Our most versatile baselayer with the greatest comfort range is made with Polartec Power Grid fabric with Polygiene permanent odor control and Fair Trade Certified sewing.
Like a toprope on a cruxy pitch, our Capilene Midweight gives you the confidence to push your limits. Designed to manage the extremes of high-output exertion, our Capilene Midweight fabric hits the sweet spot of weight, breathability and wicking. Wear it alone or with additional layers to stay dry and comfortable during high-exertion activities in cool-to-cold weather. Constructed with Polartec Power Grid fabric, Capilene Midweight has a smooth face for easy layering and a brushed-back grid that aids in wicking as well as warmth. Solid-colored fabrics have 66% recycled-polyester content, heathers have 33% and both are treated with Polygiene permanent odor control. Features include a brushed elastic waistband for next-to-skin softness, gusseted crotch for mobility, functional fly and flatlock seams that minimize chafing.
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Polygiene® odor control permanently protects your garments from smelling like a middle school locker room. Sweat itself is odorless, but it creates the conditions that bacteria need to multiply, and some of those bacteria produce odors. Polygiene permanent odor control stops the growth of odor-causing bacteria on fabrics, so you can wear more and wash less.
Active only on the fabric surface, Polygiene permanent odor control does not interfere with perspiration or with the skin’s natural bacterial flora. Polygiene particles are more than 100 times larger than nanoparticles and therefore are too large to penetrate to the skin’s barrier. Polygiene-treated fabrics have received Medical Class 1 approval in Europe, the same class that includes bandages.
|Capilene® Polyester Baselayer|
Made from moisture-wicking polyester, Capilene® synthetic baselayers wick moisture away from your skin, breathe efficiently and dry fast to provide the foundation for any layering system for any pursuit. Designed for fast-forward, aerobic activities, they’re quick to wick and quick to dry. Capilene polyester is made from recycled polyester (30% recycled content or more) and is also machine washable.
We make four Capilene fabrics for different levels of exertion and temperatures. All Capilene fabrics have achieved bluesign® approval; have an updated and consistent fit in each fabric weight; and use Polygiene® technology to control odor in the garment. They are the best baselayer option for high-sweat activities and wet conditions.
Patagonia's Capilene Midweight Bottoms are a synthetic baselayer with high wicking and fast drying capabilities. They have offset, flat-locked seams so they are comfortable to wear during high intensity activities under your normal pants in cold conditions or on their own when you're at camp.
The small grid design of the Polartec Power Grid on the underside of the fabric creates warmth and increases breathability while the smooth finish on the outside provides a slick finish. The wide waist band is really comfortable, especially when you've had them on for quite a while. The functional fly is a great benefit compared to many other baselayer bottoms. These are quite a generous fit and they're a bit too baggy for my liking as a baselayer but I'm sure others will prefer this fit.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear