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great baselayer for winter
6'1", 175. Bought a medium and decided the tight performance fit was just not right. Went with the large instead which had a better sleeve length but is definitely longer in the torso and baggier. Breathes incredibly well and retains warmth when used as a layer. Mostly have used it snowboarding and hiking and it has been fantastic under t... Read Morehe nano air hoody. Definitely holds the stank off better than a full synthetic baselayer but nowhere near as good as full merino layers.
Longer term review (>1 yr) - Go to base layer
I wrote a previous review after just purchasing the Air Crew, and I wear it just as much as I did last year. It's breathable, doesn't retain odor, and is surprisingly warm. My one recommendation to Patagonia would be to take a look at the elastic around the cuffs - they stretch and don't really return back to form. So the sleeves g... Read Moreet a little loosey goosey at the cuffs. Also, the seams under the arms (armpit area) tend to split and pull apart, but that's a minor repair. Still a phenomenal shirt for all types of outdoor activities. Enjoy!
Comofortable, stretchy and warm
I typically by small patagonia clothing for casual wear and x-small for base layering and activities. This is my 3rd one of these shirts. I still use all 3 of them and they have held up well. The shirts in xs are fairly form fitting and wear well as a baselayer for winter activities in the back country, ski resort, or out skate skiing on cold days.... Read More Free range of movement. The only thing I can think of that I would change is the tag on the back of the neck. If I do have one of these on for a sofa surf, I can sometimes feel the tag on my neck.
Soft and warm
The Air Crew Neck is incredibly soft. It is a very fitted cut. Its been been layered with a Torrid Apex jacket in the 20s and provides plenty of warmth. The only con is the crew neck. You need to make sure to adjust base layer tshirt when wearing the capilene air over it. Ive notice the crew neck on the capilene air riding up in the front on my nec... Read Morek because of its fitted cut.
Couldn't be happier
I was initially disappointed with this item out of the box. I didn't like the texture. The material was kind of rough. I opened the box and thought well, this is a mistake. It wasn't going to work for the purpose I had in mind. I couldn't have been more wrong. I love this item. I wear it casually around the house. It is warm and ligh... Read Moretweight and somehow also substantial. I get compliments.
This is a great baselayer and I can wear it when out and about as a shirt, with or without a jacket and it looks nice. It doesnt smell after sweating (which I do lots of) and it holds up wash after wash. Its very warm when below freezing but isnt too warm on 50F+ days for me. I wish Patagonia would make more of these types of shirts, in different... Read More styles, for fall/winter wear that was more of a shirt than a baselayer because variety is the spice of life. The capilene daily and cool shirts are nice but they have no texture of heft to them to hide your bodys imperfections. Is Patagonia listening? :)
THIS IS IT!
The Capilene Air crew tops are IT! The materials' weave works to warm and wick. But, I wear these around the house as an extra layer. My wife too. They are comfy to the max. For me, the M is a snug fit which I prefer. Pricey? Sure, but I imagine I'll be wearing these for years to come, and that the cost will be forgotten long after I wear... Read More these babies a million times.
Just the thing for pandemic times
I wear this ...shirt? ...sweater? ...base layer? around the house continually these days, as it provides just the right amount of warmth for working indoors. Looks great on Zoom calls. Also functions very well as a second layer when hiking - very compressible so it hides away when I get warmed up.
HOLY MOLY THIS SHIRT IS UNREAL
This shirt is unbelievable. Here is why: 1) It never smells. I used it for 2 weeks of workouts, then went on a 4-day hunting trip with it on. I never took it off. Not while hunting, camping, cooking, or sleeping. It was low teens and it did such a great job of keeping me warm. Obviously, you have to layer well but the shirt is so thin it is the pe... Read Morerfect base layer. 2) The shirt is soft. Like baby bottom soft. Make sure to wash it correctly! Care for this shirt like it is your child. 3) It keeps you incredibly warm. Like I said before, It can be incredibly cold out and this shirt will do the trick(with proper layering). I have been hunting and running in the low teens/windchilll below ten degrees and this shirt will really contain the heat and keep your upper body warm. My hands were about ready to fall off though. 4) It wicks moisture super well. I am an avid duck hunter and carrying 75-100lbs of gear on and behind you for a mile walk at 4:30 in the morning is not easy. You work up a huge sweat in those waders and any cotton base layer will lose its heat. But because this shirt is wool it retains the heat and wicks the moisture so that your body stays dry. 5) No Chaffing. I haven't run super long distances in it so I am not 100% sure but I have not had any chafing while running 4ish miles. DISLIKES: 1) It does pill a little bit. I see it around the forearms and the wrists, where most of the abrasion would occur. I would buy 10 more of these if I had the money. Seriously recommend it.
