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Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt

in Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC

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4.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Chris Lucas
( ChemE )

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt on 06/12/2010 09:39:33 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Men's Size small: 114 grams

Dries completely in a few hours and is very soft and comfortable. Of course, since it is synthetic it stinks to high heaven after two days of light use.

Edited by ChemE on 06/12/2010 14:47:59 MDT.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt - Men's priced at: $19.49 - $39.00
Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt - Women's priced at: $19.49 - $39.00
David Chenault
( DaveC - M )

Crown of the Continent
Excellent hot weather layer on 07/27/2010 14:12:32 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels light and airy in the heat. The lighter colors make a great sun shirt. It is also a very tough baselayer material, and will last years even under heavy use.

I consider cap 2 the more versitile fabric, but cap 1 is great in the summer.

(Believe it or not, the old silkweight stuff used to smell much worse after a day or two of use. The new cap 1 still gets fairly stinky.)

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