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Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Trail Shirt ReviewsWrite Your Review
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I have used this on trail runs, under a dry suit for 5 days in a row, hiking for 3 days of cold, hot, cold weather. It is simply the best light weight layer I have owned. The stink factor never really started, which surprised me. It dried really fast as well which I expected but still really appreciated. All in all, it simply is a great piece.
My favorite long sleeve casual shirt. Even tho it says trail shirt in the name I wear it casually and thats something I don't do with the regular Capilene cool daily shirts because they're a little revealing. I still love wearing that as an undershirt or exercise shirt but not by itself out in public. This shirt on the other hand I love w... Read Moreearing by itself in public.
Fit for the Tropics
I have worn capilene for decades primarily as a base layer during the colder months or for sun and insect protection during the warmer months, but I recently purchased two more for a trip to Costa Rica. The plan was to use these shirts on rainy buggy days so that I wouldn't be soaked after a storm during our hikes in the tropics. Fortunately t... Read Morehe weather was hot, sunny and humid so I decided to wear one of the shirts for sun protection with the hope I wouldn't cook in it. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the shirt not only met my expectations regarding sun and bugs, but far exceeded them with regards to its cooling properties. I swear it was like AC. When everyone else was commenting or complaining about the heat, I was cool and very comfortable and never felt overheated. I may never wear a t-shirt on a hot tropical hike again. A+ Patagonia!
Material is nice. It has a good weight to it, feeling durable and comfortable but still lightweight and wicking. It looks good casually and performs well. The sleeve are on the longer side but the torso is on the smaller side. This is the case for every capilene model in my experience. It's not terrible fit here on the long sleeve but I'... Read More;d appreciate balancing this out with some more coverage on the torso.
Overall, excellent shirt.
Shirt feels significant over the everyday shirt, but not too heavy. Feels and looks more like a cotton shirt too, which may be what some are looking for. My only complaints are the color not being a shade of Navy I like (tends to get washed out with any grey pants), and the hem in the back, but otherwise, a great overall shirt.
My only complaint is it runs really large. I have a 42" chest but a 32" waist. It's certainly wearable but I really "swim" in it. Guess I'll try to size down on my next one.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 16, 2022
Thank you for this review, Robert. If you decide the fit of this Large isn't going to work for you, please keep in mind you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Was planning on using this piece as both a technical baselayer and casual top, however the "Sisu Brown" fabric is quite sheer / transparent and shows off a bit too much to wear without a layer underneath. Will be returning. Otherwise fit is great and fabric feels nice against the skin.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 24, 2022
Thank you so much for writing this review Alex and we are very sorry to hear this purchase led to a return. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*kluj78*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY2NjYzODEyNS4xMjkuMS4xNjY2NjQwMjExLjAuMC4w) at any tike if you have any questions or concerns with your return and we will be more than happy to help.
A piece of everyday/everything wear.
I live in Patagonia tees. With the change in season it's time for a longer sleeve, for running, a beer with friends, a dog walk or a hike. Perfect for travel and SO resilient to changing its shape over time these tees are my go to every single day.
Color fades fast
I really love this shirt and own 4 of them. The thing I do not like is how quickly the color fades in the sun. All of my jerseys are completely faded in the back after only riding in them for 3 months. I have other jerseys not made by Patagonia that have not faded in the back despite riding in the sun so am curious to find out why this is happening... Read More?
Response from PatagoniaAugust 19, 2022
We're glad to hear you love them and we're sorry about the fabric issue. Please reach out to our [Patagonia-owned store](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/) in your area, as your purchases are covered by our Ironclad Guarantee. The staff will be able to help!
Sleeves very short
The sleeve length is quite short. When arms are extended, it rides up about 4 inches above my wrists. It does not fit at all like the Mens Capilene Midweight Longsleve Crew Shirt. The selves of this shirt are much shorter.
Response from PatagoniaMay 25, 2022
Hi Craig, we're so sorry to hear about the issue with the sleeve length on our Long-Sleeved Capilene Cool Trail Shirt. We'd be happy to help out with a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). We'll also reach out to you privately just in case you need further assistance.
