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Multi use top & bottom
I have owned a Cap Air Hoody for a number of years and have been impressed with not only how soft and comfortable it is but also how well it has stood the test of time. I wore my first one every day on a Grand Canyon river trip and it still looks like new so I just ordered a black one along with the bottoms which I will use for BC skiing, a sportsw... Read Moreear top or backpacking pj's. Truly a great piece(s) warm but adjusts to the outside temps so you don't over heat. The scuba hood is cozy and not at all too tight. I have been a softgoods clothing buyer for over 30 years in the outdoor industry and this hoody is a go-to piece for me but I'm stoked to have a pair of the bottoms now too.
Practical and cute
I like this sweater as it looks good. Form fitting in torso and sleeve length is good. Im tall and this fits but I think would not be overly long for most. I normally try an xl to gain length in torso and sleeve. This one is great as the underarm is not baggy. Material is light weigh and hoodie looks more like a cowl neck ... also good. Navy is a m... Read Moreedium dark.
Best base layer purchase in years
This top is incredibly warm and comfortable. The purple is a beautiful color as well. For reference, I am about 5'2" and 115 lbs. I got a small for my climber shoulders and it fits just rights. The only thing I am worried about is durability, but time will tell.
Cozy, light & warm!
I love this layer! For me its more of a mid layer as I run too hot to commit to this as a base layer...if this was my last option to strip down to in any sport that has any ounce of exertion Id be a sweaty, overheated mess. I essentially wear it as a technical hoody, so either casually over a t-shirt or if its cold and I wont be moving much Ill wea... Read Morer it over a thinner base layer. For this use, I went up a size from my usual M. I do own it in a medium as well, but find I prefer the looser fit of the large for layering over anything more than a tank top. Its stretchy, soft, light enough to bring everywhere and quite warm! I love the simplicity of the seamless pullover construction with the high neck and hood - though these same features mean I mostly wear it if I think Ill be leaving it on, not needing to adjust my layers to be comfortable - so either very cold weather or low heat generating activities. Its a great travel companion as it packs small and weighs nothing, plus can double as either a technical warm layer or a sweater-like casual layer that you could wear out to dinner (when thats a thing again)! My advice would be go normal size if using as base layer and up a size if layering.
Good design, strange material combo
I spent all winter in this layer using it 4 times/week for skimo (not casual but fast uphill travel), running in -10 and below, and ice climbing. I carefully hang it out to dry after each use and wash it after 3 activities, but unfortunately it retains smell. I have to blame it on the very little polyester this fabric has in its blend as my previou... Read Mores experience with merino is quite the opposite. Asides this smell issue, the fit and feel of this layer is awesome! It’s also super warm and very light. I just wish it was more durable.
They cant go wrong!
This company is amazing! Literally the best layering piece. I bought (4) and intend to buy more for an upcoming trip. This wool is so soft against your skin. The hoodie has the perfect amount of elastic. Perfect fit! Perfect weight! Perfect amount of warmth. Love this on cold days with my down vest!
Do Yourself a Favour and Buy This!
Best piece of clothing I have bought in years - so lightweight, so cozy, packs a ton of warmth. I tend to run cold and often wear 4 layers to run/hike etc., now I just pair the air cap with my jacket of choice and I'm comfortable from start to finish. Absolutely love this.
Amazing Warmth-to-Weight and Comfort
Purchased this for my wife in multiple colors (and bought the crew neck for myself). It is our go-to baselayer for winter outdoor activity because of its impressive warmth and incredible next-to-skin comfort. The fit is true and appropriately form-fitting for a baselayer. We haven't had any issues with durability after multiple machine-washes ... Read Moreand hang-drying. The hood fits nicely under a ski helmet and otherwise serves as a muffler. Amazing garment!
Best base layer ever but $$$
This is so warm and good looking that I wear it from the slopes to anywhere around town. Best thing is it doesnt smell after a long skin because of the wool and it isnt itchy! It is pricey so I wait for the sales. I think the price is abit steep for a thin wool base layer.
The best base layer I've had!!!
This is the best base layer I have owned, ever! It's really warm and soft and I wear this on every ski and climbing trip and even just at home. The hood and long neck is a life saver and works as a face mask in cold weater. I already bought 2 pieces, one in L and one in M and will probably by another one :P
Go to layer for ski tours!
Purchased several months ago and I've used it often this winter. It's my favorite layer for ski touring -- my go to for uphill ascents - keeps me warm but not too warm. It's a versatile, warm, breathable layer. I would wear it everyday - going to get another one in a different color!
