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Women's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt ReviewsWrite Your Review
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Super lightweight and breathable
This Tshirt is very lightweight and breathable without showing off what's underneath the Tshirt. On some points I had to check if I really was wearing a t-shirt. I would strongly recommend it. Very comfy. And it had the beloved Patagonia feel. But I should have ordered a size xs to be bit more form fitting. Love the shirt
Greatest Shirt Ever Made!
I LOVE this OG lightweight capilene shirt. I have buying them for years and always grab new colors. Please never stop making these. I live in Hawaii and they are perfect for hot weather. Feather light, perfect wicking, you always stay dry and cool. I also travel, run, do yoga and backpack in them. Stylish enough to wear out for casual/semi formal ... Read Moreevents and dining. You cant beat this fabric, cut or style. If you are doing extended travel with different activities and need to keep your kit light, then do yourself the biggest solid and take a few of these. They wash up easily in a small amount of water and dry quickly. I have tried the newer merino blend and daily trail shirts and they are great as well. But this OG shirt and its long sleeve counterpart are the shirts you will keep using. And being Patagonia, I have some that are decade old and they are still in amazing condition. Buy this!!!!
Super lightweight and cool.
I wear this shirt mainly for walking in warm/hot weather. This my first Patagonia shirt & I was blown away. It is extremely lightweight. It feels about half the weight of my other tech shirts. It is NOT see through at all. I get warm very easily (and then sweat a lot!) and this shirt dries super fast. There is no odor either. Bought a second on... Read Moree to alternate. Love this shirt, please never stop making them!
Keeps you cool in the heat
Love this fabric. It's uber light weight and has nice flow & drape. The shirt doesn't bind anywhere so I feel as if I don't have a t on, which is great when you're sweating and working hard on the trails and want a bit of coverage over your jog bra. The big bonus is you can wear it a week straight and it won't smell.
Super lightweight - am I even wearing a shirt?
Love this design and fit. It's more fitted the cap cool daily shirt and a little lighter so it doesn't hold sweat quite as much. The fabric is more sensitive and I've noticed a little fraying where my hydration pack rubs on the back. But that's not a big deal considering the performance of this shirt. Size is spot on and it'... Read More;s just perfect for summertime runs - the bright colors are nice for visibility.
I really wanted this shirt to work! I loved the color, that it was lightweight and comfortable! I was however disappointed with the xs sizing! It had a bigger fit than I had hoped for! I wanted a slimmer fit, not so baggy! If there had been a xss I would have ordered that I think! Patagonia is a great company but please offer xss for this shirt an... Read Mored other items! Thank you so much, Kristen Snowman-Shelley
I bought this shirt with the intention of using it as my main hiking shirt for an 80-mile AT section hike. I had previously purchased a cool daily shirt in medium but it was a tad too short so I ordered this lightweight one in large. I wore it once and it fit great. Then I washed it in cold water and hung it to dry, like I do for all my shirts. It ... Read Morenever got near hot water and was not put in the dryer. But somehow it shrunk. It fits worse than the cool daily medium I have (which does not seem to have shrunk). Luckily I wore it on a shorter hike the other day and found it had shrunk, with barely enough time to pay $15 extra for express shipping and order the large version of the cool daily shirt before my longer hike. I will also add that I have lost 15 lbs getting ready for this hike so it was definitely the shirt shrinking and not me growing. I am sorely disappointed in the shirt and the money wasted on it (and the shipping for the replacement) when I normally love Patagonia stuff and have never had this problem before.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 17, 2022
Hi Jessica, we're so sorry to hear this Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt shrank! That should not have happened with this fabric. For a warranty-related return you can contact Customer Service for assistance at (800) 638-6464 or via Live Chat on our website. We will reach out to you about refunding the return shipping.
I LOVE this shirt and
I LOVE this shirt and have recommended it to others. I get warm very easily (and then sweat a lot!) and this shirt dries super fast. It is also extremely lightweight, so I can easily carry an extra on a backpacking trip. Only downside is it can snag on things (so just be careful when putting on your pack!) A small fits great on me (and I am 115lbs,... Read More an A cup, and about 5ft 6in).