I got this for my husband, who has a few pieces of Patagonia. I wasn't sure about this because of the honeycomb texture. He is very discriminating (picky) in what he likes/wears. He loved it immediately. It is warmer than his other base-layers. He hasn't worn it yet but I suspect that has to do with the fact that we recently moved and are... Read More still doing/finishing projects in and around the house. I got the navy, not a true navy as the blue is visible. Beautiful, rich color. He always says he doesn't need any more clothes, but when I find something that I know is exceptional I get it. He did not offer any resistance. I'll keep the rating at five stars, but he hasn't worn it and it has not been laundered, but I expect the Patagonia quality to prevail!
This top is super warm, and super light, and I love that it is mostly wool, yet it is unbelievably "snag-prone". I have dry skin (hey, it's winter!), and just the scaliness of my hands brushing against the fabric surface, let alone other rough surfaces in my surroundings, constantly snag, and is really annoying. I have been so carefu... Read Morel with it that I haven't actually produced a lot of pulls, but if I back off from my extreme care, I know I will end up with it covered in little pulls. (FYI: I am actually 5' 9.5", so upper end of height category provided, and the top fits true to size in that it is meant to be close-fitting.)
Warm, size down
I live this piece, but I do wish I had sized down. At 59, 160lbs, the medium doesnt really fit me like a baselayer should (fairly snug). Also wish Id gotten the hoodyI got the crew, thinking I could wear it like a sweater while teaching, but it doesnt really have that particular look on its own. Still, wonderfully warm, and its a go-to piece when w... Read Morealking in chilly conditions, especially when layered under something like the microfleece. Paired with my micropuff hoody, Ive yet to be anything remotely close to chilly on cold Arizona mornings (temps at or near freezing).
I had been shopping for a new merino sweater for awhile. Pandemic put me back in the northeast for the winter and I needed something warm that I could wear everyday, inside and outside, working and playing. Ideally good looking enough to wear out on the town and the trail. I have an Patagonia sweater from 10 years ago that was the heaviest base lay... Read Moreer offered at the time. Black and thick and comfortable next to the skin. It fits close and keeps me super warm without getting me overheated. I can wear it in NYC on the subway and then outside hiking and it performs well. This sweater will not replace it. Its nice and light and warm and good looking but I have to layer it up to get the same warmth. Im a little apprehensive about catching on a twig or a piece of anything rough because I dont want to spoil the pristine stitching of my new 140$ sweater. That being said it fits well - a bit looser than my last. Im fit and 130 lb with a 29 waist and a 38 chest. Im pleased but not overwhelmed.
My go to layer
Love this shirt/sweater. It is my preferred layer for almost everything. Picked it up last spring so now have had it almost 9 months and it has held up awesome. I wear it almost daily. As one of the millions in constant telework I wear probably too much. I have received numerous compliments on it. It is warm, but not too warm and cozy and it looks ... Read Morelike a high end sweater so can be dressed up. I will also use it as a layer over a capiliene under a houdini on winter trail runs and honestly can be a little warm, so only used on the coldest days (20s or less). I wear it so often I am looking to get one in navy too.
I am 170 cm, 56kg, I bought a small and it fits well as a base layer or over a t-shirt. It is warm and durable. It looks better than I expected, it looks a bit like a cardigan that I could wear casually with friends and family, but it also fits well as a base layer. Obviously, synthetic/merino allows it to not get soaked in humidity
Go ahead and take my money
As with most Pat products, it arrives, you open the package and put it on. In this case, you put it on, maybe take it off at bed time (maybe not), wake up the next day and put it back on. I did this for five days and noticed zero odor and finally decided to wash and dry just to see what happened. I would recommend COLD water wash, as it does contai... Read Moren wool. I put in dryer for ten minutes. I cant say that it shrunk, only that it seemed to fit even better. Im 61, 225 lbs, size 37 waist. Size XL is perfect. Will use as base-layer all winter and very likely order more. Just one of those amazing, perfect products.
