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Men's Capilene Cool Merino Graphic Shirt ReviewsWrite Your Review
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Fave running tee
This has replaced all other running shirts for me. I prefer the men's cut to the women's for ease of movement (the men's xs hits just at/above my natural hip and doesn't cling, the women's cuts fit longer) and I run in these in all seasons. They are definitely not the most durable - I ripped a hole in my first one tugging i... Read Moret back down after it rode up beneath a light pack while biking - but I think that's an expectable tradeoff for such lightweight merino. Launder gently and know that it may not look beautiful forever but it will continue to feel awesome - that holey first shirt is still in rotation and going strong.
comfortable but not for hotter temps
I like the Capilene Cool merino shirt overall. It dries quickly, feels nice against the skin and doesn't really cling to the body when sweaty. The negative is that it does seem to trap heat more than my goto hiking capilene cool daily shirts. Wearing the cap cool merino shirt in 85F/30C hikes for a week with the sun beating down, I noticed the... Read More shirt trapped heat more than the 100% polyester cap cool daily shirt. I could feel heat escaping out up from the neck collar onto my face when the collar opened up while hiking. I don't get this with the cap cool daily shirt. So in terms of better temp regulation, I feel the cap cool merino doesn't do so well in warmer temps above 80F/26C. The shirt seemed pretty durable, having endured quite a bit of thorny bushwacking sections, although it did suffer two holes. The wool mix helps prevent your typical polyester runs from those kind of holes, so that is a benefit as compared to something like the cap cool trail. I don't think the cap cool merino will replace my goto hiking shirt, the cap cool daily, though, because of the heat trapping.
Affordable and Durable Merino
Travel Professional looking to reduce the amount of clothing I take for 2-3 week rotations. Works great, comfortable, and less expensive than other merino shirts I own? Patagonia is my go to on the road, wear it day in day out, buying more just to change up my routines
I have been eyeing this T-shirt for some time now and decided to just buy it, and I'm glad I did. It is very, very soft and comfortable which is what I expected for it being part Merino Wool. Just love how Patagonia incorporates materials in their clothing that make them so pleasant to wear. I have a Capilene T-shirt from a year ago, but this... Read More Merino wool is so comfortable to wear on any day or occasion. Thanks guys.
The Perfect Shirt
You might be thinking this seems pricey, but it will absolutely become your favorite t-shirt. It fits perfectly, keeps you cool in summer and feels great in winter too. Very lightweight. I have had mine for a year, washed and dried it several times and its the exact same fit as the day I bought it.
Great quality and really comfortable
I bought this for my boyfriend and he loves it, mainly as it is comfortable and light. It runs a bit large, but M would have been too tight on him. And surprisingly, T-shirt is so thin, that it appears to be see-through, but once you put it on, it's just a normal Tee.
They're finally making shirts for small men!
I'm a small dude (5'3 and 130lbs) and I used to have to find your xxs size on wornwear since you never make things in my size. FINALLY you are adjusting your sizing for smaller men. Not everyone is 6'0. For anyone who is like "this shirt fits smaller" - yes it does! This is the new xxs. Sorry, tall dudes, you're now a ... Read MoreM instead of a S. Patagonia, keep it up and continue to make your sizing inclusive. This even fits my torso properly. It's been so hard to choose between clothes that fit me and brands that are ethical. Now I don't have to.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 20, 2022
Sounds like our slim fit designs are a better option than our regular and relaxed fit styles. Thanks for the review, Avery!
Like most, i was mostly skeptical about the claims surrounding Merino wool shirts not picking up odors and such and being great for travel in tropical climates etc. but after having tested these extensively before an upcoming trip overseas, i can report they are amazing and do just that. This, and Patagonias ongoing commitment to environmental caus... Read Morees makes this my go-to favorite shirt. I now own four. The softness is unmatched also. Great work again Patagonia. Thank you.
