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Patagonia Cap MW Crew (Women's)
The Capilene 3 Midweight Crew is the most versatile base-layer in Patagonia’s Capilene family, for everything from spring hikes to winter ski tours. Soft and stretchy, it will feel great next to your skin, and Patagonia’s Polygiene Permanent Odour Control treatment means that it won’t stink after the first wear. The discrete thumb loops and sweatshirt-style stitching details make it practical for active endeavours but stylish enough to be worn as a mid or top layer on cooler days, and it’s ideal for anyone who suffers from sensitive skin issues. If you’re looking for a little extra warmth, check out the Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck, too.
|MATERIAL||Polartec Power Grid (100% Polyester (93% recycled) double knit)|
Capilene 3 Midweight
Patagonia’s Capilene thermal fabrics are purportedly the best fabrics to wear in cold, wet weather because of their superior breathability and moisture management. To make Capilene 3, (three other weights are also available), Patagonia have teamed up with Polartec, utilising their Power Grid polyester and recycled polyester blend, which features a gridded inner layer to more efficiently manage heat and moisture. When combined with a Polygiene Odour Control coating, you have a fabric with similar thermal properties to merino wool, that breathes easily, dries fast and efficiently keeps you warm in cold temperatures.
Polygiene Odour Control
Polygiene Odour Control is an antibacterial fabric coating used in Patagonia’s base-layers, made from recycled silver products. Its antibacterial properties stop your base-layers from smelling, meaning you can wear them for longer and wash them less, which gives the planet a little helping hand, too. Polygiene is a large-particle substance so it can’t be absorbed by your skin, and doesn’t mess with your body’s natural sweat system. Plus, it’s permanent, so its performance won’t decrease over time, and its antibacterial properties, combined with less washing, mean that Polygiene products last longer.
Patagonia Lifetime Warranty
Patagonia offer an ‘Ironclad Warranty’ which means if you’re dissatisfied with the performance of a product at the time of purchase or afterwards, or if it breaks unexpectedly, they will provide a free exchange, refund or repair. They will also repair damage from wear and tear for a reasonable price, and have a section of their website that shows you to repair your own clothing, so there’s no need to unnecessarily buy new gear.
Right from the start, Patagonia has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly production, and are still one of the only companies in the world that offer a completely transparent supply chain to anyone who cares to look. They are constantly experimenting and developing new ways to bring us durable and sustainably produced clothing - recycled polyester, organic cotton, traceable down, responsibly sourced merino and undyed cashmere are all common materials in the Patagonia catalogue. As well as using the best materials and production methods for the planet, Patagonia also make sure every one of their employees is treated fairly, from the shop floor to factories all over the world. And they donate a percentage of their yearly profits to environmental initiatives and community projects in many different countries.