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I bought this purely to improve the water resistance of my Paramo Windproof Fuera smock, which is my favourite three season top cover. I haven't yet been able to test its water resistance when coupled with the Fuera smock, so I cannot yet comment on Paramo's claim there. It's a fleece. It's June, so it's warm and I wore it next to my skin for its first outing. The cloud burnt off and the day warmed up very quickly. I took a 4.5 miles dog walk with two moderate ascents and was glad of the two ended zip allowing maximum cooling without inflicting my less than rippled torso on the undeserving public. On the easy gradients the fleece breathed well and allowed comfortable walking. At the top, exposed to a chill and brisk N.E. wind I was very glad to be wearing it and did not need to add the Fuera smock. The sleeves are long, which is a blessing for me. The body length is long, keeping your lower back well covered. I took a risk with the sizing, as I'm planning to shed stone this summer, it was snug and perfect. I walk with a backpack so this did mean the back rode up a bit under the pack, but that can happen with other fleeces and tee shirts and was not a serious problem. It's expensive, so it has a lot to live up too, but it seems well made and designed and I have high hopes for its future use.
Michael Tyler10th June, 2023