Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck
Source: bought it new
Lightweight, dries fast, provides warmth when you need it. Great for all outdoor activities, or just hanging out at home. A bit pricey, but lasts forever and is often on sale.
Breathable and wicks well. Adds just enough extra warmth to regulate your temp on a chilly day. Fit is dead on: 6' 175 lbs. and large is sized perfectly. The arms are a bit long in a good way.
Well made and highly recommended.
Source: received it as a personal gift
This is a true classic. Warm, fitting, nice next-to-skin.
I think that every company does something especially well; this is Patagonia's strength. It's breathable, warm, strong, stretchy, comfortable and light.
This is definitely my go-to underneath a shell on a 3-season campout or winter high aerobic activities. The fit is pretty close, so I don't really like to wear it on the outside unless I'm sitting by a fire in my PJs (these) and I'm not super worried about wind.
Price Paid: $50
A great baselayer. Great cut. Plenty long. Good fit. Can raise your arms over your head without having the sleeves rise to your elbow or pull the tail out.
A modern classic!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Patagonia's Capilene 2 Lightweight Zip Neck is the most breathable synthetic baselayer keeps you dry and comfortable.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
A moisture-wicking next-to-skin layer for cool weather, the Patagonia Capilene 2 Lightweight long underwear Zip-T ventilates when your inner heat builds, but insulates when skies turn dark. 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. Deep front zipper ventilates instantly to keep you cool during exertion, and 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 Zip-T features a rib-knit neckline that's soft next to skin.
- REI refers to the men's version
With the personality of a multi-tool, and the fastest dry time of all our performance baselayers, the Capilene(R) 2 Lightweight Zip-Neck keeps you cool when your inner heat peaks, but insulates when skies turn dark. Its open knit invites airflow, stretches and provides excellent wicking for endurance pursuits. Details include a low-bulk zip-neck for easy climate control, offset shoulder seams that won't chafe under pack straps, thumb loops for secure hand coverage and side seams that roll forward for smooth layering. 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
The lightweight Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 Zip-Neck Top uses its Gladiodor natural odor control to help manage the funk when you're challenging yourself in the great outdoors. This breathable, stretchy, quick-drying baselayer keeps you comfortable and dry when you push your body to the limits on the trail or when you ski or ride. Wear this sweet top as a base layer in cool weather or alone when you work hard or the temps rise, and unzip the neck to dump excess heat when you charge up the mountain.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version