This top is great, warm, cozy, comfy, warm, etc ... I prefer these tops to fit a bit snug, so, don't go by what I ordered for me. This is wonderful for over a t-shirt for just casual wear, and for normal layering, base layer stuff too! So, an all-around top for anything that comes your way!
Love it! Been wearing it non-stop
Super comfortable next-to-skin, cozy, and very stretchy. I find myself wearing this almost daily for the past several weeks. Form-fitting but not overly tight (I usually wear XS). One of those items that you don't realize you have on, in a good way. This is my first review, but I've been so impressed with this item that it seemed worthwhi... Read Morele to share it's positives with the rest of the community. Thank you!
Wool base layer without the itch?!?!
This shirt is entirely responsible for turning my layering system upside down! I originally bought the Capilene Air based on the various comments about it being warm and breathable. My intent was to use it as my wool base-layer for skiing and snowshoeing. When I got the shirt, I was slightly disappointed with how thin it was I expected it to be sli... Read Moreghtly thicker. However, I did appreciate that it was light, comfortable, and very easy to move in. In a first attempt to run it through the paces, I used it as a true base layer under a thin rain shell (no mid-layer) in +1°C weather and took a very slow walk. I wasnt cold, but I also wasnt cozy warm either. The second test involved a ski day. However, I switched up my layering approach and used a merino wool tank top as my base layer, and then used the Capilene Air as a mid-layer under a soft shell jacket. I stuffed my Patagonia Nano Air into my pack, assuming I would need to add the extra layer for warmth as soon as I got on the mountain WRONG! While it was a mild day (-5°C) I was still shocked at how comfortably warm I was not too warm, and definitely not cold! The Capilene Air kept me warm, comfortable, and let me move freely. Dont let the thinness of the fabric fool you because this shirt is a serious performer! From a fit and feel perspective, here are my measurements and comments: 57 165 lbs. 32 waist 40 chest 31 sleeve Typically, Im a medium in everything. However, I wanted the shirt slightly fitted since I would be using it as a base-layer, so I purchased the size-small. I also have short arms and knew the size-medium arms would be way to long, based on the sizing chart. With respect to the feel of the wool shirt on bare skin, it was really soft and at no point did it EVER itchand Im pretty picky when it comes to this area. The price of the shirt is a bit spendy, but theres something to be said about having good quality gearand Patagonia qualifies. Without reservation, the Capilene Air will become one of my favourite base / mid-layers for skiing highly recommended!
i wear this at work where i am in a 40 degree (F) cooler most of the day. i usually wear just a tshirt on top. definitely keeps me warm all day. only complaint is the material snags Very easily and threads can be pulled loose. i dont recommend wearing it as a top layer. washing/drying (cool/low heat) hasnt changed the size or shape.
Super warm, not great for casual wear
Original review posted last year in October. While I still stand by this being a wonderful baselayer for most pursuits, its propensity to pill extremely bad after a month of wear reduces its appeal as an all-around, one layer to do it all. Its just not great for casual wear, though its epic for fast and light outdoor pursuits. Pop on a wind layer ... Read Morefor great warmth in active cold weather pursuits (below freezing) or with a nano-air or warmer insulation layer for serious warmth in super cold. Basically, Im just disappointed in how it has worn in I typically choose an old smartwool 250 Ive had for 8 years over this when i need one layer for around town + warmth outside and only wear this when I know Ill be solely outside, say for cold weather runs, cross country skiing, or backpacking. But whatever, thats just me wanting that one layer holy grail that you can wear as an around town kind of thing then also take it with you on the trails or crag.
Hey there, we appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately, the nature of knit items is that they will pill over time, this will happen regardless of quality when these fibers meet friction. However, there are ways to maintain the garment, such as using a sweater stone. If you're interested in baselayers that will be less prone to pilling, check out our [Men's Capilene Midweight Crew](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-capilene-midweight-crew-neck-shirt/44427.html?dwvar_44427_color=CNY). It won't be as warm, but the smooth texture of the fibers will be less prone to pilling.
Warm, light and comfortable
This is a great piece of all around gear. I own two. At first, I was a little dismayed by the price, but after putting it through the ringer, turns out to be well worth the cost. It excels at regulating temperature and staying stink-free! I highly value theses things. Thanks for another outstanding piece of kit Patagonia.
