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Patagonia R3 Hooded Fleece Jacket - Men's

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    Your mood deserves a say.

    Between the chilly camping trips and ski resort trips, the Patagonia Men's R3 Hooded Fleece Jacket gives you versatility and warmth. Whether you wear it alone or under a shell, the Polartec fabric keeps you toasty and wicks away moisture while the Polygiene technology controls odor from your more intense ski runs. The design of this fleece jacket is light and resilient against wear, and it’s easily compressible and fully reversible.

    When worn on the textured side, the R3 has two handwarmer pockets and a zip chest pocket. When reversed to the smooth side, it has two zip chest pockets. This not only gives you flexibility with storage, but it also lets you regulate your temperature and preferences. To let you move effortlessly, the nylon cuffs have a spiral-seam construction that easily rolls and the fixed hood has an elastic binding.

    • Polartec body and cuffs
    • Polygiene odor control
    • Nylon pockets
    • Regular fit, hip length
    • Fully reversible
    • Fixed hood with elastic binding
    • Chest and handwarmer pockets
    • Item #PAT00V4

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] Polartec (53% recycled polyester, 44% polyester, 3% spandex), [cuffs] Polartec (93% recycled polyester, 7% spandex), Polygiene odor control, [pockets] 100% nylon
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    hip
    Hood
    yes, fixed
    Pockets
    1 zip chest, 2 handwarmer, 2 internal zip chest
    Claimed Weight
    18 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking & camping, skiing/snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Highly versatile piece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I originally bought this to replace an old, trusted Patagonia R-Series piece that recently retired (i.e. I forgot it in a hotel room in Ulaanbaator). I was initially worried that it wouldn't be as warm as my old R-Series because it's so much lighter, but technology marches on and it remains largely as warm but at a fraction of the weight and pack size of the old one.



    The hood is amazingly versatile. Zipped all the way up you're in full on ninja-mode with only your eyes peeking out, zipped down a bit more and it's like a jacket with an integrated fleece buff.



    For fall fly-fishing this jacket was perfect. The chest pockets are well-placed to allow access while in waders, and it dried quickly when you're lucky enough to get a little wet releasing a feisty catch.

    Highly versatile piece

    Warm, fuzzy, and soft

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I love my R3 and it is now my go to insulation layer. It is warm, very warm, as so warm that it is easy to overheat wearing just this and a base layer. I find that this is actually warmer than my Rabb Xenon Hoodie, so I tend to wear it once I have reached my camp instead of while I am hiking.

    The fuzziness is super soft and I tend to stuff some other layers into this and use it as my pillow once I head to bed. It is seriously the softest, cushiest feeling layer I have.

    The only drawback I can think of is that in certain colors (Blue,Green) it looks like you hunted down and skinned a muppet and are now wearing its hide as a trophy.

    Great fleece, love the hood

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Perfect layer for our San Francisco "summers" to spend time at the beach when the wind's blowing. Will also be good in the mountains, but haven't been there yet with it.

    Superfuzzz

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    The R3 is crazy soft and comfortable! It's definitely going to be my skiing midlayer this season. As others have said, it's very far from being wind-proof, but under a shell, the R3 is a perfect lightweight insulator.

    Out of this World

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I got one of these recently on a whim because I read INCREDIBLY good reviews on many sites, including here. The write-ups described a redesigned, well thought out piece that was incredibly versatile. Patagonia, in my experience, builds solid stuff that tends to be conservatively designed (for example, the venerable R2 layer has not changed that much over the years except some cosmetic changes and some fit changes). The R2 is a workhorse for me and having a similar weight jacket, with a HOOD would be a real plus for me.

    Unlike other Patagonia items, this R3 was COMPLETELY redone. I had two R3's before and they were too bulky, too warm, and just not ideal for my needs in Utah and too heavy to bring back east for a visit. Folks here rightfully gripe if they thought at this R3 was going to be the same weight as before, but for me this hits the spot.

    Unlike its forebears, this R3 is retooled, rethought, and really updated. The fabric weight is the same, maybe a bit lighter, than the R2. Warmth, at least for me, has been the same. The hood is a really nice feature. Comfy, good fit, and usable. Hoods do make a big difference for me--when traveling and sitting outside on the porch. The fabric weight is MUCH lighter than the older R3. This means it is WAY more versatile. Big plus.

    Now the big changes. This is two coats in one. One side has hand pockets that are JUST right in size and placement. I've found that I naturally put my hands there and they feel right where they belong. The one Napoleon pocket on this side is zipped to secure items. This is your casual, lounger jacket that could easily double for skiing, hiking, camping, or around town.

    Flip it inside out and you have a very nice technical fleece with two chest pockets allowing you to wear a pack or harness.

    It fits PERFECTLY. As others have said, you either put it on and keep it on when you get it or you immediately send it back because it is not what you thought it was. For me I knew what I was getting and am so thrilled to have a piece that doubles as two jackets and is so versatile. It combines the "informal " hoody for the fire at night with the technical layer you need for the day's adventures. Wow.

    That said, this is a first run of this design and there are some minor changes I would want to see. First, the hip pockets are NOT zipper shut. Minor gripe, but the idea of having FIVE pockets that were zippered was a great idea for a fleece jacket. Most have two if not three max. Five means good storage, but only put granola bars in the hip pockets or something not needed if it pops out.

