PatagoniaCapilene Midweight Bottom - Women's

The versatile Patagonia Women's Capilene Midweight Bottom is a great way to stay warm whether you're skiing powder or ice skating at an outdoor rink. This durable and fast-wicking baselayer performs in a wide variety of temps and activities thanks to the smooth Polartec Power Grid fabric's brushed-grid backing that traps heat to maximize warmth without adding bulk and pulls sweat away from your skin to keep you dry. It's also breathable to keep you from overheating when you're touring or shredding in spring, and a Polygiene treatment fights odor to keep the car fresh on the way home from the mountain.

  • Polartec Power Grid fabric
  • Polygiene odor control treatment
  • Bluesign-approved fabric
  • Slim fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect Base Layer

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I recently wore these for a long day of alpine climbing and they worked perfectly. They kept me warm in the morning when it was cold and windy, but were breathable enough to keep me cool when I started to work up a sweat! Not only do these pants keep you just the right temperature, but they fit so comfortably. The waist band is nice and big and the slim fit works nicely under a variety of other pants. Would definitely recommend!

Great base layer!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Wonderful leggings! Great for a light base layer!

Comfortable and great for everything!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XS

I got these as a gift and love to wear them as a base layer during the winter. I walk around the city a lot and I find them very comfortable. They are soft and not too tight. They are easy to wear with other clothes like jeans or sportswear without feeling heavy or restricting your movement. I find them pretty warm for temperatures around 10-30 degrees.

Can these be worn alone? i.e. not as a base layer

Hey there Janellle!



This can be worn by itself but it is a bit baggier and less flattering! These won't fit just like leggings but will be more lose in the knees and thigh area! If you'd like to try this item out or talk to me directly about this or something else you can email me at brhall@backcountry.com or give me a ring at 801.204.4660 Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm Mountain Standard Time

Patagonia Capilene Midweight Bottom

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Size Bought: Small

I bought these to wear as a baselayer while skiing. I find that they are pretty warm and comfortable. They are loser fitting which is nice if you don't like skin tight baselayers. Would recommend.

great!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XS

I these because they are not skin tight like most leggings. They are super comfy and warm for my purposes (sleeping in the desert in winter).

Light weight comfort!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this for my mother who complains of being cold often. I have used capilene and love that it won't cook you indoors, but really helps regulate your temperature and stay warmer.

Feels really good on the skin and won't chafe or pull hairs.

didn't feel that warm to me

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

5'5" and 127/bought the small, kinda baggy in spots but no big deal . I just didn't think they kept me as warm as I would have liked, but disclaimer: I am always cold.

Warm

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are nice and warm but a little bit on the itchy side for a synthetic baselayer. I am hoping they will get better with washing. Sizing is okay, a little tight in the waistband and loose everywhere else.

Smooth and warm.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I got this baselayer after figuring out that I react poorly to merino wool. These bottoms fit just right, are a little looser than leggings and are smooth to the touch, so I don't get itchy when I wear them. They are so smooth, that they fit on top of another pair of leggings for really brutal ski days or night skiing. Just what I was looking for.

Warm

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I got these to use as a base layer and for skiing this season. They are super comfy and warm. The fit is really nice and the waist goes up a little higher which is helpful because they don't slip down with lots of activity. The colors are also super fun! They seem to be high quality and I am hoping they will last for many years to come.

A pleasant surprise.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Pulling these out of the box, you wouldn't expect them to be as warm as they are. They feel very thin, but Polartec fibers do a heck of job giving you that extra boost of insulation.

My one and only gripe (which I admit is petty) is that they're kind of baggy. I sometimes like to wear my long-underwear as leggings at the bar for apres, but these guys make me look kind of frumpy. It is my fault for not looking at the fit (which is slim) and assuming that it would be form-fitting. But, it's definitely not worth returning. They're way too warm for that petty nonsense.

Good stuff!

    True to size, comfortable. Warm in 15 degree F hiking conditions. No drying shrinkage. No chafing and they wick like a champ.

    Pretty Cool...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Not as tight as I had hoped or normally like, but still really comfortable. Great for layering under outerwear when skiing.

    Really like

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I am a fan of these bottoms. They are warm and comfortable and they fit me well. I can easily wear a pair of pants over them if the pants aren't tight.

    Love these tights

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I tried the smart wool nts mid 250 and found them a bit itchy. These are awesome. They are soooo warm and the design is perfect. The wide waist band is great and the seams are super attractive and comfy. As usual, well done Patagonia!

    Snug and Comfortable Fit

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Great base layer. The wide waistband provides absolute comfort. Love the fit, and they don’t stretch out throughout the day!

    Warm, easy to put on

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: small

    It's warm base layer, nice quality, a bit loose fit to the body to save all the fuss to put on them

    Thanks for the feedback, Yuqian. The fit information is especially helpful!

    Great Layer

      Runs a little small from what I can tell, but Patagonia capilene is the best!

      So far I'm digging these.

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: S

      These pants are warm and still give you freedom! They have a thicker waistband than my other base layers which makes them more comfortable for long days. The fabric is comfortable and has been keeping me really comfortable on the slopes. I bought the gray pair and wouldn't wear them to the grocery store but they are thick enough to wear at a ski lodge without giving too much of a show.