Paddle Wool - Lightweight Tech Top

$0.00 $125.00


In search of a lightweight tech top that works when wet, we were excited to develop this unique paddling top using Paddle Wool milled by Polartec.

Utilizing the adaptive properties of Merino wool, this fabric is truly space-age.

A soft, ultra-fine merino wool interior next to the skin wicks moisture and insulates as the merino fibers expand and contract with your body heat.

A quick-dry synthetic exterior provides strength and durability.

This natural odor-resistant fabric is a base layer that manages moisture during high output pursuits on the water or on land. 

The Lightweight Tech Top is a great year-round top that can easily replace your cold rash guards or those tired race jerseys.

It is also a great base layer worn under our Downwind paddling tops too.

We love this top's elastic wrist cuff that keeps its shape even when wet!

How many soggy shirts do we have to push up to keep them from dragging in the water? Problem solved!

We have designed this piece as a fitted base layer.

Size up one if you want a loose-fitting top.

This is the finest technical paddling top available.

Details & Materials

+  Paddle Wool Milled by Polartec

+  35% Wool, 65% Polyester 

+  Merino Wool Interior

+  Durable Synthetic Exterior

+  Elastic Cuff

+  Naturally Odor Resistant

+  Highly Breathable

+  Manufactured in the USA 

+  Color: Ultramarine Blue

+  Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Fitting guide

We stand behind everything we make, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. Giant Fish is not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a rudder.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
So comfy!

This is a surprisingly versatile top - the wool gives just enough warmth for cool and damp conditions, the lightweight breathability keeps you comfortable into fairly warm conditions. Plus it dries quickly, so you can keep it in rotation. Two thumbs up!

Glad you are enjoying the top Traci!

Giant Fish continues to innovate with their new race weight merino wool top addition!

I had the chance to get my hands on one of these tops early this year and run it through the Pacific Northwest outdoor playground. With the lightweight blend of merino wool and Polartec fabric this top is durable, and the thermal properties are impressive, it keeps you warm and yet help keeps you from overheating.

For spring mountain biking and gravel biking I have been layering it under other running and biking type tech shirts. I like the sleeve design and snug fit. The sleeves stay in place when you are pulling over another top which I think is key.

Unlike some other tech shirts, the merino wool is a natural inhibitor of bacterial growth, translation it just does not smell bad even after multiple rides and paddles.

The thermal properties are excellent for Pacific Northwest wild weather swings. It is great for layering in colder weather. In early spring paddling when the river temps were still low, I was wearing this under the Giant Fish downwind thermal top and staying toasty warm. For late summer paddling I have been wearing this under a short sleeve tech shirt, but it could easily be worn on its own with a PFD.

This top would be an excellent addition to any outdoor wear collection for its durability and versatility.

Fantastic feedback! So glad you are enjoying the top both on and off the water.

Really amazing top

I really love this top. It's warm, comfy, and wind resistant. I have other similar weight tops from other paddling-focused gear companies and somehow I always reach for this giant fish top when it's a bit on the chilly side. I really like the fact that it stays quite warm even when wet and it's windy. It's not wind-proof but it somehow seems to resist evaporative cooling due to wind better than the other gear I have. When it's really blowing I combine it with a Mocke paddling jacket.
In terms of sizing I'm often between medium and large and ordered the large, which fits well, the medium would have been too tight.

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