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Men's Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt Reviews

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Ms Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt

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September 11, 2023

Nice for play and work

Would welcome option in black. Still no logo. Great under a blazer or shirt or running or gardening

August 20, 2023

Cool lightweight shirt

These have got to be hands down the best tee shirt you can buy. Very comfortable even in hot humid summer Florida. The fit is perfect and they dry so well you can almost wear one right out of the washer. Perfect travel shirt.

August 18, 2023

Too small in lenght

Bought on summer sale alongst Cool Daily Tshirts (short and long sleeves) & its the only one that came way smaller and also shorter in length. Not too sure why the sizes are inconsistent. Regret not sizing up and I have cut the tags at this point..

Response from Patagonia
August 21, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the sizing and fit issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

August 15, 2023

Very nice product

Very nice shirt, the material seems softer than earlier versions. Please offer more colors & re-introduce the Air Chaser running shirt with the mesh vented back.

August 8, 2023

Changed size now too small

Why would you make XXL product smaller than previous when it is your largest size? I have exact same shirt from a year ago and it fits properly. This one is much smaller

Response from Patagonia
August 9, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry for the fit issues you encountered with this product. Please know that you are welcome to return your item at any time as we want you to be completely happy with all of your Patagonia products. If you'd like, we would recommend checking out our [Men's Capilene® Cool Daily Graphic Shirt]( as it is a regular fit and it may fit better than this slim fit version! In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing along this feedback to our Product Design Team.

August 4, 2023

Cool and lightweight

I wanted a summer hiking tee, and this one is perfect. It is so wispy it wears like it is barely there, but provides good sun protection

July 30, 2023

Runs Way Too Small Not Comfortable Workout Short

I got an XL and it was too small. So I got an XXL and it is still too small. I have to stretch it out and that caused it to rip at seems already. Why did Patagonia make their sizes too small to enjoy. An XXL should not be this right on me. This shirt has siffered similarly to all Patagonia gear in that it is no longer manufactured well or works for... Read More what it is needed for. Would not recommend.

Response from Patagonia
August 1, 2023

Hi Lowell! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit. Our Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt features a slim fit as it's supposed to fit closer to body for easy layering. With that said, the shirt seems too tight. We'll share this feedback with our design team to keep in mind for future seasons. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

July 15, 2023

ideal summer shirt

I'm 5'8, 145, and this shirt fits like a glove. The fit and feel are ideal, fabric doesn't stick to your skin and no stink. I'm praying Pataognia leaves as is :) as some items are just not in need of any updates. Love the fact that no large logos on the fabric which allows me to wear these shirts in a casual setting too. Looking... Read More forward to a few more colors to choose from, a army green would be fantastic. Anyway, to sum it up, Patagonia nailed this shirt - form and function - so a no brainer for the price especially since Patagonia gear lasts for many seasons.

July 11, 2023

Not slim fitting

Lightweight, well made, except for the neckline. Neckline lacks structure, so tends to bunch up on itself (especially at the back of the neck), giving you the bacon neck look. I'm 6' and 155 lbs with an athletic build. Shirt fits perfect in the chest/shoulders, but is too wide in the torso. Measures 17" across the chest, but then fl... Read Moreares out and gets wider towards the bottom hem where it measures 20". Looks a bit like wearing a dress on me, not very flattering, wouldn't consider this shirt slim fit. Back length is 26", but the front is 25.5". Too short for me. Overall poor fit so returned it. Having tried a few Patagonia tops now, have come to the conclusion that their clothing is not designed for tall athletic/slim people. They are generally too short and too baggy. A shame because I like Patagonia as company and their sustainability, but their clothes don't work for me.

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the fit and size issues you've encountered with this shirt. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they are aware of these issues.

July 10, 2023

Perfect light weight tee.

Wanted something light weight for summer ware. This was the ticket! Great for the extra hot weather here in Pennsylvania! Try them and you will not be sorry.

July 7, 2023

Best Shirt Ever - Fit

What makes this shirt the best is the fit. Not bulky in the pits or around the waistband, everything is proportioned right. The only negative is the limited color offering.

June 6, 2023

Poor Odor Control

I really like Patagonia as a brand so went in for two of these shirts. The good: they are incredibly lightweight. I am a daily bike commuter and they feel good on a hot weather commute. The bad: 1) they stink. I have other odor control shirts (e.g. Lululemon) that far outperform these in controlling smell. I wondered if maybe it was just me but tal... Read Moreked to a buddy who was similarly disappointed with the odor. 2) they snag and pull out small threads very easily. Within my first wear I had several snags on things like my recently trimmed nails that made me feel like I couldn't return them in good conscience. I would not recommend these shirts, especially at the price.

Response from Patagonia
June 8, 2023

Hi Max, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're very sorry to hear that the Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirts are meeting your expectations. Please feel free to begin a [warranty return]( at your earliest convenience. We'll reach out to you privately as well with further assistance.

May 4, 2023


This runs a lot smaller than the long sleeve version of this

April 27, 2023

Great tech tee

Fantastic wicking material with excellent fit. Just perfect and does exactly what I need it to. I just wish they came in the same cool colors as the cap cool daily. Also the fit of the cap cool lightweight is way better than the cap cool daily, I think the cap cool daily should be slim fit too.

