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A durable, high performance and comfortable directional waterproof smock for use during high energy multi-activities in cold and wet conditions.

The Velez Adventure Smock uses Nikwax® Analogy® Waterproof fabric for superior weather protection and sweat management, combined with two-way twin zips and forward facing arm vents for good temperature control.


RRP £280.00





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Average weight 720g

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 Smock is ideal for people who enjoy backpacking, cycling, climbing and snow sports.

To enjoy the above in cold, wet weather, you need robust and reliable clothing that offers protection from the elements, removes perspiration, and manages your temperature so you don’t overheat.

Combining clever fabric and functional features, including our renowned twin zip design that allows a backpack to be worn without compromising ventilation, this tough and efficient smock provides optimum comfort, warmth and cooling.

The Velez Adventure Smock has excellent ventilation, a fully adjustable hood and practical pocketing.

  • Temperature regulation when working hard is provided by two-way twin front zips with inner, poppered baffles for maximum venting even on the move, and upper arm vents.
  • Field of vision and extra weather protection is assured by the fully adjustable, stowable ‘halo’ hood with wired peak.
  • Secure pocketing allows for storage of OS maps, compass and valuables, and handwarming when needed.

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 Smock for weather protection, sweat management and temperature control combined with optimum functionality.

Nikwax Analogy Pump Liner mimics the action of animal fur - pushing liquid water outwards to protect you from rain, condensation and perspiration, whilst protecting your insulation. This is combined with a Directional microfibre outer to deflect wind and rain.

Excellent venting capabilities allow use of the smock across a range of operating temperatures, conditions and activities, even whilst wearing a rucksack.

Practical features, including a fully adjustable stowable hood, well-placed reflective flashes, and double layer lining at the lower and upper back and shoulders, ensure further protection and comfort - from backpacking to snow sports.

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. Two-way twin front zips with inner, poppered baffles, and upper arm vents, allow venting for maximum temperature control - even on the move.
  2. Double-layer lining at the lower and upper back, and shoulders, provides comfort for technical rucksack use.
  3. Fully adjustable roll-away ‘halo’ hood with wired peak provides excellent field of vision and protection.
  4. Fully articulated shoulders and elbows, and a cropped front, ensure maximum freedom of movement.
  5. One large ‘dry’ zipped chest pocket and one inner ‘dry’ zipped pocket for storage of OS maps, compass and snacks. A small secure pocket within the chest pocket can store essential items.
  6. Reflective flashes on the front and back of the hood, cuffs, and on the front and back chest seams give maximum visibility.
  7. Drop tail with hem draw-cord protects the lower back.
  8. Hook and loop cuffs with BiteTab closure provide easy adjustment and push up function.

What users say...

"I purchased my Velez Smock over 20 years ago and it still remains waterproof to this day (frequently rewashed and proofed with Nikwax products) The only fault I have found is that now after 21 years, the velcro tabs on the sleeves need replacing. Excellent value for money purchase and mine is the old one with the detachable hood, which makes it perfect for Walking/Hiking and mountain biking. I am currently using it to keep me warm and dry as a National Standards Bikeability Instructor!"


“I required a jacket to go on an outward bounds course and I wanted a quality product. I decided to buy a Páramo Velez Adventure Smock and the jacket did not disappoint. The smock is as good today as the day I purchased it. The zips, fastenings and detachable hood have never failed, the jacket is washed regularly and re-Nixwaxed, and it maintains its waterproof nature. The smock has been everywhere from the peaks of the Lake District, to the coasts of Northumbria, the Welsh coast line, the wilds of west Cumbria, school trips and even, in 2012, a winter in New York City. Generally, though, it can be found getting most use in the woods and hills of the south lakes. The smock is so versatile, you can wear it to the pub, sledging with the kids, and walking in the hills. It can be rolled up and stuffed in a rucksack, used as a seat pad or even a camping pillow. I don’t go anywhere without it!”


''I have owned my Páramo Velez Adventure Smock for over 10 years now and it offers continued excellent water proofing that keeps the rain at bay on my walk in to a camp and great wind resistance when photographing from the camp itself. It is imperative that I don’t get wet beyond my outer layer as I will be living in the minimal clothes that I have with me for over 24 hours. The hood is a perfect design, offering amazing protection from the elements and is also comfy to sleep in. It really is my go to jacket for any wild camping trip as I know it will keep me warm and dry and I can throw it on when needed and not feel like I need to take it off unless it gets really hot.''

Paul Allen

''This year is my 10th year with my Velez Adventure Smock and I still love it. It is still the most reliable waterproof coat I have owned that keeps me dry in all conditions, all year round. Jackets with membranes that I have bought for work have come and gone in that time, but the Velez has been reliable week in, week out.''

Nick Davis

''For cooler weather I always carry the Velez Adventure Smock, and in winter it's the jacket I take in preference over my older, but still perfectly good down jacket from Rab. Not because that one has any faults, but because the Velez is a fraction of the bulk, it feels much less cumbersome and more agile. It's just as warm, as well as being waterproof, and it's proven itself by remaining so even when hiking full days in soaking rain. And the cut is just right - low at the back for providing added protection/warmth, slightly shorter at the front. At a little over 700g it's not exactly light, but it's certainly no heavier than carrying an insulating jacket of similar warmth along with a dependable waterproof.''

Rudolf Abraham

''I have owned many jackets but none of them have had the longevity of my Páramo Velez Smock. Every season I keep telling myself, “this year I will need to replace it.” The original purchase price was £180 and I have owned the jacket for 19 Years, which equates to £9:50 a Year which is tremendous value for money. The smock is so versatile, you can wear to the pub, sledging with the kids, walking in the hills, it is as comfortable to wear in the summer as in the depth of winter. It can be rolled up and stuffed in a rucksack, used as a seat pad or even a camping pillow. I do not go anywhere without it! ''

Jonathan Shepherd

“I bought my Velez Adventure Smock 2 years ago and it has been my best outdoor kit purchase to date. It's survived heavy wind and rain in the Lake District, Wales and Dartmoor and I couldn't have been happier. Since I changed to Paramo I won't be going back to hardshell coats!”

Andrew Harbey, Buckinghamshire

“WOW! After years of wearing GORETEX, members of Dartmoor Search and Rescue team assured me Páramo was better. I took the plunge and purchased a Velez Adventure Smock. The first outing was to undertake the Dartmoor Perambulation, 84 km in two days. We had driving rain, wind and snow.This jacket is FANTASTIC, I cannot recommend it enough. On the few times it did stop raining the side vent zips could be opened if you felt you were getting warm. Thank you Páramo!”

Dave Bradfield, DEVON

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 weather conditions can I use my Velez Adventure Smock?

The Velez Adventure Smock has been rigorously tested in the Leeds University Rain Room to resist at least four hours of heavy rain, which is approximately five times the intensity of normal heavy rain in the UK.

Because the fabric system offers significant insulation when the ventilation zips are closed, this is not the best garment to use in warm conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax® Windproof combined with a Parameta® T+ baselayer, for optimum 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.

A → 59 60 60.5 61.5 62
B → 78 80.5 85 89 93
C → 59 61 65 69 73
D → 24.5 26.5 29 32.5 34
E → 82.5 82.5 83 84.5 85.5
F → 60 60.5 61.5 63.5 65
G → 65.5 67.5 71.5 75.5 79.5
H → 58.5 60.5 64.5 68.5 72.5
TO FIT CHEST UP TO 97 101 109 117 125
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