Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody

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The Men's R1 Hoody by Patagonia. The R1 Hoody is the optimal midlayer or baselayer for athletic alpine endeavors in demanding conditions. Made of Regulator grid fleece for outstanding performance in the vertical environment.

FEATURES of the Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody.

Lining and Layers:

  • Microfiber face speeds moisture wicking and allows for easy layering


  • Variable Conditions Cuff has discreet, on-seam thumb loops for added coverage, and a spiral stitch construction allows sleeves to push up easily without constricting forearms
  • A lighter weight, micro-grid fabric on Variable Conditions Cuff, underarm gusset and lower torso improves breathability and dry time
  • Patagonia's classic R1 fleece - with it’s high/low grid pattern for enhanced wicking, airflow and fast dry times - provides excellent stretch, warmth, and durability in a variety of temperatures
  • Micro-grid stretch panels under the arms, at cuffs and hem reduce bulk and increase breathability


  • Refined technical fit with offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs

Weather and Wind:

  • Off-shoulder seams for comfort under pack straps; Micro-grid cuffs stretch and have thumb loops to hold sleeves in place


  • One left chest pocket has Slim Zip install and clean-finished zipper garage
  • Snug-fitting balaclava-style hood fits comfortably under a helmet strap; center-front Slim Zip with soft, kissing-welt zipper garage and chin flap for next-to-skin comfort


  • Longer torso for comfort under a harness or a pack waistbelt


  • Made in Colombia.
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Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody.
A venerated alpine essential, the R1® Hoody is the optimal hooded midlayer for the full spectrum of mountain endeavors. Made with Regulator® grid fleece for outstanding stretch, breathability, compressibility and durability. Streamlined, light and versatile, the R1® Hoody embodies our primary design principle: Perfection is achieved when there’s nothing left to take away. Alpinists and backcountry skiers live in this finely tuned, versatile favorite that’s made of Polartec® Power Dry® polyester with a high/low grid interior. The fabric breathes, stretches and compresses to practically nothing, has a terrific feel and remains durable and warm. Its design - even more refined this season - features the pared-down detailing that avid climbers and backcountry skiers need, like a snug-fitting balaclava-style hood (now more sculpted at the neck for better fit under a helmet-strap), deep-venting front zipper that’s offset at the chin (now with a softer zipper garage for next-to-skin comfort), and a new Variable Conditions Cuff design with discreet on-seam thumb loops and a spiral stitch construction that lets you push up the sleeves without constricting your forearms. We also refined the fit, lengthened the torso for layering under a harness, and installed slim, minimalist zippers. With off-shoulder seams for pack-wearing comfort, an exterior chest pocket and lightweight micro-grid stretch polyester at the cuffs, hem and now the armpits for minimal bulk and increased breathability and dry times. Our classic R1® fleece - with it’s high/low grid pattern for enhanced wicking, airflow and fast dry times - provides excellent stretch, warmth, and durability in a variety of temperatures. A lighter weight, micro-grid fabric on Variable Conditions Cuff, underarm gusset and lower torso improves breathability and dry times. A re-engineered pattern offers a refined technical fit with offset seams for comfort under outerwear and packs. Snug-fitting balaclava-style hood fits comfortably under a helmet strap; center-front Slim-Zip with soft, kissing-welt zipper garage and chin flap for next-to-skin comfort. Variable Conditions Cuff has discreet, on-seam thumb loops for added coverage, and a spiral stitch construction allows sleeves to push up easily without constricting forearms. One left chest pocket has Slim Zip install and clean finish zipper garage. Longer torso for comfort under a harness or a pack waistbelt. Fabric: Body: 6.8-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex. Cuffs and hem: 5.4-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 92% polyester (54% recycled)/8% spandex. Weight: 357 g (12.6 oz).

