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Talk about all-purpose baselayer, the Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew for men is a versatile moisture-wicking top for any activity. Whether you are headed out for a run, bike ride or a ski tour, Patagonia’s lightest weight Capilene is a solid foundation to any active day. The Breathable, moisture-wicking performance of Capilene is well respected by experienced outdoor users. This crew neck top is the most basic of layering pieces and is an essential shirt for any active person. It is literally a four-season shirt with full UPF-15 UV protection. Its quick-drying, comfort is ideal from surf to summit. It makes a great low-bulk layer on a cold winter day around the house, and it is a top choice for cool weather cycling and running. The lightweight, next to skin comfort will keep you reaching for it whenever you need a breathable, moisture-wicking baselayer. The Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew for men is a great way to start your layering system for any activity.

Specifications

  • Material: Silky soft Capilene 1
  • 3.4-oz 100% recycled polyester
  • 15-UPF sun protection
  • Gladiodor® odor control for the garment
  • Fast-drying
  • highly breathable
  • Rib-knit collar is soft against the skin
  • Raglan sleeves reduce chafe beneath pack straps
  • Cut long enough to tuck in
  • The UV protection rated “good” in accordance with Australian/New Zealand test methods
  • Made in USA
  • Weight: 133 g, 4.7 oz

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

81 Reviews

Pros
  • Build quality: 9
  • Ease of use: 9
  • Performance: 9
  • Great design: 8

Cons
  • Cost: 7
  • Bad design: 1
  • silky finish is kinda creepy: 1
  • sized small: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Fit: 2.8 / 5
Warmth: 2.5 / 5

81 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
mistervee123
from America's North Coast

Great baselayer
February 12, 2012

I have Capilene 1 pants and shirts in black and blue, and they work great as a silk weight baselayer. They are really plain though, and I wanted something with a little more pizzazz for running, wearing alone, or for the beach. The mango color of this shirt is great, bright, but not too bright. I use a medium as a baselayer, but I got large for this one, and the fit it a little looser, great for what I'm doing. Cap 1 is great for running and hiking. It wick sweat like crazy, and if it gets wet, it dries quickly. The only thing I wish Patagonia would change to make their regular Cap 1 even better is to use stretch material for the neck band. You have to be a little careful with when putting it on or taking it off so you don't stretch the neck out of shape.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
tylerw
from Kanab, UT
25-34 yrs

Great running shirt
December 30, 2010

I received a white Badwater Ultramarathon running shirt from a friend. After running in it for many months, it became my favorite running shirt. I looked at the tag to determine the manufacturer. It was a Patagonia Capilene 1. I ordered another online from Altrec and the new one is exactly the same. I was glad to see that quality and comfort hadn't changed. I've ordered my wife a Capilene 1 and 2 Capilene 3s and we both now love these shirts. We're excited to start trying other Patagonia apparel. Expensive, but worth every penny so far. I really like how the threads on this shirt are extremely strong, but not scratchy like some synthetic running shirts. Odors wash out every time.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, good odor control
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
dkics

beats dri fit
February 28, 2012

super light weight base layer. I didn't think i would ever find a product that i like better than nike dri fit but this tops it. i will buy more versions of this

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
trailblazer1

November 22, 2010

great stuff, fits great and feels great on my skin. I have 1s,2s,and 3s for the cold wether...thanks Altrec for the great deal!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
wichi1
top1000Contributor

from CHICAGO ILLINOIS
55-64 yrs

patagonia long sleeve shirt
January 10, 2011

excellent inner layer ,fits true to size it feels like you are not wearing it,comfortable,yet warm.what can you say about a patagonia product. one word,great .thanks,altrec. wichi1

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Quality: 5 / 5
mistervee123
from America's North Coast

