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Men's Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt Reviews

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Ms Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt

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September 3, 2023

Fantastic shirt!

I love this shirt! I got three of them and they’re great for outdoor activities. I like that the ‘split’ at the bottom of the sides is filled in with material too.

September 3, 2023

Great Travel Tee

Very lightweight. Great travel shirt. Can wear multiple days, wash in the sink, and dry overnight. Perfect when traveling with just a carryon.

August 18, 2023

Great Trail Shirt

Really does actively cool better than typical cotton t-shirt. Also dries quite quickly, when soaked with sweat. Great trail shirt overall!

August 14, 2023

Great MTB jersey

I have three of these, bought them as MTB jerseys but they are also great for running and hiking. I am a skinny 6', I can fit a Medium but prefer the slightly baggy fit of the large. These stay soft after many washes, overall a great shirt.

August 13, 2023

Comfort tee

Nice comfy tee shirt,

August 12, 2023

Superbly comfortable

The Cool Trail Shirt is wonderful for trail workouts in the summer here in North Carolina. It allows good moisture transfer and is very comfortable fabric that is easy to care for.

August 9, 2023

Good fit - too many flaws

I bought 3 of these about 6 months ago so I feel I have a good understanding of how these perform. Pro’s: The fit is excellent. They don’t shrink and the fabric dries quickly. Cons: - They are pretty see through. If you have tattoos or birthmarks on your torso. You will see them through the fabric. - They don’t breathe very well. I notice a s... Read Moreubstantial difference wearing these as opposed to cotton shirts. - They stink up very quickly. I wash them according to care instructions and also add some vinegar from time to time as noted on Patagonia’s website. It does help for a wear or two but eventually they smell after each wear. I don’t have this problem with cotton. Overall I wouldn’t buy these again and would not recommend them for casual use.

Response from Patagonia
August 9, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear about the issues you encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your shirt at any time as we want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with all of their Patagonia purchases.

August 8, 2023

Needs improvement

These shirts have a great look and feel, but they're not warm enough. I bought these shirts as an alternative to merino wool after switching to vegan products. They're nice in mild temperatures, but I recently did the Everest Base Camp Trek with these shirts and they weren't warm enough. You can layer, but each layer needs to have go... Read Moreod thermal properties or the overall layering will fall short. It would be great if Patagonia could design a vegan alternative to merino wool, even it if leans to the warmer side. The Daily Graphic shirts are thinner and can easily be used for warmer hiking conditions. It's cold hiking conditions where there is currently a gap with vegan products.

Response from Patagonia
August 9, 2023

Hi Allen, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry this shirt wasn't right for your trip! You're correct, the Cap Cool Trail Shirt is designed for high-output activities in cool to hot conditions, and not suited for Everest (congratulations, BTW!). For a hike under those conditions you might prefer the Capilene Thermal Weight fabric, which is our warmest vegan baselayer. If you want additional breathability the Capilene Midweight shirts would be a good option, though slightly less warm. Our Customer Service Team will be happy to help with a consultation either by phone or via live chat. In the meantime, if you like you are welcome to [return]( this one.

August 7, 2023

Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

This is a fabulous t-shirt. It fits well and is very attractive. The fabric dries very quickly. Would buy several if more colors and inventory were available.

July 26, 2023


The material of this shirt is a bit thick and feels soft but plastic-y. It doesn't breath/wick particularly well. I keep searching for the right Patagonia t-shirt, but the search continues.

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry that the material has been disappointing in performance. We'll reach out to you by email to provide further assistance and discuss other options for you. Thanks for taking the time to send us a review, Stuart!

July 2, 2023

Good trail shirt

Good shirt. Does what a shirt should do.

May 10, 2023

Excellent all-purpose exercise shirt

I use this shirt mainly for exercise, and it's the perfect weight and fit for the job! I also own a few of the capilene wool blends, which for me personally felt a bit too thin. Those are great for the blistering heat, but tear a bit too easily and leave little to the imagination. This trail shirt feels like a much better balancing point bet... Read Moreween lightness and durability/opacity. The only thing I'll say -- if you're a heavy sweater, everybody with eyes will know! I guess it means the moisture-wicking is working as designed, so no complaints here.

May 9, 2023

Extended sizes for the win!

I was so excited to see this shirt in my size. It fits great and has an a relaxed but fitted collar. So often larger sizes have massive collars making them unwearable in my opinion. The construction is top-notch, and material has been great for hikes and runs.

May 7, 2023

Great shirts

I love these shirts. This and the cool daily shirt are the only ones that I ever wear.

March 30, 2023


For the last 10 years I have been wearing merino wool t-shirts, I am slowly phasing out the wools for cool trail shirts. The durability of the cool trail is superior to merino.

March 19, 2023

Awesome shirts, run small

These are my favorite shirts to do any sort of physical activity in. I much prefer these over the capilene cool daily shirts, as they feel a bit more like a regular cotton t shirt and look nicer. They are also more durable. If you have muscles you'll need to size up in these.

