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Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew - Men's - 2007 BCS
Not only does the Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 Crew make an excellent lightweight top for people getting after it in the mountains, it also uses 100% recycled fabrics to get the job done. As the lightest top in Patagonia's line, this is clearly the choice for those days where you're moving fast enough that you don't need a ton of extra insulation.
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Great as a base layer or on its own
March 11, 2011
Comfy, doesn't get all stinky right away, works well as a base layer or on its own. What more could you want in a shirt?
February 25, 2011
fits really well, I got a M and I'm 5'10" 175 lbs, Love that the shoulders dont have seams right on the edge of the shoulder. Probably one of the best long underwear shirts out there. This and the helly hansen one, which is also awesome
I stand about 6ft 0.5inch tall and weight around 198 pounds.
I stand about 6ft 0.5inch tall and weight around 198 pounds. chest 42inch, waist 38inch, hip 41inch.
which size will fit me best? L or XL?
By: Harry Huang
February 14, 2011
I am about your size, I have a little bigger chest 46 and a little thinner waist 34, and the XL is perfect for me.
February 25, 2012
All of the Capilenes have about the same fit. Large for a snug fit and XL for a relaxed fit.
By: Gone Fishing
February 14, 2011
Lyell Canyon Sept. 2010
By: Scott Barger
November 19, 2010
After 5 days my capilene 1 was still working well with no stink.
Could be the best base layer ever
October 28, 2008
probably the best long sleeve aerobic shirt i've ever worn. i trail run in it when it's a bit too cold for short sleeves. it's the perfect base layer for skiing or apline ski touring because it is light and it really wicks moisture away from the body.
Cap is the best synthetic base layer...Period!
November 8, 2009
Cap 1 has so many uses. From a nice thin baselayer for the winter to wearing it as a top for mountain biking it can do it all. My cap has held up in so many situations, from falls on rocks, to being thrown into the dirt at 20mph after a spill on my bike, it still is as good as new. Not only is it durable, its comfortable, super light weight, and wicks extremely well. Putting this guy on instead of my bike jersey's made my XC rides so much better as they breathed wonderfully. A+ all around!
Write your question here...My Son is in the High School marching
Write your question here...My Son is in the High School marching band. We live in TX and the uniform is wool. Needless to say in Aug its very hot here. He is breaking out in to heat rashes all over his body. Would this be a good shirt for him to wear under his uniform? Or would it make him even hotter?
By: catherine holland
September 4, 2010
This will make him hotter. You could try something that's made from a cotton/synthetic blend for cycling or running to see if wicking the sweat away from his skin will help, but the wool and heat are probably going to continue to get the best of him. Also, if it doesn't keep him from marching, try some diphenhydramine (benadryl) to help with the rash, and some talcum or Gold Bond powder before he suits up. Another thought might be to use a few strategically placed frozen cold compresses that will fit under his uniform in places like his neck, upper torso, lower back, above the groin next to his hip bones, inner thighs, or any areas where the rash is particularly bad (use surgical or athletic tape to keep them in place if you have to). The idea is to lower his core temperature by cooling his blood, thereby cutting down his perspiration. You should probably talk to the school about it, too. I'm sure, given the circumstances and commonality of prickly heat, he's not the only one suffering, and they should address what's really a legitimate health concern.
By: Phil Maher
September 4, 2010
By: Aaron Wilbur
February 2, 2009
I take it on every single trip i do, no matter where i go or what im doing. it rpeforms wonderfully in all conditions
Awesomest Base Layer... EVER
October 30, 2009
Been loving Patagonia a lot lately. I have several different base layers, and the Capilene 1 from Pat is far and away my favourite. It keeps sweat down when hiking and touring, moves well with you climbing and the white can help keep you cool in the summer. The material is really soft, and feels just like you are wrapped in a cloud, really comfortable to be in, either all day, or all weekend. Dries out pretty good, just as fast as a polypro shirt, and seemingly faster than UnderArmor. Put it under a t-shirt and it's super stylin' around town, making it extremely versatile. I find that the HH Dry bases, even though I love those too, tend to dry out my forearms where I can get pretty bad eczema, but the Cap 1 keeps my skins moisture where it belongs, without compromise of sweat build-up.
