Review: The Patagonia Women’s Capilene Air Bottoms for a Fly Fishing Baselayer

As we continue to dive deep into best baselayer options for anglers, we’ve made sure to check out the best options for women. A few months ago, we reviewed the Patagonia Capilene Air Bottoms. Now we’re pleased to offer a review of the Patagonia Women’s Capilene® Air Bottoms.

Like the men’s Capilene Air Bottoms, the women’s Capilene Air Bottoms should only be considered by anglers who are comfortable in wool. While the material is not entirely wool, those who are sensitive might not like the feel. However, if that is not an issue, these baselayer bottoms are about as comfortable as it gets.

Incredibly light, these breathable pants are comfortable to wear under waders throughout the year, yet they are impressively warm and make for a great baselayer even in very cold temperatures. They are light and thin, making them ideal for travel, and they are perfectly suitable to wear under jeans or other pants if you are in a cold climate.

Unlike the men’s version that we reviewed, these pants are not extra long, and our reviewer found the smalls came to about her foot as she expected. But like the men’s version, once you’ve worn them for about an hour, you don’t even know you’re wearing them, and you don’t want to take them off.

The Patagonia Women’s Capilene® Air Bottoms are great for fly fishing year round. They come in Black and Feather Grey and in sizes XXS to XL.

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