Everyone's peak looks different—calculus final, half-marathon, first 5.10 climb, hike the PCT, pick up the kids on time. The Patagonia Women's R1 Fleece Hooded Pullover can help you cross your own personal finish line comfortably—and it will be there for future accomplishments as well. It's been updated this year with a Polartec Power Grid fabric, which features a raised grid pattern that traps heat. This allowed Patagonia to make the R1 lighter and more breathable than before, while ensuring it keeps you just as warm and still offers the same outstanding stretch and durability. Thumbholes provide your thumbs a place to rest while preventing the sleeves from sneaking up your arms. When the wind kicks up, throw a layer over this hoodie, and never miss a beat as you reach your personal summit.
- Polartec Power Grid fleece
- Slim fit
- Polygiene permanent odor control treatment
- Zippered chest pocket
- Item #PAT00YR
- Q & A
R1 on Looking Glass Rock
A quick spring crawl up Looking Glass Rock with my best friend. Moab, UT.
Great Material, Infuriatingly Short Arms
- Size Bought: Medium
The R1 is my go-to layer for highly aerobic outdoor activities in cold temps, whether it's charging up a skin track or climbing a couple of blustery pitches after work. Oh, and really aggressive lounging/snacking activities apres-ski. The soft, waffly material will keep you cozy and comfy warm, but can dump excess heat when you start moving.
The 3/4 zip feature is fabulous if you'll be layering and de-layering while wearing a helmet or hat-- I can easily take it on or off while wearing my POC Receptor Helmet or BD Vector Helmet when climbing or skiing. It serves the additional purpose of allowing you to thoroughly ventilate your torso if you start overheating. Some people have qualms about the extra long zipper, but if you're using it for the purpose of high-output alpine activities, I believe the design reflects user needs and offers great benefits for keeping cool and quick layer transitions.
However, as a fairly tall and gangly armed person (read my reviews and you'll notice this is a common theme), there is one MAJOR CON: the damn arms on this pullover are WAY short in comparison to the length and width of the body. Especially if I'm wearing a this with gloves or spending time at cold belays, thumb holes are a must have for me. If I wear the thumb holes on this for longer than 5 or 10 minutes, the loop starts digging in between my thumb and index finger to the point of being unbearable (yes, I know how melodramatic this sounds, and I don't care). The torso on the size medium is already a bit loose, and if I size up to a large, the sleeves fit better (not perfectly) but I'm swimming in the body. For reference, I am 5'9", have a 5'10"ish wingspan, and weigh between 130-140lbs.
The fit is distinctly baggier than in years past. I don't think my body type is THAT abnormal, but it seems like this piece would only get a five star rating from me if I could sew size large arms on to a size small or medium hoody.
Overall, I LOVE the material and the design idea of the R1 hoody, but I wish I could get the fit dialed better.
Ladies Love It
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I bought this as a gift for my fiance and she almost never takes it off. Whether she's wearing it on a hike, with her sweats, or our running errands, it always looks great, performs well, and is super comfortable.
She's got the Howling Turquoise color and has gotten several comments on how good the color scheme looks.
I see other people have commented on the high zip, which has been the tradition on all R1s hoodies for a while. Although the zipper isn't offset as in past years, it doesn't seem to bother her at all.
The one thing that's interesting is the 3/4 zipper. It's sort of an impractical design, because I'm not sure of any situation where you would wear something unzipped 3/4 of the way down. Maybe a half zip or full zip would suit more people.
All in all, it's a really great piece and I'd highly recommend it!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
Just to be clear I've been a Patagonia fan for decades. I'm an XL normally and in no way unusual in my sizing. Unfortunately I returned it for several reasons. It's huge, way too long and the zipper was too long, i.e. Do I really need a zipper that goes to my belly button? And the zipper shield on the inside is way overbuilt and thick. Waited a long time to get one and very disappointed. In contrast I also ordered a Houdini pullover in the same size and I could barely get it on. Too small. Patagonia I love your products quality but can we PLEASE see some consistency in your womens sizing?
Lightweight and warm
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
This pullover is super lightweight and warm. The fit and material are nice. Although the full face zip isn't as cozy or comfortable as I wanted it to be.