Patagoina Capilene Air

Patagonia Capilene Air Hoodie

Choose the Patagoni Capilene Air for the best blend of warmth and breathability. It’s perfect as a cold-weather base layer, but also a mid-layer! The unique zigzag knit is evocative of their more famous R1 Air Fleece, and drastically increases air permeability. Like Polartec Power Wool, this is another attempt at creating a merino grid fleece equivalent. They even “air blast” the yarns to make them loftier (AKA warmer) without increasing the weight. The downside to this unique an innovative textile is that it can be prone to snagging and is lower overall on the durability spectrum. The 49% polyester construction increases quick dry time very very effectively in conjunction with the airy zigzag knit and also boosts UV protection. We also love the balaclava hood, and trim sporty fit, perfect for winter layering.

  • Price: $159
  • Fabric Weight: 190 gsm
  • Garment List Weight: 9.6 oz (Men’s medium)
  • Materials: 51% Merino, 49% Recycled Polyester
  • UPF Rating: Unlisted
  • Pros: Highly breathable. Innovative textile. Quick-drying. Sustainable. Lofted yarns. Balaclava hood
  • Cons: Lower durability. Cold-weather use only.