Rock/Creek Outfitters

Spotted round the globe from high alpine ridges to backcountry bowls, the Men's R1 Hoody by Patagonia earns raves from Patagonia's most active customers and ambassadors alike. Patagonia kept everything good and, with Polartec, fine-tuned R1's timeless high/low interior grid polyester construction (Polartec Power Dry) into an updated exclusive that's more breathable and compressible and has an improved feel and durability while still maintaining its warmth.

The hoody has the minimalist detailing that avid climbers and backcountry skiers need - from the stretchy fabric, to the deep-venting front zipper that's offset at the face, to the snug-fitting balaclava-style hood. With raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort, an exterior chest pocket and low-grid stretch polyester at the thumb-looped wrist cuffs and bottom hem for minimal bulk under a harness.

Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

Full-body comfort, warmth, and style is what this amazing hoodie from the Patagonia Company offers. The Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie is guaranteed to keep you warm in even the coldest of winter environments thanks to its high quality inner coating. The outside of this hoodie is made of very high quality polyester to provide superior moisture resistance. This stylish hoodie is guaranteed to make you the center of attention in any crowd. What are you waiting for? Check out the Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie today!

The House

From the world-renown designers at the Patagonia Company, say hello to the Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie. At first glance, this looks extremely form fitting, but take another look and you'll see that it's also "fully-loaded." This hoodie has a large, convenient front pocket for storage of all of your valuables. If you're on the market for a stylish hoodie that won't drain your bank account, be sure to check out the Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie from the Patagonia Company.

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Patagonia's R1 Hoody is engineered to perform in a wide variety of high output conditions.

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Made with Regulator® grid fleece for outstanding performance in demanding conditions, the R1® Hoody is the optimal midlayer or baselayer for athletic alpine endeavors.
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Also available for: Women
Body:6.8-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex. Cuffs and hem
Closure:Full Zip
Clothing Fit:Trim Fit
Country of Origin:Columbia
Cuffs, Underarms, and Hem:5.4-oz Polartec Power Dry 92% polyester (54% recycled) / 8% spandex
Fabric:Body: 6.8-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 93% polyester (41% recycled)/7% spandex
Fit:Slim Fit
Fleece Weight:Lightweight
Pockets:One Left Chest Pocket has Slim Zip Install and Clean Finish Zipper Garage
Technologies:[PolartecRegulator, bluesign approved]
Weight:12.6 oz / 357 g
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Patagonia R1 Hoody Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Indispensable for Active Cold Weather Adventures

I recently returned from a 5 day winter climb of Mt Katahdin where we saw, among other things, a 15+ mile day with a high of 2F preceded by an overnight low of -11F. I bought this right before I left, and I couldn't me more glad to have it the entire time. Long story short, I pretty much lived in this thing...half the time with a thin base underneath, and the other half wearing it as a base itself. During the day, it sufficed as my only layer while ski touring and hiking about 80% of the time.
Key features that I think are totally the jam:
The (cornholio-esque) hood- I struggle with overheating on winter pursuits, and I love the convertibility of just popping this bad boy up and down without having to worry about dropping my hat. The high, off-center zip is outstanding under a shell hood for cold/windy summit days. It does fit easily under a climbing helmet as well.
The thumb holes- Aside from the obvious benefit of preventing your sleeves from getting jacked up while layering (which the slick exterior fabric surface facilitates as well), they add a little bit of welcome warmth to the back of the hand under my glove system.
The chest pocket- As a self-aware chapstick addict, this pocket ensures a nice little garage for my omnipresent hiking partner. It is also perfect for warming the nutrition bar of your choice on sub-freezing days.
The stretchy bit at the bottom- You see that gray business at the bottom? That's a really handy stretch material (very different from the grid fleece) that keeps this puppy locked down like nobody's drafts and no snow. It is clear that a lot of thought went into this design.
In summary, if you spend time outdoors in the winter, this will soon become a piece that headlines every trip without a second thought.
For reference, I am 6', 185 lbs., and the medium fits snugly (like a heavy baselayer), but the sleeves are still long enough to comfortably use the thumb loops. It is perfect for performance applications, but you will be "that guy" rocking this thing in a casual setting.
MountainTom at Patagonia on 03/23/2011

Warm, true sizing, versatile and packable piece.

