• W's Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms,
  • W's Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms,

Patagonia Women's Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms

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W's Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms,
W's Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms,
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Our lightest-weight, fastest-drying and best-wicking baselayer, with Polygiene® permanent odor control and Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.

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Capilene® Lightweight Bottoms are ultralightweight and easily packable, perfect for activities in variable temperatures. Capilene® Lightweight is our lightest-weight, fastest-drying and best-wicking baselayer. The fabric’s subtle grid pattern sits lightly and comfortably on the skin, while the smooth outer face glides easily in any layering system. Highly breathable for high-exertion and warm conditions, the fabric is 100% recycled polyester treated with Polygiene® permanent odor control. Features include a flat waistband with brushed inner elastic for next-to-skin comfort, a gusseted crotch for mobility and flatlock seams that minimize chafing. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
  • Capilene® Lightweight has a smooth face for easy layering. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
  • Fabric’s open-grid pattern next to skin provides excellent breathability, moisture-wicking and dry time with Polygiene® permanent odor control
  • Flat waistband has brushed inner elastic for next-to-skin softness
  • Gusseted crotch for comfort and unimpeded mobility
  • Flatlock seams to minimize chafing
  • 94 g (3.3 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 5'9" and wearing a size Small Slim Fit Size Chart

2.3-oz (80-g) 100% recycled polyester double knit with Polygiene® permanent odor control.

Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.

Fabric is certified as bluesign® approved

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Fair Trade Certified™

We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

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Capilene® Polyester Baselayer

Made from moisture-wicking polyester, Capilene® synthetic baselayers wick moisture away from your skin, breathe efficiently and dry fast to provide the foundation for any layering system for any pursuit. Designed for fast-forward, aerobic activities, they’re quick to wick and quick to dry. Capilene polyester is made from recycled polyester (30% recycled content or more) and is also machine washable.

We make four Capilene fabrics for different levels of exertion and temperatures. All Capilene fabrics have achieved bluesign® approval; have an updated and consistent fit in each fabric weight; and use Polygiene® technology to control odor in the garment. They are the best baselayer option for high-sweat activities and wet conditions.

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Women's Cap Lw Bottoms is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great fit but POOR QUALITY Just bought it this month and wore it once for skiing. Very comfy on the skin. But impressed by it poor fabric---teared apart, and hole. SAD
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Warm I wore these on my trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park (90+ F during the day, 40F at night) and they worked great. They were light (weight-wise and feel during the day), breathable, and warm (when they needed to be). I would say the fit isn't as attractive as I hoped, the crotch looks awkward and they're saggier in certain areas (around the calves), but overall - excellent.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light as a feather Love the light fabric and color and the feel of it on my skin, light as a feather
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional! Great choice for a base layer. A little see through, probably wouldn't wear on it's own. Amazing vibrant color.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good lightweight under ski pants Needed a lighter weight of leggings for under ski pants- for warmer days on the hill. Perfect. Fit as expected. Not too tight around the ankles so possible to pull them out of the boot cuffs. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are really fun! I bought these along with Merino Thermal Weight Bottoms. I bought an XS. I am 25 at 5'2. I wear a 1-2 or 25w-26w in jeans. I weight no more than 122 lbs. I love the color and lightweight material of them! It doesnt feel like im wearing much. They fit nice and give me room to move around like id need to for hiking. The length went all the way down to my ankles. Im excited to buy the midweights now!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buying a second pair These are perfect for Texas winters; we get a lot of days where the temperature is in the 40s. I wear them without panties. (Sorry if that's TMI.) I put them on and leave them on for 24-48 hours. (They are great for sleeping in.) I wear size 8 or 10 pants and the medium fits great. I got the Epic Blue and love the color. I'm buying another pair so that I can literally wear them all the time. The material is very soft and silky. I bought a medium-weight merino pair also, but I prefer these. If the temp is below about 35 degrees, you will probably want medium weight; these lightweight ones are good for 35-55 degrees.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Comfy but tore on the first day! I bought these as a baselayer for thru hiking the JMT. I loved the way they fit; I'm 5'2 and 95lbs, and the xs fit me like very slim pants more than leggings, but I really like them that way. On my first day out, they tore from sitting down on and getting up from rocks throughout the day. It didn't get snagged on anything, it was just from sitting on an a more abrasive surface. By the end of the trip there were about 8 holes all on my bum. I REALLY want to purchase another pair for the comfort, but I don't want to repurchase a piece that will not last.
Date published: 2016-08-16
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