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Patagonia Women's Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt

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February 4, 2021

100% polyester Not what I expected

I ordered two of these shirts they are 100% polyester (I never would have ordered if Id known this) and both upon arrival have a horrible like sour chemical smell. Even after I washed them twice the smell is still there lingering in the material. I havent worn them and dont plan on since I loath polyester and the smell of these tops. I tried on and... Read More washed. Ive never ordered from Patagonia and thought I would love the brand, but I am very disappointed

January 25, 2021

Poor fabric quality

Material super thin. Cheap feel to it

Response from Patagonia
March 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. This product is intended to be a lightweight base layer or solo layer for hot and high output activities. For a heftier fabric feel check out our [Women's Pastel P-6 Logo Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirt](

December 24, 2020

Super soft and looks good

This is my favorite workout shirt. Its soft and comfortable and It doesnt look like a workout shirt.

November 20, 2020

Need smaller sizes

I found this shirt runs large, especially very baggy around the underarms. I wish Patagonia's sizing were more consistent, since XS jackets fit me perfectly. There are no XXS options for this shirt, which sizes smaller women out. Please make an XXS. I would also love a crew neck option for both the long sleeve and short sleeve Capilene cool tr... Read Moreail shirts in similar earthy colors (camp green, classic navy, rust red).

Response from Patagonia
December 18, 2020

Hello Veena, we're sorry to hear this was too big, especially around the underarms. We are continuously working towards expanding our sizing to accommodate a wider range of body types. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us! We've passed it along to the appropriate team.

November 9, 2020

Looking good, keeping cool

I love the way the fabric of this shirt fits on my body. The cut of the fabric and shirt design is very flattering. I bought one shirt, loved it, and bought a second one. I've also given one as a gift to my sister-in-law. These shirts are awesome.

October 12, 2020

Flattering Fit!

I bought the blue t-shirt and am back to buy more as the fit is flattering, and I'm pretty picky on fit. Not clingy, however not too loose or boxy either, just grazes the figure with a slight a-line at the hips. Scoop neck just right. Length is perfect as well, partially covers bottom for wearing with yoga pants, but not too long for jeans. P... Read Morelease make this in other colors! Black and Dark Navy.

September 29, 2020

Average top

Doesn't fit my body the best, but still looks OK. Not the most comfortable, but still feels fine working outside. There are other tops that are more flattering and feel more comfortable.

September 18, 2020

Super cool! Capilene Trail shirt

My daughter really loves the Capilene College shirt fabric! She is a size medium. She uses it for camping, rock climbing, mountain biking ️ !

September 14, 2020

Not Odor Resistant

I bought this shirt for hiking/backpacking and the odor control is a joke. It smells really bad while wearing it, and after only a few wears it now has a permanent funk. I know this can happen with synthetic clothes, but really disappointed it happened so quickly on a higher quality item that boasts odor control (I've also tried washing it wit... Read Moreh baking soda which helps some). That being said, it still gets 3 stars because I do like the fit and material for everyday (material is a little heavy for where I hike in mid-atlantic heat/humidity). I just can't use it for what I bought it for which makes me sad. Hoping I can get the smell to go away and will just have to retire it from athletic pursuits.

Response from Patagonia
November 25, 2020

Hi Kate, we're really sorry the odor control of your shirt is lacking. Usually washing it with baking soda helps, but since you mentioned you already tried that and it didn't exactly work, you are welcome to [return]( it under warranty. Feel free to reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions.

September 4, 2020

Nice style

I like the style of this shirt. Specifically the scoop neck and rounded hem. Length is great. Shoulders are a little tight on me but not enough to go up a size because the body of the shirt would be too big. I dont find the fabric to be as soft as described. Also it is slightly sheer. It does resist odor. I can wear a couple days in a row in hot we... Read Moreather and it stays relatively stink-free. I like the color too- I got blue.

September 3, 2020

Get one in every color!

Amazing technical shirt that doesnt feel or stink like a technical shirt!

September 2, 2020

Favorite T

I loved the tank top so much I tried the t-shirt. I ordered it in two colors and I am glad I did cause now I just want more. It fits so well and is so comfortable. I also spill a lot on myself and these things don't seem to stain.

September 1, 2020

sizes do not work for me

My husband purchased a this t in a store for me in an XL. It was snug in the chest, so I ordered 2 XXL for myself. They had huge neck openings and fell off my shoulders. I really wish patagonia would make a nice XL t that ran a little looser in the chest, so I could enjoy these tops.

September 1, 2020

Cool and comfy

Loose, good length and great colors. Neck and sleeves are also nice. Holding up well to my wash and wear.

