A directional waterproof jacket with adaptable temperature control for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in higher altitudes and/or latitudes. The Velez Evolution uses the Nikwax Analogy® waterproof system. It combines two full-length two-way zips and forwards facing arm vents to keep your temperature regulated with carefully designed articulation to provide ease of movement throughout all conditions.
If you enjoy activities such as mountaineering, mountain walking, backpacking, trekking and ski-touring you need a versatile jacket that keeps you dry during activity and in adverse weather conditions. The Velez Evolution delivers full winter weather protection and mountain performance. However, the extensive and innovative ventilation options can be adjusted to extend the wear well beyond these winter months.
The Velez Evolution has extensive and innovative ventilation, a helmet compatible hood, internal back reinforcement for use with a large pack and an articulated fit.
Full length two way twin front zips and forward facing arm vents for adaptable core ventilation
Carefully designed articulation that allows complete freedom of movement and virtually no hem lift when reaching
Rucksack, harness, helmet and glove friendly through ingenious design and componentry
Fit Tip: The Paramo Velez Evolution Hybrid smocks are standard fitting. We recommend to size up if you are close to the next size up: In doubt, best to go up to the next larger size than the size chart suggests.
The outdoor industry awards presented Páramo with a Gold Award within the ISPO 2018 Awards for the Páramo Velez Evolution. “Take an old-school anorak and turn it into a jacket, add a bunch of new cool features, colours and fabric and – boom, you have an ISPO Gold Winner.” ISPO Awards Jury 2018.
“Páramo never knowingly does anything by the book. By thinking outside the box the designers have always come up with fascinating garments that have become beloved by walkers and mountain leaders work over.” TGO Magazine.
“Having used many different membrane jackets for hill walking, I have to say this is by far the most versatile jacket that I have owned, with excellent venting options. It is expensive, but worth every penny!”
"This is the first Páramo garment I have owned and to say I am impressed is a huge understatement. The breathability is out of this world and far exceeds all of the membrane-type jackets I have owned. There is minimum rustle and the pockets are easy to use, even with gloves on. The jacket feels really comfortable and the hood is good with or without a hat or helmet. I would highly recommend the Velez Hybrid Smock to anyone who needs a good performing outdoor jacket."
"The only thing I don't like about my Páramo jacket is I don't want to wear anything that isn't a Páramo jacket ever again! I've been up to my neck (well, knees) in snow in the Scottish Highlands in both my jacket and my windproof (separately) a number of times and know this kit is going to keep me in one piece. The venting options for when you're working hard are perfect and then you can lock everything down when it's time to stop or the weather comes in."
Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric
Twin zip design and forward facing arm vents offer excellent ventilation options for optimum temperature control
Large “dry” zipped drop pocket and an external twin zipped tunnel hand warming pocket.
Excellent field of vision and protection provided by a fully adjustable, securable helmet compatible hood.
Fully articulated shoulders and elbows with stretch articulation panels allow maximum freedom of movement.
Easy push up sleves with bite tab closure for adjustment on the go.
Scooped tail with elasticated adjustable hem for improved lower back protection.
Pack and harness compatible.
11 Reflective flashes positioned around the jacket to present an outline when illuminated.
Weight - 720 g / 25.4 oz
Watch this short video to know more about the features and benefits of the Velez Evolution Hybrid Smock
Your Velez Evolution Jacket has passed the Leeds University Rainroom Test, so you can wear it with confidence in heavy rain or in cold conditions throughout the year. Because the fabric system offers significant insulation, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in very hot conditions.
Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional. This 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.
Watch this short video to know more about the features and benefits of the Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric
Regularly wash your Páramo waterproof garments with Nikwax Tech Wash® to remove dirt and revive its water repellency. If, after washing, the outer fabric absorbs water (it does not run off in beads) it is time to reproof your garment with Nikwax TX.Direct®.
Simple repairs can be done with a needle and thread, without compromising waterproof performance. However, if you seriously damage a garment, Páramo's customer service team can provide you with a quote for having it professionally repaired.
Páramo waterproof garments, maintained correctly with Nikwax, will outperform membrane and coating-based waterproof systems. The durable fabrics and high quality components used in Páramo's 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 Páramo's workshop at a reasonable cost.
PFC* free water repellent finish (*per and polyfluorinated compounds) - Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in its finishing or aftercare processes.
Páramo have pioneered treatment processes for its garments which enables us to take untreated fabrics and add Nikwax Aftercare, not reliant on fluorocarbons, to enhance the movement of water to where it is most beneficial. Studies show that fluorocarbons of all kinds persist in the environment and are damaging to human health. Nikwax aftercare 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.
Fully recyclable through Páramo.
Produced in Bogotá, Colombia by MIQUELINA Foundation, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Guaranteed Fair Trade. Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina 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 Organization.
There are 4 reviews with an average rating of 5.00
Wanted to update an old Paramo smock. This has an amazing amount of venting, fabric has a smooth, nice feel. Very functional - warm when you want it to be, cool when you want to vent. Longer in the body which suits me and arms are a good length (I'm 6'4" so arms are often too short). Great price and service from Jacksons too.
Please remember that, for technical reasons, there can be slight differences in the size of different types of clothing.
Páramo® Measurements are body measurements. not garment measurements.
All Páramo® garments will fit more generously than non-active wear because Páramo® pattern and grade all garments for active use: reaching. bending. stretching.
All Páramo® garments use metric measurements
NOTE : If you need some advice or not sure on sizing. please talk to one of our Live Chat advisors. email us on Sales@Jackson-Sports.com or contact us on +44 (0)2890 238572
PÁRAMO SIZING GUIDE
Páramo® 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.
Páramo® measurements in the chart relate to body rather than garment measurements – thus, 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 Páramo® garments are designed specifically for active use.
Páramo® Easy Fit - More generous fit – for example, Velez Adventure smock & Velez Light smock. If you are close to the next size down, best to go down to the smaller size
Páramo® Athletic Fit - Fits closely to body contours – for example, Alta jacket, Velez jacket, Helki jacket, Mirada jacket, Velez Hybrid smock & Enduro models. If you are close to the next size up, best to go up to the larger size