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Patagonia Capilene 3 Bottom - Men's - 2007 BCS
Pull on the Patagonia Men's Capilene 3 Bottoms when you know you're going to be working hard in cold weather. Patagonia made these fast-wicking and insulating long underwear bottoms from dense, honeycomb Capilene 3 for morning ski tours or ice climbing. A gusseted crotch allows for easy moving, while a contoured cut and brushed surface make for easy layering. Patagonia's Gladiodor keeps the smell down for multi-day tours.
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November 3, 2010
Did some cold weather camping and these things were just perfect to wear around the campsite and to sleep in! Dunno if they would be too warm for heavy activity, but hey, that's why I got a pair of Cap2's as well. They breathe well, aren't itchy, warm and well made. What's not to like!
Pretty good Stuff
March 19, 2007
A tiny bit on the pricey side but all is good. They are warm and will keep you warm whether standing still or moving. Would buy again.
Thanks,Ty, I appreciate your advice. I actually tried on a small
Thanks,Ty, I appreciate your advice. I actually tried on a small today in a Patagonia store. It was tighter but fine overall, just like the medium is looser but still fine overall---I guess I'm right on the cusp. If you feel the medium is going to insulate as effectively as the small, I'll stick with medium.
December 19, 2009
From your height, weight, and waist measurement I would initially have recommended the medium. The Capilene 3 Bottoms aren't designed to be completely form fitting, and will still function well if they're a little loose. Nothing wrong with sizing down for a tighter fit, but if that medium's comfortable I'd say stick with it.
By: Ty Nelson
December 20, 2009
February 3, 2010
i have the top and bottoms of the cap 3's and i love em. i always wear them to bed. they're so rad and stylish and comfy to wear and really breathable and warm. great layer and beats the pants off every other layer i've had that's not patagonia.
January 29, 2009
Cap 3 is perfect for keeping me warm, but not overheated. These are used for my ski tours, resort days, and cold weather climbing and hiking adventures. I'm 6'2 185 and wear a medium, which is frankly too short on the legs, but it doesn't matter with ski socks...
I'm buying this for a guy who's 6'1" but only
I'm buying this for a guy who's 6'1" but only weighs 145 lbs. Would a size M fit him ok? I looked at the sizing chart and it seems that the only difference between size M and anything larger is in the waist. Thanks guys!
December 7, 2008
Yeah, but they'll probably be loose. Might want to take a look at the Icebreaker bottoms as well; they're quite form fitting and might work a little better for your guy. P.S. Buy him a sandwich too!
December 8, 2008
Great Product, Great Price!
January 7, 2009
I bought these with a Capilene 3 shirt, wore it sitting still in 20 degree weather for 4 hours and did not get cold. Also, the price is great. I couldn't find my size anywhere locally and purchased Under Armor that was $50 for the pants only. As soon as I found my size I returned the Under Armor for these which were cheaper and haven't looked back. I'm 6'1" 200lbs and the medium are a perfect fit. These also saved me some money on ski pants as I don't need ones that are insulated.
January 4, 2009
I recently bought these one week before going on an 8 day ski trip in Sun Valley with some buddies of mine, and I wore only these long johns with a pair of burton ski pants and they kept me so hot i had to unzip all the vents in the pants. It was about -15 with wind chill on the top of the mountain and i was eating powder left and right and these never failed. I highly recommend them and will be using them everytime i ski. For the price, there is no other way to go.
good thick layer
The legendary Ashman
December 7, 2007
I like these alot they are warm and thick, not as delightlfully soft as the silkweight capilene but I wear these on the outside of the silkwieght for warmth when i go into the backcountry. really passes water out fast even when your hiking for days so you dont ever get wet or moist around your cotton balls.
what is the actual difference between Capilene 1 bottom, 2 bottom,
what is the actual difference between Capilene 1 bottom, 2 bottom, 3 bottom?
By: Gary Walker
November 27, 2008
The higher the number, the warmer/thicker the material... Check here for more info: http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/product/collection_alt.jsp?O
November 28, 2008
Like a second skin this stuff!
