A versatile two-in-one baselayer which can keep you warm, or keep you cool. Equally suitable for high mountain use as for cycling or trekking.

The Grid Technic uses Parameta® G fabric which provides both insulation and wicking properties. The design includes a zipped neck, thumb loops and an athletic cut.


RRP £85.00





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Average weight 258g

Product Ethics

  • Produced in Colombia by MIQUELINA, a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. Guaranteed Fair Trade.
  • Fully recyclable through Páramo.

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The Grid Technic is essential kit for both highly demanding and everyday outdoor activities.

No matter what your activity, finding a clothing system which can cope with differing temperatures and activity levels throughout the day is a challenge. People often end up adding or removing multiple layers to stay comfortable.

The Grid Technic helps reduce the number of layers you need by offering cooling when exposed to the wind, or insulation when covered with a windproof or waterproof.

The Grid Technic has a zipped neck, thumb loops and an athletic fit.

  • Variable ventilation to the skin provided by the zipped neck. A zip garage at the top protects soft skin under the chin.
  • Thumb loops to hold sleeves in place when required. In cold conditions this eliminates any gap between glove and jacket to maintain hand warmth.
  • A comfortable, athletic silhouette with a broad range of movement provided by efficient styling in stretch fabric.

Parameta® G fabric is two fabrics in one, providing cooling when needed and insulation when needed.

Parameta G FabricWhen covered with a wind-proof the fleecy grid squares trap air and provide excellent insulation. When uncovered the gaps between the grid allow moving air to go straight to the skin, promoting cooling. The structure of this next-to-the-skin fabric optimises lateral water movement for evaporative cooling, keeping you comfortable when you are working hard.

These features provide a fabric which can keep you warm and keep you cool, and therefore is useful in the widest range of temperature conditions and activities, from high mountain climbing to gentle spring and summer walking, and all year round cycling.
For more detail about Parameta® G, click here.

Choose a Grid Technic because it is versatile and reduces the layers you need to stay comfortable

The Grid Technic combines the wicking and insulating benefits of Parameta G fabric with a practical, comfortable design.

When worn on its own, the Technic wicks sweat across a large surface area for efficient and rapid cooling. When covered with a windproof layer the raised grid pattern traps air in the garment to offer excellent insulation and warmth. As a result, the Technic does the job of both baselayer and mid-layer, reducing the number of garments you need to carry with you.

The design is comfortable and practical, with a contoured shape and an athletic fit. The high collar offers neck protection, but can be unzipped to allow ventilation to the skin. For colder conditions, the thumb loops allow the wearer to secure the sleeves in place and eliminate any cold spots between gloves and baselayer.

How will your Páramo® baselayer outperform other wicking baselayers?

Most other baselayers on the market are either thin for use in warmer conditions, or thick for use in colder conditions. This means that throughout the course of a day where temperatures or exertion levels vary, you may have to put on and take off several layers.

Páramo’s Parameta G baselayers offer more versatility, behaving like a thinner, cooler baselayer when uncovered, but like a thicker, warmer baselayer when covered with a windproof outer.

  1. Zip neck for variable ventilation with zip garage for comfort.
  2. High collar for protection from sun or wind.
  3. Long sleeves which can be easily rolled or pushed up.
  4. Thumb loops to hold sleeves in place when required, reducing any gap between glove and jacket in order to maintain hand warmth.
  5. Generous length to protect the lower back during all activities.
  6. Contoured shape and athletic fit minimise excess fabric, reducing flap on the move.

What users say...

"I was on top of Island Peak, Nepal @ 6,189m a few days ago wearing the Páramo Grid underwear (Long johns and Base layer top), Velez  (lightweight) Jacket and Enduro Trousers with Braces. The Velez Jacket was exceptional at all levels in all weathers!!! Just amazing versatile kit which cannot be beaten!"