Great baselayer
February 12, 2012

I have Capilene 1 pants and shirts in black and blue, and they work great as a silk weight baselayer. They are really plain though, and I wanted something with a little more pizzazz for running, wearing alone, or for the beach. The mango color of this shirt is great, bright, but not too bright. I use a medium as a baselayer, but I got large for this one, and the fit it a little looser, great for what I'm doing. Cap 1 is great for running and hiking. It wick sweat like crazy, and if it gets wet, it dries quickly. The only thing I wish Patagonia would change to make their regular Cap 1 even better is to use stretch material for the neck band. You have to be a little careful with when putting it on or taking it off so you don't stretch the neck out of shape.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
frenchopenchampion
from Midwest Big 10 University
55-64 yrs

Just what I wanted
May 19, 2011

I found this Patagonia product, in black, in Belgium. The white version is wonderful. Just warm enough, but cool enough not to overheat. Wore in 30 degrees (-1 C) as my only shirt during a 40 minute run. Perfect.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
bosox
from philadelphia, pa
55-64 yrs

white capilene
December 30, 2011

a lttle bit small in the body, which is good for the first layer---- overall like it a lot---cost is high but great quality--feels good against skin---altrec has shown me great customer service

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
nook

quality base
September 28, 2011

Nice quality base layer that breaths well and gets the job done for hikes with cool mornings but warm day time temps. great for shoulder seasons in the northeast

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Capileneman
from Raleigh NC
35-44 yrs

Simply The Best
September 05, 2012

The Patagonia Men's Silkweight Crew is the best performing baselayer on the Market. Great UV protection and great for all seasons. Whether warm or cold weather Endeavors you will always have what you need with the Capilene 1 Crew.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Loveswool
top25Contributor

from Arlington, VA
35-44 yrs

Design change has me upset
March 16, 2011

Patagonia never fails to amaze me with their downhill slide in design. While the company touts advances in its fabric technology, the design of the shirts goes downhill. The older Capilene 1 shirt was an awesome RAGLAN sleeve shirt. The awesome fit of that raglan sleeve shirt has been replaced by... well.... something that just does not flatter the chest and shoulders. You have a function shirt that just doesn't fit as well in the armpit and shoulders. A 5 star shirt has now become a 4 star shirt. Bring back the old design!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
Fixedgearrider
from North central Texas
Over 65 yrs

fixedgearrider
May 12, 2011

I use the long sleeve crew neck as a summer undershirt. It offers 15-UPF sun protection so I don't need to use pore clogging sunblock. Moisture management is excellent. I feel cooler than with out it. The Texas summer sun is brutal.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance

Great!
May 01, 2009

A warm underlayer or worn alone, this shirt gets high marks for comfort, warmth, good fit and good looks. So it's an all around winner for the colder times. Fit is snug and fabric doesn't seem to absorb much odor. Easy to wash and it drys very quickly.

Men's & Women's Capilene crew, longsleeves.
June 04, 2007

I bought one for myself last year and kayaked all summer in it. Kept me cool, dry and protected from the sun. I just purchased another for myself and one for my husband. We both did a kayak race in them last weekend. 85 degrees and muggy. We were just as comfortable as people in tank tops, but WE didn't get sunburned!

Warm shirt without the bulk
February 09, 2007

These Capilene shirts are incredibly warm without adding bulk. I wear these under my shirt and the fabric is not abrasive at all. Great buy for an underlayer in those cold wintery conditions.

Great shirt
April 16, 2010

Feels great, fits good, especially in the shoulders, where I find many shirts to be too tight on me. The length of the shirt was plenty long to tuck in too.

Perfect
January 06, 2008

These are so great that I keep ordering more. The most comfortable undershirt I have found, weather skiing or under business attire.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
dalaidave
from Austin, TX

Excellent Any Weather Layer
February 23, 2012

Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of use if you sweat a lot like I do. Cold weather makes an awesome base layer. Hot weather, it can be used alone, however, if you are husky like me, it tends to have that "slim" fit, but this really isn't a complaint, I just need to put it on and get myself outside!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance

Very Good Base Layer
December 29, 2008

Recently wore the Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew on a rather warm and windy December hike at Mammoth Cave National Park. The shirt served initially as a base layer under a windshirt and later in the day as my only outer layer as the day warmed even more and my activity level increased. The shirt performed as stated and kept me dry and cool. I own several of Patagonias Capilene products and use them as my primary base layer.

