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Feels Like a Hug
I LOVE the Capilene Air tops from the 2023 season. I noticed it in a Patagonia store in Telluride while skiing. The bright color and texture intrigued me. I got it in the bright blue hoody (used under my ski helmet to add to ear/neck warmth) and then apres Ski didnt want to take it off. This is my new go-to top every day of the week. I got the grey... Read More and sequoia red top too. I am 150 with a 36 chest and the medium (my usual size) fits TTS. This is a super comfortable top and the odor protection works great too. I throw top over pajama top when I am chilly, wear it alone when heading out, and basically wear constantly when working from home even on virtual calls. Washes well. Throw in wash and air dries so quickly. Will be bringing on vacation too. Couldnt recommend more.
Not as nice as the Merino Air
I heard there were sourcing reasons for why Patagonia had to stop making the Merino Air baselayers. I have three Merino Air baselayer tops and two bottoms. They are perfect in terms of comfort and breathable insulation. I was excited to see the Capilene Air as the next iteration and I appreciate that they took Merino out of the name as it is no lon... Read Moreger 100% Merino. But I have to say it is just not as nice as its predecessor, not even close. It has a more plastic-y feel and is not as warm. I find myself opting for my threadbare Merino Air tops over this brand new one. I will probably not buy it again and will look elsewhere for baselayers with a higher proportion of natural fibers.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 9, 2023
Hi Carol, we're very sorry to hear that the Capilene Air Crew isn't meeting your expectations. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at your earliest convenience.
My winter uniform
I have several of these tops and I wear them every single day. I like how it helps me to maintain my body heat. I never feel too cold or too hot in them. I like how you can dress them up or down and they layer great under fleeces, blazers and sweaters. I wear them to work, out with friends and to work out in. They wash and air dry beautifully and I... Read More use an electric sweater shaver to keep them pill free. I love how there are different colors every year and basic color options. Past years, the tops have been a little too short in the torso and in arms, but not this year! I like how the material has some stretch to it and is longer in the arms and torso. I do find that this seasons tops do snag a little easier than previous seasons. Overall, the Capilene Air Crew is a wonderful top that lasts from year to year. I will continue to buy them as the quality is excellent. I would love to see them in green, pink or chocolate brown. I only wish it were cold enough year round to wear them everyday!!!
I can not imagine doing my job in SE Alaska on a charter fishing boat (or hiking) without this sweater. I also love to travel in it too! I own 2 crewnecks and 2 with hoods but am buying 3 more because I need them all in rotation! Plus its really easy to layer the crew with the hood piece for precise warmth, comfort and flexibility. I am amazed at h... Read Moreow well this garment washes - then throw it in the dryer on repeat - yet it never seems to breakdown. Even with fish guts or hiking sweat the material cleans right up to looking practically new again! So yes 7 pieces of the same thing are a must in my wardrobe!!! I am 5 ft 6 in tall/ 140 lbs wearing a small (even layered).
Super warm, breathable, comfortable!!
My husband bought this for me, with the pants as well. Skiing in the Rockies, its possible to get cold quick! This has minimized the need for extra layers! Its incredibly warm, but also breathable! The first time I wore it, I was sweating in 22 degrees! Amazing find, I will buy in more colors!!
Cozy but dingy
The fit is great, especially the length, and the fabric feels nice next to skin, but it looks very worn after only one use -- the fabric pills and collects debris from everything it touches. I often layer my down puffy over this, then find lots of tiny feathers stuck to it afterwards. The cling power of this fabric is so strong that lint rollers wo... Read Moren't remove hairs, fuzz, down feathers, etc. from it. I wash it as infrequently as possible, and always on cold & gentle (and I always hang it to dry), but it comes out looking more worn out each time. It's a bummer because I haven't had it for long, and I haven't worn it much, and I've never paid as much for a shirt as I did for this one. I plan to keep it because it is incredibly comfortable, but I am disappointed in the clingy-ness and dingy-ness and [lack of] durability of this material.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 12, 2023
Hello H, thank you for this review. We're sorry to hear that the shirt is wearing quickly. If you'd like to begin a warranty evaluation, you can start a return on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
The perfect sweater for all activities
This super lightweight sweater is my year-round friend. I wear it for all my activities, many of which aren't on the checklist. It is perfect when you need a little warm-up in the summer or a light sweater over a baselayer with whatever jacket works for the current conditions. It is an essential layering piece I always pack first and is always... Read More "on top." It did seem to pill when I first got it, but I decided that is its patina and I would wear it until it was dust. But, guess what, it doesn't seem to wear out! Wash after wash it looks the same. (Cold water wash, medium spin, hang dry.) Stopped by looking for a fresh color and thought I would share my love for this sweater, which I have loved for 2+ years, btw.