August 8, 2020

Love this shirt

I am 5'10" and it is very hard to find a shirt that is long enough but not too long. This shirt is perfect. I love the fabric bc it is cool and lightweight without feeling synthetic and rubbery. It also washes wonderfully and no shrinkage.

August 7, 2020

Great base layer

Love everything about this shirt...except the colors. Its material and fit is great. Long enough in the front and back for leggings. Just please make it in white or light grey to help the ladies who prefer even a more basic, basic!

July 22, 2020

Awesome everyday shirt

It's soft, super lightweight, great for the summer in the southwest. Go ahead and sweat a little! It dries fast.

June 28, 2020

Too short

Purchased this in a medium for my 5'4" wife, who has worn Patagonia mediums for years, and it was too short. Maybe she has a longer-than-average torso, but I had to return it. Other Patagonia tops in her closet are around 22" from the front of the neck straight down to the bottom; this shirt is just 20". Really like the fabric a... Read Morend color, but wish it was 2" longer (maybe 2.5" to allow for some shrinkage).

Response from Patagonia
July 30, 2020

Hi Andy, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the the shirt didn't fit your wife quite right. We really appreciate the feedback as it's crucial to improving products for future seasons. We've passed this feedback along to our design crew!

June 10, 2020

Comfy Shirt (except for tag)

My sister insisted I get this shirt, and she was right, sweat evaporates right off it and keeps me cool. So its a keeper. Except for the tag on the hem, I had to remove it because the hard edges of the tag kept irritating my hand as it would brush against it. So Patagonia, rethink that scratchy tag please.

May 29, 2020

Pilled up on the backside though

I love my tee and plan to order more! Bought one for a 3 week tour last spring and it was pilled up before the end of the trip! Not sure if it was my backpack or the bus seats, but that was disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
June 6, 2020

Hi Becky, we're so sorry to hear about the pilling. By their nature, knitted garments are prone to pilling, and this style is no exception. Removing pills can help lengthen the life of your Patagonia sweater, plus it’s easy to do with a sweater stone. Learn about removing pills at [].

May 18, 2020

Great fit

I love this shirt, bought the blue & yellow and just ordered 2 more colors. It fits great for us shorter people, the right length, a flattering scoop neck that doesn't go too low, not too flowy but not too tight body. The only issue is that the yellow and is very sheer so you can see my bra through it. I don't mind when I'm hikin... Read Moreg, etc but can't really wear it "in public" like that. Also, I don't see running in this shirt... but love it for what it is. I am 5'2" 120lbs and a 34C and the XS is just right.

February 27, 2020

Comfortable Workout Shirt

This version of the Cool Trail Shirt has a better neckline than the prior versions. "Better" means it has a slightly smaller scoop neck, so it gives you more sun protection and covers bra straps. I got it in the Camp Green color; love the color and the fit.

July 7, 2020

Comfortable Shirt - Quality built

As a larger women finding a quality shirt that is great for physical outdoor activities that holds up over washes, is hard to find. Well this shirt checked all the boxes, soft and comfortable and goes great both on a casual weekend or hiking.

November 30, 2019

Perfect Fit!

Very comfortable! Love it. I wish there were more color options.

November 22, 2019

Fabulous tee shirt!

These shirts are amazing. Great fit, dry very quickly and look as good as they day I bought them. I now have three.

November 19, 2019

Soooo soft

I will be getting more of these shirts. They are so soft and comfy and very flattering as well. I've worn them all day long, traveling and then to bed. Makes packing light easy. My usual size in Pat is medium and that's what I got. Loose and airy but not frumpy.

November 10, 2019

Flattering trail-specific shirt

Patagonia did a great job designing the cut of this shirt. It hangs well, and is flattering. I wanted to love this shirt because it felt like a perfect shirt for backpacking - the seams were in good places and not itchy, and it seemed like it breathed well. However, I got one of the summer colors (Star Pink) and it was see through! I was wearing a ... Read MorePatagonia Cross Beta Sports bra in a teal color, and I could see the bra through the shirt! I tried with a lighter color sports bra, and same issue. I returned the product, and will be more careful on the color I choose for this shirt next time. This seems like an odd issue to have - I for one don't but white sports bras because I sweat and then they get discolored. Time for a re-design.

October 27, 2019

Great for travel

I brought two of these shirts with me for a three week trip to Italy this autumn. I wish I had brought more of these shirts, because they were the quickest drying of all the clothing I brought. I’d wash a shirt in the hotel sink, hang it on my travel line, and by morning, it would be dry. The fabric was soft and pleasing to wear. The one drawback t... Read Moreo this shirt I’ve found is that it pills easily. FYI, other two Patagonia shirts I brought (Mount Airy) dried almost as fast.

October 3, 2019

Love. Love. Love.