I love this shirt!
November 07, 2006

I purchased the Capilene shirt in March for an April run to Lake Tahoe. Great end-of-season snow made for an excellent trip. I wore this shirt alone under my Descente jacket on most days. When we received snow and the temp dropped I put on a Patagonia fleece as a middle layer and was snug as a bug. This shirt since has been worn a lot. The lightweight, silky smooth feel and perfect layer of warmth provided make for one of my most favorite shirts. The wicking ability is perfect for Texas winters which start off in the 40's and are in the 70's after lunch. This shirt keeps me dry and warm without overheating which is all I could ever ask. I highly recommend this shirt. This and and a mid-weight Patagonia along with a fleece and a good shell/jacket and you can mix-and-match for any US skiing. Great shirt and great service and support from Altrec makes for a perfect combo. ~T

I LOVE IT
October 30, 2007

AWESOME, SOFT AS SILK AND COOL AS A GOOD LOOKING SPORT SHIRT .IT MADE ME MORE GOOD LOOKING WHEN I WEAR IT WITH MY JEANS.

Won't Travel Without Them
April 28, 2010

I have worn these in the cold Illinois weather here and they are such a perfect baselayer. They are definitely worth the money, I won't go hiking without them.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sunnie
from Georgia
55-64 yrs

Capilene 1 Crew
February 25, 2011

Patagonia's layering system is second to none. I know that I am ready for anything and comfortable, too. Really fabulous! Certainly it is a "must have".

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 1 / 5
JCS4190
from Manhattan Beach, CA
35-44 yrs

PataGUCCI
January 13, 2012

Everyone knows about Capilene material from PataGUCCI. It doesn't get any better as a primary layer in cold weather. Tried it once as a rash guard surfing, however, and when it got wet it seemed to pick up a little more friction...actually gave me a bit of a rash. Stick to the cold stuff.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

Breathable / Dynamic
June 05, 2007

This is better than the Capilene 2, in my opinion. Only because it's easier to layer on top... (layers slide on easier) and it's great as a standalone in warmer weather. We just recently had a heat wave of 95 degree weather and I kept nice and cool, while outside, in my white capilene 1 crew.

Loveswool
from Arlington, VA

Design change has me upset
March 16, 2011

Patagonia never fails to amaze me with their downhill slide in design. While the company touts advances in its fabric technology, the design of the shirts goes downhill. The older Capilene 1 shirt was an awesome RAGLAN sleeve shirt. The awesome fit of that raglan sleeve shirt has been replaced by... well.... something that just does not flatter the chest and shoulders. You have a function shirt that just doesn't fit as well in the armpit and shoulders. A 5 star shirt has now become a 4 star shirt. Bring back the old design!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Bad design

I love these long sleeve crews from pagagonia
January 02, 2010

I must have 5 or 10 of these now. They are lightweight and great by themselves or under sweaters. They wear very well and don't lose their fit over the day like other shirts.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
C2069
from CA
25-34 yrs

cool baselayer
January 04, 2011

Bought this as a hiking baselayer and it is excellent, very breathable, wicks well, fits smoothly, the baselayer in all seasons. Great product!

