Páramo Cascada Trousers are an extremely popular solution to the age-old problem of knowing whether to wear waterproof trousers or not. Páramo trousers keep all but the most extreme rain out and so they can be worn all day in most conditions while keeping the wearer comfortable and dry. The trick is the fabric, which is extremely breathable yet it keeps out wind-driven rain well too. These trousers are particularly good in winter, and well-proven. So you don’t need any other trousers if you choose these. The waist is elasticated and has a drawstring tie and belt loops. The three-quarter-length side zip with a stormflap and press studs allows easy venting too. The ankle cuff has press studs for adjustment and there are two map-sized pockets on the hips. For walking in cold weather they are top of the class. But Páramo Cascada Trouser they are too hot for summer. They are also not stretchy, meaning you don’t get that close fit of other trousers. Also for a winter-orientated product they do not have an internal gaiter, which would be useful as these are the only trousers you’ll need in winter.
Fabric Nikwax Waterproof with Nikwax Analogy Pump Liner
Size S-XXL (men’s); XSS-XL (women’s); two leg lengths
Colour navy, dark grey, forest green
Weight 594g (men’s L)
Made in Colombia
Stores in the UK 100
Páramo Cascada Trousers are superb winter walking trousers that negate the need to wear, or carry, additional overtrousers.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine March 2011