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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt

True To Size
September 7, 2021

Not designed for long arms

Overall this product is a nice comfortable material and cool color. However, this product totally fails in arm sleeve length. I'm 6'3" and a medium left me with a good 3"+ between the end of the sleeve and my wrist joint. Most Patagonia products I own in size medium fit decent in sleeve length and given that this product has a s... Read Morelim fit I would've expected the same, but that's not the case.

Response from Patagonia
September 16, 2021

Hi Andrew, this sounds like it could possibly be a manufacturing defect. We'd be more than happy to help out with a warranty return under our Ironclad Guarantee. Please feel free to begin a warranty return or exchange here,

August 20, 2021

Excellent for managing body temp.

Does an excellent job of both sun protection and cooling. Wore it first time for a 24 hour event that was in the 90's during day. Did an excellent job of managing body temperature and wicking away perspiration. I typically wear XL, but ordered XXL as I wanted something loose fitting. Good choice for me to order the larger size. Fits perfect.

August 17, 2021

Awesome Lightweight Material - Extremely Low Durability

I purchased this shirt in grey, along with the short sleeved model in blue. I them in preparation for an adventure trip to Hawaii and wanted something lightweight and cooling for the heat / humidity of Hawaii. The material feels great and you can really tell it's great for keeping you cool and the sun off your skin. I wore it once on a day h... Read Moreike with a backpack and the back of the shirt where the backpack made contact is ruined. There are strings and tufts of bunched material coming out of the shirt and it is pulled from all directions toward the center. I have never machine washed this shirt (hand wash and air dry only). I have started the return process and Patagonia has been great to deal with. I have photos of the shirt as well - but I cannot post them here.

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2021

We're so sorry to hear about the lack of durability on the shirt, but glad that you've started the return process. You might like our [Capilene Cool Trail Shirt]( We appreciate you taking the time to send a review and thank you for your patience, Sean!

August 8, 2021

Perfect weight for Mississippi summers

I have been searching for a long sleeve shirt the protects my skin from native weeds & plants on our farm, wicks sweat when I am running and gives me a little sun protection whatever the outdoor active I happen to be doing without weighing me down. I did not think I could find a long sleeve that fit my needs & yet here it is. All while foll... Read Moreowing a moral compass. Thank you

August 5, 2021

Way too small

I ordered this hoping it would be my baselayer of choice for a guy who moved fast and sweats a lot, but Ill never find out if it works for me. I might like this shirt if it was sized anywhere close to what the sizing chart says. Im 64, sleeve 36/37 and chest 44, and the XL sleeves are 3 inches to short, fits well/snug in the chest like youd expect ... Read Morean athletic baselayer to fit. Wont ever know how it performs because the measurements werent accurate. Disappointed.

Response from Patagonia
August 5, 2021

Hi Jonathan, thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough product review! We're sorry to hear that the sizing did not work out for you. Our size charts online are of body measurements. In the future, we're always happy to provide garment measurements to help you decide what size to get, simply reach out to our [customer service team]( Regardless, we'll be sure to pass this feedback along.

July 19, 2021

More please!

I purchased this item and a similar trail shirt. This one has a great fit (slim) for the size and perfectly fits my body type of large shoulders and a medium waist. I came back to buy more and then there were none.....I can't keep up with the capilene; never enough colors and it's not even the height of summer and sold out.

July 16, 2021

Light weight

Use asa sun shirt for golf- light weight,comfortable and flexible.

July 12, 2021

Great for summer

Provides protection and is not too warm. Wish it came in more colors.

July 5, 2021

Awesome Shirt

Great shirt but definitley small in sleeve length and overall length. For reference I am about 5' 7", 140 lbs and normally wear a childrens xxl/men's XS. This shirt definitley fits more like a childrens xxl.

July 4, 2021

Perfect light layer

Very comfortable light layer perfect for sun protection in the summer. Dries super fast.

July 1, 2021

Very comfortable and good looking

Fit is very good.