Pros: Performance

just right.
May 19, 2007

easy dry, perfect fit, expect great performance as first layer.

best hot weather underlayment
March 08, 2007

I use my Capilene 1 crew under my motorcycling clothing. It's the only fabric that wicks the moisture away and allows me take off my gear without sticking to my skin during the hot, dog days of summer

Great Hot and Cold
May 03, 2010

Patagonia Capilene is my standard for active wear. Has a great feel as a base layer and easy to pack. Highly recommended.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
Bigbear1004
from Korea, Daejeon
35-44 yrs

It's musthave item
February 01, 2012

This ia a great shirt for any season. I wear it as a base layer in the winter, it very comfotable fit in shirt. This is enough to warm baserayer every winter condition.(Hiking, Fishing, town wear) I'll use it as a T-shirt in the summer. Because Capilene 1 is light weight and extreemly comfortable and They breath extremly well in hot weather. They also dry quickly when wet. I especially like how compact they pack for travel.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

My son loved this shirt.
December 22, 2009

He is outdoors alot and this shirt is a great layering one.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
ABC80

April 29, 2011

Capilene 1 is great stuff, as it's very versatile. Personally, I use the long-sleeve crew as a base layer for moderate activity in cool to cold weather (winter running, snowshoeing). Since the material has a closer weave than Capilene 2, I mostly avoid the Capilene 1 for high output aerobic activity (trail running, etc), but as long as the temperature isn't too high (over 75-80) it still works very well on its own or under another layer; in higher temperatures, the Cap 1 gets too warm for me, and I'll usually choose a Cap 2, since for me it seems to breathe better and dry more quickly. Nonetheless, you can't go wrong with either product, as the quality of both garments is very high, and over time the capilene shirts I have used, for the most part, have held up very well.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
onimaru

Comfortable Shirt
July 14, 2011

This shirt fits very well. I use it as based layer for california winter while biking. It is just the right stuff. Keep your body warm enough but it also breath well. And it is also quite durable.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
kauaiman

Great shirt
May 20, 2011

I wear these all year 'round here in California but also in Hawaii where we vacation once a year. They're perfect for layering both for winter sports like skiing, or alone or under a wind layer for running/biking when it's a little cooler. I wear them in Hawaii if it's a cool evening or for hiking up in the cooler hills after the fog comes in. They're even fine for use as a "water shirt" for kayaking in the middle of the day to protect the skin from the sun - though I would recommend a lighter color for that in Hawaii. A great essential item I always have with me in my backpack (if I'm not wearing it!) One thing about the fit - they fit pretty close to the body - might want to go a size larger if you're heavy set or really bulked up...

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Disorder
from Los Angeles, CA
25-34 yrs

Great base layer.
February 15, 2011

This is by far my favorite warm weather base layer. I have tried a few other brands before and none come close to the comfort and performance if the Capilene 1. The fit is great, the shirt breathes incredibly well, and it is very quick drying with great wicking. I would highly recommend this product.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
woo kyung jung
top100Contributor

Great lightweight layer
November 12, 2010

This is a Great lightweight layer .it's very breathable and I ride alone a lot and like how capilene drys fast and feels like silk. I wear it around even when I am just sitting around at home because it is so comfortable.

Wonderful product
December 18, 2006

This is a wonderful product. The fit is amazing. Even though this is light material it does the job of keeping me warm, and is not itchy.

Fantastic Product
October 18, 2009

I have found the Capilene series to be the best base layer. The quality is outstanding and the fit is perfect for my 6'2" 185lbs frame (large). I highly recommend this product!

Fabulous!
May 01, 2010

great material, great fit.

Chifo

lightweight
February 04, 2010

A thin baselayer that goes with everything.

great shirt
August 15, 2007

After burning myself to a crisp scalloping, this was the only shirt I could tolerate for a few days. Worth every penny

Great Product!!
June 03, 2010

Shirt is excellent quality, soft, warm and lightweight. Great service, fast and efficient.

Great Base Layer
December 09, 2009

I have been using a similar shirt from Patagonia for many years and finally decided to get a new one. Love it. Got white, which is nice even in warmer weather as sun protection. Would definitely buy again.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5

great base layer
November 10, 2010

green, light, smooth to the touch, great wicking base layer. size runs true

Pros: Performance, Great value

Best shirt
January 03, 2007

I purchase one and after I wear it for the first time I decided to buy 4 more. It is just that comfortable.

catrina3574

The best underwear ever!
March 08, 2010

I gave a set of Capilene tops and bottoms to my hubby, and he says it's the best under wear ever! They keep him toasty warm and fit well under his clothes without feeling bulky. We live in Wisconsin and spend a lot of time outdoors in cold and damp weather, so we give clothes like this a good test. He's given the Capilenes enthusiastic thumbs up.