The large fits me great and I'm 6'1-2" and 200#.
super silky feel good fabric that builds oder fast
The legendary Ashman
June 29, 2007
I love capilene and the way it feels on my skin, makes me want to wear them all the time. But nothing grabs and holds order faster than this stuff so its a mixed bag. Lasts longer and feels comparable merino wool products but the smell, it will make your eyes water after about 4-8 hours of riding/exertion whereas with wool products there is little to No smell after a whole long day out, at least by comparison. I ride alone a lot and like how capilene drys fast and feels like silk, but I'd never wear it when I'm on long trip with my mates.
Hiking the Grand canyon starting at the north rim...told the
Hiking the Grand canyon starting at the north rim...told the temp could be in the low 40's.in early Sept. Looking for a long sleeve shirt to wear that is light weight
By: Dave McCullough
August 4, 2010
This would be a great place to start your layering system. However, it will retain body oder after a few days depending on your body. I personally like the light wool base layers (patagonia makes them as well as Stoic) because they don't stink and control temperature over a wider range. This does dry faster though! Either way, you can't go wrong with Patagonia gear!
August 5, 2010
March 20, 2007
light, breathable, adaptable, comfortable
with a much better cut (raglan) than the regular capilene 1 shirts with seams on shoulders....looks and performs better.
thanks for that
Best 3-season baselayer
December 8, 2009
Capilene is the best fabric for baselayers other than perhaps high-quality merino wool. I prefer thin base layers because I can more easily later them (long-sleeve over short-sleeve) and they dry quicker.
The design on the Cap1 is great, too. The sleeves are cut narrowly so they taper to the wrist and do not hang lose. The torso length is also slightly long so the shirt can be tucked in to prevent drafts.
I use the Cap 1 running in cold weather, and in spring/fall over a Cap 1 short-sleeve.
All around performer
May 20, 2008
Not only do I use them as a base layer for cool season outdoor activities, but I use them as dress shirts with a black sport coat when traveling. A quick wash in a hotel sink followed by a night on a hanger and they are good to go! Coupled with a The North Face Venture jacket and perhaps a Capilene 2 second layer, I can span most weather conditions around the globe, including above tree line and open ocean activities, when traveling and an opportunity to explore presents itself.
What is the difference between Capilene and merino wool? What
What is the difference between Capilene and merino wool? What is better?
November 14, 2008
For your answer: merino is better.
March 16, 2011
Capilene wicks moisture faster, dries faster, and is less expensive. Merino is a natural fiber which is super comfortable, doesn't stink, and keeps you warm while it's wet. I don't care for merino as a skiing base layer because it doesn't dry that quickly, but a lot of people do. Merino's killer for wearing around when it's chilly though
By: tyler boucher
December 12, 2008
December 23, 2010
For lightweight baselayers this is the first one I pull out of the drawer. Very comfortable, fits just right and feels good on your skin. Patagonia considers this a slim fit but I think of it more as an athletic fit, fits snug but not tight. It is not compression fit like some other baselayers.
Wicks moisture so well, bottom line, great shirt.
Great for sun protection
Steve of Jackson Hole
August 18, 2009
Been using this shirt for several years as a sun shirt. I'm very fair skinned and cannot take much sun before burning badly. In direct sunlight, the white shirts help keep you cool by reflecting the suns rays and pulling the moisture off your skin. I prefer this shirt to bare skin and sunscreen. I'm on the water for days on end and I own and wear four of these in white.
One of Patagonia's best products!
good stuff - a little smelly
February 8, 2008
good base layer. Wicks moisture very well and keeps me from overheating. Only drawback is that this shirt holds on to odor like crazy. I'm not a terribly stinky or sweaty guy, so I was surprised at how bad the shirt smells at the end of a long day of moderate activity. Still, very comfortable and functional - just bring a change of shirt if you plan on socializing with the opposite sex later
Light and Comfy
August 14, 2010
This shirt has been great. It provides just a touch of added warmth and a layer between my sticky body and my sleeping bag or quilt. Even after nine days in the backcountry, uh . . .without washing this shirt, it was still very comfortable to wear around and to sleep it. It didn't wind around my torso or catch on my gear, like some clothing does at times. I bought a light tanish color to reduce it's attraction to mosquitoes.
