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This fleece runs small. I usually wear a medium, and it fits a bit snug. For me, Im using over a liner shirt (capilene) in shop and garage and even indoors when its cold. Its incredibly comfy and warm, especially around the neck which I like as the capilene layer shirts are low-neck. Luxary warmth!
Great product, even better service
Initially the product never got delivered and i was a bit bummed thinking the process to get a replacement would be long. NOT THE CASE! Reached out via twitter and was taken care of immediately, great customer service. As for the product its warm, fits nice and snug and has some style. Overall great!
A truly great midlayer
This is a great midlayer. I have two and they're both in heavy rotation from fall to spring. Shines as a midlayer skiing or mountain/fat biking as well as a casual wear. I'm a ski patroller and it keeps me warm when I need it to and also sheds heat after a call. Breathes yet insulates like a fleece twice its weight. The fit is true to siz... Read Moree; be aware that it's more on the trim side rather than loose. Zips work well and sleeves are a perfect length. I'm a huge fan of two tone color schemes and encourage Patagonia to include more of these in future offerings. Highly recommended.
The perfect layer
I love this new baselayer. It is super warm, light and mobile. I bought a large and extra large and wear them for ranch work in the PNW, skiing just about everything. I recently wore it solo every day for a week in 40° PNW rainy weather and it was perfect. My favorite baselayer all of them.
I've only worn this a few times since purchasing. It looks nice and keeps you extremely warm. I wore only a cotton t shirt underneath with temps in the 50s & sunny. The few times I did wear it for walking in the early morning I had to peel it off because it was so warm. Looking forward to wearing it below 50 degrees here in Boston.
Excellent garment--wear it to the
Excellent garment--wear it to the ranch every morning--10 below to 20 above with a light base layer and Carhart hoody. Needs no lycra to get on, but a heavier person might need a larger size. Love the colors and fits perfectly for work or play. Just bought a second one.
Warm and soft
I had several R1tops that I lost in a flood last year. This insulated Patagonia tops have varied through the years; some have chest pockets, some have thumb holes, you get the picture. This was one is very soft but does not cut the wind like the older R1 models. However if layered the "air" R1 will be and is warm. As far as durability goe... Read Mores, I can't say, but my hunch is that it probably won't hold up as good as some of the previous models. Still a great undergarment so I gave it a 5 stars. PS please make the chest pocket larger in the future as it won't hold my, or anyone else's, phone!
This is the first product
This is the first product of many, many Patagonia products that I found disappointing. Everything about the product is great except the zippers and the front pocket- the zipper is too small a gauge (it doesn't pull easily) and the pocket is too small for just about anything. There is no chance of putting a phone or sunglasses in the pocket and... Read More other than a credit card I can't think of what else it might hold. Why have a pocket that is too small to use? I still wear the pullover, I'm just mystified and disappointed.
This looks like it will be very warm (too early in the season here to know for sure) and the fit is as described = slim. I knew that it didn't have spandex when I ordered it, but I had forgotten how hard things are to get on when there is little stretch. I'll give it five stars, but hope for some spandex in the next version.
Runs a little short in
Runs a little short in length and small in size
Hi Michael! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the fleece wasn't a good fit. We rely on feedback like this to improve products for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Light and warm
I like the fit, it is form fitting, not tight, so if you want something more relaxed look elsewhere or size up. I think this garment is perfect when you need something more than a T-shirt until you warm up, but not too heavy and insulating that you start sweating. Like early morning autumn hikes where its cool but you know youll start to heat up ... Read Moreten minutes into your ascent. The open weave helps keep you from overheating and regulate your warmth. I dont think this would be warm enough just sitting around. Cool, active pursuits is where this will work best and was exactly what I was looking for.
I like side-zip chest pockets. They provide a good place to put a cell phone when riding, skiing or running that avoid annoying phone bounce and leg bump. The pocket on this jacket is a bit too small to easily stash or use a small iPhone. Another 1/2 or 3/4 of depth would do the trick.
Warm and breathable fleece
Great fleece - very comfortable band kept me very warm this winter whether I was skiing. Snowshoeing or fat biking. In my opinion it is a bit warmer then the R1 pullover and is a little thicker but overall happy with my purchase. Patagonia thanks for the inclusive sizing it is greatly appreciated and please keep it up!
No Sweat, This Jacket Has Got You Covered
As billed, this jacket performs well in cold weather, high output activities. The "Z" pattern in the fleece breathes nicely yet keeps a good level of warmth. I often straddle the Medium/Large sizes in Patagonia, went with the Large and that left enough room for a midweight top underneath.