It's very comfortable especially next to skin
I use it as a base layer or to sleep in for hiking, backpacking and winter camping; it kept me warm and dry. However. The part where it connects to the neck warmer piece is not good. It's literally a tiny, stretchy, elastic band that is very uncomfortable. It needs to be reinforced, it pulls there (at the neck warmer part) and doesn't fit... Read More well and again is the most uncomfortable thing about this sweater. Also, don't snag it on anything!!! It will rip/tear if it gets caught on anything. The desert with its pokey foliage, isn't a good place for it, it will snag. I wore it for a few days and it is already starting to pill...
Hi Danielle, we're so sorry to hear about the pilling issue. Because this is a knit garment, it does have a tendency to pill. There are few this that can be done to mitigate 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 Women's Capilene Air Hoody, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a warranty returns evaluation under our Ironclad Guarantee, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Wear it nearly daily in winter
I have so many tops for skiing and running in winter, but I've found my perfect setup with this shirt. When it is cold, I wear a long sleeve base layer, this shirt on top, and then whatever jacket I want, depending how cold it is. I wear it every single time I am skiing or running, from below zero up to about 30 degrees. I'm planning to b... Read Moreuy a second one (and donate my other tops)--it's that perfect. I'm 5'10" 145 pounds--large is perfect for layering over another shirt. Medium would work for a tighter fit or as a first layer.
Toasty in Chilly Weather
This top is breathable and surprisingly warm. Despite below-freezing temps during winter in Michigan, I was able to wear this and a jacket on a ski trip in February. The fabric is thin but not transparent, warm but not suffocating. Great product for warmth without the bulk.
Great warm base layer
I've only worn this layer once since I bought it, I also gave 2 as gifts, it is fitted and warm. I love anything with Merino wool in it, the perfect fiber for warmth. It has a hood too which can be pulled up as a mask, extra benefit! I used it for skiing on a super cold day, I'll be using it in spring as a top layer for hiking. I might ne... Read Moreed to get another color.
The best baselayer ever!
This hoody is the best thing I own for any outdoor activity in the cold (I actually have two). I wear one daily starting with a morning trail run. It dries in no time, so by afternoon Im wearing it again for either a walk or a bike ride. Its super lightweight but extra warm. Rarely do I wear anything over it in mid 20 degree temps unless its the Ho... Read Moreudini jacket because its windy. The hood is the beat part as I dont need a hat and it can cover my face when the wind bites. I think the reason its so warm is because the design doesnt let warmth escape through the neckline due to the hood. I have so much Patagonia and this is by far my favorite! Ill buy another next year if they continue to make it as well as its made now.
Flattering and warm but pills after half a dozen washes
I bought this one size up because it's quite fitted and I'm in my 60's. Pros: Flattering, good colors, lightweight, great layer of warmth, super comfy with a layer of silk underneath. Cons: Looks like I've had for 5 years after one season of wearing. And I didn't even put it in the dryer! With that flaw, the price point sho... Read Moreuld be much lower.
Thank you for the review on our Capilene Air Hoody. Friction is what causes pilling on garments like this one, so the best way to avoid that moving forward would be to treat it as gently as possible. Wash in a garment bag without any other hardware in the load and with like colors, then air dry. This will help reduce friction that causes the pilling. You could also give it a go with a sweater stone to see if it can be removed. If you find that after all that, you're not satisfied, feel free to give us a [call or chat](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so we can discuss options.
Best Base Layer EVER
Quite simply, this is the best base layer I have ever owned. I use it all winter long. It's incredibly soft and comfortable. Yet the best feature is that you can wear it for high-output, sweaty activities and you still feel dry and warm. It's expensive, but truly worth every penny. I just got my 3rd one this season because I no longer wan... Read Moret to use any other base layer.
Best hoodie out there
I just bought a second because my first is being worn every day. Good for a variety of temps from cool to warm. Surprisingly wind resistant too. I live in this thing and hope for more colors. Totally worth the price, washes well, dries in about half an hour or less, great for travel, sleeping in a van, pretty much anything you want to do, it works.... Read More I LOVE this hoodie.
