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Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Daily Shirt ReviewsWrite Your Review
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I am 5'11" and about 200 lbs with a bit of a belly and the XL fits perfectly. I bought 2 and will probably buy more. I have the R1 Air in XL as well and the fit between these 2 is a bit different, probably by design. The R1 Air fits snugly while the best way to describe the Cool Daily Shirt is a more regular fit and it sort of feel silky ... Read Moreand billowy. It may be the most comfortable shirt I own, and I got a compliment from my wife which is rare. There is a really long tag inside the bottom of the shirt that I cut away with scissors but they should have made it tear away or omitted it all-together. There is a little well designed loop inside the collar for hanging the shirt which I really don't notice but I generally hate tags or anything in the collar area but this one is fine. This would layer well under a puffy but probably not well under a fleece like the R1 Air, which is probably designed to work best as a base layer anyway.
I purchased a couple capillene shirts for my husband for Christmas. He wears this shirt under his work shirt for hours every day. He is impressed with the quality and feel of this shirt against his skin. It is comfortable and the fit is right on. I ordered two more recently! I definitely recommend this shirt.
Odd fit, long sleeves for short woman, stretched out cuffs
I've written other reviews on this shirt. I won't buy it again. Based on reviews, I think Patagonia ought to make different cuts, for tall slim people, tall thick people and shorter shorter armed thick folks too. So another thing I hate... The cuffs stretch out and will not stay up. Maybe if I was bigger muscled like I was when younger. B... Read Moreut now the extra 3 to 4 inches in length and the loose cuffs frustrate me so much! I want to take a pair of scissors and hack the sleeves shorter! I will eventually get my sewing machine out and hem the sleeves. I also think the shirt needs some extra torso length, even for my short 5'4" height. And bigger at the hips.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 13, 2023
Hi Aurora! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about some of the disappointment with the fit. Feedback like this is crucial to improving things for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
an essential shirt
I bought my first capilene shirt about 4 years ago now i have 5. I travel all over the world for work. Airplanes are either hot or cold and these shirts keeps me balanced. When I get to my destination it works great for sun protection either at the beach. Or also works great to keep me a bit warmer when it is cold as a layered shirt. You can wash i... Read Moret in the shower at night and it will be ready the next morning and not stink.. 100% great shirt.
Great, just one thing
This is an excellent shirt overall. Soft, light but durable, wicks moisture/controls odor. It's probably versatile enough to double as a daily wear shirt, too. There's just one thing, and it's a minor enough issue that I don't think it's worth docking a star. For the way the shirt fits overall (which is good), the sleeves ... Read Moreare slightly too short, IMO. Certainly not enough that it's not wearable, I was just expecting a bit more coverage considering it's a utility type shirt. Another than that slight issue, it's really great.
My return to Capilene
My body chemistry caused a falling out with Capilene 20+ years ago when I could not tolerate my own amplified body odor. Out of curiosity I picked up a Cool Daily Shirt on sale to give Capilene another go. Happy to report the odor enhancement seems to be a thing of the past. This shirt feels great and fits as expected. An excellent all-rounder for ... Read Morecool temps. Nice work, Patagonia!
While I wanted to love this, as I really wanted a super silky soft base layer for winter AND summer wear, I couldn't keep it on for more than 5 minutes as the stitching around the neck and shoulders was incredibly scratchy and irritating to my skin. It's a real shame as the actual fabric in the chest and places without many seams/stitches... Read More was very silky.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 27, 2023
Hi Jakob, we're very sorry to hear about the skin irritation that you're experiencing with the Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Shirt. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
Long sleeves, short waist hem
I'm a gal, liking loose clothing and have over 100 vintage Silkweight and Capilene 1 shirts. I love love the ones made in the early 90s. They were soooo silky, utterly a delight to wear. As the years went by, the fabric got less soft and silky and now I guess this Cool Daily is the closest. And the sizing got bigger. This newest model has slee... Read Moreves which are made for tall folks, so 4 inches too long. I hate the long sleeves. I'll have to cut off and hem the sleeves. The shirt oddly is not all that long in the body. I do like the self fabric neck collar versus the old ribbed neck. I do like the Cool Daily short sleeve versions, in men's XL and womens XXL. I like the larger neck in the women's version.
