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Comfy, flattering, soft
I've got a zillion of these in different cuts and styles: short-sleeve, hooded, with and without graphics. Even bought some of the mens' to get longer sleeves. Yup, I'm a fan. They are so comfy and soft. Great for travel because they fold up tiny. I would describe them as a relaxed fit yet flattering. The arms are a good length. The... Read More only negative is I can't wear them as long without washing like hemp or cotton. They can sometimes (but not always) get a stale smell after a single wear on a warm day. BUT they never smell like body odor, not even after a strenuous hike. Perfect in winter as well. Height: 5'6"; Weight: 117lbs; 32C
I love the cool capilene shirts! They feel so soft!
These shirts feel so awesome against my skin. They run true to size, work well under light jackets, sweaters, or just by themselves. The weather where I live has not warmed up yet, but they will also be a standard for hiking. I have bought several so I am well supplied!
Love the feel!
This is the first capilene shirt Ive tried. I bought a white one and one with the Patagonia logo on it. I love these shirts! They are perfect for casual wear or under a vest for work. I cant wait to order more. I like the cool feeling against my skin and the lack of bulk when wearing something over these shirts. Send me more!
5 stars if the shirt is fixed
I have (had) 5 of these shirts. They are light weight and great for travel. However, I got the orange color and the arm holes were smaller that the 2 grey, yellow and blue ones I had bought. I returned it to the store and tried on other orange shirts and the light blue one and they all had the same problem. The shirt fits perfectly except for the t... Read Moreight arm holes.
A good underlayer as well as a shirt you can wear on its own
I ordered this shirt because I needed a new long-sleeved shirt. I really like it as it is useful underneath another shirt on chilly days, but I think I will wear it in other seasons. (I have only had it for a few weeks.) My only request is that Patagonia creates petite sizes as the sleeves are somewhat long for me.
I wear the cool daily LS as an extra lightweight layer. I am 5'5', weigh 135, 40DD, and purchased the large. [hope this helps] I have three LS, and multiple short sleeve; this winter, I plan to purchase a couple mid-weight Capilenes. I use handwash setting in cold water, hang to dry [drys fast]. No wrinkles. Love the colors!
Long Sleeve Shirt
This shirt runs true to size and is slightly shorter than most other shirts. It isn't a fitted shirt, per se, but the material makes it more fitted than loose. The material is very nice for outdoor, sporty activities.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 16, 2023
We appreciate your feedback on this regular fit shirt. The lightweight fabric may feel more clingy than say, a cotton shirt. Please reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be glad to help!
I was looking for something to wear for skiing, but armholes seemed too small and material was way different from previous long underwear tops I'd purchased that were made out of fabric Patagonia called Capilene.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 8, 2023
Hi Kathryn! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the Capilene Cool Daily Shirt. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the size of the arm openings. We'll share this feedback with our design team to keep in mind for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Not as sweat free as
Not as sweat free as I had hoped. Holds perspiration in fabric
Response from PatagoniaMarch 8, 2023
Thank you for the review, Nancy. We're sorry to hear that the quick-drying attributes that this shirt is supposed to have are not functioning properly. If you're looking for something that is more breathable, we recommend checking out the [Women's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Merino Shirt](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-long-sleeved-capilene-cool-merino-shirt/44555.html?dwvar_44555_color=EVMA&cgid=root). Wool is somewhat of a miracle fiber in that it's breathable, regulates temperature and comes with its own odor defense properties. Check it out!
Can't get enough of these
Got one as a gift, bought another last year and just bought a third-blue, yellow and black. I wear them as an undergarment at work under my Volunteer "Smock". I wear them to take long walks and I wear them under a fleece to ski. Never gets smelly and wicks away moisture. I also have four in different colors in short sleeves. You won&#x... Read More27;t be disappointed. I get lots of compliments and I'm 63!
Silky, Cool & Comfy
I bought this for hiking and running but also find I like wearing it on my days off due to its silky smooth feel. I am usually a small in most brands, but I like how the medium feels on. It dries fast and seems durable, so I'm looking forward to wearing it a lot!
