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Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Crew Top - Women's


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    The Patagonia Women's Capilene Lightweight Crew Top seamlessly transitions from being your skiing baselayer in winter to a stand-alone top for springtime runs. The lightweight fabric wicks sweat and moves with you to keep you dry and comfy during any activity. It also offers 35-UPF sun protection, and it's finished with a Polygiene odor control treatment so you don't have to wash it constantly.
    • Recycled polyester fabric
    • Polygiene odor control treatment
    • bluesign-approved fabric
    • Slim fit
    • Item #PAT014R

    Tech Specs

    recycled polyester
    Insulation Weight
    yes, Polygiene
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running
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    Super lightweight

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Super light, breathable, and comfortable. Wore this base layer with a vest for touring, and it was the perfect temperature. Can be worn with any layering system.

    Goes up my armpits

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    I love this shirt so much but it goes up my armpits :( I even ordered the next size up and it did the same thing. I have read other reviews that say the same thing about Patagonia shirts. It is built for women with a very small back/chest. I wish I would have got to wear it because I have heard that the material is great and high quality. Here are my measurements if you would like to compare to the picture below: 34C, 5'7, 140 pounds

    Goes up my armpits

    Great Colors

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Bought this as a gift and have some feedback. The fit is true to size and the colors are great. The seam in the arms is very noticeable, not sure if it will become irritating or not.

    Gets The Job Done

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I gave this baselayer to my fiance for skiing and she has had only good news to report. She said its worked great at keeping her warm and dry. Furthermore, she liked how it looks like a pretty normal shirt so that after a long day of skiing she can lose the jacket and relax in the lodge without looking like a bum. She'll probably start using it for some spring hiking when the time comes as well.

    I'm sorry I ever doubted you, Capilene.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    Height: 5' 4.75"
    Bust/Waist/Hips: 33", 25/26", 34.5"
    Weight: 105 lb.
    Dress/Pant Size: 0/25
    Bra: 32A/34AA/XS/S

    I have this in an XXS.

    FIT: The fit in this piece is consistent with the rest of Patagonia's slim fit pieces. Because my shoulders are a little broad/bigger compared to the rest of my body (I have more of a V-shape up top) and I also have longer arms, the sleeves are a bit short and the shoulders are a bit tight (yet I still have a bit of room in the lower torso). Despite this I still go true to size, and since I have a body type that's a little hard to fit and the discomfort is minor, no stars docked for fit.

    PERFORMANCE: I mainly got this baselayer because I love Patagonia's merino baselayers--a lot. Maybe too much! And though I really adore my Thermal Weight Capilene, I have always preferred my Merino Midweight to almost any baselayer. So for me this was a real test just to see if Capilene could give merino a run for its money. The result: I was very, very pleasantly surprised. I went for a fairly intense hilly run in this and wore it for a total of around 48 hours (with about a single 8-hour air-out/dry-time overnight while I was sleeping and also wore it to bed one night) and was very pleased. The polygiene really did its job. While running and sweating, it did a great job keeping me dry and comfortable, but it was also light and thin enough that I could feel the wonderfully cool air. I started off wearing my Houdini as my shell and then ended with just the Capilene in 45-degree F weather. It was perfect.

    BOTTOM LINE: Though I love merino, this sealed the deal for me on Capilene. I want to be able to have synthetic pieces that are versatile and can perform well during any objective, especially when safety (body temp/perspiration) is a real issue. This piece is going to play an important role in my layering system.

    I'm sorry I ever doubted you, Capilene.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xl
    • Height: 5'10"

    Purchased this base layer for hiking (southeast, so 4 seasons of hiking) and for a summer hiking trip to northern and central Alaska. Researched ahead of time the best base layers on the market in my price range and this one was always on top for quality and dependability. It, along with the thermal grade Capilene, quickly turned into my go-tops. Warm, light, and an excellent length for a tall/ long torso person. I also purchased one for my sister who is very petite and it fit her wonderfully. After hiking in it for three days, it did not smell terrible like my other layers either. Highly recommended. Worth the cost.

    What all the fuss is about.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    This is my first piece of Capilene. I been told for years that I should use these base layers because they're awesome. Now, I know what the fuss is about.

    I wanted to really put this to the test, so I used this running on a very windy and cold day. The wind was so cold I had to run back for a face mask. I ran very comfortably in this shirt, with nothing over it. It blocked the wind enough and kept me warm, even though it's so very thin. I'm not sure how they do it, but it really does trap heat. I've since been using this skiing, as it breathes really well. I've also been wearing it around the house a lot, just because I stay so comfortably warm in it.

    I'm not sure about the fit. I'm usually a medium in shirts. I'm 5'8, 135lbs. I can wear small, but they typically aren't long enough in the torso, so medium is usually a good fit. I got the medium in this and it fits, but it's rather loose and quite long. I'm not sure if they meant for it to be loose, or if I should have picked up the small. I will definitely try the small, next time. I like my base layers to be more fitted.

    I highly recommend these capilene base layers.

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