Long sleeves, hate it with a passion
Sleeves are 4 inches longer then last capilene 1, silkweight models. I have over 100 vintage and used capilene shirts. I hate this shirt. Ought to be different models for different arm lengths. Going to have to cut off and hem.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 13, 2023
Hi Aurora! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the sleeve length. We greatly appreciate this feedback, and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Soft comfortable fabric
I selected this item for my husband to take him out of his comfort zone. Not his normal styling. And he was surprised when he liked it. I love the softness and the fluidity of the fabrication. Decided on size medium on this style for him because of the fabric. The medium was perfect.
Used this as my daily work shirt in landscaping during a really hot summer . The sleeves offered decent sun protection and the material kept me cool and comfy during the worst days. Wore and washed this thing too many times to count. Now wearing it cozied up at home. Top choice for hiking & climbing too. A masterpiece. Size up if in between siz... Read Morees. P.S. buy used, these things are everywhere
I have one comment for
I have one comment for you. I bought several years ago the Capilene Base Layer - Lightweight. One of the features of this base layer was the thumb loops. I'm usually using several layers of clothing, so the thumb loops were very helpful. You should bring those back to this particular layer.
Awesome Desert Shirt
I am in between a medium and a large in typical men's T-shirts. I first tried a medium but I found a large fit me better because it doesn't stretch much, so even though my arms were the right length, when I raised my arms the shirt rode up on my belly. I think it stretches less than a cotton t-shirt and is probably meant to be worn loose.... Read More Once I got the size dialed I love it. It is a perfect material for the sun and hot weather. It seems like it will hold up well too. I bought one with a hood and one without and am not sure which I will end up wearing more. I am planning on buying the T-shirt version for wearing under my dress shirts. I'd like to see some bright and colorful prints, such as Hawaiian, and other bright colors that reflect sun.
This shirt is so warm as an under layer but not too hot worn alone. It really does not absorb odor. It washes and drys great and can easily be put into pocket if needed. We bought them for all three adult children for Christmas we liked them so much. Its a go to shirt for sure at a reasonable price for the quality of both the product and good of th... Read Moree earth
Good shirt, but not like the original
I like this shirt, but the older versions had a strap at the end of each sleeve that allowed you to hook it onto your thumb which was great when you pull on a sweater on top. If you have the previous versions of this shirt, this new model does not have that feature, which is unfortunate.
Used for more than my intended purpose
Initially I purchased this for hiking and active outdoor recreational pursuits. But I began wearing while working around our small farm. The shoulder season here runs hot, medium and cold and I found this to be an excellent base layer for this type of environment. Yes, I would recommend this base layer but keep in mind it works better on you than l... Read Moreining a drawer.
i love this shirt.
this is my favorite shirt from patagonia... the fabric drapes well, the cut is perfect. good length on the sleeves, breathes well... just the right amount of stretch. this is my go to for multi-sport.... long sleeve mtb, running, climbing or just to wear. this is a good one...
smooth and does not stink
BTW - as a personal choice I do not recommend, nice to let others use thier own uninfluenced choices. happy to see the non-stink additive works on the newer Capilene, can wear it a bit more between washings. Washing/content Tags on inside side seam have to be removed right away and completely - they are very scratchy.
Breathable and doesn't collect odor
This shirt is 1,000 times better than Nike's Dri-fit shirts that look the same. It's extremely breathable and you can tell it's high quality. I wore it over the entire weekend (lazy weekend) last weekend, and I swear this shirt did not have an ounce of odor on it. 10/10.
Exactly what I wanted
Wanted a long sleeved Capilene to wear while traveling/ on vacation. Easy to pack, light enough for summer yet it will keep you warm & looks good to go out in. Used it exactly for that on my recent end of summer vacation to the shore. My second Capilene shirt, both are go-to shirts. Cannot be happier. Fit was spot on.
My Favorite Summer Shirt
My absolutely favorite shirt for summer field work and leisure. This shirt is an absolute must have if you are spending long days in the sun. If you are spending several days a week out in the hot sun and need to stay cool you should buy this shirt. I rock this every time I am feeling sunkissed after spending a few days on the river or just wanting... Read More to stay cool while needing sun protection for working in the field.
