Purchased this base layer after searching for something breathable and wicking that could work well in cooler, wetter conditions. VERY satisfied--I was comfortable wearing only this in 40 degrees F backpacking in Ireland, and it dried very quickly. The fabric feels almost mesh-like, but still proved fairly wind-resistant. Held up well under wear and tear doing archaeological field work and hiking. Best of all, the looser fit proved true to size and very flattering.Only complaint was that the neckline was high, even for a crew--it sits right against the base of my neck above the collar bone, which annoyed me a little until I got used to it. Otherwise, great essential from a great brand!
This is a great baselayer/layering piece. It does run a bit large. I bought this a little on the large side on purpose so that I could put a layer underneath it. I wore this snowboarding the other day and stayed dry, toasty and warm even though it was a nasty cold day out. Buy this shirt! - will not be disapointed :)
I love this Patgonia crew! I am always happy with Patagonia quality, and they did not disspoint with this purchase. It's very lightweight and works great as a baselayer for chilly winter walks. Also works great alone for comfy weekend top with my Moosejaw yoga pants.
I bought this in both gray and black as Christmas presents for my mom and boyfriend's mom. Makes a great gift because the fit is not too tight but the material is thin, giving some leeway with sizing. Medium fit both mom's despite their being a different body type, with room to layer long sleeves, sweaters and coats. Mom wore it on a walk in 20 degree weather and said she was warm and dry the whole time.
"The best baselayer for sports and amazing for that in between seasons @ work"
Even though the 2011 (2012?) Capeline 2 is thinner than the amazing V-necked 2010 version it's stil the best baselayer out there. Nothing wicks more and gives you more warmth with such lightness. The darker colours are fine to wear for a casual day at work, too, making it easier to get on the water/bike/trail faster! And Moose Jaw seems to always have the best selection of colours and sizes in Capilene--even better than the Patagonia site! Thank you for fueling my addiction! :-)
"Great top, keeps up with you anywhere you go!"
I bought this for my daughter who is a runner. She loves it because it's light weight, but warm and can easily be layered. I got her a small (she's tiny) so it's roomy enough to put over other stuff. It seems to wick away the moisture well. Buy it and go have fun!
capilene 2 is the best all around baselayer, light but about to contain some warmth. i like to layer these with drifits sometimes, especially if the capilene is a light see-thru color. i am 5'1" and 125 lbs, order mediums to get generous, not skin tight fit.
I bought one in acai for jogging. I now have 5 of them in a variety of colors. They are great also for everyday wear under a T-shirt. They are long in the torso so they can be tucked in for added warmth.