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Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Underwear Bottoms - Men's

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A versatile base layer for cool to cold weather, the Patagonia Capilene® 3 long underwear bottoms are highly breathable, moisture-wicking and fast drying.

  • Patagonia has reinvented its Capilene 3 performance base layers by making them from partially recycled fabric and improving durability, stretch and dry time
  • Smooth exterior of Polartec® Power Dry#&174; polyester slides easily under layers, and its brushed interior feels soft against skin
  • Gladiodor® natural odor control employs benign amino acids to help keep funky scents at bay; plus, it's nonpolluting, safe and durable
  • Gusseted crotch design moves seams to a more comfortable location and allows unrestricted range of motion
  • Side seams are positioned a bit forward to create chafe-free comfort
  • Plush, brushed waistband offers next-to-skin softness; medium rise hits just below the natural waist
  • Contoured, slim fit minimizes bulk to create an easy-layering garment that won't restrict your movement
  • Flatlock seams are non-bulky and supple
  • 100% recyclable through Patagonia's Common Threads Recycling Program—simply return your worn out item to Patagonia


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Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Underwear Bottoms - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
65% recycled Polartec Power Dry polyester/35% Polartec Power Dry polyester
34 inches
Fabric type
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Underwear weight
Inseam (in.)

Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Underwear Bottoms - Men's

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Patagonia Capilene 3 Long Underwear Bottoms - Men'sis rated4.25out of5by4.
Rated5out of5byfromSimply the bestSimple and straight forward. I've been using Patagonia Capilene for over 20 years. This is my third pair (somehow lost the second pair). The material feels more comfortable than my older pair. I have found that these don't ball up after many uses, are great for active warmth or just sitting around the campsite and they dry quickly if you sweat in them. They are reliable and dependable. I'm glad to see Patagonia hasn't reduced quality like so many other respected brands over the last 10-20 years.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated3out of5byfromSizing has changedThe new slim fit version doesn't fit me as well as the previous one. I'm 5'5" with 34" waist and strong legs from hiking. I used to be able to fit the small bottoms well, but they are now too snug around the waist. The medium fits the waist fine, but now they are too long for me. If you're shorter and have stronger legs and gluteal muscles, it will be hard to find a good fit.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated5out of5byfromPerfect cold weather hiking base layerWe've been doing some cool weather hiking lately and my silks just weren't overcoming the near freezing temps outside. I did an online chat with the REI folks and they recommended these as a bottom base layer. I was concerned about chafing, but they told me that, if these chafed, just return them for a refund. REI is the best! The first time I hiked with them, I was sold. They do not chafe, even at a very brisk pace, and they keep me warm. Exactly what I wanted, exactly what they promised.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated4out of5byfromSolid ski base layerThese have worked well for me as a downhill skiing base layer and for cool weather hiking. If it's just these and a pair of pants, they can be chilly. If you're wearing these in the winter, you'll probably want to stay active. The fitting for these is not very forgiving and they're made for a slimmer fit. My weight tends to move around quite a bit (150-180lbs) @ 5'8". I now own a pair of Smartwool long underwear pants -- they are *much* more forgiving than the Capilene 3, and they're significantly warmer, but only slightly thicker.
Date published: 2012-12-19

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