- January 11 2012
Versatile long sleeve shirt
Ordered both the Capilene 1 & 2 long sleeve crews recently. The Capilene 2 appears to be the more versatile of these two great shirts. I don't see wearing the Capilene 1 by itself in casual settings (due to how sheer it is#, but the Capilene 2 will be a go to casual shirt for me. It looks good, provides a little warmth and breaths so well that overheating shouldn't be a problem. So far, I've found it to be great for cool weather runs and workouts (50's to low 60's). I also plan on using it as a base layer for skiing and other cold weather activities. I'm a lanky 6' 2" / 180 pounds (16.5 - 34/35 in dress shirts). The large fits just how I like it - not snug, but not loose either. The neck seems typical of crews - collar close to the neck, but not tight. The sleeves run a little long, but don't slide down over my hands. The body is long enough to keep tucked in if wanted. My only concern with the shirt is that the fabric is pretty light and may be subject to snagging. That seems like an unavoidable trade off with the level of breathability. All and all, highly recommended.
- December 12 2011
Great Lightweight Base Layer
This is a most versatile lightweight base layer. I like being able to sleep in this shirt while backpacking. I hope out of the bag ready to go with the shirt on chilly mornings - with additional layers as needed. As the day warms up I shed the outer layers. If it gets hot I roll up the sleeves. Patagonia quality with high tech Capilene fabric. It works!
- November 2 2011
Patagonia makes some fantastic baselayers in the Capilene 1,2,3 and 4 versions. This is the lightweight version and is a comfortable shirt to wear, looks good and does a great job of wicking moisture. Not a warm shirt on it's own but works great as a baselayer. Patagonia considers this a slim fit but I think of it more as an athletic fit, fits snug but not tight. It is not compression fit like some other baselayers.
- September 19 2011
I bought this because I was looking for a non-compression base layer for cold weather hiking. I am more than impressed with the comfort of this top. I am 6'3" and 185 lbs. It is form fitting but not too tight. That is exactly what I was looking for. It is warm but breaths, wicking away moisture. This top is very lightweight and takes up very little space in my pack. Great for taking anywhere I go in case I encounter cold weather.
- June 29 2011
There are days i wish all clothes were made from Patagonia's capilene and this shirt reinforces this belief. Versatile on its own and a great layering piece. the longer body makes it easier to tuck than some other shirts. not as smooth as Cap 1 SW and runs a little bigger than some Cap 1 SW shirts i have.