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Patagonia R1 Hooded Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Men's
PatagoniaR1 Hooded Fleece Pullover - 1/2-Zip - Men's

Minimal design for maximum possibilities.

Whether you're layering up for an alpine ascent, ski mountaineering, or cool weather climbing, you'll be happy with the Patagonia Men's R1 Fleece Hooded Pullover. Utilizing Polartec Power Grid fleece, the R1 delivers exceptional stretch, a good amount of warmth, and a high level of breathability, making it great on its own or layered under a shell. Polygiene permanent odor control shrugs the resulting odors of time well spent in the mountains, while its slim fit, snug-fitting hood, and discreet thumbholes reduce bulk when it's worn as a midlayer.

  • Exceptional fleece for climbs, ski tours, and alpine ascents
  • Polartec Power Grid wicks moisture for an athletic performance
  • Polygiene permanent odor control reduces foul smells
  • Half zip increases ventilation
  • Thumbholes secure sleeves
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

R1 Magic

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best on the go, casual, activewear/performance wear, ANYTHING polartec fleece; I take one in my car for those impromptu dusk hikes, a quick warm layer for the game, take-along for the multi-day hike, everyday casual; pretty much the coolest versatile thin but warm layer you can get-----the R1 has been around for a long time and for good reason. Not meant to be trim body hugger fit; wouldn't be the R1 if it were; instead, Patagonia holds firm to this more Regular fit; has thin but effective, soft, scrunchable waffle fleece lining; breaths and insulates. In light rain or moisture on a hike, water is deflected; when it gets too wet and soggy, this is perfect to layer under a rain shell. I have the women's version, my guy friends love this men's cut.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: xxl

This is an amazing base layer for all kinds of activities, also great for daily wear. Its very warm and comfortable. Id say it runs a little small except for the length. The tight hood is great to keep your head warm while out skiing or standing in the cold. Would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a warm, thin base layer.

Great piece!

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

I wear a baselayer, the R1, and a hard shell on the days I’m snowshoeing, backpacking in cold weather, or snowboarding and I love the R1. The size is great. Im usually in between a medium and large and a large fits well. Form fitting with a lightweight base layer. Could wear alone if needed. It’s warm, breathable, and light. Love the little things like the thumb holes and the long torso length that allows me to tuck it into my snow pants with ease. The only thing I wish is that with the hood and it zipped all the way up, it would cover more of my face. I’ve looked at the Arcteryx Fotrez, but haven’t been able to wear or test it. I’d def buy the R1 again. I grab this piece every time I go backpacking and camping in any weather and wear this piece in every cold weather snow sport situation.

Incredibly Versatile

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

This thing just works in every scenario. Easily my favorite camping/backpacking layer because you can wear it all day long during any activity in any conditions. The ventilation lets you dump heat while being more active or retain it when you need to. I cannot think of a bad thing to say about this piece, a must have in my opinion. Let me know if you have any questions at all!

Won't camp without.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I got this jacket for my boyfriend to replace on of his older Melly's since he put so many holes in it. Now he won't take it off. It's really soft to the touch, the colors are fun and it doesn't accumulate stink either. Patagonia did a nice job making this hoodie breathable, but still heat-retaining. My bf also says that his favorite part is the waffly fabric, he say's it's more durable and also not as bulky as other fleece options.

The Ultimate Layer

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

If I were trapped on a desert island and could only pack one thing, it would be an R1 pullover. (Let's assume it's not a blistering desert island.) This thing goes everywhere with me and I've accumulated multiple colors so it doesn't look like I wear the same outfit literally every day.

While it's mostly true to size, It's still pretty easy to float between sizes with this one, so consider your purpose and size up or down accordingly. I personally opt for this as a light outer layer more than a base layer and size up and get the most use out of it that way.

Lightweight and Warm

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

I picked up an R1 in the beginning of the snowboarding season and it's been a key layering item for me both in and out of resort. On really cold days in-bounds I usually pair it with an Airblaster Ninja Suit under my insulated jacket and I'm always nice and toasty. For touring days I just wear the R1 by itself under my jacket with a puffy in my pack as a backup. It's also super soft and comfy just to wear for every day use. The hood zips up to about nose level which is really nice for those cold and windy days.

Cant recommend this highly enough

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: XL

This IS the ultimate layering piece. An essential part of layering smart is having bang for your buck. Who doesnt love Patagonia, from what they stand for, to products like the R1, which has been a long standing favorite. The sizing can be tricky so call me and let's talk about sizes and your next adventure!
Kameron Wansel
Gearhead, Account Manager
Office: 801-619-7469

Layering heaven

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Awesome piece of gear right here. Well documented as one of the best and most versatile layering pieces around. I used this this morning with a cap 1 and then a Atom LT over the R1 and I was ready to roll in cloudy temps in the 30's at 10k feet. Got super toasty when the sun popped out of the clouds. The 1/2 zip is a great way to dump heat. The balaclava type hoody was a great way to trap heat when it was a bit more nippy . Excited to experiment it with it further once it warms up a bit more in Colorado. Looks like an ideal piece to the arsenal for spring and summer or really any time of the year. Super stoked to finally call it mine. #goatworthy

Ski Touring Dream

    Use these for ski touring on colder days, just rock them without anything under them. Hood for those windy days, saves you the time of throwing on a hate. Legit!

