Patagonia & Polygiene Team Up: Women’s Nine Trails Shirt and Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Review
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Patagonia Women’s Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt
The Patagonia Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt feels like your old favorite t-shirt from high school. Fortunately, the Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt isn’t made from cotton, doesn’t take 20 years to break in, and doesn’t feature a silly school mascot. The Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt is soft, breathable, and wicking on day one through day 20. I’ve been wearing the Women’s Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt on hiking, trail running, and camping adventures this summer with minimal washing to test out its’ integrated Polygiene (more on that later!)
Patagonia Women’s Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt Fabric
Patagonia Women’s Short Sleeve Nine Trails Shirt Fit
Patagonia Women’s Capilene Midweight Zip Neck Update
The Patagonia Women’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck has been a staple in my wardrobe. This season, Patagonia has made some updates to the top; some are welcomed with open arms, others’ not so much. The Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck is offered in 15 different colors. Everyone is bound to find a color that will work for them. I tested the top out in Black, and believe it or not, it is the first black top I’ve owned in a long time.
Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Fit
The Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck is available in size XS to XL. The latest update features some larger changes (no pun intended) to the sizing. I typically wear a medium and like midweight pieces to be slim cut for easy layering. The photos below, show me wearing the Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck over a long sleeve button down shirt. This is not a typical combination, but I wanted to show that even over a larger under shirt, this top is quite a bit bigger than its’ predecessors. The under arm area is very generous, as is the boxy torso. For some, they may like this newer fit, but for me I would likely size down to a small to get the fit that I am used to. I have also read online complaints referring to the sleeve length getting shorter. I tend to agree, the sleeves with my arms stretched out cause the cuff to be about 3 inches from my wrist.
Patagonia Women’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck Fabric and Features
The Patagonia Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck incorporates the very best fabric that Patagonia has to offer: Polartec® Power Grid™ that is made of 100% polyester (93% recycled) double knit that is bluesign® approved and treated with Polygiene®. The recycled polyester comes from a variety of post consumer goods, including: soda bottles, previous garments, soda bottles, and other manufactured waste. When you add all of these qualities together you get a breathable, super soft, odor resistant, and eco conscious fabric that performs in a wide range of environments and activities. The Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck wicks like crazy thanks the grid pattern (see photo below). The top features a super long zip that allows you to vent heat quickly on the move. Flatlock seams, including an offset over the shoulders, means no hotspots or chaffing despite wearing a variety of packs.
With the exception of the fit, I continue to love the Patagonia Women’s Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck for just about every adventure: backcountry ski tour, early morning trail runs, hiking, and so on and so forth. At it’s price point, it’s a pretty good deal too as I have had my other tops for 6 years. Best of all, when you are done with it you can turn it into Patagonia to help make your next favorite clothing piece. For more information visit patagonia.com