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Patagonia Capilene Lightweight Short-Sleeve T-Shirt - Men's

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    The Patagonia Men's Capilene Lightweight Short-Sleeve T-Shirt combines the casual comfort of a tee with the performance of a baselayer to keep you cool and dry on trail runs and summer hikes. The stretch fabric moves with you for unrestricted mobility, and it pulls moisture away from your skin so you're not bogged down with sweat. It also has a Polygiene odor-fighting treatment so you can wear it a couple days in a row without smelling like death.

    • Quick-drying fabric
    • Polygiene odor-control treatment
    • Slim fit
    • Gusseted underarms
    • Flatlock seams
    • Item #PAT00VU

    Tech Specs

    Material
    100% recycled polyester
    Fit
    slim
    Style
    crew
    UPF Rating
    35
    Claimed Weight
    2.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, running, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Putting The Fun In Form Follows Function

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

    I bought this as a gift for my husband and this is what he said.

    "I've been running and bike commuting in the Windchaser shirt for most of the spring and have loved it so my significant other gently persuaded me to invest in another hot weather layer to rotate into the cycle because I'm a smelly human.

    I jumped on this layer because the purple sleeves make you look like a toaster strudel in the best possible way. This layer is the perfect weight for even the hottest desert runs and has dried remarkably quickly. Not much else to say about it other than it works perfectly, looks great and is fun to wear.

    Make sure to wash it frequently to keep its wicking abilities at their best and to keep the stink at it's lowest. I generally just hand wash it while I'm in the shower and let it dry for the morning."

    Note: this is a really, really lightweight shirt. Think like silkweight!

    Amazing shirt, but be warned, it is thin

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

    I have been focusing on my base layers this year with aspirations of controlling how sweaty I get. I sweat, I do not perspire! Therefore, I needed good first layers to move moisture away from my body both when I am hiking and when I am running. I purchased two short-sleeved lightweight and two long-sleeved shirts, one light weight and one midweight. I have been mostly running but I have gotten out a couple times snowshoeing with these.

    For all activities that I have used them for they have been excellent. They do soak up sweat but they also get rid of it very quickly, even with additional layers over top. As the only layer when I am running they are saturated in some places but much less so than other shirts I typically run in (I live in the PNW and it is still very humit as of writing this review). In fact, they are so good that I have been running in the capilene shirts almost exclusively since I purchased them (about 5-6 weeks)

    The first thing you'll notice is that this shirt, even the midweight, is extremely thin. Typically I only wear a shirt or shorts once and then wash it. However, after a couple of washings of these shirts, I noticed that they had signs of wear. There were little snags and distortions in the fabric. I began to worry that these would not last long enough to make them worth the cost. I thought about buying several more to lighten the burden but then decided to do a little testing first. Since these shirts are treated with polygene they should not stink as much as a typical polyester. So I wore one shirt for two weeks running 4 times per week and hang drying it after rather than washing. I ran once in a standard poly shirt and let it hang dry for the two weeks as a control. The standard poly, as you can imagine, stunk after a couple of days. The capilene got a little funky but not unbearable. Even better, when I start to sweat in a standard poly that already has the funk, it stinks even worse when it gets wet; not the polygene capilene. Though they were a little funky, they never got worse even resoaked in my sweat the following day. I then decided that I would repeat the test but rinse the shirts after each run in my post-run shower. This time there was a slight funk but barely noticeable (and no complaints from the wife which is the real test).

    In the end, I decided not to purchase any more shirts but instead wash the shirts much less than my typical running stuff. Because the shirts are so thin, I rinse them in my post-run shower and they are dry and ready by morning for the next run. This cuts down on the number of washes and will, in theory, increase the longevity of the shirts.

    Amazing shirt and, in a way, cuts down on washing and waste as a result. When I need another one I will be purchasing another one of these shirts without thinking twice.

    You can even run in it!

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

    I bought this shirt for my dad as a gift for his second ultra marathon, it was a perfect light weight layer for the crisp winter
    California Coast morning. He wears this piece all the time! To work, to work out just about everything. He says it doesn't smell that bad either but he does wash it about once every two weeks. He said 10 out of 10 would recommend.

    More than just a T-Shirt

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

    I own a Capilene 1/4 Zip that is my go-to base layer when skiing. I love the Capilene wool, and the fact that it repels odors after a hard day of sweating. So when my Uncle asked for a versatile work-out shirt this was my first thought. So far he is very happy with his gift! He has worn this shirt to work out in the gym and to use as a base layer for winter hikes. He says it is super versatile and comfortable!

    Great Shirt!

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


    Shirt is an instant favorite. super lightweight and comfortable. Works perfectly from everything from hiking to ski touring. Will be buying more of this shirt.

    Fantastic shirt, may not last long

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

    These shirts weigh nothing and feel great. A pair of these went on a 10 day sea kayaking trip and didn't seem to pick up much odor at all even after constant use. The downside is that the stitching (specifically the hems) seems to be mediocre at best. After one summer of use, 2 of my 4 shirts have unraveling stitching in various places, which is not what I was expecting from Patagonia. I would not bank on these lasting a long time.

    Better Than Naked

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    This is a great t-shirt for daily wear in hot sunny weather. It feels cooler than going shirtless, and you get to avoid the whole lobster red look and, you know, skin cancer.

    Lightweight is an understatement, the fabric is so light and thin you feel like the tag, which is thankfully not placed behind the neck, is as heavy as the rest of the shirt.

    This piece works great as a standalone piece in hot weather and as a base layer in cooler weather. I am between sizes so I opted for the larger size to use as a daily wear t-shirt, if I was looking for a lightweight base layer for cooler weather I'd go with the medium in the long sleeve version. On a side note I have the long sleeve version of this exact shirt that I use while in the sun all day installing solar panels to protect me from the sun and love it even in 100 degree weather.

    Durability is impressive for this lightweight of a piece. It stands up to washes and daily use without showing wear but doesn't like to be snagged by thorns or scrapped against asphalt roof shingles repeatedly.

    I'd recommend this wholeheartedly for warm weather or those among us like myself that are exceptionally sweaty and need something that really wicks moisture away, but if you'd like a similar option check out the Ether shirt from Arc'teryx.

    Better Than Naked

    Go to travel shirt

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

    I wore this almost everyday while traveling in Indonesia. It helped keep me cool in the humid climate. Washing in the sink and hanging to dry to use for the next day was really easy. It looks good and performs even better. Its going to make a great hiking and running shirt as well. Its hard to see in the pictures but all of the current colors have small horizontal lines on them. The large fits me well with having a little room to move. They medium is almost base layer snug on me but would work well for running or other high output activities.

    Great performance shirt

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

    This is great performance shirt with thoughtfully placed gussets/panels under the arm. The flatlock seams and quick-drying fabric will keep you comfortable longer when you're getting your activity on.