Patagonia Capilene 1 Scoop - Women's


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Silky-soft Capilene® 1 is the lightest of all our technical baselayers. A master at managing moisture to keep you cool during active use in warm to sweltering conditions, it also helps protect from the sun and acts as an excellent quick-wicking baselayer beneath heftier Capilene® or wool insulation when the mercury plummets. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled (and 100% recyclable) Capilene® 1 polyester, with Gladiodor™ natural odor control. Made in USA. Common Threads Recycling ProgramResearch shows that the environmental impact of recycling worn-out Capilene base layers into new polyester fiber is significantly lower than making that same fiber from virgin materials. Taking into account that worn-out garments are diverted from trash incinerators, making new polyester fiber from recycled garments results in an energy savings of 76% and a CO2 emissions [greenhouse gasses] reduction of 71%, versus creating that fiber from new raw material. Capilene® Core Performance®Capilene base layers afford quick-drying, next-to-skin moisture management for all activities in all conditions ? from high-altitude bivies to sun-soaked water sports. Learn more


  • Silky fabric is ultra-light, breathable and quick-to-dry
  • Use as a layering piece skiing or backpacking in cool weather or as a cooling singlet in hot/humid conditions
  • Self-fabric binding neck is slightly scooped for a more feminine shape, and maintains coverage under layers
  • Raglan sleeves reduce chafe under pack or luggage straps and provide an enhanced fit
  • Angled side panels eliminate pesky seams where body is most active
  • Tuckable length
  • Contoured, feminine silhouette minimizes bulk and glides easily beneath layers
  • 3.7-oz. 100% recycled fiber and 100% recyclable polyester with Gladiodor™ natural odor control
  • 128 g. (4.5 oz.)
  • Made in USA.

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

31 Reviews

  • Build quality: 3
  • Great design: 3
  • Performance: 3
  • Ease of use: 2

  • Cost: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.8 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

31 Ratings & Reviews

Awesome for hiking
September 14, 2008

I loved this shirt while hiking the Inca Trail. Lightweight and really comfortable - protected me from the sun, brush, and cool weather mornings. I'm normally an XS, but if you want this shirt to hang a little loose and to layer over tanks and tees, then I would go one size up.

miracle fabric, nice cut
November 16, 2008

The capilene 1 material is wonderful: absorbent and cool or warm, depending on the temperature. It dries quickly and always keeps me comfortable. When washing, I use clorox and it works great!

great base layer top
February 20, 2010

perfect for skiing

Comfort: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
from Hawaii
55-64 yrs

Nice top
October 30, 2011

This top is great as an insulating baselayer. Sometimes when worn alone, it does have a clammy feeling. I would have to say though if used alone as a sun shirt (80 degree sunny weather), the Under Amour Heat Gear does a better job as is allows better ventilation when hot. Both do stay dry. Fit is comfortable, though I think the Under Amour may have more room through the sleeves. I am between a small and medium in Patagonia, and I ordered this in a small for a closer fit to be worn more as a base layer.

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

Great wicking material
January 15, 2010

Light wight fabric that wicks sweat away nicely with a work out. Easy to layer under a middle warmth layer for hiking.

Nice Shirt
January 25, 2007

I like the shirt but it runs a little big

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Alaska
45-54 yrs

November 20, 2010

This is one of the most comfortable shirts I wear. The reason I say shirt is I wear it as a t-shirt. Its doesn't fade like other t-shirts I have worn. It said baselayer but looks good enough to wear alone. Dries quickly when wet, color doesn't fade and when traveling doesn't take up much space. I am addicted to these shirts and they look alot better then a regular t-shirt.

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

Great physical sun block
September 23, 2008

I needed a long-sleeved shirt that I could wear for sailing in the summer, and that will provide a sunblock. The capilene felt good on my skin - no stink. Now that the temperature is cooler, all I need to do is use it as a layering base.

I love the Patagonia Capilene 1 top!
February 25, 2010

This Patagonia top is wonderful. I always take it with me when I travel. It weighs nothing and I can wear it alone or layered. I would not leave home without it! I wear it at home, too.

we will see?
December 09, 2009

A gift, not worn yet, but seems like a good product..great service and customer service from altrec when help was needed. If all previous reviews hold true i'm sure my wife will be happy


Great lightweight shirt
May 15, 2009

I love it. It is lighweight and very comfortable. Good for hiking as well as traveling.