Radar
from Brisbane, AU

very light and comfortable
September 26, 2010

This shirt is very light and almost feels like I'm wearing no shirt. The fit was true to size - a little baggy (but I'm thinner than average). Makes a great base layer.

yechave

Outstanding!
August 05, 2009

I normally use the long sleeve for late fall and winter.....but, I found on the 09 SS #1 Capilene T's, the neck holes were too small (an issue I have not had since buying these shirts). Not so on the long sleeve. So, I am now using these year round. Result, I returned all the 09 SS's and now have 3 new LS #1 Cap T shirts, and these are the best fitting T's they have made since I have been buying them. This is the only T shirt material I can go through the woods with and not worry about pulls in the fabric due to stickers or issues using backpacks or life jackets. I have yet to wear out even one Patagonia T shirt. Be nice if Patagonia would bring back some of the colors from previous years however! I am not aware of any other company that makes a bullet proof shirt like this. I pair this with their Houdini UL jacket, which I just can not be without.

phenomenastic
June 15, 2007

Patagonia's Capilene 1 has been lauded by many devoted fans and neophytes alike due to being so technically advanced and cool fit for daily wear. This is a great shirt for when you need a bit more warmth and or coverage than the Capilene T. One (two)small issues with it: The neck seems snugger than it was on the Capilene Silkweight, and this is something of a problem for me. And, I really wish they would make it in solid dark colors, rather than the two-tones. However, it's such an amazing shirt that you adjust... Highly recommend it for all-weather: wear it by itself or layer it.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
AreBee
from SW coast of Florida
Over 65 yrs

Patagonia Men's Capilne 1 crew: Perfect!
February 28, 2012

Dries quickly: perfect on it's own or as a layering piece at home or on a trip. It's an essential part of any traveler's wardrobe and the Patagonia quality is consistent.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: wish it was still available in non-slim fit style
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
JJSD19
35-44 yrs

soft, almost silk-like
March 26, 2012

Have had the this long sleeve shirt in white for a while. It is noticably thinner than a Capilene 2 shirt. it is also much softer/smoother as well. I use this shirt to sleep with in a sleeping bag. I'm 5'10" 170lbs and a large fits well, not too snug yet still fairly form fitting. Nothing negative to say!

Pros: Performance, Cons: Cost
Ajb2011

Perefct Base Layer!
September 01, 2010

Thin,comfortable, silky smooth well made and fits great. Don't change a thing!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Chuck
top250Contributor

from Phoenix AZ.
55-64 yrs

Capilene 1 Crew
November 22, 2010

This is the perfect crew for temps between warm and 75 degrees.The fit is true to size and the comfort is great.The overall performance of this product is great and capilene continues to be a good buy for the money.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value, looks great
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 1 / 5

light
August 31, 2011

I used it for climbing to prevent from scratches and sun exposure. Great piece of clothing, feels cool even in superhot weather. Warning: 1 day use max as its synthetic and will stink.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
Pirate
top50Contributor

from Lawrence, KS
45-54 yrs

Great Shirt
November 11, 2010

I'm a big fan of the Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew Shirt. Its one of my most versatile shirts. I wear them as a base layer in the winter and as an outerlayer in hot conditions. It is extremely comfortable no matter when I wear it. Pluses: lightweight, fast drying, some sun protection, comfortable, and packs compact for travel. No negatives.

WarEagle
top100Contributor


January 06, 2007

I do a lot of outdoor running, and this capilene crew provides incredible wicking. I bought one back in '98 and it still looks brand new. The newer version, however, resists odor better than my old one. You will have more than one of these in your closet, I promise you.

