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Play hard in the R1 Fleece Jacket.

Outdoor enthusiasts and mountain athletes turn to the Patagonia Men’s R1 Full-Zip Fleece Jacket to keep their cores warm and comfortable. This breathable, moisture-wicking jacket can be used underneath your shell for increased warmth on super-cold winter days or as a spring jacket on not-so-chilly days. The R1 Fleece’s jersey microfiber face allows for smooth layering, and thanks to its high / low polyester grid interior, you can easily compress this quick-drying jacket into your backpack. Don’t forget to recycle this killer fleece through Patagonia’s Common Threads Recycling Program once it has seen years and years of abuse.

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5 5

best jacket for everything.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

this is the "do everything" jacket. I have a few of these, including an R1 from the early 2000's and two of these in black. one is to do things in and open for "dinner n going out n keeping nice" the one i use to work on cars, build bikes, and other stuff is still in great shape minus a few holes n burns. very surprised by the durability of these jackets. well worth the cash.

if you do a lot of things outside or building stuff, like me, - i suggest getting two and using one for that and one for nights out on the town....

im 6' athletic and not skinny or slim, and a medium fits perfect.

5 5

Just what I was looking for...

  • Fit: True to size

R1 Full Zip meets my needs for a versatile piece that's not too hot to use as a sweater when the office is chilly or as a sweatshirt or layered under a shell for colder weather. It is very breathable with all that goes with that (great moisture control, but doesn't stop the wind). I find the fit much like other "Slim Fit" Patagonia items. I'm 6'2" and 178 lbs. The large fits snug, but not tight and has ample arm length.

5 5

It's great!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Lightweight, warm, well made!

It's great, wear it all the time under my soft-shell or hardshell for everyday stuff, skiing, winter hiking, or as a stand alone jacket in the fall and spring.

It fits exactly as I would expect a technical jacket to fit, I'm 6'1" 170 and a medium is fitted but not at all to tight. it certainly isn't loose anywhere, but I wouldn't want it to be. If you want something baggy you probably shouldn't be buying technical gear.

It's great!
4 5

Decent Mid Layer

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this jacket specifically with backcountry skiing in mind, and it fits the bill. It's immediately warm when you put it on, and the material in incredibly stretchy (great for climbing too). The R1 material is top quality stuff. It's great for layering and coldweather aerobic activity when precipitation isn't an issue.

The cut is off though. Like the rest of Patagonia's products, they're made to fit some dude that i have never met. I'm 6'0" and 195 pounds, athletic build. after trying on medium and large, i opted for the size large. There's too much length in the sleeves, but it still works, and too much room in the gut, but it still works. The medium was just a little tighter in the arms and shoulders than i would like, and just a little too short at the waist. I figured the extra room isn't going to hurt and i can layer under it if it's really cold.

If this jacket fits you just right, i bet you'll give it 5 stars. everyone else will like it, just know that it's a little off.

4 5

Comfy layer, but runs a bit small

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great layering piece - midweight warmth with a smooth exterior that won't get stuck or bunch up in layers or under pack straps. The pockets are set a little bit higher so they won't get buried if you're wearing a pack or harness with this as your outer layer.

This is sized as Patagonia's 'Alpine/ Slim Fit,' which I find to run a bit small. The sleeves are a good length, but the torso is pretty tight and a tad shorter than what I'm used to (for reference, I'm almost always a large for shirts/ jackets, Patagonia included). I'm right in between Large and XL in this shirt, but the fabric is stretchy enough that being between sizes isn't a deal breaker

4 5

It is what they said

I've worked, climbed, and hiked in this fleece. Great for layering, kept me warm down to 20 degrees with a long sleeve base layer, the R1 and a shell. Any colder and it would be uncomfortable. I'm 5'10" 180 athletic build with long arms and a medium fit great. Breathability is good. As the zipper gets to the very top of the neck it tends to jam....the only downside so far.

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an insulated shell? (just trying to see how this would do in my layering system)

I'm 160lbs and 5'10". Medium good for me?...

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I'm 160lbs and 5'10". Medium good for me? How does this compare to the NF Windwall 2?

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David,
I think medium should be right on the money for you

5 5

perfect

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

perfect for what i was looking for: a light, tight, comfortable second layer

4 5

Slim & Comfy'

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This jacket is very comfortable. It is extremely soft inside; so much so that I'd like to wear it with nothing underneath if it didn't look ridiculous. It's a slim fit, so it has an athletic look to it. It isn't for really cold temperatures, but great for fall or summer nights.

