Our most versatile baselayer with the greatest comfort range is made with Polartec Power Grid fabric with Polygiene permanent odor control and is Fair Trade Certified for sewing.
A use and abuse must-have for groveling up a chimney pitch or scrambling high above timberline, our Capilene Midweight Zip Neck hits the sweet spot of weight, breathability and wicking. The essence of versatility worn alone or under layers, it keeps you dry and comfortable during high-exertion activities in cool-to-cold weather. Constructed with a 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 93% recycled-polyester content, heathers have 63% and both are treated with Polygiene permanent odor control. Features include a long center-front zipper for venting, full underarm gussets for unhindered shoulder mobility, elastic thumb loops to cover your hands, flatlock seams to minimize chafing, raglan shoulder seams and offset side seams that lie smoothly beneath pack straps, and a drop tail for better coverage.
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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 Crew Zip-Neck is a synthetic baselayer with high wicking and fast drying capabilities. It has an athletic fit with offset, flat-locked seams so it is comfortable to wear during high intensity activities for prolonged periods with the zip neck providing options for extra venting. A great trail running, hill walking or mountain biking piece.
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 zip neck is a small, lightweight zip to minimise weight while giving you options when you or the weather heat up. Elasticated thumb loops and a locker loop for drying are nice additional touches. The thumb loops are more comfortable than many other designs as they have enough stretch when you are moving your arms a lot during activity.
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