Great basic piece
March 18, 2010

Nice, smooth, snag-free fabric. Wicks well and is a versatile weight. Typically high Patagonia quality and holds up after many use-laundry cycles. I own several of the tops.

traveller
top1000Contributor

from bloomington, IN

Classic product of patagonia
October 16, 2010

it is very comfortable and soft, breathable, the ideal usages are hiking, treking, and daily activity.

Great shirt
January 31, 2010

I am 6'3" 197lb guy and the large is a great fit for me. Very comfortable and dissipates moisture very quickly.

Comfort: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
czarklee10
from Bay area, CA
45-54 yrs

Runs way small
May 25, 2011

Unlike my other two Capilene long sleeve tops this one ran small. Also, the silky finish of the Capilene 1 is kinda creepy. I love it in my capilene bottoms but it felt a little weird as a top. I had to return it.

Cons: sized small

Great sun protection, not too hot
May 10, 2010

I bought this for my husband, who needed sun protection while hiking. He thinks it's comfortable for a long-sleeve shirt, and it's not too hot.

AN ABSOLUTE STAPLE
March 17, 2010

This is a product I have been wearing for at least 15 yrs now. Worn it in all conditions, from after a day at the beach, to climbing in the Atlas Mtns in Morocco, & to well below zero as part of a layering system. Great for the real cold believe it or not as a first layer when you know you're going to be pouring sweat no matter how cold it is...and then of course the necessity to dry fast, which Cap 1 always does. Couldn't live without it, I mean it, it is my absolute 'go to' baselayer for almost any situation.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
NMROADRUNNER
from Santa Fe, NM
55-64 yrs

Men's Capilene 1 Crew Cool
February 27, 2012

The Men's Capilene 1 Crew is light and cool feeling. It appears that it will prevent chaffing. I ran for 18 miles without any problems. The shirt was a little expensive even with the discount from Altrec but may be worth it. I can see have a short sleeve too.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
levvy

February 28, 2012

Nice fit. Cool, breathable andvery thin. It is good for activity and layering. Not sure if the stiching will hold up over time, it's a good base layer but I wouldn't spend more than what id did on it.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
nuc1111
from noth carlina
Over 65 yrs

purchased 3 white long sleeves--
August 08, 2012

very comfortable ,long lasting, high quality, have owned one 15 years--still like new-- cool, light ,good looking what more can I say but that you will not be sorry.I would buy again!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5
bosox

good product
January 14, 2011

comfortable & fits well--------over priced -- good company & very good customer service

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost

It's great!
January 03, 2007

The husband loves your products. He works outside as a roofer and has sworn by Capilene for years.

Warmth: 2 / 5
mistervee123
from America's North Coast

Great baselayer
February 12, 2012

I have Capilene 1 pants and shirts in black and blue, and they work great as a silk weight baselayer. They are really plain though, and I wanted something with a little more pizzazz for running, wearing alone, or for the beach. The mango color of this shirt is great, bright, but not too bright. I use a medium as a baselayer, but I got large for this one, and the fit it a little looser, great for what I'm doing. Cap 1 is great for running and hiking. It wick sweat like crazy, and if it gets wet, it dries quickly. The only thing I wish Patagonia would change to make their regular Cap 1 even better is to use stretch material for the neck band. You have to be a little careful with when putting it on or taking it off so you don't stretch the neck out of shape.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 1 / 5
TheChurchIsTrue
top100Contributor

from Santaquin, Utah
25-34 yrs

One of the best base layers around!
September 16, 2011

The Patagonia capilene line is awesome. They haVe four different types of capilene; each for a different weather condition and temperature. The capilene 1 is the lightest. It is made of 100% polyester, which dries very fast. However, the texture and feel is almost exactly like silk. I take an xl, and I feel like It fits me very well. Most t shirts that I have fit me like a pup tent, meaning they fit ok in the shoulders, but are much too wide around the waist. The capilene 1 fits so much better, so if I don't tuck it in, it doesn't flap in the breeze. Even though the fabric is thin, it is very durable. As I read the reviews, it sound like most people prefer the cap 2 above the cap 1. However I like the cap 1 better. The reason being that if I don't shave for a day or two and wear the cap 2, my whiskers sometimes rub against the fabric of the shirt and create pilling under the chin and on the shoulders. The cap one has never pilled, even a little bit. I got most of my cap 1 shirts on sale. Even though I really like them, I'd have a hard time paying full price for them.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
salmonrun
top500Contributor