Another New Patagonia Favorite
I got one as a gift and ordered another right away using a gift certificate since I was wearing it ALL the time. Perfect over a wool T-shirt for XC skiing in cold conditions, or long days on the fat bike in cold conditions, or lazy days in my favorite chair, curled up reading a book. Super soft and stretchy...I hate itchy wool-this is NOT itchy. I ... Read Moreusually order medium in everything Patagonia but opted for a large in this style...works great for layering that way...covers everything and keeps the draft out. I love how high it comes up on my neck and how I can scrunch it down if hot or pull it up if I need more of a neck gaiter. Thank you, Patagonia, for another attractive, well-designed, very functional product.
My New Favorite Top
This top is so good for cold weather. It is super light but holds warmth well. I've reached for it multiple times in the past week (and if I'm being honest, I didn't wash it in between and it didn't stink like capilene/polypro often does). I LOVE the hoody: because the neck is high, it doubles as a buff and if I'm running p... Read Moreast people on the trail who are masked up, I can pull it over my nose/mouth like a gaiter. The only thing I wish it had is thumb holes or those little loops that Patagonia puts on capilene sleeves. I've used it for biking, trail running, hiking, etc. and it has been great so far.
Super Warm but May Run a Little Small
Overall pretty satisfied with the Capilene Air Hoody. It is so incredibly warm, so much so that just trying it on and walking around in my unheated house made me sweat! I must say that despite the fact that the sweater is pretty stretchy, I did find that it ran a little smaller. I normally always wear a S in Patagonia products but the S in this pro... Read Moreduct looked sort of "shrunken" on me. I have a pretty athletic/straight body but broad shoulders and a larger bust, so ladies with similar body types, you may want to keep this in mind. M was a much better fit--could wear it alone or with something thin underneath.
Great base layer!
I usually run very cold and this layer has helped keep me warmer than Ive ever been during winter actitives! Ive used it backcountry skiing and it was a great layer that I could strip off or keep me warm when I was hiking or skiing down. Its very soft and I love the hood! When I slept in my car in the winter it was a great because it covered my hea... Read Mored and my neck, its like a scarf and hat in one!
My go-to winter hiking shirt!
Love this shirt! I am just back from a 2 hour winter hike, @ 28 degrees, and I have it on now. I had layers to start, but shortly into the hike I took them off and stuffed them into my pack, and did the entire hike in this shirt. So warm and comfortable! I will also wear it snow shoeing when we get another big snow storm. Washes great, too!
Super cozy and warm!
This top is amazing! I have one in almost every color at this point. I wear them around my house and out and about, and also when Im hiking 8 miles in all kinds of winter weather in the Linville Gorge. I love the hood and use it frequently on summits! If these shirts had thumb holes it would take it over the top!! :)
So warm for being so lite
Great product! Keeps you warm for being so lite. Nice stretch that recovers and love the seamless design. The neck can be a small bit annoying when worn down vs overhead but I dont like form fitting around my neck; I dont think it would bother most people. Overall a great product.
The Only Baselayer Needed
I bought my capilene air hoodie when Patagonia first released them a few (getting closer to several) years ago at this point I think. I have worn it as my singular baselayer since owning it. Put it through the ringer on 4 week Grand Canyon Rafting trips, several peak bagging trips, teaching middle school, skiing in Tahoe, climbing in red River Go... Read Morerge, and camping at temps below freezing. The lack of seams makes it wear well under anything, and the wool adapts well to the changes in temperature that occur when gaining and losing thousands of feet in a single day. Not to mention, it dries quickly enough to hand wash it in the river and wear it the next day. It has finally started to wear a little thin around the elbows, and I am writing this review as I pop over to buy another because it has been worth every penny.
not made very well
For the price of this top, it was poorly made and the fabric was very flimsy. Very disappointed in the quality. Ordered this as a gift.
We're sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with the quality of our Women's Capilene Air Hoody. This hoody was designed to be lightweight but warm, so it won't be a thick material if that is what you were expecting. If the person you bought this for is unhappy with it, please let them know they are still welcome to send it in for a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) even if it was given as a gift.
One of my favorite things
This is one of my favorite tops for hiking and backpacking. I recently used it in Colorado and Utah - It was a great base layer in 20 degree weather, and a great stand-alone layer when it was 60. It's warm, cozy, and doesn't smell at all (I used it for 4 days with lots of hiking and it smelled fresh!). My family was so impressed they all ... Read Moreordered the same.
Flattering plus Hood
I havent worn this yet since its for Christmas, but tried on and it is my normal Pat size. Its flattering on my not perfect body and I know Im going to LOVE the hood and it seems quite warm. Plan to wear under Nano Air vest until Jan/Feb. Love the purple. Hope it washes well.
