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Soft, cool, lightweight, ultra comfortable. Fabric moves with you. Quick drying and odor control. Colors are more attractive than they appear in the photo having a grain, not just solid. ( X-Dye) Its hard to tell your wearing a shirt. What more could you ask for? One more Patagonia garment you want to live in daily.
I don't even know how many I have!
LOVE these! Probably have around 20... Multi colors. I live in the Mid Atlantic area. I wear these shirts usually as an under shirt most of the year. On the coldest days, I'll go wool. When first buying, thought of the Cool Dailys as only a hot weather item. No... pretty much all year! Some shirts are several years old. They fit, and feel gre... Read Moreat. I am older, but more active than most of my age group. I'll describe the fit as, 'close'. If I had the classic beer belly, the medium would be too tight. I run speedy dogs in agility... In respect of that, I have to stay in shape! The shirts are great!!!
The material is flexible, smooth
The material is flexible, smooth but good as a layer in cold weather. Fit is great. Odor control is pretty astounding in response to heavy workouts. I use it as a first layer in 3-4 layer situations. Would be great for climbing as it flexes well. Always loved Capilene. This is a great use of that material.
Another great product fr Patagonia
I have every color made now, something about the fabric that 'just works' for Utah's diverse climate. I can e mtn bike for 28 miles, stop and it wicks itself. I can wear it as a base layer and stand at 11,000' at Snowbird, totally comfortable, no itch. Probably the best value product that Patagonia makes. Color's last, neck... Read More doesn't sag.
Got it mixed up with the "cool trail" fabric. Didn't realize that this would be so nylon-ey in appearance and feel. Unlike the cool trail, which has a softer, more cotton-like appearance, this can't really pass as a casual shirt. Always looks (and feels) like workout wear. That said, it's well-made.
Feels like Im wearing nothing
I love these shirts, feels like Im wearing literally nothing! Do they dry faster than cotton, Id say maybe. You really aren't gonna tell the difference. But the fit and feel makeup for their overzealous sales pitch. I will be recommending. Best for fishing, skating, anything under the sun. Twice as durable compared to a cotton Tee.
Not your dad's white t-shirt...
The perfect base layer that can be worn on its own or layered depending on your needs - its the upgrade your dad wished he had when he was your age. Comfortable, material has a nice hand and the fit is great. You can't go wrong, my only complaint is I should have bought more. What are you waiting for?
These shirts are excellent, that's first. This is the first shirt that was long. When I put it on it dropped below my crotch, I normally wear a large in these. So when I switched to a M I'll wear it as a actual undershirt. They're very soft and deal with perspiration pretty good. In my opinion you guys perfected the t-shirt!!
The material and comfort are unsurpassed, but the t-shirt is about 2 inches too short. I have a normal torso, large size fits me in all the Patagonia line, but when I put my arm up to just touch my head the shirt exposes my midriff. If you're like me and like your shirts tucked in, then stay away from these. If you're a "let it all h... Read Moreang out" kind of guy, then these are really comfy otherwise. Different strokes.
Good until you wash it
It was good until I washed it. Deodorant stains do not come out. They actually bleed through to the outside of the shirt, and while the shirt dries quickly when new, it failed to dry after washing. After every time I wore it (after washing), the sweat never dried until I put the shirt in a dryer. While my first review gave this shirt 5 stars (I had... Read Moren't washed it at that point), I now give it one star. I emailed Patagonia to find out about the Ironclad Guarantee, but they never responded. I guess it is just marketing hype. I went and purchased a $12 shirt, and it performs just as well.
Great All-Around Shirt
I've bought this shirt in three different colors. It's perfect for working out, but it looks nice enough to wear as casual clothing. It definitely looks like athletic clothing, though. The neck is a little loose, but not in a way that it looks bad. I'll definitely buy more of these.
I love and hate this shirt. I wear this shirt daily as a undershirt and love the light-weight and feel of the fabric. This shirt will discolor over time. Mine started to show signs of discoloring at about 18-months. I hate that I love the shirt and have to replace them every 1-2 years.