This fits me perfectly! Mostly covers my bum and is super soft. Love the way it hangs on my body. I wish it also was offered in grey and black.

September 23, 2019

so soft and comfortable, &

so soft and comfortable, & looks good w/ tights for a work out or jeans for a casual meet up

September 22, 2019

Great fit and very comfortable!

I am 5'2 and 115lbs have been struggling to find casual tees that aren't too long. The XS fits just right and washes and dries quickly. Looking forward to buying a couple more of these for my wardrobe!

September 16, 2019

Comfy and cool

I normally wear a size 6 but the reviews seemed to run a little small so ordered an 8. They were a little big but I liked the extra room. Went hiking in Kauai and the heat and humidity were brutal. Although I took several hiking shorts I ended up wearing these on every hike.

September 16, 2019

Great Shirt

Nice fit to wear for a run or for a casual event

September 16, 2019

Wife Loves It!! Now, I'm going to go broke buying more...

Got this shirt for my wife, and we were both blown away with how soft this shirt is. She wears it for everything, from hiking to running to lounging. This is an incredibly versatile shirt, and it appears to be quite durable (no nicks or snags from trail running or kids pulling on it). She also loves the fit (longer torso, so don't have to worr... Read Morey about riding up when lifting arms or bending over).

September 14, 2019

I recently moved from Alaska

I recently moved from Alaska to Arizona, this shirt keeps me cool when hiking and running. It’s also comfortable to boot, so I’ve worn it out to dinner, university, etc. The cut is flattering and the fabric is like whipped cream!

September 10, 2019

Love this top!

I’m an avid hiker and this top is so soft and flattering. It breathes and wicks away sweat. Highly recommend!

September 6, 2019

Fit and Fabric

I love the Cool Trail's fabric which never feels hot and muggy even over 100F. I love the cut which fits me like a second skin and makes it very comfortable to wear. I love this years new colors and the heather fabric.

September 3, 2019

Capilene cool trail

Super soft and lightweight. This is one of my favorite hiking shirts. The fit is also very stylish and flattering. I am 5’5” and 125 lbs, and the XS was a perfect fit.

August 25, 2019

Got it all right - except durability.

I love love love this shirt. It hangs very nicely - not too big, not too small. It is the softest synthetic fabric I’ve ever felt. I would wear this every day of the week. Works for so many activities. Super excited for the extended sizes. Sleeve length, scoop neck, and drop tail hem all hit exactly where I would expect/prefer. Well done Patagonia.... Read More I’ll deal with the pilling with a sweater stone or other shaver — but that is my biggest concern. It did pill after just a couple wears.

August 22, 2019

Never taking this off

This shirt is so comfortable from running and biking to just hanging out. Its so soft and breathable you'll never want to take it off

August 16, 2019

Soft as Silk

This top is very comfortable without being bulky. It skims over the body and is so soft and light weight. The color is true to the featured ad and it washes well. I’ll be buying more in different colors.

August 15, 2019

Love this shirt

Super soft, good fit. Great that it's capilene, but doesn't feel like it. I'm buying more!

August 15, 2019

Excellent outdoors shirt

This fabric is thick enough that I don't have to wear an undershirt with it, but lightweight enough to keep me cool on a hot day outside. For being an athletic fabric, it is very soft to the touch. I machine wash and hang dry and has kept in good shape. I'm purchasing another Capilene shirt because I like this one so much.

August 15, 2019

Love this shirt

It's so flattering and nice looking that I end up wearing it ALL the time. It's cool in the sun but not quite as cool as a thinner fabric might be (it's fairly thick) but regardless I love it a bunch. Definitely recommend!

August 10, 2019

Poor quality

I was shocked by how quickly these shirts started pilling and looking super old and cheap. After maybe 2 washes in cold water and line dried. This is not what I would expect from Patagonia.

Response from Patagonia
August 19, 2019

Sorry to hear that the shirt has been a disappointment. You're welcome to [return]( it to a Patagonia-owned store or send it in for a refund or merchandise credit.

August 10, 2019

Soft shirt, but pilled

I really love the softness of this shirt and the color, it’s very comfortable & lightweight. I liked the extra length in the back. However, after two washes and following the care instructions & laying flat to dry, the shirt started pilling along both sides.

Response from Patagonia
August 13, 2019

We're sorry to hear this happened! Please feel free to [return]( it back to us under warranty and let us know if you have any questions.

August 5, 2019

Soft and Cool and Ready To Go

These are all great, and I have several colors just because they're perfect for a morning hike, or wearing to the Farmers Market in the afternoon. They look nice for running around town or going out at night. I'm very happy, especially with the new selection of sizes.

July 25, 2019

Very pleased

I believe I am shorter, rounder, and older than you target customer. That said this moisture wicking top is a godsend during the exasperating hot flashes and subsequent massive sweating of menopause. I am so much more comfortable throughout the day.