You don't even know you're wearing it
I absolutely love these shirts and they are worth every penny!! I wear it alone during the day and they are even great in the wind. I put a jacket over the top when the sun goes down and they are perfectly warm. I wear it right next to my skin and you wouldn't even know you are wearing anything!!!
My new air hoody is light, soft, totally comfortable, and blessedly warm. I received it only a few days ago so haven't worn it outside yet but will use it as a thermal layer when hiking to make sure I stay warm. Love the long sleeves I can pull over my hands. Love the hood I can pull over my head and ears to stay totally warm.
New favorite top!
So warm yet so breathable. It's my new favorite piece of clothing. I'm an environmental scientist so I need functional clothing in the field that keep me warm and allow me to move. My hair is short so this shirt keeps my neck warm whether the hoop is up or down. When riding my bike, I can pull the hood under my helmet to keep my face, ear... Read Mores and head warm. It also is just flattering enough to wear as every day wear. I like my clothing to be versatile, like my life, and this shirt meets all expectations.
Best All Purpose Outdoor Piece
I love this top (so much I ordered another one that wasn't on sale). This top eliminates additional clothing I would normally have to wear such as a hat and buff. The sleeves are long enough to cover if I raise my arms, and the material is very comfortable, warm and wicks well. I also usually put on a cami underneath and it isn't bulky or... Read More uncomfortable, yet still form-fitting. It doesn't stink like polyester either if I sweat or wear it for multiple days on a camping trip. It also doesn't pill and seems really durable (I got velcro from a glove stuck to it in the washer, and it was still fine after pulling it off). I use it primarily for hiking in the coldest conditions up to about 65 degrees, but also to wear out and about for non outdoor activities because it's so flattering. Can't wait to try it nordic skiing! Every time I wear it on the mountain someone compliments me on it (so much so my oblivious husband even said something about all the compliments). I also love that it's made from recycled materials. I'm 5'6" and 117 lbs and the small fits perfectly. Please always have this item available after (if) I wear out my other two items!
My favorite base layer!
This hoody is flattering, adorable, comfortable and allows air flow while keeping you warm. Ive worn this skiing, hiking, while sick with a fever (and didnt feel cold or hot!!!). I have two of these, one to wash and one to wear. Note: the Cap Air Crew fits differently than the Hoody version. Im an XS in the Crew and a S in the hoody.
I love this layer. I enjoy the warmth of wool although it can make me a little itchy, but this piece is so smooth and warm it's like cotton. I bought one for running and another for snowboarding with the hood. I'm stoked on not having to add a balaclava to my list of gear, since the hood has nice coverage. All around great piece, all seas... Read Moreons and outdoor activities, you won't regret it.
warm but way too much pilling and too fragile
Pros: Looks better than other baselayers. Warm. Light. Cons: Pilling beyond belief. Durability questionable at best. Bulky. I bought this in navy before a 3 month trip to Chile, figuring that it would work as both a baselayer for outdoor time and a sweater for city time - looks much nicer than my cap 4 hoody! Ended up only wearing it in town. Aft... Read Moreer 2 wears, I started to notice the pilling. It's worse than any sweater I've ever owned. After wearing it a couple more times, I found a hole in the back. I don't know where the hole came from, since I haven't actually worn the hoody for anything except sitting around indoors. I definitely wouldn't expect this thing to hold up to any real outdoor use. Not the quality I was expecting from Patagonia, especially given the price. Sticking with regular old Capilene from now on.
Hi Megan, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're truly sorry to hear about the way the hoody has worn out after such little use. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I have this top in navy and the bottoms to match. I initially loved the fit and feel of them but after a couple of wears they bag out and are also full of pilling. The fabric is also easy to snag. These pieces already look 20 years old, not 2 months old! I’m so disappointed. They should be more durable, for the price. I’d also like base layers to h... Read Moreave printed tags right on the fabric, not loose, itchy tags that irritate the skin. Thanks!
Stacey, we're sorry to hear the quality hasn't held up for you. We'd be happy to talk about product care tips on these, and to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) them for merchandise credit or a refund, so don't hesitate to reach out to us.
I love this layer!!! I want to keep it and continue to wear it, but unfortunately the first time I wore it I noticed a hole in the armpit. Super warm and comfortable for all the outdoor activites.
Hi Eleni! We're sorry to hear that a hole developed in the armpit. Please feel free to send it in to us for a free repair once we're back up and running. Thanks so much for your review.
