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Capilene Silkweight Crew
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Capilene Silkweight Crew


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Capilene Silkweight Crew

Manufacturer: Patagonia

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Martin Cash

Created/Edited: Dec 17, 2002 / Dec 17, 2002

Object ID: 597

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Capilene Silkweight is our fastest-wicking, fastest-drying and sleekest base layer, providing thermal regulation in sun and wind. Layer under endurance shells in cool or cold weather. Wear it on its own on milder days or with other Capilene for frictionless layering.

Capilene Silkweight is our fastest-wicking, fastest-drying and sleekest base layer.
Use it for:

Trail Running
Mountain Biking
Outrigger Canoeing

Fit allows for evaporative cooling and airflow
Rib-knit collar
Solids: 3.5-oz. Capilene microdenier polyester
Stripes: 3.9-oz. Capilene polyester
128 g. (4.5 oz.)
Made in USA


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Martin CashUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Works great as a superlightweight moisture wicking tee shirt for all summer activities. It is sized on the small side, so it hugs your body. Works great as a lightweight base layer in the mountains too.
Posted Dec 17, 2002 4:47 pm

bennovakUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

A very functional shirt. I use this thing for everything. A base layer during the winter, A UV/Rash Gard in the ocean, and as a Sun blocking T-shirt during the summer. It drys incredibly fast and feels like your wearing nothing. The only hang up is that the arms tend to be a an inch or two short for my liking ( and I don't have disporportionaltely long arms) and the sleeves don't taper at the wrist where there is no elastic. The end result tends to be a bit of a farmers tan two inches up from my wrists. The one thing I don't wear this for is running because it tends to be snug and I like loose fitting running clothes.
Posted Aug 19, 2004 2:40 am

HalikuUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

A great layer for any season. It works aswell as a casual shirt while traveling and around town as it does as the base layer while in the mountains. The shirt wicks very well and is easy to wash in a hostel sink and then wear the next day. The only negative is my shirt does show some fabric snagging from the friction from my day pack.
Posted Dec 15, 2004 3:59 pm

tarolI own one of these

Voted 4/5

Works great, but a little on the expensive side and sized a bit small.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 7:20 pm

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