June 26, 2021

Great for heat while peddling

I use this for commuting on my bike, 14 miles per day. Tough inclines make a hot ride sweaty and regular bike jerseys didnt help. This is perfect- wicks and evaporates quickly and keeps me feeling cool. Very comfortable

June 24, 2021

Excellent layer for bike or beach

This shirt is awesome, and works exactly as advertised---it's a great sun cover for sunny days outside and it works well in warm temperatures, and it's also a perfect layer piece for mountain biking or running (or any cool-weather exercise, really).

June 22, 2021

Cool hiking

I bought this and a Tropic Comfort hoody at basically the same time. The Tropic Comfort feels cooler, and the thumb-loops / hood make that substantially more versatile. They're both great pieces of kit, but if I had to give up one forever, I'd be keeping the Tropic Comfort.

June 17, 2021

The size change since 2020

2020 My father and I got two of these shirts. Super comfy and wears extremely well at the beach, evening with friends, working in the yard or even traveling / lounging. I got us a third one in 2021 in the same size. This year sizes run smaller and tighter than last years. The arms are same length, however it is tighter in the arms and narrow aroun... Read Mored core. Slightly shorter at waist so rides up a lot when doing yard work or riding bikes. Not as comfy as last years Unfortunately wont be able to wear it as much since Im always pulling it down and it exposes my skin which kinda defeats the point of a spf shirt. Double check or potential size up. Other than that I love my last years

April 27, 2021

Feels Great

Material feels great. Perfect for cool Spring days outdoor and indoor.

March 25, 2021

Highly breathable

Overall this is an excellent shirt for exercise and for lounging. It has very thin material and breathes very well. The material also looks high quality (I bought the blue - it's nice looking) as it should given its price. The material dries very easily too (again, it's thin) and even has a loop to easily hang it. It's not quite as f... Read Moreitted as I would like, but most will be happy with the sizing.

February 3, 2021

Nice fit and fabric, but...

Fit and fabric fine, but returned for credit since the illustration shows black piping details at shoulders, elbows, and sleeves, while these details are, in fact, monochrome grey so not as illustrated. Disappointing.

February 3, 2021

Lightweight luxury

Lightweight and warm. Perfect base layer.

January 31, 2021

Very nice product

Very nice product. Comfortable, wicks very well. Be advised the fabric does pill if it comes in contact with rough materials (Velcro, etc.) Would like to see a yellow high visibility option offered.

January 19, 2021

Long sleeve shirt

Excellent undershirt for cold weather bike rides

January 19, 2021

Light, warm and comfy

Loved this. Even though it was a bit smaller than expected, it is so light and comfortably warm that I decided to not change it for a bigger size. It's great as an undergarment for chilly days or as long sleeve running shirt.

January 17, 2021

Works well

Very comfortable perfect weight

January 13, 2021

I love this shirt.

This is one of the best shirts Ive ever worn lightweight easy to wash fits perfect

December 19, 2020


Light insulation for cool days. Perfect for layering. Easy to care for.

December 18, 2020

Very short sleeves

Absolutely love Patagonia apparel generaly this shirt however doen not have a great fit. The sleeves are way to short for me (182cm athletic build). The fabric is great so please improve Patagonia!

December 2, 2020

Super light, breathable, no armpit seams

Great lightwieght shirt for warm to cool weather runs where you want a touch of warmth and/or sun protection. Fabric is really soft and VERY thin/light so it won't be a durable as a heavier fabric but it breathes better, holds less moisture and feels really nice on the skin. I'm 6'1 with a slim build and the medium is a nice slim fit... Read More. I would not choose this for bushwacking as the fabric seems a bit delicate, but for on trail use it is perfect.

November 12, 2020

Great running shirt.

Light weight, wind resistant and just warm enough. I use this shirt for running every day from fall into spring.

November 5, 2020

Great for layers

Its super thin, crazy comfortable, and it doesnt add bulk if you want to put a V-neck sweater over it. Get it in black its an instant classic.

November 2, 2020

Year round

This is a great shirt for activities year round. Its light enough for sun protection in the summer and a great base layer for winter fun.