Perfect warm ratio for me.
This fits me perfectly and im on the slimmer side. Might run smaller on most. The warmth ratio is perfect for me. A t-shirt underneath and this as my mid layer, i rarely need a jacket on top during activities or at work. I love the fit, not too tight and not too loose. Low maintenance and easy care.
Love the fabric
I love these fleece. I wear these as base layers for the most part. They're wildly comfortable and wick sweat like nobody's business. I'm 5-10, 180 pounds on good days. I've got a couple mediums and a large. The mediums are snug (OK) and kind of short in the torso (not as OK). As a base layer, they're tough to keep tucke... Read Mored in. The large is roomy enough to be a mid layer and long enough to stay tucked in. A little longer in the torso for the medium and I'd be completely satisfied. Add thumb loops and I'd be thrilled.
So I wrote an earlier review, saying this sizing on this was off. And it was, on that first piece. But on the second go-around, the men's small was just perfect. (That said, make sure you can try this on in-person before buying, because the sizing varies WILDLY.) But if it fits, this is perfect. Warmer and cozier than the regular R1 and just a... Read Mores breathable. It's an awesome layer for just about anything. The one catchthe face fabric tends to be a bit grabby and can make layering a bit tricky with certain other pieces. But otherwise, this rocks.
Soft, wary and dry, great under a rain shell
Incredible warmth for the weight. Where this pullover really performs well is under a rain shell in grimy, cold rain and sleet. Nothing has ever kept me drier and warm in this kind of weather. I also appreciate the softness, especially around my neck when I zip it up.
Super warm- very comfortable
Im 61 and 165lbs , and the medium is a snug, but for me, perfect fit with whatever T-shirt Im wearing that day. In dress shirts Im a 34/35 length arm and I find these sleeves to be similar length. I bought this as a light layer to wear during the day while traveling and it is has quickly become a staple. In addition to this fleece, I purchased a he... Read Moreavy wool sweater to wear on nights out, but frankly I prefer the warmth of this fleece. As for warmth, you can feel how cozy it is as soon as you put it on. Ive found my myself dreading taking it off before going to sleep and have woken up in it more than once.
I am very happy with it except for two problems
I bought this as soon as it was released. It is nice and warm on days when the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius. And I am very happy with it except for two problems. I would like to see these two problems corrected. 1. the fabric is crushed after only a few months with furballs forming on the elbows and back of the neck. It looks so much ... Read Moreshabbier than others I have worn for decades. 2. the black color is dirty, please make it more black.
Thank you for your feedback, Makoto. We're sorry to hear there is pilling on the friction areas. You might try using a fabric shaver to remove that pilling and help your fleece look better longer. If it doesn't work and you aren't satisfied, please remember you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Warm and Breathable
Overall this is a great upgrade and spin off from the legendary R1 series! It does breath very well and yet still holds warmth. The fleece is extremely soft to the touch and has a quality feel to it. I like the fit of the L with the body length and sleeves being perfect, however, for my taller/slender build, a slightly slimmer waist line would be i... Read Moredeal as it does fit loose around the hem. I am excited to use it trail running this summer as well due to the breathability!
In what universe is this an XL?
This is my third version of this top and each one gets smaller. It may be that I'm getting bigger as I age (sad but true) but the garment is also shrinking with each version. Please, please, either make an XXL or make the XL large enough to fit a real person.
Hey John, thanks for the review. This fleece goes all the way up to 3XL. If your fleece is still in new condition and you want to exchange it out for a bigger size, you can begin the process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I like to wear men's clothes
Long wear without odor, Warm, breathable, fast drying, high elasticity, half zipper opening and closing, Elastic cuff, middle layer for fall and winter, The outer layer is fitted with a windproof and snowproof storm jacket Functional underwear on the inside, triple dressing, Lighter and warmer!
Warm, but not hot (a good thing).
This is my 2nd R1 Air Zip-Neck & I love both of them. The warm comfort of this Air is pretty much perfect, providing insulation without roasting me when active. I prefer the R1 Air to the already excellent R1, as I find the R1 Air warmer than the R1 and yet equal to the R1 when it comes to regulating temp (not overheating). Fit is slim fit and ... Read Moreperfect for my 6'2" 185 frame.
