Gear Review

5 5

Just bought a second

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been my go to base layer for the past 4 years. I've worn it for everything from traveling to cragging to winter mountaineering and have never been disappointed.

I generally wear this as a long sleeve over a t-shirt, but occasionally wear it as my primary base layer. Either way it performs great. Small and light enough that I never think twice about packing it, and it provides a surprising amount of warmth. Perfect for intense cardio activity on chilly days.

After 4-5 years of abuse, my first Capilene 1 was ready to retire (it had holes at the elbows and in the sleeves, mostly from rubbing against rock), and I just bought a new replacement.