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Same ole top
I was hoping this top had been redesigned as I had tried it on a outdoor gear store and it was just what I was looking for, a slim fit and a longer length, they didnt have small, no problem I thought Id order online, ( must have been an outlier) I realized that ordering online its just the same boxy thin top, dont know why Patagonia doesnt do a pri... Read Morencess seam anymore with a tuck but have never found a replacement for my favorite half zip from 25 years ago
Hi Joan, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're very sorry that the fit wasn't what you were looking for and we'd be happy to help out with a return or exchange. Please feel free to begin either process here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
Not the R1 of old but good
I really love R1s, and this latest version fits better and is lighter than previous ones. That being said, I dont find it as breathable as my older versions, which means its great for super cold weather but can feel a little too warm for transitional seasons. Get lots of compliments though so as usual Patagonia delivers on style and fit.
Can I wear this everyday?
This is the perfect spring/summer weight fleece for everything. I love the way it looks on a zoom call - the slim fit makes it look more dare I say more professional? Also a great spring layer for hiking, long walks, grocery shopping and whatever life throws at you. This is the fleece I want to wear everyday.
Base layer with an extra plushness
I have both the R1 and the R2 now, and I'd say I use the R1 more for skiing and hiking base layers than the R2. I went down to an XS in this because I wanted it to hug my body a little more and it still has a little bit of give around the midsection. I have slightly broader shoulders which is why I'm between an XS and S, so the shoulders ... Read Moreare a little snug but for what I'm using it for, I like the fit. A good all-around warm layer, that's more than a baselayer and not as heavy as a puffy or R2.
Slim fit and good quick dry fabric. I bought one of these to try and liked the way it fit on me so I bought another! The one star off is for the slim fit over my middle and hips (if I eat or drink a bit too much, itll show!). Also the pocket is in theory super handy, but being where it is, it does look funny if you have say more than 2 credit cards... Read More in there (a slim phone is ok, but youll consider zipping the half zipper up so its not bouncing around on your left side if youre doing any sort of quicker than just gentle walking movement). Other than those things, this pullover is great and just warm enough for my needs, and long enough for my long torso.
Miss the older hooded version
The R1 half-zip hoody was truly a staple technical base layer for any outdoor winter activity. Unfortunately this current version seems to have lost its technical features (the hood, thumbholes, the fleece on the current version feels thinner than past versions) that made this such a useful piece of clothing for running, skiing, mountaineering, e... Read Moretc.. This is just one example of a shift in Patagonia's clothing from true technical gear to mass-appeal trendy brand name items that has left the technical users wanting more.
Hi Kristen, thank you very much for your detailed review. It is definitely disappointing not finding the newest designs as favorable as the previous ones. Our sizing and designs are constantly being revised and customer's feedback is one of the contributing factors to these changes, so receiving messages like this really helps us improve. Don't hesitate to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the pullover if you were looking to do so and haven't already.
New Go To Patagonia!
I absolutely love this pullover. This was purchased for me as a gift while in Oregon in the winter. Ive worn it while fly fishing under an outer shell and waders and it kept me very warm but not hot. I wore it hiking through the snow in the mountains and only needed a Nanopuff over it for the first 20-30 mins until I warmed up, and then this zipped... Read More all the way up was plenty warm! I wore this hiking in windy, but sans snow conditions as well and loved it for that, too! It is soft inside and durable outside, if even a bit water repellant. It does run long in the torso and sleeves, but most Patagonia items do. Im 52 and 125lbs, I fit into a small but purchased a medium in case I wanted another Capilene base layer under this. Im not sure Ill ever have a need for that though!
New Favorite Piece!
I got this after months of contemplation (primarily for camping, running, etc.), and I have rarely been so excited and satisfied by an article of clothing. I run cold, and this has kept me warm without overheating while hiking and snowboarding- it even kept me dry when I ditched my rain jacket for a bit during a drizzly hike. For snowboarding, this... Read More layered really well with a merino top underneath and shell- genuinely the PERFECT midlayer. It's incredibly soft and comfortable, can't wait to get another one.
Best Thing I Own
I have had this fleece for a year and have never had anything I've liked better. It's amazing. I wear it inside the house when it's freezing cold and am warm in a jiffy. It is my layer over a short or long-sleeve shirt when I'm running in 20-40F temps; the long zipper gives me plenty of cooling off when I get too warm. It wicks ... Read Moreextremely well and I am always dry in it. I wear it all day at the slopes or in the backcountry and am warm, dry, and comfortable. The sleeves are long enough for me to pull them over my hands/gloves if it's cold, but easy enough to roll up as needed. The breast pocket is clutch for keeping my phone cozy on chilly days, making sure I have battery when I need. I wash it in activewear detergent and air dry it and it looks as good as new, with some slight pilling. It fits me well and is nice enough to wear ~out on the town~. Worth every penny!