March 3, 2023

Breathes well

Love everything about this shirt. Breathes really well. Dries quickly.

February 9, 2023

It's a T-shirt

I buy T-shirts from Patagonia because it's a sustainable company and a moral company. I like the shirt and the color. What else can you say about a t-shirt?

February 9, 2023

Nice fit, nice feel, well-made

Like it. Great for running, doubles as casual shirt while traveling.

October 13, 2022

Nice casual shirt

This is the heaviest capilene shirt I've found from the past few years. A little thin, and a little clingy, but it fits well and it's comfortable. I really want Patagonia to bring back the 2012 Polarized Tee. It is almost perfection.

September 21, 2022

The shirts have a really

The shirts have a really nice fit with flat seams so there is no rubbing. They are made out of a light weight polyester. They easily hand wash and air dry. I usually just throw them in the washer at home and hang them to dry. I really like they way they wick away perspiration without getting a wet feeling. They make a great base layer under fleece ... Read Morejackets. I recently bought two more because of the way they perform.

September 15, 2022

Da shirt

Solid comfortable all purpose shirt.

September 15, 2022

Different Material than other Cap Cool Shirts

I was pleasantly surprised that this is a slightly different material than the other cap cool shirts. It is woven in a way that feels a little thicker but is still extremely breathable for hot days. I use this shirt and the original cap cool for working outdoors and I would recommend this trail version a part of your go-to warm weather work wear. W... Read Morehen you are out in the brush it feels significantly more durable than the original cap cool. But, you should stick to the original cap cool if you are looking for a river/sun/beach oriented shirt because they feel slightly lighter and are slightly more comfortable while wet.

September 10, 2022


Well made shirt. The fabric was heavier than I expected which will make it more durable backpacking, but also warmer. It's a bit heavier than the Cool Daily Shirt. and I expected the reverse. (Could have read the specs more closely!) I expect it will last a long, long time.

September 4, 2022

Fits me perfectly

Fits me perfectly

August 25, 2022

Light weight

Comfy light weight shirt. Good for work and surfing. I used it as a rash guard and it dries out really quick.

August 22, 2022

New fabric clings like a plastic bag

While I'm glad Patagonia uses recycled material, the material used for the latest version of the Cool Trail T clings like the wet plastic bag that it is. Ever have a cheap thin plastic shower curtain cling to your body while showering? It's kind of like that. The size is true, the cut is good, and the guarantee can't be beat. But com... Read Morepared to my 2019 version of the Cool Trail T, this latest model just clings when wet/sweaty. In fact, it even clings to itself when dry and folded! Sadly, this one has to go back and I'll hope that Patagonia switches to a softer, less-clingy fabric in the next iteration.

Response from Patagonia
August 25, 2022

Hi Michael, thank you for submitting this review. Feedback is very helpful to other customers in making decisions. In addition, our Design Team sees our customer feedback, so the thoughts you're sharing will go to the right place. We're sorry this new fabric wasn't a hit for you, but glad to see you're returning the shirt. Please let us know if we can be of any further help!

August 22, 2022

It's not like I remember Capilene

I visited Patagonia website recently to order some additional Capilene tee shirts for upcoming travel. I already had a blue Capilene that is now over 10 years old. Remembering how well it worked in hot and cold conditions, keeping me comfortable and dry while also keeping its shape and size through many washings, I decided to order two new Capilene... Read More in M. When the two shirts arrived, I was disappointed with the cotton-like feel, the thinness of the material, and the too-tight fit. The shirts were nothing like my good old Capilene. I worked with Customer service to set up an exchange for the Large size. I received the Large shirts in reasonable time, but my opinion did not change. Patagonia has moved to a different material with its new line of Capilene- and it is nowhere near the quality or appearance of my old favorite. I won't buy any more of these.

August 14, 2022


Lightweight shirt for casual outdoor walks

August 12, 2022

Favorite t-shirt for running

Love this shirt's feel, even running with a vest for longer distances and racing ultras. It's comfortable, not super-fast drying but just right for fall and spring temperate conditions.

August 12, 2022

Best all purpose

Surely the best for sleeping, wake up run or hit the trail. Easy to wash and dry on the go and re-wear.

August 11, 2022

Great All-Season MTB Shirt

A great all-season shirt. Has good weight to it for fall and early spring riding, but I've been using it in the North Carolina summers and it's thrived there too. The fit is athletic without being too slim, allowing a lot of airflow when riding which I love. Sweat wicking and breathability are on point. The shirt is much more of a grey co... Read Morelor with a hint of green - it's not as overtly green as it appears online.

August 9, 2022

Capilene cool trail shirt

This shirt is perfect in hot weather.

July 31, 2022

Not for people who sweat

Feels great when you put it on, but terrible moisture management. Retains sweat, gets super wet and clingy, and sweat then drains down onto your shorts. Capileine cool daily works better, as do (cheaper) shirts from other companies.