Great warm base later for active sports
I am a fishing guide in Northern Michigan. This is a super cozy base layer. I got xxl as I have really big shoulders and chest and xl was a bit tight. Xxl is a smidge long as Im only 510.5, but its fine. Love the look and the zip neck is just right as I have a big neck and I struggle to have the right fit in a lot of clothes. I am also an ice fishe... Read Morerman and skate ski a lot. This layer is great for both sports good for sweating in helps keep ya dry but warm enough. Would recommend to all my fellow outdoors peeps.
Product Not Correctly Described (Size)
I have been your customer since the 1980s. I have at least a dozen sweaters, all in "L" for Large, which fit well. I checked the sizing information on this product and ordered an "L." On arrival I found it uncomfortably tight. I decided to keep it on the bet that I might lose weight. I then re-ordered it in "XL" which ... Read Morefits fine. The sizing information is not accurate.
We appreciate your feedback, and we're sorry for the fit issues you've experienced. Note that this particular garment is a "slim" fit design and others are "regular" fit. We're always working to improve and offering you the most reliable information is so important. We're sorry we let you down, and please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) if your gear is uncomfortable in any way.
I'm a big fan of the original R1 fleece and the R1 air maintains the strong performance legacy of the original with some minor design tweaks for better performance in colder weather. This has become my go to midlayer for all winter activities thanks to it's great temperature regulation under high output activities.
Great high-quality fleece
Im 62, 215. Purchased an xl size. Versatile for high activity outdoor pursuits. It runs a little snug in the chest, but both keeps you warm and releases the heat of exertion. I purchased the same fleece in another color for variety. Perfect for 25 to 35 degree runs with a thin tshirt underneath.
Very soft, pretty nice fit, but personally would prefer a little more length in the arms. I would like it more if it did not have the pocket, and would like to see a shorter and thinner collar - or just a pullover. I guess the collar can be nice if it's quite cold, but then I'm wearing more layers and all those collars stacked up are too ... Read Moremuch. It would be a step in the right direction to make the collar one layer of fabric instead of two.
Love this piece. Soft, warm, yet breathes/dumps heat if you are active. Great over a base layer/under a shell for skiing, great over a tee for chilly morning runs. So comfortable you'll want to wear it around the house. I have the hoody also and gave several as holiday gifts. best fleece I've owned.
Comfort and Warmth
The perfect fleece for being active or just staying cozy at home on a winter day. I use it as a mid layer (over a merino t-shirt and under a light soft shell) for fat biking or XC skiing with temps down to 0ºF. It is soft, warm, and breathes well. Also, love the zig-zag patter.
Warmer than you think!
Super warm and soft material, great for around the house, walking the dog in the morning. Excellent insulation piece for winter wading when out fly fishing. Keeps the heat on when jogging or running much more than I expected! Also is a good looking piece of clothing 10/10 would recommend. Has a snug athletic fit to it. I sized up because I like my ... Read Moreclothes a little baggy. I cuff the sleeves to accommodate for the extra length.
A bit warmer and slimmer than regular R1
I'm 5'7", 145 lbs, and the small is borderline too small. This is definitely a slimmer fit than the traditional R1. It's tighter in the shoulders, and the hem isn't as long (though because it's less elasticized, it doesn't ride up, which I like). As other reviews have said, if you want a slightly baggier fit, size... Read More up. Still, it mostly works. It's very warm, extremely comfortable, breathes really well, and seems durable. My only other issue is with the zipper: I can't zip it quite to the top or it sticks. If you don't mind a (very) slim fit, this is a great layer.
I love everything about this except for the chest being oddly tight. Im 510 170 lbs and purchased size medium. Im a size 40 chest and found it to be 1-2 inches too tight. Arm length, body length otherwise perfect, as was the material and style. Super bummed about the fit, and unfortunately size large is significantly bigger. Trying the daily zip ne... Read Morext which is also advertised as slim fit but hopefully more reasonable in the chest.
Close to Perfect
This new top is warmer than my old R1 tops which I have in multiple configurations. They are great. I use them throughout the year. This one is warmer (and softer). I have two complaints. The sleeves are a tad too short. (About another 1/2 in length would be perfect.). And the pocket is a bit too small. I would like to be able to use it easily for ... Read Moremy glasses. The old style pockets are just a bit larger. But its still a winner.
The gift that isnt returned
I gifted one to my husband for Valentines last year, was such a success, he asked for another one. Got him the zip for his birthday and crew for Christmas. He likes to go one size up from his t-shirt size for a looser fit . Patagonias style never gets old. Some of our pieces are 20 years old, patched and even handed down to our children.