Comfortable, Cool looking and Easy Care
I love these cool daily shirts, I must have bought 5 M T-shirts that are true to size, and this size L long sleeve - I am usually a medium, but I wanted something loose to lounge in and this slightly larger L size looks and feels GREAT - these cool daily's are the best
used these every day I
used these every day I am an artists and wear these to most all things including openings. maybe better colors? also seem to wear out on tummy area--not a fat guy!! like them a lot maybe make some that are a little bit more ready for something a little more uptown to wear.
Protects against the sun while staying cool in the heat
I picked the black color to minimize nipple visibility since the shirt is so thin. Despite the black color, the shirt still remains fairly cool in the summer sun. And even better when there's a breeze. I now have this is in my regular summer outfits. The two nitpick I docked a star for is that: - the cuffs are a bit large for a long sleeve. I... Read Moret would have been better if it was tapered a bit more for better style. - the laundry tag inside the shirt is extremely long and bothersome.
Good lightweight base layer
Being from the south I need a light base layer and this one is very good. It seems a little heavier than those I was able to get a few years ago but still the best I can find. To me this is an essential piece of gear I need when hiking, working out or just being out in the heat of the American Southwest. It has excellent wicking and odor control. I... Read More highly recommend it. And I cant find any other brand that comes close to matching it.
What I like most about
What I like most about this shirt is that it feels so cool in really hot weather. I wear long sleeves in summer for sun protection, and some of my shirts don't handle the sun and heat as well as these. They have a nice silky feel, and are absolutely comfortable. I have two and will be getting more.
I wear it all the time!
This shirt feels amazing! Right away, you can tell that it feels light and soft. Once you wear it, you realize that it also can regulate temperature very well. If it's a bit chilly, it will provide some warmth, yet when it's hot, it does a great job of keeping cool by wicking and evaporating very quickly. I truly love this shirt! I wear i... Read Moret to work, out shreddin' singletrack, or just hanging with friends. Maybe even all three in the same day. Looks good and feels good. I highly recommend it.
most versatile long sleeve t-shirt
great fabric - drapes well, breathes in hot weather. enough stretch to move with me... layers well. the cut/silhouette is good thru the body, not too tight and not too baggy. good length in the arms - i have a 2'' positive ape index and get a good fit out of a medium... i'll have a couple of these in my wardrobe until they wear out..... Read More.
Great shirt - very comfortable - super whisking with the sweat and super comfortable to mountain bike. The thinned and fit makes it easy to layer as well. Pairs well with the R1 for when there is a bit of a chill on the ride. Thanks Patagonia for the inclusive sizing - please keep it up it is greatly appreciated!
I bought this shirt to take on a trip to Mexico where I knew the weather would be hot and sunny, so wanted a shirt that would give me some sun protection but could still be used for sport or to be casual. Truth be told, I bought two: one for running on the beach each morning and the other to wear around town. The shirt worked great for all uses, bu... Read Moret what sticks out most is the comfort of the shirt and the fact that I could run in it every day and the shirt just seemed fresh and clean even though I was sweating a lot in it. It's incredibly comfy and just a great all-around shirt. Don't hesitate to buy several!
Most comfortable base layer
I like the feel of this fabric and how it seems dry no matter what I have been doing. Delighted to see these in XXL now but could stand a couple more inches of length in the body. Even so it is by far the most comfortable base layer I have in any season
Soft, comfortable, and stylish
These shirts are extremely comfortable, and lightweight. The light and breathable material makes them very useful for all day wear in varying temperatures. I ordered three of the short-sleeve and three of the long-sleeve. These are now the only shirts I wear outside of work.
I got two of these, but wear the white much more than the blue. I use it for cycling because of the cool quick-drying fabric and high sun protection factor in Florida. I have worn it as a rash guard for the SPF in the water. It is light enough to wear as a LS SPF t-shirt if worn under a SS shirt and it looks good. I take it on every trip. The capil... Read Moreene, just like wool, seems to 'know' what level of warmth your body will need. Looking for an excuse to get another one.
Go to LS shirts
My go-to long sleeve layer in CO and AZ, regardless of the temps. Perfectly comfortable in snow or stupidly hot temperatures, and the best part? They're a regular fit, which is a rarity in todays slim/athletic market, so they also make a great knockabout town top as well.