Stephen Harry

“The Grid Technic is the warmest, most luxurious-feeling base layer I’ve ever owned. The length is good (it stays tucked in), and the thumb loops keep the sleeves down over the back of the hands nicely (even when not using the thumb loops, I didn’t find the sleeves rode up at all). I wore mine on the Dachstein plateau during and after late October snowfall, and it kept me toasty warm, including while out taking some bitterly cold sunrise pictures. It went to the Hohe Tauern with me in February, worn with a Velez Adventure Smock while snowshoeing in the Gastein valley, and beneath several other layers for some unbelievably cold early morning summit views. And it was just what I needed while photographing the Basel carnival between 4am and dawn in February. ”

Rudolf Abraham, Photographer & Travel Writer

TGO Magazine“It's the grid pattern that makes this baselayer so effective. It’s soft to touch and comfortable. Like: grid fabric, soft on skin, warm. Dislikes: nothing. 4.5/5 stars.”
TGO magazine

“A great piece of kit from everyday wear to part of a layering system. Wicks moisture well and seems to have the usual Páramo qualities of good design and build quality. Will be ordering another one ASAP.“

J.H, North Yorkshire

“Having worn many different wicking tops over the years, and being someone that sweats a lot during exercise, I can confirm that this garment instantly feels good. It performs exceptionally well at transporting moisture away and keeping you warm. I wore it under my Fuera Ascent jacket on a rather hilly ride recently while wearing a rucksack. The temperature was about 8C to 10C. I never felt too hot and when resting did not feel wet or cold. I'm sure in colder weather the thumb loops will prove useful. The long body length is a great for cycling and climbing alike. All in all a very practical, comfortable, performance bit of kit for active outdoor pursuits.”

S.L. Kent

“ In Kyrgyzstan, during our first ascent of Eggemendülük, I wore Grid for 28 hours of ascent and descent from sub zero to 20ºC+ at 4,400-5,235m. My fast response Grid coped with it all, staying warm with vents sealed and cooling down exceptionally quickly with vents open. Coping with such environmental variation, the Grid frees you up to concentrate on getting home safely.”

Gareth Mottram

“Since the advent of "PÁRAMO" into my life, the pleasures and comfort of the outdoor world have increased triplefold. Your outdoor gear is so unbeatable I now possess enough to start my own department!”

R.T, West Yorkshire, Long Distance Walkers Association walker

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Grid Technic?

The Grid Technic is ideal for three season use in a temperate climate, or all year round in high mountain environments.

For wetter or colder conditions, the Grid Technic combines very well with a Nikwax Analogy® Waterproof jacket to give a very high level of protection.

The Grid Technic is not ideal for very hot summer conditions, when we would recommend one of our Cambia baselayers made from Parameta T+.

Which garments should I use with my Parameta® G baselayer to get optimum performance?

This Parameta G fabric used for this garment makes it ideal to use underneath garments made from Nikwax Windproof or Analogy Waterproof fabrics. The fabric’s raised grid pattern is protected from wind, trapping air for insulation. If used with a style which offers ventilation zips, this allows you to expose areas of the Grid baselayer, providing cooling which can be easily attained without taking layers off.

Use the Grid Technic covered by Nikwax Windproof for moderate insulation and water resistance. This combination is great in warmer conditions where showers rather than heavy rain are predicted.

Use the Grid Technic covered by Nikwax Analogy Waterproof for a higher level of insulation and full waterproofing. This combination is good on colder winter days, especially if heavier rain is expected.

This garment is made by the charitable Miquelina Foundation.

Páramo’s ethical manufacturing partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, has offered vulnerable women training and employment since 1992. This alliance has benefitted thousands of at-risk women in practical ways, helping them to build houses, and providing a kindergarten and canteen for their children. With Páramo’s support, Miquelina holds ISO 9001 accreditation, which assures dedication to quality. In 2017, Miquelina attained guaranteed Fair Trade status from the World Fair Trade Organisation. Click here for more information.

All Páramo garments are covered by our Recycling Scheme, which prevents them from ending up in landfill.

For every item of Páramo clothing you recycle with us, you will receive a voucher of (up to) £50, to use against a future purchase. Click here to find out more about recycling your Páramo...

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

What if I damage my Páramo clothing?

Simple repairs can often be done with a needle and thread without compromising the performance of your garment. If it is seriously damaged, you can send it back to Páramo and request a quote for having it repaired. Our Customer Service team can advise you.

We guarantee everything we make

The durable fabrics and quality components used in all our garments contribute to their longevity. Under the terms of our Lifetime Guarantee, any manufacturing defect will be rectified free of charge indefinitely, while damage to the garment by accident or normal ‘wear and tear’ can be repaired by our workshop at a reasonable cost. To register a guarantee click here.

We recommend Nikwax® aftercare to maintain all our garments. Please follow the washcare instructions given on your garment.

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B → 61 63 65 67 69
C → 19 20 21 22.5 24
D → 50.5 52 56 60 64
E → 44.5 46.5 50.5 54.5 58.5
F → 44.5 46.5 50.5 54.5 58.5
TO FIT CHEST UP TO 97 101 109 117 125
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