Lovely top for something light weight that will keep you warm
I'm 5'10 and weight 190-195 with a 42 inch chest. I bought this in a L because it mentioned it was a slim fit or sleeker fit. It's not a slim fit as other sporting brands and I wonder if I could have fitted in a M to have this top more fitting than it is. Non the less I've worn this to work on a wet cold windy day in the NE area... Read More for work with a M Nano Puff Jacket and Rainshadow Jacket to keep me warm and it worked a treat. The weather was between 40-50 degrees with constant rain. Worked like treat. Only thing I wish I had was some of Patagonia's gloves and rain pants. Hope that will be my next purchase if they bless me with a nice discount code for this lovely review and the other reviews I've given!
Cuts the damp/cold
I was a bit leery of dropping 129.00 on a single base layer top. I own (6) Patagonia base layers in various levels and they do a very good job. But this top cuts the dampness completely! Ill be adding the bottoms and a back up top. Your steelhead fishing field testers really nailed this one!
Cap Air Rules!
The material used on this is unreal. It's somehow magically warm when you need it to be and vents / ditches heat when you want it to. A perfect base layer for cold treks / ski days or a great mid-weight layer for the evening cool-off. The only hard part about this product is choosing between my hooded one or the crew neck!
My favorite piece of clothing
I bought my first one of these when it was originally issued back on 2014-15, and it was called the Merino Air... bought it b/c I liked the look of it, and I pretty much wore it every day for the next 2 years between late September and mid April. By that time I lived in terror of it falling apart on me... the pits were getting threadbare. So when t... Read Morehey re-released it as the Capilene Air I was so jazzed I bought two. Honestly, Ive only worn them when my original has been in the wash. So, though Ive read a few reviews questioning durability, my experience has been that its an extremely durable garment. Comfort is the best, bar none, and as for performance, though I live in Iowa and so am not taking it into the mountains, I do hike a lot, year round I remember remarking one day last spring when I got a little too excited for warm weather and left the coat at home, I was amazed at how warm it kept me even when a sunny spring day turned gray and blustery. I really want to get one of the new 2020 colors... but its hard for me to justify as I still have two mostly unworn backups to my original in my closet. :(
Finally pulled the trigger on this and have absolutely no regrets. It is the best baselayer I've tried to date - warm, super breathable, comfy and looks great. The XL is slightly loose on me so it looks just like a wool sweater. I've lounged around the house in it, hiked in it, run in it in 5C weather and worn it to cafes. There is a li... Read Morettle bit of pilling but that's normal with knitted yarns, particularly with wool. Only issue is I want another one but the current colours don't appeal to me. Patagonia - make a Forest Green one (and make it available in Australia) and I'll be all over it!
Warm, breathable and dries quickly
It's always nice when a product does what it says it will do. I came from an all merino base layer that was warm, but retained all the moisture to the point I would get cold in the afternoon of all-day running. These combine the best of both worlds of the warmth of wool, but the wicking and drying ability of the synthetic.
Comfortable but awful quality
Wearing the product for the third time and have yet to wash it, It tore in the back while i was putting it on today. Areas that rub against each other have become fuzzy and thin. It has a great feel but is falling apart so fast that it has me questioning patagonia as a whole. Also lacks a presentable look now, overall not mad just disappointed.
Hi Theodore. We're really sorry that your Capilene Air shirt is falling apart. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back to us under warranty once we reopen. We went ahead emailed you with all necessary instructions. Thanks so much for your review.
The Strange Tale of How It Works
I am a natural fiber guy. I don't buy all-synthetic clothing as a rule, for a number of philosophical reasons but let's just go with: comfort and sustainability. I bought this piece a few years ago to try the half-n-half approach to fabric, but also the seamless side of things. This very nice piece breathes very well, doesn't feel cl... Read Moreammy when I sweat (very synthetic attribute), and retains its shape well even after days of continuous use. I just did four days backpacking in Grand Canyon, and this piece was my base layer during the day, and my sleeping shirt at night. I honestly didn't want to like it as much as I do for the high synthetic content, but my many reviews over the years about a balancing act between using wool for all it's qualities and just enough synthetic to contribute what it offers, I never really saw 50/50 as the ideal number. 75-80% wool? Sure, but only half? Yet, this garment has proved the two can pull near equal weight and function well enough for me to praise it...not here, but by wearing it. More wool would only make this better, but it's a great shirt as-is.