December 7, 2006
I love my Patagonia Capilene 3 bottoms. I'm usually a merino wool type of guy, but these bottoms have proved themselves. I wear them whenever I go out on a cold adventure. I really like to wear them with shorts when I go climbing in the late fall/winter/early spring. They are bomb proof. I've owned them for 4 years now and not one hole and never have I been cold my the nether region. I would move to merino, but these bottoms won't let me. I'm affriad they'd try to strangle me in my sleep if I ever betrayed them. They're tough! I wouldn't mess with em.
I'm planning a late October hike over 11K in Colorado. I
I'm planning a late October hike over 11K in Colorado. I expect temps between 0 and 20. Will this, under a fleece pant, keep me warm enough.
September 3, 2008
i think they'll be perfect. i wear mine all the time hiking and skiing with no complaints
By: Ty Nelson
September 3, 2008
Not so great.
June 5, 2010
I read rave reviews about these and they were relatively inexpensive. I don't love the fit (on the short side - I'm 6'3", size L) or feel (a bit scratchy), but most of all, they did not adequately wick moisture (in fact, they seemed to generate additional moisture). If you're looking for an absolutely fantastic product, I would go with the SmartWool midweights - more expensive but they outperform these in every way.
February 4, 2010
Great Midweight bottoms for cold weather pursuits that's quick drying and unrestrictive in design to keep you dry and charging all day.
January 27, 2010
My husband was looking for a warmer layer and I got him this one for Christmas.
He loves it!
He says it is just perfect for when it is a little colder out there.
Warm and comfortable. I got him a Large size and fits great.
January 6, 2010
sweet layer, dries quick even under a shell, and still good support when I go "ultralight with the coconuts"
December 24, 2009
I like this bottom very much. It, like all the capilene stuff, breaths incredibly well. The whole line, i've found, excels in keeping you reasonably warm across a wide swing of aerobic levels. It's all so perfect for the ups and downs of long hikes.
I am also a big fan of the REI silk tops and bottoms. If you are tall, then I highly recommend the REI silk tall bottoms. They aren't quite as warm as these capilene 3 bottoms, but *almost* match the warmth, and somewhat exceed the breathability of the capielene 3 bottoms -- and are much lighter in weight. The silk has the one downside of requiring very delicate care.
Great base layer
December 13, 2009
Great for winter activities. Breaths well and wicks the moisture away from your body. Not very thick but very high heat to weight ratio. Dries very quickly.
Good layer for fall hikes.
November 11, 2009
Wore this piece and BC overhang pants on a three-day 24 mile hike. Gladiodor works great, for me at least. Never took these off the entire trip. Hiked all-day and slept in them and was never bothered by any nasty smelling funk. They stay comfortable for long and active use. I'm 5'5" 160lbs and a Medium fits me great.
All I Need
October 28, 2009
The Patagonia Cap3 Bottom is all I need under my North Face Freedom pants. These midweight bottoms keep me incredibly warm and dry on the coldest of days. I have only ever worn these and these are all I will ever need. The size is true, and are such the perfect bottom baselayer. I wear my Smartwool socks and pull these bad boys down to right about mid calf and I am locked and loaded for a long day. The wicking capability is truly remarkable....as dry when I am taking them off...as when I was putting them on in the morning.
February 12, 2009
I originally bought the Capilene 2 Bottom but quickly discovered that it was too thin. The Capilene 3 Bottom is perfect for skiing, and I have never felt too warm or cold -- always just right. I also bought a pair for my 10 year old son, and he commented how comfy they are. Perfect. I just might wear these everyday.
Best base layer
December 29, 2008
ultra high quality base layer. the inside of these is a small holed mesh like material which makes them very comfortable and improves wicking ability. Im 6'2" 210 pounds and these fit a little long but are good in all other areas.
keeps the bits and pieces toasty
January 13, 2009
sweet. they fit nicely under your ski pants or jeans and they keep you toasty warm in just about any weather. coming from the frigid midwest, i know cold, and these babies take care of your bottom half.
December 23, 2008
These are quality gear but I like a more form fitting bottom layer. I'm always cold so I may try a combination.
October 26, 2008
Rocked a pair of these for 2 years and didn't have many complaints. You want them to be tight so go small on them so they wick well. They get the job done.
December 29, 2008
good middle of the road baselayer. would liked it better if it had more silk outer coating for outer layers to slide over and better movement like the lower numbers,but still a heavyer weight