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Danny C.

Danny C.

Provo, UT

Danny C.

Danny C.wrote a review of on November 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: medium

I'm an avid climber and cyclist. The R1 is perfect for scaling mountains, but also for anything else you might end up doing--including hitting the town after cragging or your last century. For a fleece, it does a great job at breaking the wind as well, if your using it as a jacket, but is thin and light enough as to not be restricting as a midlayer. The thumb holes are awesome for chilly belays, waiting for your third, but also don't get in the way when you don't want to throw on some gloves on a ride to the grocery store. I have a North Face fleece that is twice as heavy and thick and this fleece is assuredly warmer. My wife likes to point out that the bright blue, while super ugly, is good for being seen while on the bike. Probably the only feature I haven't hit is the awesome wicking power. Sweating up a storm on that sunny face figuring out that crux move? No problem--the R1 will wick all that away, leaving you dry and comfy for that next shady belay. Also, it is pretty comfy with the sleeves pushed up (and they stay up). I'd buy it again and again.

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