A lightweight, high performance and comfortable directional waterproof jacket for high energy outdoor activities in temperate climates.

The Velez Jacket is constructed from standard and lightweight Nikwax Analogy® fabrics zoned for lightweight, hard-wearing weather protection and excellent moisture management.

MEN'S VELEZ JACKET

RRP £300.00

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Average weight 605g

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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 Velez Jacket is an ideal piece for active outdoor enthusiasts.

If you enjoy mountain walking, cycling, climbing and backpacking, you need a jacket that will keep you dry in the rain and stop overheating whilst you are working hard.

The clever ventilation and functional design, combined with Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric, provides optimum comfort, excellent weather protection, warmth and cooling in one efficient jacket.


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

  • Temperature regulation is provided by two dual phase chest pockets and forward facing upper arm vents combined with a lightweight mesh lining.
  • Field of vision and weather protection is assured by the fully adjustable, helmet compatible, wire peaked “halo” hood.
  • Secure pocketing allows you to keep maps and valuables safe without impeding the use of packs or harnesses.

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 Jacket for intense activities in warmer temperatures...

The lining used throughout the jacket minimises the still air trapped between the layers of fabric allowing use across a wide range of operating temperatures and conditions. Further cooling options are provided by forward facing arm and large dual phase torso vents, a two-way front YKK zip, and sleeves designed to expose the forearms if additional cooling if required.

Designed for activities where cooling and condensation removal are as important as weather protection, it has mesh reinforced shoulder and back panels, allowing the user to carry a pack without risk of water ingress in wet weather.

Practical features, including a fully adjustable wire peaked halo hood, glove-friendly zips and secure storage, ensure protection and functionality.


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. Nikwax Analogy Waterproof system keeps the wearer dry, and mesh pump liner allows more airflow around the jacket
  2. Two large “dual phase” secure chest pockets also work as vents:
    • Torso pocket/vent is accessed via an outer zip
    • OS map-sized chest pockets are accessed via inner zips. The right hand pocket has a secondary zipped internal pocket for small valuables.
  3. Forward facing, mesh-lined arm vents with locking YKK zips for quick ventilation
  4. Helmet compatible wire-peaked ‘halo’ hood provides excellent field of vision and one-handed adjustment
  5. The hood can be rolled away securely using a hook and loop tab on the rear of the hood and passing it through the hanging loop of the jacket.
  6. Reflective flashes placed around the jacket provide a body outline allowing clear visibility of the wearer in poor conditions.
  7. Design is harness, pack and helmet compatible; all adjusters operate with a single gloved hand for quick and precise adjustment.
  8. Scooped hem with draw-cord adjustment allows for close fit when weather protection is needed


What users say...


“I spend a lot of time climbing whilst wearing the Men’s Velez Jacket, and I am impressed by how breathable it is. It's lightweight so I can carry it for use when the weather is changeable, and on stormy, wet days, it's an invaluable layer that consistently keeps me dry.”

Paul Williams, Wildlife photographer


“The Velez Jacket is probably the most impressive jacket I have ever owned and looking back the best item I took to South America. Having served its purpose admirably at altitude in Peru, it provided me no further headaches while scampering around hotter climates. Upon my return to wetter and chillier climes in the Isle of Man, I happily went about wearing the same jacket in all conditions, not once getting wet or feeling cold. To think this was the same jacket that kept me dry and allowed me to hike up hills in temperatures 20°C warmer without melting into a puddle boggles my mind.”

Juan McGuinness


The Great Outdoor Award 2017“Páramo’s Velez Jacket fitted all the criteria with a rigorous focus on recyclability, ethical manufacture and eliminating pollutants. The company-wide, long term ideals, combined with the qualities of this specific product, make it a clear winner.”

The Great Outdoors 2017


“Páramo uses a unique fabric that ensure far greater breathability and better condensation management that other fabrics and the result is more comfort, particularly on cold and wet days. The Velez is designed for year-round use in a range of activities, including cycling, climbing and backpacking, so it has a short body length with excellent sleeve movement for scrambing. The hood fit and movement is outstanding, while a wired peak allows clear vision. It works well on the hill.”

Trail magazine. October 2017


Mpora Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17“The Velez is one of the most versatile jackets we’ve tested…the perfect multi-activity jacket.”

Mpora. Outdoor 100 Winter 2016/17

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“I’ve worn various Paramo jackets over the years and this is my favourite. The balance between using the Analogy and Analogy Light material is good as it saves weight. The design is good too - the cut longer and less boxy than Páramo jackets of a few years ago. I like the pockets and some thought has gone into them. The hood is the usual Páramo high standard. I think this jacket is a winner and would happily recommend it.”

Mark Waring, long distance walker


“The Velez Jacket is a great all around jacket, I used it to climb Mont Blanc via the Brouillard ridge through brutally rough chimneys and on a 14 days canoe trip in the remote wilderness of Rogen in Sweden where it rained almost everyday. It does not have a scratch nor was I ever sweaty nor wet, simply better than anything if tried so far. Great durability, Breathability, Waterproofness and Comfort. Once you put it on, you simply never take it off”

David Bacci, Mountaineer, Italy, davidbacci.exposure.co



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 Jacket?

Your Velez Jacket 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.

The system provides the insulation you require when working hard throughout the year. In warmer conditions we would recommend a Nikwax Windproof, combined with one of our Parameta® T or T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling.


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 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.


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.


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.


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S 97 38
M 101 40
L 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

Páramo Men's ATHLETIC 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.

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