With the Páramo Cambia Shortsleeved T-shirt you’re effectively getting two T-shirts in one. The synthetic fabric is finished differently on either side to provide extra warmth or cooling as required. With the slightly shinier surface on the inside, moisture is effectively dispersed during heavy exercise, allowing the wearer to cool down more efficiently. The reverse side has a softer, almost fleecy finish that traps air and feels warmer when worn next to the skin. Despite this doubling of purpose, the Cambia top is remarkably light. The stretchy polyester material is comfortable and fast-drying, although it won’t stay pong-less for long. It works brilliantly as part of a Páramo-based layering system and is a great option for the fickle hillwalker who’s not sure if they’ll be hot or cold and wants to be prepared for both.
Material 100% polyester
Colours green, grey, blue, red (men’s); black, green, pink (women’s)
Sizes S-XXL (men’s); XS-XL (women’s)
Weight 145g (size men’s L)
Of the base layers we looked at, the Páramo Cambia Shortsleeved T-shirt is the best for versatility.
Review by Ben Weeks
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2013