The Patagonia Women’s Capilene 4 EW Bottom is a warm base layer bottom for the coldest winter pursuits. The Capilene 4 Expedition Weight is the warmest and most breathable base layer they make, so get ready to dial in on the heat. The Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric has a cool looking grid pattern that is brushed for softness on the inside. The fancy grid pattern works to pull moisture away from your skin and dry it out quickly. On the outside of the fabric is a silky smooth touch, so your additional layers slide on without having a struggle. Spandex in the fabric as well as a gusseted crotch means you can do lots of stretches, I’m thinking lunges are necessary in the lodge before you hit the mountain. Everybody will love you for it.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 EW Bottom
Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric has a smooth jersey face for easy layering
Open grid next to skin provides superior warmth, breathability and moisture-wicking performance
Spandex adds stretch and ease of movement
Elastic waistband is brushed for next-to-skin softness
Gusseted crotch for unimpeded mobility
Machine-wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Women's Capilene 4 EW Bottom
Weight: 4.4 oz / 125 g
3.8-oz (108-g) Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric (Solids: 92% recycled polyester, 8% spandex heathers: 61% virgin polyester, 30% recycled polyester, 9% spandex), with Polygiene permanent odor control
This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
I have several pairs of these from a few years ago. I wear them almost daily for Nordic skiing base layer. Absolutely loved the old version. The design has changed- they're no longer warm cozy stretchy fleece. Now they're thin waffle weave. They're not nearly as warm, don't stretch very well, and the razor thin "elastic" waistband hurts. And I'm not tubby, mind you. I'm so disappointed. Unfortunately I wore them (didn't want to rule out the new design before trying it out) so I spent a lot of $$ on pants (and matching top!) that I won't wear again. Please Patagonia, bring back the old style! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Bottom line: save your hard earned cash.
"Best pants for keeping the lady parts frost free"
I love these pants and frankly never want to take them off. I'm 5'8, 130 and have hips so I went with the medium to avoid a wilderness muffin top. They are super warm but light enough to fit under boot cut jeans. I've worn them pretty regularly for a month now and notice that they do stretch at the top a bit; however, they tighten right back up after you wash them.