I'm a woman btw, but I liked this color better than the women's options. It fits great, its really soft and comfortable, quite pleasant to wear. I got it for sun protection obviously and it does the trick for that. I like that the sleeves are just tight enough so they keep the arms covered. You couldn't roll them up even if you wante... Read Mored to, which I like.
I bought a similar product from Patagonia previously that was a light weight, stretchable base layer and I thought I was buying the same product again. Far from it. This latest product does not breathe, does not expand and feels like a T-shirt straight jacket. Extremely disappointing!
Response from PatagoniaMarch 23, 2022
Hi Donald, thank you for sharing this review. We're so sorry to hear these shirts weren't what you were expecting! The shirt you had previously purchased may have been the Capilene Lightweight Crew, which is not currently in our line. A closer match might be the Capilene Cool Daily Shirt or the Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt, as they are two of our most breathable baselayers. Our Customer Service Team would be happy to help you pick out something that will work better for you. In the meantime, you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) those shirts, as they don't seem like they will work for you.
The material used for the tags sewn into the left side seam (fabric materials, washing instructions, etc.) are now a scratchy paper or tyvek material, rather than the soft fabric used in previous versions. I tried to cut the tags off close to the seam but it still leaves scratchy corners. Hoping it will soften up after a few washes. Also, the body... Read More seems to run a little short. Bought a size S to get a snug fit as a base layer, and the hem won't stay tucked in.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 23, 2022
We're sorry to hear about that irritating tag! We recommend that you take the shirt to the nearest [Patagonia-owned retail store](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/) so they can remove it. Note that this Capilene Cool Trail shirt has a "regular" fit while our base layer shirts usually have a "slim" fit like our Capilene Cool Lightweight or Merino Shirts, better suited for layering.
Very comfortable shirt
Great shirt, very comfortable. Only issue I have noticed with it is over time, it will pill.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 24, 2022
Hi Jesse, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so sorry to hear about the pilling issue, to remove pilling that has already occurred, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new again. if you are not pleased with the performance of your Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) under our Ironclad Guarantee.
Material not as good as the last version
The cut of the shirt is fine but the last versions jersey style material was much more comfortable. If the company sticks with this material I would suggest adding more stretch to the material. I won't be buying any more of these unless the fabric changes. Also, please add thumb loops
Why no thumb loops?
Patagonia is one of the few companies I can think of that doesn't put thumb loops or holes in its long sleeve garments. Especially confusing considering my old stuff (2004-2010) had them? In addition please consider making a tall option for some tech garments. I am 6'2 and if I raise my arms above my head (common in climbing) the shirt li... Read Morefts quite a bit above my belt line. It's just an odd fit I guess, and 3XL should have the longest hem. The fabric feels like a merino blend and it is extremely good at wicking and maintaining warmth. I can tell even despite my gripes that this will become one of my most used tops. I wish I could give it more stars but removing the thumb loops is a real head scratcher for me.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 2, 2022
Thank you for sharing such detailed feedback, Randall! This is extremely useful to our product designers as we work on improving our products, and to other customers making decisions. We're glad to hear some aspects of this shirt are a go for you. We will pass along your feedback about the thumb loops and a longer length option!
Feels good to wear!
Bought the first shirts 2/3 years ago. Have since added to my collection. Very comfortable and work well in wide range of temperatures. One issue: the colors fade faster than expected.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 16, 2021
Thanks for the review, Neil! We're sorry to hear about the fading. Please check the label and be sure to wash according to our [Product Care guide](https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/#product-care). Reach out if you have any questions!
The best. As always
I bought this shirt as a gig shirt. I am a 50+ year old ,fat man. Who has used your products since the 90s for out door use. I purchased this because under stage lights, in an auditorium, playing music. It gets hot! Comfort is key. Always well made. Flat seams. Perfect!
