Product Feature: The Paramo Alondra Jacket

One thing the British weather is guaranteed to offer is a plentiful supply of rain, and not just during winter when your daily attire protects you from the challenges of living in Blighty. No, the rain is not regulated! It knows no bounds when it comes to seasons. It rains when it’s cold, it rains when it’s warm and it rains when you are least expecting it.
Happy days!
Well yes, these can be happy days if you simply wear a suitable coat or jacket for the conditions. How often have you gone for a short walk locally, safe in the knowledge that you are wearing a waterproof jacket and yet your thighs get soaking wet because your jacket is too short? Or you venture out prepared for the worst and wrap up accordingly, only to get too hot because the temperature outside doesn’t warrant the “big coat” you’re wearing.
These are the trials and tribulations of the Brit, particularly as we approach a change in seasons when the most diligent of prepared scouts can be blindsided by an unexpected shower.
What to wear for damage limitation?
At BCH Camping we supply an extensive range of waterproof clothing, toasty warm down jackets and fleece jackets. In the UK it would often be handy to have a selection of these options, each for a different section of a walk, the weather is so changeable. But that wouldn’t be very practical. A steady all-rounder would be the answer.
Ta-dah! Let us introduce the women’s Paramo Alondra jacket.

The Paramo Alondra Ladies’ Jacket

This longer length waterproof jacket has “all-rounder” written all over it. Not really, but you get the point.
With a well-designed hood and longer length cut to protect the top of the legs, this lightweight jacket is perfect for daily use – shopping, school run, walking – as well as more physical outdoor pursuits.
Its flattering, tailored fit makes the Paramo Alondra jacket fashionable as well as practical, which is increasingly becoming a must-have for looking after families and enjoying activities outside.

Technical Features of the Women’s Paramo Alondra Jacket

  • Analogy® waterproof and windproof fabric for weather protection and perspiration removal
  • Mid-thigh length design for extra protection, without compromising freedom of movement
  • Ideal for wearing over baselayers and midlayers
  • Peak on the hood can be shaped to protect from the rain without impacting vision
  • Stowaway hood is adjustable with plenty of room for hair
  • Shoulder and arm articulation allows freedom of movement and prevents the jacket from riding up
  • Plenty of pockets:
    • One large external breast pocket
    • External breast pocket to store a mobile phone
    • Small internal chest pocket for small items
    • Two fleece-lined hand-warming pockets
    • Two large, front buttoned pockets with expansion pleat
  • Pump Liner® shoulder and centre back reinforcement for extra protection when carrying a backpack in heavy rain
  • Waist drawcord has hidden cords that create a stylish look and facilitate improved water shedding
  • Two-way front zip with internal storm flap

What Does Directional Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof Fabric Do and How Does it Work?

The Paramo Alondra jacket is considered to be the ideal choice for outdoor activities such as nature watching and photography.
Why? Well, for such activities, moments of exertion are often followed by stillness and vice-versa. In such circumstances, efficient moisture control is required to reduce chilling. It is essential to avoid a build-up of water in your clothing system, as too much retained moisture will lead to the rapid chilling of your body when you stop and rest.
The Nikwax Analogy® waterproof fabric manages this with great efficiency, providing the necessary dry comfort. How does it do this?
Nikwax Analogy® waterproof fabric is more than just breathable, it is directional, which means it moves water, as well as water vapour, away from your body.
In conventional clothing systems, approximately 20% of sweat production is dealt with effectively, leaving the remaining 80% trapped inside. Nikwax Analogy® garments are unique. By pumping out this 80% of liquid water and allowing it to drain away the body is left feeling dry and comfortable.

Paramo Range at BCH Camping

BCH Camping are proud to be a Paramo “shop in shop”. This means we stock a wide range of the latest Paramo clothing, and if we don't have the style or colour you’re looking for, we can order the item from Paramo direct. We will then receive it within just a couple of days. 
Paramo clothing provides supreme comfort for outdoor enthusiasts on the move. Designed and manufactured with innovation and functionality in mind, our range of Paramo jackets are the ideal choice for high performance outdoor activities. 
Our Paramo stock also includes hats, trousers and long johns and janes.  
Get in touch
BCH Camping also stock ranges of outdoor clothing from other leading brands such as Rab, Jack Wolfskin, Mountain Equipment, Berghaus, Montane and Craghoppers. We also supply footwear, backpacking essentials and camping equipment.
If you would like any further information or advice, please contact us at or by calling 01225 764977.
Remember, the adventure starts at BCH Camping!