5 5

Great jacket...runs big

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a really good jacket for lightweight use. Wears well but isn't windproof. At 6' and 195 pounds the XL swallows me so you might consider getting one size smaller than you think. I wear XL in most other brands...including Patagonia clothing, but the fleece jackets seem to run big.

5 5

Super Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go-to jacket. I wear it riding my bike under 50F, to work in the spring/fall, hiking, on mountaineering expeditions, for everything. It is amazingly comfortable and looks decent too for what it's worth.

I'm 6'0" and 170lbs and the medium fits perfectly.

4 5

Good Option for the Technical "Midlayer"

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

R1 is a great material from Patagonia. Stops a fair amount of wind and (not as much as a true softshell) and adds appropriate warmth over a baselayer. The question isn't whether R1 fabric is great though its the options available that are hard to choose between. I initially wanted the R1 1/4 Hoodie because built in hoods, balaclava facemask, thumb holes and 1/4 do wonders for the variability in temperature/weather in the CO mountains. I've worn this on summit trips on 20 degree mornings with a merino baselayer in light wind and was comfortable while walking. I've worn it during snowfall for an hour or two (not steady) and was warm and dry without another shell. I ended up getting the variable (thumb holes, balaclava, hood, 1/4 zip) features on the Ibex Indie Hoody base/midlayer and am happy that I went with the more simplistic R1 to wear over it as my fall mountain/backcountry snowboarding kit. I wear it around town, the R1 Hoodie is a bit less city-styled due to its mountaineering features and for the cost I'd like to wear this more often than when I'm adventuring. Overall R1 is tough, light, stretchy, comfortable (even without a baselayer), warm, wind/water resistant and I highly recommend it to people who want a "technical midlayer" (over wool, under softshell/hardshell) this works very well. I don't have a single issue to gripe about at this point and its been through the paces.

5 5

seems great so far!

Middle of summer, so I have not actually used this yet. Fit and quality seem great though. I am 6' and 192 lbs... went with a large but could have probably done medium. Anxious to get some use out of this. Anxious to bring it along my for my end of summer/fall backpacking trip.

I am 5'11" 170lbs with a long torso and...

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I am 5'11" 170lbs with a long torso and arms. I prefer a trim fit, but worry that a medum may be too short in the arms or torso. The only other Patagonia tops I have are a t-shirt which is pretty baggy in large, and a Capilene 1/4 zip which is too short in a medium. Any advice?

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I'm 5'10" with fairly long arms and the arms on the small are fine, but the torso could stand to be a couple inches longer. If you don't mind a short-ish torso go with the medium, otherwise size up.

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I'd say medium should work for you. We're of similar size, and a medium is fine for length in the body and the sleeves, it's definitely a trim, athletic fit in the torso.

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i'm 6, 195. the medium fit but i went with the large because the torso was too short, especially for climbing.

Hey I am 6'5 and 190 lbs, I'm wondering...

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Hey I am 6'5 and 190 lbs, I'm wondering about size. I'm thinking large but not sure if it will be long enough, any suggestions?

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Best bet will be to compare your chest and waist measurements against the sizing chart below the price. Best of luck!

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I think you might actually want to go XL unless you're looking for a very trim, more technical fit. I'm 6' 170 and wear a large comfortably, and medium's a bit too small.

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the large will probably fit right except that the torso will be too short.

5 5

Lives up to the hipe

So before buying this fleece I'm reading the reviews and seeing a bunch a really positive ones. After putting the fleece on for the first time I completely see why. The material on the jacket is really soft and comfortable. It's pretty light weight but has kept me warm when chilly out. I haven't used it yet as a base layer so can't comment there. I'm 5'10 and 150 pounds and the medium fits me perfect. The deep space color is pretty true to the picture on the site.

How green is the alpha green? Does anyone...

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How green is the alpha green? Does anyone have a personal picture they could share?
Thanks.

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The above pic is a pretty accurate depiction of Alpha Green - kind of Olive Taupe? (not too green)

5 5

As comfortable as a hoody, and crazy versatile

The R1 full zip is warm, breathable, and has a great fit. In cold weather it makes a perfect layering piece over a Capilene 3 and under a Nano Puff Hoody and shell. Great for cooler evenings over a t-shirt or baselayer. I cannot recommend this enough.

As comfortable as a hoody, and crazy versatile
5 5

Superb Insulator

A simple waffle top with a full zip. Not much to say other than it fits great at a size L being 6'1'" and 195 pounds. Keeps me warm unless the winds get up too much. Worn under a soft shell, this is usually enough to keep me warm even in the German winter. Paired with a loft insulating layer, you can sit around happy and warm all night.

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