Patagonia Capilene 3 Midweight Zip Neck - Men's


Weight 8 oz / 227 g
Solid Fabric 5.4 oz Polartec® Power Dry® 100% Polyester Double-Knit, 65% Recycled, Gladiodor®
Heathered Fabric 5.4 oz Polartec Power Dry 100% Polyester Double-Knit, 51% Recycled, Gladiodor®

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

A use and abuse must-have for groveling up a chimney pitch or scrambling high above timberline. Our Capilene(R) Midweight fabric hits the sweet spot of weight, breathability and wicking that is the essence of versatility worn alone or with additional layers. It keeps you dry and comfortable when worn during high-exertion activities in cool-to-moderate temperatures and insulates beneath a shell in cold weather. Constructed with a Polartec(R) Power Grid(TM) fabric, it has a smooth face for easy layering and a brushed-back grid that aids in wicking as well as warmth. The fabric has 63-93% recycled-polyester content and is treated with Polygiene(R) permanent odor control. Features include a long center-front zipper for venting, internal neck tape for next-to-skin comfort, full underarm gussets for unhindered shoulder mobility, elastic thumb loops for secure hand coverage, flatlock seams to minimize chafing, offset shoulder and side seams to lie smoothly beneath pack straps, and a drop tail for additional coverage.


Stay dry and comfortable when you're groveling up a cold chimney pitch or scrambling high above the timberline with the light and durable Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck long underwear top.


The Patagonia Men's Capilene 3 Midweight Zip-Neck Top is Patagonia's most versatile baselayer for the athlete who wants to wear the same thing while he climbs, runs, backpacks, snowboards, and skis throughout the year. This is Patagonia's fastest wicking performance baselayer that can stretch, breathe, and dry for extremely difficult climbing and trail running situations. When winter comes, the smooth jersey face glides smoothly under layers for incredible warmth on cold ski days.


The Patagonia Men's Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck is a versatile base layer for a wide range of activities. Polartec Power Grid(TM), 100% polyester double knit fabric, helps Patagonia transition into their new base layer line, with a midweight layer that Fits into a wide range of cool weather. Hiking for weeks in the backcountry to Climbing, even early or late season skiing, whatever the activity this base wicks moisture from the skin and dries out quickly, keeping you comfortable for the whole day. Polygiene permanent odor control keeps the stench at bay, so you can pull on the same layer for days in a row without making your buddy retch. Slip your thumbs into the elastic thumb loops to keep the sleeves in place under additional layers and open up the 1/4 length zip to cool off from all of that self-made heat. Features of the Patagonia Men's Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Polartec Power Grid fabric has a smooth face for easy layering; fabric's brushed grid pattern next to skin provides superior warmth, breathability and moisture wicking Performance Self-fabric backing on collar with internal neck tape for comfort; locker loop for hang-drying Long center-front zipper vents body heat and is backed by kissing welts for lowbulk comfort next to skin Offset shoulder seams eliminate chafing under pack straps Full underarm gusset for range of motion and chafe-free comfort Elastic thumb loops for secure hand coverage Flatlock seams to minimize chafing; drop tail for more coverage Fabric is bluesign approved

- Moosejaw

Built to be worn for weeks on alpine routes, washed in glacial streams and dried in the slipstream of a bus window, Patagonia's soft and compressible Cap MW Zip Neck provides excellent insulation and next-to-skin comfort. The most versatile of their performance baselayers, it stretches, dries quickly and resists wear. The fabric is brushed on the inside for warmth and has a smooth knit face that glides easily between layers. Details include a low-bulk zip-neck for easy venting, thumb loops for secure hand coverage and offset shoulder seams to eliminate pack-strap chafe.

- Mountain Gear