I usually chuckle when, a week or two after receiving a piece of gear, a request for a review comes in. It's use over many years is the proving ground. In this case I've worn a similar version of these capilene, lightweight, base layer shirts for those many years and commend their quality most important to me: long lasting usefulness. I c... Read Morean't recall one of these shirts that has actually worn out. They get holes burned in them from grinding or tending a fire, after ten years or so they loose some of their shape, work stains will ruin their presentability, may need a hole stitched. But generally, as most P. gear I have previously or currently own, is the hold up for a long time of hard use. Design changes that would make these shirts work better for me: longer in the torso to stay tucked into pants, longer sleeves to keep wrists covered even when reaching.
Sweet spot in the lineup
Bought this, a lightweight and a merino. Lightweight is great for sleeping in or as great base layer under my R2 tech. The merino is warm but a little thin and nippy. The daily is just right, feels great on its own on the beach or as a base layer in the winter
The fit is really strange. Too baggy in the arms and torso, but too short. It's impossible to layer this shirt under anything because the arms get pushed up and you can't tuck it in.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 25, 2022
Hi Jonathan, thank you for taking the time to send this review. We're sorry to hear the fit of this shirt isn't working for you! If you haven't returned it already we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
These are great shirts. I have three of them and will be getting many more. As soon as my older lightweight capilene shirts wear out, I will also be using these for other activities -- outdoor ice hockey, cross country skiing, hiking, etc. Why don't you use this same material for lightweight bottoms that were discontinued a while back?
I have several of these shirts I use for hiking in warm weather. I LOVE the old ones. The fabric used with this new shirt seems more sheer and consequently the shirt has no body or shape to it. Very disappointing.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 12, 2021
Hi Thomas, thank you for your feedback! Your satisfaction is important to us. Please know you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your shirt under our Ironclad Guarantee.
Love the light borealis green
I have the capilene cool daily shirt in both short and love sleeve and wear for walking dogs, running trails, and lounging around house. They do not retain odor, feel great against the skin (so soft), and are breathable. I love them so much I started buying for my husband. Latest purchase was the borealis green and the color is gorgeous! Please mak... Read Moree the short sleeve (and other products) in this color!!!!
Size could be improved / please offer in slim fit
Please make this in a slim. I normally wear large in the mid weight capilene which comes in slim fit and it fits perfect. I bought the large in regular fit on this and it was huge (slim not offered). So I bought the medium and its too short in sleeves and body.
Same great Capilene shirt at a more affordable price
The fit, material, and everything else is the same as the graphic versions of this. I own a few of the graphic ones and it's refreshing to have the plain versions which is more versatile for matching with multiple outfits. Great stuff at a more affordable price.
Great sun protection, almost not there
Super light and breathable, while offering good sun protection. Fit is good, with stretch for high movement activities. The antimocrobial finish works well to prevent the synthetic funk. And with all Patagonia products, I feel better choosing recycled, fair trade production. A really great piece of kit.
Next to naked
Light, wicking and nice odor management. The sun protection is also great. I have used it from running trails under the Colorado sun to ski touring on spring days. Slightly fitted in the chest but fairly relaxed through the body. I love how the neck isnt too tight. There is a bit more room in this compared to the capiliene base layer in the same si... Read Moreze.
Soft and light
I love the feel of the fabric, it's very soft and feels like you're hardly wearing anything. It dries super quick and repels smell. The only complaint I have is there is a tag on the left side of the inside that is annoyingly itchy in an otherwise super comfortable shirt. Maybe cutting it off would help but I'm afraid it might make i... Read Moret itch more or I'll damage the seam its sewn into so I haven't tried yet.
light, comfortable fabric
This long sleeve capilene is perfect for cool to cold weather aerobic activity when worn under an R-1 hoodie where you're cold for the first 10 minutes and then hot for the rest having to unzip & remove gloves & hat. Also is great for very cold weather under insulating layer like an R-1 or fleece and a puffy of some sort. Smell factor ... Read Moreseems good and much better than old time capilene. I don't wash it very much but it dries quickly. I like the regular fit to cover the extra pounds--no more slim fit!
Perfect for the fair skinned
Purchased this shirt, my second, for protection during time on the water and general outdoor work. Fantastic! The ability to rinse it and let it dry in the sun and get back to work was awesome. Highly recommend. Purchased white to reflect the most sun and remain cool, which it did famously
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