New Favorite Daily Shirt
Got a couple of these as summertime hiking shirts and liked them so much i ended up getting a handful in white to use as daily work undershirts, then a couple in long sleeve for good measure. They are soft and smooth to the touch, breathe exceptionally well, and my favorite thing about them is the way they drape. They don't hug the skin like m... Read Moreany tees tend to do on my soft bulky body. Instead they lie on the shoulders and chest and drape nicely from there, giving my flab a nice place to hide. Honestly, these shirts are ruining all other tees for me. I want everything I own to feel and fit like these.
Great for Everything
Huge fan of this shirt and am planning on buying a couple of more. I have tried a few different activewear type shirts and this is by far my favorite. The fit is perfect on this not being to tight, but also not being so loose that I am wearing a tent. It is very lightweight and is never restrictive when moving around. The material feels great, ... Read Moreand works just as well. Both in the gym and on runs it does a fantastic job of wicking away sweat and drying right back out because it is so breathable. At this point I love the shirt so much its gone from just a workout shirt to a daily wear.
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.
Improved my time and comfort
Was wearing a couple of super thin wool Patagonia t-shirts for my Grouse Grind (North Van, BC) hikes. They're good, but I though I'd try a cap cool t. Wow! Not sure what the t does with my sweat anymore. Hike so much cooler that I credit the t with shaving a couple of minutes off my time and making it so much more comfortable. Absolutely ... Read Morelove this shirt. Who knew a t-shirt could evoke such feelings and results?! Thanks Patagonia/Yvon for another great product and for trying to help people and the planet. We don't have a lot of stuff, but our values dictate that our clothes and bags are Patagonia.
I wear this shirt as a base layer when it's cool, or as my main breathable activewear for hiking and running. I just ran a marathon in one and it was perfect for 50-65 degrees, no chafing (dry climate, limited humidity). I have 4 now, and I love these as my go-to-shirt for almost everything I do.
Super silky feeling
I bought these after having such a great experience with the Capilene Cool Daily Hoody. The hoody sold me on the fabric so I decide to try the T shirt. It did not disappoint. The fabric is the biggest selling feature for me as it is lightweight, great sun coverage and feels great against the skin. It's probably the nicest feel of any performan... Read Morece T that Patagonia makes, although it might not be as technical as the others. It is now my preferred base layer as well as my new standard for the office.
First wore Capilene (expedition weight) on hike of the 100 mile wilderness (Maine) in November. I was blown away by how well it preformed against the cold. This is a much lighter version to help combat the heat. I just love how well this fabric performs and how comfortable it is to wear. I'm a fan for life. Thanks.
Lite and Strong
Great shirt for summer hiking and backpacking here in Western NC where it can be pretty humid. I prefer this to the Cool Trail Shirt because it's lighter and breaths more readily although it might not last as long. Seams are well sown and resist unravelling. I'm 5' 11" and 170#. I have a broad chest and shoulders and a 33" ... Read Morewaist. Size L fits my chest and shoulders but isn't "blousy" at the waist. Nice work!
I've had a capiliene cool daily hoody for a while now and it's one of my favorite shirts to wear, so it was time to pick up a short sleeve for warmer days when I want a bit more sun. This shirt is super cozy and is comfortable to wear all day. The overall dimensions of the shirt fit well, though because the fabric is so flowy the sleeves ... Read Morehave a bit of a droopy effect on the outside of the arms. Perhaps I could remedy this with a smaller shirt, but then it'd be too short for me.
Probably the finest t-shirt out there
I've ridden 2600 miles on my e-mountain bike at high elevation and deserts in Utah. This series of shirts is so comfortable, so versatile, so long wearing that I must have seven or eight of them. I've returned the other T-shirts from other companies there's just nothing close, The Price is Right and the material is just amazing. Plus... Read More Patagonia walks the talk
My go to t-shirt
These are my go to daily t-shirts as well as shirts for layering under a shirt or fleece for a bit of base layer color. They are durable, just the right weight for 3 season wear layering up and down and as usual, the Patagonia color palette is really great. Love the green shirt I bought as well as the black cool daily graphic shirt. Like my other P... Read Moreatagonia casual, fleece and ski clothing, the quality can't be beat, the fit is great and the durability is unmatched.
