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Paramo Velez Adventure Light Smock - Women's

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

The Velez Adventure Light Smock utilises Nikwax Analogy® Light, our lightweight fabric that still gives Full Directional waterproof performance and all the other advantages of Nikwax Analogy® but in a lighter package - excellent for summer use or for travelling light.

The Velez Adventure Light Smock offers the features of the best-selling Velez - the front twin zips allow excellent ventilation and temperature control while the large front pocket is very practical for carrying maps and guides, photographic lenses or snacks and other requisites.

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

Fit Tip: The Paramo Velez Adventure Light smocks have looser fitting. We recommend to size down if you are close to the next size down: In doubt, best to go down to the next smaller size than the size chart suggests.

Review: ''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

Review ''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

Review: ''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

Review: “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

Features:

  • The Velez Adventure Light Smock is for active women who wish to travel light .
    • Feminine fit and styling.
    • 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.
    • 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 find out more about the benefits and features of the Nikwax Analogy Garments:

Technical Features:

  • Nikwax Analogy Light fabric gives a 20% weight saving compared to standard Nikwax Analogy fabric while offering the same unrivalled protection and moisture control.
  • Excellent field of vision and protection provided by fixed hood – fully adjustable, wired and roll-away.
  • Fully articulated shoulders and elbows for maximum freedom of movement and optimum fit.
  • Two-way twin reversed zip design with inner, poppered baffles for maximum temperature control.
  • Cropped front for maximum freedom of movement.
  • Drop tail for maximum protection with draw-cord.
  • High collar with central, single-hand adjustment to prevent wind, rain and snow entering the neck area.
  • Reflective piping (front and back) for maximum visibility.
  • Easy adjust velcro cuffs, cuffs can be rolled up for temperature control.
  • Double-layer lining either side of spine and on shoulders, for technical rucksack use.
  • Single hand adjustment throughout.
  •  Nikwax Analogy Light fabric performance guaranteed.
  • 2 Pockets:
    • Large ‘dry’ zipped front pocket for OS maps, snacks, compass, etc.
    • Inner ‘dry’, zipped pocket for storage and hand-warming – fits OS map.
  • Average weight: 575g  /  20.28oz

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Velez Adventure Light Smock?

  • The Velez Adventure Light Smock has been tested to resist at least 4 hours of intense rain; so you can use it throughout the year in cold or wet conditions.
  • Because the fabric system offers significant insulation, this is not the best garment to deal with heavy showers in very hot conditions. In that case we would recommend a Nikwax Windproof, perhaps combined with one of our Parameta T+ baselayers, to optimise breathability and cooling.

How do I care for my Páramo waterproof?​

  • Regularly wash it 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®.
  • If your waterproof picks up a contamination which cannot be removed in a normal wash, Páramo can professionally wash and reproof it for you.

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!

Ethics & Environment:

  • Páramo clothing does not rely on hazardous fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in its finishing or aftercare processes.
  • 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.
  • This garment is made in Colombia by the charitable Miquelina Foundation. It is member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.
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