Used this a BUNCH on high output, long hikes in the mountains as a BASE, MIDDLE and OUTER layer. Love it best right on my skin with a layer like the Patagonia houdini. Great thermo-regulation, breathability, warmth, wicking and drying. The way it's knit is impressive and it creates this seersucker like wave to the way the fabric lays. I imagin... Read Moree it helps trap warmth while letting vapor out. It's a bit sheer when stretched because of this, so it's not perfect transition to casual wear but much cuter than most technical shirts. Unless you look really closely, it looks like your standard knit sweater. Also seems easy to snag so keep in mind when using as an outer layer. (I only have one snag so far.) LOVE the hood. Eliminates the need for a hat and a buff. I love this piece. It sparks joy! ;)
Lightweight but not lacking in Warmth!
This is my go-to base layer this season (in fact, I've bought three this season alone, and I'm wearing it as I write this!) Though slightly sheer and seems like it wouldn't hold up, this layer has survived 45 mph wind rides, sub-zero temps on the slopes, and is perfect for those chilly mornings at the crag. The hood is the perfect fe... Read Moreature, especially if you forget your buff on the slopes. The length is flattering, and the long sleeves are perfect for someone with my height. I'm 5'10, 130lbs, and wear a size Small. Works great by itself, or underneath another base layer for perfect warmth in the coldest of conditions. Well worth the investment!
The PERFECT layer
I got the Cap Air when I was finishing up a thru-hike of the CDT two years ago, heading into a snowy Glacier National Park, and it has been my favorite baselayer for everything ever since. Paired with a rain or storm shell and a micropuff, you'll stay comfortable in just about every condition from blizzards to torrential downpours to just bein... Read Moreg comfortable in your sleeping bag at night. It's cozy and soft like a sweater (I'm pretty picky and usually love the softest cotton to sleep in), is durable (it's traveled the CDT, the Hayduke Trail, and hundreds of miles of running, backpacking, bikepacking, and skiing missions in between and still looks new), and doesn't hold odors like fleece layers do. It's great for activities where you're sweating a lot or in damp conditions because the wool stays warm when wet. The warmth to weight ratio is also hard to beat. I've scoured just about every ultralight brand and nothing comes close to the Cap Air. Just bought the leggings in size small and am in LOVE and just got the mens top in size small (I wanted black and it fits perfectly--I like baselayers a little loose, they're more comfortable and keep me warmer). HIGHLY recommend for your next adventure.
So sad, but true
This is an updated review. I was in total love with this product over this past year as I wore it. Its so warm, lightweight, attractive,....but...I had to remove the pills regularly on the sides and under the arms, okay I can handle that. Then the elastic in the hood began to disintegrate and leave little black pieces all over the front of my neck.... Read More I was so sad!!! I washed it sparingly on a hand wash cycle with gentle soap and laid it flat to dry. For what you pay for this premium base layer I would hope it would last more than a year. I really hope this piece will be improved because I miss it in my favorite things to wear in the winter!
Thank you for this feedback and we are sorry to hear about the elastic on that hoody. Your satisfaction with our product is always guaranteed, so if you'd like to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) that back to us under our warranty, please feel free to do so.
Very warm. Excellent Baselayer.
I first invested in the Cap Air Crew a year and half ago. I have loved it so much and wear that piece a lot. The sleeve did get snagged in my puppy's mouth (my fault! But the amazing iron clad guarantee swapped it out for a new one despite my preference to repair and keep on wearing) and a tiny hole started at the neck from the washing machine... Read More (this one I managed to sew up myself). So yes, it is a more delicate piece due to the very fine wool construction. Despite that, it is still my warmest layer (and I get cold easily!) and my go-to during the extreme temperature drops. I have loved my Cap Air so much that I invested in a second one - this time the Cap Air Hoody to have that built-in buff to keep my neck warm. LOVE this extra feature. Like the sweater itself, the hood is light, airy, and not restricting at all. I'm not gonna lie, I haven't worn either the crew or hoody for active pursuits like nordic skiing, although I know they would perform really well. I use the Thermal Weight crew tops for skiing and hiking. I think I have just preferred to keep these Cap Air layers as sweaters for work/going out. Regardless, they are very versatile and magical layers - I never overheat in them, but I also stay toasty warm. Zero bulk, very airy, and fit very close to skin without any restriction at all! I am 5'1, 95 lbs and wear XXS in all the Patagonia baselayers. Usually XS in everything else Patagonia.