Best base layer yet.
Absolutely love this piece. Purchased a M in gray and it runs true to size. Very versatile temperature wise: works great from cold to hot. Hugs the body so it keeps your temperature constant, both hot and cold. Neck and wrist collars are snug but not tight. At first, I thought I might stretch and snap the neck collar because it seemed like one thre... Read Moread was encircling it, but it does stretch and tighten. Has held up to multi-day heavy use when traveling and hiking. Does a great job of keeping odors away too. Easily my new favorite base layer. Just be sure to keep any pets with claws away from it.
It really is that good
I was excited to see Patagonia bring back their merino wool products, and jumped at the opportunity for an air crew. It may be the best shirt ever made. It is true to size, comfortable, and doesn't retain oder. I've worn it as a baselayer snowboarding and doing odds and ends work in snowy Pennsylvania. It's great as a single layer wo... Read Morerking out, with superior breathability. Honestly, I'd wear it every day if my wife agreed with my "wash once every few weeks" approach. Outstanding product, and sincerely hope Patagonia keeps it around for a while.
The finest base layer tops I own!
At a recent count I have 9 merino base layer tops ranging from 150 to 260 weight. Using a friend/employee recommendation at The Mountaineer in Keane Valley NY, I decided to try this piece in crew. I planned to use for 3 season hiking, backpacking, skiing, lounging, and winter ice climbing. The Capilene Air has been flawless to date for all of these... Read More. I used in November and then December both on 3 day backpacking trips in the Northeast. My typical plan is to hike in Capilene and then wear a heavier to dry merino top at camp, using the Capilene over it to dry under layers for the next day. I did rotate some layers on both trips but only wearing this to hike, occasionally swapping the base with a dry merino. I have also done the same and just put a merino over it as it drys super fast and really never seems to get too wet. It is actually the layer I prefer on my skin compared to Capilene and pure merino. It feels like cashmere, almost, and when you put it on, warm in your skin, unlike most layers. When it’s wet from hiking it doesn’t feel heavy or soaked like merino and more comfortable than Capilene mid weight. For climbing ice I just spent 5 days in it as my only base with an R1 zip over and no issues, was awesome. I don’t feel that it will be super wet and uncomfortable the rest of the day if approaching is long, can always us a Capilene light T under for the hike if you want. I feel it’s as warm as any 230-260 weight merino I have but also can hike or move in it like it’s 200 lightweight merino. Durability has been good so far but I have worn mostly as a base and usually something light over it. Have not had much pilling and washes well, inside out, and can be wiped with a lint tool, which seems to help. As I have loved this so much, I just bought the hoody version for climbing ice. I was hesitant that it wouldn’t fit well under my R1 or Piton hood, but it does and will make up for day where I pack an extra light balaclava for under. Plus, it’s a neck gaiter built in, I like variability and options. Good luck with this, but I feel you won’t be dissatisfied if the fit is good. I am 5-9/10 and 165-70, the medium fits me slim as a base should and has great stretch and multi day resilience. It’s cut a bit long to tuck in but not so long it looks super specific like the R1 hoody.
New Favorite Baselayer
I've worn almost every version of baselayer made by Patagonia, until the Capilene Air. The pricetag seemed steep, until I finally tried it. I wore both the top and bottoms skiing and have never experienced better temperature regulation than the Capilene Airs. We had 0 degree (F) days and 32 degree (F) days, and the Cap AIrs have kept me warm w... Read Morehen needed and cool when needed. The technology is awesome - I will be buying multiple pairs for skiing and winter activities.
Sizing is all over
I have two of these, the first one fits great 6’1” 190# size large, the second one I bought is is two inches too long, and wide. It feels like an xl fit. If you do decide to buy one buy multiple so you can get the one that fits, this is a similar problem I had with a better sweater purchase.
NOT a warm top layer for sedentary people
I'm not an outdoors person; I'm someone who sits at a computer in an old, cold house. I've used Capilene Expedition Weight tops and bottoms to keep me warm for years. I decided to try Capilene Air to see if it's even warmer. It's not if you're sedentary, and it's the top layer. The "breathability" means... Read More that drafts go right through the fabric. I expect Capilene Air would fare much better if you put on a wind-stopping layer over it, and if you're active. But it's not a good base layer for sitting around in.