Love the Fit/ Do miss the old material
I love this shirt. I bought the first one I own as a base layer option and fell in love. They are super warm, wearable multiple days, but nice enough that I wear it in my business casual office from time to time as a sweater. The one thing I have to say is that I ordered a second one recently and it seems as if the material has changed. The first... Read More one I bought has a more soft, wool feeling while the second one I purchased more recently definitely feels rougher with less against skin comfort. Not sure how the material changed, but I still love both options. I wear them for baselayers, casual sweaters, additional layer when running, and just around the house.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 17, 2023
We appreciate your feedback, Laura! Please do reach out to our Customer Service team if you'd like to compare and contrast the two Capilene Air products you have. The fabric should be the same for both, but we'll be happy to look into it and see if we can find answers for you!
Not the same as last year
I have this in several colors from 2021 and love it. I wear them all the time as a single layer from office to trail, all year around, and they're great. Unfortunately, the 2022 version is made from more recycled materials (a concept I love) but it feels like the plastic mesh bags that little oranges come it. It's also see-through - compl... Read Moreetely translucent through both front and back when held up to light, and you could see my bra clear as day when it was on. I LOVED the Sequoia color but sadly had to return. Hoping Patagonia gets this formula right. I want to wear recycled and sustainable material, but this missed the mark.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 20, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear that this purchase led to a return. Please rest assured that we will be passing along this feedback to our Product Design Team so they can start work on getting these issues fixed. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your return, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*iij9kr*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3MTU2NDc3OC4yNzQuMC4xNjcxNTY0Nzc4LjAuMC4w) at any time!
THE WARMEST AND COZIEST!!
The Cap Air is a dream come true. It's like your fave thermal shirt leveled up x 100. It's cozy, warm, and is breathable so it stays odor free through so much activity! I bought one and loved it so much- I bought 3 more. Will be wearing them through the winter. I use it as a base layer under a jacket or Synchilla. Truly Perfect!!
Feels like I'm being hugged
LOVE the material of this, it is so so warm, cozy, and soft. It feels like a sweater, but is thin and lightweight like a shirt. Very warm for its weight, great for keeping layering simple when really cold. I even wear it casually day-to-day in the snowy winters (best as a base layer though). Highly recommend! Pretty pricey though.
Not like the picture
I have ordered two of these in black and neither one had the grey piping along the hem or the sleeves. I exchanged the first one that was all black in the hopes of getting one like the picture. I just receive the replacement and it too, is all black. Please change the photo if it is not what the product looks like!
Response from PatagoniaDecember 8, 2022
Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the struggles you've had with this product. Please rest assured that we will be passing this along to our Product Team as well as our Web Design Team so they can start work on getting this fixed. In the meantime, please feel free to start your [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.
pls get rid of the tags
I have bought many Patagonia clothes over the years online and from diff stores. This shirt keeps me warm in the winter so I am very satisfied. It seems the top size small fits me well, but the bottom was too tight although I ordered the same size small. So I had to order a medium for my bottom again. One thing I would like to say.... What I don&#x... Read More27;t understand is that the fabric Patagonia uses for tags on the back of the neck is so itchy and rough. I always have to try to undo the tags. Why not use a softer fabric and make the edges better? I tried to remove the tag from this shirt and in the process of it, I ended up making a hole. The least Patagonia can do is to attach these tags "lightly" so customers can remove them easily without damaging the item.
Love This Top
This is one of my favorite tops, and my second time purchasing one. First one in black. I was hoping for a nice burgundy option this year - thank you for delivering, Patagonia! It is great as a stand alone sweater, and as a base layer under a vest or jacket. It is warm, breathable, and has a cool texture.
Light, warm and breathable
In response to Patagonia request to review this base layer shirt: I would not change anything about this shirt. It is a perfect base layer, warm, light, breathable. I wear it solo under a lab coat for work. It is also an attractive fitted top for casual wear around the house and for errands. Great for hiking in cool weather because it is warm and b... Read Morereathable so I do not over heat. It washes well on delicate, cold water, hang to dry. The 2 year old shirts that I have look like new.