September 11, 2020


This fit perfectly. Usually a great discrepancy in fit even among the same garments. Have a grey shirt and that is too large but same size as this shirt

September 4, 2020

Excellent sun shirt

Use this when outside working, like moving the lawn. Very lightweight, have worn this several days in a row.

September 1, 2020


Great for every adventure outside or to wear at home. Excellent piece

September 1, 2020

Love Capilene

I do outdoor and wildlife photography and Patagonia is my go to brand. Have all the weights for different seasons. They dry fast and feel great next to skin.

July 23, 2020

Great material but misshaped neck

The lightweight material is perfect for summers here in Moab, UT. It keeps me cool while also keeping the sun off my skin. I am always wearing either this Cap Cool lightweight long sleeve or my Cap Cool Daily long sleeve when I am mountain biking in the summer. The only issue I have with the shirt is that the collar/neck is not round. It doesn&#x27... Read More;t lay in a nice circle around my neck - instead, it is bunched/puckered. It's not just a one off either because I ordered 3 or these shirts and they all have the same - to me - unattractive neck. Luckily, the buff I wear around my neck hides it. If the neck could be made better, I would give this item 5 stars.

July 21, 2020

Just right

Love the cool light weight material. It's great for sleeping at night when you want to cover your arms but not raise your body temp too much. Also wonderful for those cooler Summer days or just a little extra under a sweatshirt for the colder days. A fantastic layer for sure!!

July 19, 2020

Cool as a cucumber

Very lightweight shirt that has been fantastic for me on warm days. The fabric is so lightweight you can nearly see through it, yet strong. Fit is what I would describe as "form fitting". I use this for work and don't want loose clothing, so it is great for that. But if you want something loose you might want a size up from your norm... Read Moreal size.

July 13, 2020

Perfect for hot and humid weather.

Hiking in the mid-west on trail on a typically hot and humid day. This long sleeve shirt is light and breathable. Also, the length of the arms is just right; I don't have to roll them up!

July 13, 2020

Great shirt

Surprisingly lightweight

July 13, 2020

Almost Perfect

I wanted a new long sleeve jersey for trail running this summer. It's a perfect weight for summer in CA, when it might be a little cool in the mornings, but heats up quickly. The sleeves are nice and tight and don't flap around, and slide up easily and stay there. The weight is perfect for providing sun protection with not being as thin a... Read Mores possible. Works under my hydration vest perfectly. The only thing I don't like about it is, it's a little short in length. If I hold my arms up, you can see my non-6 pack stomach. But my other, heavier jersey (not Patagonia) is too long for my liking, so it's hard to get things just right I guess. I'll probably be buying another one of these once it wears out.

July 12, 2020

Great shirt

Surprisingly lightweight

July 11, 2020

Sleeve hem came undone. Otherwise nice shirt. Maybe not really for mountain biking though.

This shirt was advertised as a casual mountain biking shirt. I bought it with the M's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts and the outfit looks great. This isnt really a bike jersey - the back is not longer than the front - and the material is as light as advertised. (Great for hot days ) Unfortunately the hem on the right sleeve came undone after about 3 b... Read Moreig hikes and a few MTB rides. I have not contacted Patagonia yet - probably will try to exchange for another one. I have the color SUPX and it is nice and bright. Love the shirt, too bad about the hem. 4 stars I guess?

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2020

We're sorry to hear about the hem on that sleeve and we hope you reach out to us so we can get you an [exchange]( We're glad the shirt has been awesome otherwise!

July 10, 2020

Light and breathable!

This long sleeve is a great light base layer for any activity. Very light and breathable so you wont overheat. As a 510 male with long arms, the sleeves were just a tad on the shorter side than I like, but thats due to my longer than normal arms. Otherwise, I love it!

June 26, 2020

Super lite

I love, love, love this shirt. This is what you want in a shirt whether it's blazing sunshine or a kinda cool night.

June 23, 2020

Nice shirt but snags?

