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Patagonia Women's Capilene Midweight Crew Thermal Underwear


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Stay comfortable and dry in a wide range of conditions in Patagonia's most versatile baselayer.

A year-round gem, this is your go-to baselayer for early morning powder shots, spring bouldering sessions, summer alpine routes and late-fall trail runs. The Patagonia Women's Capilene 3 Midweight Crew is Patagonia's most versatile performance baselayer. This soft and compressible crew stretches, dries quickly, resists wear and provides excellent insulation and next-to-skin comfort. The fabric is brushed on the inside for warmth and has a smooth knit face that glides effortlessly under layers. Details include a reversed self-fabric collar, tuckable drop-tail construction and thumb loops for secure hand coverage. Made of a 5.4-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 100% polyester double knit, with Polygiene® permanent odor control. Fabric is bluesign® approved.

Features and Specifications

  • Stretchy double-knit fabric provides excellent wicking
  • Smooth face slides easily beneath layers
  • Fabric brushed inside for warmth and softness next to skin
  • Reversed self-fabric crew neck for next-to-skin comfort
  • Offset shoulder seams merge out of the way of pack straps
  • Thumb loops for secure hand coverage
  • Machine-wash cold, tumble dry at low temperature
  • 5.4-oz (183-g) Polartec® Power Dry® 100% polyester (65% recycled) double knit, with
  • Polygiene® permanent odor control. Fabric is bluesign® approved
  • 181 g 
  • Made in Mexico.

Outdoor Gear Lab's "Best Buy" for Thermal Underwear

"The Patagonia Capilene 3 is a tried and true base layer that has won our Best Buy Award two reviews in a row! The main author has owned this piece for five years and loves it for its functionality, affordable price, and versatility. Our team of testers agreed - over the course of our three-month testing period they wore it for everything from skiing to rock climbing. As a midweight 100% polyester baselayer, it regulates a wide range of temperatures keeping you warm in temperatures down to 0 degrees F when integrated into a layering system. As a stand-alone top, the Capilene 3 has great lines and looks cute too! What's more is it shows good overall durability; in three months, we didn't notice any holes or fly away stitches, although there was a little pilling observed."
Outdoor Gear Lab, 2015

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 (35% recycled content or more) and is also machine washable.

Patagonia makes 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.

Odor Resistant

Polygiene® odor control permanently protects your garments from smelling like a 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. 

Patagonia Size Chart - Women's


USA Sizes

0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16


32-33 34-35 36-37 38.5-40 42


24-25 26-27 28-29 30.5-32 34


34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-39.5 41-42.5



31 32 32 32 32

 Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions, and are in inches, unless otherwise noted.
* Inseam will vary depending on style; when lengths are offered, "short" is 30, "regular" is 32 and "long" is 33, unless otherwise noted.