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Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck Top - Men's


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    A key component to any winter kit.

    Staying warm in harsh winter weather starts next to the skin, and the Patagonia Men's Capilene Thermal Weight Z-Neck Top gets the job done with a thermally efficient and highly breathable Polartec Power Grid fabric. A Polygiene odor control treatment keeps it smelling fresh after back-to-back days of use, while the flatlock seams ensure a chafe-free fit. A 1/4-zip neck allows you to vent some warmth once you start to heat up, and the elastic thumbholes provide a seamless fit between your cuffs and gloves.

    • Polartec Power Grid fabric
    • Polygiene permanent odor control
    • Slim fit
    • Flatlock seams
    • 1/4-zip neck
    • Thumbloops
    • Bluesign approved fabric
    • Item #PAT00VM

    Tech Specs

    Responsible Collection
    Bluesign Approved, Certified B-Corp
    Polartec Power Grid (92% polyester, 8% spandex)
    elastic loops
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Best of the Synthetics

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

    Shirt is the go to for my husband on weekend ski and snowshoe days. Fits great as a base layer and is holding up really well.

    Favorite Winter Shirt

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

    I bought this as a gift for a family member. He rarely takes it off. He says it's the perfect weight for wearing under a hoodie or other shirt. It keeps him warm without feeling sweaty. He also says the fit is perfect.

    Warm and toasty for cold days

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Bought this for my boyfriend for the upcoming ski season. Here's his initial take: Always been a big fan of the Capilene. Doesn’t stink and feels good next to skin. The zip enables a bit more thermal regulation over a crew neck. I am 6’2” and 165lbs and a Large fits me well. Not too baggy but plenty long so that it won’t come untucked. Think this will be a great layer for those extra cold days on the hill.

    light, pack-able, hi tech fabric

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I acquired this as an alternative to my old favorite but more bulky expedition weight Capilene shirt. Haven't tested it in cold yet but it sure feels good, seems warm and will be a lot less bulky in my pack in Nepal. Also, I can comfortably fit it under a normal long sleeve shirt as a base layer which wasn't practical with the older one.

    Wear alone or layer up

      This Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Top is everything I needed for a base layer from the thumb loops that don’t feel constricting to the ¼ zipper that dips lower than usual to allow for better airflow. I was also surprised and impressed at how well it wicks sweat without smelling terrible after multiple uses. I will usually wear this base layer paired with a down vest for cross country skiing, hiking, downhill snowboarding or any outdoor activity since it is comfortable and stylish. It’s not skin tight and runs on the boxier side for Patagonia but I wouldn’t want to sacrifice the comfort or ability to move. I want to get the thermal layer now for even colder days!

      Keeps you both cool and warm

        Great everyday 1/4 zip shirt for skiing or snowboarding. The thermal weight Capilene has the perfect amount of insulation and breathability. The only time I would wear anything heavier than this would be a -20 degree day.

        A workhorse

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

        I purchased this to replace a ten year old version of the same thing. I was sad to see the old one go, but the replacement made it ok. Even after all this time Patagonia seems to be holding to their standards and I am as pleased with their new stuff as I am with the gear I have been abusing for a decade. If it's cold and I'm going to be active, I have this on, no question.

        Nice versatile base layer

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Medium
        • Height: 5'9"
        • Weight: 158lbs

        Have been using for downhill skiing and like it. Quite warm and comfortable on the slopes. The polygiene is effective. Long zip makes venting quick and is comfortable in the lodge. At home is go-to comfort top.
        I'm 5'9" 158 and fit is just right. Color was accurate on the web site.
        Two quibbles: as already mentioned the zipper seam base rubs on the chest a bit, but for me not significant. An earlier version of this top (Capilene 4) had longer sleeves which I preferred.

        I've developed an emotional attachment

          Yes, it's true. This top is without a doubt the warmest, most comfortable thing I've ever put on. I'll go out of my way to wear this whenever possible. It's like wearing a hug. No idea what the other reviewer was talking about. This is designed to be worn under something else. It's insanely soft and feels great, and after you've had it on for a couple of minutes it gets super warm. Absolutly get this thing!!!

          Thermal weight?

            I was looking for a heavy weight Capilene 4 level type shirt. Patagonia apparently has changed their rating system so one cannot tell what the heck they mean anymore. This shirt is so lightweight you can hold it up to the light and see right thru it ! Very disappointed.

            I know I'm replying to an old comment, but this nails it. I reluctantly had to sell two old Cap 4 zip shirts since I put on some weight and they became too small. But the material from the older version (around 2014?) wasn't the thin, see-thru waffle stuff. It was more of a light fleece, almost a stretchy spongy material. I rarely used them since they were usually TOO warm. I wish they still sold those because I'm doing more cold weather camping and they would have been great. I'm now layering with a 100wt fleece pullover, but it's just not the same.