Aquatherm Fleece Mens Long Sleeve Top
Aquatherm Fleece Mens Long Sleeved Top keeps the base layer and torso warm and dry whilst offering great freedom of movement. For the coldest climates, a soft warm 3mm fleece is bonded onto a durable, stretchy, polyurethane outer surface, allowing the wearer optimum movement and maximum warmth, without the restrictions of layering, typical of bulky fabrics. Fully taped and waterproofed external seams for maximum strength. Can be worn on its own, or for extra warmth as a thermal booster layer underneath a wetsuit, semi dry suit or cag. AquaFleece is best worn close fitting around the neck, arm and waist and loosely comfortable around the upper body. Options: 30cm front zip (for venting)£4.00 extra 50cm back zip (for ease of getting on and off) £4.00 extra.
Good fabric but really uncomfortable 14/10/2019
Normally I find the Chillcheater products excellent for concept, materials and comfort. They seem to be designed by people who actually know paddlesport and use the products. But the fleece lined aquatherm top which I have just used for the first time did not come up to standard. The body sizing (perfect for me close but not tight), materials (lovely and warm) and workmanship are great BUT:
The arm movement is restricted and very uncomfortable because there is no gusset under the armpit. The chunky seams run straight across and along the direction of arm movement. I was wearing a rash vest but even so after two hours of paddling I had patches of very raw skin.
The wrist seal does not stretch at all. Therefore if like me your hands are wider than your wrists, it is extremely difficult to roll/stretch your hand through the sleeve. At the end of the paddle I did not have enough strength in my cold fingers to roll the wrist seal off. I had to ask for help.
I paddle a sea kayak all year round at intermediate standard, a normal trip is10 - 15 km.
I hope this helps Chillcheater whose products otherwise are excellent.