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  • Capilene Lightweight is the lightest-weight, fastest-drying and best-wicking base layer from Patagonia
  • Subtle grid pattern sits lightly and comfortably on the skin and provides excellent breathability, moisture wicking and dry time; smooth outer face glides easily over layers
  • Highly breathable for high-exertion and warm conditions, the fabric is 100% recycled polyester with 35 UPF sun protection and is treated with Polygiene permanent odor control
  • Flatlock seams minimize chafing; offset shoulder and side seams lie smoothly beneath pack straps
  • Full underarm gusset for range of motion and chafe-free comfort
  • Long center-front zipper vents body heat and is backed by kissing welts for low-bulk comfort next to skin
  • Self-fabric collar with internal neck tape for comfort; locker loop for hang drying
  • Elastic thumbholes for secure hand coverage
  • Droptail hem for extra coverage
  • Fair Trade Certified sewing


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Best Use Snowsports
Shirt Style Zip-front
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 35
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Underwear Weight Lightweight
Sleeve Length Long Sleeve
Thumbholes Yes
Gender Men's

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Inseam varies depending on style. Measurements are stated in inches unless otherwise indicated.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, quick drying and comfortable This shirt is very comfortable and dries really fast. It is great for all day hiking in temperature ranges between 55-70deg. The thumb hole loops are perfectly designed and sized to allow gloves to be worn without bunching up the sleeves. The ¼ zip neck provides ample venting but would be better if it were maybe a ½ zip. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was for durability. The shirt started to show wear signs at the area where my backpack straps were rubbing after only about 50+ miles on the trail.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, fast-drying baselayer I'm sold on the capilene lightweight line. This is now my go-to baselayer for winter hiking. It's thin, but it dries faster than any other shirt I've worn, so it's just about perfect for a base layer. I sweat through it this winter while snowshoeing and after stopping for 20 minutes or so it was bone dry. Since this dries so quickly, I'll be testing out capilene lightweight t-shirts this summer.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent base layer Bought this top during the garage sale . Even tough it was not on sale bought it with my REi dividend so was easier to swallow price wise. Did head to head testing with Ems Techwick, LL bean Coolmax and Smartwool. This base layer seemed to dry quicker and absorb less water after complete immersion in water. This will now be my go to top on all my adventures .
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable!!$$&& This line of under garments is great. The only thing that kinda bugged me was the collar on the collard style shirt. I ended up taking it back and getting the crew ( collarless one) instead. Breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. This will be a good buy no matter who you are.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and lightweight Used this as a base layer in Big Bend when the overnight low was 37. This helped keep me warm and very comfortable as well as dry during the next early morning hike. Very lightweight and no uncomfortable rubbing during extended wears.
Date published: 2016-11-21
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What is the weight on a scale for a size Medium?

Asked by: Vicky
This shirt weighs 4 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-01
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