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The lightweight Patagonia Men’s Capilene 2 Zip-Neck Top uses its Gladiodor natural odor control to help manage the funk when you’re challenging yourself in the great outdoors. This breathable, stretchy, quick-drying baselayer keeps you comfortable and dry when you push your body to the limits on the trail or when you ski or ride. Wear this sweet top as a base layer in cool weather or alone when you work hard or the temps rise, and unzip the neck to dump excess heat when you charge up the mountain.

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Love this material

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs large

I've found capilene 2 is a great stand-alone material for warm weather activities and baselayer for the colder months (although if it's really getting frigid I think you'd want something thicker).

Breathes well, dries well, very light, doesn't hold odor too badly.

As a person who usually wears larges (6'1" 180 lbs), I've found the medium of cap-2 works best for me. It's a bit snug, but not overly so. I have large of this as well, and sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a gown (particularly if it gets wet).

Great layer

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

The cap3 is the perfect longsleeve base layer, and the zip neck makes it even better. The little bit of a collar helps to cover you neck , but the zip gives you the venting you need on bike climb or in the skin track. works well as an outer layer or as an insulation layer. The shirt wicks well, adds some insulation, and when it is not covered it really helps to cool you off. Great shirt.

Patagonia Capilene 2 Zip-Neck Top

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

Shirt fits well,warm and comfortable.

I typically fit a medium on all the shirt company.

This shirt fits a perfect compared to others, makes a great light weight base layer or warm weather sun protection.

zipper length is adequate but could be a bit longer.

great shirt at the sale price paid.

Great gift for guys

    Have this base layer to my boyfriend for Christmas and he absolutely loves it! He wears it on several occasions (running, hunting, hiking). Says its very warm, snug feeling and hasn't given him any trouble. I bought a Medium and he is 5'10/ around 155 lbs. Patagonia wins again!

    Better than Wool

      I love this thing. Since it's a half-zip, you get maximum versatility. I love dumping out heat with the half-zip, it's very comfortable. I wear this alone as a running top or as a baselayer when climbing or mountaineering. It's a great piece of clothing.

      I usually prefer wool for its anti-ordor properties, but I prefer this. Since neither smells, I prefer this for its durability (wool can be fragile).

      I'm 6'1, 165 lbs and I wear a M.

      Great product. Get one!

      Perfect lightweight and color

        I am 5'11' with a 52" chest, 17" neck, 16" bicept, and weighing 210 lbs to give you of an idea for fitting. I am ahlethic built in the shoulders, chest, from lots of skiing, swimming, soccer, and biking. I knew the large should be ok.

        My wife thought my old Patagonia is too thin and not working anymore after 2 yrs which was a size large.

        I received this one and it was the same one, just newer style. This is a perfect product for me and I use it all the time. The odor control technology was the selling point for me. It wicks the sweat away and keeps me dry on colder runs.

        I use this for skiing, running, cycling, and camping.

        I will not leave home with out it.. The price is not back and is similar to REI when I bought it 2 yrs ago.

        Nice top

          This baselayer is very comfortable and light. It's helped keep me warm down to low teen weather and does not make me overheat when I start moving. I was also impressed with how fast it dried when I got rained on. I would definitely recommend this top.

          Excellent First layer

            Soft next to skin and fast drying. Already had the Cap 3 and wanted something lighter. Great first layer when hiking, or just on a cold night hanging around. Also on a cold night in a sleeping bag. Would suggest again. I ended getting an XS for a tighter fit but not a compression shirt, but form fitting. Hope BackCountry and start carrying XS.

            NICE BASE (layer that is)

              This is my preferred base layer for skiing. Comfortable, wicks moisture well, and the zip let's you cool off quickly when you are hiking up Palmyra peak or to the Gold Hill chutes. If you run cold (I run warm), you should definitely consider the Capilene 3 midweight as a base layer.


                i bought a couple of capilene 2 zip-neck not too long ago and used them as a base layer when i recently went to taiwan, it was quite wet & chilly in the highlands, the temperature was around 10 degrees C, used a light fleece and a storm shell, worked out fine. the capilene 2 is really comfortable, (except for the zipper near the chin), will buy more when i see a good deal.

                Fashionable, functional but still the odor of polypro

                  I like Patagonia products for their functionality and flair and this capilene zip neck top is all of that. The two tone contrast on the mango shirt is subtle and the shirt would pass for a semi-dressy in a pinch. Size Medium fits well and I consider myself between small and medium @ 38" chest, long torso and 32" arms, athletic build. I have since purchased 4 merino wool shirts by another fine maker, Stoic and in comparison to this polypropylene Capilene top, the merino wool is a hands down winner in the "no odor retention" category. Polypro, on my body is definitely a "one day" affair.....merino wool hangs in there for 3 days or more and I'm still acceptable to be around. Also, merino wool products wick moisture from the arm pit area, a nice feature whichever manufacturer you choose.

                  Amazing shirt.

                    An amazing layering piece. The shirt is a great base layer. It wicks sweat, keeps you warm, and looks great. You can wear this around town. I have had and used it for 5 years now and I still looks great. I will be buying more of the patagonia capeline. I medium fit great at 5'10" and 150. A little tight at 175, not the shirts fault.

                    At home, work or play

                      Great great product! Living in colorado i play ALOT outside but i also work at an Apple store so i gotta look professional once in awhile. This shirt has been perfect for both. Stays completely odor free and wicks sweat mountaineering yet stylish enough I can wear it to work afterwards. After three years of really hard use it still shows no signs of wear or tear whatsoever. Can't recommend enough!

                      Great for alpine or everyday use

                        I cannot wear this shirt enough. I bought it for a Rainier attempt, but now I wear it all the time, the zip allows for easy venting and I wore it right over my skin for great wicking and quick dry. It has held up well after days and days of use and is a great layer to put on over a t-shirt on a rock climbing day. I was wavering between capilene or merion baselayer, but am super impressed with this one, and it costs a lot less than wool. Buy 2!

                        Great for alpine or everyday use