I got the Viking Blue color and it really does make me feel like a Viking. Fabric does not pill. Holds up in the washing machine and keeps me warm. I use mine mostly as an under layer when I am on my scooter-bike. For the Autumn and Winter, it does the trick. I picked this weight because I either get too hot or too cold; this keeps me right in the middle. I'll get another if anything ever happens to it.
"First glance is basic, but certainly worth it in the long run"
My Moosejaw box showed up, and everything in my life moved to pause (sorry friends, family, and personal convictions). I opened up the box and immediately grabbed the Capilene 2LW Crew - it felt like a typical long-sleeve tech shirt... I sunk in disappointment and tossed it to the side to scavenge through other purchases. But moments later, I put it on and my life was changed.The 2 LW Crew is comfortable. And by comfortable I mean "wear it everyday under dress clothes" comfortable. It keeps you very warm and dry, the arms don't stretch out if you pull them up. It's great for hikes; one of the best shirts I've worn for a day hike. I only wish I would have bought more.
This shirt is one of the best I have ever purchased. It fits very well, It is very warm without being oppressive, and most importantly, It is comfortable. I have found myself wearing it to work more often than outdoorsing it up, and then end up lounging in it at the house. This is a great shirt for any weather except the miserably hot summers in the south.
"Recommend it. Super comfy and breathable. WIll buy more of these"
I ordered my first Patagonia Men's Capilene 2 LW crew not really knowing what to expect, but the reviews seemed to say a lot of good things. I received my order in the mail promptly. I wanted to try it out right when I got it, so I put it on and went to the local gym to do some climbing. Ive never felt so comfortable climbing than in this shirt. It has been getting cold around where I live and this has kept me warm and at the same time it breaths well for when you work up a sweat. I am definitely going to be ordering a few more of these! Get one you wont regret it. I look forward to trying out some of the other patagonia base layers.
"Perfect For a Summer Morning or Base Layer"
Wore this shirt right when I got it on an early morning kayak. Took a dip in Lake Michigan for about 15 minutes in the middle of Grand Traverse Bay. Water temps were in the mid to high 60's and it cooled my core temp. Put this back on in the Kayak and it warmed me right back up. Perfect fit Medium and I'm 5' 9" 160lbs. Gotta Love Patagonia!
"Same great quality you expect from Patagonia."
I purchased a similar shirt from Patagonia about 10 years ago. I still love to use that shirt, but because of some wear and tear around the elbows I decided to look for its eventual replacement. I got this one recently and am extremely happy with it.The only small issue (not big enough to exchange it) is the size. The medium that I bought is longer in the sleeves by about 2 inches than my old shirt of similar style (which is also a medium). I am 6 feet tall, so normally wouldn't even consider trying on a small but in this case that might fit my frame better. I don't live near a Moosejaw store to try on different sizes, so I will just live with the extra two inches. Who knows? Maybe I will learn to love them.
"Love this shirt, wear it all the time, need a couple more."
5'10", 175lbs, the medium fits perfect. Slim athletic cut without being to tight. The thing that amazes me the most about this shirt is at how well it breathes, yet still insulates well for being a fairly thin light layer. Also dries really quick. So far has held up agaisnt snags and pilling. This really is my favorite tech shirt and the other cool thing is it doesn't look to tech. Like I said i want more of these. Highly recomend.
I love this shirt. It is light enough to fit under my R1, but still comfortable enough to wear either by itself or with a vest over it. I layer it under my dress shirts on colder winter days so I can go for a walk during lunch while others are inside complaining about how cold it is outside. I find that the crew neck actually makes this a more flexible piece than the zip neck. Buy one, you will not regret it. Sizing: I am 5"-8" and 160 lbs, chest 39", arms 33". Sizing guide says I am a medium (too baggy), but I find that the small has a much better fit to it.
Comfortable, soft, stylish. This shirt is cash money. I wore this under an R1 Hoody and a Snowshot jacket, and it managed moisture and warmth so well, I barely needed to adjust my getup between boarding in the shade and waiting for the lift in sunlight. I felt perfectly prepared for the elements. I feel like this shirt and I will be good buddies for a time to come.
"Great shirt for active, cool weather layering"
This is my "go to" shirt for cool weather trail running and hiking. I wear it by itself in temps from the low 60s to the mid 40s and under an uninsulated shell in temps into the mid 30s. It is very comfortable -- non chafing, quick drying -- and well made. I especially like that the shirt is long, so it will stay put if you tuck it in on a cold day. I am 6'1 and around 190 lbs, and a large fits me well.