The R1 hoody is well-storied so probably don't need to say much, but I will anyway. It's a warm, but not too thick and hot, piece, that acts as a great baselayer (the waffle fleece interior makes for a great next-to-skin feel), midlayer, and emergency piece. It packs down much smaller than any other hoody piece in my closet. It's warm but very breathable, due to that awesome waffle weave. There's a slight stretch so that as a baselayer, it doesn't bunch up or take up unnecessary space. Sizing-wise, I'm 5'8" 190lbs and I wear a Small in Paty baselayers/undies because I like to have the bit of stretch to get the sweat to dissipate more quickly, and I hate bunching. But I'm a Med. in other Paty clothes. I got a Small in the R1 Hoody and I love the fit through the body, but with the hood zipped up it's a bit small. I do have a big head though - I wear 7 3/4" fitted ballcaps. So if you also have a big head, may want to get your true-to-size sizing, but if you want a snug fit and don't have a huge head like me, size down. The hood fits like a scuba wetsuit, or as my wife calls it, a ninja costume. The thumb holes are wonderful for full coverage, and are overbuilt so I feel confident they will last and not rip through. The longer hem is great for making things stay put. I really like how the piece moves with you so that at no point do you feel restricted, with overhead reaches or side to side movement. It feels like you just made your skin warmer. Overall, this is a unique and highly useful piece and at the web special it's a no-brainer.
patyguy at Patagonia on 12/16/2013

R1 Hoody

The R1 Hoody makes for a great winter insulation piece. I've used it riding the slopes, hiking the backcountry, during cold, early morning trail runs and on a few snowshoeing trips. I've found that it provides a fair bit of warmth for its weight and that it's too much warmth unless it's quite cold out or you're exerting a lot of effort. The thinner grid fleece around the waist and wrists is nice and helps to make the garmet less bulky. The thin wrist material and thumb loops fit comfortably under gloves and provide a little more warmth and weater sealing. The hood has a snug fit, more like a balaclava as compared to a typical sweatshirt-type hood. The offset zipper is a nice touch and keeps it out of your face a little. My main two criticisms with the piece so far are its fit (in terms of sizing) and the way the piece fits around the chest/neck/shoulders. I have other pieces from the "R" line, including an R-1 pullover and an R2. Both fit much more slim, with a shorter torso and shorter arms in the same size. This is nice for layering. As far as the fit around the chest, I'm not sure if it's weight of the hood pulling back on the jacket, but it seems like the piece fits a little awkwardly around my chest/shoulders. I can't quite put my finger on the problem, though it seems like it fits better when wearing the hood as opposed to wearing it with the hood off. All in all, it's still a great insulation piece.
Nico at Patagonia on 02/18/2011

Best Piece I Didn't Know I Needed

This is one of the most amazing layers I have ever owned. I have been layering my clothing in active use for years now, and I had a great system. I generally stuck with some base-layer shirts and then a fleece and a shell. This was my program for everything from trips to the Red River Gorge, to Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks. I've camped, canoed, hiked, biked and climbed across most of New England, and other parts of the country. Point being, I have my systems dialed the way I want. After I got this Pullover I was honestly astounded. It's versatile enough to wear inside all day long, and then outside all evening. The balaclava style hood is perfect for biking in the winter, with a helmet. It's warm enough with just a shell (as long as you're moving and making heat) to go down to the teens. I love it. If it were acceptable, I would wear this pull-over everyday. It's that comfortable and useful. I pretty much think of it as the ultimate base-layer. I also really like the trim/active style. I know that this sounds like an over the top review, but the R1 Hoody deserves it. If you're thinking about it, get it.
AdirondackAl at Patagonia on 01/21/2012

