R1 Techface Hooded Fleece Jacket
New from Patagonia's technical fleece lineup, the Men's R1 Techface Hooded Fleece Jacket fits smoothly into your performance arsenal whether you're wearing it for early season climbing or a late-season ski tour. The next-to-skin feel of its fleece construction mimics the warm, stretchy, and breathable Patagonia Regulator fleece, but provides additional abrasion and weather resistance on its face. A DWR finish sheds light precipitation, articulated patterning keeps you moving freely during your ascent, and the hood is compatible with climbing helmets so you don't have to sacrifice safety in favor of comfort. Low-bulk, snag-resistant cuffs keep a low profile on your wrists whether you're cleaning a route or removing your skins, and the hem and hood are drawstring adjustable if an unexpected winter breeze makes an out-of-season appearance.
- Fleece jacket for performance layering at the crag or spring tour
- Abrasion resistant on the outside, soft and warm on the inside
- Articulated patterning provides active mobility
- Adjustable hood with laminated visor keeps the weather off
- Stretchy cuffs seal out the cold wind and snow flurries
- Slim fit keeps excess bulk from causing a hitch
- Item #PAT02AY
What do you think about this product?
January 19, 2020
Great Rock Climbers Coat
Love this jacket. It was a little staticy at first? Nice durable fabric too.
January 18, 2020
Picky Boyfriend Approved
I borrowed one of these from our pile of testing gear for my boyfriend. He's a total princess-and-the-pea with midlayer jackets - he hates being cold, but he also overheats super easily & turns into a hot mess with foggy ski goggles. He's rejected just about every other puffy or sweater or fleece on the market, which is why I nabbed this in a last-ditch effort to find something that would be warm enough without being too warm. Finally! At last! It took a couple tries to get the baselayers right, but this is the first midlayer he's tried that was both warm & breathable enough to hold up to a whole day of skiing.
January 26, 2020
Let him try the North Face L2 Fuseform for comparison. https://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-summit-l2-fuseform-grid-fleece-jacket-mens
November 15, 2019
I'm a big fan
Great looking piece, super versatile, can be used while climbing, hiking, spring skiing, or ski touring and around town. I really like how stretchy it is and how it has a DWR finish - so not waterproof, will shed some rain, but stay away from downpoors. I wanted to include this great review by Outside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsxEnKifDCM
November 1, 2019
Plenty warm while still so lightweight!
I used this jacket for my last mt. biking trip and it was fantastic. It packs small and is super light to shove in your backpack while also providing great wind blockage for the downhill. The black is also super sleek, definitely into it.
September 1, 2019
Late delivery of items
I just purchased four items in the past two weeks and three out of the four items were delivered after 7 days while I was promised 2 days of delivery. This is extremely annoying and I am not sure whether I will use backcountry again
August 14, 2019
Awesome Fleece with Extra protection
I can't add much that hasn't already been stated below. The jacket fits as expected for Patagonia, is warm, looks great, functions even better. One thing I really loved though, is the abrasion resistance of the face fabric. One gripe I have with fleeces used for activities is how easily they snag and pull. This extra layer of protection is ideal to reduce those snags!
July 8, 2019
Perfect Layer OR Solo Piece
This jacket works equally well on its own for summer alpine adventures OR as a layer for winter touring. It isn't too insulating, it does a great job at regulating temperature. I feel like it runs slightly large. If you're in between sizes, size down. If you typically order exclusively the same size, order your typical size. As others have mentioned it doesn't have the typical athletic fit that Arc'teryx does, it's more natural. Overall this is a great jacket and definitely one I would want to have in my rotation.
July 8, 2019
Most comfortable fleece layers aren't very durable or wind resistant. The R1 is the perfect blend of comfortable and technical for me. A great jacket to have around for chilly summer backpacking and layering for ski touring. I also love the fit, it's not so form-fitting like Arc'teryx, but certainly not baggy and looks really nice.
July 2, 2019
Awesome light weight tech layer
Got to test this jacket out for a few days of spring skiing and hiking around snowbird and loved it! The water resistances keeps out any unwanted moisture yet the jack is still really breathable.
June 12, 2019
Keeps the chill out
What a great jacket! I keep this handy when I commute or out camping, it works great when there is a little chill in the air and you need to stay warm. I feel it's also quite stylish. I am 5'9" 175 lbs with a 43 inch chest. According to the size chart I'm a large which is exactly what I got and it fit spot on.
June 4, 2019
What more could you want?
It's an R1 people. Tried and tested through the years. I got rained on lightly and had no issues. The DWR finish seems to do the trick in lighter storms. It is not a snow jacket and only provides minimal warmth, but I used it in 40 degree weather and it held up great! Definitely a buy.
May 23, 2019
Great 2 in 1 Piece
This jacket fills the gap between a lightweight fleece and a soft shell jacket. I find it very useful in my kit for ski touring and rock climbing when I don't want to carry two different items. The fabric is breathable, but repels water well and seems highly durable.
