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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt

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Patagonia Men's Long-Sleeved Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt

May 26, 2022

Checks all the boxes

The fit and weight of this shirt are ideal. It sits perfectly and is the perfect amount of soft.

May 20, 2022

Great shirt

I use this as a base layer in Florida winters. It goes from 40 degrees to high 70s in a day without issue. Good for hotter weather as well! Wonderfully soft material and good sizing

May 19, 2022

Buy this shirt

Lightweight, comfortable, and breaths like Egyptian cotton... What's not to love?

May 17, 2022

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 Patagonia
May 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.

May 12, 2022


This shirt is a must for working out, hiking, or fishing!

April 30, 2022

Excellent Fit

This shirt is well made and the fit is perfect. I'm very impressed with this shirt.

April 4, 2022

Slick shirt!

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.

April 3, 2022

Exceptionally long-lasting fabric

Capilene is a remarkable fabric. I have Patagonia Capilene that is more than 40 years old with qualities like the first day I wore them XC Skiing.

April 3, 2022

Exceptionally long-lasting fabric

Capilene is a remarkable fabric. I have Patagonia Capilene that is more than 40 years old with qualities like the first day I wore them XC Skiing.

April 1, 2022

Excellent Product

Great fit and wonderful material. Glad I purchases the XXL . Good outer or under a shirt layer.

March 15, 2022

Super Disappoitment!

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 Patagonia
March 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.

March 15, 2022

Itchy tags

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 Patagonia
March 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.

February 18, 2022

Very comfortable shirt

Great shirt, very comfortable. Only issue I have noticed with it is over time, it will pill.

Response from Patagonia
February 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.

February 16, 2022

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

January 31, 2022

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 Patagonia
February 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!

December 20, 2021

Very thin

I expected it to be a little heavier too lightweight

December 17, 2021

Shrinks after washing

Size up! Great shirt

December 15, 2021

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 Patagonia
December 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!

December 4, 2021

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!

November 22, 2021

Super warm and dry

As expected, this shirt is perfect. Super warm and dries quickly. Three days in a row of constant use and it is still fine.

October 27, 2021

Daily shirt magic

This shirt is the perfect shirt for a crisp fall morning in the mountains. It feels really comfortable in a wide range of temperatures 35-65. It's modern form fitting, which I really like the appearance of.

October 27, 2021

Super comfortable, super versatile

Works great as a first or second layer in a variety of settings. Has the comfort of Capilene but the olfactory experience of wool.

October 22, 2021

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.

September 30, 2021

Comfortable for all day riding

Great top for all day mountain biking. Fit is perfect, not too loose or too tight. Breathes well.

September 29, 2021

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.

September 16, 2021

Cool weather hiker

Perfect too for cool weather hiking.

September 14, 2021

Great fit

Well made and still looks new after enduring numerous soaking and drying events on a multi-day raft trip in triple digit temperatures. Patagonia quality comes through again!

September 13, 2021


Size up, since its a slim fit and tends to shrink after washing. Overall, very quality and comfortable shirt. Well made, and you can see that in details

September 10, 2021


When I got it, I only gave it a 4 stars review, since after first wash, the material was stiff. But! After 3 washes, material is finally breaking in and getting very soft. Size up, if you are more than a skinny person and youll be happy

September 6, 2021

Great shirt

Perfect base layer for hiking.

September 3, 2021


I was out on a hot sunny day distributing food. This kept me relatively cool and protected me from noon time rays.

August 31, 2021

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 Patagonia
September 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.

August 26, 2021

Great shirt

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.

August 26, 2021

Great everyday shirt for the active person

I've been wearing this shirt daily in warm weather and appreciate the lightness and the shirt's good quality.

August 20, 2021

Great hiking shirt

I have taken this shirt on multiple trips and it does an excellent job with breathability and it dries fast. It works great as a base layer but I would not recommend using this shirt in any temperature over 70 degrees.

August 14, 2021

Great product

Keeps warm and cool. Great product. Super soft. Collects no water. Light weight love it

August 1, 2021

Cool coverage

Light and cool. Wore it as a base layer in the morning, hiked for a while and by the end of the day, I had the sleeves pushed up and it was perfect. Bought 2 and will get more if needed.

July 17, 2021

Love it!

I love it!! Washed it first and now it's my second skin.

June 17, 2021

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!

June 13, 2021

Not a great breathable fabric

The fit and color is great but the fabric is not very breathable, making it too warm to wear in the hot-summer heat.

May 3, 2021

Just right

Comfortable and attractive. Dries quickly and ready to wear

April 29, 2021

Feels Great

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

April 26, 2021

Cool/warm when it needs to be.

Great product. Repeat purchaser of this shirt, tends to fade a little, but so do I.

April 25, 2021

Fabric Change

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 Patagonia
April 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.

March 22, 2021

Bulletproof shirt

Fits nice and snug, and, this thing is bullet proof tough

January 9, 2021

great running shirt!

I find this one provides a perfect layer for a run on a cool day. If it's cold (around freezing), I add a jacket or a loose running t-shirt on top. I love the feel on the skin, very comfortable and you won't sweat too much.

December 15, 2020

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.

December 2, 2020

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.

November 30, 2020

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.

November 29, 2020

Really versatile

I can wear this shirt biking, snowboarding or fishing. The material dries quickly and is comfy. I usually wear Large shirts but this Medium runs good on size ( I like larger shirts).

October 30, 2020

Nice shirt

Nice product, fits well. 1st gen material for this shirt had some piling issues. Fabric is comfortable, breathes reasonably well. The lighter colors are a touch see thru, not terribly so.

September 2, 2020

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!

September 2, 2020

Perfect Weight

Great material weight. Mango color is bright and highly visible. Hope it wears well over time and resists staining.

June 16, 2020


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.

May 8, 2020

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 Patagonia
May 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.

April 24, 2020


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 Patagonia
April 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.

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