Very soft and comfortable
July 20, 2008

I love capilene! This shirt keeps you dry in hot weather and it does run a little big, but I highly recommend it. Also, it is one of Patagonia's common threads recycling program. A great value and eco friendly, I can't ask for more!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Eugene, OR
55-64 yrs

Great shirt for everything!
March 22, 2012

I love this top! It is very lightweight, and has a wonderful silky feel. Drapes beautifully. It is perfect for every kind of outdoor activity, wicks well, dries very quickly, even has sun protection.Works well either as a base layer, or just as a shirt. And it looks really nice too, much nicer than your average performance shirt. Wears well. I have several and love them.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Burke, VA
45-54 yrs

comfortabe blouses with lovely colors
August 13, 2012

These are extremely comfortable and soft to the touch. I've have always been very fussy about the feeling of fabric against my skin and these don't disappoint. The style is feminine and the colors are beautiful. I bought 1 in lemon, green, and flash pink, lovely colors. These are great for layer as well as by themselves, got to show off those vibrant colors, right? I got mine on sale and that made them more attractive as a buy. I'm 5'3'', 110 lbs and the Small fits perfectly.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use

great baselayer
March 05, 2007

This shirt kept me very dry while skiing all day. It is very soft and comfortable, but runs a bit big.

soft and light
December 31, 2009

I prefer the Cap 1 shirts to the Cap 2. This shirt is really light feels great in warmer weather or layered under a fleece in cooler temps. I am 5'6" and 140 lbs and ordered a medium. It is a little roomy and next time I'd go with a small for a closer fit and easier layering.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Warmth: 4 / 5

November 21, 2010

Good fit, quality and value. Very stylish as well, so you can go from working out to apres ski. Suitable for three season wear. Good assortment of colors, too.

Pros: Performance, Great value

Worth the purchase
August 14, 2009

Everything Patagonia makes is wonderful. Good quality and stylish. I got the "lipstick" which is not my normal look. It looks great. I was pleasantly surprised.

Wonderful for biking in Africa.
July 21, 2009

I bought this as a gift. Good color. Very light weight. Will work well in the warm and cool weather of Africa.

My first impression after placing my order.
September 14, 2006

Loved your website. Everything was very easy. Very impressed with your free return policy. Seems as if you will be a great company to do business with!!

Very nice baselayer!
February 25, 2007

This shirt is so soft, and a great baselayer. Very warm and perfect for layering!

loved them
February 03, 2007

very warm and lightweight

Nice shirt for running too
September 23, 2007

Really comfortable and great for running. The shirt does run a little on the big side, but the sleeve length is great.

Love it!
April 05, 2010

Great shirt! The capilene 1 is a lightweight wicking shirt that works very well as a base layer under fleece, as well as on its own in warmer weather. It wicks away sweat and water thoroughly and quickly(my camelback decided to explode at the trailhead this morning and the capilene shirt kept me from being a soggy/unhappy camper). The shirt is comfortable without being too baggy. I would suggest purchasing a darker color, as the white one seems to have stains in the lower back/armpit areas after only 2 wears. Otherwise, this is a great purchase and I will be buying more capilene products!

Comfort: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
Warmth: 2 / 5

Great for trail running
February 13, 2012

The fit is great, but runs slightly small for Patagonia, especially the sleeves. It is a comfortable piece to run in alone or layer, depending on the temperature. The scoop neck is flattering.

perfect all-around layer
May 18, 2010

love the soft, lightweight feel of this baselayer. keeps you cool or warm - whatever you need. looks great in town, too! i'm 5'6 145 lb and ordered a M (what I usually wear) and it works alone, but if I order again, I'll order a S for a closer fitting baselayer.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from North Shore, Ma
35-44 yrs

The Best Capilene
January 11, 2011

I have owned the silk weight cap from Patagonia for over 5 years and its still in perfect condition. I ordered a white and black for extra layers in our cold snowy New England. The fit is true to size and it layers perfectly under any piece of clothing.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance

great product for outdoor sports
February 24, 2007

I purchased this for my 12 year old daughter who needed a warm, breathable, long sleeve shirt to wear under her soccer jersey on cold game days. She is very pleased with this shirt.

worth the money
November 14, 2006

light weight and very comfortable

Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Gift List Request
December 13, 2010

I purchased this item a year ago for my daughter-in-law. She loved it so much that she put it on her Christmas Wish List this year. The light weight #1 is perfect for those who are cold-natured.

warm, fits well
January 04, 2010

It's light, it fits well, it's warm. What more can I want.

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Aloe Green, Amaranth, Black, Cerise, Cilantro, Deep Space, Flash Pink, Lemon Lime, Magenta, Mango, Nile Blue, Rubellite Pink, Ultramarine and White..

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

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