April 1, 2023

Great material!

Purchased that for my boyfriend, had to size up due to shirt having more fitted cut. All other shirts works for him in L, but this one was too tight in L and a bit short, XL was perfect.

March 28, 2023

Crazy light and cool

Love these shirts! They are very light and dry quickly. Highly recommend for hot days and exercise.

March 5, 2023

Perfect! Happy with this purchase.

These shirts are exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a light weight shirt for those hot summer days for hiking and cycling. I ordered one of these from Patagonia's site. Like it so much I ordered two different colors from REI. My wardrobe seems to be filling up with Patagonia. That's okay with me!

January 14, 2023

Most comfortable shirt ever

Love this shirt. Super lightweight material and cut feels great. This is labelled as a slim fit and the other capilene shirts are labelled as a regular fit. I really don't like the way those fit but love this one's fit. Pretty much my favorite shirt highly reccomend.

November 30, 2022

So versatile

As others have noted, this is a cool, comfortable shirt that wicks moisture well. Love hiking in mine, but it really excels as travel clothing. I pack my 3 shirts and wear them constantly. I can do that because they wash up easily and dry overnight. Saves a lot of room in my pack.

November 15, 2022


This is the best fabric for a shirt Patagonia has yet created. I have several short and long sleeve, and it seems that, at least the long sleeve, is being discontinued--finding the last ones at various on-line retailers. Great breathable base layer in cooler temps, and amazing during early morning hikes at the peak of a Tucson Summer. Please keep t... Read Morehis line! I love it!!

October 4, 2022

Better than bare

These shirts are amazing - they actually feel cooler on than rocking a bare torso does. Moisture is just pulled off my skin and disposed of somehow. It's like magic. Cold weather or hot, these are my base layer. As for fit - close but not clinging. I have a 43 - 44" chest, and large fits very comfortably, with no binding or snagging. The... Read More only negative I can think of is that the torso could be longer. Mine may have shrunk a bit despite being cold-water washed and air dried, but I could use some more torso length to keep the shirt tucked in. Also note that the fabric is LIGHT and a bit frail. If you wear as outer layer you can snag and it will run. Otherwise, seems robust enough.

September 24, 2022

Nice light shirts. I only

Nice light shirts. I only wish they were available in more than one or two colors in my S size. I know it's late in the season so choices are limited. I've purchased more than a hundred and fifty Patagonia items over the decades (coats, raincoats, vests, packs, and many t-shirts) and have always been pleased by them.

September 20, 2022

Solid tech tee

I picked up this shirt for mountain biking and hiking and have really been enjoying it. It runs smaller than the standard capilene shirts so I would recommend sizing up. I'm a heavy sweater and this shirt soaks it up but also dries quickly and I can wear it for multiple rides because there is no odor.

September 20, 2022


These shirts have an athletic cut, fit well when worn for exercise, and are very light.

September 20, 2022

Light weight tech t that doesn't smell

I have four of these and love the fabric. It doesn't hold odor thus can be worn for days on end while on the trail. I'm 6' tall, 160lbs, and lanky and would normally take a medium but in this t I now take a LG.

September 18, 2022

This is my 5th Capilene

This is my 5th Capilene Cool lightweight shirt. I love the feel and quality of all of them.

September 17, 2022

Love the weight

I have been looking to replace older version of these shirts for a couple years. I use them on my daily runs. I love the light weight and the quick drying features of these shirts.

September 16, 2022

Light as a feather

My favorite running shirt on those warm-to-hot days. It's so light but seems well built at the same time. Sleeves are a bit shorter, too -- which I like so I don't feel constricted. Great shirt for just about anything active.

September 15, 2022

Best running shirt

This is by far my favorite running shirt. I wear it year round in California. Drys fast and keeps me cool. It is slim fit and does run short. I wear an L in the capilene daily but wear in XL in these. More relaxed, longer fit but I like that the shoulder seam ends right at the shoulder even though I upsized.

September 11, 2022

Great wicking / cooling layer

You need to help sizing with dimensions. In this case chest size. I don't care how tall, unless sleeve length is an issue. I'm just under 5'7" 165 with an athletic build. Medium doesn't fit your models are the same weight and like 5'11"

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2022

Hi Jim, we apologize for the sizing difference. We do have dimensions for all items on their respective page. The measurements are located beneath the available sizes under the Size & Fit Guide tab.

September 7, 2022

Technical slim fit

I wanted to review this shirt because I really like the fit and look of the shirt. Finally something that I would consider slim fit, which I've been waiting for from P. These shirts absorb and wick sweat well, but my feedback is that they are very warm. They seem to hold heat a bit more than normal (which surprised me since they have a very ai... Read Morery/almost mesh type texture). So I'd love to get more of these, because they are great for activities and travel since they dry fast and have minimal smell - however, I'd just love to see more breath-ability/cooling if possible.

Response from Patagonia
September 17, 2022

Thanks for your feedback on the fit, fabric and function, Zachary!

September 6, 2022

Rides up

I like the material in this shirt and it fits me in the shoulders, but the length runs short and it tends to ride up when I am active. Always pulling it back down. Runs kinds short and small. Also with the tight fit can you quite putting such long tags on everything. I hate having to cut them off.