Warmer than expected
I bought this jacket as a mid layer for my annual ski trip that I take with my family. I was fairly surprised at how warm the R1 was while being so thin. I went skiing in ~25 F temperatures and wore a base layer, mid layer, and triolet outer layer. I was sweating before I started to unzip a little. Great purchase!
First Disappointment in 25+ yrs buying Patagonia gear
This is the first piece of Patagonia gear (in over 25 yrs of buying all my gear from Patagonia) that Ive not been pleased - but Im not sure why this is. The first thing I noticed was the fit - was too tight in the arms, chest and waist. The warmth of the piece is not impressive. I had planned on this new shirt being an alternative to a zipper top t... Read Morehat I wear almost every day - Style 25522FA15; RN51884; STH; PO 209006. Unfortunately, this new top is not as cozy-warm as the above-mentioned top. I will probably keep it and see if Ill get to like it as much as I do all my other Patagonia gear. Having said this about this particular shirt, I dont want to end this note without noting that I have respected Patagonia more than any other retail seller of any products. Your quality, intense focus on service, and employees who are professional, cordial and helpful is superb. Patagonias service is above all.
Hi JG, we appreciate your feedback! We're so sorry to hear the sizing wasn't quite right and it wasn't as warm as you had hoped. Please know your satisfaction is very important to us and we are happy to [assist](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) with a return if you decide to do so.
This pullover does everything you want for aerobic activities in cool weather. It wicks sweat away so well that I was kinda blown away. I came home after a run, the exterior of the R1 was covered in frost from my perspiration being wicked outward and the interior was mostly dry. Just really impressed with this garment. And, as always, I appreciate ... Read Morethe sustainable ideals of this company. Buy this, you will not be disappointed.
warm and soft
I love the feel of the top and it does keep me nice and warm. I have an r1 top too and I like the r1 air better. 2 things I would change 1. I have an IPhone 12 that almost, but doesn't quite fit into the pocket......it's handy to have there and I would enlarge the pocket a tad to fit it. 2. It feel just a little tight, though I tried the ... Read Moremedium and it felt a tad too loose. I'd like just a wee bit more room in the arms and chest, or maybe make an option in the sizes that allows a slightly looser fit.
Love it but
It works great as a baselayer and it works well as a tight midlayer. The torso is a little baggy but the arms are long enough thankfully. Shoulders could be a little bigger and as a base layer its itchy as hell. Its almost like wearing non Marino wool directly on the skin. Overall, however, its extremely useful and functional especially for hig... Read Moreh activity in cold weather.
Stellar warmth and comfort
This is my first R1 purchase and I can see what all the praise is about! The fabrics are really comfortable and overall it is pretty lightweight for the warmth it provides. This will be great in my winter running lineup and I can easily swap base layers to utilize the R1 in a range of 15-20 degrees.
Its like Magic
Im a runner and I wanted a top to wear jogging at the park during the cold winter months. I tried this out on a brisk 35 degree morning with just a sport tank underneath and I was quite frigid getting started! But after the first half mile I warmed up a little and this miraculous piece of gear began to activate. I seriously dont understand the wiza... Read Morerdry of Patagonia and how they do it. I stayed perfectly comfortable the rest of my run, I was somehow warm and cool at the same time (and dry)! I am absolutely happy and I recommend this gear to anyone.
Runs really small
Runs really small compared to regular R1. Heavier as well.
The [R1 Fleece Pullover](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-r1-regulator-fleece-pullover/40110.html) and the R1 Air Zip-Neck Fleece are both a slim fit, so they should fit similarly. We're sorry to hear it's not the case, and appreciate your feedback on the fit and fabric. Please reach out if you need to return or exchange. We'll be happy to help!
good update to an old r1
I had a six year old R1 that served me well. I grew out of it and passed it on to a friend so I replaced it with the R1 air. Seeing the product "out of the box" I was pretty happy with the new weave pattern. In use I will say this: It is very warm and does exactly what you would buy it for: That is be a breathable layering fleece. The c... Read Morehest pocket is pretty much only good for a tube of chapstick, its too small for most things that you would keep there and the fabric doesn't have the weight to hold anything heavier than a few grams anyways. The total denial of thumb loops by Patagonia when it's pretty much an industry standard is still baffling. Lastly, the amount of tags Patagonia uses now instead of the simple embossed or embroidered version of old is pretty sad.