Really warm and good looking
I love how this top feels on - it is super lightweight and very warm for its thickness. The neck is loose so does not have the constrictive feeling of a turtleneck. The only thing I don't like is that the fabric does not seem hardy - i have threads coming loose after only wearing twice.
Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're sorry to hear about the concern with the durability of the hoody. If you feel like it's just not holding up like you thought it would you're always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) for warranty review!
Great for everything!
I love the capilene air hoody! I use it for snowboarding and bike commuting in the winter and it keeps my neck nice and warm and fits nicely under helmets when needed! It also comes down over my hips which is nice for tucking in to snow pants or having a little extra warmth in that area! I’ve never had a better base layer.
Fantastic layer but see through
Love this layer. I’ve barely worn anything else since it arrived. The hood is comfortable as a turtle neck (something I worried would choke, but doesn’t). Only problem is that the fabric is sheer and quite see through. I wear a vest over it. Perfect ski layer for both alpine and Nordic. I would have many of these if they weren’t so sheer.
W’s Capilene Air Hoody (5 stars)
I’ve owned the Capilene Air Crew for two years and I wear it all the time, so I decided to get the hoody version. I love it. It’s super comfortable and soft, wicks moisture really well, and keeps you warm. It’s great for higher intensity exercise but when layered it’s also good for resort skiing, etc. The hood is awesome because it’s a built-in lay... Read Moreer around my head that I can pull up under my helmet, or when the hood is down I can just use it as a buff. The only challenge is that pulling the hood up somewhat restricts what you can do with your hair, if your’s is longer like mine. I’m 5’6” and got an XS, which is the size I generally order from Patagonia; it fits me really well.
Best Product Ever
My new Capilene Air is perfect. I bought it for a ski layer, but have found myself wearing it all the time. A cozy layer for around the house, a walk with the dog, even found it great for sleep wear when the temp dropped and my head was cold I just pulled on the hood and was toasty warm all night. I got the large. I'm 5'8", 155 lbs. ... Read MoreAppreciate the long length in the arms and torso.
Honestly the hoody looked so good right out of the package I was torn on if I should wear it to dinner with a nice wool skirt or out skiing. Since I ski way more than I dine out the skiing won and I could not be happier. Super light but super warm. It is soft and moves freely during activity. I have worn under heavier outer layers without overheati... Read Moreng. Paired with vest on a chilly Wyoming morning six mile trek into the Mt Leidy Highlands and in a light snow did not need a shell. It seems to be able to adjust it's protection base don my exertion level. Will be ordering another and one for my husband too. He tends to over layer and regret it a mile into the trip. I think this will be the ticket to keep him cozy and regulate some of the heat he generates. Thanks again Patagonia!
I now have 2 capilene air hoodies. The first one is 3 years old and still like new but I wear it so much I wanted another. It is remarkably warm as a base layer alpine skiing and the hood is very comfortable under my helmet. It is also beautiful as a casual sweater with the hood worn down. It's super light and very packable so it goes everywhe... Read Morere with me. It IS expensive but worth every penny. Fits true to size and flattering. I sized down a bit for base layering. Love it!
Nice when it's new
Warm, soft, beautiful and comfortable. BUT... it's not going to stay nice long. I've had this just 12 day and have worn it a ton. The crazy weather in AK this last week has allowed me to test it in all kinds of conditions. It's too hot running in 30 deg and warmer, perfect for skate skiing in the teens, awesome for bc skiing in 20-30... Read More deg with a shell on top. I love how I can pull up the hood or just the neck to protect my face, and it's more breathable than a buff. It won't stay nice long. It's already piling under the arms from where my arms lightly rub against my shell while bc skiing. Size is pretty true, but slightly larger. I'm 5'6" and 120 lbs. The small is just slightly loose, which is fine. An XS might be better but I have long arms. For the price, I would not buy this again. Patagonia needs to make the outer part of the shirt MUCH more durable if they want to market this to women who actually do things. For this price I want something that's going to work and also last (and look good) more than 12 days.
Thanks so much for this thoughtful and detailed feedback, Jennifer! We're sorry to hear that the Hoody isn't holding up to the rigors of activity. All knit fabrics pill, some more than others. This can often be remedied by washing in a GuppyFriend bag, laying flat or hanging to dry and using an electric fabric shaver or sweater stone to remove the pills. However, under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://www.patagonia.com/ironclad-guarantee.html), we're happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) with a [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges), and we'll send you a more detailed email with that information.