September 4, 2022

Super comfort

A great shirt that performs as advertised. Love it.

September 3, 2022

My New Favorite

After years of almost exclusive use of merino wool t-shirts from a popular brand, I have been very pleased with the look and feel of the the Patagonia Capilene Cool Lightweights!

September 3, 2022

Uber Chill

The fabric is breathable. It keeps me cool on my walks through San Francisco.

August 16, 2022

Light weight tee

Love these shirts, slim fit, super light weight, feels like they are tailored to me, can only wear when at my target cycling weight, which is motivation to stay there

August 15, 2022

Extremely lightweight shirt!

4 starts, but I love the performance of this shirt. The fabric is perfect, and even with its lightness provides solid durability. They will pill under a backpack but not to a disappointing degree. I have a number of these and haven't had any holes or bad snags appear. My only complain is the cut of the sleeves. The sleeve openings are huge, a... Read Morend because the fabric is so light they are held open by air which looks a bit ridiculous. The ridge flow has a much more tapered sleeve that looks and feels wayyyy better. It fits the body very well otherwise. Highly recommend for any hot weather activity.

August 13, 2022

2022 batch seems significantly smaller

Have been buying this product since 2019. In total probably bought 9 or 10. I'm 5'9 and historically S fit well. However the 3 that I ordered in 2022, for some reason, fits noticeably tighter. Disappointing as it is really hard to return or exchange the product as an international customer. I also really like this product. If good fit: 5... Read More/5 Changing the size without warning: 1/5 Overall: 4/5 (minus 1 for changed sizing)

August 6, 2022

Fits great, feels great, not stinky

I teach physical education and often need shirts I can wear all day. These are very comfortable, look presentable, and don't stink. They're light enough for the hottest activities and layer well for cool down times.

August 2, 2022

My favorite shirt, sizing different from prior years

This is by far my favorite shirt to wear. I use it every day for work. Only problem I had was this year (22) sizing was different than 20-21 sizing. Fits way more roomy. But I will say the sizing is actually more accurate to the tag now. So go for your true size and you should be good. But, if you've bought this shirt before and want a similar... Read More fit, you might need to go one size down. LOVE THIS SHIRT!

August 1, 2022

So lightweight

I didn't think Capilene could get this light weight without being obscene to wear while sweating. This T is the answer. It wicks moisture unbelievably well. I barely noticed I was wearing a shirt, especially b/c it didn't accumulate sweat like the normal lightweight Capilene T's I run in. My only complaint is that it only comes in 4 ... Read Morecolors.

July 20, 2022

Summer Running Shirt

This shirt performs exactly as advertised. I perspire heavily and the shirt whisks away my sweat and dries fast. A great product.

July 18, 2022

Great shirt

The shirt feels super lightweight and is breathable without being transparent. Great fit and functional.

June 9, 2022

Light and fast drying

Perfect for any activity rowing, cycling and especially for multiday traveling. Easy to pack two, they don't take up much space and can be washed in the sink and worn in and hour or two.

June 7, 2022

Keeps ya cool

I love the feel of this fabric during long runs and bikes. Best shirt Ive had for endurance activities on hot and humid days.

June 6, 2022

Great fit and super cool

Coolest shirt Ive ever owned. Great for wearing in the hot summer heat.

May 30, 2022

cool lightweight tee

page shows model wearing a medium who is 6'1' ordered a large, I'm 6'2" 177lbs and it was way 2 small so I returned for xl which is still a tad on the small size for me

Response from Patagonia
June 2, 2022

Hi James, we're so sorry to hear about the sizing issue with the Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team if you have any questions regarding starting a [return or exchange](

May 29, 2022

Works great but poorly constructed

Wore this shirt once on a vigorous hike and it performed well. When I took it off I saw that the stitching around the neck was unraveling. Have returned it to the store and await a replacement. Suggest one gives a close examination to the stitching before wearing. I

May 24, 2022


Weightless. 59 160. Fit. Classic slim fit. Much better than the cap daily option.

May 19, 2022

Light weight but just right amount of warmth

This purchase was just more log the same great tee from Patagonia. I have more of these in different colors,but never to many black.

May 12, 2022

Comfortable but with quality control issues

Very happy except for a glitch. I purchased two of these shirts and they are very comfortable, breathable, and attractive. My hesitation to rate this product more highly is due to the zig-zag stitching of both shirts inside collar front, splitting the first time I took each shirt off. There is another layer of straight stitches below, so I dont exp... Read Moreect the seam will part, but this is a QC problem that should not occur in a costly T-shirt, especially not immediately on first wearing.

Response from Patagonia
May 16, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear this Men's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt has a stitching issue. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your review along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

May 10, 2022

Probably the best T-shirt you can buy

This is my favorite shirt, please never discontinue it. I have a few, it's perfect for running but great for anything active. Never stinks, dries instantly. Great for travel as well. Long sleeve version is awesome as well.

May 10, 2022

Soft and comfortable

Fit true to size. Colors are awesome

May 8, 2022

lightweight function

great fit.

April 25, 2022


My favorite warm weather running shirt by a long shot. I run 50-80 trail and road miles per week and theres not another shirt on the market Id rather wear. Its super light weight and doesnt hold onto moisture for long. When the T shirt is not quite enough Ill throw the long sleeve version over it. Please never get rid of this simple yet excellent t... Read Moreop.