    Second, I agree with folks that the (larger) double zipper does indeed feel uncomfortable against your face. Patagonia does provide a double flap to cover it, but it needs to be a bit bigger. This issue is easily solved by just unzipping the zipper a little bit.

    Spot on and so great to see real innovations with Patagonia that are not gimmicky but instead quite practical.

    Nice, very nice

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Got it on sale which is always a nice treat. I've been wanting an R3 hoody since I got my wife one, years ago. I feel sorry for the customer that sent it back without even trying it on, looks can be deceiving and in this case they are indeed. It is warmer than the R3 jacket, almost twice the fabric weight. The sleeves are long enough and the fit is snug but not tight. I wish the body was a bit longer. The zipper does indeed end up in your mouth and should be offset, but oh well, so few things are perfect. It is warm and cozy, soft and cuddly. I am sure it will be great in the cold weather, but it is getting warm here now and I will have to wait until next fall/winter.
    To the credit of customer service: I got one and it showed signs of wear, I called and they had a replacement to me in a couple days, with absolutely none of the signs of wear found on the first one!

    Great midlayer, zipper may be annoying

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

    The jacket serves as a great midlayer, will need a outer layer (rain jacket/hardshell) when encounter rain/wind. Listed to be slim fit but still enough room below for a long sleeve baselayer and another light fleece jacket.

    Just one thing to complain about, the hood is balaclava style when zipped all the way up, but I agreed with a comment below that the It is not comfortable as you are basically kissing the zipper.
    The R1 hoody (not with offset zipper) is still more comfortable as it have a flap of fleece behind the zipper. I usually will just zip it up to below the chin.

    Design flaw

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    This is a good product with one exception - the zipper is in your mouth when the hood is done up. And it's a big zipper. What's up with that? Why not go with an offset zipper like the R1?

    Super soft and warm.

      I was a little skeptical of this jacket at first due to the reversibility feature and then I tried it on. This is the most comfortable jacket I've ever owned. Both sides of this jacket are equally soft and comfortable. The fit is superb as well, not being too tight or too boxy, just right. For reference I am 6 ft, 165 lbs and usually wear a medium and got this in a medium. The R1 cuffs push up the forearm nicely and don't sag when down like some sleeves with an elastic band. The hood fits snug and is cozy around the neck when down. The plethora of pockets (5 total) add tons of storage. The hand pockets are very comfortable and the elastic stay keeps your hands nice and toast with no zipper to chafe on your wrists, love them.

      Excellent mid-layer

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

      This is my go-to mid-layer fleece for backcountry touring and resort riding. For warmer days I wear it as my outer layer over my capilene base. Breathable and light, fits in or over my helmet for those colder mornings. I love having the option to reverse the fleece for two breast pockets for when i'm using a harness. LAST PLUS, it doesn't stink ..

      underrated

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: med

      I agree with the other reviews here that it certainly is not windproof and that its lack of wind resistance can be regarded as something of a flaw in certain conditions. The upside of course is that it breathes amazingly and therefore is very comfortable as an under layer. You could put a light wind jacket over this and stay warm in most conditions. I just did the trek to ABC and wound up wearing this thing every day, everywhere and all through the night every night. The only time I didn't wear it was on a before-dawn trip up to Poon Hill and froze my tail off without it. I love the slim fit and the tight hood. I'm surprised that Patagonia hasn't made a hooded retro x in a slim fit - it would address the hole in its lineup for a hooded windproof fleecelike garment.

      Soft, warm, cuddly, but NOT WINDPROOF!

      • Size Bought: Medium

      Love this fleece. Soft, warm, light. Nice hood, nice zippers. Awesome cuffs. Great indoors for slouching around, great outdoors as a layering piece.

      Be warned though: this is not windproof in the slightest. As one disgruntled reviewer noted, if you hold fleece up to the light, you can see through it. So if there's a breath of wind outside, you'll likely want a windproof layer on top. On the flip side, the jacket is extremely light and warm, and the airiness makes it very comfortable and breathable.

      The fabric is an interesting cross between the waffle grid of the Patagonia R1 jackets, and their fluffy Synchillla fleece.

      I'm somewhat perplexed by the reversible aspect. I prefer the look with the bonded patch pockets on the inside, but otherwise the garment looks pretty much identical both ways. Certainly doesn't make the jacket any worse, but not really a useful feature for me.

      Not Polartec 300!

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size

      From the R3 description I expected the equivalent of Polartec 300, which I am familiar with. The fabric of this garment was thin, sleazy, and not even warm enough to be a light sweater in the house. So thin it's transparent in places. What a disappointment, especially from a company like Patagonia. I returned it.

      Within Patagonia's Regulator series the designers are constantly trying to use the latest and greatest fabrics to achieve good warmth while have the lightest jacket possible. From personal experience this is actually pretty warm. For pure warmth look more towards Better Sweaters and Synchilla from Patagonia.

      Which side for which temps?
      So I've been scouring the web for this answer and can't find it anywhere. Which side is design for warmer/cooler days?
      Thanks!

      Hi there,
      I'm 6' 180 lbs. I wear Patagonia R1, size Large which fits me perfectly. Which size should I choose?
      Thanks.