Perfect capilene cool series
These shirts (I now own 3) are nice and thin without being too clingy. I use these for hiking, skiing,swimming, boating, biking. All sports. Great for staying covered up from the sun but thin enough to wear hiking in the hot tropics. Thanks for bringing back thin capilene.
the capilene material's improved a lot in the last few years, it used to be a little scratchy and didn't feel super stretchy (based on a tank top from years ago!). this material was soft, stretchy, and a really good base layer. i sized up so i could layer it over or under for snowboarding and backpacking.
Great product with amazing properties. Wicks really well and keeps me warm when I wear it skiing. It is a great weight as well as it is not too heavy. I have worn this shirt as a base layer for about a week and it isn't stinky yet! The only complaint I have is that the sleeves are a tiny bit short but I think I have long arms (haha). Will wear... Read More this all winter long!
Good all-around choice for base layer or alone
I like this fabric very much. It is light enough to wear on a cool day, on a sunny day fishing, or under other layers for a bit more warmth. The fit is true to size and allows room to move. The only thing that I don't like as much as the fit and feel is the color. I'd like something brighter. But, I bought two of these on sale, so I guess... Read More I really like it.
Im embarrassed to say that I now own 5 of these shirts (some plain, some with logos). They are in daily rotation in my super-casual wardrobe. They make great travel and layering shirts. I do wish they were more colors, and I do wish that Patagonia products were better designed for those of use with curvy figures. Nevertheless, these are great shirt... Read Mores. The long sleeved shirts fit differently than the short sleeve models, btw.
I love this material. I can wear it throughout all seasons. In the winter working up a sweat outside, it pulls the moisture so I stay dry and warm. In the warmer months, it again pulls the sweat keeping me cool which is great for sun protection. The fit is not compression which I hate. It has a looser fit that gets the job done without constricting... Read More my movement. Love it!
material is shiny and clingy
i didnt like these shirts. i had such high hopes because i like the Capilene trail material version. its shiny and clingy and it doesn't hold shape well.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
Hi Mela! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disapointment with the material. That said, we appreciate the 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).
Perfect base layer
I haven't loved a simple shirt like this in a long time. It's comfortable and is a great base layer. As a woman of a certain age, I have frequent hot flashes so have been avoiding long sleeved tee's for a couple years. I'm thrilled to have found one that is light and breathable. It feels like I'm not wearing anything while ... Read Moreproviding full coverage. Just ordered two more.
I love the fabric and weight
I bought a few of these shirts for a Wilderness travel trip to Scotland but I have been wearing them every day, in the winter, as a base layer inside my 98 year old bungalow in Denver. I find they eliminate the need for 3 heavy layers. They wash up well, hang dry fast and no stink!
Perfect alone or as a layer
Comfortable, warm, great alone, under jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc., or under jackets/shells. The material is also breathable. I have a small build with broad shoulders and long arms, and I wear a Large because I like some roominess. This is a staple - I love it and own several in both long and short sleeves.
Lightweight but still a strong layer
I was surprised by how this shirt worked so well as a layer in winter. I wear it under my wool sweater, and it is soft and fitting next to the skin. I like the lighter layers under wool as I get too hot and can start to sweat, but this work worked really well to prevent that. I have had to remove layers with wool sweaters, and it is a pain. I will ... Read Moreuse this combo of this shirt and wool sweaters any day!
I bought one of these on sale a few months ago. I bought another one in black because it has become a staple at this point. I love how it's not tight or form fitting. It fits just right. I use it for running, hiking, or casual days. I love that it's not heavy weight. Perfect for layering. I will definitely be buying a few more.
Great Shirt for Many Purposes
These shirts are great. I would give a 5 rating if you add a little more stretch and better colors. But, they are still fantastic shirts. The shirts used to have a little more stretch, and used to be full color, not so muted or x-dyed. I am not a fan of x-dye. I have them in better colors from earlier years. I like the black, but am not a fan of th... Read Moree muted (x-dyed) colors. I would buy 5 of these if you had better colors, turquoise, bright pastel pink, purple, pastel purple, periwinkle, kelly, coral, pink, nice true red, olive, french blue, andes blue, other nice blues, regular navy (not x-dye) etc. These are great for hiking, working out, walking, work, dressing up or down. They dry quickly , can rinse out in sink while on travel and they are dry in the morning. Provide good sun protection. Don't change crew neck in favor of scoop neck, because then there isn't sun protection.
