Patagonia Capilene® 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck

Patagonia Capilene® 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck
All you really need to know is that this fabric is absolutely brilliant. It's light - the top weighs in at just 174g -and it wicks like a thirsty runner in Death Valley

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Reviewed: 29 October 2012 by Jon
New for 2012, Patagonia's Men's Capilene® 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck is a full-on winter base layer made from a gridded Polartec fabric called Power Dry Extreme High Efficiency.  It's kind of confusing as Patagonia calls the fabric 'Capilene 4' but it is just their own name for the Polartec fabric. Fabric Fantastic The fabric's a very stretchy ...  Continue reading


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 I am looking for syntetic baselayer for winter,fall and spring.

 Can you please give me your opinion what would you choice and why between this items:

Arcteryx Phase AR (zip or not)

Arcteryx Phase SV (zip or not)

Patagonia Capilene 4 (zip or hoody)


Many thanks! 

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 12:46

The AR is the only one which will do normal UK Spring/Autumn conditions - the other two would stand too high a chance of proving to be too warm.

But fall doesn't sound English so maybe you want the warmth Fit is very important in such matters.

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 13:06

So you are saying if I prefer a layer a little aditionally I should consider AR.

 Will use it for alpine mountaineering, skiing,...



Posted: 11/11/2012 at 17:51

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Light, warm, high-wicking, quick-drying fabric with lots of stretch. Sleek cut, deep venting zip. Can be used either as an über warm base layer or a lightweight mid layer top.
Minimal wind resistance, expensive at suggested price.
  • Price: £85.00
  • Year: from 2012
  • Weight: 174g
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