The Patagonia Men’s Capilene 1 SW Crew is the most versatile long sleeve for four seasons. Fore! I couldn’t resist. SW stands for silkweight and this long sleeve is best worn in warm or hot conditions. Alabaster skin keeps you indoors most of the summer? Not to worry, this baby covers your upper half with 50+ UPF sun protection. I know wearing a long sleeve in the heat sounds scary, but this crew will wick away the sweat and keep you cool and dry. In the non-summer months pair it with another layer to kick up the heat. I can’t believe you get all this in a 4.6oz package.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 SW Crew
Polyester/spandex jersey blend for superior stretch and moisture management
Smooth jersey face is comfortable against the skin
Self-fabric crewneck for next-to-skin comfort
Offset shoulder seams merge out of the way of pack straps
Side seams roll forward for comfort under layers
Thumb loops for secure hand coverage
Machine-wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 SW Crew
Weight: 6.1 oz / 173 g
4.6-oz (130 g) 94% polyester (35% recycled) / 6% spandex jersey, with 50+ UPF sun protection and Polygene permanent odor control
Fabric is blue sign approved
This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Bought two of the Patagonia Capilene 1 SW for myself last year and liked them well enough to buy some for Christmas gifts this year. These are great for casual wear indoors and out when you want a light but warm extra layer under your sweatshirt or pullover. Sleeves have elastic thumb loops in the inner cuff for outdoor wear under gloves. In TN we have lots of 30-45 degree drizzly and damp days in the winter and these feel really great in that kind of weather. But I think these would be a great addition to anyone's wardrobe regardless of climate. These are thin enough that you can wear them under a sport shirt as well. As far as sizing goes, I wear size L in shirts, and size L in these are form fitting and perfectly comfortable. Only negative from me is this year's edition is $5 more expensive than last year's :-( But treat yourself, you can't go wrong with these.
Capilene 1 is the most comfortable base layer I've ever worn. It's really lightweight and works great to wear in hot weather for sun protection and moisture wicking, and great to wear under layers in the winter. The fabric is really smooth so a fleece won't bunch up on top of it, and it moves with you really well.It removes the sweat from your skin but be careful because it remains on the outer side and cools use down. Watch for dehydration!
"This shirt is the bomb! So glad I have it."
Luxurious, soft as "silk" feeling of this next to skin base layer is just what I wanted to replace my 15 year old Patagonia capilene that I've worn on over 100 trips in the backcountry. I've been so happy with the old one that I purposely searched for the modern Patagonia version. It's the perfect weight for by itself on mild days and I use it under a capilene #3 for the chilly nights. With one more outer layer I'm set on even the coldest temps and feel all cozy and comfy. No itchy feeling or chafing. Got a great price at the Moose and I'm a very satisfied customer. I look forward to wearing it on my Boundary Waters canoe trip the first week of September. Oh, yeah!
"Perfect for hikes and steep climbs on hot days!"
Super lightweight, you can barely even tell you're wearing it. Feels good under a heavy pack, no chafing no itching. Best part about it is it keeps you cool on hot days. When I have a tough steep hike through a lot of brush (northeast) I like to wear long sleeves and pants, not shorts. This shirt is my go to for real hot days (and it dries pretty quick!) Overall another winner from Patagonia! Large fit me perfectly (5'10" 165 lbs)