Response from Patagonia
August 4, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving this review! We are also very sorry to hear that this item did not fully perform the way it should have. Please know you are always welcome to [return]( an item at any time if it does not function the way it should.

July 27, 2022

Fabulous Attire

These shirts are ideal for a variety of activities.

July 17, 2022

Good fit and lightweight

Happy with the shirt color and fit. Would buy again. Though they do feel a bit different (maybe not quite as cool-feeling) than the long sleeved hooded capilene shirt I've had for years.

July 16, 2022

Best damn T ever...

This shirt is absolutely the best type of synthetic T I ever found. Most of the efforts by others to accomplish this seemingly simple task usually either choose the wrong fabric (too hot, doesn't breathe, sticks to skin, etc) or completely screw up the cut or all of the above. I don't know why that is, but I do know I will be after more o... Read Moref these as I currently only have one. Good job.

July 7, 2022

Best Tech Tee Ever

The best tech tee ever. Fits great, feels soft and breathable, doesn't smell and looks pretty much like a regular cotton t shirt. Literally checks all of the boxes

July 6, 2022

Unnecessarily changed the design

As said in another review, I've been wearing Patagonia Capilene shirts for at least 15 years. Ever since they changed the naming scheme of these shirts (e.g. Capilene 1, Capilene 2, etc) it's been difficult to parse exactly what each shirt is. This particular Capilene Cool Trail Shirt has been unnecessarily changed from the original des... Read Moreign. The seams are still in the same place but the fabric of the shirt is no longer reminiscent of the Capilene fabric that I'm used to. It's more of a soft heathered cotton feel rather than a sweat-wicking synthetic feel. Also, I've been purchasing XXL sizes from Patagonia for as long as I've been a customer ... the XXL version of this shirt is way shorter than anything else I've ever purchased ... even shorter than regular XL. Maybe someday Patagonia will get back to what they used to do. Maybe supply chain issues are affecting what they can vs. can't manufacture. No hard feelings against the company here but I typically support companies that I can expect consistency from. I'll be looking at other clothing companies for a sweat-wicking synthetic trail shirt because it seems like Patagonia has just gone in a different direction with this one.

June 26, 2022

Great shirt

The Cool Trail T-shirt has become my favorite shirt to wear. Fits perfectly and is superbly comfortable, especially here in Florida where the heat and humidity are so blooming high.

June 25, 2022

Performance wear that feels like cotton

Patagonia Capilene has become my favorite shirt for hiking. The shirt dries and wicks likes a synthetic, but feels like cotton. They are so soft and comfortable that they feel just like cotton, but they wick moisture well and dry quickly. This is also my favorite shirt for travel because you can wash them in a hotel sink, hang them up to dry, and t... Read Morehey will dry overnight. The shirt has managed to keep me cool in both dry and humid climates. Overall just a great performing comfortable shirt. So far I have only purchased the short sleeve version (x4), but I am tempted to buy a long sleeve version as well.

May 25, 2022


Love this very comfortable shirt. I would have given 5 stars except for the uncomfortable care labels that were difficult to remove with a seam ripper. I wish they would change to polyester labels.

May 25, 2022

Great shirts

I wear these shirts in the swamps of Florida - SUPER humid and hot. They are very comfortable, very lightweight, and stay as dry as possible in those conditions. When it's 95% humidity nothing wicks well, but this is still much better than cotton. At least towards the end of the day, it will start drying off whereas cotton stays wet, heavy, an... Read Mored nasty the entire time. The only wish I have would be for Patagonia to make these in lighter colors to reflect the sun and heat. Darker colors in Florida's heat just makes you hotter and more miserable.

May 20, 2022

Great shirt

Great shirt, I prefer the Cool Daily line as they are softer and thinner. But this is still a great option

May 20, 2022

All I Need

Super lite. Sleek feel

May 19, 2022

Completely See-Through

Do not buy this shirt. Its completely see-through. Thats not an exaggeration. I would attach a photo to prove it if that was an option. I love Patagonia products, so this one was surprising and disappointing. Again, entirely see-through. It's basically a mesh shirt.

Response from Patagonia
May 20, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear this! We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

May 16, 2022

Perfect shirt for night runs

Slightly heavier than the cool daily shirts, the trail shirt is perfect for running when its not too hot, and great as a base layer

May 6, 2022

Merino alternative

I wore two of these on a two- month road trip, each for a week between washes. Two months of backpacking and sleeping outside with sponge baths and occasional shower. And no stink. No holes. They're very comfortable, soft but durable, and they are as resistant to odor as my merino clothing.

May 6, 2022

Great shirt!

Amazing quality, fit and feel - I wear this shirt for everything. Definitely can't beat the quality!

April 27, 2022


Super comfy, durable and unlike most synthetics these don't get funky smelling. As my many merino products wear out and get moth-eaten, they're being replaced by these.