I am going whitewater rafting in a few weeks, I'm expecting
I am going whitewater rafting in a few weeks, I'm expecting the water to still be pretty cold, can anyone suggest a good light weight long john to wear under my wetsuit? Is one material, wool v polyester, etc, better than others for this use? Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
April 15, 2008
poly/capilene would be the best for your use since it dries so much faster than merino. Capilene 1 bottom is the ticket for sure.
By: Ty Nelson
November 14, 2008
June 28, 2010
so, this is great for a day on the rocks! it's got some flex and stretch to it and it's very breathable and it's wicks like nobody's business! patagonia is the competition to beat in layers IMO. i'm more of a cap 3 guy because it's just so versatile in mild and colder weather conditions but this layer feels great against the skin and keeps you dry! it provides some uv protection and most importantly looks good. hehe.
Great Lightweight Layer For Spring/Summer
July 23, 2009
The Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew is perfect for early morning runs in the summer when it's 60-70 deg F out. It breathes well, and does not stick to your body during long runs. If you can't decide between the colors, buy the two or three colors you like, because you will wear them.
Comfortable and a base layer?
February 25, 2009
Love my capilene 1 crew baselayer. Wear it alone on cool days or as a beginning baselayer that wicks well and doesn't snag on whatever you layer over it. Material tends to get caught a bit on rock and shred somewhat if you are not cafeful. Overall, an excellent comfortable layering piece that has a great fit.
November 10, 2006
I bought this for a base layer to wear on my newfound love of Alpine Touring. When skinning up I get super hot and this performs as promised by wicking the sweat away and keeping me cool. My only beef is the sleeves tend to hike up my arm when I am moving them around a lot. Other then that I wear it around even when I am just sitting around at home because it is so comfortable.
just one thing...
July 31, 2010
great piece, but i ordered the geeko green version and it has a seam that sits between my collar bone and strap pad. actually perty painfulafter a while. also have never seen seams like these on my other cap undies. i have a feeling that its specific towards the colored versions as this one is thicker than my other cap2 crews and cut more as an outer garment than an under. so im treating as such, and not going backpackin with it. awesome for around town!!! could someone clarify for all us backpack people???
Fernando Octavio Brendinberger
March 5, 2010
Very comfortable and snug fit.
And it has taken years of abuse and still keeps going!
i don't want to take it off
January 2, 2009
i got this shirt for my boyfriend, he won't stop wearing it. great warmth and great moisture wicking. i think i am gonna get him another one. he's obsessed.
Buy 1, buy 3...
December 4, 2008
Top notch baselayer. Wicks moisture away from your body for temperature control. It keeps you cooler when it's warm and warmer when it's cool. These things last forever and keep you smelling good too. Run true to size.
December 11, 2006
I steal this shirt from my boyfriend all the time. It's lightweight and keeps me warm skiing. It wicks really well and doesn't stink too much (unless he wears it, that is).
Warm or cold...
August 28, 2008
This shirt is a little too thin to really put some abuse to, but it's perfect for cool to warm summer conditions when you need just a little more coverage. The fit is perfect for using under layers or worn by itself (it doesn't hug your every curve, but it isn't too lose either). This is one piece I like to have with me at all times during the spring, summer and fall.
I could live in this shirt
November 7, 2008
Lightweight, comfortable and durable. My go to shirt for all adventures, even when relaxing around the house. Patagonia products are made to last no matter where life takes you.
June 3, 2008
Depends on what you are looking for. To me this is clearly a wicking layer ie capilene 1. with that said, knowing how to use your layers and depending on your comfort level this provides some level of insulation, more so on the bottoms than on the shirt in my opinion. if you need real insulation i go for the cap 2s Pros: I love it. I bought one, used it for a couple months then bought another. I like that it is made in the USA from Patagonia and it is made from recycled fibers. The color and material quality are excellent and i use them for various types of casual dress up wear under a coat or for a shirt going out. really i can wear it under a coat in the city and stay cool or warm depending on the temp and it is a nice shirt to wear with the coat off once inside. It seems to be durable as a full on piece of backcountry gear as well. recommended
Great base layer
December 11, 2006
I have used this for years, and have had to get new ones along the way. I used this for Rainier and it was a great base layer. A medium works great for me, Im 5'9 and usually wear a med. in any other shirt. It has a snug fit and doesn't bunch up.