def love this piece

but have trouble with fit. as someone who is 5'8", 145lbs, 38" chest and 30" waist, i find the baselayers or pieces like this are either really tight or too baggy. in the medium, the r1 hoody looked like i had a miniskirt-dress on. plenty of space in the stomach area and it came down below my booty. and the small is tight, real tight. as i understand it, this is a piece for climbers. i'm a climber who doesn't have huge forearms and this piece, in a small, is tight on my forearms. it's tolerable, i think. with patagonia jackets the small fits awesome. but with other pieces, i usually have a very tight fit or baggy look. really like this piece, though. had an old medium r1 hoody, which isn't too baggy or very tight. definitely comfortable over a baselayer and I can wear it without effeminizing myself. i think it helps that it's black in color. the newer versions might have bigger measurements, or my old one has shrunk. nothing wrong with the product, just struggle to find the right size for my particular body. it's a great warm, lightweight, breathable and versatile piece. hope it fits you better than me!
alexv at Patagonia on 03/03/2012

They got it right

Earlier this year I got a couple r1 pullovers which I have been using for every type of cold weather activity. I had also been wearing a beanie but had no pockets to stash it when I got too warm.
It seemed to me that a hooded version of my much loved R1 pullover would make sense since I would not have to stash a beanie. I was concerned how the hood would fit since the R1 pullover has a loose fitting neck and most Patagonia hoods are "helmet-compatible". Thankfully, the fit is great for me. The neck and hood is snug enough to keep most wind out .. it gets really windy in the front range of CO ... but not swimming cap tight either. I am 6' 182 lbs and the length is longer then the pullover apparently designed to tuck in. I seem to have slightly longer arms and the sleeve length appears just a tad shorter then the pullover but still long enough for me to use the thumb loops .. but just barely. I use my R1 and therefore will use this for: snowshoeing, skiing, running, hiking, backpacking and as a baselayer for sitting at the firepit drinking beer
offtrailbill at Patagonia on 12/13/2012

mens xs or small rather than womens

Love this hoody. I wear it for everything from climbing, wandering around town, and as a layering piece when snowboarding. I ended up buying the mens version rather than the womens because I didn't really like the fit or shape of the womens as much. The banded part of the mens version fits perfectly around my hips and keeps the hoody in place, which is awesome for snowboarding or when doing that awkward harness getting-on process. In terms of sizing, I'm 5'4" and approx 125-130lbs and fit a womens small (and occasionally xs). I found that the mens xs was a bit too short and tight in the arms, which makes me wonder how small someone has to be to fit an mens xs. The small is a bit looser on top, and has a bit excess in the arms but the thumbholes take care of the, and the banded wrist keeps the excess arm fabric away. I can also manage to fit 2 wool shirts under the mens R1 if need be, and still have plenty of movement. It's half-zip, but since I'm pretty short that half zip goes a long ways to cooling me down when needed.
duckie at Patagonia on 02/09/2013


I’ve had an R1 Hoody now for about three years and have been hesitant to write a review; primarily because I didn’t think I had properly put it through its paces. However, last week I spent the entire day outdoors where the temp never rose above 23F and the winds were pretty steady at 20mph. Honestly, in those conditions I usually wear four layers. But this time I opted for three because my activity level would be at least moderate and more or less constant. The R1 served as my base layer with a Nano-Puff Pullover as the mid layer and a Pertex Equilibrium windshirt as the outer. At times my activity level rose above moderate and the R1 performed brilliantly; wicking away sweat enabling me to never feel “clammy” and always comfortable rather than too hot or conversely, chilled or even cold. Combine the insulating properties of the R1 with its inherent wicking ability and Patagonia excels once again. As always with Patagonia the durability of the R1 is impeccable. After three years of fairly regular use in varying conditions, the R1 Hoody is holding up just fine. Thanks again Patagonia for a great piece of gear.
theoldguy at Patagonia on 02/13/2011