April 17, 2022

Great shirt!

The fit is perfect, and very comfortable. The shirt breathes well and wicks away perspiration. I highly recommend the cool trail shirt!

April 12, 2022

Best Tech Tee Ever

I love this fabric because it is not hot or cold, dries quickly and looks casual too. Looks like a regular T shirt but works great for outdoor activites. The anti odor properties work pretty well, but not as great as regular cotton tee

April 9, 2022


Love this shirt! The cool technology is top notch...highly recommended.

March 1, 2022

Wow, what a shirt!

This is possibly the world's most comfortable t-shirt.

March 1, 2022

Use for everything

There shirts are great. I wear them to work and for any activity. They dry fast went wet work well with other layers. I use them daily.

February 23, 2022


I have owned many of these overtime. I prefer certain colors -- such as this Navy Blue. It is fabulous for yard work, welding, exercise, running, fly fishing, as an under layer on cold days and for hanging out.

February 13, 2022

Light and easy

Light. Feels good on skin. Folds easily and tightly. Dries quickly. Highly recommend

January 15, 2022

Simple, functional.

I wore this shirt for about three months straight while on a NOLS trip. Worn it on probably 50 other days in the backcountry too. It keeps me cool, keeps me comfortable, doesn't chafe, doesn't get too stinky. Wear it at home plenty too. Would recommend.

December 28, 2021


Super thin and see through, maybe great for hottest day activity but too thin for normal everyday wear which was my intended use.

December 23, 2021

Good fit and comfortable

Overall I like the fit of this shirt and I really appreciate the focus on reducing the environmental impact of making the shirt. The only thing that was different than what I expected is that the shirt is a little less stretchy than I was expecting. Not uncomfortably so. If that is a function of the more sustainable materials used to make it, than ... Read Moreit is certainly worth it. If there was a way to make it a bit stretchier without increasing the environmental impact, I would suggest that.

December 16, 2021

Great Shirt

My 2nd cool trail shirt and not disappointed. The size medium runs a little long for me at 5'6" but fit in the shoulders is great. And I love the blue color, wish more jackets/shirts came in it. Great for casual wear downtown or out hiking.

December 1, 2021

Identical Colors May Vary

I just received this shirt in Industrial Green and Im disappointed to see that the color is noticeably lighter than my other ones. I own two other industrial green cool trail shirts and both are a darker, forest green. This new version is more of a grayish green/lighter green. Ive been buying these shirts as my main go to for a few years now and it... Read Mores disappointing to see inconsistencies in the sizing and coloration. Overall, these are great shirts, but keep in mind the colors change and the description of the colors on the website does not change with them.

November 23, 2021

Heavier than the other capilene shirts

This one fits tighter and the material is heavier than the capilene daily shirt. I prefer this heavier material for hiking with a backpack but its not as cool and breathable as the capilene daily shirt

November 19, 2021

Small neck

My husband has a large head and wide neck. This shirts neck opening was far too small and constricting. He loves Patagonia but these did not work. Had to return.

Response from Patagonia
November 24, 2021

Hello Jacqueline, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry the shirt did not work out. We do have garment measurements on this end and will be happy to provide neck measurements for reference in the future.

October 12, 2021

Runs short

I got two of these shirts as I was tired of sweating through old band t-shirts in hot yoga classes. I went with a size small because product description said regular fit as opposed to slim fit. I didnt want a baggy moisture wicking shirt and I wish I wouldve gone up a size. Its really short! Im not that tall and I believe I have a proportional leng... Read Moreth torso.

October 10, 2021

Trail shirt

I have 4 of these shirts, and they are by far my go-to for hiking/ climbing or working out. I purchased size M for when I am training MMA to have a tighter fit, so it does not get caught in my opponents' arms. Overall I am delighted with this shirt. Rhesse

October 10, 2021

Fit Feels A Bit Small

I had an XXL size but lost weight and it became too large so I ordered an XL. It seems like the fit has changed and now the XL feels a bit tight in the shoulders and not really long enough when I lift my arms above my head. Overall the fit just is not perfect. Maybe it will stretch out a bit in the shoulder area after repeated wears. Also had exten... Read Moresive pilling on the back after just one wear. I can only imagine that will get a lot worse. I looked at my XXL from 5 years ago and it still doesn't have a single pill on the fabric at all. I think overall the quality continues to go down on Patagonia stuff.

Response from Patagonia
October 15, 2021

Hi Lowell, we're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Men's Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt. Pilling can be more noticeable on this item. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. 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. Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a warranty returns evaluation under our Ironclad Guarantee,

September 29, 2021

Really a great shirt

This is a fine quality, super comfortable t shirt. . . Good fit goes great under light sweaters and warmer flannels.

September 29, 2021

Cool look, size runs large

Very cool looking shirt. I'm 5'9" and I ordered a small and find it fits loose for a small.