Cool wear for hot weather
I think this is an improvement over the older Capilene tees Im still trying to wear out. I bought both long and short sleeve versions of this tee for travel in hot, humid environments where quick drying fabric is a must. Hopefully these will fit the bill.
The Ultimate T Shirt
I have very broad shoulders and a comparatively narrow waist. This makes finding t shirts that fit challenging. This t shirt fits perfectly. The shirt is also really light weight and cool in the heat. Great for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, paddling, or any other shenanigans that you might get up to.
Go To Summer Shirts
I bought a couple of these for my husband as we headed into peak summer and he liked them so much I came back for a couple more. He's a GC and is extremely active all day. He regularly sweats through 3+ shirts a day during the summer, and says he loves these because he can put one in front of a fan for 10 minutes and it's dry again and re... Read Moready to go. He's 6'0 and a lean 160lbs and medium fits great.
One of the things that bugs me about patagonia products is that when i find something that works well, when it wears out i like to just buy another of the same thing. Inevitably, though by the time i get to that point, the same product name is there but patagonia has changed some or all of the cut, the fabric or the design. in other words, often ve... Read Morery different. this is definitely true with the capilene t-shirts. In this case though, i love it. This fabric is leaps and bounds above all the prior, plasticcy feeling capilene t-shirts. it feels great, it's really light, and it breaths really well in the South Florida summer heat and humidity. in summary, it's a great t-shirt. all i have to do is hope that they don't change it any time soon :)
Review for those that want to use these as an undershirt
I purchased these shirts in white to replace aging typical cotton undershirts. My first guess at sizing was wrong, as they ran larger than I expected. Patagonia Rep Karen helped with an easy and fast exchange. I found the small was the best to use as and undershirt for my 5'10" 170 lbs frame. The shirts don't shrink at during wash, s... Read Moreo that helps with consistency. The sleeves are a good length for undershirts under a work shirt with an elbow length short sleeve, but can be too long and poke out from a short sleeve casual shirt. They do have a cool feeling and don't stick to my skin in hot and humid environments.
I was surprised by the wonderful material. I thought it was going to feel like a cotton shirt, but it is more awesome and stretchy. It's also very durable. I wear it with a Cordura backpack, and it doesn't pill to my surprise. Quick dry, breathable. I do wish the neck were a bit snugger, just a personal preference. I purchased a few, so t... Read Morehese will be my new daily / rucking shirts. This shirt will be on me at all times, as I don't own a vehicle and walk everywhere. Nice work, Patagonia.
Soft feel on skin, doesn't bind , it is either the best base layer, or best wear on its own shirt I have ever worn. Having been wearing Patagonia Capilene for over 25 years, these are by far my favorite. I have now purchased three more of these shirts. Most important, especially cool on hot sunny days.
I returned it because patagonia
I returned it because patagonia still has not returned to the "old" traditional style of a high neckline so that the shirt lies flat when you wear it underneath a long sleeve shirt. I will continue to pray taht my "old" (20 years?) t shirts continue to last!
I've been after a tee for cycling, both casual and for offroad and touring. I'd got tired of merino shrinking in the wash so decided to try these tees. I'm just back from two weeks cycling round France with two of these tees. Not washed them for the entire trip and I could probably still wear them for a couple more rides. They don&#x... Read More27;t hold odour and they're amazingly soft and comfortable. I'll probably invest in some long sleeved ones as well.
