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New from Paramo: Lightweight Analogy Options

The tried and tested heritage of Paramo Analogy Directional waterproofs is their greatest strength and ensures they are firm favourite with our hill-walking and mountaineering customers. But the new lightweight Nikwax Analogy fabric, used in the Quito Jacket, Velez Adventure Light smocks and Velez Adventure trousers, aims to broaden their appeal to those who also want to travel fast and light.

The Velez Adventure Light smock was the first garment in the lightweight range, introduced earlier this year. Paramo began to advertise this smock quite some time before it was actually available and the amount of interest this generated was astounding- we thought we might have to have a waiting list of prospective purchasers! Modelled on the established Velez Adventure, but almost a fifth lighter at 584g it is available at £190.

New this winter is the Quito Jacket (£195), with a technical cut to suit a wide range of light and fast activities form adventure racing to snowsports. Weight is minimised by using the new lighter fabric and by paring the design down to the essentials to provide weather protection and flexible ventilation to regulate temperature.

A similar approach has been taken with the new men’s Velez Adventure trousers (£137.50) using a mix of both lightweight and standard Analogy fabric but with a more contoured shape that reduces fabric bulk compared to the standard Cascada trousers.

For many users, garments made from the standard Nikwax analogy fabric will continue to be their outerwear of choice but these new lightweight additions to the range will open up the Paramo experience to users who have previously rejected it as too warm or too bulky for their preferred outdoor activity.

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