Patch ("R") sewn on inside of sleeve rubs skin
I recently bought my 2nd R1 fleece pullover because I liked the first one so much. This one (different color) is tighter so shows every bulge. I'm hoping it will loosen up over time. The bigger problem is my skin was being irritated by something rubbing on it. I turned the sleeve inside out and saw a sloppily sewn patch with the letter "R... Read More". The corners are not sewn in so stick up and they are pointed. I have photos but can't upload them here. I've thought about trying to remove the patch myself but fear I'll put a hole in the fabric. I would have returned the pullover but had already taken off the tag and worn the pullover a few times around the house. Wish they had not added this patch or sewn each corner into the fabric so it was not raised.
We're so sorry you had this experience with you R1. Give our customer service team a call and we can help you with a repair or replacement.
perfect base layer!
I love this top, and wish i could have one in every color! I ordered an xs, and the fit is just right on my narrow torso and not too tight in the chest. The zipper goes down a ways, which is great for those warmer uphill climbs. It's super cozy under a shell. I'm actually surprised at how warm it is, since it is pretty thin. Great top, an... Read Mored I wear it constantly. Slim fit.
Great Lightweight Fleece
Im 5 ft 7 in, 135 lbs, and a 32C. My primary activities are running/ hiking/climbing. Sleeves are the perfect length and the fleece hits me mid-hip. The seams are really comfortable and dont chafe (I especially like the armpits). I wear this mostly for winter running (high 20s-30s) and it works well for me. This keeps me warm by itself while runnin... Read Moreg down to about 40F, after that I use a baselayer and vest. Does not stay stink-free as long as Id hoped, but that doesnt bother me very much. Would recommend this product to anyone looking for a cozy cool-weather activewear piece.
Obsessed with this pullover
I've not been so excited to wear a piece of clothing for a long time. It's perfect for running around Boston in 20-40 degree weather, super lightweight, and warm. It fits perfectly except I can't quite zip it all the way up - a little too tight around my neck, but honestly, I don't care. I am impressed that it works so well. I ... Read Morelove everything Patagonia stands for. Keep doing your thing! Also can't wait to do some shopping on the Wornwear site when things need to be replaced.
I have had numerous R1 hoodys throughout the years in size small (135#/5'7"/34B). This small runs big compared to previous versions. I like the length but it is big in shoulders and baggy around the body. This version skipped the thumb holes/loops which I miss. Bottom line: I like my older R1 hoodies better b/c of the fit, thumbholes, and... Read More the material seems more durable.
We're sorry that this fell short for you. Note that our Customer Service Team is always happy to provide garment measurements if you're unsure on fit for specific sizes. If your heart is set on our older R1 iterations, we'd recommend checking out our [Worn Wear](https://wornwear.patagonia.com/) website, where we sell lightly used product from past seasons at amazing prices.
This is my go to layer for colder days in the backcountry, be it touring, climbing, mountaineering, etc. Its almost perfect. I have two qualms. The first is that the sleeves are way too short. I have an athletic/slim build usually wear XS or S. However, the sleeves are so short I can barely take advantage of the thumbholes and they dig into the are... Read Morea between my index finger and thumb. If I were to size up though, the fleece would be way too baggy. The second thing is that I have the hooded version of the R1 and the hood slides over my eyes as I move. These are small potatoes and I just end up not using the hood or thumbholes that much but I do wish Patagonia would make longer sleeves (I have the same issue with other long sleeve tops from Patagonia). Its easier to deal with a slightly too long a sleeve than one thats too short.
Thanks for the feedback, we're sorry to hear that you've encountered some design issues with the sleeves. We've passed the word along. For future, you're welcome to get in contact with us for garment measurements any time you want to confirm that the fit will work for you. Check out the [Women's R2 TechFace Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-r2-techface-hoody/83735.html?dwvar_83735_color=BLK&cgid=womens-fleece-technical). We double checked the sleeve length on this one and it is slightly longer than our Women's R1 Fleece Pullover.
Lightweight and super warm
I first was drawn to this because of the fun green/yellow colors and then after reading the reviews decided to go for it! Im so happy I bought it as it is my new favorite item! Its extremely lightweight but really holds the warmth in without letting the wind penetrate through. It is form fitting but I find it very flattering as its somewhat of a th... Read Moreick material. I 100% recommend!
I was so excited when I saw that this was one of the few XXL products offered (please make more!), and purchased it for hiking and running in winter. Unfortunately, it runs really small and is very unflattering. I have the Nano Puff and the Capilene Cool Daily Shirts in XXL and they fit perfectly. I would have loved to exchange it for another size,... Read More but that's not an option, so I had to pay for return shipping. Now my quest for technical fleece that fits me continues....
