Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew
There's little I can add to Patagonia's description…
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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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.
Equally on task sprinting up a frontcountry trail or shuffling along under the weight of a loaded pack, Capilene(R) 2 has your back - along with the rest of your torso. 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 20-UPF sun protection and Polygiene(R) permanent odor control. Fabric is bluesign(R) approved.
You don't need anything holding you back when you're pulling through the final crux of your climb or running the last quarter of your marathon, so get the Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew. Patagonia made this shirt with its stretchiest baselayer fabric so you can reach for that far jug without any restrictions. When it gets cold, this baselayer's jersey face helps you slide mid-layers and snow shells over easily.
Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW Crew FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW Crew Stretchy double-knit fabric has a smooth face to slide under layers and an open inner knit to provide excellent wicking Our fastest-drying baselayer can be worn alone or under layers on chilly days Rib-knit neckline is soft next to skin 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 SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW Crew Weight: 5.1 oz / 145 g Slim fit 3.6-oz (102 g) Polartec Power Dry 100% polyester: Solids, 59% recycled; heathers, 43% recycled double knit, with 20-UPF sun protection and Polygene permanent odor control Fabric is blue sign approved This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.