"lightweight base layer for hot climates or high intensity sports"
I usually use this lightweight base layer for water sports, is very breathable and as soon you get out of the water it is dry.Is too much expensive, you can get a similar quality, good looking product for less and from a top brand.The greatest disadvantage for me is in the color white, it is very transparent for my taste and as usually the patagonia size fits big, i'm 173cm tall, 90kg and 43in chest and the Large size fits big.
Used it backpacking, climbing, and skiing and it was great. Compared to North Face, this one breathes better, it is a thin shirt. Doesn't smell after a few days of (constant) wear. The shoulder seams are moved just for backpack straps. I plan to wear it plenty this summer.
I bought this thinking I was getting a cotton like shirt. It's a very light and dri-fit kinda feel. Nonetheless good shirt. It is your go to shirt in the summer due the materials used and how light it is. Great piece of workout clothing.
I have 2 of the graphic capilene 1 SW shirts which I use primarily when travel to hot and humid places. When I was in Thailand/Cambodia, I would wash these in the sink, roll it up in a towel, and they would be dry by the morning. Allows you to travel light. The graphic versions fit a little looser (and have slightly longer sleeves) than the non-graphic capilene 1 SW shirts, which are more of a slim fit.
I run in this shirt all the time. It breathes well and is the perfect summer shirt for those 100+ days in the Texas summer. I highly recommend this shirt to anyone who lives in hot climates. The Deniable Packrat
I love this shirt and the graphics, it is the lighter Capilene so it breathes even better but the fricken collar is fixed so it doesn't stretch at all, what the crap were they thinking at Patagonia? I am starting to loose faith in this company! That and the colors they use and all the plaid shirts they make are so fuggley! Look at their new pro shells, lime and bright orange, seriously?!