One of those purchases
This is the best thing I have bought for myself in a long time. It's soft, warm, flattering, layers beautifully, and the hood--why aren't there more hoodies like this? I absolutely love how it hugs my head. I wear it for my winter bicycle commute through snow and ice--hood off is like a light, cozy neckwarmer (and not bulky) and hood on i... Read Mores comfortable under my helmet and functions as full on balaclava and doesn't obstruct my view. I bought two of these and plan to wear them into the ground.
I love this! I bought one when on vacation and immediately ordered another once I realized how much I love it. I teeter between medium and small with Patagonia and I got a medium. I’m 5’8” and 143lbs. Its a snug fit which I like and the length of the sleeves is long enough (my arms are long). It’s very warm for how thin it is and I love the hoody a... Read Morespect.
This is already pilling after
This is already pilling after only two weeks. Very disappointed given the cost.
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Soft (really), light and warm
This hoody is everything I hoped for. I wore as a base layer on a cold walk day and it was very comfortable, soft and breathably warm. Although the "hoody" design looks odd out of the box , it is cute worn and keeps the wind off my neck. This can be dressed up with a nice pair of jeans to go out. The first time I wore it I got compliments... Read More. I bought 3 of these after seeing how cute it was on my daughter and I definitely would recommend.
I never thought I would love this, but I found one for a song (it needed a repair) and gave it a try. It is divine. I've worn it three days in a row for outdoor runs in 30-45 degrees. Breathes well, but kept me warm even in a biting wind coming off the lake. The hood is stretchy and doesn't fall off my head. For the cooler temps, I layere... Read Mored this with an airshed pullover and nano puff vest. This also can look dressy when the hood is rolled in to more of a turtleneck. Love, love, love.
This is a cozy piece
This is a cozy piece that will be functional for a variety of purposes. I love the dark green color. I deducted a star because after a full day of wearing it, it became a little itchy around the neck, which surprised me because it is only 50% merino and I usually wear 100% merino without any problems. It might be the elastic around the neck/hood ra... Read Morether than the fabric that became itchy. I do like that the hood feels snug and secure when pulled up. So many hoody hoods are loose and end up flapping in the wind, but this one will keep my ears warm when in use. I think it will be great for winter biking.
Snug and warm
I chill easily so was looking for a lightweight hoodie when traveling to cooler locales. Unless I was in really cold weather, I would be too warm. I have sensitive skin. While the wool is super soft, combined with the snug fit and warmth, it wasn't that comfortable. The neck piece makes for a perfectly fitting hoodie. Overall this sweater is v... Read Moreery well made and makes a great base layer, but it would be too warm for me to wear it regularly. With room in my luggage for just one sweater, this was not going to work out so I had to return it.
Capilene Air is My New Favorite Fabric
Last year I was doing a hut to hut ski trip and a friend of mine was going on and on about her new favorite shirt. So I went home and bought an Air Capilene crew. I recieved it and wore it for 5 days straight. I was so worried that they might change up the fit or the fabric that a month later I bought another one. And now they have brought out this... Read More new one with a hoodie and I'm wearing it as I write this. And I bought the tights as well. It is truly a versatile fabric. Really light but very warm. Wonderful against the skin. Doesn't seem to pick up odors. I use them for outdoor hiking, winter nordic skiing, a chilly night after paddling, and even as pajamas. And yesterday I wore one while presenting at a business meeting. So versatile I LOVE this fabric!!!
Incredible technical performance
This piece has blown me away in terms of performance. It has among the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any piece I own, and fills a gap of being a very warm, but still comfortable and light, first layer. I'm especially impressed with its wicking; compared to sometimes-clammy wool, it dries rapidly, though still retains the smell-protection. ... Read MoreI've worn it extensively on high-exertion stop-and-go outings (backcountry skiing, strenuous winter field work) both on its own and under layers, and it doesn't smell terrible after multiple backcountry days. It doesn't have a crisp and professional look to my liking for day to day wear, but this thing has been indispensable for keeping me comfortable and safe in the cold.
I ended up buying a Men's medium even though I am usually a women's small, but I really wanted this and my size wasn't available. Also, sometimes the boy colors are better :). This is very comfortable, I wore it skiing instead of my jacket and it was great. Warm but still breathable. It did get a little pilly which I was bummed about... Read More but hopefully it holds up. Love that the hood can also be my buff when I am skiing, it streamlines my set up.
