Patagonia Wool 4 Crew

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4 years ago I purchased the Capilene 3 top and figured…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Fabric: wool
Price Paid: $85

4 years ago I purchased the Capilene 3 top and figured one day when I can afford it I'll get the wool 4 and finally did about a year ago. I was a little disappointed for a few reasons.

First, the large was really loose and kind of baggy, I believe they do this because they know that even with the finest care wool inevitably shrinks, and it did. The good news is after shrinking slightly it fit great.

Another issue with this piece, it wasn't as comfortable as promised. The outer is soft smooth wool but inside the material is terry looped which makes for great heat retention but not the most comfortable thing in the world. It's definitely not uncomfortable, just not as comfy as I thought it would be.

My first use of this layer was a beach camping trip where there was a lot humidity at night. Temps got into the low 60's and this was all I needed.

Second time was a fall mountain camping trip with temps in the low 40's. I hiked and slept in it with a TNF Apex shirt over it and it was definitely a pleasant experience, but I started to notice some piling - no bueno, but not enough to make it look bad, besides it's about the warmth first and foremost.

I recommend it if you can get it on sale like I did at Moosejaw, but the full $115 price is outrageous.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The super warm, 100% chlorine-free Wool 4 Crew from Patagonia is a baselayer top that's perfect for stop and go activities in cold to very cold weather. Forget about smelly synthetics and multiple baselayers, Wool 4 is one layer that can do it all with natural wicking and odor management.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

On wintry Wyoming mornings spent mending fences, the Wool 4 Crew will keep you dry and warm in cold to very cold conditions. Made from soft 7.8-oz merino wool, with a dense jersey face for thermal efficiency and resilience and a terry-loop back for next-to-skin comfort, this performance baselayer insulates even when wet, naturally resists odor, and stretches with you. Both collar and cuffs feature terry-loop that?s turned to the outside for a clean finish. Saddle-shoulder raglan sleeves have flat seams that won?t irritate under pack or luggage straps. We eco-wash our merino wool for softness and to reduce shrinkage. Machine-wash cold; lay flat to dry.

- Patagonia.com refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Patagonia Men's Wool 4 Crew (Fall 2008) Super warm, 100% chlorine-free, merino wool pullover baselayer for stop-and-go activities on cold to very cold days Specifications: Weight: 10.9 oz / 309 g 7.8-oz (265 g) 100% chlorine-free merino wool Features: Eco-washed merino wool resists odor naturally, insulates even when wet, is exceptionally durable and stretches, provides superior performance and softness without the use of environmentally harmful chlorine Dense jersey-knit face for thermal efficiency and resiliency, terry-looped back for next-to-skin comfort Saddle shoulder raglan sleeves have flat seams for freedom from chafe under pack or luggage straps Cuffs and collar are turned with terry loop to the outside for comfort and a clean finish Machine wash cold and lay flat to dry Slim fit We are not able to ship Patagonia products outside the US because of that other thing.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Super warm, 100% chlorine-free, merino wool pullover baselayer for stop-and-go activities on cold to very cold days Eco-washed merino wool resists odor naturally, insulates even when wet, is exceptionally durable and stretches, provides superior performance and softness without the use of environmentally harmful chlorine Dense jersey-knit face for thermal efficiency and resiliency, terry-looped back for next-to-skin comfort Saddle shoulder raglan sleeves have flat seams for freedom from chafe under pack or luggage straps Cuffs and collar are turned with terry loop to the outside for comfort and a clean finish Machine wash cold and lay flat to dry On wintry Wyoming mornings spent mending fences, the Wool 4 Crew will keep you dry and warm in cold to very cold conditions. Made from soft 7.8-oz merino wool, with a dense jersey face for thermal efficiency and resilience and a terry-loop back for next-to-skin comfort, this performance baselayer insulates even when wet, naturally resists odor, and stretches with you. Both collar and cuffs feature terry-loop that s turned to the outside for a clean finish. Saddle-shoulder raglan sleeves have flat seams that won t irritate under pack or luggage straps. We eco-wash our merino wool for softness and to reduce shrinkage without the use of environmentally harmful chlorine. Machine-wash cold; lay flat to dry. 7.8-oz (265 g) 100% chlorine-free merino wool

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

Men's Wool 4 Crew by Patagonia is a super warm, 100% chlorine-free, merino wool pullover baselayer for stop-and-go activities on cold to very cold days. On wintry Wyoming mornings spent mending fences, the Wool 4 Crew will keep you dry and warm in cold to very cold conditions. Made from soft 7.8-oz merino wool, with a dense jersey face for thermal efficiency and resilience and a terry-loop back for next-to-skin comfort, this performance baselayer insulates even when wet, naturally resists odor, and stretches with you. Both collar and cuffs feature terry-loop that's turned to the outside for a clean finish. Saddle-shoulder raglan sleeves have flat seams that won't irritate under pack or luggage straps. Patagonia eco-washes their merino wool for softness and to reduce shrinkage without the use of environmentally harmful chlorine. Machine-wash cold; lay flat to dry.

- RockCreek refers to the men's version

Patagonia Wool 4 Crew

Discontinued

The Wool 4 Crew has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$69.00 - $120.00

The Patagonia Wool 4 Crew is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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