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I love a good piece of technical outerwear.... a jacket that has a job to do and does it well. Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket is ready to go to work. Give this breathable, compressible, stretchy, high-loft Regulator fleece mid-layer the task of keeping you insulated and warm while minimizing weight and bulk, and it will excel. You can see the R1 Polartec Power Dry running under the arms, down the sides and across the bottom front torso; this is positioned to improve fit, coverage and mobility. There are a bunch more features (listed in detail below) but just know that the R2 jacket wants to be your go-to workhorse mid-layer.
FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket
The R2 Jacket's directionally knit Polartec Thermal Pro fabric is breathable, compressible, wicks moisture and dries quickly, with a superior warmth-to-weight ratio
R1 Polartec Power Dry high/low grid on side panels, underarms and lower torso for improved fit, shape retention and abrasion resistance
A re-engineered pattern offers a refined technical fit, reduced underarm lift, and offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs
Center-front zipper has Sonic/Stitch seam construction to reduce bulk and improve suppleness with a soft, kissing-welt zipper garage at chin for next-to-skin comfort
Discreet, on-seam thumb loops provide added coverage
One left chest pocket and two high-hand pockets have Slim Zip installs, clean finished zipper garages, and are harness-and pack-compatible two internal drop-in mesh pockets
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's R2 Jacket
Weight: 13.8 oz / 391 g
Body: 6.1-oz Polartec Thermal Pro 97% polyester (63% recycled)/3% spandex
Side Panels: 6.8-oz Polartec Power Dry 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex
Underarms and Cuffs: 5.4-oz Polartec Power Dry 92% polyester (54% recycled)/8% spandex
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It is true that this jacket is a masterpiece. I was amazed by this R2 jacket. It is warn, lightweight,highly breathable. As the fleece is made with Polartec Thermal Pro fabric, the jacket is very soft and comfortable. Also, R2 is a high loft fleece, which has a very high compressibility. It would not use too much space when you put it in your pack. On the whole, R2 is a great jacket, you can wear it when you really want to keep yourself warm in different conditions and it can still perform really well.
"Light-weight Jacket that is Breathable, Soft, and Warm-ish"
I originally bought this jacket because it was on sale and is a bright, "Big Bird" yellow color. I use it for layering, as a light jacket around the office, and as a pillow when I'm camping. I'm 5' 11" and 135 lbs and a Medium fits loose but long enough for my arms. With Patagonia jackets I recommended getting the larger size so you have enough material to cover your arms- especially if you're tall and skinny!Pros: Trusted name in the industry with an "iron clad warranty". Light, breathable and slightly warm jacket. Makes for a comfy pillow when rolled up in a small pillow case. Machine washable and dryer-safe. Cons: It's very breathable which can be great in the right condition. Although this jacket is warm keep that in mind if you're in an area, like Chicago, that is windy. If you're at full-price this jacket can be pricey. Bottom line: If you want a breathable jacket and packs in warmth, mostly when layered under a shell, then you can't go wrong with this one!