The Men's R1 Hoody by Patagonia. The R1 Hoody is the optimal midlayer or baselayer for athletic alpine endeavors in demanding conditions. Made of Regulator grid fleece for outstanding performance in the vertical environment.
DECENT FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody
Our classic R1 fleece - with it's high/low grid pattern for enhanced wicking, airflow and fast dry times - provides excellent stretch, warmth, and durability in a variety of temperatures
A lighter weight, micro-grid fabric on Variable Conditions Cuff, underarm gusset and lower torso improves breathability and dry times
A re-engineered pattern offers a refined technical fit with offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs
Snug-fitting balaclava-style hood fits comfortably under a helmet strap; center-front Slim-Zip with soft, kissing-welt zipper garage and chin flap for next-to-skin comfort
Variable Conditions Cuff has discreet, on-seam thumb loops for added coverage, and a spiral stitch construction allows sleeves to push up easily without constricting forearms
One left chest pocket has Slim Zip install and clean finish zipper garage
Longer torso for comfort under a harness or a pack waistbelt
Weight: 12.6 oz / 357 g
Body: 6.8-oz Polartec Power Dry 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex
Cuffs and Hem: 5.4-oz Polartec Power Dry 92% polyester (54% recycled)/8% spandex
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This R1 hoody is where it's at. Extra long to go under a climbing harness and stay. The Patagonia R1 Hoody takes the highly versatile, breathable, and compressible R1 Pullover and adds: a balaclava style hood, longer arms with thumb loops, and an extended hem for tucking the fleece into your pants. This is our favorite style R1 and our top rated lightweight fleece jacket. Alpinists and backcountry skiers literally live in this layer. The hood is thin enough to go under a helmet and provides an instant balaclava for when the temperatures drop. The R1 Hoody is arguably the most versatile fleece available. Don't want a hood? Get the R1 Pullover. Want hand pockets? Get the R1 Full-Zip Jacket.
This thing rocks when you're on the rocks. Seriously. Just stop reading and add this sick pullover to your cart. I bought mine and I've hardly worn anything else. It's become kind of a problem in my closet because half a dozen similar layers feel rejected. Buy this if you want the best garment. Don't buy this if you can't handle the ensuing apparel drama.
This has become my go-too active layer for cold climbs and hikes. This is great for a light-weight layering system (i use it under a arc'teryx atom lt/sv when things get really cold). These also look good as casual wear, my wife has bought her own since seeing/stealing mine. I am 5' 9", 140lbs, athletic build, and the small fits perfect.
"Great layer for ice climbing or general messing around on a mountain"
Use this for ice climbing on glaciers and alpine work in Iceland. I have the large which looked huge but fits pretty well with good clearance when working with your arms over your head. Thumbs loops work well to stop things pulling out of place when using ice tools. Is really warm and the off centre face zip means I don't really use my balaclava any more. Have used this down to -7 degrees C so far and makes a great part of my gear.
The R1 hoody is not something you should leave camp without. It has many more technical features than the simple R1 pullover. The hood is snug, but still fits over bulky hair and hats if need be; it has thumb loops to keep the wind and snow out of your sleeves and the bottom is extended to ensure it stays tucked into a harness; the zipper vents deeper and it has a pocket for cliff bars as well. I pair mine with the Patagonia nano puff and am covered in all range of temperatures/windiness from 20 degrees up. This is my go to layer, hands down.
"Everything you need in a mid layer, also a great lounge layer"
This has turned out to be a great purchase. Super comfy, and super warm. Works perfect beneath a rain jacket or soft-shell but can easily be used as a top layer in less chilly and windy conditions. Specific coolness factors: The hood shape makes it stick to your head for added protection. The zipper gets out of the way of your nose and mouth when up and opens past the solar-plexus to allow for good ventilation when down. The thumb loops make putting a layer on over top effortless. Overall a very versatile piece, great for a cold climbing or hiking day... and for early morning couch sessions.
Originally, I was very skeptical of the R1. I just wasn't sure it was really worth the price tag. After buckling and getting one I can tell you that it absolutely is. This thing is crazy warm and now it goes with me wherever I go. The hood is genius and keeps the zipper away from your nose when zipped all the way up. If you spend a lot of time in environments where temperatures can change rapidly, this is the piece for you.
"Pretty much the best thing in the history of the world"
Its amazing. The R-1 is a perfect bottom layer. My standard BC ski set up is the R-1 hoody, an insulation layer, and a shell jacket. That's it. With this on, Im good for temperatures from the single digits well into the 40's. The R-1 fits great, moves well, and never lets me down.
I got one sweet deal on this and got an extra $4 off for beating the manager at rock, paper, scissors. It fits really well and allows you to move around freely without restriction. Medium fits best at 6'1". Super comfy to wear whenever, because you never know when you'll get the call "DUDE! We're going hiking! There's no time to change!" That way you'll always be ready. Thanks Patagonia!
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I wear this as a mid-layer when skiing and just around the house when it gets chilly. The hood fits great and adds 10-ish degrees. I'm about 5'9", 145 and the small fits best, it gives me enough room underneath for a base layer without leaving too much bulk. It also breathes and dries super fast. It's good! Get one!
First of all, I have to say what a big fan of the entire regulator fleece line I am. I currently own this hoody, and the pants, an the R3 hi-loft. This is absolutely my favorite layer, that lives with - but usually on - me always during a trip. Fantastic layer for anything in the snow, and I will keep the top on even during intense activity, and 100% of the time when I'm resting or in camp. With the hood and the thumb loops, extremely positive fleece squares on skin level, there isn't anything that I would change about it. The only weakness is the slightly thinner material used around the hand, which will wear out after heavy use in the palms, but mine hasn't yet.