket for my cycle to work. I am amazed how it keeps me dry in horrendous conditions. The hood is roomy enough to fit over my bike helmet and the side venting zips can be used when on the move. My upper body stays dry and warm, so just need to replace my gortex waterproof trousers with paramo.''

Kevin Bastow

''My day to day jacket is a Velez Adventure light smock, I chose a smock because of the large chest pouch which is perfect for quick access to the bits and bobs I need. The Velez, combined with a variety of different layers, keeps me warm and dry through much of the year. In warm weather I keep it in my bag just in case it rains or to slip on if temperatures drop as the sun goes down. In winter I wear it over a base layer for walking while the activity helps keep me warm''

Justin Minns

''I suppose, when venturing into the hills for climbing/mountaineering/walking, a lighter jacket is handy, but when out to a timetable, where I am at the mercy of the elements, the preference slips towards … The Páramo Velez Adventure Light Smock. The reason is quite simple, there are pockets for a hat, head torch, treats, gloves (if remembered), it is breathable when the weather gods are kind, it is waterproof when they are not, it is windproof, and it’s just one jacket for all seasons (apart from warm weather), which works fine for me.''

Gavin Findlay

''One trick I learned early on is that Páramo is, in effect, 2 layers in one, which does reduce bulk when moving. Add a synthetic belay jacket/gilet for stops, a softshell when milder, or a lightweight duvet when very cold. Easy moving, excellent breathability and venting options.''

Gavin Findlay

''I have had the previous Velez Adventure Light Smock since it was released. Before I retired I worked in Wales, Lakes, Scotland and the Alps. It was a great friend. My wife often called me Páramo Man as virtually everything I had on was Páramo! The Velez was always the first outer layer I picked up for almost any outdoor sport, climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, sea kayaking and cycling. For sailing I would use my old heavier Páramo smock. Having now replaced the Velez with slightly updated model I am equally as pleased with it. Lots more years now of retired fun.''


''I have had my Velez Adventure Light Smock for around ten years now and it is still as waterproof and breathable as when new. I do a lot of mountain climbing and scrambling routes in the Lake District , Snowdonia ,The Scottish Highlands etc. and it is always my preferred jacket , coping with anything the elements can throw at it . Nothing else comes close.''

Mick Gordon

"Whether hiking or dog walking, this smock has become one of my absolute favourite garments! It wears like a light fleece pullover and, worn over a Cambia T-shirt, is the perfect clothing combination for a carefree day outdoors. In cooler weather I wear a Grid Technic Baselayer underneath it and when it gets really cold I add a Torres Medio Gilet on top of the smock.

Top weather protection (without the usual disadvantages) with a weight one could only dream of. I went out on vacation in all weather conditions - including a full day boat trip - with just these four garments and felt I could go anywhere and do anything!"

Norbert Gebhardt, Firma Sport-Gebhardt, Bad Sobernheim, Germany

“I decided it was time for a new waterproof jacket. I had used Buffalo Pertex jackets in the past and Goretex jackets, but was persuaded by my local shop staff to try the Páramo Velez Adventure Light Smock. Although sceptical of its water resistance and warmth, I took the plunge and bought it. Next day went to Wales for a 5 hour hill walk in probably the worst rain I'd walked in and was very surprised at how warm I was and how dry I felt. I only had a base layer Tshirt under it. I expected to feel cold and much wetter, and even carried a spare jacket and fleece just in case, but they were not needed. Definitely recommend this and will be saving up for the trousers.”

M.B, Denbighshire

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 my Velez Adventure Light Smock?

Your Smock has been tested in the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least 4 hours of heavy rain at approximately five times the intensity of normal UK rainfall and you can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.

Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to use in hot conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax® Windproof combined with a Parameta® T+ baselayer, to optimise breathability and cooling. For full weather protection, swap the baselayer for a Nikwax® Fleece.

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 chest up to
  cm in
S 97 38
M 101 40
L 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

Páramo Men's EASY FIT Size GuideGarments 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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