April 20, 2022

Buttery smooth

My new favorite shirt, but I just wish it was a little bit longer. It would be really nice if there was a tall version of all of the shirts.

April 19, 2022

A must-have

A true must-have! Great base layer or as a casual top. I wear these near daily.

April 13, 2022

Lighter than expected

perfect shirt for hiking, breaths well and weighs next to nothing, packs small barely adding any weight to a pack.

April 11, 2022

Incredible Performance

Used the Patagonia Men's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt over the course of 3 weeks while traveling around Costa Rica. Packs-up to about the size of my fist. You can wash it in a sink and it dries quickly. Keeps you cool and breathes beautifully in hot humid conditions. Doesn’t stick to your skin like a lot of synthetic base layers. Dries quic... Read Morekly when in use. Great shirt for high-out activities or travel in hot climates. Only downside: it’s delicate. Give this piece the evil eye and it starts unraveling: not ideal for hard-use.

March 25, 2022

Just what I wanted

These shirts are really great and perfect when its warm. I love the material. They are cut great and look great on. I bought 3 different colors.

March 20, 2022

Best "T" in the world

This is such a versatile shirt. I'm a professional, but in these post-covid days, I'm not buttoning-down ever! This T gives what I need. sleek beautiful fit, color, breathe, and a feel that's pure heaven. I work and play in this shirt, and it's my main running top because of it's wick-breathability. It's the real deal.... Read More Looking forward to more colors, but whatever. This is the shirt I live in.

March 12, 2022

Go to shirts

Been wearing these as long as Patagonia has been making them ! Perfect . Comfortable, good looking ,quick drying just solid long wearing excellent products !!! Thank you Patagonia .

March 1, 2022

Lightweight, Cool and Comfortable

I began purchasing the Capilene Cool Lightweight t-shirts to replace an older item that is no longer produced. These are more comfortable, fit better, are lighter and move wonderfully with me when I am out with my camera. It would be nice to see some more colors and better availability - finding them in local stores can be extraordinarily difficul... Read Moret.

February 26, 2022

Runs short and frays quickly but nice fabric

The fabric is great, feels warm in the cold but wicks and stays cool in the heat. Unfortunately started fraying less than a year of use :( Also the length is unreasonably short. No idea why. It needs another 1.5

Response from Patagonia
March 4, 2022

We appreciate your feedback and we're sorry that the durability is lacking on the shirt you received. Unfortunately, none of our other capilene short-sleeve shirts in either "slim" or "regular" fit are longer than this one. If you've followed our product care guide and the fraying occurred anyway, then we recommend that you return this product, covered by our [Ironclad Guarantee]( Thank you again for taking the time to review it!

January 30, 2022

Very nice

Love the t-shirt. I've 6 of these. ordered both Small and Medium sizes but ended up keeping the Medium size. Small was also a good fit but it felt slightly tight on the shoulder area. If the shoulders were a tiny bit broad in Small size, I'd have preferred to keep the Small size.

January 20, 2022

The best hot weather wear

Have both the short and long sleeve version of this shirt - the best hot weather top that I have every worn. Am prone to sweating profusely in the heat and these shirts are simply the most comfortable I have ever had. And they stand up to washing.

December 29, 2021

Standalone & Layering All Star

Had already been making frequent use of these shirts as summer outer layers and "half" layers when the temperatures were variable. Wick moisture readily, very comfortable to the touch, and retain their shape without bag-out. The chartreuse color had immediate appeal for crosswalk sports. It is nearly fluorescent.

December 28, 2021

High-end nice cut casual t-shirt

I bought this for my boyfriend. It is a clean, nice fitting streamlined t-shirt. Cleans him up nicely.! It cost a little extra but worth it. He mentioned the fast drying element of the shirt - he's actually paying attention to the quality.

December 17, 2021

Super comfortable

I love the weight, super light super comfortable

December 7, 2021


Fits substantially tighter than the usual-larger fitting patagonia clothing lines. Had to upsize to a large which is even a bit tight.

November 18, 2021

Breathable, lightweight, packs small

I love this shirt. I have three of them. They pack insanely small and fit really well. They're much more of a slim "fitted" fit than the other capilene t-shirts I have from Patagonia. Great quality.

November 11, 2021

Light and short

Fabric is light, comfortable, airy and dries quickly, but I don't care for what Patagonia has done to the fit of the lightweight Capilene's. In particular, 28" is too short for a men's large. I wish it fit more like the current Trail version of the Capilene, or more like it used to.

September 16, 2021

Great for travel.

Easy to clean and very fast to dry.

September 6, 2021

Fabric frayed second time it was worn

This t-shirt and another capilene air t shirt frayed in the back on second or third wear. Disappointed Thanks

Response from Patagonia
September 15, 2021

Thanks for letting us know the problems with your shirt Pradeep. Jersey like fabrics are prone to pilling when met with friction like a mesh pack or something similar. You can easily remedy this. We've made a [video]( on how to do that. As always, you're welcome to return it for warranty. Thanks!

September 3, 2021

Not worth it

I have a few of these shirts and all of them have had fraying issues since I got them. I pretty disappointed with the quality they started fraying after a few weeks of use.