Well desighned, very small overall
This material is great, super light and cool, has great breathability. The shoulders are slimmer than other medium products and has shoter sleeves as result, be sure to order up a size in the case shoulders are broad. After the shirt gets some use it settles in and is more comfortable. As for durability, will see how it goes. Thanks for recycling m... Read Moreaterials into this Shirt!
Response from PatagoniaOctober 5, 2022
Hey Michael, thanks for the review. This shirt has a slim fit which could be why it feels smaller than other mediums you have tried. You can check on the fit by looking underneath the size range options on the product page. If you ever need to make an exchange for a different size, you can begin one on [this page](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I bought this year for cooler day hikes and just general wear but yet to wear it more than a few times. So far the wool blend feels really nice! The fit is definitely on the slimmer side so I'd order a size up unless you like a trimmer fit (I'm ~150lbs and I exchanged for a L even though I'm normally a M or even a S in some cases!).
True classics; regulate heat no matter the weather
Patagonia Cap Cool Merino Graphic MTB shirts are the best. Light weight but regulate heat, summer or winter, they are my go-to favorites as a true modern classic. Also, due to Patagonia's mission-led philosophy and new ownership, I now buy exclusively from you for my MTB and fly fishing needs.
Very comfortable t shirt
I have only had this shirt for a month but I have worn it a few time and found it very comfortable and well constructed. The graphic print on mine is nice, without being a full on logo. I do follow the care instructions since I know wool products can shrink. Overall, just a good comfortable t- shirt that I'll be able to wear in casual situatio... Read Moren and while exercising or being outdoors.
My new favorite base layer
This is my new favorite base layer. Love the blend of merino and capilene. Keeps me cool/warm depending on conditions, keeps away the stink, and keeps me looking good with its form-fitting cut. Purchased a second shirt I liked it so much. Love the Fitz Roy pattern.
Great fit, no stink
Super lightweight merino blend tee for whatever you would use it for. I'm so happy with these from a functional standpoint. It wears well, doesn't smell, even after multiple uses without washing and dries super fast thanks to the blend of materials. I went size large because the medium was a little snug for my liking. I have a 42" ch... Read Moreest.
Snag after a few wears
Fabric and color are great, but after a few wears the shirt snagged in a few spots.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 22, 2022
We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability and we'll be happy to help you with a solution based on our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). We're reaching out to you by email to discuss next steps. Thank you for the review, Heath!
The perfect t-shirt
I've had this shirt for a couple weeks now and so far it has been flawless. I originally bought it for mountain biking but I've also used it for a warm weather hike and just casual use in hot summer weather. I expected it to feel similar to other wool blend shirts I have from other companies which I find have about a 80 degree limit befor... Read Moree they start to feel like they are just too warm. This isn't the case with this shirt. I wore it mountain biking in 85 degreed heat in direct sun riding hard and didn't regret wearing it all. It's so breathable! Also the fit is great and I don't notice any itchiness whatsoever. So far it is the perfect wool shirt. I'm definitely thinking about getting a long sleeve one as the weather starts to change.
This shirt is really translucent and thin. It honestly feels like you aren't wearing anything. That said it is soft and very stretchy and super comfy so I am going to give it a go. My initial reaction though is that the Capaline cool t-shirts are nicer and especially so for sun protection and water stuff, as well as, cheaper. I would also reco... Read Moremmend sizing up.
Cool in the heat and does not retain body odor
For multi-day use this shirt is greatly superior to Capeline, because you can wear it for many days in a row and it does not smell (unless you ask my wife). It does not retain it's shape 100% (tends to stretch a bit over time and washing). It is somewhat fragile (does not respond well to thorns), but while it lasts it is the most comfortable w... Read Moreool t-shirt and I am on my second one
Great Excercise Shirt
I have used this shirt and its previous incarnation for many years. This is my go to for exercise. It is extremely light weight and soft. It breaths well. It's comfortable, and it doesn't stink up like a synthetic. You can use it for running in warm weather. To my mind, the fabric is a wonder of a blend between wool and synthetic, soft to... Read More the touch and light weight. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I think a byproduct of it being such a fine fabric is that it is somewhat delicate to my mind and it'd be nice if it was a little more sturdy. On the other hand, I don't know if a sturdier fabric would perform as well in warm weather exercise, nor would it necessarily be as soft. I may be asking to much. Bottom line, I love the shirt and recommend it.
