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R1® Hoody

R1® Hoody

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: R1® Hoody

Manufacturer: Patagonia

Your Opinion: 
 - 9 Votes


Page By: Brad Marshall

Created/Edited: Nov 9, 2008 / Nov 9, 2008

Object ID: 5691

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Product Description

Spotted round the globe from high alpine ridges to backcountry bowls, our R1® Hoody earns raves from our most active customers and ambassadors alike. Warm, breathable and mobile, it has the minimalist detailing that avid climbers and backcountry skiers need – from the stretchy and more earth-friendly R1 fabric (made with 60% recycled polyester) to the snug-fitting balaclava-style hood. With low-grid stretch polyester under the arms, at the wrist cuffs and around the long bottom hem for minimal bulk under a harness. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.

Regulator® Insulation
Regulator Insulation provides phenomenal compressibility, light weight warmth and moisture transport, whether used alone or as part of a layering system.


Versatile R1® fleece provides excellent stretch, warmth, wicking and breathability in a variety of temperatures

High/low interior grid-structure enhances compressibility, airflow, and dry-time

Jersey microfiber face allows non-binding layering

Capilene® 4 stretch panels under arms, at cuffs, and hem for reduced bulk and increased breathability

Snug-fitting balaclava-style hood

Deep, center-front zipper offset for next-to-chin comfort

External pocket: one mesh chest; raglan sleeves for comfort under pack straps; Capilene® 4 cuffs stretch and have thumb-loops to hold sleeves in place

R1: 6.5-oz Polartec® Power Dry® 98% polyester (60% recycled), 2% spandex.

Capilene® 4 stretch panels: 5.3-oz 98% polyester (50% recycled), 2% spandex. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program

309 g (10.9 oz)

Made in Colombia.

Ideal Uses

Alpine Climbing
Ice and mixed climbing
Ski Mountaineering
Nordic Skiing



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Brad MarshallR1 Hoody

Voted 5/5

A great hooded base to mid layer for active pursuits in cold temperatures.
Posted Nov 9, 2008 5:24 pm

delmarcoSublime piece of gear!

Voted 5/5

I used to own this top back in the early 00's and loved it was one of those baselayers you keep on for the entire time you're in the woods (14 days is the longest I went wearing this in Januaray sub zero temps of the ADK). I tried to replace it with something by Mountain Hardwear a few years ago when Patagonia stopped making them and lucky folks were selling them used on eBay for $200 to hungry fans of the R1 hoody. I was dissapointed wth the MH knock off of the R1 and now I will be shopping for another R1-Hoody this winter season.
I noticed Patagucci has some new colors for this after nearly a decade of production.




Posted Dec 20, 2008 5:45 pm

Bill KerrGreat Winter Base layer

Voted 5/5

Grab one of these for winter base layer. Like the stretchy material, breathability, thumb holes and the overall fit. The hood allows easy temp regulation and fits nicely under a helmet.
Posted Jan 7, 2009 10:45 pm


Voted 5/5

The first day I wore this at the Mt. Washington Ice Fest in February there were three of us trying to check out gear in the same line wearing the same shirt. I've worn it ice climbing, cycling, hiking, skiing, around my apartment... It's fantastic with the offset zipper on the facemask, the thumb holes, the hoody, and it breathes like I'm not even wearing a shirt! I'll be wearing this on Gasherbrum 2 this summer. If only they made an R2 or an insulated softshell version as well.
Posted Mar 9, 2009 10:35 pm

JB99All year round...

Voted 5/5

This layer is the only one that comes with me year round. Throughout Colorado winters it makes a great mid-layer and the balaclava style hood means one less thing I need to remember to pack. Throughout summer I bring it as my insulating layer for 14er climbs and throw it on when the weather gets bad or the wind picks up. It's comfortable to wear in a pretty wide range of temps too. When you need to put it away it rolls up nicely into it's own hood. In fall and spring a light t-shirt and my R1 is usually all that I'll need to wear when I'm moving. It's a wonder to me why there aren't more options like this out there. It's my favorite layering piece by far.
Posted Oct 9, 2009 3:54 am

MRoyer4Favorite piece of clothing

Voted 5/5

This is hands down my favorite piece of clothing for the alpine environment. I don't head out for a climb without it.
Posted Oct 28, 2009 8:58 pm

climbxclimbGreat base to mid layer

Voted 5/5

I love this jacket, I use it as base layer under an heavier fleece jacket and it works perfectly in cold weather.
I love the hood/balaclava, and since I wear this I do not need to wear a hut..,
Posted Jan 27, 2010 5:00 pm

mike_lindacherBest Outdoor Garment Ever

Voted 5/5

I can't think of a season or reason not to bring the R1 Hoody along. It's gotta be the best piece outdoor garment ever created.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 10:22 am

TimBRe: Best Outdoor Garment Ever

Voted 5/5

I use mine pretty much year round. Best piece of outdoor clothing I own.
I like em so much I finally bought another one a while back!
Posted Feb 14, 2011 5:55 pm

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