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great material EXCEPT, as mentioned elsewhere, too see-through. I have a very old brown merino in this same category, and it is comfortable to wear it all over the world. This shirt is weird
Thanks for the feedback on the fabric Sage. This shirt is made to be an ultra lightweight piece for running. For a fuller coverage fabric you may prefer our [Women's P-6 Logo Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirt](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-p-6-logo-organic-crew-t-shirt/38587.html).
Excellent work shirt for hot weather
This is my third Capilene cool merino shirt - all the pros of merino with none of the downsides: more durable and a little cooler. Even though its not 100% natural fiber, I wear these shirts underneath my Nomex shirt while fighting fires and I can personally attest to the comfort. After seven days of work in 90+ temps I can confidently say I couldn... Read More't smell myself everywhere I went. Also love these shirts for hot weather running - the breath really well and dry much faster than regular merino.
A Dream Come True
I sweat a LOT and purchased this shirt right before going on my long backpacking trip. I needed something that I could sweat a ton in but wouldn't smell, that would keep me cool in the heat, and that I could ideally wear for multiple days without washing. Took it on the Wonderland trail a few weeks ago and didn't even wear the other shirt... Read More I brought to hike in. When I did wash it, it dried pretty quickly. HIGHLY recommend. A little pilling from my pack straps but doesn't bother me. About to take it on the JMT next week!
Pills quickly and non wicking
I usually run only in Patagonia Capilene short sleeve shirts for my trail runs. Although this shirt does not retain odor, sweat does not wick easily and the back of the shirt pilled up all over from one shorter run with a hydration vest. Fits nice and would be a great casual shirt but would not recommend for long athletic endeavors with any substan... Read Moretial sweating.
Hi Cresta, we're so sorry to hear about the pilling issue. we'd be happy to take that back as a warranty return under our Ironclad Guarantee. Please feel free to begin your return, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Multi-Day Running Shirt
I used this shirt when I fastpacked the Colorado Trail in 20 days and it was perfect! The wool dried quickly and didn't smell since I had to use it for 3 days at a time for 10-12 hours a day. I prefer my running shirts a little looser and went with a Medium and was happy with that size. My only complaint is that pilling on the back of the shir... Read Moret occurred quickly but I totally recognize that wearing a 20lb pack and sweating in the same shirt multiple days in a row was likely the cause of that. Overall, LOVE this shirt and will continue to use it for all of fast packing adventures.
Softest Shirt in My Closet
I bought this shirt to keep my shoulders from getting cooked on runs, hikes, at the crag and on the beach volleyball court. But I find myself wearing it to dinner, the grocery store, walking the dogjust about anywhere I can get away with a T-shirt. It's incredibly soft, dries quickly when I sweat (a lot in 90+ degree Denver summers), and has s... Read Moretood up to regular washings. If there were 10 color options, I'd probably own nine more of these.
Best shirt ever until you wash it
I have been having trouble finding a nice fitting simple t-shirt that wasn't too girly or trendy and then I found this shirt. It was the the best! So I bought more! And then I washed it (without drying it) and it shrunk. Now it's the saddest thing ever because all 4 of these shirts are just a little too short now. Maybe my torso is slight... Read Morely longer than normal, but I would have hoped that the shirt would have stayed the same size after washing.
Hey Nicki! Thanks for letting us know your shirt shrank. Sadly, wool is super prone to shrinking if washed in warm or hot water. We're happy to help you out however. Give our Customer Service Team a call and we'll set you up with an exchange.
BEST ADVENTURE TEE
Such a great shirt! I bought it for a month long backpacking/climbing trip in Switzerland with my husband, and it was perfect! It never smelled bad (despite my stinky pits and lack of showering). It held up against the elements and rocks. It was just the perfect shirt for any job I asked of it! LOVE IT!
Seems high quality. The style is more boxy and less form fitting than it appears. It is also see-through so I have to wear a tank top underneath. I would have returned it but I didnt want to pay for the shipping back. Very expensive for a t-shirt I dont feel or look good in.