Not Cool Capilene
I have worn Cool Capilene as my daily wear base layer for several years. I love these shirts because they feel great in all weather. This shirt is more of a 'light base layer' it is nice but it is too warm for summer and fall weather. One thing I also liked about the Cool Capilene I am used to is that there was never a hint of itch. These... Read More shirts although not uncomfortable have just a noticeable amount of base layer itch. If you have worn base layers then you know what I'm talking about. I would purchase again as a base layer but I would not buy this to replace my daily wear.
Ok shirt but needs an overhaul
Decent shirt that has some serious defects. Pilling starts even before the first wash from wear, I own 4 of these shirts and every one of them has done so. Also, does not wick moisture in the slightest, in fact it absorbs everything. Truly, you want the complete opposite of this in a trail running shirt. Patagonia usually gets product details corre... Read Morect but this one needs serious work, disappointed.
Good, not great
The cool lightweight capilene is way better and comfortable than this one. Does the job, just too hot and not breathable
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 1, 2021
Hi Naor, we're so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt. We want to you to feel good in you gear and if you're not, please feel free to begin a return or exchange here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
I finally figured out my sizing for Patagonia tops. I am normally a small, or even medium, but Patagonia regular fit tops are VERY baggy. So with this shirt being regular fit, I tried an XS and it fits perfectly. Great shirt. I've been wearing it in very hot and humid weather and it is indeed nice and cooling. It doesn't even feel like I&... Read More#x27;m wearing a long sleeve shirt.
Feel good, except the tag
I got it as a gift. I really like the smoothness of the fabric. It is the best undershirt to wear for cool to warm day. Unfortunately the tag is at wrong location which is at about 3 inches above from the bottom of the shirt. The tag is made of hard fabric which makes scratches/itchy. I wish I could remove it without damaging the stitches. My curre... Read Morent solution is wearing it inside out!
Great top for running or casual!
Bought for running and I like it so much, I started wearing them for everyday. Great fit and really relaxed. I bought a large as I like a slightly loose fitting, but imagine these are true to size and medium would have fit me just fine too if you prefer a normal fit.
I purchased 3 of these Tees for spring outdoor wear. Im very happy about the way they feel on the trail. They wick very well and my long sleeve actually is warm in the cool of the morning.Ive been looking for exacly this kind of product for my outdoor adventures. Color me Happy
I have 5 other Capilene cool trail shirts. 3 new ones bought this spring are labeled as "cool trail". The fabric is not the expected soft, jersey-like material of my other shirts but rather a slicker weave, like a slightly heavier Capilene silk weight. Not even close.
Response from PatagoniaApril 27, 2021
Thanks for the feedback on our new fabric. This season we upgraded to a 4.4-oz 100% recycled polyester spun jersey with HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control. The fabric is certified as bluesign® approved. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Great for running
At the moment my country is covered in snow and it's colder than previous winters. I was lucky to have bought this shirt. I love waking up in it, use it to keep me warm during working from home and running through the forrest (with an extra layer). The material is a bit see-through and loose fitting, I didn't expect it to be that comforta... Read Moreble and warm.
Really great T-shirt
I have several Capilene Cool Trail T-shirts in long sleeve and short sleeve version. They are really great. I use them all year around for all kind of outdoor activities. As well as for the casual wear. I am a big fan of Patagonia equipment and I have to say that so far I was not disappointed with anything I bought from this company.
More comfy than cool
I really like the capilene cool trail fabric, but I would not describe it as just something for hotter temperatures. It does do a great job of not retaining moisture, so it is good in high humidity. However, I would not describe it in the same function as the capilene cool daily material which feels cooler on a hot day. This feels like a soft cotto... Read Moren t-shirt with the same amount of sweat, the difference being it doesnt stay absorbed in the shirt. This material feels like the softest jersey cotton even though it is not cotton at all. The comfort and lack of moisture retention are great, but I do not think cool should be in the item name.
Good for cool days, too.
I wear an orange version when riding my road bike in summer along coastal roads. I want the cars to see me. The fit is neither baggy nor skin tight. Im 6 tall, 165 lb. The sleeves protect me from sun and dry very quickly I dont get warm and I dont get cold. Feels like fine cotton. My Black version feels and looks upscale - equally good under a coll... Read Moreared shirt. These will be on me or with me once we can resume our adventures post-COVID era.