Quick Drying Hike Shirt
This is easily the lightest shirt I own! I love the vibrant color and the fit is super flattering. Finally a hiking shirt with a comfortable neckline, perfect sleeve length, and superior performance. Dries so fast that I forget I am still wearing my hiking shirt long after getting off the trail.
Was to light and you can see thru
Response from PatagoniaJuly 7, 2022
Hi Niki! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you found the shirt to be too light. This shirt is our lightest-weight technical top for high-output days. If you're interested in something a bit heavier we'd suggest our [Women's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-capilene-cool-trail-shirt/24501.html?dwvar_24501_color=CNY&cgid=root).
The perfect do-it-all shirt!
I absolutely love this shirt. Smolder blue is the perfect color and the material is great for rainy days and sweaty workouts as it wicks moisture very well. I wore it for the duration of a backpacking trip with on-and-off rain showers, and it dried quickly and the material didn't stick to my skin when wet. Patagonia, please make a long-sleeve ... Read Moreversion of this top for women! I would buy it in every color!
Not as wicking as the Capilene cool daily
It wicks but still traps sweats and heat. I compare this with the Capilene cool daily shirt in similar weather conditions (90F, over 80% humidity, some breezes - very hot and humid) and similar activity (hiking, trail walking) . The cool daily shirt works so well in moisture wicking and its other functions that its a delight to wear and enjoy activ... Read Moreities in these kind of hot weather. The Capilene Lightweight when comparing to the Daily shirt, it traps heat and sweats. I turned over the shirt and did find the inside is much wetter than the outside. Its color and fit is nice, I would wear this in cooler weather.
Comfortable and Bright
I purchased this shirt for jogging and biking to work. The fabric is light and the overall fit is comfortable. I did not realize that the color I purchased (pineapple) is a wee-bit transparent. Not a big deal since I am working out/commuting in it; but I did not expect that one could see the brand of my sports-bra through it. The color is bright wh... Read Moreich I like.
Light as a feather
This shirt is lightweight and dries super quick. I have a lot of capilene cool tops which have crew neck and are heavier by just enough that when I bought my first lightweight it seemed too body con and since I got purple was see through! Now I have the blue and grey and they are beautiful colors and not see through. They will be great in hot weath... Read Moreer for their lightness and scoop neck and can be a first layer that you forget is there.
Sun shirt pills with straps and packs
I got this very lightweight shirt for running in the summer ( sun protection). It is super light and breathable. Beware the light purple color is see-through. My biggest disappointment is the first time I wore it- it pilled! I was wearing my hydration pack on top and the chest straps caused pilling. Kinda disappointing for a shirt meant for running... Read More. I still wear the shirt, but not on any long runs requiring me to bring water.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 2, 2020
We're very sorry to hear about the pilling on the garment. I am afraid that due to the nature of the knit garment fibers, pilling can occur in the high abrasion areas. We recommend using a product like a Sweater Stone to lightly remove pilling, but there are many other products and techniques you can use. With that being said, you are also more than welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it to us as our products are backed by the Patagonia Ironclad Guarantee.
Perfect Active Tee for Warm Weather
I recently jumped on board the "Cap Cool Lightweight" train and invested in the Tee, Tank, and Long Sleeve Shirt. This Tee is the ultimate versatile piece. I use it for all active pursuits when I don't want my shoulders exposed to the sun. It's great for somewhat cooler or early morning hikes. Love how weightless it feels. Reall... Read Morey happy with this purchase. Bought in Pineapple b/c I love bright colors especially a good yellow shade.
Perfect Shirt for travel and hot weather
I have several of these shirts. I wash and wear them often and so far they hold up incredible well. I love this shirt for hiking, it is light which keeps me from overheating, but it has high enough neck line to protect me from too much sun. An added bonus of this shirt is it travels VERY well, it doesn't wrinkle in a suitcase and you can hand ... Read Morewash and it will dry easily over night.