OK but not perfect
I've been wearing Patagonia Capilene shirts for at least 15 years ... they used to label the different versions Capilene 1, Capilene 2, etc. Since they stopped doing that I've had trouble finding exactly what I was used to purchasing. I purchased the "Capilene Cool Daily Shirt" in white this time. The color is notable because ... Read Morethe fabric is actually not consistent across the various colors. The white version is most similar to the older style of Capilene shirts ... the rest of the colors have a "heathered" look and the fabric is totally different. For example, I also purchased a "Capilene Cool Trail Shirt" in green but the fabric (and fit ... it was much shorter!) was way off from what I'm used to. I do not like how the seams run on the new version of this shirt. There are seams at the very top of the shoulders and down each side. There used to be seams at the front and back of the shoulder and no seam down the sides. It makes this shirt not useful for hiking with a pack. I'm sure Patagonia would tell me to buy the "trail shirt" which has different seams but the fabric and fit is totally different (as previously mentioned)! Overall, if you want the fabric of the older style of Capilene shirt, then I'd suggest to buy the "daily" shirt in the white color. If you want the seams of the older style Capilene shirt, then I'd suggest to buy the "trail" version of the shirt. Unfortunately, Patagonia messed with something that didn't really need to be redesigned or fixed. It appears there are no real 1:1 viable replacement alternatives for the older style of their Capilene shirts.
Extremely lightweight, almost like wearing nothing. Fit is excellent, true to size. I don't like the look of the fabric as much as I do with the Cool Trail shirts, but when I'm in the swamp looks don't really matter. Wicks sweat really well and even though it's super lightweight, it seems to block the sun well enough.
Patagonia makes the best Ts
Comfortable, light, moisture wicking; Patagonia has pretty much perfected the Tshirt. Maybe they run a bit on the expensive side for what they are, but they also last really well. Probably worth the investment to buy 5 of these and have Tshirts covered for at least the next few years. Yeah, I'll do that.
Great working out shirt
I own a lot these cool daily shirts. Long and short sleeve and they are the best. I would not keeping buying these tee-shirts if I did like them. These are outstanding for working out or just everyday wear Please keep making them and please you do not need to charge anything on this tee-shirt
The fabric for this and the cap cool trail is awesome! Best on the market. Why are they so short? Id like to be able to climb without exposing my stomach. Why cant these be the same length as the winter weight capilene? You have a great product with a terrible fit. I wear them in XL. But in the rest of your slim fit I wear a Large. Its begs the que... Read Morestion: what is happening? . It also isnt about the size on the tag either. If the xl fit great Id be psyched. But the large looks shrunk and the xl looks like I dont know my size. Before you rebranded to cap cool -that fit was great.
Response from PatagoniaMay 17, 2022
Thank you for this feedback, Christopher. We're sorry to hear the torso of this shirt is too short for your needs. If you're ever in doubt, you can get specific measurements on any garment from our Customer Service Team at (800) 638-6464 or via LiveChat on our website, so you can feel more confident with what you're selecting. In the meantime, since your satisfaction is guaranteed we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Favorite Summer Tennis Shirt
I have purchased three of these shirts over the last few years. I wear them for playing tennis during the hot months. They are very light, cool, and extremely comfortable. Plus design of the shirt permits the unrestricted movement I need to play my sport.
I love this shirt so much. Both I and my partner have several of these shirts because of the fabric, feel, and the way the fit is flattering. Traditionally I am an XL but get XXL in this shirt; same for him - he goes up a size. This is a personal fit choice. They are perfect for the gym, running around town, running outside, or even a Sunday aftern... Read Moreoon at the local brewery with friends.
Cool Daily shirt
Love everything about these shirts. I have several of the long sleeve hooded, and now 2 of the shirt sleeve like this one. The shirts are light and I love the feel. They stay cool. My only negative for this one would be the color. I thought based on the pics online that it was going to be a bright light orangeand it was more of a mustard color. Lov... Read Moree the brighter colors.
Super light and comfortable has been easy to layer or wear in its own. Good fit not too lose or tight just right in the sleeves. Please keep up with the inclusive sizing - I am sooo appreciative to have great gear for the many activities I enjoy and hard to find quality gear for us larger athletes.
Every day, all the time, constantly...