July 17, 2019


This is only the 3rd Patagonia item I've ever owned and it has far exceeded my expectations. I've worn it for long runs in 70+ weather, climbing, hiking, and casually. I was already in love with its breath-ability and quick drying, so today while climbing up a rough chimney-like start - and getting up close and personal with the rock - I ... Read Morecouldn't help but feel protective of my new favorite shirt. I could feel it snagging on the rough rock face that followed the chimney and started wondering if I should ditch the shirt and sacrifice my skin instead but didn't. I assessed the damages once I was finally relying on the ground to keep me safe and the shirt was PERFECT, not a single sign of wear! I wish I could say the same thing about my climbing shoes! I will definitely invest in a couple more of these shirts before the summer is over because it truly will be an investment. Thanks Patagonia for being awesome!

June 24, 2019

Great design, cute colors

Nice fit, love the scoop neck and the length, so I don't have to worry about bending over and exposing my back or undies! Great casual shirt for hot weather. I've got to say, capilene has seen some huge improvements over the past few years! As long as you take care of it properly (I wash cold on gentle or low-spin, and hang dry) it mainta... Read Moreins a nice soft sheen and stays thick.

June 22, 2019

Favorite Synthetic Shirt

This is the best synthetic shirt out there! The spun polyester has a lovely soft hand, not slippery and plasticky like most activewear shirts. The fit is perfect, not too tight, not too baggy. I need to get one for every day of the week!

June 21, 2019

Wears out too quickly

Pills horribly and becomes transparent from washing. I bought this in three colors, in April, for a trip to Hawaii. After using the shirts there, I did not start wearing the tees again until hot weather arrived here at home, in June. Now, by the end of June, they are starting to go transparent and are covered in pilling. Each shirt has been washed ... Read Moreseveral times, but have they certainly have not seen hard wear. The pulling began with the first wash.

Response from Patagonia
June 21, 2019

We apologize about the problem you've had with the fabric. Please feel free to [return]( them back to us and let us know if you have any questions.

June 14, 2019

Not really made for trail running

This shirt is super soft and comfortable but doesn't seem to be made for actual trail running. I've worn it twice with a trail running pack (for maybe 20 miles total) and it's now pilling all over the back and on the front where the chest straps lay. I also brushed up against a tree when I was running and it snagged a string in the a... Read Morerm that's now unraveling. I run about 40 miles of trails per week and have never had another shirt with this issue. Super bummed because it is comfortable, but I wouldn't recommend it to people who plan to actually use it for its intended purpose.

Response from Patagonia
June 14, 2019

We're sorry to hear you've had issues with this shirt. Please feel free to [return]( it under warranty.

June 5, 2019

love this shirt!

Bought this in navy- love this shirt! I wore it on an airplane recently and for the first time ever got off feeling cool and not gross. Ready to go buy it in more colors. Patagonia- make this in black and grey please!

May 26, 2019

Love these shirts

Beautiful, light, and perfect for the heat. I do a lot of activities in the heat of Wyoming summer and in the Tropics in the winter - rowing, hiking, wade fishing.. I love capilene because it doesn't show sweat, and wicks nicely. Love the scoop neck. It fits beautifully and the color selection is great!

May 14, 2019

Nice Everyday Tee in Pretty Colors

I bought the Lavender and Pink in a Small for our vacation and summer. The material is very soft and comfortable. They fit slightly tight in the armpit, and I've been stretching them a little in that area to fit perfectly. The rest of the top is plenty big so I wouldn't go up to a Medium on Patagonia's Regular Fit Tops. Great selecti... Read Moreon of colors!

May 8, 2019

Great feel and fit

I'm 5'5", 115 lbs and ordered the small. The fit is slimming, but definitely a slightly over sized t-shirt fit. The length is nice and can be tucked in to shorts while mountain biking, or also looks great un-tucked over yoga pants. The material is soft and flowy and seems to hold up great so far against a few washes.

March 28, 2019


I bought a couple of these for the summer. They're really soft and the fit is nice-not at all boxy and I love the dropped hem. Armpit gussets are a nice touch and add to how comfortable these shirts are. They dry quickly, breathe well and don't show sweat easily! Glad I bought two!

March 22, 2019

Nice cut, but too long for me

I want to love this shirt- and I do love the scoop neck and the fit of the upper half (I am a pretty consistent Patagonia Medium in tops, dress size 6) but the bottom half...? It's so long. And I have a very average length torso. I neither need nor want a running/biking shirt that completely covers my bottom. Debating whether to return, or tak... Read Moree to my local tailor and see if she can crop 4" off the bottom. Extra long torso'ed gals, this one's for you!

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