Not the same as before
My air crew from 2 years ago is a perfect fit and length, as is my nano puff and other Patagonia tops. Unfortunately, the blue air crew that arrived a few days ago came down on my thighs, a peculiar look with this style. I sent it back, then went to a nearby retailer, hoping that a different batch would have the normal length. The store only had bl... Read Moreue, and it was also way too long. I really want another air crew. Is it just the blue ones that are so long, or the other colors too?
Response from PatagoniaNovember 1, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It looks like our Women's Capilene Air Crew is about 22 inches in length for the size small. Please know you are always welcome to reach out to our Customer Service if you need more exact measurements for our products. With that said, you are more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this item as we would like all of our customers to be 100% satisfied with their Patagonia products.
I bought several colors of this shirt a few years ago and absolutely love the soft and thick material. My husband and I just ordered new ones and the fabric is completely different. Both the men and women versions were see through and extremely thin fabric. So sad to send these back because the prior season shirts are a wardrobe favorite!
Response from PatagoniaOctober 27, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Ana! Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us and we will make sure to pass it along to our Product Designers so they can find a remedy for these issues.
Best base layer ever!
This is the warmest, best fitting base layer I have owned. Is great for high output activities like running or riding under a windproof and perfect for layering up if standing around under a crag. Is a bit of a magnet for dog hair!!maybe I need a less hairy hound. I own this in all colours!!
Cozy feel with great mobility.
This is a warm base layer that is so comfortable (I love the bottoms too). You don't feel any seams and the mobility is great for active wear as well as lounging around. I usually wear a small in Patagonia tops, but this item was very snug, and the wool was a little itchy with the tight fit, so I exchanged for a medium which feels great.
I want to wear it every day all day. It is perfectly cozy. Not too hot, not too thin. It looks great standing alone, but fits nicely under layers. The length is great for being physical, it doesnt ride up your back. I plan to winter hike with it as a base layer. Before next winter however, I may wear it out as I dont want to take it off!
One of my favorite layers on the trail. Fabric is great at dumping heat while channeling cool air to the core. Perfect if you're heading out in 40° and coming home sweaty in the 70°s. I have the hoodie and the crew which both get plenty of use. The hoodie I've had for about two years and it just keeps getting softer and more well-loved. T... Read Morehe crew is newer and by comparison the hoodie is clearly holding its shape and defending its title as one of the most dependable layers in the mix.
Nice base layer
The top fits perfectly: not too snug, not too loose, and I love the cable knit pattern. From my experience, wool base layers are itchy on my skin, but with this one it's not bad. I still wear it with a tank top underneath though and it does keep me warmer than other types of base layers.
Nice and Toasty
Though I am not convinced at the durability of the material (and how long it's going to last before snagging on a zipper or the many other things out there) this top is super warm. It looks small, but stretches and fits at a "slim fit" but comfortably... not to tight anywhere, just tight enough to the body to layer.
Best base layer ever
I have worn this base layer since it was first released and there is nothing that compares to it. It is soft, stretchy, unrestrictive, it doesn't smell, it performs. The only problem that ever occurred with it is that it is not compatible with velcro closures on your other layers, it gets immediately stuck to the capilene air gentle knit sur... Read Moreface. Also it pills quite fast, which doesn't bother me too much, since it doesn't affect performance. I have a piece in black, dark grey and light grey, but by far the blue colour of FW 21'22 is the best. I have to note that over years men's version of this base layer was offered in far better (less 'women specific') colors, like spectral red and blue, whereas women's version came in maroon and sea green. Last, but not least, it's so stretchy and unrestrictive that I'm wearing it while pregnant (6 month) and I am expecting it to last all the way through without problem. I do also have capilene air bottoms and they work for my pregnant belly as well, the waist band is forgiving, whereas all other base layers I have do not fit from month 3 and on.
Perfect layer for winter / snow sports
This is my go-to base layer for skiing and hiking in the winter. I also have the hooded version for colder days when I want something up around my neck. It is soft and feels very light yet does a good job of keeping the warmth in. I layer with one other wind proof piece and then my insulated jacket on cold days. Its perfect!