Ages (decades) ago Patagonia had "silkweight" Capilene. I bought 8, XXXL, and I wear them under everything. Then they went away. Now the "silkweight" has returned as "cool daily." And importantly XXXL is back, too. I know, the base layer isn't supposed to blouse, but these shirts simply work for me. They breathe, ... Read Morewick sweat, keep my outer shirt off from my skin, feel cooling in summer, warming in winter, dry quickly, rinse out cleanly in makeshift sinks, and if they're like the old "silkweight" last for-ever. This is the base of my go-to gear.
Nice shirt, too short for tall guys.
The shirts are great, go ahead and buy - I would buy tons of these, except they are just too short for me. I'm 6'3 and would normally wear a medium tall or large tall. Since Patagonia doesn't offer tall sizes, I thought I'd try a Large. (XL would be too baggy) Some companies will make their Large sizes a bit longer if they choos... Read Moree to omit tall offerings. Nope. A little too short. Patagonia, why do you not offer tall sizes yet? You seem to accommodate "wider" frames with 3XL, but not taller. Much lesser brands offer tall. Obviously I, like many others prefer you guys for a lot of things. I just wish I could wear your shirts! We pay a premium for them, at least make them fit! im certain there are other tall people out there wanting the same. Please forward this review to the decision making people. Just offer it in a few of the "main" best selling products at least. I dont like leaving reviews, especially poor ones, I only wanted to voice my opinion in hopes that you will make changes. Thanks!
Response from PatagoniaMay 11, 2022
Thank you for this feedback, Zachary. We so appreciate your suggestions! We're just sorry this shirt didn't work out for you; we'll reach out to you about returning it. We've been expanding our size offerings to include smaller and larger sizes, but so far we haven't created either a Petite or Tall version of our products. Size offerings are influenced by customer feedback and by demand in the outdoor clothing industry, so it may happen down the road. Our product development team reads these reviews, so your request for a Tall option will be seen.
Nice to the touch
The cut of the this shirt is not the same as the other T-shirts that I purchased from Patagonia over the years.. They were cut as a diagonal under the arm and preferred, and are unfortunately no longer offered. This is a square box cut and does not have the agency of a premier brand.
Wicking and Breathable
I wear these shirts when it's HOT and HUMID, and they never disappoint when it comes to keeping me as comfortable as the conditions will allow. In addition to hiking and running, they also make a pretty nifty base layer for paragliding. When I'm near cloud base, temperatures can cool off, and that's when the fabric's wicking pro... Read Moreperties really shine.
Perfect summer tee for walking dog on beach, errands, sleeping. Paired with walking shorts & cropped pants. Not clingy, not excessively long, good cut, great fit for female, late 70's, 107#, medium height. Covers upper arms and expanding mid-section. Easy to pack, takes very little room in drawer. Buy in all colors except white.
Lightweight all-around use
Great shirt, except I wish it was more fitted. I'm tall and trim, and the shirts are all very boxy. If it were more european in fit (or simply "athletic") then it would get 5 stars.
Response from PatagoniaMay 2, 2022
Hi Jeffrey, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're also sorry to hear that the fit wasn't for you. We suggest taking a look at the [Men's Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt](https://www.patagonia.com/home/). Unlike the Capilene Cool Daily Shirt made with a regular fit that’s looser, the Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt comes in a slim fit the that fits closer to the body.
Comfortable and light
I am 61 and weigh 190lbs. I wear these shirts very loose. They are great shirts. Light and comfortable. The only problem that I have with them is that my nipples show thru the material on some colors. So I order all the colors and return the ones that dont look good on me .
Perfect Shirt for Any Activity
Bought five of these shirts in different colors to replace my old workout shirts and have been thoroughly impressed by the quality. They hold up well to workouts, runs, hikes, and everyday wear. No rubbing or chafing from the material and it feels incredibly soft against the skin unlike some polyester materials. Im 510 and 190lbs and bought a large... Read More due to chest and shoulders and it fits me well without billowing out around the stomach like some larges do.
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