Comfortable, but not durable.
I wear this shirt for trail-running. It's very lightweight, warm and wicks nicely. The one problem with this garment is that the fabric is not strong nor durable. After one wash there were several broken threads and pilling.
Hi there, we're sorry that you're unhappy with the performance of your Men's Capilene Air Crew. If you are ever unsatisfied with your gear, you're more than welcome to initiate a return by following this link, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return.
Just when I thought the Capilene couldn't get any better...
The Air came out and shattered all my expectations. I have had iterations of the Capilene base layer throughout the years, all of them plenty warm and comfortable, but the Air is the best yet. It seems impossible that something this lightweight can be so warm, it's the perfect base layer for being active in cold weather, and is so comfortable,... Read More I find myself wearing it almost daily. The fit is slim, but not constricting, which is exactly what you want in a base layer. I cannot recommend the Capilene Air highly enough.
Capilene® Air Crew
The Capilene® Air Crew is a terrific shirt or undergarment. It is light, soft on the skin, warm, and has freedom of movement. While I pull it on, I can immediately feel the soft fabric warming my skin. Its that fast. It is attractive enough to wear by itself as a shirt, soft and warm enough to wear as an undergarment to stay warm in cold weather. I... Read More love it.
About the broadest range of comfort available. Very light weight, and as a base layer, very comfortable against the skin. Alone under a shell, or under an insulated shell - they are awesome. Depends on the outside temp and your activity, but it is easy to dial them into the perfect layer.
Super comfortable everyday base layer
These are great. I bought one and had to order a second a few weeks later when I realized how much I wanted to wear these just about everyday. I've used it as a base layer for cold weather activity and as a casual around the house/town shirt. It almost looks like a regular knit sweater. One small gripe, the oxide red version shows a blue contr... Read Moreast line at the base of the sleeves and waist. This blue contrast line was not on the actual garment when it arrived. Not sure where it went?
I don't know how often you hear from customers about this kind of use-- I was playing Edgar Allan Poe on a ghost tour of Fells Point Baltimore on the Day of the Dead. After dark, the temperature was in the low 40s F. I'd just gotten the capilene air shirt and wore it under my tux shirt and tail coat, and I was comfortable and not cold the... Read More whole time (fingerless gloves also helped).
Looks good feels better
The first thing that I appreciated about this piece was the way it felt: soft yet durable. There is a decent amount of stretch to it too. Enough stretch that if you got form-fitting or slim-fit, it can still move with you while climbing or any other cool weather active endeavor.
Love everything but the durability
The Cap Air is extremely cozy for how thin it is! Like a lot of people, I’ve ended up wearing it more as a light sweater than strictly a baselayer. And, like a lot of people, I can already see it starting to pill or fuzz up, which is a bit of a bummer, albeit not a surprise given how many reviews mention that as an issue. That said, the fit and com... Read Morefort are top notch, and the seamless construction is pretty unique. It is cut rather long in the torso and arms, which is a little odd at first but that does help keep the cold out by keeping it tucked in and ensuring your wrists covered if your arms are raised, ie while climbing. The pattern on the fabric, and the sweater-like cuffs and hem, add a nice look. I’d probably get another despite the pilling issues, but hopefully Patagonia will figure out a way to make these a tad more durable without sacrificing the things that make it a great piece!
Super soft, warm and great fit. These are not as loose as the pants, but not super tight like a standard base, which is my favorite thing about these tops. I use them for work mostly doing high rise/bosun chair window cleaning when the temperature dips. I pair them with the Capilene air bottoms, and it is a perfect base.
Perfect all-rounder. Wearing it casually as a sweater almost daily. Pop a fleece over it for serious warmth. Take it off to get airflow and stay comfortably warm while cooling off. For active wear it’s the perfect item. I wear merino (smart wool and icebreaker) all winter long. Only issue is the temp regulation is just a bit harder when serious ph... Read Moreysical output is happening. This item solves that, and allows air to virtually pass right through you. I think it’s the holy grail. I wore it 7 days before washing, no stink until about day 7. Highly recommend for the one-shirt-that-does-it-all people amongst us. I hate having one pile of a active gear and one pile of casual gear; utility across life is key; as is function, style, and quality.