Love the fit, hate the pilling
I like the texture of the fabric and the fit of this shirt. The length is just right, it doesn't ride up, form-flattering without overly constraining movement. It never goes to town, though. One needs a sweater shaver to address the copious amounts of pilling. This shirt is relegated to trail-only use, when it shouldn't have to be.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 10, 2021
Hi Laura, thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts on the Capilene Air Crew Neck Shirt and we're very sorry to hear it has begun to pill. Pilling can be inevitable with knit garments as it is the nature of those fibers, though as you mentioned, a fabric shaver should do the trick to get rid of it and help it look good as new! To prevent pilling in the future, try washing it either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get upbraided. Of course, if you aren't satisfied with this product, you may consider sending it in for [warranty evaluation](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
My favorite shirt
It's excellent at thermoregulation, soft, and durable. I own two, and my current strategy is wearing this at work (I like to think I'm pulling it off with a pencil skirt or tucked into dress pants) or while hiking, though I had to delegate one exclusively to hiking only after it got scruffed up (but didn't rip!) after I recklessly ba... Read Morerreled through some thorny and dense underbrush while hiking on a poorly-defined "trail". To clarify, the only defects with the shirt that I caused by badly mistreating it are minor cosmetic ones that don't impact its ability to function as a fantastic base layer
thin material, not warm
would not recommend for base layer as material is super thin and not warm
Response from PatagoniaDecember 3, 2021
Hi Paula, we're very sorry the Capilene Air Crew Neck Shirt didn't work for you and that you didn't find it warm enough as a baselayer. If you're looking for an alternative, you may want to consider checking out the [Capilene Thermal Weight Crew](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-capilene-thermal-weight-crew-neck-shirt/43650.html?dwvar_43650_color=BLK&cgid=root).
Absolutely beautiful color but crazy itchy. For this price I was so disappointed. Returned
Response from PatagoniaNovember 16, 2021
Thank you for the feedback on the Patagonia Women's Capilene® Air Crew Neck Shirt. We are sorry to hear that it did not meet your expectations. We do fully understand that wool is not a good feel for everyone. Please feel free to reach out to us at 800-638-6464 if you would ever like to discuss another product.
A cold old lady LOVES and APPRECIATES this item!
This is my 4thCapilene Air Crew shirt...I really AM most cold blooded and need base layers that take good care of me...and this is THE ITEM. I wear them all day every day now that November is here. It is light, good colors, easy to keep clean...and sincerely important to my well being at 87!! Thanks patagonia, for being the good company you are!!
I most often wear this shirt as a top (not only as a layer), and like my tops loose. The material is soft and holds its shape and texture well so it stays tidy-looking! I love wearing wool, and this shirt holds up better and longer than any other brands. I often get compliments when Im wearing this shirt, and cant recommend it highly enough. Worth ... Read Morethe cost, if youre looking for a cool/cold weather staple.
Lose the tag, Patagonia!
This is an amazing shirt. Its warm, breathes well, has no seams or tight corners that chafe BUT it has a cloth sewn-in tag that makes absolutely no sense for a base layer. If you would make this one little change, Patagonia - no cloth tags in base layers! - or maybe even no cloth tags period, it would improve your product and would also reduce the ... Read Morewaste caused by using all those materials and human effort needed to create a cloth tag that no one wants anyway. #losethetag
My Absolute Favorite "Sweater"
I absolutely love this garment. I use it as a workplace appropriate "sweater" in the office. I use it as a hiking layer, as a baselayer for skiing, and as a "put together" sweater for drinks out on a weeknight. The best part? I can wash it in my washing machine and set in the sun to dry. Also important to me: I have had a do... Read Moreuble mastectomy, and this sweater flatters my flat chest so well. I feel beautiful and put-together in it. I hope this top stays in Patagonia's product line for years to come.
The Capilene Air Crew is good for everything! I can were it seven days in a row and it doesn't smell. It also looks very nice. I'm 5'4'' and weigh 132lb and I got it in size L. I find the size M slightly too tight, the L fits perfectly and comfortable without looking too loose.
Snagged first time I wore it
Purple is nice bright color, lightweight and perfect for layering. However snagged on my first time of wearing. At this price, I expect a better product. This was a disappointment.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 16, 2021
Thank you for your review on our Capilene Air Crew Neck Shirt. Unfortunately, there isn't any knit that isn't prone to snagging, the loose fibers make it more susceptible. With that said, all our items are backed by our Ironclad Guarantee, so if you find that you aren't happy with your purchase, you're welcome to [send it back](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) for warranty evaluation.