Great Shirt for Many Purposes
These shirts are great. They used to have a little more stretch, and used to be full color, not so muted or x-dyed. I am not a fan of x-dye. I have them in better colors from earlier years. I like the black, but am not a fan of the muted (x-dyed) colors. I would buy 5 of these if you had better colors, turquoise, bright pink, purple, periwinkle, ke... Read Morelly, coral, pink, nice true red, other nice blues, regular navy (not x-dye) etc. These are great for hiking, working out, walking, work, dressing up or down. They dry quickly , can rinse out in sink while on travel and they are dry in the morning. Provide good sun protection. Don't change crew neck in favor of scoop neck, because then there isn't sun protection.
This was my first Capilene product, and it's officially the most comfortable shirt I own. Also, the fast-drying, HeiQ technologies make it quite versatile and utilitarian. I just wore it 2 days straight on the beach, jogged almost 10 miles, and it still seemed basically fresh and clean. Got a second one in black, but the heathered gray materia... Read Morel is softer.
Love this shirt, runs small
I find this shirt runs small, I usually wear size S, but prefer M in these cap cool shirts. They are so comfy, perfect for hiking, camping, even work around the yard. I like the sun protection, and it washes nicely. Our whole family has collected up these shirts.
I have four long sleeve, four short sleeve and three hoodies and these Capilene Cool Daily shirts are my favorite and pretty much the only shirts I wear on a daily basis. On me the short sleeve and hoodies in an XS are a bit tight in the shoulders and chest, and the long sleeve shirts are a bit too big in an XS. Still, these are my go-to shirts and... Read More I love the way they feel, wear, wash and dry fast by hanging them up and air dry.
Great multipurpose shirt
Great comfortable shirt for many activities. I ordered I think 2 of them for fall weather but have already worn them on chilly eves or to throw on over a tank top in cold or air conditioned buildings. The green color is nice and earthy. Washes well and is good quality. Hope to have them for a long time!
Pretty breathable, great for UV protection
I really appreciate having a long sleeved shirt that I can wear while playing tennis during the day. We get really intense UV exposure during the day here so I love that I can wear this and not need to worry about sticky sunscreen/reapplying, etc. The shirt is fairly breathable, all things considering. It does get smelly when I'm working out, ... Read Morebut that comes out completely in the wash. I also wear this shirt at the beach because it drys super fast so I can swim in it!
New to Capilene - what took me so long?
Tried this out on a hike today, 25 degrees (77 degrees) and cloudy with a little breeze. Above these temperatures I'd opt for the short sleeve but this shirt performed perfectly and I didn't need to think about sunblock on my arms. Looks great in gray. Long sleeves in summer, who knew? (Everyone but me apparently.)
I ordered this shirt because I work outside at farmers markets and did not want to spend the day feeling sweaty and clammy while dealing with customers. I also love to walk wherever I can and wanted to feel dry and comfortable while doing it. This shirt delivered! The fit is perfect (trim but not tight), and as a bonus, it washes and dries beautifu... Read Morelly. I was so delighted that I ordered all three styles in multiple colors: short-sleeved, long-sleeved and tank. I only wish it came in more colors (and maybe in a tee or tank dress style).
Perfect shirt for sun protection!
This is the perfect sun protection shirt for outdoor summer activities. I wear it for biking, hiking and speed walking. After getting skin cancer I am careful to wear long sleeves. This shirt is breathable and cool enough for hot summer temperatures and quite comfortable for exercise and movement. I only wish it was available in more colors!
Response from PatagoniaJuly 7, 2022
We appreciate your feedback and we're glad this shirt works so well for you! Our Capilene Cool Daily shirt has an approximate sun protection rating of 35 UPF. You can expect to see more colors released with our Fall 2022 product drop. Thanks for the review, Elizabeth!
Good cooling features for a long-sleeve hiking shirt
Because I am sensitive to the sun, I have to wear long-sleeve tees or shirts on the trail. Not ideal on a hot day, I guess. However, this shirt is pretty light weight, and when I sweat and move fast enough, the evaporation provides a cooling effect. I'm really glad Patagonia makes this shirt with long sleeves! Being medium dark complected, I ... Read Morewish the shirt came in more medium shades. So far, I have the Feather Grey, Rosehip and Viking Blue. If it came in suitable green and purple shades, I would buy them too!
