Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Hooded Zip-Neck Top – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Hooded Zip-Neck Top – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 92 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 49

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Very comfy.
  • Breathable but warm.
  • The long zipper increases breathability.
  • The hood is great for regulating temperature without having to carry a hat around.
  • The thumb loops are great for layering.
  • Offers good odor control.

Expert Reviews

  • Very warm.
  • Allows good breathability through the fabric, the chest zipper, and the easy to roll sleeves.
  • Works well next to skin, but also over other layers.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The new version does not have a chest pocket, which is sorely missed.
  • Not fashionable enough to wear around town.

Expert Reviews

  • Does not dry as quickly as other tops, largely because of the expedition-weight fabric.
  • The fabric pills with heavy use, although the piece overall is built to last.


The Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Hooded Zip-Neck Top for men is an expedition-weight underlayer that pulls its weight with softness, comfort, and great warmth. This top allows for comfortable warmth in the coldest temperatures, while also being highly breathable for high-output activities. Although the new version is missing the much-loved chest pocket, the hood and thumb loops remain to keep you sealed inside a cozy cocoon for any adventure.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1.