    Hey Jason! What size did you go with?

    Hits the Sweet Spot

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

    I've been looking for something lightweight yet warm and the R1 fits the bill. With a midweight base layer it is perfect for temps around freezing and with the deep zip, venting is no problem when you're exerting more energy. It also packs away great when the temps really rise. The fit is not perfect but I'm willing to trade off for all it offers in comfort. I usually take a medium but I fall in that hole between medium and large sizes often. When I tried the R1 in medium it was like I was playing a game of "fat guy in a little coat." If you're a fan of skin tight clothing, it may work for you. Size large fits perfect in the shoulders and chest but it's a little long in the torso and is a little roomy in the waist. I was a little concerned about a breeze coming up my back but then my packs hip-belt took care of that. It doesn't look that stylish on me but I don't care. It does what I want it to do...keep me comfortable in all kinds of temps. It has been pretty durable as well, handling the occasional snag and bump. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is that it started pilling a little where the chest and hip-belt connections are after one use. Normally that wouldn't bother me but this dang thing is pricey and with pricey you expect perfect. Overall, I've been really happy with the R1 Hoody.

    One of my favorite pieces of gear

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

    How I use it:

    -I pair it with a lightweight merino base layer for peak bagging in the summer/fall. It is definitely best used when active, as it's not super warm sitting still. When active, it's comfortable in huge range of temperatures thanks to how breathable it is. It doesn't do great with high winds, so keep a shell nearby.


    -I'm hit and miss with Patagonia clothing. I typically require a large due to my broad shoulders, no matter the cut. Some Patagonia apparel that are "regular fit" (Nano Air, flannel) are too baggy around my belly. The R1 is a slim fit and fits me perfectly in a large. Slim but not too snug. I can easily wear a baselayer underneath and a shell/insulation layer over. *If you are a taller, slimmer guy, this will fit well.* I'm so impressed with how comfortable this jacket is. I often find myself wearing it around town.

    I sing its praises whenever I'm asked about it. Love this jacket.

    R1 Rocks!

      If you don't own one yet, you are missing out! Breathable and comfortable, I wear the R1 hoody or pullover with a vest and I'm completely comfortable in any weather but the coldest!


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

      This is a fantastic piece of gear. It is great for use in all seasons. My favorite time to use it is winter. It's perfect for layering, and once you really start working hard going uphill, it works well all by itself. It vents out the moisture and keeps me warm. I tend to get warm quickly though, so that may not be true for everyone. It's very comfortable and pretty durable as well. I need to get several more of these.


      Great base layer

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

      I wear this item for touring in the Wasatch and normal resort riding as well. I like that it is a tall and slender fit, I am 6'2 and 165 lbs and the large is a perfect fit. I especially like that the hood fits tight and snugly around my head and does a good job of keeping my hat in place on windy days. Further more the zipper runs high, creating sort of a turtle neck when I have it zipped all the way up with the hood down... with the hood up it creates kind of a face mask the only leaves my nose exposed. Further more I wear this as my base layer, so if I get too hot, it is very easy to zip it very opened and dump out heat in between runs. Honestly I swooped it up because I've heard good things about it, and now I love it, I have worn it every time I went skiing since I bought it and I typically ride 2-3 times a week. I'm considering buying a second one just so I'm not bummed when this one needs washed. You will literally want to live in it once you own it.

      Patagonia R1 Hoody

        The older style was better. The medium used to actually fit but now it's to tight and the Large is too big. I'm 5'10 160.

        Great for running

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

        I bought this last year while I was getting into running. Its the perfect piece because you don't want something bulky or too hot. I also ski but haven't had a chance to use it there but imagine it is PERFECT! I got the green one and love love this for active events.

        Thanks for posting this, Adam. It's cool to hear this works for running!

        What temps are you running in?

        Not the fit for me

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: medium and large

        I really wanted to love this piece. The material and colors are amazing. I was looking for a specific fit and this didn't cut it. I wanted a close fitting, athletic fit without being too tight. Unfortunately, the medium was too tight in the chest/shoulders but was perfect everywhere else. I tried the large and it was great in the shoulder/chest but too loose around the stomach. Arm length was nice and long on both the medium and large. I might have been ok with the medium but wasn't sure if it was going to stretch out to what I wanted. I am going to give the Mountain Equipment Eclipse a try to see how I like it.

        excellent multi-use mid layer

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

        great great mid-layer.

        I have the slightly older model (2014?) that has the asymmetrical zipper that they fixed in the last couple years - which is a good thing as the asym zipper is a little bit of a PITA.

        I bought it to be snug, but it is definitely SNUG and fits closer than some other small size jackets I have.

        Very breathable, feels great although you will still get a wet slick under a pack if you are working hard.

        The hood is the key part of this one - if its cold, it goes up and fits under a ski helmet easily, fits closely, and cradles your face. No need for a separate toque / beanie.

        Would happily buy one again!