This pullover is super warm, soft inside, and serves as a great layover over a long sleeve before I put on my puffy. I use it for summer mornings and evenings in the mountains, and sometimes in the city too just because I like it a lot. Looking forward to testing this out in the daytime during fall and winter! The only thing I wish this pullover ha... Read Mored was a pair of thumb holes... then I would live in it.
Warm mid-layer for colder conditions and climates.
This was my go-to mid-layer for skiing and snowshoeing until I tried the Cap Air Hoody base layer. This item is comfortable, fits well under a ski shell and functions to help maintain body heat in cold weather. A couple of years ago we were camping at Lake Crescent, where we met a family from Montana. One morning the other mom wore her favorite cam... Read Moreping shirt- a Patagonia R1! We talked about how much we both love this shirt. It is her go-to for cold mornings and evenings while camping- in Montana or Washington. She talked me into packing mine for future camping trips! Great shirt for skiing, car camping and well-worth packing in your pack while backpacking- it's that great!
Cozy and wind resistant
I wear only R1 zip pullovers as my base layer to teach skiing in cold weather. They keep me warm and dry during long days teaching a variety of lessons from beginners with some walking and climbing to advanced lessons on steeper terrain. My go-to top. They look neat and professional too. Wish the sizes were more consistent. The large is perfect in ... Read Moresome colors and a bit tight in other colors.
Big difference in sizes
This is a great top, nice material, surprisingly warm and breathable. I just wish the sizing was easier. For reference I am 57, 135lbs, 34D, 26-27 waist. I ordered this online in a medium (Im between a small and medium in Patagonia depending on the product) and I was surprised how big it was. Lots of space under the arms, pretty baggy in the torso ... Read Moreand very long. I went into a store and tried on the small to see if I wanted to exchange, and everything about it fit better other than the arms and shoulders. They were super fitted to the point of too tight. After agonizing I decided to keep the medium since its still a practical top and the larger size is more comfortable. Im surprised at the huge difference between two sizes, especially in the length. The medium is noticeably long, the small was the perfect length. If I could get a top that fit in the torso like the small but the arms and shoulders like the medium it would be perfect!
Thanks for the feedback! The R1 Regulator Fleece Pullover is a "slim" fit and you may find a better profile in the [Crosstrek series](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-crosstrek-quarter-zip-fleece/23835.html?dwvar_23835_color=BCW) so let us know if you'd like [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) to [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/topic/0TO1L0000002yyTWAQ/returns-exchanges) the R1 for merchandise credit or a refund.
10 years and going strong
I have 3 of these tops. The oldest is probably 20 years old. These are my go-to ski layer, along with a Pati silk weight first, then the R1 then a Pati down sweater and finally a Pati Gortex coat. I guess i'm a Pati fan. All of these items have been in service for years:20-70 ski days per year and various other winter activities. I know Pati i... Read Mores expensive, but its quality is unmatched. The only bummer is justifying a new one because i have the others. They just don't wear out. So here's a 5 star review for many years of wear for R1. Get yours.
R1 is all I want to wear now!
I love, love, love my R1 Pullover! It's soft and comfortable, and it breathes so well. I only want to wear it, so all my other clothes are getting neglected now. The only improvement I could suggest would be to put hand pockets on the lower front. But it's 5 stars even without low pockets.
Nice but wasnt the fabric thickness i expected
It couldve just been my lack of research into this product but it was thinner and made of cheaper material than i thought especially for the price
Hi Emilia! Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear the R1 Pullover wasn't quite what you were expecting. This garment is intended to be a lightweight mid-layer to keep you warm and comfortable during stop-and-go activities. If you'd like to opt for something with a bit more insulation, I would recommend checking out our [R2 Jacket](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-r2-regulator-fleece-jacket/25149.html?dwvar_25149_color=BCW&cgid=womens-fleece#tile-9=&start=1&sz=24). Please keep in mind, your satisfaction is guaranteed and you are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) items!
Love the color (light blue) and the feel of the pullover, but it is way too long. I am not petite - 5'7". This goes below my bottom. So - it is longer than many of my jackets, and i wouldn't want to ski with it - as I can't tuck that much fabric in to my pants. I'll be returning it, unfortunately.
great layering piece
this warm layer is cozy enough by itself for keeping warm for hikes, runs, etc. but would be a great layer in extra cold weather, too. i love the fit, it is long enough to cover below the waist, yet form-fitting so it hugs ever-so-gently as not to ride-up while running or being active. while it runs small, i think that is a good thing for a layerin... Read Moreg piece! you only need a tank-top underneath and it will keep you plenty warm.
Recently re-purchased one of these after my old one was left behind in a move. The jacket is great for all kinds of weather - it's form fitting enough to work well for layering, but also looks nice on its own. It's pretty long in the torso, so it doesn't ride up under a hiking pack. The sleeves are a little snug, but not crazy long l... Read Moreike some reviews suggest (I'm tall, but the sleeves are almost a little short on me). I got the pink color and love it!