Medium is a good fit for 5'10" / 180 lb
Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but this is pretty close to perfect for me. I'm 5'10" and 180 lbs. The Better Sweaters were always a bit baggy on me. So far, the R1 Air feels great and is perfect for getting around in 50 to 60 F weather. We'll see how long it takes for the cuff to become stretched out. My one complaint is t... Read Morehat the hem tends to ride up with normal activity, so I'm tugging at it throughout the day. It'd be nice if it didn't do this, or if the garment was a touch longer.
We appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback, Richard! The Better Sweater is a "regular" fit design, which may help to explain why they've been a bit more roomy on you. The R1 Air fleece is a "slim" fit so you will notice a difference there. Thanks again for your review and reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Great Feel Good Warmth
I wanted this thing as soon as I laid eyes on it. It feels great and is plenty warm. Fits perfect I'm 5'8" 170 lbs and the medium fit just fine. I got the green thinking it was going to be a little bit darker like the website shoes but it actually was a little lighter green then I expected. This won't stop me from wearing it out... Read More though.
Epic But Short
What an excellent piece of clothing. I would love to wear this piece, but it runs too small for active use with my body type. I generally fit the mold when comparing to the models shown, but this piece happens to be much too short in the torso and arms for an kind of activity that requires the body to stretch. If you're tall but have a short t... Read Morerunk and a negative ape index you should without a doubt by this.
Perfect for Fall
I have become a big fan of the R1 Air pieces, they are light, warm (but not too warm) and look great! I have pullover and the zip - the the 1/4 zip doesn't fit quite as well as the others (same size) but is still fine to where around, maybe just nothing more than a T shirt underneath.
Great quality, very slim fit
If youre looking for a very soft, highly breathable, and slim fit mid layer look no further. This fleece is no doubt an impeccable mid layer that will add warmth when needed while also being able to dump heat quickly. I find it can be worn under a nano puff or stretch nano storm very comfortably. I would recommend wearing it as a mid layer or base ... Read Morelayer if needed (soft enough for either). Only issue is the sleeves. They are very slim/tight fitting, especially with a long sleeve t shirt below them. This wont be an issue if youre skinny or lean but it may be an issue if youre a bit overweight or have a good deal of muscle. Overall a great item that is sure to stand the test of time. I plan on wearing it skiing, casually, hiking, and possibly while rowing.
Great quality, very slim fit
If youre looking for a very soft, highly breathable, and durable mid layer look no further. This fleece is no doubt an impeccable mid layer that will add warmth when needed but is able to dump heat quickly. I find it can be worn under a nano puff or stretch nano storm very comfortably. I would recommend wearing it as a mid layer or base layer if ne... Read Moreeded (soft enough for either). Only issue is the sleeves. They are very slim/tight fitting, especially with a long sleeve t shirt below them. This wont be an issue if youre skinny or lean but it may be an issue if youre a bit overweight or have a good deal of muscle. Overall a great item that is sure to stand the test of time.
Great fit tech fleece
First thank you Patagonia for being more inclusive in your sizing, especially with more of the technical line of clothing. The fit is great across the shoulders and chest - not too big and not constricting. I find this breathes well for higher activities like hiking and skiing but still maintains great warmth. Nice stretch and feel of the materia... Read Morels. I will be interested in how it maintains its loft and fit as it gets broken in. Neck also fits well not too tight or loose. The length is pretty good could be a hair shorter but much better length than I found with the R2tech face and other fleece jackets too long in the torso that made layering weird because it was 2inches longer than my shell. I ski 20+ days a year, mountain bike 1000+ and hike multiple days - so I really appreciate the larger sizes in their more technical clothing lines.
Small but important design defect
I bought this shirt based in part on the pocket - I like to keep my cellphone in a breast pocket. Unfortunately, the pocket is too small to fit the phone. I have a Pixel 4 (regular size, not the large one). This is a really basic fundamental detail that would have been easily remedied if they had checked on it. All of my other Patagonia garments ha... Read Moreve a pocket that is large enough for the same phone. The pocket really has no other use, so how they messed it up is a mystery. If that feature is important to you, give this one a miss. I'm keeping the shirt because it is otherwise very nice. Fit and finish are good, the collar is comfortable, I like the color (Industrial Green) and the fabric is as warm as usual with the R1 series. They just need to fix the pocket size.
