A tool for the mountains.
The best pieces of mountain equipment are simple, light, and efficient, and the Patagonia Men's R1 Fleece Pullover delivers with all three. With a design that hasn't been overthought, the R1 is made of an exclusive Polygiene treated Polartec Power Grid stretch fleece fabric, which is lightweight, breathable, and compressible. The simple design of the R1 lends itself to a variety of mountain pursuits with the ability to be comfortably layered under a shell during mountaineering objectives, backcountry ski trips, or worn on its own during shoulder season climbs.
- Fleece pullover for light, functional comfort in the mountains
- Polartec Power Grid fleece is stretchy and breathable
- Slim fit keeps the performance fibers close to skin
- Polygiene odor-control fights nasty smells
- Raglan sleeves open up your range of motion
- Zippered chest pocket stashes wallet or phone
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- Q & A
One of Patagonia’s best - ever
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 208lbs
I’ve got an R1 fleece 1/2 zip hoody and everything that has been said about R1, layering, warmth, flexibility, etc. is true. Easily the best “active wear fleece” I’ve ever worn, and I’ve worn a lot (because I’m old and an equipment freak). Sleeves do tend to run long... That said, the single best piece, IMO, that Patagonia ever did is their heavy, quarter zip Synchilla pullover with 2 pockets from the 80s. Got mine on right now. Maybe the best piece of outdoor clothing Anyone ever made!
Versatile Layer For All Seasons
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 185lbs
The Patagonia R1 pullover is still one of the best all-season layers out there. The interior "waffle" pattern creates a fleece grid that has a way of venting when you need breathability during activity, but at the same time it bulks up the insulating properties when used alone as an outer layer or as a mid layer under a jacket or shell. The trim fit and slightly slippery outer fabric make it perfect for layering. The 1/2 zip neck opens wide for easy on/off (much better than 1/4 zip designs). Start your cold-weather activity with this piece layered under a jacket, then shed the jacket as you warm up and the R1 will provide a functional balance of warmth and breathability for the much of the day. Head out with the R1 alone for cool weather activity and you're good. Also great for crisp summer mornings/evenings in high altitude climates. I love mine, you'll love yours -- highly recommended!