Wanted one for a while
Got it on sale, in a color that I wouldn’t normally choose, the maroon. Turns out I like the color a lot. It seems like it will be really great for colder weather as a first super soft layer or by itself, but way too warm for this September, so unfortunately will sit in the closet for a month or so.
I bought this midlayer for a 6 day trek on the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland. It was exactly what I was hoping for and exactly what I needed. I used it a lot as the temperatures were mostly in the 40s. I wore a wool base layer underneath and it keep me plenty warm. It packed down small enough for my pack and was lightweight. Great product!
go-to midlayer for cold-weather aerobic activities
LOVE this R1! Took it to Nepal in December for Annapurna circuit along with another midlayer but I ended up wearing only this one for the whole week. I hike hot and this really BREATHES, under an outer insulated layer when super cold and as a outer layer when less cold just on top of my baselayer (Capilene Thermal). Fit is forgiving, and I find the... Read More arms a bit long but not enough that I have to pull/fold them up - I don't mind a bit of extra fabric at the wrist in cold weather. I loved it so much that I got the full-zipped jacket version for dedicated outer layer use. P.S. I like both (the half-zip and the full-zip) without a hood because my shells have hoods and I don't like midlayer hood getting in the way in suddenly inclement weather (plus my body doesn't regulate heat fast/well so I tend to prefer separate pieces, i.e. hat, neck gaiter, jacket vs. hooded midlayer), but I still support others' complaint about fewer selections available for women (vs. men) P.P.S. I got last (?) season's with Patagonia logo on the left chest stitched on (vs. sewn-on tag) which I think looks more classy/subtle, just IMHO.
Where’s the hood?!!?!
I LOVE my R1! Seriously love it. It’s my favorite mid level piece, I wear it all the time, it keeps me warm in Chicago winters, high up on the wall, and around the campfire. BUT I have the hooded version. Why is there a men’s hooded version but not a women’s version? What gives Patagonia?!? Why can’t we have hoods too!! Part of the reason it keeps ... Read Moreme so very warm is because of the hood. I would love another R1 (I have the black one), but I’m searching for second hand R1s that have a hood. Please Patagonia, I beg of you, can I have a hood?!
Love this layer
I run cold so this piece is perfect for me. You can do anything you want in it, but i recommend it for cold weather only. I use it when i run in the winter, i use it as a mid layer when i hike in the fall and spring, and i use it as an outer layer for casual wear. Very versatile. I think i would get the jacket next time as opposed to the pullover t... Read Morehough. love that it has a big chest pocket for money/phone.
Great but loose!
I got my R1 mostly as a layering piece, that being said I was hoping for the torso to be more of a slim fit, and not as boxy as it is. The arms and shoulders fit well, so I don’t think I’ll size down. It’s also a bit longer than I anticipated, which hasn’t been the worst being able to tuck it in my ski pants. Overall I’m wearing this as more of an... Read More outer layer over a merino baselayer so far since I ordered at the end of the winter. Will be curious how well I can layer it next winter. Overall, a good purchase but more casual looking with the relaxed torso fit, I was hoping for a more mid-layer sporty look. I’d love to see more than one style offered in women’s!!!
Patagonia - DO BETTER!
I own this pullover (old version, not the new one), and enjoy it a lot. It is great as a standalone layer in mild climates or during high-output activities in colder weather, and an excellent layering piece in very cold weather. But I just can't understand WHY you would get rid of the pullover hoody for women. In an era of touting how amazing ... Read Morethe R1 is - with a video of 2 men - and then getting rid of the women's pullover hoody... this honestly feels like a slap in the face. I've been waiting to buy a R1 pullover hoody until I found a color way that I liked, and now it seems like that won't happen. Every woman that I've spoken with about this in the OI is upset about the removal of the pullover hoody option, while men still get their pullover hoody. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!
Absolutely love the updated fit on the R1 and just keep waiting for more colors to come out. As a tallish (5'9') and very fit woman, finding tops in XS that are actually long enough to not stop short in the torso and arms is a huge challenge. Nice shape through waist and plenty of range of movement through shoulders and arms. Awesome - Th... Read Moreanks Patagonia!
R1 XS Sizing Changed Dramatically - Bummer!
I absolutely love the R1 pullover and have bought a new one each season for the last three years. I just ordered another one (because I live in them) and, unfortunately, the sizing changed dramatically for the extra small. I just confirmed with customer service that it is roughly 1 1/2" longer than it has been in the past. It is completely dis... Read Moreproportional for a small person who would wear an XS size. Little people don't typically have long torsos - that's one of the frustrating things about buying clothes when you are petite. I love the R1 and probably wear them 3-4 days a week either skiing as a base layer or heading to/from a workout. I'm so sad that these no longer fit :( Designers, why did you make this change!!??
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