Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight T-Shirt

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Weight 4.5 oz / 128 g
Fabric 4 oz 100% Polyester Circular Knit, 54% Recycled, Gladiodor®



High performance quick drying tee shirt. This one…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought on sale


High performance quick drying tee shirt.


  • lightweight
  • very quick drying fabric
  • breathable

This one is my preferred summer tee shirt for intense activities in the mountains like alpine climbing. From all the quick dry teeshirts I've tried, I would say Capilene 2 has the best performance. Because it's so lightweight and breathable and dries very quickly. Comfortable to wear. As for the fitting, I went one size down.

I've use it mainly in combination with a sofshell and this delivers just enough warmth for an active day in the mountains (summer time). For cold season, probably, it is too lightweight.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Patagonia's Capilene 2 T-Shirt revels in the sweat jamborees of hill climbs, ridge runs and desert singletrack under a resolute sun. Made from the fastest-drying of their performance baselayer fabrics, it has an open knit that invites airflow and provides excellent wicking and exceptional breathability. When worn beneath layers, it's also insulative enough for chilly days. The self-binding neck is pliable and soft; raglan sleeves and flat-ribbed underarm panels merge out of the way of straps to eliminate chafe. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


A next-to-skin layer for cool weather, the Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight underwear T-shirt provides excellent wicking, exceptional breathability and fast dry times.


Shady rock climbs, fall trail running, weeklong backpacking?just a few of the good reasons to pack along this versatile, do-it-all T-shirt. The Capilene(R) 2 Lightweight's T-Shirt's open knit provides excellent wicking, exceptional breathability and fast dry times. When worn beneath layers on chilly days, it also insulates. The rib-knit collar is pliable and soft, shoulders have offset seams that won't chafe beneath pack straps and side seams roll forward for smooth layering. 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.


Patagonia used its most breathable baselayer fabric to make its Men's Capilene 2 Lightweight T-Shirt so you can run, hike, and climb without getting instantly soaked in sweat. This short-sleeve shirt uses only polyester to keep it lightweight and to keep it as dry as possible, but it does not lack in stretch due to the open-knit structure. With a 20 UPF rating, this top blocks harmful UV rays so you can play in the sun all day and keep your body and shoulders free from burning.


On Sale. Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW T-Shirt FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW T-Shirt 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 Machine-wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW T-Shirt Weight: 4 oz / 113 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.

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