Awesome running shirt!
This shirt is GREAT. I started with the running shirt with the venting on the back and have since gone back to get the short sleeve and long sleeve without the back venting. This fabric is fantastic for running, sweating at work, everyday, and is my favorite shirt by far. Super soft and has not started pilling at all, and they dry very quickly. LOV... Read MoreE them. I tend to wear a small in the Capilene dailyfor a smiller fit and I like the Medium of the lightweight and I don't feel it is a full size larger.
Ideal for Hot Weather!!
This is the only t-shirt I found currently on the market that is truly cool, lightweight and fast drying. Just what I was looking for, for hiking in hot climates. So much so that I bought three! Very comfortable fabric and good colours. I was between sizes, but thankfully no noticeable shrinkage in the smaller one, and the larger ones I bought just... Read More look like they have a more relaxed fit.
Way too transparent
Not sure whether is caused by the color I choose, this light orange T-shirt is way too transparent and I'm not comfortable to wear it outside the gym. I should return it however I already wear it one time.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 30, 2019
We're sorry to hear this item didn't work out for you! Please note that your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you would like to initiate a return or exchange, you may do so [HERE](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=returns).
Ltwt Cap shirt
Overall, the shirt works great -- cool for summer hikes and dries fast. While I like the idea of wool, it stays wet while I'm wearing it and it takes a bit to dry, so I'm going back again to the synthetic materials for base layers. The orange color isn't as bright as shown, which is nice. I tend to buy on sale, and am usually stuck w... Read Moreith the less popular colors. The downside is that it snags easily, it's a bit boxy, and could be a little longer so it doesn't ride up under my pack. I wish P would bring back the silkweight line -- I really liked the feel of those.
Great for running
I have a couple of these as tanks as well for when it’s 60+ degrees. I love them for running or even walking on a warm day. They do fit pretty loose though and a little long on me. For reference I’m 5’3.5 and my measurements are 31 bust and 24 waist. I got an XS. If they made an XXS I would probably prefer that.
Women’s Capilene Cool Lightweight
Extremely lightweight and breathable. Perfect for warm, sunny days hiking when you want a lightweight layer to protect from sun. Also perfect for a lightweight layer on cooler days or cooler mornings. Love these shirts. Great for not having to stop 30-60 minutes into a hike to remove a layer!
Comfortable and Functional Performance
Love the material -- I've worn this probably 60 out of the last 90 days for teaching at outdoor school, foraging plant medicine, yoga practice, trail running and weight training, with very few washes in between. I love the design, the material breathes well and holds up, and doesn't seem to hold odors.
Lightweight and Quick Drying
Summers are hot and most t-shirts are too hot for outdoor activities. I bought two of these to hike in and just returned from a four day adventure in Idaho. It was hot and this was my go to t-shirt every time. It's so lightweight and dries so quickly. Hiking a peak, love it! Kayaking, love it! Hanging around Sun Valley, love it! I agree with a... Read Morenother reviewer that I would not wear it rock climbing....it would definitely snag. I'm going to grab some more because I ended up wearing it way more than I thought I would.
LOVE this shirt!
I bought this shirt for a 3 day backpacking trip on The Long Trail as my one and only hiking shirt. It is super light, extremely comfortable, and it was the fastest drying item of clothing I had. After a drenching day of hiking it was the only article of clothing that was fully dry the next day. This was my first capilene article of clothing and I ... Read Morewould definitely buy more. Highly recommend.
Great fitting and practical
Despite being super lightweight and somewhat slim-fitting, this t-shirt hangs just right and is oh-so-comfortable. It is my new favorite for gym workouts and running. Will likely purchase few more in other colors. I am 5'9'' and 150 lb with a bit of post-pregnancy belly, and medium fits like a dream.
An active wardrobe staple
I ordered a cool Capilene crew because I just kept running out of my lightweight capilene crew shirts. The fabric seems about the same and it performs well for biking and running in warmer spring temperatures. I believe they l the new Capilene Cool version is a tad longer and has a split hem. Still a solid performer.
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