Patagonia Women's Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew
A versatile essential in any outdoor wardrobe, the Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew for Men features open, highly breathable Capilene 2 knit fabric. The lightweight material allows for unhindered airflow and excellent wicking for endurance activities in warm to moderate temperatures. If you're comparing Capilene numbers, Capilene 2 is the fastest-drying Capilene baselayer available from Patagonia. Hikers and climbers like the low-bulk fabric and tapered fit because it layers well with practically any outerwear (Patagonia recommends pairing their Capilene pullovers with Capilene 3 or Capilene 4 fleece in frigid conditions). Patagonia gave their Capilene 2 Crew a curvilinear construction with seams that refuse to chafe beneath a pack or climbing sling. Capilene 2 is also made from quick-wicking, fast-drying 54% post-consumer recycled (and 100% recyclable) polyester that's treated with Gladiodornatural odor control. In a recent research program, Common Threads Recycling Program demonstrated that the environmental impact of recycling worn-out Capilene base layers into new polyester fiber is significantly lower than making that same fiber from virgin materials. When you consider that worn-out garments are diverted from trash incinerators, making new polyester fiber from recycled garments results in an energy savings of 76% and a CO2 emissions (those greenhouse gasses) reduction of 71%, versus creating that fiber from new raw material. It's a design that you can feel good about anywhere on the planet.
- Fabric: 4-oz. 100% polyester (54% recycled) with Gladiodor® natural odor control
- Knit is open for maximum breathability and moisture-management yet insulative enough for active use on chilly days
- Flat-seam construction provides clean, finished look with fine thread for "barely there" seaming
- Self-fabric collar
- Raglan sleeves eliminate chafing from pack straps
- Flat-ribbed underarm and side panels are extra-soft and breathable and provide chafe-free mobility
- Side seams are rolled forward for chafe-free mobility and added comfort under hip belt
- 100% recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
- Weight: 130 g (4.6 oz)
Purchase the Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew for Women from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- November 15 2011
love this capilene!
This is a great base layer! It works well in temperatures from the upper 30's to the low 60's. I wear it under the R1 Patagonia layer in colder weather and alone in warmer weather. The colors are great and I haven't found any of them to be too sheer to wear alone. It washes well, holds its shape, and retains its color. I am 5'9", size 12, and prefer a large. Medium would work well for a slimmer fit when layered. I wore one of these everyday in Zion and Bryce in October!
- August 17 2011
I love this capilene crew - not only is it cheaply priced, but it's light, stretchy (AKA forgiving), great for layering, and versatile. I love Altrec!
- July 30 2011
Great for trekking
Excellent for trekking in warm/hot weather. Some colors are a tiny bit sheer for normal daily wear. I layered it with a Capilene 2 short sleeve shirt in the early mornings. Runs a tiny bit small; I'm normally a size XS in most brands, but take an S all around in Columbia gear.
- November 21 2010
Good first layer - feels nice on the skin while it performs as designed. My daughter loves them.