So Light, but So Warm
Amazing product for everyday use in cold climates! I live in New Hampshire and wear this under my clothes on really cold days. It is so light weight, but keeps me SO warm! I love it. And the head cover looks good worn down around my neck when I don't need it. LOVE THIS SWEATER.
Love this layer
I love this layer. It is light weight, warm, and doesn't smell when I use it more than once. I use it in my outdoor pursuits and around the house. I love it so much I bought a second one. I work outside nine months of the year and play outside for twelve months of the year and this has become my new go-to layer. My only complaint is that it pi... Read Moreles easily. On the darker color this is more evident than the green. If there's anyway to address that issue in the future, this would be a top of the list pick for me.
Best Baselayer I have ever purchased!
I bought one of these 2 years ago to stash in my backpack for an extra layer for a 200 mile trek I was doing. I am 5’5”, 129lbs and bought a medium so I could wear it as a base layer and over the top of tank or long sleeve T. This has turned out to be the most versatile piece of technical clothing I own. I wear it as a base layer for downhill skiin... Read Moreg under a sweater...can pull the hoodie up under my helmut on a windy day. It’s great to throw on over a tank on a cool hiking or while cross country skiing. I love the neckline...because I can pull it over my head to stay warm when I first start my workout and then drop it off quickly as soon as I warm up. It feels featherweight on...skims my body without being tight...and on top of everything else its pretty. Oh, and it washes up like a dream. You wont regret your purchase. I just bought my second one.
Wow! Another score for Patagonia
I was hesitant to buy this due to the price, but it is well worth the price. I just got back from a run in the usual awful midwestern winter day - cold, cloudy, windy and damp. I wore this as a mid layer under a soft shell jacket and was very warm while running. It was also dry when I took my jacket off, inside of my jacket - not so much.... I real... Read Morely bought this as a base/mid layer for skiing, but I can see it will get much more use than just skiing. The hood is great, it will fit under my helmet like a baklava, down the hood will replace a neck warmer.
Ok let's get real. This baselayer is unreal. Seriously best thing's I've ever purchased. I bought the crew, hoody, and pant and could not be happier. I use them for cold water drysuit diving, running, biking, hiking, and also just for every day. It's not only technical but also flattering. All of the cap air items just make me w... Read Moreant to curl up and die because they are so soft and warm. They wick sweat and thermoregulate like you wouldn't believe, don't hold moisture, dry quickly, and don't smell (hallelujah merino) so it's the perfect baselayer for high-output activities and also just hanging out. The hoody is so great when you use it as a hood but also so comfy around the neck when you're not using it as a hood. 100% would recommend.
This baselayer is ALL TIME.
I love this baselayer. I got it in the green color, which is epic. It is feels so nice on the skin and is warm and breathable. The hood fits really well under a ski helmet. I love everything about this top and am probably going to order the long sleeve version without the hood as well. Highly recommend!
Best base layer ever
I got this as a gift. I threw it on for a walk with the dog with a Nano Puff over it for a test. I have a bad habit of over dressing and it was 28 degrees. While I got warm on my walk, I never got hot. The layer is light and breathable. The description is slim fit, but since this is woven, it stretches quite a bit. Pricey, yes. But I can see this b... Read Moreeing my GO-TO every snow day.
Best clothing article I own
This hooded sweater is the best thing ever. It’s warm but breathes super well (you can even see through the weave), doesn’t hold smells (I’ve worn it for a week straight without feeling the need to wash it), is one of the softest things ever, and looks cute, too. Thanks to the weave pattern, it can be dressed up, instead of just being a layer for o... Read Moreutdoor activities. I’ve had lots of people comment on how much they love my sweater and then they’re shocked when I show them to neck is actually a hood and it’s meant for the outdoors. I’ve worn it hiking and skiing, for traveling (great temperature regulation while flying), as well as around town with a pair of jeans. I love this shirt and plan to buy another one (or two) in the near future.
Inspired and brilliant
I am always looking for the best base layers for running from fall into winter. I want my core body temp to stabilize and to be warm but not hot and feel comfortable not confined. This inspired design- which is basically a stretchy base layer burka! - is brilliant! And the funny thing is, it’s also really good looking. You could wear this with jean... Read Mores and look clean classic and smart. Or you can run with it as your base and be set. I want this in more colors- I have navy. Hoping there will be some other fun color options. Love love love this! Bravo Patagonia.
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