Perfect daily wear & travel shirts
These have become my favorite daily wear t-shirts. The blend of wool and recycled polyester is incredibly soft and breathable. The odor control allows me to wear them several times between washes, which has made these my new go-to shirts for travel.
Light and soft!
Im 59.5 145 pounds and got both a small and a medium. The small is form fitting and the medium hangs just a bit looser. I love them both and still have no idea if Im a small or medium. The small is great as a base layer, the medium more casual as a tee on its own. And they pack down to nothing! Love them!
Impressed with the weight and finish
This is my first cool merino shirt after using silk weight capilene for well over 15 years. I must say I expected this to be bulkier than it is. I appreciate the weight and finish of this product and I have worn it twice as a layering piece and am really satisfied with the performance thus far. If this piece will last as long as capilene (which las... Read Morets 12-15 years) then it will be the evolution to renewable without sacrificing performance and longevity.
Great shirt that shrunk
I love the shirt for its comfortable and light weight material. The only issue was when I washed it, it shrunk a little and doesnt fit right anymore. Had it not shrunk, it would have been one of my favorites.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 18, 2022
Hi Zeke! Thank you for reaching out to us about this. We're really sorry to hear that the shirt shrunk in the wash. We typically recommend washing in cool water on a gentle cycle, and laying flat to dry as this will reduce the chances of shrinkage. That said, you can definitely [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the shirt to us.
Capilene... Always the ticket!
Years ago I purchased Patagonia from an outdoor retailer in Pittsburgh. It is a wonderful shirt, and one of the only ones that keep me warm. This new one has some Merino wool in it and actually does a superior job in the winter months. Not itchy, very smooth material, and does not pill or attract stray hairs. This is the perfect shirt for me and I ... Read Morecan wear it with confidence.
I have a LOT of Patagonia gear and clothing. This is THE best thing Ive ever bought. It is so soft and comfy and I love the super simple branding on it. I hope it holds up, as it is really lightweight material. I want to buy another one for when this one wears out! Haha!
The shirt fits great, is super comfortable, and looks fantastic! I bought four at once and Im glad I did, since Ive already been wearing them so much. The only not-quite-so-positive thing is that the fabric is much thinner than I was anticipating. If this is the only layer you plan on wearing, just be aware that the right lighting conditions may re... Read Moreveal a bit more than you expect. That said, it isnt too bad and doesnt bother me enough to worry about an over shirt or anything. Love these shirts and would definitely recommend!
Impressed with the fit and feel
I've been a patagonia diehard for years, and lately, I've felt like a little bit of the luster has faded. Enter this shirt, and it brought me right back. Felt great. Fit was spot on. the merino blend is light and airy, but doesn't feel like it will lose its shape. Nice to see the merino in the athletic line.
Awesome Everyday Shirt
I own and operate a sea kayaking operation in coastal Alaska and this t-shirt is a great, everyday go to while guiding. Soft, warm, everything you'd expect from Patagonia & wool. My other wool t's from other companies get holes in a matter of weeks, but this one seems pretty tough. Go on, get the shirt.
Great cut, fabric seemed nice, shrank quickly
This shirt was great initially. Wool blend with nice color, cut, and weight. Pretty much perfect. Unfortunately even with care taken (washed cool, never dried) it has shrunk within a couple months to the point where it is no longer wearable. I wear a lot of wool, and know how to take care of it. Particularly as a blend it was surprising how quick... Read Morely it shrank. Bummer.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 4, 2021
Thank you for your feedback on the Mens Capilene. We are certainly sorry to hear about the product issue. Please give us a call at 800-638-6464 and we could certainly help arrange a warranty return for you.