I wanted to love this so badly. I mean the color alone! I would have put up with a bad fit. But damn was this thing itchy! I had to return it :(. More things in this color please, patagonia!!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 15, 2021
So sorry this didn't work out for you! It sounds like you may have had an allergic reaction to something in the fibers, hopefully not the capilene! Feel free to reach out to [Customer Service](https://eu.patagonia.com/nl/en/eu-customer-service.html) so we can work with you on a good replacement.
Super warm and awesome at wicking.
I have recommended this top to all my friends and they love it too. It is all you need when you fat tire bike or skate ski (or any other sport that you warm up fast) in the winter with a light shell. And did I mention the wicking, it is unbelievable about drying out so so fast and it is so warm! My friends could not believe how nice it looks too, t... Read Morehey thought I was wearing a work sweater.
Got the hoodie version last year and it kept me so warm all winter long walking, snow shoeing and alpine skiing. Wanted the crewneck version to wear during Covid working at home. Love it so much ended up buying two crews. Wear all different ways alone, under a fleece and over a T. Easy to wash/dry in machine warm, delicate wash and air / low temp. ... Read Moremachine dry. Does not retain odors like the old poly-pro. Highly Recommend.
Best throw on ever
Purchased two last year at the home store for a weekend trip to Ojai. Truly the BEST. Keeps me warm when needed but never too hot. Easy to stuff in your bag for when needed. They have kept their shape thru numerous washings/dryings too. Just got a third and will order more in the future!! This is my go to piece.
As soon as I put this shirt on, I knew I would love it. It's stretchy and soft, the shoulders fit great, and the sleeves are long enough for my long arms. On a recent trip, I wore it a few days in a row and it stayed smelling fine - in contrast to my 100% Capilene wear which tends to trap odors. I also like the neckline - though it's not ... Read Moreas flattering for casual wear, its high design is warm and practical for active pursuits in cooler weather. The torso is also long enough not to expose anything when I'm reaching (something I appreciate since I have a bit of a belly these days). I've also washed it a bunch and it seems to be holding up well. Highly recommend.
Really like this!
I was a little skeptical because this is a thin, lightweight shirt, but it's really effective in keeping you warm without bulk. Very pretty blue shade, though darker than I thought after seeing it online. I've found myself reaching for this multiple times. After washing a couple of times in a garment bag to protect it, it's come out ... Read Morelooking great. I line dry it because there's no room for shrink. Expensive but I'm getting a lot of use out of it.
Lightweight breathable warmth
Our daughter gifted this in a Medium which usually works for my 135 lb 56 frame. Since its super-stretchy it did fit - as a clingy base layer. But i also wanted to wear it without covering it. And the M revealed the muffin Ive gained during Covid lockdowns. So I swapped it for a Large - which works great: close not clingy. Very comfortable! Love it... Read More!
Warm, good base layer, but wants to ride up
This product is a great base layer and warm for cool hikes, cx skiing, etc. It feels like a natural fabric but has the benefit of moisture wicking. The only issue I have is the knitted feature feels like it always wants to return to its smallest form. It won't stay down unless tucked in, so it tends to ride up (even around neck). I'm shor... Read Moret (5'0" / 100 lbs), so I ordered XXS and everything fits just fine, but it feels like I am constantly pulling it down around my waist and away from my neck.
Nice and cozy
The top delivers on warmth, nice and breathable. That being said it does stretch out with wearing and has started to pill after wearing 3-4 times. Thats disappointing at this price point. Im concerned about the longevity of this item and the matching buttons. I was hoping to use these for years to come. I guess time will tell.
Perfect fit. True to size. The sleeves hit me mid hand which is perfect for cooler morning walks and they push up and stay put easily for when it gets warmer. Color is pretty - hardest part for me is determining if this shirt should be used as casual wear or for workouts/active wear. Such a dilemma!
I have broad shoulders and am big chested. I often need an XXL to fit but this shirt is stretchy and while form fitting, it is still soft, comfortable , attractive and practical. It is warm and wicking and it works as my base layer for mtb, road riding and fat biking all winter and late fall. It has held up very well as I ride outside year round . ... Read MoreI own three now so I keep one for off bike wear as they are very pretty. I have two mint green ones and was thrilled to see this purple one which I bought for my hubby to give me for my birthday! Please consider making more XXL sizes Id like to try one on , but thank you for making this big enough to fit me !
