Sunday, 10 November 2013

Paramo recycling event

Between us Chrissie and I own an obscenely extensive wardrobe of Paramo kit (aka the best waterproof outdoor kit in the world, bar none).

Recent events including both of us slimming down to new, gorgeously svelte shapes and a desire to update and rationalise our wardrobes has led us to offering you lucky people out there the opportunity to own some of the kit worn by our famous selves AND get to own some of the best outdoor kit in the world at bargain basement prices. How could you resist?

First (and second) up then are two Paramo Velez Adventure Light Smocks, both mens: one medium and one large. Follow the link for full details. Here's a photo of one of ours.

Both of these jackets were bought a while back but have seen very little use. They look as if they're about six months old; pretty much in "as new" condition. They're a current Paramo model but not in this, highly desirable, colourway. Today, you'd buy one, discounted, for around £198. Either one of these can be yours for just £75 ... yes, you heard me right, only £75! We'll even chuck in the postage AND the packing. I'm not gonna describe the garments technical details 'cos you can find them on Paramo's website and you'll find reviews via Google etc.
Next up is my (Geoff's) beloved Paramo Aspira Smock.
Now then, this is NOT the latest model as seen on the website, but the previous one, which has pretty much an identical technical specification. I've had this jacket, man and boy, for, I guess, 10 or 12 years. It's seen me through thick and thin, right up to serious Scottish winter conditions and never let me down. Really, it should be in a museum, such is its experience. However, it's in really good condition with no significant damage, tears or whatever. It's a medium size and will be freshly cleaned and reproofed before sale. A new one, which I've just ordered, is costing me £239, with a great discount. The RRP is £300. This is a top spec mountaineering jacket and I'll let it go for £50 inc p&p. That's around a fifth of what my new one is costing and offers someone out there, maybe not a Paramo convert, to try this fantastic gear for a small outlay. Believe me, this jacket may look a little tired but it's still a bombproof performer. It took me around Arran in storms just last week without getting wet. Be quick, or you'll miss this bargain. Why am I replacing it? Just cos I fancy a shiny new one.
Finally, here's my (Geoff's) spare pair of Paramo Alta trousers.
I have another pair of these ... don't ask. Keen eyed Paramo aficionados will note the blue and green Paramo label, indicating the age of this venerable garment. These are the forerunners of the current Aspira trousers and have braces, reinforced seat and knees and full length side zips allowing you to attend to all your toilet needs without undressing or undoing the braces. Sized medium they'll fit 32-34" waist 'cos they have an elasticated waistband. They're really old, like me, but again, like my Aspira smock, in good serviceable condition. Everything works. Yours for ... £30 inc p&p, cleaning and reproofing. Be quick! Note, they do not have the foam bits which go in the knees and seat; always found these a bit superfluous and I've lost 'em. 
Postage and packing will be included, as I've said, to anywhere in the UK mainland. For anywhere else, please ask. No offers thanks; these ARE bargain basement prices folks.
Contact either me or my delicious, slimline wife via either of our blogs or either of our twitter accounts. For Geoff that'd be @GeoffCrowther1 and for Chrissie, @Chrissiedixie2.
UPDATE, 11.11.13: The large Velez smock, the Aspira smock and the trousers are all sold. Thank you Christian and Jenny. I hope they give you good service. I must admit, parting with my Aspira smock will be like saying goodbye to an old friend; we've seen such adventures together. May it serve you well Christian.
Still available, Chrissie's medium Velez Light Adventure Smock. Someone must need this bargain buy.


  1. Hi Geoff, I'd be interested in the aspira smock and the trousers. Have tweeted you. Cheers, Christian

  2. Hi Christian, have sent you a Direct Message on Twitter :)

  3. Well done Geoff, we are getting a Duo next March (from Spinney) and will be using some of your mods for our own van.

    Best wishes ........... Michael

    1. Thanks Michael and good luck with your new van. Don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help. Cheers!


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