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The Patagonia Men's Capilene 3 Midweight Zip-Neck Top is Patagonia's most versatile baselayer for the athlete who wants to wear the same thing while he climbs, runs, backpacks, snowboards, and skis throughout the year. This is Patagonia's fastest wicking performance baselayer that can stretch, breathe, and dry for extremely difficult climbing and trail running situations. When winter comes, the smooth jersey face glides smoothly under layers for incredible warmth on cold ski days.
- Polartec Power Dry fabric stretches and dries quickly, and it makes this top Patagonia's fastest wicking baselayer for sweaty athletes
- Polygiene permanent odor control makes sure you don't have a nasty climber's smell when you take this from the climbing gym to go skiing without a wash in between
- Slim fit lets you layer over this baselayer for snowy days on the resort, or just wear this by itself while you're trail running in the late fall
- 1/4-length zip front allows you to regulate your own body temperature if you get too hot
- Forward side seams, raglan sleeves, and a shoulder panel prevent chafing when you're wearing a pack
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I have been using Cap3 for about 4 seasons and loved the trim fit and other great wicking/regulating features. I got a green this time, looks great, but the cut has changed to a bit looser in the arms, and are a bit shorter as well. Same great material I have come comfy with. I'm 6'2", 43 chest, 35 waist and 200 lbs. if that helps. 4Stars as I like the fit of my older one, not that this is awful, it isn't, just different.
This thing is awesome!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This is the most versatile layer I have in my collection. If it's really cold, this acts as a great base layer with additional layers over it. When it's a bit warmer, I'll wear just this under my shell. In fall and spring, this is the only layer that I'll use. I've even used this on winter ski tours as my only layer on the uphill.
It does a great job managing body temperature. It wicks moisture off the body very well and dries very quickly. I have a few of these, and as layering goes, it's affordable (unusual for Patagonia). The only downside that I've experienced is that the material started to pill a bit after a couple washes.