Only base layer you need
I bought this base layer bc it looked soft and flexible online. WOW! I havent taken it off since. Its warm and soft and I can wear it for days without needing to wash it. I want to return other base layers I bought separately bc theyre unnecessary now that I have this. I ordered the pants version recently.
warm, not itchy, looks good - but why Patagonia are arms always so long?
Large isn't really an appropriate descriptor, long is more accurate. Overall length and the arms. I probably could have gotten the XS but I don't like things too clingy. Overall I love it - great color, super cozy.
More than a baselayer
First off I love this garment (I have in black). I've worn it as a shirt, a baselayer, and a sweater. Size down if you really want a formfitting baselayer. Great temperature regulation and looks put together and was perfect for my month long winter Europe light backpack trip. I wear it all the time as it takes a lot to really get this thing gr... Read Moreimy so it doesn't need that many washings and doesnt' hold onto smells (or so my family tells me!) Does attract dog hair and after heavy use has pilled slightly, BUT I bought a Sweater Stone (as was recommended by staff) to fix that right up which it mostly did. Caution: be VERY careful when using a Sweater Stone on this fabric because I pretty easily tore two small holes in the front, which considering the price is a HUGE bummer and reduces the versatility of the garment (still functional for keeping warm but not great for looking good). User error and c'est la vie. I will try to nab another color when/if it ever goes on sale and recommend to anyone looking for a truly wearable garment. Would love it in primary colors, earth tones, neutrals, everything. Mock neck would be great too. I could just go on. Great for people who really value their material objects, as it is just great design. Bury me in this.
Soft and warm
After months of borrowing my husbands - I finally got my own. Im normally a medium but went with an XL to keep that oversized wearing my husbands shirt vibe When he purchased his months ago, I was convinced it would snag and look ratty after a few washes. I was wrong! This item gets softer with wear and (knock on wood) has yet to show signs of w... Read Moreear. Highly recommend
the perfect long sleeve
so happy to finally add this piece to my wardrobe. its the most versatile and the one i want closest to my skin when layering. its perfect for high aerobic activities like running and snowboarding but is so flattering tucked into jeans or shorts for casual wear too. its temperature regulating which also makes it delicious to sleep in on cold nights... Read More camping. its a somewhat delicate material so i wouldnt wear it climbing or hiking through brush but the breathability is well worth it. ive already ordered in the blue and know itll be a staple year round.
This base layer is super warm, but only after one wear and wash (I hand-washed and air-dried it) it developed a hole and it pills so badly all overit looks terrible. For how expensive it was, I was really hoping it would hold up longer. Super disappointed. :(
Response from PatagoniaDecember 4, 2020
Thank you for the feedback on that and we're so sorry to hear about the pilling after one wear. Sadly, we do see pilling happen on knit garments and it can be unavoidable in many circumstances. With that being said though, you can usually remove those at home or you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything you aren't happy with.
So light and stretchy
Great lightweight yet warm, stretchy and flattering base layer. Bought both XXS (Dark Green) and XS (Bright pink) for my 32A 103# frame. Both fit but the XXS looks better b/c the XS neckline comes up too high and bunches a little. Also the pink is not as soft as the green. Also the green has pilled a little with use. Not a deal breaker Will keep th... Read Moree Green but might return the unworn pink oneI like my next-to-skin base layers soft.
Love this shirt and pretty much want to wear it every day since I received it. Perfect for layering. Warm but breathable. Like a couple other reviewers I'm tall and thin and haven't had great luck with Patagonia tops in the past - most things too big or boxy or both. 5'8 120, got an XS, and this fits me perfectly. There's someth... Read Moreing slightly off about the fit (the neck is a bit too high?) but it's hard to complain. The arms are long enough!! I've only air dried it thus far - am a bit scared to put it in the dryer, but will try eventually..and if it doesn't shrink i'll purchase others! Would love more pretty colors (I have the "spanish red"color). Thanks Patagonia for a home run with this one.