Great all purpose long sleeve active shirt
I bought this by accident, thinking it was the lighter weight capilene cool fabric, and almost returned it. I ended up keeping it and I'm glad I did. It is a bit warmer, still very breathable and the fabric is tougher so it should be more durable as well. I wore it for 6 days straight on a november backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon, temps w... Read Moreere 30's at night and highs in the 60's and it was perfect. No chafing, barely any odor even after 6 days, and just right by itself or with an R1 pullover depending on the temperature. I also use it for cool to cold weather running, by itself or with an R1 or Houdini or Nano-Air depending on how cold it is. Very versatile, seems really durable, and the gussetted underarms eliminate the seams that tend to cause chafing on my older cap-1 long sleeves and other baselayer shirts.
Great temp control
I own two of these, so why 3 out of 5? As far as temperature control, moisture control, and the feel this is a 5/5. Issues are, there are two materials (my first one seems thicker), the green one is see thru under certain light and it's starting to pile. My thicker one (light gray) is piling so bad that I would not wear it by it self. But as... Read More a base layer, they're great.
Soft and stretchy
Bought my first one a year ago and have now added a second one. I love how soft and stretchy the material is and how they can be worn for casual without looking techy one day and wear it for a quick 5 miler the next. Caveat- I wish the sleeves were a bit longer for layering under another shirt. Love the simplicity of it.
This shirt changed my life
I cant wear anything else. This shirt is now my go to no matter what I'm doing. The cool trail shirt is a bit tougher than the ligther weight fabrics and resists pulls and pills. All of the trail shirts, regardless of material weight, run true to size -prior to being washed. I try to keep it out of the dryer at all costs, but over time the M... Read Moreedium size became too small for me so I order Large now and they end up fitting perfectly!
Always been weary of synthetic tees. Never liked how they felt so Ive always just stuck with natural fiber tees for active wear. Been trying to enjoy the outdoors more but my standard cotton gym shirt is not cutting it out on the trail (especially being summer in southeastern US). Looked all over for recommendations and many of them pointed me here... Read More. I decided to take a chance on this shirt. As soon as I got the shirt, I tried it on. Was very impressed with it. The fit is spot on but was really surprised by how much it felt like a natural fiber shirt. It almost feels like a bamboo shirt. Added bonus is that wife liked it too. Been wearing it for my workouts and it continues to impress. This is will now be my go to shirt for activewear (workout, trail, beach, bike). You could also wear this casually as it has a great minimal look void off huge logos/techy detailing. The fit is actual true to size but maybe considered to fit small compared to other manufacturers sizing. If you are leaner go with actual size, if you are carrying a few extra pounds then size up. Long story short, Im ridiculously picky and this is my Goldilocks shirt. Looking forward to getting a ton of use out of it.
Comfy, but Pilling! :(
Bought a couple of these for my husband this past winter (he has worn/been a huge fan of your silkweight capilene shirts for 20 years). He said these new shirts were just as comfy/true to size as the silkweight kind; but unfortunately, even after just one wash (I followed wash instructions & let it air-dry), there was lots of pilling, esp aroun... Read Mored the collar area. He wears these during the colder months to work, under a golf shirt... so unfort, since there is pilling at the collar, it is visible under his golf shirt collar, which just makes for not a very "neat" appearance. The silkweights have never pilled, as a comparison. We both remain HUGE Patagonia fans tho! :)
Response from PatagoniaMay 20, 2020
We really appreciate you taking the time to express your feedback on the pilling. We are glad to hear you remain big fans and we understand, pilling can be a nuisance. Unfortunately, pilling with knit garments is inevitable but there are many products that can help to remove them. With that being said, you are more than welcome to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything back to us for a warranty evaluation.
Good fit but the arm length is a tad short. Wore this twice and it felt good but the Pilling around the neck occurred after the first workout.