Its a nice shirt. Very comfortable and keeps me cool. The only problem is that I noticed a couple of snags on the back.

Response from Patagonia
July 22, 2020

Hi Craig, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear that a few snags have appeared on your shirt. We'd suggest laying the shirt flat to dry after washing to reduce the change of future snags. With that said, if more appear and you become dissatisfied you are always welcome to [return]( it under warranty.

June 19, 2020

good fit but not great material

this is the best fitting of all capilene cool versions but I have one from few years back which feel like silk and the new ones feel totally different and not in a good way, weight feels heavier too and i notice slight pilling. The material is a step down from the older gen.

June 18, 2020

So Soft and Cool to the Touch

I bought two of these shirts for my husband who works outside. They work great for sun protection and keeping him cool. The materials is very soft and lightweight. Only concern is that it seems like it might snag easily - But so far so good!

June 17, 2020

Perfect for summer

The material is extremely lightweight and comfortable against the skin. It offers good sun protection without overheating. I prefer the fit of this line vs. the other capilene cool.

June 17, 2020

Cool and keeps the sun off. I bought 2 more.

Comfortable even with long sleeves not too hot. I dont line sunscreen and Im supposed to cover up. This works.

April 20, 2020

Great fabric but short sleeves

I first bought the "Capilene Lightweight Baselayer" the year before they discontinued it. It was the best hiking shirt I've ever owned - super lightweight/cool fabric that protects from the sun. The fit was also perfect with slightly longer sleeves to accommodate arm movement without pulling up (along with thumb loops if needed). The... Read More current design has the same great/cool fabric, but the fit changed. I comfortably wore a small size before, but now even the sleeves on the medium are marginally too short (fine when walking, but too short to bike or climb). To make matters worse, the thumb loops also disappeared. Overall, I just really wish Patagonia would revert to the old style, or add the "baselayer" option/fit to the product line. These are easily the best long sleeve cool hiking shirts out there, but I'm sad that I can no longer buy them if I wear out my old one.

February 8, 2020

Very Inconsistent

I've ordered these shirts in the past and was completely satisfied. I recently purchase of 3 and the workmanship is very inconsistent and not comfortable. The fit of the collar is extremely loose and with the rest of the shirt fitting slim it is very uncomfortable to wear. I use these shirts for a variety of circumstances; exercise, hiking and... Read More casual but I am not sure at this point whether to look for alternatives.

Response from Patagonia
February 8, 2020

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the shirts you've most recently received. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so it's much appreciated. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

January 2, 2020

It fits nice, love the

It fits nice, love the material!

December 28, 2019

Excellent! Very light

Excellent! Very light

November 29, 2019

Great product

very comfortable, size was spot on.

November 5, 2019

Great birthday present

My husband is pretty picky about his clothes, especially his athletic wear. He loved it!

October 23, 2019

Walking top

Great shirt for walking.

October 3, 2019

Great for running and field work

I bought these in hopes to have something good for running and for field work as a base layer. It has worked out great! I love the fit, especially the sleeves that are more fitted. great shirt!

September 30, 2019

Long sleeve lightweight capilene

Perfect in 40 to 90 degree weather. Considered baselayer, I wear it as outerwear so bought it in size XXL for a looser fit. I bought two of these initially to fit as baselayer. Loved it so much I bought two more in XXL. Wore it for two weeks in Switzerland and France lasr week. No other top needed!

September 11, 2019

Sweet Spot Achieved!

I've been long searching for a warm-weather shirt, with long sleeves, that will be (1) super light; (2) comfortable on the skin; (3) easy to put on & take off; and (4) doesn't smell. Each product i've tested - including Arcteryx's and other Patagonia products - failed in one (or more) of these categories. Enter the "Coo... Read Morel Lightweight L/S." Bingo. I wore it on my motorcycle (under a protective armor) - a breeze. I ran with it - a joy. I wore it for long hours - no stink. This is the one.The real deal. Kudos Patagonia! Just looking now for more on sale... (good luck with that!).

September 8, 2019

Hawaii perfect!