Best base layer for cool to cooler temperatures
This is my favorite base layer for cooler weather. Even when the day warms up a bit, it doesn’t become too warm. I tend to sweat quite a bit especially when it rains I wear a rain jacket. This base layer keeps me warm and just doesn’t get wet. It is the best performing base layer I have ever had in that regard
The best piece I own
This is seriously the best piece of clothing I own. I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and immediately ordered another as soon as I tried the first one on. I've used it backpacking, camping, and even taking the wife to dinner because she likes how it looks on me. Extremely versatile. You should just buy one, period.
The fabric pills! Otherwise nice
The fabric pills! Otherwise nice cozy shirt.
We are sorry to hear about the pilling! With the nature of garments like these, sometimes pilling can be inevitable. We'd recommend trying some of the products out there that help to remove pilling. This is the best way to extend your product lifespan and keep it out of landfills. As always though, if you are unsatisfied, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) it back for a warranty evaluation.
I love this thing! It works as a baselayer or as a standalone sweater. I've worn it to family functions and received compliments for how it looks and fits on me. In addition, it's kept me nice and warm in outdoor ventures. It's an awesome all-around piece! My wife has already told me to get more colors!
Fabric Durability Issues with Patagonia Capilene Air
My Wife and I enjoy many Patagonia products, sadly however, I've the fabric's durability of the Capilene Air products are exceedingly poor. After only two months of casual use (No Backpacking), I have requested a refund of this expensive product. I purchased two Capilene Air Crews and the fabric started to pill and fray giving the garment... Read More an almost furry appearance to the manufactured quilted pattern. In addition, the fabric began to stretch and become baggy, losing the qualities that you would expect from a baselayer. I would recommend that this product be avoided until Patagonia corrects the problem with this fabric.
massive temperature range
the combination of waffle weave and very loosely woven material means this is the ideal base layer in a wide range of conditions. i've used it skiing in the alps, where it's warmer and more humid than the western US, as well as on the east and west coasts of the US. Never been uncomfortable or clammy. I would wear it every day but for the... Read More expense.
Travels well in heat and cold
I took this thing through half a dozen airports and as many different climates and it always seemed to adapt. It was breathable when it was warm out and an insulating layer when it was cold and could easily go over whatever I was wearing. It's light to pack and keep in a day bag with little trouble and less weight. It does pill up a bit and is... Read More a lint magnet, but that's not the point of it and it cleans up easily enough.
Really warm and confortable
I finally got this for christmas, had to ask several people because the cost (hard to justify the price tag). After wearing for several days, I love this product. This last weekend was snowing in Denver with a temp around 30-F degrees and windy. My dog and I went to the state park, weared this plus my R1 and down coat, I was worm for the two hours ... Read Moreplaying in the snow !! Wish it was cheaper to have another one !!
Merino Air Crew thumbs down
I am a long time Patagonia user (since 1980). This Merino Air Crew is the same product from Fall 2015 except the wool is sourced from New Zealand. The product does not work well in Wet climates and you will feel clammy. It may work in Colorado, but skiing Oregon with the higher humidity never worked for me after multiple uses. Not recommended, stay... Read More with the Tried and True Patagonia Capilene product which I can't rave enough about.
2 Shirts in a week
I really want to like this product but i got a hole in the left armpit of the first shirt i got. I returned it to the store and had another one ordered for me online. Received it. Put it on. And within 2 hours or wearing the second one another hole formed in the left armpit! I am the correct size for the shirt i got so i have no explanation other t... Read Morehan poor sowing quality. Very disappointed.
Please bring back the lightweight merino 2 products.
Please bring back the LW Merino 2 Zip Neck and LW Merino 2 LW bottom long underwear. I've been buying Patagonia long underwear for 20+ years and they were/are the best long underwear I've ever owned. They're comfortable, warm, and packable (light weight and compact) and they didn't retain odor like capilene does. It was really n... Read Moreice having a product with minimal synthetics. It felt really great to wear. I know they had some synthetics but with 77% merino, they had a lot more natural material than the Capilene Air Crew. Thanks.
Make a a sweater and polo out of this material please
This is the best and most comfortable fabric/garment that I've ever worn. Please double the thickness and keep everything else exactly the same and offer as a sweater/midweight layer. I'm wearing this as a light sweater over a capilene lightweight t shirt and love it. Again, please offer a sweater and polo in this incredible material.
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