Hi Andrea, we're so sorry to hear that your Women's Capilene® Cool Merino Shirt was too sheer for you. We'll get back to you privately so we can set you up with a free return shipping label. In the meantime, we do have other t-shirts that may work out better for you. Trying taking a look at the Women's Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt, https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-capilene-cool-trail-shirt/24501.html?dwvar_24501_color=FSHP. It still features moisture-wicking, quick drying fabric and could be the thickness you're looking for.
Lightweight, runs large.
It is very lightweight and breathable. Has some stretch. A little bit sheer. Runs a full size large in the chest and upper stomach area. I could have sized down to a medium. For reference, my measurements are 38/33/43. I have not worn this out and about yet, but I think it will be nice on a breezy, warm day while out on a hike.
Hey there, thanks for the feedback on the sizing for our Capilene Cool Merino Shirt, we'll be sure to pass the word along. If you'd like to exchange yours out for a size down, you can begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Okay Work Shirt
I originally bought this to use as a work shirt and for backpacking trips. I really like the blend of wool to help keep down the smell while staying breathable on long back country trips. My only complainant with it is that it is very see through in lighter colors, wish I would have just gotten black.
This thin wool shirt feels like not wearing a shirt. Haven't tested it extensively in the elements yet so I hope it doesn't rip easily. I'm 5'5", 120 lbs, size small fits a little on the larger side relative to other patagonia tops I own. Super comfortable for working out in CA heat. The light color I have is little bit see... Read More-through but not bad. I'd love if the fit was a tiny bit more feminine in the sleeves and cut.
Your Go To shirt
A 5 star shirt but I am giving it 4 stars because I wish it contained recycled wool. I'm a slim 55 years old and ordered a S and a M because I was unsure which size would fit me best. Small worked best Shirt fits great, and you don't have to worry about odor because it's contains wool. I especially love the side slits. I highly rec... Read Moreommend this shirt.
Great fit, but could be improved
I love Patagonia and wear a lot of their clothing for outdoor activities, but this is not my favorite item especially for the price - so I may be returning. Overall the fit is great, love the sleeve length and fit through the shoulders, but its a little to short for me on the bottom in the front (awkward that the back is longer than the front too).... Read More My main complaint and reason I may return is it is too thin! I get that helps with keeping cool, but not a classy look to see your bra or sports bra through the shirt. The blue color is beautiful, please offer this in other shirts like the Capilene daily shirt. Wish the Capilene daily shirt was a little less baggy and fit more like this one on top. Or maybe bring back the old Capilene Team shirts and tanks, those were awesome!!
breathable base layer
I wore this shirt under a medium weight capeline base layer when I was mountaineering and it was a great layer to wick sweat and keep you warm underneath. I've also run in it and I can stand around long enough after for the sweat to dry off it as well, which is perfect for when you make long coffee stops after a trail run. Would recommend it f... Read Moreor both the summer and winter months as the wool feature is pretty versatile.
Love the fit & feel!
I love the fit & feel of this shirt. I also love that it has true short sleeves, not cap sleeves. I returned the green color & exchanged for the blue the green showed everything underneath. The blue one is beautiful. Im hoping that the long sleeve version will get some additional color options.
Thanks for the feedback on fit, fabric and function of this shirt, Jane! This one is new for the season so we appreciate you taking the time to review it, as it's so helpful for other customers as well as our product designers.
I bought the yellow and float blue which are both beautiful colors and I thought Id give the merino tee a try. I love most Pat products and I have many, but I never imagined that i would have to reshape/dry flat. I will do this for a sweater, but not a tee. Also I washed it exactly as instructed and it did shrink. It was too long and the fabric kin... Read Moreda clingy and quite stretchy so now its better length, but more clingy....so not good for me. I will say that it does dry in a flash, is light as a feather, and wicks. I prefer the Cap cool lightweight so will return the blue one which I didnt wear n wash️ :(
Dream Come True
This may be the best shirt Patagonia has ever made. It's silky smooth to the touch, breathable, and just overall incredibly comfortable. I bought one for my boyfriend, too, and he has worn it every day since then. I'm usually between a small and medium and went with the medium since this is a slim fit. The sleeves are the perfect length, ... Read Moretoo -- not cropped like a lot of women-specific tees tend to be. Can't wait to wear this all summer.
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