Directional baselayer, quick drying and highly versatile, giving two levels of cooling through reversibility. Ideal for high energy or warm weather activities.

The Cambia Zip Neck uses Parameta T+ reversible fabric. It offers variable cooling, depending on the way out it is worn, providing two baselayers in one.


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Average weight 160g

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 Cambia Zip Neck is ideal for women doing a wide range of outdoor activities, especially high energy activities or in warmer conditions.

When active outdoors, you need to manage your sweat to stay dry and comfortable, even when you stop moving. In hot conditions or working hard, you need maximum cooling; in cooler conditions you need less. Sun protection is beneficial too. Parameta T+ fabric provides UV protection (SPF 25+ equivalent) and wicks moisture laterally to reduce pooling and enhance evaporation and cooling when needed. The fabric also moves moisture from one face to the other, which, when directed away from your body, offers greater insulation.

This Cambia Zip Neck is designed to offer reversibility, with a zipped neck and long sleeves.

  • Designed to be reversible to provide variable cooling. Thoughtful design and flat seams ensure it is comfortable whichever way out it is worn.
  • Variable ventilation to the skin provided by the zipped neck.
  • Long sleeves, easily pushed up for cooling.

Parameta® T+’s reversibility gives it exceptional versatility for baselayers.

Parameta T+ FabricIt is a rapid-drying, directional, reversible fabric that spreads moisture laterally to speed up evaporation of perspiration. Because the two faces of the fabric behave differently, by reversing a Parameta T+ shirt you can make it cooler or warmer.

When working hard in warmer conditions, the smooth water-attracting face of the fabric is worn next to your skin, holding water close to your skin to evaporate and cool you. For cooler conditions, the textured, more open face is worn next to your skin, directing water away so you feel dry, but still evaporating excess water effectively.

For more detail about Parameta® T+, click here.

Choose a Cambia Zip Neck for its versatility …

The Cambia uses reversible Parameta T+ fabric so you can choose the level of cooling to suit your activities and the conditions. Worn with the smooth fabric face against your skin, moisture is held close to your skin and spread laterally for fast evaporation and cooling. Worn with the honeycomb textured face inwards, it directs moisture away from you, maintaining an insulating dry ‘gap’.

The zip neck allows quick venting to the skin for instant cooling, while the long sleeves can provide cover or be easily pushed up for cooling.

From the Cambia Zip Neck, you can expect excellent wicking and a high comfort level.

How will your Páramo® baselayer outperform other wicking baselayers?

Most other technical baselayers only move moisture laterally across the fabric, and don’t move it from one fabric face to the other. Therefore they are not reversible, and only offer one level of cooling. Furthermore, when worn under a waterproof garment where condensation is a possibility, they won’t push moisture away from your body and as a result you’ll feel colder and less comfortable.

Páramo’s Parameta T+ baselayers give more versatile cooling than its competitors’, and also help keep moisture away from your body when you need to stay dry.

  1. Reversible – providing two baselayers for the weight and price of one!
    • The smooth face of the fabric reduces pooling of perspiration to eliminate cold spots after exercise.
    • The honeycomb face of the fabric provides ‘dry’ comfort in cooler conditions.
  2. Optimum ventilation from deep chest zip with chin guard at top.
  3. Complete freedom of movement with comfort from soft, stretchy fabric.
  4. Exceptionally lightweight and rapid drying, ideal for travel and expedition use.
  5. High collar for maximum protection against the elements and additional comfort.

What users say...

“Having tried several different wicking base layers over the years I can say that the Parameta T+ baselayers are the best at keeping me warm and dry. This is particularly important to me as I do seem to perspire very heavily when pushing myself physically. When this happens in high mountain areas one can chill down very rapidly when stopping for a refuelling break, but the excellent wicking properties of this garment ensure comfort and warmth.”

Stewart L, Kent

“Perfect garment for my 700+ km trek of the route of St James (French way) as it kept me warm at the very beginning of my daily walk but fresh when my body was heated while quickly taking sweat away from the skin, leaving me feeling cooler and less sticky. It also protected from sunburn on the hot Spanish days. Having to carry everything I needed on my back such a long way, made me appreciate the lightweight and the fast drying (and ready to wear within an hour or two), so no need to hang drying laundry on the back of my pack!”


In what kind of weather conditions can I use my Cambia Zip Neck?

Because the Parameta T+ fabric is reversible and offers two levels of cooling, it can be worn in a wide range of conditions.

For high energy activities, it may be sufficient all year round, combined with a windproof or waterproof when necessary, with the fabric face of the Zip Neck chosen to deliver greater or lesser cooling.

For less active pursuits, in colder conditions, Parameta G Grid baselayers will provide more insulation.

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

The Parameta T+ fabric makes it ideal for use underneath garments made from Nikwax Windproof or Analogy Waterproof fabrics.

When used with a Nikwax Windproof, its rapid wicking and minimum insulation makes it a great combination for warmer months, or high exertion activity such as running or cycling. This will offer enough rain resistance for light showers.

When used with an Analogy Waterproof and worn with the open face next to your skin, Parameta T+ fabric pushes moisture away from your body, complementing the action of Nikwax Analogy Waterproof garments. In combination, these will give outstanding waterproofing, directionality and, ultimately, comfort in wet conditions.

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.

Size To fit chest up to
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XS 86 34
S 91 36
M 96 38
L 101 40
XL 111 44

Páramo Ladies' EASY FIT Size Guide Garments 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.


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