September 13, 2021

Really comfotable

I love these for summer mountain biking they keep you cool and dry super fast. I love the material its made of

September 12, 2021

Nice material

The shirt is comfortable to wear and although it is early I have yet to see any evidence of shrinkage. I typically buy extra large for that reason but the website size guidance indicated a large for my height and so far so good.

September 12, 2021

Soft and comfy

This line of cap really does feel like a natural fiber but it keeps moisture away. Really comfortable

September 10, 2021

Dry comphy

I have older s/s capiline tops and this new version is a better fit and functional. I really like this new model. You ran out of stock too soon. You need more lighter colors.

September 9, 2021

Breathes excellently

Purchased this shirt to do the Rim to Rim Grand Canyon hike in AZ fully expecting temperatures to reach 105 at the bottom of the canyon. Lugging a 30 pound pack for 30 miles sin blistering sun I can say that the shirt not only held up to the abuse of my pack straps but it breathed incredibly well and did not cause any chaffing or rubbing at the sea... Read Morems. The shirt was worn for 5 straight days and didnt hold an odor, perhaps just a slight one. I also appreciate the torso is slightly long at the back so the shirt doesnt expose your lower back when reaching or bending. It also packs up tightly in your pack. Recommend fully.

September 6, 2021

Great Fit, Feel. Pilling after 3 Days

Bought these for hiking, as they are Trail shirts. Love the fit, the feel and the colors. But they quickly (3 days each) are pulling on back and around shoulders. Dont seem like a trail shirt. Will probably return.

Response from Patagonia
September 15, 2021

We're sorry to hear about the lack of durability on this shirt. While all knit fabrics are subject to pilling, it sounds like this is an extreme case and it may be due to the straps and material of the backpack. Your purchase is covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee](, so please reach out to our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to help return it under warranty!

September 6, 2021

Great shirt

Perfect base layer for warm weather. Comfortable.

September 3, 2021

Patagonia style

Nice looking and fits well and I like the color

August 30, 2021

Lightweight and breathable

I have a few of these Capilene shirts and I love them while hiking in hot weather. Breathable and comfortable.

August 29, 2021

Nice shirt

wish is was an inch longer since I'm 6'4"

August 29, 2021

Comfortable fit and decent wicking

I am buying up light weight wicking shirts as I am going on an extended trip to India when restrictions are lifted. These shirts are able to handle 90 degree summer days here in Colorado with no problem. Now that they dont make silkweight capillene anymore this is a functional replacement. Overall this is a good shirt for high perspiration days and... Read More is a good base layer if you are going to be layering in cold weather.

August 24, 2021

Safety Is More Than Just a Dance

Great shirt for being active and the bright color is good for workouts near auto traffic.

August 21, 2021

Super comfortable

Looks good and very comfortable, however starts to look worn after a handful of washes.

Response from Patagonia
August 26, 2021

Hey William! Thank you so much for taking the time to review this shirt. Due to the jersey like nature of these shirts they are prone to pilling if met with friction such as in a wash with abrasive materials. We recommend you wash these on a delicate cool cycle and hang to dry. All of our gear is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee and you're always welcome to return it if you see fit.

August 17, 2021

Perfect fit for me

After reading the reviews I went with an XL which fits me perfect. I'm 6'2" and about 215. They length and general size are perfect. Not too baggy and not too tight. Just right. Looking forward to running in it.

August 15, 2021

Thin material

This recent batch of Cool Trail shirts is a miss. Same cut as previous purchases but the material is see-through. The black t was the worst. Going back.

August 3, 2021

Ideal for hot day exercise

I wear the T for playing pickle ball, also for walking. I've come to really like these hot weather T's because they are light, look great and absorb perspiration exceeding well without corresponding bad odor. I have at least such T's and would buy more.

August 3, 2021

Super comfortable

Lightweight and most comfortable shirt I own.

August 3, 2021

Versatile shirt.

Having been a fan of Patagonia Capilene base layers, I bought one of these, and really enjoyed the feel, and the fit. I'm a Clydsdale, so XL was the right fit. You can wear these for work, play, and really good for nights in the sleeping bag, as they don't bind the way cotton t-shirts do for me. If they last as long as my old base layers,... Read More these will be a bargain.

August 2, 2021


I got this for trail running and hiking but was so impressed with the quality and fit that I dont want to get it dirty yet, so right now I wear it casually

July 29, 2021

Cool travel t-shirt

A great t-shirt that is great in warmer climates. I use it for hiking & running, so the looser fit allows the t-shirt to breathe. It's a regular fit, so sizing matches up with the P-6 tee.

July 26, 2021

Nearly Perfect

I really love the fit. Its not too narrow at the waist, and it doesnt get too smelly, like a lot of performance fabrics. Only down side is that its pretty shear.

July 26, 2021

Cool trail shirt!

Love it, my go to for working outside.