Delicious light wool sweater
I have three of these lovely sweaters, and layer them up as it gets chilly. I can wear it under a fleece and a jacket in chilly weather to stay warm. The top is loose knit, so it is a bit stretchy and comfortable. Nice length, perfect fit for my 5'3, 108 lb. frame. it is also tailored and attractive, so great with jeans or running or yoga tigh... Read Morets. I usually wear a light base layer under it. Versatile.
This is literally the first Patagonia shirt I've ever purchased that fits right off the shelf! Usually I have to buy men's XXS and have them tailored. The women's shirts are always wayyyy too boxy, but then they also have the shortest sleeves ever. The men's shirts are boxy (they're for men, after all), but at least the sle... Read Moreeves will reach my wrists. This one though! It takes the cake! Fitted enough to make me look like a woman under my layers; long enough to keep me warm all the way to my wrists. Well done, Patagonia. Keep it up! For reference, yes I'm tall (5'7") and skinny (110#), and I'm a climber (muscular shoulders). So my fit issues may not be representative of the general public. But there's a lot of tall skinny climber chicks out there with money to spend on well-made technical clothing.
Genius material for any purpose
I do not have words for how much I love this product. I have three of the Capilene Air, 2 crew and 1 hoodie. I wear them skiing, post surfing, casual everyday, even to the office. I first bought a hoodie version the first season Patagonia released the product- then end of season bought 2 more. I bought it as a base layer just for the ski season. I ... Read Moream a die-hard fan of the Thermal Weight Zip-Hoodie and thought there is no way Patagonia could top this. But they DID. I bought all three Airs in Large bc I wanted a bit more loose fitting. I am 51 athletic build, 36D. I am sure Medium would have been fine as well, but I like the beneficial effect of having it loose fitting. Incredible, keeps you warm but also with no other layers under you can go out on a hike starting in the cool morning and then stay totally temperature regulated when it get really warm in the afternoon. So incredibleit feels like you are wearing a light linen shirtthe fabric lets air just flow through cooling you down. During the winter I actually just had a micro down jacket over it with a thin capilene under my shell, and for spring skiing just wore a thin capilene and the Air hoodie under my shelleven when sweating and then a cool down period, I did not get a chill. It is an ingenious fabric.
Love this Top!!!
This top looks great, feels great and is awesome as a base layer or worn alone. Mine have washed well so far but I do use the gentle cycle, Woolite and air dry. Just to let you know what a fan of this top I am, I bought one, and three months later, I have six all together.
Best Baselayer/Product EVER.
I've owned my Cap Air (then Merino Air) since 2015, and it is the single most important piece of technical clothing that I own. You are pretty much guaranteed to find me wearing it while doing any outdoor activity when it’s under 40 degrees (cycling, running, backcountry skiing, traveling, …anything to be outside! It is the absolute best.
This is a very versatile
This is a very versatile sweater. Can be a baselayer or a comfortable and attractive sweater to wear for daily chores and activities. I also plan to wear it for yoga classes. It has enough stretch to be worn to yoga class. The sleeves are long on me, but I just push them up.
This soft warm top is so comfortable I want to wear it all the time. It's also great looking, with lots of texture and nice details like the slightly darker trim around the wrists and the gently rolled neck opening. I usually wear it over a light weight T while road biking or for yoga and often get the comment, "Nice sweater! Where'd... Read More you get it?" I'd wear it out to dinner too, but don't want to spill food on it. With a windbreaker on top, it's unbeatable for warmth. I'm 5'6", weigh about 115, and the Small is a great fit. For a more rugged fabric, try the capilene thermal weight crew: good for climbing/mntn biking, can be washed several times a week with no special care, and is very warm.
Love this base layer!
I was so excited to get this, and really fell in love with it off the bat. I'm in between small and medium sizes, but the medium just had a little too much material for me. I'm 5'2" and 143lbs but slim build on top. The material is soft and I haven't had issues with itchiness either. Really pleased with the purchase and wou... Read Moreld definitely buy this again.
the best I have ever found.
These Capilene Air pieces are the best. They keep you from getting sweaty while keeping you warm and comfortable. They have become my go-to tops for almost all my activities. Can't go skiing without this layer & my cold weather mountain bike riding is much more comfortable without overheating. This top is easy to wash and dry and has heald... Read More up extremely well considering how much I use & wear. I have 4 now in different colors because I choose these over every other winter top. The ones with the balaclava included (like a hood) are the ones to get!
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