M's R1 hoody all you need!

this is one of the best layers i have ever purchased. being absolutely sold on wool for years, i got so sick of all my expensive gear falling apart. from the time i got the hoody i've washed it maybe twice, not that its not dirty its just that i cant seem to take it off. hopefully now that we are gettin some warmer temps it will get the rest it deserves. i have not found a single thing i dislike about this shirt and it has held up to everything i can throw at it. aside from being a ski instructor on the hill at least three days a week i have two husky/wolf pups that keep me all to busy running, riding, xc skiing and alpine trekking all year round this hoody has stood up to it all, even tumbling down the side of the mountain with the puppies. to my surprise and amazement this hoody is still in one piece, even if it is a few different colors now because i wont take it off long enough to wash it!!!
Imperialspider at Patagonia on 04/10/2012

Great Layer

This is a great layer for most winter adventures. I always take it on ski tours and with me at the ski resort.
1. Hood is key for a quick layer on the head while going form sunny to shady spots while skinning or hiking without having to stop and reach into a pocket or backpack.
2. Like all R1 pieces, it wicks incredibly well and dries almost as soon as it gets wet.
3. Monkey sleeves are comfortable whether you're using them or not (not always the case with other products I've used).
4. The waist band is awesome for tucking into my ski pants and making sure the shirt doesn't rise up while hiking or skiing even with a heavy pack. Cons:
1. The face mask portion of the hood doesn't come up far enough to make for an effective balaclava.
2. No wind resistance. I know this is a trade off for breathability and is just how this fabric is, but I've seen several similar products by other manufacturers that offer more of a soft shell material but more breathable.
jewells at Patagonia on 01/21/2011

Negative Reviews:

Good Idea

Good Idea! but there are sizing issues. If the hood is cut to be like a balaclava, then it needs to be tighter. The rest of the garment was done pretty well, but if I am going to spend that much for a "hoody" then it better fit correctly.
Returned it, and then it went on sale for even less, but still too much for what it isn't. I'll just use a real balaclava and a soft shell hat instead.
goose at Patagonia on 08/27/2011

nice product bad fit

i like the idea of this product. i bought the xs thinking that would be good, then returned it and got the small.
the small was also too tight!
now i am tired of the process. i tried the top out on a bike ride and now don't know if i can return it because its still too tight!
what to do?
pkarnig at Patagonia on 05/12/2013

Fit too tight

I ordered an XL and had to return it. It's a very tight fit in the shoulders and body. It was way too long. I guess if you're climbing the fit would be great, but for everyday wear, it didn't work for me at all.
Smith66 at Patagonia on 10/15/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Be aware of the "Paintbrush Red" color

I ordered the R1 Hoody in "Paintbrush Red" for my husband as he likes to wear red. To my dismay, it is NOT red, but more like ORANGE and a very bright one! The picture shown is NOT true color and the name is misleading. Nevertheless, my husband has decided to keep it as he will mostly use it for hiking and alpine skiing and as a mid-layer. But the bright ORANGE color limits its use otherwise. Why doesn't Patagonia make this popular hoody in a true red color? The fit is snug and the style gives a very technical look, something to get used to if you are not a climber. But we didn't order it to wear around town. We have high hopes that this piece will keep my husband warm for hiking and running and the hood will block chilly wind and snow on ski slopes. Finally, for women thinking of buying the M's version, as I did because my sizes were sold out, it does NOT fit if you are curvy. I suspect the W's version won't fit me, either, due to the unflattering cut. I went with the Piton Hybrid Hoody instead and am very happy with it.
VTHikerRunner at Patagonia on 08/25/2013

Not really a base layer

The design of this garment is really more of an outer layer, not a base. It's well designed and constructed, as all Patagonia gear is, yet it's a bit too bulky for a base layer, which is what I needed, so I mailed it back.
Sehbadog at Patagonia on 02/10/2013