Response from Patagonia
September 13, 2021

Hi Nikita, we're so sorry to hear that this has been happening with your Men's Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt. We hold our gear to a high standard and since those shirts are wearing more quickly than they should be, please feel free to begin a warranty return under our Ironclad guarantee,

August 18, 2021

Perfect update to 'silk weight' capilene

So far so good with the really nice layer. Have worn for highly aerobic activities and it breaths super well, has a nice feel on the skin and so far resists stink. Will likely buy a couple more soon.

August 14, 2021

Good quality but runs slightly small

Would suggest getting a size up. Fits slightly smaller than other capilene cool models. Great quality material, super breathable and lightweight

August 12, 2021

Cool, comfortably trim and odor free

It's a trim fit in a very good way, and feels light as a feather. I love these for hiking, backpacking and trail running. Super light and comfortable and the material does, in fact, keep the smell away. Wore this four days straight during an extended hike on the Camino del Norte in Spain last month with temps in the high 80s F. Outstanding!

August 9, 2021

great product

as every patagonia customer knows, sometimes their product evolves/changes for the not-as-good-as-the-old-ones. This is not the case for their lightweight capilene shirts. They're awsome. Performance wise and travel wise. They're great for both. I used them for hiking, running, and cycling and they're perfect for that activity in war... Read Morem to cool days (my body runs hot so folks w/ lower core body temps may need mid-weight) . For travel, they can be worn multiple days w/o stinking (and I sweat easily) and then hand washed and dried in a day to reuse the next day. Love this product.

August 7, 2021

Love the feel, not sure on the construction

Super light weight shirt true to fit and incredibly comfortable. Almost exclusively a trail runner and have to say that the fabric is so thin that I have been super careful not to snag it on anything sharp. Stitching at bottom is already pulling out after only three uses. I am very careful taking this on and off and wash in Cold Water on gentle cyc... Read Morele then air dry on drying rack. Hope this one holds up as I really like the technical nature of it.

August 3, 2021

So Comfy

My favorite t-shirts are Merino Wool, but this shirt is so soft snd comfortable that it is becoming a favorite!

July 28, 2021

Super Lightweight

Very lightweight tshirt to work out.

July 22, 2021

Not warm at all, which is perfect. Dries instantly, breathes possibly better than no shirt at all

The shirt is perfect for what I bought it for, an attractive very sheer garment that breathes really well and looks great. I like that the torso isnt too long so it doesnt hang up on my butt when I wear it not tucked in. If I could change one thing, it would be a less obtrusive label or none or removable. I have old capilene with the label embroi... Read Moredered in the same color as the shirt, it doesnt poke and it doesnt stick out visually My Patagonias dont need a label because I tell everybody about them!

July 12, 2021

Perfect shirt for hot weather.

When the temps start to climb toward triple digits this is the shirt to reach for. Somehow this layer keeps you cool even in the blazing sunshine.

July 11, 2021

Fits very small

I would definitely order one size larger than normal for this product. In my case, other medium Patagonia shirts fit but this is so small that it is unwearable.

Response from Patagonia
July 15, 2021

Hello Dennis, thank you for leaving us a review on our Men's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt. We're sorry to hear that this ran small for you, we've taken note of your feedback and will make sure it gets to the appropriate team members. If you decide that you'd like a size up, you can begin the exchange process on this [page](

July 5, 2021

It Works

Its a shirt for running. It works for me. Not too hot, not too cool. Just right for wearing with my pack to keep shoulders from being rubbed raw from friction.

July 2, 2021

Extremely light and breathable

Lightest and most breathable shirt I own. Feels like it was made by elves.

July 1, 2021


Again, Patagonia making me feel old and fat. My bad ordering the large instead of the extra large. Yes, it used to fit. Not so much any more. Too tight in the pits and it comes up a little shy around the waist. Probably my mistake.

Response from Patagonia
July 8, 2021

Hey Matthew, thanks for taking the time to write a product review! We're sorry to hear that the sizing didn't work out for you. In the future, we're always happy to provide measurements to help you decide what size to get, simply reach out to our [Customer Service Team]( We're also happy to assist you with an exchange for the proper size!

June 30, 2021

Comgy & functional

Does what it says on the box

June 30, 2021

Poorly made and dont fit

Ordered several because I love my Capilene Cool Daily and Capilene Trail t-shirts, but these are flimsy and poorly constructed. The red one I ordered ripped the stitching on the neck while I was taking it off for the first time! Plus the fit is different and too tight compared to the Daily and Trail Capilenes. Take a pass on these.

June 29, 2021

Super soft and light

I have several, short and long sleeve. They're silky soft and work great on their own on a warm day or for layering on a cool one.

June 29, 2021

Amazing Shirt

Perfect shirt for hot days. Worth spending the extra few bucks to get the lightweight version. Im one of those could be a medium or large. Im 185 with a 40 chest. My original purchase was a medium and it was to tight so I gave it to my brother who is a true medium and it was snug on him too but he didnt mind. The large was perfect.

June 26, 2021

Super comfortable for heat

I use this while commuting to work on my bike 14 miles per day. Steep inclines make me very hot and this top wicks and evaporates very quickly- better than my bike jerseys. Keeps me cool

June 25, 2021

Best shirt for long, hot days.