July 25, 2021

Static Cling Machine

Been purchasing Patagonia gear for years and can't recall ever having a bad experience. Like the look and fit of this shirt but it is a static cling machine. No matter I do, it comes out of the dryer all wrinkled, clingy and unwearable. I tried using anti-static spray, but that didnt help much and made the shirt smell bad. I finally just had t... Read Moreo toss it.

July 24, 2021

Guessed right

Sizing at Patagonia is a matter of educated guessing. This shirt is not slim fit and it was roomy, but it is the right size. I also bought shirts that were slim fit and they also fit correctly, but were tighter. I have bought clothing before that was exactly the same as something I had purchased before and the sizing was completely different. Very ... Read Morefrustrating and annoying. I have been a Patagonia customer for decades, but I am much more careful now .

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2021

Hello David, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for your continued support. We are happy to provide the garment measurements for any additional reference. Please do not hesitate to [contact us](

July 24, 2021

Light weight feel

Nice looking T. Clean look and seems well made. Easy to move in but not baggy. Feels light on the skin. Fabric is thin but that helps it breath. I need to buy a couple more. I like the forest colors.

July 20, 2021

Cool & dry, as advertised

This is my second of these T's. So far they've done duty as a primary T for hiking in Bali, Vermont and Montana, and as an under-jersey shirt mountain biking in Vermont. They are light, relatively cool and yet wear well, with no degradation of the first one after a couple of dozen wear-wash cycles. All thumbs up for these.

July 20, 2021

Good size/quality shirt

This shirt fits just right (not too tight or loose). 5'10" and 175; 40R. Weight is good even in high humidity. Just wish more mediums were in stock right now. Could also wear this casually with shorts...

July 19, 2021

cool trail shirt

wicks well but probably better for cooler weather. Its a bit thick for warm/hot temps

July 14, 2021

Best shirt ever

Love this shirt, so comfortable!

July 14, 2021

Comfortable, Well-Made Shirt

I love this shirt. I wear it as often as I can. The wool is super comfortable, the shirt is durable, and it fits every situation from cragging to hanging out at the office. Highly recommend.

July 13, 2021

Comfort and Style of a T-shirt with Tech. Performance

Super comfortable in a wide range of temperatures. This is an article of clothing I don't think about after I put it on.

July 13, 2021

Great T shirt

I would give these shirts 5 stars except for the fact that there is some discrepancy in sizing. I have purchased capaline cool T shirts multiple times. They are my go to summer active and lounge T. Very comfortable, light weight and long lasting. However in my most recent purchase two of the shirts fit true to size and one was noticeably smaller. I... Read More’m a big guy 6’2 235. Would love it if they all fit the same.

Response from Patagonia
July 16, 2021

Thanks for your feedback CJ. We're sorry about that size discrepancy. It sounds like you may have gotten a defective item. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team to see your options.

July 13, 2021

Excellent T-shirt

T-shirt is lightweight, fits well, and is well made. Only downside is frightful price, especially when shipping charges are factored in.

July 11, 2021

Great fit, but not made for all activities!

As with all Patagonia the fit and feel are spot on for me. However I used these over a week of 5-7 mile day hikes and had quite a bit of pilling. All located where lumbar pad and wait belt contacted the shirt. So now they are relegated to just hiking and backpacking shirts.

July 10, 2021

Solid shirt.

This is the lighter weight Cap t-shirt that came out after the everyday cap shirt. Very breathable and comfortable when active, great for hot humid conditions. In my pov its too thin for everyday wear unless you live in a topic humid heat zone. Good piece of kit.. now if Patty could just improve their zippers I digress.

July 7, 2021

Really comfortable but does nos last long

I bought 2 Capilene cool trail shirts and one Capinele cool trail bike henley and they are incredibly comfortable. However, after only 3 or 4 wash they fade and look like a 5-year-old shirt that I wore every day. If they were more durable they would definitely be worth the money but sadly they are quickly worn out.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2021

Hi Charles, thanks for the feedback and we are sorry to hear that these worn rather quickly. Please note, we guarantee everything we make and welcome you to [send]( anything back that hasn't performed to your expectations.

July 4, 2021

Light T Shirt

Very comfortable need more colors

July 2, 2021

Pilling like crazy!

After only a few washes, the fabric is already showing significant pilling.

Response from Patagonia
July 9, 2021

Hi Quyntin, we're bummed to hear this! Unfortunately though, pilling is something that can be common with knit garments. Luckily, there's many products that can leave that shirt good-as-new such as a sweater shaver. Nonetheless, we guarantee all our product and welcome you to [send]( this back.

June 26, 2021

Perfect multi day shirt

Love these shirts . Got one as a gift and bought another one after my first use, which was hiking in the Grand Canyon. Dry quick, and keep me cool which is perfect for someone like me whos body temp runs hot. Not only great for hiking and climbing but great casual wear as well. Worth buying

June 25, 2021


Really awesome shirt! Amazing fabric! High quality and very comfortable. Wish there were some more color options. I have 2 now and very pleased with them both!

