MEN’S VELEZ ADVENTURE SMOCK

$390.00

Weight .720 g
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Product Ethics

  • Produced in Colombia by MIQUELINA, a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • PFC*-free water repellent finish (*per and polyflourinated compounds)
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo

OVERVIEW

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.

Analogy Waterproof
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.

To understand the difference between directionality and breathability, you can read more here.

  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.

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.

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CODE DESCRIPTION S M L XL XXL
AHOOD LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO PEAK EDGE596060.561.562
BCENTRE BACK LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO HEM7880.5858993
CCENTRE FRONT LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO HEM5961656973
DHALF ARMHOLE24.526.52932.534
EOVER ARM SLEEVE LENGTH - NECK SEAM TO CUFF EDGE82.582.58384.585.5
FUNDER ARM SLEEVE LENGTH6060.561.563.565
GHALF CHEST65.567.571.575.579.5
HHALF HEM58.560.564.568.572.5
TO FIT CHEST UP TO97101109117125
*measurements in cm

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.

How do I look after my Páramo clothing?

Always wash this garment with Nikwax Tech Wash® to remove dirt and revive the water-repellency. If, even after washing, the garment outer absorbs water, it is time to reproof with Nikwax TX.Direct®. If you very heavily soil your garment, for example with tar or oil, you can have it dry cleaned. It will then need to be washed with Tech Wash and reproofed with TX.Direct.

Tech Wash The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance cleaner for wet weather clothing and equipment.
Cleans effectively, reviving breathability and water repellency.

TX.Direct Wash-In The No.1 easy to use, safe, high performance wash in waterproofing for wet weather clothing.Adds Durable Water Repellency and revives breathability – in a washing machine.

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. Find out more here.

 

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.

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.

 

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.