I have four of these that I cycle through for training runs and long days in the mountains. They've held up well under hydration vests, though I've picked up a few holes via blackberry thorn. I'll keep using these until they die, then I'll get more.

June 25, 2021

Not Durable - Changed for the Worse

I have had multiple generations of Capilene t-shirts made from various different fabrics. The old ring-spun poly ones were the best but they lost an alarming amount of material over time wish washing and drying. I stopped machine drying them as soon as I figured it out and I still have a few that are going on 4 years. They changed the material at l... Read Moreeast twice since that generation and created a couple spin-off products including the lightweight. The lightweight fabric is almost identical to the old air chaser which was one of the least durable shirts I have ever owned. It is super light and breathable but the fabric is sticky and it gets runs very easily. Im sending these shirts straight back. Please go back to making shirts that are durable even if the material cannot be machine dried.

June 23, 2021

The perfect hot weather shirt

I live in the Florida Keys, which have hot, humid summers, and this is the shirt that I have been looking for. Extremely light weight, fast drying, and exceptionally comfortable. The shirt fits well and looks good. I bought one to try, and then bought one in every color. If you live in a hot climate. This is the shirt for you.

June 22, 2021


Amazing shirt, lightweight, breathable, durable, doesn't fade. My favorite shirt to wear, long sleeved or short. Long sleeved is perfect for sun protection.

June 15, 2021

Wet & Clammy

I wanted this shirt to be my go-to hiking & running tee; unfortunately it holds sweat, sticks to my skin & never dries out during activity. If you take it off & snap it, quite a bit of moisture flies off, but I can't stop and do that all day. I have tried it in many situations and activities and it is just a damp or wet clammy mess... Read More. So disappointed. I have a vintage Patagonia baselayer (style 23610) tee that I love that is everything that this isn't. I hope I can find an alternative before that one wears out...

Response from Patagonia
June 18, 2021

Hi Jason, we're so sorry to hear that you're disappointed in the performance of your Capilene® Cool Lightweight Shirt. We want you to feel confident in your gear and if you're not, please feel free to begin a return or exchange under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin either process here,

June 11, 2021

Light and Cool

Purchased it with work in mind as I walk over 10 miles throughout my shift. Keeps me cool and dry, keeps my back from soaking up in sweat. It feels great on the skin and almost feels like it isnt there.

June 11, 2021

Fit concerns and sticky when sweaty

The fit on this shirt is less than ideal for me. The sleeves seem too short and the neck is too big. My biggest complaint is that with any significant sweating, the shirt sticks to my body, which is really uncomfortable. Its definitely light weight and breathable when dry, but with the fit and lack of moisture wicking, I wouldnt recommend this for ... Read Moreexercise.

Response from Patagonia
June 14, 2021

Hey Kevin, we really appreciate the feedback on our Men's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt. We're so sorry to hear that the shirt has been sticky and uncomfortable for you when you're sweating. This sounds like a performance issue and it would definitely be covered under warranty. To get started on a warranty evaluation, please click [here](

June 7, 2021

Great quality, but too short...

Love this product and would give it a perfect 5 stars for its quality, but its too short the length or small.

May 31, 2021


I love the way these shirts fit me and they are supremely breathable but they simply don't last. I've had around half a dozen of them and they are all falling apart. Everyday abrasion ruins the fabric. I wish they made a shirt in this cut with the cap daily fabric.

Response from Patagonia
June 2, 2021

Hi David, thank you for reaching out to us. We are so sorry to hear that these haven't been holding up too well for you. Please note, we do guarantee the performance and quality of all product so please feel free to [send]( this back if you are unhappy.

May 30, 2021

Great fit and feel; poor longevity.

I bought two of these shirts in medium. Great fit, incredibly comfortable, and highly breathable. However, on one shirt, the stitching came apart on the neck within one wear. Patagonia was great about their warranty with that shirt. However, the second shirt has several spots where the fabric is coming apart after about 10 uses. I expect better qua... Read Morelity from Patagonia.

Response from Patagonia
June 1, 2021

Thank you for the detailed feedback on fit, fabric, and performance, Kevin! We're very sorry to hear that the durability is lacking. Your purchase is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee so please don't hesitate to reach out. Our Customer Service team will be happy to [help](!

May 24, 2021

More likely my daily shirt

Its a short sleeved lightweight capilene shirt. If you have had a long sleeved version well.. this is a short sleeve.. so packs a little better/ smaller. Im the knit concerns me Ive had a lot of pulls that Ive not experienced on previous years (long sleeved). I would like to caution with the seem as a base shirt it works well but be careful of seem... Read More stacking. I would prefer a fitted shoulder for the baselayer. By itself its fantastic running biking out of the water no worries. On the recycling truck I ran 30 miles and threw on average 3.5 tons of material every day for two months with no tears or wear issues. Warm in the mornings and cool in the afternoon sun.

May 11, 2021

Very Airy

I like how breathable it is. Wish it were a bit longer, so my stomach doesn't show when I move my arms above my head, & the sleeves could be a little longer as well.

