Fabric function

 

Choose one of the following fabric functions to find out more:

Wicking   
Wicking & Warmth  
Windproofing  
Warmth and Waterproofing  
Warmth, Windproofing and Waterproofing  
Insulation  

  
  Wicking
 
Parameta® A, Parameta® G, and Parameta® T and T+ Reversible are Nikwax Directional fabrics that rapidly spread perspiration over a large area to provide maximum evaporation and keep you cool at higher temperatures. Lightweight and comfortable, these garments will evaporate moisture in minutes and are ideal for next-to-skin layers:
  • in high temperatures
  • for high energy activities.

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  Wicking and Warmth

Parameta® S and Parameta X are Nikwax Directional fabrics that wick but also direct water to one face and capture still air in the other. They provide excellent next-to-skin layers, either worn alone or under a Directional outer.

Parameta® S is reversible - water naturally concentrates in the smooth face of the fabric only:

  • Worn smooth face to the skin it cools you – perfect if you’re working hard or are hot;
  • With fleecy face next to the skin, air is trapped and water drawn away, so warming the body – ideal in cooler conditions or when you are still.

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   Windproofing

Páramo® Windproof garments are made from Nikwax® Windproof fabric - it cuts the wind and deflects the rain whilst providing excellent moisture vapour transfer or ‘breathability’.

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  Warmth and Waterproofing

Nikwax Analogy® Fleece, like mammal fur, both repels rain and actively pushes water away from the body. All fleeces warm you by trapping still air between their fibres – wet a conventional fleece, however, and it loses up to 95% of its insulation. Páramo fleece offers superior comfort especially in humid conditions.

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  Warmth, Windproofing and Waterproofing

Páramo® Directional Waterproofs are made with Nikwax Analogy® which mimics the action of mammal fur, directing water away from you whilst protecting your insulation to keep you warm and dry. Conventional breathable waterproofs can only cope with 20% of the sweat you produce, for real comfort you need Páramo Directional Waterproofs.

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  Insulation

The NEW Nikwax Analogy® Insulator fabric combines a windproof outer with a moisture-repellent fill. It warms the body quickly by very efficient retention of body heat, while the down-like feel and performance continue to work well even when wet, resisting moisture ingress but still allowing excellent moisture vapour transfer.

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Use the drop-down list below to find Páramo garments suitable for your chosen function:

Fabric function