The Paramo Velez Adventure Light Mens' Smock provides all the multi-activity features you require, whatever your activity and whatever the climate.
Freedom of movement is key for the Velez, and using innovative Nikwax Analogy Light fabric that gives full Directional waterproof and windproof performance, as well as fully articulated shoulders and elbows, this jacket should feel like a second skin.
Designed with great attention to detail, the Velez comprises a cropped front, drop tail and high collar design- all allowing maximum protection. All the features are adjustable to prevent any rain, snow of sleet entering the jacket- and you also get a tailored fit.
Other details include the rollaway hood, bite tabs and various pockets- all designed to keep you and your essentials dry and warm, so wether you're reaching for a snack or a photo snap,or even a map- you can be assured that it's just a zip away from you.
Fabulous light weight kit!, 02 April 2013
By boudreaux (cheltenham)
I've had one of these smocks for about 15 months now and I've used it in just about every kind of weather you could imagine. The smock feels very light and the fabric is soft & rustle free. The smock has a large chest pocket which will take an OS map.The hood is large, adjustable & can be rolled away if not needed (something to consider for mountain biking for which this is ideally suited). Ventilation is acheived via the half front zip and the side zips (You also gain access to the very handy inner hand warmer pocket via the side zips) - a good thing as this is a warm piece of kit! I think it's most useful on cool/cold days, I've been out in blizzards this winter with just a microfleece on and the smock has performed exceptionally well with a high degree of windproofing. Waterproofing is also extremely good with no leakage so far even in hideous Lakeland rain! I'd recommend this as a piece of kit that you wear from the start of an activity, the venting should allow you to remain comfortable all day. As with all Paramo kit if you look after it as per the care instructions it will look after you!
Paramo Men's Velez Adventure Light Smock, 01 February 2013
By Craggy Don (Manchester)
A fantastic mountain jacket for all but the most severe of winter conditions when a heavier jacket may be better.
Worn mine in torrential rain, summit gales, surprise blizzards and think this is my favourite piece of gear. Light as a feather and toasty warm with only a light base layer beneath, love it!
room for improvement, 28 December 2012
By Happy hiker
I run very hot and this smock certainly breathes better then my breathable gortex jacket , it is also warmer then my gortex jacket so I dont need a mid layer on the cold windy days! If you are getting hot then the large ventilation zips at the side and on the chest work great at letting the heat out and air in! The fabrick is very nice it lets you move around easily and there is no rustling noise, I had to have a larger size then I would normally as the sleeves seem to be a bit shorter then normal, As the smock is very warm I will only be using it in the colder seasons!
On my first outing a 5hr hike across dartmoor in horizontal rain and strong winds which diddnt let up the smock held up well for the first hour then I started getting damp in places then very wet, I thought i had made the wroung choice in purchasing this smock I had never been soaked threw in my gortex jacket before! However on this day my companion who was wearing a goretex jacket was also soaked threw. The difference was that I was still warm and he was cold. We stopped for lunch and I was still warm where he was now getting colder and had to put on a mid layer! I just think that day nothing would have stopped the water coming threw if it is also breathable!
After more outings in the rain still heavy rain but not horizontal the smock has performed very well indeed keeping me dry! The water has just beaded and rolled off the fabric and I have kept warm even when stopping for lunch and not having to put on a mid layer.
The pocket across the front is so handy and does not get obstructed by the straps on my back pack, However the internal pockets although a great size aren't so easy to access especially with gloves on! The hood is a good fitt even with a wooly hat on. and it doesn't make a rustle sound when you turn your head and it seems quieter in the wind.
I was apprehensive when I first bought the smock, and slightly dissapointed on my first outing with getting so wet, but also happy that i was still warm!
Since then the smock has performed great keeping me dry and warm still on very wet days! I no longer suffer from sweaty damp areas as i do in my goretex jacket!
This size chart should act as a guide only.
Men's and Unisex Size Chart
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