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Capilene is the clothing company Patagonia's name for its polyester material with a hydrophilic surface finish. Capilene is made out of polypropylene. Capilene's core remains hydrophobic (water repellent). It is used in thermal underwear and in stretch versions where it has been blended with Lycra. It has since then been added into most of their product line. Compared to cotton, the warmth it provides at an equal thickness is much greater. Patagonia recycles used Capilene products.

Capilene is on par with other isolating fabrics such as Gore's Duratherm and Ultra Thinsulate.

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