Ana Sorensenwrote a review of Patagonia Capilene Air Crew Top - Women's on February 8, 2020
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got one of these for my mom for Christmas. She's known for being SUPER picky about her baselayers, but it looks enough like a normal sweater that I figured I'd throw a hail mary and she could use it as a nice top for around town if she didn't like it for skiing. I just met up with her to ski Alta this week, and asked if she'd tested it yet – thinking she'd probably stuck with her old tried-and-true gear and that I'd have to talk her into this newfangled thing. Nope! She liked the one I got her so much that she went out and bought herself another a week after Christmas, and has barely used anything else all season. Totally surprised me – I've never seen her make a baselayer switch that fast! She said she definitely notices a difference with the breathability vs. warmth; it's cosy without being sweaty. She also said she likes that it looks a normal sweater if she wants to wear it out to dinner after the mountain. I feel a little silly for complimenting the looks of a tech piece, but you can tell that Patagonia put a lot of thought into the details and finish on this.