My husband loves them. Based on descriptions and reviews, as well as our satisfaction from our other Patagonia products, I knew he would. Lightweight great for our hot Maui summer, great for our current visit in Wasington state, and will be perfect for Nor Cal in a few days. They look beautiful on!! Just after I ordered two, he said he needed to ge... Read Moret some other shirts for sun protection (he was removing a heavier weight shirt) I said: "I just ordered you two from Patagonia". We plan to get more, as well as gifts for the other men in our life (our kids). I'll be looking for the female version.

Response from Patagonia
September 19, 2019

We are so glad to hear that this has worked out well. Here is a link to the [women's version](

September 3, 2019

Capilene is cool

I love this shirt(.) I wear one daily for work under my scrubs and it is as good on 100 degree days as it is on 32 degree days. Also excellent fly fishing or at the beach for sun protection. I’m 5’10”, 185-size L fits perfectly.

August 29, 2019

Nice lightweight shirt

Nice shirt. Runs a little baggier than I'd expect for a patagonia tech shirt, but not bad. Feels like quality but is very lightweight, great for layering.

August 29, 2019

Excellent recycled shirt

Fit true to size. The threads are pulled on the pocket so it looks a big scrunched.

August 12, 2019

Lightweight sun protection that dumps moisture

I live in a desert climate with 90 to 100 deg summer temps and lots of sun. This shirt is the best sun protection/cooling combo run shirt I own, and now I own several. 6’ 175 size medium for Patagonia shirts like this described by Patagonia as regular fit where I otherwise where a large in the shirts listed as slim fit

August 11, 2019

great sun shirt

Very good sun shirt. I have bought a number of these in different colors. Very cool to wear in high heat and sun. The fabric feels smooth. These are great shirts that i wear all the time, however the fabric is not as durable as the normal capilene daily (which is nearly indestructible). I have ripped the fabric with aggressive use (playing ultimate... Read More), but under normal wear it seems fine. Sizing is great, right in the middle, not tight, not loose. I will buy again.

August 10, 2019

Great fit!

I bought 3 of these shirts. They are extremely lightweight, keep the cool, when it hot, and texturally feel great! I will definitely get more in the future.

August 10, 2019

Thumb straps/holes? Bring ‘em back.

Without the thumb straps/holes, it’s just a shirt with long sleeves that won’t stay put.

August 10, 2019

Didn’t particularly care for the

Didn’t particularly care for the fit or the feel. I have several daily wear short sleeve capilene cool shirts and really like them, by the LS shirt wasn’t the same fit (tighter) and didn’t have the same feel.

Response from Patagonia
August 13, 2019

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

May 15, 2019

Poison Oak Slayer

Thank God for this shirt. I was so happy to feel how light and breathable this is. I will most definitely buy a few more to combat the poison oak here in the Bay Area. Even of a 80+ degree day I feel this is going to be a great shirt for tight trail riding.

May 12, 2019

Everything you want, nothing you don’t

Extremely soft and comfortable and lighter weight than the competition. Didn’t notice it at all on 1.5 hour runs. Have yet to test it on longer efforts. It dries faster than anything I’ve ever worn and helps me stay cool as I tend to run pretty warm. Love this shirt! I am 6’0” 175lbs and medium is perfect.

May 8, 2019

Love this shirt!

Looks good, fits good, comfortable Perfect for warm weather wear

May 8, 2019

Delivers as promised.

Ultralight weight shirt with excellent odor control. hiked with the short sleeved version of this last year for 10 days in the Alps with only occasional washings in a sink. It never smelled and always dried before morning.

May 6, 2019

Please bring back the old Capilene 1

I wear Patagonia Capilene t-shirts every day... but it’s the "Capilene 1” that Patagonia used to sell. I tried this new version and immediately returned it. Where an L fit me perfectly in the old shirt, the L now won't stay tucked in (shorter by more than an inch) and the XL is saggy and baggy. The fabric has a creepy feel next to your sk... Read Morein. No thanks. Please bring back the old Capilene 1.

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