May 10, 2021

Love it BUT

I love this shirt. The fit is great, its extremely lightweight, quick drying, and comfortable. I wore it on a training run and absolutely loved it. Then I wore it for a 50k ultramarathon trail race and my hydration vest wore a hole in the back and almost through the front. This shirt is waaay to expensive for a one time wear. I would think that wea... Read Morering this running shirt in a race is a normal use for the shirt and the wearing of a hydration vest would be expected. Ive never had a similar issue with shirts from other manufacturers. So, if youre just going to wear it for runs with no hydration pack, then thumbs up, but if you need a hydration vest for your run, stay away. I got two wears out of a very expensive shirt.

Response from Patagonia
May 11, 2021

Hey Michael! We're so sorry your shirt failed. Please reach out to our Customer Service team to get set up with a warranty return.

April 24, 2021

Love, love, love this Daily T-shirt!

It's so comfortable and cool enough for hot and sunny days in Florida. I purchased one in the beginning and now I have 8 of them in my favorite colors.

April 23, 2021

Love Capilene

Great shirts i have 4. When everything was lost in the wildfires last year i got 2 and just purchased 2 more. Im mesomorphic and the large fits great. Perfect for sleeping in too. Im 73, live in Santa Cruz county and love Capilene. Long and short sleeve are great layering. Look great too.

April 20, 2021

The best

Easily the best lightweight running shirt on the market. No frills, barely there, moisture wicking, no chafe. I now have one in every color - and in the long sleeve version! The best.

April 9, 2021


I am a woman and I love Men's Lightweight Capiliene T-shirt because I do not like the low collar on Women's Cool Daily T-shirt so I decided to try the Men's. Boy, I am so glad with the way Men's T-shirt fits me to the T. I plan to buy more!

March 25, 2021

Highly breathable

This shirt is identical to the long-sleeve version and is an excellent shirt for exercise and for lounging. It has very thin material and breathes very well. The material also looks high quality (I bought the green- it's OK looking but the blue is better) as it should given its price. The material dries very easily too (again, it's thin) ... Read Moreand even has a loop to easily hang it. It's not quite as fitted as I would like, but most will be happy with the sizing.

March 19, 2021

Cant run without

I have 4 over the years and bought 2 more. It really that good. Capilene is the way to go, please dont change this version.

March 17, 2021

Not Durable

I owned this shirt for about two days before it got holes in it. I wore it on a short day hike with a lightweight pack and the shirt got shredded everywhere the shoulder straps and hip belt came in contact with it. The fit is good and the material is light and breezy, but I can't recommend this shirt. Disappointed with the quality.

Response from Patagonia
March 18, 2021

Hi Arin, it was so unfortunate to hear about the untimely wear and tear in your Men's Capilene Cool Lightweight Shirt. Please feel free to send that in for return or exchange under our Ironclad Guarantee,

February 11, 2021

The Perfect Running Shirt

I can't love this product enough. Extremely lightweight and a great fit. Highly recommend.

January 9, 2021

Top of the line shirt

My new go tos got in blue and red. So light and smooth fits perfect.

January 7, 2021

Super comfortable, soft and light.

I love the soft and comfortable feel of this versatile light capiline short sleeve shirt.

December 24, 2020


Super great fitting shirt. Lightweight and super breathable, it's great for high-intensity activities in hot/dry weather.

December 13, 2020

True to size

Bought this as a gift, and it fit perfect my boyfriend said it was the comfiest shirt.

November 30, 2020

Almost perfect

Just received this shirt. First thing i noticed is it's super lightweight. I put the shirt on and the fit is great - modern fit i would say, runs smaller than some of Patagonia's other stuff. The material is light, but it is synthetic, so it's not the most comfortable or soft material in the world. The one thing though that might be ... Read Morea dealbreaker for me is I have sensitive skin and could definitely feel the roughness of the inner seams against the sides..Patagonia, please make the seams smoother/softer on the next version.

September 16, 2020

Great t-shirt

I got the Large because I wanted a looser fit. These still look great on me (I normally buy a medium). They're nice and lightweight.

September 15, 2020

Throw everything else away

While I think this shirt runs a little small, the weight and comfort are unbeatable. The moisture absorbing material is the best I've ever worn. Seriously. I will not buy any other shirt to workout in. Buy this shirt.

September 7, 2020

Always excited to run in these

I bought 3 cos I have 4 of their long sleeves version. Cos I know they work well in heat and mid cold (as long as you're moving). Cos it dry fast and doesnt stick weirdly on your skin during those windless humid run. Cos it can trick my brain to go that extra mile cos Im wearing an amazing piece of equipment!

September 2, 2020

Super Lightweight

Great lightweight running shirt. It absorbs sweat and dries quickly. Highly recommend!

September 1, 2020

Super light and great fit

Fits great - ultra light and dries super quick

August 29, 2020

Great Shirt!

I love these shirts! I use them all summer for almost all outdoor activities. They dry remarkably fast! They fit perfectly, and are extremely comfortable. Be careful not what you walk by, a pricker bush, for example, could be the end of the shirt. The material kind of grabs anything that touches it. They don't smell with excessive sweating. Ov... Read Moreerall, my number one go to shirt for summer. I do use Airchaser for running and hiking on very hot days. The airchaser is this shirt in front, with a more open mesh on back in a darker shade color. Also a great shirt for $5 more if you can find it in stock!

August 9, 2020

Light weight extremely comfortable

Wear in the hot, humid summers of NC. Very light weight and extremely comfortable. Fit is very good and long sleeves offer great SPF. Just bought 3 more shirts.