June 24, 2021

Great All-Around Workout Shirt

Super impressed with this shirt--soft and comfortable, breathes well, dries quickly. I use for mountain biking and trail running mostly, but it's just a good-looking t-shirt aside from its tech functions. It's tough too--I took a nasty bike spill recently onto a rocky trail; the fall road-rashed my back and elbow really significantly, b... Read Moreut the shirt just had a couple small tears. I patched them with tech tape and they're good to go. I think the vast majority of other shirts would have been demolished beyond repair--I loved this shirt even more when I saw how little it had been impacted!

June 15, 2021

New fabric is not good

Just ordered two of these shirts to add to the few I bought back in 2019. I will for sure be returning these new shirts, the new updated fabric that Patagonia switched too makes it feel like you are wearing a very expensive trash bag. The older model of these shirts were great, super soft and breathable and quick drying. These new shirts feel like ... Read Morethey are going to stick right to your skin the moment you begin to sweat. Also if you look at them from an angle they are pretty much see through, my wife noticed it the second I tried them on. Please go back to the old fabric!!

Response from Patagonia
June 18, 2021

Hi Kyle, sorry to hear that the fabric of the Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt wasn't what you expected. If you're not satisfied with your gear, please feel free to begin a return or exchange here,

May 28, 2021

Love this shirt!

Fits great and performs well!

May 18, 2021

The Perfect Tee

I love this shirt...fabric, fit, price. This would be a great shirt to hike/backpack in but it's also a great everyday tee. For now I'll continue to wear as casual wear but as time goes by, I'm sure it will become part of my hiking gear.

April 27, 2021

Perfect on hot humid days

Your best and lightest material for running and hiking on a hot humid Summer day.

April 20, 2021

Great fabric

Love the fabric, Fit seems to run one size small. The shirt seems a little tight and short for my body. I would return it, but shipping is expensive where I live. If it fit better, I would buy 10 of them.

April 20, 2021

High function!

Great fabric, very high quality. Can wear to work or any active pursuit and as a casual t-shirt.

April 16, 2021

Versatile! so nice

Love this shirt! I bought the stripey shirt green/blue (or black) and it's fantastic...breathable and wicking which is great for climbing but simultaneously lofty enough where a breeze won't make me shiver... I wear these in tropical conditions (humid upper 80's usually) and though I feel a little hot on the approach (the daily cool ... Read Moreor daily cool graphic performs better there, but that prob means this shirt will do well in the colder Virginia Fall? ) they're awesome for movement... this is a shirt i put on and kind of forget is on....was wary to pay the price but i'd say it's worth it due to the performance and the fact that it feels robust/longlasting. I would love more earthy tone colors or stripey variations

April 13, 2021

Doesn't Disappoint

I love the capilene cool trail shirt so much I actually bought 2 of 'em! While I have a couple of the capilene daily shirts, I prefer the cool trail shirt as, I believe, it has more uses. The thing I love most about this guy is that it is super casual and can be worn like a t-shirt. The Capilene Cool Trail Shirt really is a cool trail shirt!

April 12, 2021

Awesome material

Used it a few times riding mtb in the desert and its awesome. Stays cool and dry without being to thin. I wish that it was just a little longer on the back for riding to keep you covered on the back a little more.

April 9, 2021


Awesome, clean fitting shirt.

April 7, 2021

Work Shirt

Very soft fabric and plenty of stretch for performing activities. It shows sweat marks extremely quick.

March 27, 2021

Daily staple

Wear this along with capilene cool daily tee basically everyday. Both are amazing at cooling and being comfortable during hot summer Florida days, this one is much more cotton feeling although there is no cotton compared to the capilene daily. Both are fantastic and comfortable but they feel different on skin. This one feels more like a traditional... Read More tee whereas the daily capilene feels more like a thin poly shirt. Both are great and I go for solid colors

March 26, 2021

Excellent shirt

Excellent shirt, breathes well. Some reviews have stated the material is thin, however I havent had any issues with it. Would suggest more color options.

March 25, 2021

Fresh and comfortable

This T is as breezy as they come. They run perfectly true to size and are great for sports or just chilling at home. Very lively and rich colors.

March 25, 2021

Fantastic Shirt

I hate riding in flashy MTB jerseys. They are usually poorly made and don't keep you as cool as they claim. The Cap Cool Trail Shirt is not this. The Cap Cool Trail Shirt is everything I have wanted out of a shirt. Incredibly light weight and breathable while still having an understated style and a solid fit. It sits on my body like my favorit... Read Moree casual shirt without being too baggy. On trail, it wicks moisture perfectly while allowing for that much needed breeze to cool me down. One of the best purchases I have made in a long time. If I had one gripe, I would say I wish there were a few more subtle colors and maybe a subtle graphic. I have it in both the grey and the green/black stripes and will continue to purchase more as they become available.

March 22, 2021

Super comfortable

Good fit and great breathability. Perfect for long, warm runs.