Gift for dad
January 10, 2011
This was a gift for my dad for Christmas. He loved it and put it on as soon as he opened it. It was light, perfect for summer hiking, and fit him perfectly.
Patagonia Capilene 1 Crew
October 21, 2010
Great lightweight layer for aerobic use from Patagonia. I have used this as my only layer when the sun is shining and love the UV protection it provides. When the mercury drops this works well as a baselayer with layers on top. Out of all my hiking gear, this is probably the most versatile piece of clothing. If your budget is tight, consider this top as you will be able to find a reason to bring it on every trip!
March 30, 2010
Wicks well, but the Capilene feels cold when in cold weather. Sleeves are on the short side. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.
Little bit of heaven...
January 28, 2010
I love this shirt!!! It's probably the most comfortable base layer I own!
June 11, 2009
Awesome shirt, fits well, does the job, super light. Excellent base layer.
Warm and comfortable
April 25, 2009
Warm and comfortable. Great for layering or wearing on a cool Autumn day. Looks nice enough for a fancy restaurant after your descent. I would highly reccomend this to anybody. Isn't itchy either. very comfortable on the skin.
April 20, 2009
this base layer is awesome! its comfortable, fits great, true to size, light weight, and wicks moisture really well. I wear this when I run, ski, bike, hike, climb, you name it. it works as a base layer as well as a plain shirt
February 23, 2009
probably the best base layer i own. silky and warm stays real dry if you layer right.
Impressed with it's warmth!
February 17, 2009
I never would have guessed this shirt could be so warm. It's fit is a bit strange at first bit after a minute I didn't notice and I can't believe how warm it is. Jogging last Saturday it was 45 and sunny and this was all I needed!
December 9, 2008
i don't know how Patagonia does it, but they come up with some pretty amzing stuff. capilene one base layers keep you warmm and dry when working or playing outside in freezing condiditions. they also help maintain a nice mean temperature when it's not as cold and your taking it easy, but you don't want to be cold.
Worked as advertised
October 17, 2008
Works as advertised. Great wicking/base layer. Didn't really shrink -- I always buy mediums and I should have gone with a medium on this one as well.
Cap 1 Long Sleeve
July 7, 2008
this shirt is the bomb. I use it for everything. Need a few more.
An indispensable layer
May 8, 2008
I wear these tops year around; in the house, skiing, running, hiking, sleeping. They feel great, manage sweat, and wash up great. If you are hesitant about the price, get one. You will quickly find that you can't live without another as your ONLY Cap 1 is in the wash basket. I can't accept cotton against my skin anymore.
March 25, 2008
great baselayer in cooler weather
nice snug fit
Capilene never fails
February 18, 2008
Patagonia and its Capilene underwear never fails. I have been buying Capilene underwear ever since they came out, and Patagonia has done a great job improving the product over the years.
Patagonia Capilene Long Sleeve T-Shirt
January 28, 2008
I purchased this product as a Christmas gift for my husband and he's thrilled with it. He wears it a lot and says the material is breathable and can be used for any kind of weather, it's very comfortable, feels good, and he even sleeps with it on. I'm beginning to feel jealous of the shirt.
November 26, 2007
This is the lightest wear of all my technical baselayers. A master at managing moisture to keep me cool during active use in warm to sweltering conditions.
January 16, 2007
lightweight, comfortable, cool and warm, great under a golf shirt on cool spring mornings
Great all-purpose shirt
December 14, 2006
I have been using Patagonia equipment and clothing for many, many years. This shirt is yet another in a long line of excellent garments from this fantastic company. I have used it for cool trail runs, my bike commute, and whatever else comes my way and it has been impressive in its quick drying action as well as the amazing ability NOT to smell. Highly recommend the extra cost.
January 30, 2011
It didn't wick well with a shirt over it. It my be great for wearing as the only shirt on a warm windy day but in the cold weather it stayed soggy.
January 1, 2010
thin and staticy...feels uncomfortable. Maybe I need to dry it with several sheets of Bounty (which im alergic to) then ill be ichy too.