Really, really good.
These are really great shirts. I've worn quite a few merino pieces over the years and never really reach for them in hot weather. I've always found merino shirts to get heavy/sweatlogged and that's no fun. These shirts are a pleasant surprise in that they are perfectly comfortable in hot weather and they seem to manage moisture much ... Read Morebetter than any wool shirt I've ever owned. If I had one nitpick it would be that I wish they were about an inch longer per size but I probably have a longer torso than most.
Great performance t shirt
I mainly use this shirt when I know I need something breathable. Its very light. Used a few days on a camp/mtn bike trip and the shirt never retained any smells after numerous bike rides. It feels like a soft t shirt but performs much better. Would purchase again. I size up for patagonia slim fit ts but I prefer the cut of the slim large versus a r... Read Moreegular fit medium.
Keeps you warm even when it's wet and cold
Even though the material is very thin and comfortable, the merino wool components in the weave allow this shirt to insulate very well even when soaking wet. I hiked Franconia Ridge and the AT in rain and mid 30s temps in July and was fine just with this shirt as long as I was hiking. Can be used as a base layer as well. Solid shirt for adventures. ... Read MoreAlso, amazingly, does not smell bad after use. Merino wool is amazing stuff.
Well I didnt like it! Super warm
I love Patagonia and 80% of my cloths are by Patagonia. But this T-Shirt specifically it is definitely to be used in winter/fall when the temperature are below 50s. I can't imagine anyone wearing this t-shirt at the gym, hiking or during the summer, it is extremely hot! Here in New England I try to wear when the temps are around 72F, Oh man! M... Read Morey whole body starting to itch and getting warm and warm! The product seems to be nice, good quality but for sure during cold season. Capilene Cool Light feels soft and fresh during this hot days, but Merino t shirt its hot it is uncomfortable wearing around these warm season. I ll have to return
Favorite New Shirt
I'm really happy with this shirt. It seems to combine the best features from other pieces in the line. Sitting somewhere between the old Nine Trails tees and the current Merino Bike Jersey in regards to weight and texture of the fabric. It's comfortable with casual styling and subtle branding that I can wear for work and functional enough... Read More that I can pack it as my only top for weekend in the woods on the bike.
Nice looking shirt
I'm wearing this primarily when I bike, but it would be fine in casual scenarios as well. It's comfortable, fits well, and (as merino tends to do) does not to smell after a hard ride. Patagonia does a great job balancing the merino/polyester blend to make a great shirt.
Loved the old, this is better yet!
I have loved the old Merino 1 products from back in 2015/16. This fabric is the same fabric blend 65/35 merino / poly but feels even better. I have worn it backcountry skiing, mtn biking and as a casual wear shirt. Awesome performance in all activities.
Great workout t-shirt
This t-shirt is super light, great for workouts or aerobic activities like backcountry touring on warm days. I wore it for a long tour on a reasonably warm day (got up to 38 degrees F), so was sweating quite a bit on the uphill, but this shirt keep me cool and didn't stink AT ALL afterwards. I'll be adding a few more to my closet soon!
Wool is the Best
I was so happy to see Patagonia start making wool technical shirts. For several years now, I have been running in nothing but wool short and long-sleeved shirts. They keep you warm, wick moisture better than anything else and can be worn for a few or more days without washing (they don't stink!). This shirt is a lighter weight wool and is perf... Read Moreect,
Beyond soft and fits my body perfectly!
Without a doubt one of the softest shirts I have ever owned, I seems like Patagonia has upped it's gave in the comfort of it's clothes this season, because everything feels so much softer and is better fitting than ever before and I own a LOT of Patagonia! The shirt fits me perfectly, makes me looked jacked after the gym and helps me stay... Read More cool all day while wearing it. It's the best quality, which everyone knows is Patagonia's signature! Thanks Patagonia for keeping me cool!
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