March 21, 2021

Great shirt

Great fitting shirt. Bought multiples, hoping they last like other Patagonia gear.

March 5, 2021

Perfect baselayer

This tee is perfect base layer under my R1 zip neck pullover. Very comfortable & light , breathable.

February 27, 2021

Changed for the worse

Purchased a couple of the prior versions of this shirt and loved them - soft and comfortable. The softness is wearing out due to use (OK with that). So I ordered two new ones. The softness is now completely absent. Customer service was pleasant, but unfortunately I learned that the material was changed and that is why I will be returning the new ve... Read Morersions of the shirt.

Response from Patagonia
March 11, 2021

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the feel of our newest version of the Men's Capilene Cool Trail Shirt. If you're looking for a few more of an older version, check out our [Worn Wear]( website where we sell lightly used gear from past seasons. You might have some luck and we're always adding to inventory.

February 12, 2021

Capilene Trail v3 improved on v2

Definitely an improvement over the 2nd version of the capilene trail fabric, which has some serious pilling issues. It's not quite the same as the first run, either. There's less of a brushed finish, thiner yarns, and more open knit. So, actually better for warmer temps. If you hold it up to the light, it's surprisingly how open t... Read Morehe structure is, but looks opaque when worn.

February 5, 2021

Nice shirt

Shirt runs a little tight in this arms and chest wasnt wanting an athletic fit ,shirt is light weight and breathable rate this a 3

January 29, 2021

Damn Good Looking Tech Tee

Soft, fast wicking, nice looking (heathered, textured look). Cant ask for much more. Planning on buying several colors.

January 26, 2021


Not half as good as the previous year's model. Baggy at the bottom and different material. Returned them the day they arrived.

January 25, 2021


I love the fit as a stocky guy. Im usually between a medium and Large so that is why I put that it runs kinda small. I can wear this shirt for a week with light use and it wont smell. Probably 3 days with have use. And 2 days for backpacking. It dries quickly and is super light. I love it.

January 22, 2021

I love it !!!

I love the T-shirt made of Capilene® so much, it feels really good during exercise! Fit, soft, breathable, quick-drying, perfect!

October 23, 2020

wrinkle resistant

I enjoy this shirt for travel, for these reasons: definitely odor resistant; comfortable in hot and humid environments; feels soft, looks like cotton; quickly air-dries; is very wrinkle resistant.

October 17, 2020

Breathable and Lightweight

Shirt is comfortable to wear for any fitness activities or casual wear. True to size and has a great fabric to the touch.

October 15, 2020

So Far So Good

Patagonias Capilene line is undeniably the best base layer in the game, Thermal, Mid and Air series. I have had mine for two seasons and they perform remarkably so I thought Id give their short sleeves a try. Between the Daily, Trail and Lightweight models, I chose the Trail because of the cotton-like appearance and for their overall fit. The light... Read Moreweight was too thin making them see through and the daily suffered from bacon/oversized necks. Ive only used them this summer but so far so good. They wick sweat so Ive stayed cool and dry during my hikes and the odor control seems to work fine.

September 10, 2020

way too tight

This is not baggy enough or a regular fit instead of a slim fit.

September 8, 2020

Cool shirt!

Perfect hiking shirt!

September 7, 2020

Comfortable in the summer in the mountains.

Great so far. Perfect for summer days in the 70s. We'll see how it does at 8500' in the winter.

September 4, 2020

Light, Great Fit ,and Breathable

In terms of material and performance, this shirt is amazing. Feels light and comfortable. Ive used it for hiking, running, casual restaurants and just lounging around at home. Im 510 and 166lbs and the Small fits me nice and slim while being long enough. I ordered this shirt in 3 different colors and now theyre my go to everyday and travel shirts. ... Read MoreTwo suggestions are that a V-neck version would be a killer and that the sleeves could be a little bit slimmer but its not a big deal at all.

September 1, 2020

Super soft

One of the softest t shirts Ive ever owned. More of a cotton t-shirt feel than other capilene products.

September 1, 2020

Great Fit

This shirt is flexible as you stretch. It breathes great especially when you are sweating. It is very comfortable.

September 1, 2020

Super comfortable

I use two for this shirts in my running line up and are my favorite. Will be purchasing more. Log 40-50 miles per week. I wear them casually with jeans as they've held up well.

September 1, 2020

Fantastic Shirt for Warm weather.

This shirt has been a life saver for me this summer. Great for warm to hot days. I liked mine so much that I now have this shirt in 4 colors. 10/10 Recommend.

September 1, 2020

New Material is Great!

I've tried this shirt a couple years ago and it was sort of irritating on the skin, but they really got it right with the new colors and material!

September 1, 2020


great hot weather top for cycling or running

August 3, 2020


Most Patagonia M shirts fit me with plenty of room, The M was far too small but the L is a great fit, that said I love the shirt and I have ordered more.

July 31, 2020


Great breathable fit and extremely comfortable material

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