Response from PatagoniaApril 30, 2020
Hi there, thanks for the feedback and we are sorry to hear about the pilling. Unfortunately, pilling can be normal with any knit garment, but luckily there are a lot of products out there that help to remove pilling from clothes. Nonetheless, we guarantee everything we make and if you're unsatisfied, you are welcome to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) anything back to us.
So soft and light
Love this shirt. I got a short sleeved and a long sleeved version. The long sleeve is decently warm, and they're both thin and super soft. I've been wearing them climbing in the gym and they work out great. I'm 6'1" and got size Large, but a Medium might have worked as well. The sleeves are a bit long for climbing, so the s... Read Moreize M may have worked out better but I'm still very happy with these shirts.
Fits fine. Feels okay. But nothing special. Not worth the cost. I'm a large but with very broad shoulders and it fit fine.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 9, 2020
We are sorry that you are not completely happy with this. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed and if you'd like to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=repair) that back to us for either a refund or exchange it out, we are happy to help.
Stylish & Softer than Cashmere
I travel A LOT teaching yoga all over the world and this shirt [I’ve got 3 now] is incredibly comfortable and versatile. It’s my carry-on go-to shirt. They’re great for the plane, on a hike, for yoga or a casual night out. The fabric has a hint of metallic shimmer that gives it an extra sense of depth and modern style.
Soft to the touch. Moves in a variety of uses from running to mountain bike and as a light baselayer under vets during skiing. Very versatile in warmer days when skin coverage is needed to moderately cooler temps during aerobic adventures. Perfect fit, cut, sleeve and torso length. I am 5'9 and 145 lbs and Small fits me perfect.
Nice Fabric, Poor Fit
Nice fabric but didn't fit me well. Length was good but the fit around the midsection was too loose. This would be an awesome shirt in a more athletic/slim fit.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 2, 2019
Hi Kenyon, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Feedback like this is crucial in improving products for future seasons so we appreciate it. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return).
Autumn temps have cooled down enough to really enjoy the Capilene Cool Trail. At about 12c found it had just the right amount of heat retention on a trail run, while breathing and not overheating. Best part was post run staying comfortable and not feeling chilled. Had a good amount of sweat worked up and pretty odour less, true to its claim, no itc... Read Moreh either. The material is soft and just feels nice, it’s not clammy or sticky. I’m male about 5,7” and 150lbs, the small is a great fit, a bit loose, perfect length in arms and torso. Strongly recommend it for cooler evenings, autumn temps 0-15c. I think it will be a great piece on its own (a single base layer) for alpine/ cross country skiing under a top layer depending on temps and humidity. When the temps are around 0c and there’s a wet snow falling, I think it’s going to be awesome!
I've been having trouble wearing any other shirt. This thing is as soft as it gets and seems to hold up pretty well. I've worn it hiking and fishing a few times, super breathable and light, but not cheap feeling. I've only washed it once, and haven't noticed any real shrinkage or piling yet.
Love, Love, Love
I am a 5’11” 183lb male with a 32 inch waist, size 42 jacket. I live in Florida, wanted a long sleeve light weight shirt. I bought a similar lightweight shirt years ago and I liked it. When I saw these shirts I bought one - loved it. Immediately bought two more. I have four now . I wear them boating frequently and they are holding up well. Nice fit... Read More - love this shirt.
I'm 5'10 and weigh 160. I think I have a really average body shape. Fit Most mediums. I ordered a medium in this shirt. The sleeves were short, the torso was long, the shoulders are narrow and it just feels weird. I tried it on and packed it back up and will be returning. PLEASE patagonia designers, It was a few years ago your fit got na... Read Morerrow and tall for some reason and now I don't fit into your jackets or shirts like this. Can we go back to the classic fit?
Response from PatagoniaAugust 15, 2019
We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with this fit and design. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) team if you have any questions regarding your return!
Don’t get me wrong, the shirt is really comfortable...but it started pilling almost immediately in the back, and I have only taken it out once with a backpack. Now it dosnt look great anymore.
Response from PatagoniaJune 11, 2019
We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with your purchase. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us under warranty and let us know if you have any questions.
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