Silky smooth high tech versatile tshirt
Use these Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Daily Shirt as t-shirts and base layers. They are both cool and warm. They are silky comfortable, light, pack down to nothing. They are easily hand washed and and quickly line dried. Wanted a tunic length and medium is just ok. Too big in the chest and back area. Am a petite woman at 5' 3" 111 pounds,... Read More but prefer men's extra small for the cover your butt length with leggings and slim, but not tight fit. Excellent high quality product. Nicer fabric than other name brand rash guard tops. Highly recommend.
Most amazing & versatile Patagonia product
I have two of these about ten years old, at that time branded "silkweight." I have worn these over the years and refused to throw them out, in spite of stains and being overall worn. I have acquired other baselayers and just didn't realize these were still available until I discovered in the Ventura store this spring. I immediately p... Read Moreurchased three in different colors. The best asset is the versatility. I wore these on a four day, 200 mile, mountain bike trip through Idaho in triple degree temps. I rotated my two each day (preferring the light lavender to the darker green) and these kept me the most comfortable and refreshed of the 13 in our group. They keep the moisture in and protect skin from the sun. Conversely, I wear these at end of the day to run at the beach in early evenings, hiking, and also have worn them road biking with and without my biking jacket. They provide a layer of just the right coverage when anything warmer would be too much. I've also worn them layered for skiing and early morning runs when traveling in colder climates. I also love to snuggle in these in evenings after my ocean swims or at home with a pair of sweats when I want something on my arms. Essentially, they keep me cool and keep me warm. I cannot say enough about these shirts. I am careful not to wear them doing yard work as they are thin and, while mine are fully intact, they easily could snag. I gifted one to my brother years ago when I first discovered them, and he wore his working around the yard and such, and it did snag and tear with his heavier use. I have a closet full of Patagonia, and these are the most versatile of any of their clothing. I'm ready to order two more, one in each the yellow and gray, because these are my go-to activity shirt.
Another successful purchase
My husband and I travel lengthy vacations 2 up on a motorcycle. He already had a Capilene shirt that he loved and recommended that I get one for our upcoming trip across the United States. First of all, I loved the fact that the packaging was so minimalistic and eco-aware. I have been testing it running errands and such. The material feels so soft,... Read More folds up compact and the fit is true- exactly what I needed! Thank you!
why so short
The material is fantastic, and everything is great, except it is a little too short for my liking. It might go back unfortunately for that reason unfortunately :-(
Response from PatagoniaApril 29, 2022
Hey Sarah, we're sorry the length on our Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Shirt did not work out for you. If you'd like to return, you can begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
My favorite hiking top
I have four of these tops and love them for hiking. Because of the sleek feel of the fabric its super easy as a base garment to layer under a capilene air hoody (my dream combo) in colder weather. I also wore one on a two week Grand Canyon raft trip and it was perfect, light and quick drying. It offers very good sun production. Im 55 and 125 lbs an... Read Mored the small fits just right.
I couldn't believe it
Contrary to some others, I love the blue/black x-dye color; it looks more like "regular" clothing, not just activewear. But I was skeptical about whether it would be cool enough for hot-weather hiking, since I sweat heavily. I tried it out during a hiking trip in southern California deserts, and found that yes I could actually wear the sh... Read Moreirt out for a multi-hour hike in the desert heat and be comfortable. It's so superior to cotton or to baring the arms to keep cool. Less goopy sunscreen! More protection! And when not hiking, a great shirt for wearing anywhere. 5'3" ~125 pounds, Small is perfect.
I have the Capilene Cool shirt in all six colors. I live in a warm climate where I use it for everyday wear. It works for tennis since it cools but avoids sunburn. Wear for horseback riding, hiking and working in dog rescue. I have worn Patagonia for years but this is a great product at a reasonable price.
Great shirt for every season
I bought two of these because I have two friends who love theirs and wear them frequently. Im probably between a small and a medium and might have been happy with a small. So far I love how carefree they are and how comfortable they feel. Since its still winter, Ive been wearing them under turtlenecks and they feel as good as my silk scoopneck long... Read More underwear.
