This product was supplied by Go Outdoors. First Reviews are not “just out of the box” reviews, but are posted after I have chance to use the product several times. It is my goal to ensure that I update with a long term review of each piece of gear I purchased or have sent to me.
At a glance:
Sizing– my size is 40″(102 cm) chest. Normally I take a medium, but with Paramo, I generally go up a size). This is a unisex garment, there is a Ladies specific garment called the Challenger Pull-on, but does not have the arm vents.
Weight – 354g (12.5 oz)
Colours – Black or Blue
Fabric – Paramo Parameta S. Wash with normal non-biological detergent on 40 degree synthetic cycle. Paramo also recommend their BaseWash. I have not used it before, so cannot confirm that benefits that Paramo suggest in using their product to wash this garment.
Video review of the product below:
One thing, I forgot to say in the video was the smell after walking hard in it. Well this is a synthetic baselayer, so you won’t be able to go days without washing it, but for a few days it is fine and then maybe there will be an opportunity to wash it, if you were backpacking for more than a few days.
Overall rating : 4.0/5
Price: RRP £79.00 – £71.10 at Go Outdoors
What I like: warmth, comfort and venting options
What I don’t like: Rather baggy at the bottom of the garment.