Wow, Paramo really through everything at these trousers and came up with arguably the ultimate Paramo Analogy water proof trousers! Trailblazer’s Andy owns a pair of the first Enduro trousers, which these are basically the ladies next generation of, and they are his favourite Paramo product to date. They should be good, given the price, but compared to a pair of high end soft shell and a pair of hi-end over-trousers they are well priced! They do the job of both too and with the unbeatable Paramo breathability!
These are aimed at the high mountain user, but we would class this as Scotland and any other mountain area of the UK, especially in winter.
Ventura Trousers are for high mountain enthusiasts and professionals, who are outdoors for long periods in varying conditions.
High mountain activities such as climbing, alpinism and snow sports involve moving with exertion across a range of environments for long periods. To remain comfortable, you need efficient moisture and temperature control to minimise changes on the mountain, freedom of movement and good functionality.
The directional Nikwax Analogy Waterproof fabric gives dry comfort, while the articulated fit and stretch fabric allow unrestricted movement. The trousers offer excellent temperature control and functional features for high mountain use.
The Ventura Trousers have excellent freedom of movement, great ventilation and technical features
- Unrestricted movement from diamond gusset, knee articulation and strong, stretch fabric for seat and knee panels
- Easy and rapid temperature adjustment provided by ¾ length side zips with internal poppered storm flaps
- High mountain functionality from technical features such as internal ankle snow cuffs with loops and crampon patch reinforcement
Nikwax Analogy® is more than just breathable, it is directional, moving liquid water
Conventional breathable membrane waterproof fabrics fail because they cannot remove all of the sweat we produce when we are working hard, especially in cold and wet conditions. Therefore condensation and icing are well known problems experienced with membrane rainwear.
Nikwax Analogy® overcomes these problems because it is not only breathable, but also directional. The Analogy fabric system directs condensation and perspiration away from the body, where it can safely drain away.
To understand the difference between directionality and breathability, read more here.
Nikwax Analogy comes in two weights:
- Nikwax Analogy®: durable, full-weight protection
- Nikwax Analogy® Light: same protection, weighs 20% less. A little less durable, but perfect for fast & light adventures