My favorite hiking shirt
Patagonia Capilene Cool shirts are my go to shirts for hiking so I wear them a lot. They are thin enough that can be warn in warm weather. They allow me to spend a day outside w/o applying a sunscreen all over me and keep me cool yet warm enough. I love bright colors and am disappointed with latest Patagonia color choices. Happy that I purchased 4 ... Read Morein nice colors when they were available. This pale yellow is nice but not as nice as my bright yellow one from few years ago. Please bring bright colors back!
All around shirt!
I rotate wearing my six Patagonia shirts summer and winter--in winter under sweaters and in summer as a top that protects my arms from sunburn. They are fabulous. They wash without showing wear (my white one shows a bit of wear on the cuffs after raspberry picking!) and they hang dry quickly.... so perfect for travel.
I like the idea of this shirt but am not happy with the sizing. Based on traditional women's sizing - with the expectation of everything fitting snuggly - I would wear a large (5'4", 150 lbs), but I always size up to an XL in shirts because I don't like them to be tight. I know this shirt is regular fit and therefore looser, but... Read More the XL is enormous. It easily feels like an XXL (if not bigger) and looks ridiculous on me. Unfortunately the color on sale sold out quickly so I wasn't able to exchange it for the correct size. Perhaps I'll give these another go the next time they're on sale, but not loving them enough to try them for full price.
Nice shirt for sunny days protection
The color selection of these shirts is atrocious. Why is Patagonia ignoring so many women's requests for a decent choice of colors? These shirts sell out every year, so there's really no reason to not sell them in nicer more attractive colors.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 4, 2022
Hey Jill! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are always looking for way to improve and appreciate your feedback!
I own this is black, white and a bluish color for a few year's ago. I have been trying to buy more in every color, but nothing you have offered has worked for me. You should make in every color. I don't like x-dye, or heathered, just plain. I pack this shirt for trips. It doesn't wrinkle, I can wash out in sink, and hang and it and i... Read Moret is dry by the morning. I can wear it to bed, to workout in and then under a blazer for work. That's why I need plain. You just don't offer it in enough colors currently. Please expand plain colors, no logo, no x-dye, no heathered, no scoop neck, just the way the black is, but navy, a pretty pink, fushia, red, purple, andes blue, etc. would be wonderful!
The perfect layer
I love patagonia's capilene shirts. This long-sleeve is great to layer under a sweater (yay sweater weather!) or wearing it alone while paddling or hiking. It is super quick-drying, thin but durable. I am 5'3, 150lbs with muscle arms, bigger belly and a medium chest and I wear a size Large (it is a little loose on me, which I prefer).
Best shirt for all activities. Its so soft and doesnt snag on skin. Perfect for cool early mornings and those hot mid day treks to protect skin from harsh sun. I own this shirt in t shirt and tank as well. I am between a medium and large. I size up and layer underneath in warmer weather for versatile wear. THE BEST!
Year round shirt
This is my second shirt like this. I have worn it alone or as a layering piece. The shirt breathes so as you heat up from activity it wicks. When you cool down it isn't clammy or won't stick to you. I wash it in cold water and dry in low heat, it comes out great. I have worn it paddle boarding to protect from the sun and it dries quickly.... Read More
Very Cool and Warm!
I have many other Capilene shirts. I ordered this one for autumn and winter to wear under the Patagonia jacket. The shirt is very light, cool and warm. It is very easy to take care, wash cold and tumble dry. I think the Capilene is the best Patagonia products. I would recommend others to buy the Capilene shirts from Patagonia. I may buy more Patago... Read Morenia Capilene shirts in the future. 5 of my capilene shirts are about 4 years old but still look NEW. Thank you Patagonia and the AMAZING customer service.
One of the BEST shirt I have ever owned.
I already had 5 Patagonia Capilene shirts before ordering this long sleeved Capilene shirt. All 5 Capilene shirts are warm in the Autumn and VERY cool in the summer. The fabric is soft and super-light. The Capilene shirt is very easy to wash in the cold water and tumble dry. My 4 years old tank tops still look new. I wear them when I exercise in th... Read Moree summer. Many people give me compliments when I wear Patagonia Capilene shirt. Thank you Patagonia for the excellent Capilene products and Outstanding customer service.
Not a winner!
I was very pleased with the fit, however by evening when I removed it, it had several snags. Im not even sure how I got them. I cant imagine wearing it for any outdoor activity. It is only safe if you wear it as a base. The material is not hardy. I was very disappointed because the fit was perfect!
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