May 14, 2019
Perfect Spring Jacket
I Love this Hooded Jacket for my springtime adventures, it is a very versatile jacket that could be used as a shell or just a nice stand alone jacket. I went with the XL on this jacket and it is a bit to large, If I ordered this jacket again i think the L would be perfect.
April 23, 2019
This hoody is so nice. The fit is spot on and the material is great, not really like anything i've had before. It's breathable but also sheds water well, and provides just the right amount of warmth for when it's a little breezy or chilly outside. Very lightweight and it looks good too. I got the Large which was perfectly roomy without looking baggy at all.
March 16, 2019
Does it get any better? Nope.
I love this thing. I was looking for a lightweight and simple full zip hoodie that I could throw on whenever. It turns out its that but so much more. Wind and water resistant? sign me up. It's the ultimate Spring time go-to.
November 8, 2018
Checks All the Boxes
I originally bought this jacket to just wear around town and to work and have a lightweight piece for Fall and Spring days when it gets a little chilly. But this jacket is so much more than that. Not only does this jacket look good, this jacket is waterproof and wind resistant. I've been caught out in the rain in it, and I also wore this jacket while riding a motorcycle, and I've been really impressed about how well it held up. I've started using this jacket in the mornings on my runs, since it does add some warmth and block the wind, and it doesn't look out of place if worn as a running jacket. The chest pocket is large enough for my phone or my wallet. I also prefer a longer waist on my jackets, and this one is a really good length and cut. The hood is also great. When fully zipped up and the hood on, my mouth and chin are protected from the cold, and the fleece continues into the hood itself keeping my head warm. My one and only complaint about this jacket is that it does attract pet hair more than some jackets. But lint rollers are cheap, and outside of that, this is easily now my favorite jacket that I own.
May 14, 2018
I like it!
I don't usually write reviews on the stuff I buy, but I wanted to point out that this jacket runs large. I ALWAYS wear a large when it comes to Patagonia jackets/shirts. I read elsewhere where the reviewer noted that the jacket ran large, so I bought a medium and large with the intent of returning one. I'm 6', ~180lb and the large was a bit baggy on me. the sleeves were also very long, extending almost down to my finger tips. the medium fit very well: nice and trim with my body, the sleeves extended just to the knuckle of my thumb. definitely more in line with how my other Patagonia gear fits. can't say much as far as performance (its getting warm here in NC), but it does have a much 'harder' shell than my R1. i'm really hoping it offers some decent wind protection.
May 8, 2018
You Will Kick Ass in This Jacket
I heard that Patagonia was going to release this jacket, but as a college student I don't have a lot of disposable income to blow on outdoor gear. So naturally, I sent the link to my dad who is the biggest gearhound I know, and thought nothing more of it. I got a Snapchat from him at a store with the jacket on and a simple caption of "holy sh*t". So the next day, I went and bought one. I didn't take the thing off for like 10 days. I slept in it. I ate in it. I biked to campus in it. This thing can do it all. And inevitably, when those BC spring drizzles came through, I kept wearing it. Simply, this jacket does it all. It's breathable, warm, comfortable, and water repellent enough that you don't need to worry if a light rain comes to pass. This jacket ensures that whatever you're doing, you kick ass doing it. From the trails to the bike (or even horse) saddle, this thing will keep you cozy. And it looks damn good. I have to commend Patagonia on finally getting their hood right. For the past several years, the hoods on their non-shell jackets have gone through a number of different design iterations, all of them were supposed to serve some purpose but kind of flopped in the all-round. The climbing-oriented hoods didn't work for other activities, and/or it downright just looked dumb. The hood on the R1 Techface has a nice brim, is large but not overly so, and can cinch around the head and neck for when it gets windy. And you don't look like a dork when wearing it (cough cough nano-shell). This jacket has a pretty typical Patagonia trim fit, so you might want to size up if you're trying to layer underneath it. If you're expecting this jacket to be completely waterproof, it isn't. I wanted to test just how waterproof it was on a medium Vancouver downpour and was soaked through in about 20 minutes. My one gripe with it is the wrist cuffs. There's no wrist strap and the sleeves are a little long (or I just have T-Rex arms), so inevitably the sleeves tend to slide down over my hands. Having a way to secure it would be nice, but it's definitely not a deal breaker. TL;DR: this jacket is the ultimate spring companion that will keep you cozy from the skin-track to the concrete, all while making sure you look good. Be warned: you might get a visit from Bruce Lee because you'll be kicking too much ass while wearing it. Bruce Lee doesn't like competition.
May 10, 2018
Hell ya Max, thanks for the awesome review! Now I need to check one out for myself....
April 16, 2018
R1 that is water resistant, genius
If you own an R1 you know the benefits and why it is one of the best selling fleece jackets on the market. It doesn't compromise on warmth and feels just like the original R1, just with a water resistant face fabric. Highly recommended.
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