Versatile
November 02, 2010

The Patagonia Crew Capilene 1 Baselayer is a warm, super ligthweight, durable, technical piece. The minus one star on the fit is due to the neck opening: it is a bit snug.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Great summer shirt
July 25, 2007

Wearing these shirts outdoors in the summer keeps me cool and prevents sunburn. There are no seams on the shoulders, so nothing digs into you when wearing a pack. I wonder why they didn't do the shoulders on the short sleeve version the same way.

Great Product!
December 11, 2009

Ok, now I've got this base layer in black. Performs as expected. Smoothly fits under all layers without adding bulk. Great for Sleeping too!

Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew
May 30, 2007

This is a great base layer, fits close, and very smooth next to the skin fit. I used it on biking, running, and it's perfect for me on these outings.

Great jersey
June 25, 2007

Loved this shirt. Great for workouts, hiking and general outdoor use. Wicks the sweat away during hot blazing days so you feel cool, very cool.

Very Versatile
May 23, 2010

Perfect weight layer for cool and warm weather activities, means I wear this practically year round. Besides active use, it also works great for casual use - by itself, beneath a tee or polo, beneath a sweater, etc without adding too much bulk. Great for traveling, too. Just a great all-around piece, everyone should have a few!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
RunDavyRun
top10Contributor

from Mission Viejo, CA
35-44 yrs

Best warm weather baselayer!
November 21, 2010

I decided to give Patagonia's Capilene a try because of the my experience with Patagonia quality in the past. I was not disappointed. The fit is pretty slim which, for me, is the only drawback but that was made clear in the description so it is what it is. I also wanted to give Capilene a try because it is made in the USA. This is important to me though I know it may not be important to others. Regardless, this is one quality garment. The material is soft, resists snagging (which is a problem I suffer through with my UA Catalyst t-shirts), and resists odor. All in all, it works well to keep me dry, keep me cool and keep me comfortable in the Southern California heat. I use this shirt for trail running and couldn't be more pleased.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
dbbrick
top250Contributor

from korea
35-44 yrs

Very smooth.
March 06, 2012

Very smooth. Buy large size. Oh ... Is a very soft touch. Is a smooth and silky. Very light clothing. And very thin. Underwear is not thick. Wear tight body feels good. Lightweight, soft and very good fit. Sale Price can buy into. If the price is cheaper I want to buy something a little more better.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
BugGuy
top1000Contributor

The Best Base Layer
December 16, 2009

You can't beat the Capilene 1 crew for for camping, hiking, trail running, etc...I wear mine through all four seasons in the Pacific Northwest.

Best base layer out there!
July 01, 2010

High quality, silky smooth. Drys before I even think to take it off, and is low on the stink factor. And its pretty light to boot!

CarolinaRED
from North Carolina

365.25 days
September 17, 2010

Honestly, I wear a capilene 1 crew every single day. I work outdoors in North Carolina, and these guys wick the sweat away and offer evaporative cooling during the ridiculous summers and are a very comfy first layer during the colder months. Pricey, but definitely worth it and are very durable (like most Patagonia stuff). An added bonus for you taller people is that they are plenty long enough to tuck in. I'm 6'2" and mine stay put most of the time. Far and away the best base layer out there for any climate.

Patagonia Silkweight Crew
January 15, 2007

I have about a dozen capilene silkweight crew shirts, including the newer version. They not only come in great colors, but feel very comfortable and still look great after several washings. They are very stylish shirts, completely opposite of long underwear. I wear them to work out, as they are so comfortable. Highly recomend.

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