Run the Alps Capilene Cool Icons Shirt


$5.00 S/H

Burning some serious calories on a hot day? This is our go-to technical trail running shirt for those sunny, warm mid-summer days when we’re grinding out a long climb, whether it’s out the door of our Run the Alps hub on Chamonix’s Vertical Kilometer, or doing recon for our next Run the Alps trip in Italy’s Dolomites.

Patagonia’s Capilene Cool Daily shirt provides 50+ UPF sun protection, and, thanks to HeiQ® Fresh odor control it never gets stinky. Made from 50–100% recycled content, it’s ridiculously comfy and feels like silk. When the sun rises over the Aiguille du Midi, we reach for it without thinking. It’s our go-to base layer! Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.


Emily Geldard is Run the Alps’ Assistant Manager and one of our Senior Guides. She lives in Servoz, France, in the Chamonix valley. When she’s not guiding or writing for our Run the Alps blog, she works at our favorite craft brewery hang out, Big Mountain Brewery on Avenue Ravanel le Rouge.

Run the Alps friend Fran Waes is Deputy Head of sports and outdoor education faculty at College Alpin Beau Soleil in Villars, Switzerland. Fran is also a sports massage therapist, personal trainer, and is the co-founder of BOLD expeditions, a leadership development company.

Sam Hill is a Run the Alps guide, who knocks out big ski mountaineering races during the winter months. When he’s not trail running or skiing through the Alps, he’s a sports nutritionist and aspiring photographer.


Set-in sleeve design for enhanced movement and fit
Stretch fabric provides enhanced comfort during activities both in and out of water
miDori™ bioSoft for added wicking and softness; HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control keeps things fresh
Minimal stitching and seams to help reduce chafing

For unique trail running clothing, visit Run the Alps partners, Insane Inside.