July 23, 2020

Featherweight Active Tee

This top is the lightest that Patagonia offers. Breathable, moisture-wicking performance. Use as an ultralight baselayer for summer mornings, then doff the outer layer for when the temperature and exertion levels rise. As always, great odor control.

July 21, 2020

Too hot for a shirt? This is your go-to top layer

I love these shirts! I have 2 and will most likely get more. This shirt is fantastic for those really hot days and high movement activities where you'd rather just go without but need to keep it covered. The shirt has virtually zero extra weight, amazing breathability and drys really fast. A summer go-to for me 100%

July 19, 2020

Mens Capilene Cool Lightweight - V Neck Request

This shirt is incredibly comfortable and would be even better if a V neck option was available. Thanks

July 17, 2020

Breathable and perfect fit

Perfect running t-shirt.

July 13, 2020

Oder-less for days!

Went camping with only this shirt for 4 days because I forgot my backpack at home! I was sweating a lot and to my surprise, my shirt didn't smell as bad!

July 13, 2020

Cool lightweight

Nearly perfect. Only improvement would be a vee neck as I have a big neck and am always wanting more space.

July 13, 2020

Best lightweight shirt

This is the perfect lightweight shirt for being active in the heat. Super light and dries quick. Handy little loop to hang it to dry, perfectly packable as it takes up no room. I will be wearing this all summer!

July 13, 2020

Best Warm/Hot Weather Workout Shirt

This shirt is light, easy wearing, and performs very well in hot, muggy conditions. Fit is close, but not snug and allows excellent breathability. My favorite all around base layer!

July 13, 2020

Super light, comfortable, odor free

My favorite running / hiking shirt. Super lightweight, looks great, and doesn't smell even after 2x running and 2x mountain biking.

July 13, 2020


Great T-Shirt, very comfy. I am normally a large but in most of Patagonia shirts I am a medium. Im 5'10" 170 42 chest.

July 10, 2020

Cool lightweight

Nearly perfect. Only improvement would be a vee neck as I have a big neck and am always wanting more space.

July 10, 2020

Best lightweight shirt

This is the perfect lightweight shirt for being active in the heat. Super light and dries quick. Handy little loop to hang it to dry, perfectly packable as it takes up no room. I will be wearing this all summer!

July 9, 2020

Best Warm/Hot Weather Workout Shirt

This shirt is light, easy wearing, and performs very well in hot, muggy conditions. Fit is close, but not snug and allows excellent breathability. My favorite all around base layer!

July 9, 2020

Super light, comfortable, odor free

My favorite running / hiking shirt. Super lightweight, looks great, and doesn't smell even after 2x running and 2x mountain biking.

July 9, 2020


Great T-Shirt, very comfy. I am normally a large but in most of Patagonia shirts I am a medium. Im 5'10" 170 42 chest.

June 27, 2020

Great fit, Better wicking

Somehow this shirt doesnt seem to cling even when I get very sweaty. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a very lightweight shirt, but I wouldnt want to walk through briars with it.

June 26, 2020

Title is great.

What works: breathes well, wicks well, very comfortable in hot weather. I use it for high intensity interval training and it does a great job of shedding heat and moisture. What doesn't work: The anti-odor/anti-microbial treatment is inadequate. The shirt can only be worn for one day before needing to be washed. It stinks. On trips, I like to... Read More wear my clothes for more than one day. Shirts made by other companies that are 100% synthetic have figured out how to make a shirt odor free for over a week. I would be happy to share this information if you would like.

June 25, 2020


Feels like you are not wearing anything

June 21, 2020

lightweight, wicking, great colors

Patagonia has really outdone themselves with their new line of baselayers. I've worn (and sweated) in these multiple days and not smelled for the worse. Cut is athletic, but slightly slim, but I like my clothing to fit that way...nothing to snag and with enough elasticity to provide range of motion

June 21, 2020

Great hot weather running shirt

Love this shirt! It's extremely lightweight which is perfect for the horribly humid DC summers. Feels light and cool which is great for long runs and hikes. I'm 5'11''/175 lbs and ordered a small originally because that's the size I wear for Patagonia cotton t-shirts but had to return it for a medium which fits perfect... Read More. Highly recommend.

June 19, 2020

Hawaii t-shirt

This shirt is perfect for warm Hawaii days.

June 19, 2020

Great shirt

This has become my go to shirt for hiking in warmer weather. Keeps me dry and comfortable on the uphills and is a perfect base layer when a sweatshirt is needed. Fit is true- I prefer a bit looser t-shirt, and always go one size up (59 160 and wear a size large).

June 19, 2020

Super Lightweight

Very lightweight and comfortable with the exception of occasionally the internal seams would snag a body hair.

June 18, 2020

Great fabric & fit

I have four of these now. I live in the toasty, moist SE US and I love the way they fit and feel. Super lightweight. Excellent for any warm weather activity. Great as a base layer in the fall and winter. However, the shirt is so light weight that, on two of these, I notice stitching at cuff and hem unraveling just slightly. Not a problem over two p... Read Morerevious seasons, but I usually expect Patagonia products to last a decade or more And I wonder if these will reach that lofty level of excellence.

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