The Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight 1/4 Zip Hoody has been renamed the Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck Hoody. Patagonia assures us the changes have only been in regards to the new name.
Patagonia's Capilene 4 Expedition Weight ¼ Zip Hoody combines a needlessly long name with several thoughtful features to create functional long underwear top with almost limitless potential uses. Its hidden thumb loops, attached hood, and elongated zipper provide so many ways to adjust your warmth and ventilation that it wins our award for Top Pick in versatility. We found the brushed fleece interior to be particularly soft, and the stretchy fabric kept it in place even during heavy exercise. For a long time, backcountry skiers and climbers have been devoted fans of the similar and popular Patagonia R1 Hoody. Now the refined features of that midweight fleece have been assembled into a lighter base layer. Other tops may be less expensive or more stylish, but this is our favorite for hard-core technical uses.