Patagonia Capilene 1 Stretch T-Shirt - Men's


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Whether you climb, run, ride or hike your way into the mountains, you're going to sweat, and the Patagonia Capilene 1 Stretch T-Shirt for men is made to keep you dry and comfortably on your way worry-free. This silkweight crewneck delivers quick-drying, moisture-wicking performance and provides 50+ UPF sun protection. Gladiodor® odor control ensures the shirt remains fresh for years of reliable service. The lightweight fabric is soft against the skin and highly breathable to keep you cool when the pressure is on. Patagonia adds offset seams for backpacking comfort and a reflective logo front and back for low-light visibility. The Patagonia Capilene 1 Stretch Tee is a multi-sport shirt for the warm weather aerobic pursuit of your choice.


  • Material: 5.1-oz 84% polyester/16% spandex jersey
  • Gladiodor® odor control
  • Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
  • Superior stretch
  • Effective moisture management
  • Durable smooth jersey face is comfortable against the skin
  • Self-fabric crewneck is non-binding and wicks moisture
  • Seams offset to provide maximum mobility with minimum chafe
  • Reflective heat-transfer logo on chest and center back
  • Weight: 5.4 oz

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Review Summary

4.7 out of 5

11 Reviews

  • Performance: 8
  • Build quality: 5
  • Great value: 5
  • Ease of use: 3

  • Bad design: 1
  • can be stinky: 1
Durability: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5
Comfort: 4.7 / 5
Quality: 4.7 / 5
Fit: 2.6 / 5
Warmth: 2.2 / 5

11 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Grand Rapids, MI
35-44 yrs

March 12, 2012

The shirt is great; construction, fit, material all A+...standard Patagonia. The color is bright! Really be prepared for that, good news is you will be seen.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Wicking: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Yokosuka, Japan
35-44 yrs

Love Patagonia, Love Capilene
February 14, 2013

This is a great shirt. It has great stretch and is not too tight at all. I am right between a medium and a large. At first I bought the large because I figured it was a stretch, and that the large would be perfect. The large was actually too large. I ordered the medium (which is what I like to think I am), and it fits perfectly. Very comfortable, excellent cut and wicks moisture very quickly. What more could you want?

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5

from Military, AP
35-44 yrs

Best Underwear for Trecking
March 05, 2012

I use Men's Capilene 1 Stretch T-Shirt for all season light activity. Especially, this is the best for summer trecking at 1500m - 2000m mountain. Keeping dry in walking, and keeping comfortable in sitting down. Its special construction gives it superior ventilation, the fabric won't stick to your skin even when you sweat. This is a strech model, but not so tight actually. I sometime use as my underwear on my office work, it's very comfortable even AC is too cool in summer.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
25-34 yrs

Capilene 1
December 18, 2011

Overall, this shirt is one of my favorites because it has an athletic look/fit to it, comfortable, maintains well after multiple washes, material doesn't snag/pile, and allows freedom of movement during any activity.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from denver, co
35-44 yrs

Great running shirt
September 21, 2011

Bought this for my husband and he likes it well enough that he asked for a second one. The shirt is a bit more fitted than the regular capilene, which is perfect for fast forwarding aerobic sports. In the heat of the summer, the shirt wicks sweat well enough that he never completely sweat it out. The only issue is the shirt could have a bit more mesh under the arm to provide even better breathability. But at <$30, it's a steal from Patagonia. Highly recommended.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 3 / 5

Excellent Base Layer
April 09, 2011

After wearing this several times I finally made it back to post a review. This is one of the better Capilene's by Patagonia. Good body forming capabilities with flexibility. I use it primarily as a base layer either either on its own or underneath a mid-weight shirt depending on the weather. Provides excellent breathability, moisture control and drys super fast.

Pros: Performance, Great value
Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5

September 25, 2011

This is a great shirt for warm weather, tropic travel and running by itself, or as a base layer. I'm 5'11, 170, athletic build, and a large fits great around my waist and a bit tight through the shoulders, which is fine if you like that look and feel, or if you are using this as a base layer. I had my first one for several months, several washes and rugged situations and it looks brand new. I started with one, bought two more.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
from California
45-54 yrs

Typical Patagonia Quality
March 25, 2011

The Capilene 1 Stretch Tee is another example of a quality product by Patagonia. I use the tee as a base layer and it provides excellent chafe protection, even in the rain. I'm 6'0" 190# and I wear size large that fits tight but too tight. I think Patagonia has been increasing their sizing lately to more of a "vanity" fit. The fabric is very soft so be careful not to wash it with anything that has a velco closure like I did.

Pros: Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from San Reandro, CA
35-44 yrs

Nice stretch and Quick dry
May 22, 2012

I do not feel stress, because stretch works very much. In addition, this product is quick to dry, I wear this in the daytime and can wear it on the next morning if I wash it at night. I wear it for surf, running, climbing, and there will be a lot of places usable still more.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5
from Santa Rosa, CA 95409
35-44 yrs

Patagonia Men's Cap 1 tee
May 16, 2011

I love this shirt when it's hot for biking specifically. I plan to use it for working out and even chilling catching rays. It is thin enough that you will almost feel that you are wearing nothing. The colors allow for night biking/running/other activity. The only con is that the shirt gets a bit stinky if you wear no or a natural-based deodorant/anti-perspirant. So it has to be washed after each use. A pro is you can almost wear ir out of the dryer because it wicks moister so fast. I would recommend this as a staple in any outdoorsperson's wardrobe.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: can be stinky
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

18-24 yrs

Capilene 1
August 29, 2011

There�s nothing quite like watching a deep desert sunrise, except perhaps running through one. Thanks to the moisture-managing Patagonia Capilene 1 Stretch T-Shirt, you can cut a path through the fresh light without ending up soaked in sweat. Gladiodor treatment helps fight the big stink, while offset seams provide optimal comfort and mobility as you move through the red rocks.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.

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