- May 2 2011
Patagonia: Men's Capilene 3 Crew
The Patagonia Capilene 3 shirt is the best shirt that I own. It can be worn as a shirt or under another shirt when the weather gets colder. The shirt is warm without bulky materials used in most other outdoor shirts. This shirt is a high quality shirt that will be part of my outdoor activities for years to come.
- April 27 2011
I own four of them
Having four of these shirts in my closet that I use throughout the winter, I can readily recommend them. The capilene 3 shirts are amazing at keeping me warm without be bulky. They tend to pill a little bit after several washes, but not bad. I especially like the long sleeves. I am 6'2" and wear a size large. I typically have a problem with standard long sleeve shirts and need to buy tall sizes (34/35 length). The capilene 3 shirts have extra length in the sleeves which fit me well. The size runs a little small with the intent of being a base layer. Overall, a fantastic product.
- February 14 2011
Like George says, if it were socially acceptable I would ensconce myself in Capilene. Patagonia is pricey, sure, but this shirt is well worth the pennies you'll pay. Forget about the knockoffs and off-name brands, as I've tried them all. I keep coming back to Patagonia's line of Capilene. It is well made, soft, fuzzy slipper comfy, doesn't pill up, breathes exceptionally well, and wicks away all your troubles. Well, your sweat troubles anyway. Cap 3 is the perfect weight as part of a layering system for a cold winter hike or tossing midges into your favorite trout stream in January. And I won't even entertain the idea of skiing in any other baselayer. On a good day, my Cap 3 crew is all I need under my shell. Think of this shirt as your own personal tauntaun carcass...without the smell. I also bought the zip version, but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I'm 5'8" and am carrying a bit of a winter spare tire right now, so the Medium fits a bit snug on mah belly. The sleeves are long but, hey, Patagonia clothes are made for stringy athletic types, not doughy soft backpacking anglers like me. For that reason, I can't do the Capilene pants; they're just too dang long. *sigh* And shhhh...don't tell anyone: I'm wearing it at the office right now, too. These folks are clueless! Business casual, indeed.
- January 24 2011
Fits well and is light weight and comfortable. High quality seams are smooth. seems. Provided good warmth under flannel shirt and medium weight jacket while walking around town at 15F. Exactly what I needed.
- January 18 2011
Perfect crew baselayer!
The Capilene 3 base layer system is absolutely perfect in the conditions I used them in. I recently wore these on a weekend backpacking trip and discovered that they will very easily keep you warm in 40 degree f temps if you are only mildly active, and keep you warm in 50 degree f temps if you are standing still. During moderate activity I began to get a little too warm, but lucky for me this base layer is excellent at wicking and quick drying. For wood gathering and processing in 40 degree temps the Capilene 3s did seem to get a tad warm. Time for me to pick up some Capilene 2s! Would absolutely recommend to everyone I know.