Páramo Cascada (2014)

These are extremely well-established trousers that are very popular for hillwalking in cold and wet conditions. The Páramo Cascada uses a unique Nikwax Analogy fabric that’s extremely breathable and effective at keeping wind-driven rain out. The fabric also provides more insulation than other overtrousers, making it particularly useful for colder wet weather. Thigh-length zips allow the trousers to be easily fitted over boots, and a press stud closure allows the zip to remain open for ventilation while keeping the worst of the weather at bay. The waist is elasticated with belt loops, plus there are zipped pockets and a zip fly. The knees are articulated for more freedom of movement, and the trousers come in three leg lengths for a closer fit.

Material Nikwax Analogy treated with Nikwax Direct
Sizes S-XXL plus 3 leg lengths (men’s); XS-XL plus 3 leg lengths (women’s)
Weight 537g (size men’s L)

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine November 2014