Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew
There's little I can add to Patagonia's description of this item. In short, there IS truth in advertising. The Capilene 2 Crew is amazing!
I live in central Virginia and hike in Shenandoah National Park year round. During the colder months I don't go without my Capilene top. While everyone else is adding and shedding multiple layers trying to stay warm, get cool, or dry off, Capilene efficiently wicks away the moisture.
In practical terms what that means is that when the temperature is in the 40s-60s, this top keeps you warm but not hot. If the wind kicks up or you stop for a while, simply add a thin windbreaker. That's it. Ultralight hiking at its finest!
I've spoken to others who love theirs as much as mine, even claiming to wear theirs every day to work, shopping, or whatever.
Worth EVERY penny!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Patagonia's Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew is the most breathable synthetic baselayer keeps you dry and comfortable.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
An ultimately versatile baselayer, the Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew satisfies the toughest demands. With an outrageously fast dry-time, moisture wicking properties, and flexibility, this shirt can be a stand alone top, or underneath other layers in colder climates. Stay dry and comfortable no matter what in the Capilene 2 crew. 20-UPF sun protection 3.6-oz (122-g) Polartec(R) Power Dry(R) 100% polyester (solids: 59% recycled; heathers: 43% recycled) double knit, with Polygiene(R) permanent odor control Open knit promotes airflow, is inherently stretchy and provides excellent wicking for endurance activities in cool to moderate temperatures Patagonia's fastest-drying baselayer fabric insulates enough for use on chilly days and can be worn beneath other layers Rib-knit neckline is soft next to skin Raglan sleeves and offset shoulder seams merge out of the way of pack straps Side seams roll forward for comfort under layers Thumb loops for secure hand coverage Machine wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
A next-to-skin layer for cool weather, the Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Long Underwear crew shirt provides excellent wicking, exceptional breathability and fast dry times. Open knit promotes airflow, is inherently stretchy and provides excellent wicking for endurance activities in cool to moderate temperatures. Fabric provides UPF 20 sun protection, shielding skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Polygiene(R) permanent odor control resists odors so you can breathe easy after a long day of activity. Thumb loops hold sleeves over wrists for warmth. Shoulders with offset seams won't chafe beneath pack straps and side seams roll forward to minimize abrasion. The Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight long underwear crew shirt features a rib-knit neckline that's soft next to skin.
- REI refers to the men's version
Whether sprinting up a frontcountry trail or shuffling along under the weight of a loaded pack, Capilene(R) 2 has your back. Its open-knit construction breathes, wicks moisture and clocks the fastest dry time of all our performance baselayer fabrics. You can wear this crew on its own in warm weather or as insulation beneath layers. With a rib-knit collar that?s soft against your skin, offset side seams, thumb loops for secure hand coverage and offset shoulder seams for chafe-free comfort under shoulder straps. Made of 3.6-oz Polartec(R) Power Dry(R) 100% polyester, with Polygiene(R) permanent odor control and 20-UPF sun protection. Fabric is bluesign(R) approved.
- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version