Ultra cooling, protective and lightweight long sleeved travel shirt for people enjoying a wide range of activities in warm climates, whether in humid or dry heat.

The Katmai uses Parameta® A rapid evaporation fabric for a cooling and protective warm weather garment, which also deters biting insects. Discreet pockets offer secure storage of travel essentials.


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The Katmai Light Shirt is for active people travelling to warm climates

Warm weather activities, such as sightseeing, backpacking or safaris, benefit from clothing that not only helps you stay cool but provides protection from UV and biting insects, and allows travel essentials to be carried securely.

The Katmai combines the ultra-cooling and protective lightweight Parameta A fabric with travel friendly design features that help keep out insects, provide discreet pockets and allow freedom of movement. The Katmai provides protection and cooling in one easy care, very weight efficient shirt.

The Katmai offers design features that enhance the fabric protection, provide practical pocketing and allow full freedom of movement

  • Protection from sun and biting insects offered by traditional collar that fastens tightly, cuffs with secure closures and closely spaced buttons.
  • Secure, secret storage of documents and essentials without altering the garment’s fit from three discreet pockets with hidden pocket within.
  • Ease of movement due to arm and shoulder articulation, and long back hem with side slits.

Parameta® A fabrics are rapid evaporation fabrics that help to keep you cool and protect you in warm environments.

Parameta A FabricAll Parameta A fabrics wick very effectively, rapidly spreading perspiration over a large area to provide maximum evaporation in order to keep you cool at higher temperatures. It blocks virtually all damaging UV rays (UPF 50+), and the close weave deters biting insects.

Parameta A fabric comes in assorted weights to suit different requirements:

  • Parameta A Light for travel shirts (100% polyester)
  • Parameta A Cotton+ for legwear (cotton blended with modern synthetics for a rugged, fast-drying fabric).

For more detail about Parameta A, click here.

Choose the Katmai Light Shirt for warm climate protection and comfort…

The Katmai Light uses Parameta A fabric, which is cool, lightweight, quick drying and protects against sun (SPF 50+ equivalent) and insects. The generous pockets provide secure and hidden storage and don’t distort the garment’s fit or your ease of movement when full.

So expect travel-friendly warm weather protection coupled with discreet and useful pocketing in a very weight efficient package.

How will my Páramo warm weather wear outperform other trek and travel wear?

The Parameta A fabric used for Páramo trek and travel wear provides superior performance for warm weather. As well as feeling light and cool, it is designed to actively cool you by spreading perspiration to prevent pooling and using every last drop of perspiration to cool you. The dense weave not only blocks virtually all harmful UV rays but also very effectively deters biting insects. Many other ‘insect deterrent’ fabrics use a treatment which will wash out after only a few uses. It dries very rapidly making it ideal for travel and expeditions when washing facilities may be limited.

  1. Dense fabric weave deters biting insects combined with secure cuff closure, closely spaced buttons and high fastening collar.
  2. Increased wind and sun protection through traditional style collar.
  3. Secure and discreet pocketing
    • Two bellows pockets on the chest.
    • Hidden secure passport sized pocket within one bellows pocket.
    • Discreet OS map sized pocket.
  4. Maximum freedom of movement from articulated sleeves.
  5. Long back hem with side slits for ease of movement.
  6. Minimal rucksack rub over shoulder area due to flat shoulder seams.
  7. Two spare buttons provided.

What users say...

''My next purchase was a Páramo shirt, which is great to walk in. The shirt has two decent size breast pockets for mobile a phone to take pictures and cards and money for a drink at the end of the walk. It also has a large concealed pocket for an OS map.''

Frank Whittle

“We spent a week travelling through central Cappadocia in central Turkey, backpacking and hitch-hiking through the barren, dusty region. The Páramo shirts worked brilliantly, keeping me dry, warm and cool as I moved from cave systems to highland steppe, walking in backing sun carrying all my kit. The blue Parameta A shirt was washed midweek in a sink, wrung dried and still looked good enough to wear on the flight home!”

S.W, Lancashire

“Just come back from a 2 weeks wildlife safari in Northern Tanzania. I have to say the Katmai Shirts and Maui II Trousers were fantastic - really comfortable, washed easily, dried quickly and best of all, I didn't get a single insect bite! (I'm the one that insects usually love most). I can't recommend these garments high enough!”

J.P, North Yorkshire

In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Katmai Light Shirt?

The Katmai Light Parameta A fabric is ultra-cooling, holding perspiration close to your skin and evaporating it to keep you cool. It provides UV protection so is ideal for warm, sunny weather. Because the fabric provides active cooling, the shirt may be less comfortable in cooler, windier conditions, especially if you get wet. In more temperate conditions, we suggest a wicking baselayer in Parameta T+ or Parameta G, if necessary worn under a Nikwax Windproof, to provide less cooling.

Which garments should I use with my Parameta® A garment to get optimum performance?

Parameta A is an active cooling fabric, very effective in hot conditions, and so is often worn alone. If extra protection is wanted in windy or showery conditions it can be combined with a Nikwax Cotton+ outer or a Nikwax Windproof. Both of these will help to deflect wind and showers without inhibiting breathability or adding significant insulation.

In hot conditions, we recommend pairing Parameta A® shirts with a pair of light, fast-drying Parameta A® Cotton+ Trousers.

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.

Size To fit chest up to
  cm in
S 97 38
M 101 40
L 109 43
XL 117 46
XXL 125 49

Páramo Men's EASY FIT Size GuideGarments are specified using metric measurements, therefore the metric measurements in this chart are the most accurate. Imperial equivalents are rounded to the nearest half number.


Measurements relate to the body rather than garment measurements.

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