Very badly wanted to like it
My comments are related to fit. Slim fit is often a challenge, as Patagonia effectively sizes down the product vs just reducing excess material. This usually means a restrictive fit that's uncomfortable in the shoulders, upper back and arm holes and the R1 Air is sadly no exception. But there is inconsistency across products; for example, the ... Read MoreR1 Techface, also slim fit, is much more comfortable. I'd rather have R1 Air. The other problem is that this is too short in the torso (much shorter than mentioned R1 Techface) and in fact it's not even long enough to cover Patagonia's own Capilene Cool Daily tee. In addition to looking stupid, this means chilly air hits your back when you bend forward. Patagonia is known for its short torso design - perhaps for fashion reasons but I personally have a strong bias for function, fit, comfort and versatility. I wish I could wear Patagonia's slim fit - it would open much more of their product family to me. Ironically, at 6'2" and 160lbs, I am slim! I've tried sizing up, but large is too big even in the slim cut. This is a great piece if it fits and then lucky you!
Nice but fit is off
Have had the R1 Air for over two months now, replacing my 20 year old R1. The fabric is excellent - very breathable and warm for its weight. I also like the half cuffs. However, the fit is too large. I am 62, 180 with a 43 L suit size, which is in the middle of the size for a large, and the garment definitely has a relaxed fit, not the slim fit tha... Read Moret was noted in the description. In addition, there are a couple of itchy spots in the forearms along the seams. I give the R1 Air a qualified recommendation- if you want a more technical fit, then size down.
Great but could be improved (please read design team)
I had a R1 I use all the time, wanted something lighter. 1. I use my current R1 while traveling as it has a hidden pocket behind the quarter zip. This is really handy when I'm traveling through areas with high pickpockets or if I was mugged it is a safe stash. I've used it in over 30+ countries and this small hidden area is really valua... Read Moreble to me and is peace of mind. This prominent outside pocket defeats that purpose. 2. I wish there was also a full zip version available.
Hey Jonathan, thanks for taking the time to write this review. This is great feedback and we've passed it along to our Design Team.
My Favorite Fleece
This thing is handsome and so wonderfully comfortable. It does a good job cutting the wind but it breathes so well that I can leave it on with temps up to 70 degrees. Pair it with a light down and your good into the 40's. It's very versatile. It is not my most packable mid-layer, but when you can use it across such a range of temps its ki... Read Morend of ok (even in the backcountry or on a long motorcycle journey where space is at a premium)
Great fleece with a couple of issues
In general I love this fleece which is contradictory to my rating. I love the fit, the warmth, and the weight. Its fantastic! However, the misses leave me frustrated. 1) black fades pretty bad after one wash 2) bought in Late December and it is already piling pretty badly 3) pocket barely holds iPhone 7, so good luck with a new phone 4) breathable ... Read Morein that wind goes through it but doesnt regulate heat like my stretch nano storm (my favorite jacket ever). Today I was super hot in 50 degree weather standing around. I put on my stretch nano storm and I was fine (just bought nano air based on stretch nano storm experience) Its little details that make the difference in this being ok and great. I hope they fix these minor items. Also fit is significantly different than the r1s. Note the three r1s fits are all different and only the quarter zip fit true to size imho.
Hi Brian, we're so sorry to hear about the disappointment with your Men's R1 Air Zip-Neck Fleece. We want you to be happy with your gear and if you're not, you're more than welcome to make a return or exchange. You can begin either process here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
the best Patagonia yet
I would live in this fleece if it were socially acceptable. I work remotely so I try to switch up my tops, but this one is my favorite to wear by far. Besides being cozy and fitting really well (6', 180lbs, size M), it breathes so well that whether my office is sweltering or freezing, I stay comfortable. I've used this as a layer while re... Read Moresort skiing and backcountry skiing and it dumps heat and moisture like nothing else, and yet still keeps me warm on blustery days. Can't say enough good things about this new R1 Air!
One of my favorite jackets now.
I have 10+ year old R1 zip jacket that I take everywhere and it is my favorite jacket. I tried out the new Air R1 and love the feel of the jacket, a mix of sweatshirt and sweater. It is very light weight but it has incredible warmth for its weight. It compacts down smaller than my older R1. I went with a large as the medium was a little shorter in ... Read Morethe arms and more of a slim fit - I think for technical base layer I'd stick with a medium but for an around town, keep in the truck the large is a better fit (to go over button up shirts).
Super light, warm, and cozy BUT the black color is not black at all
There is some sorcery in this fleece I have no idea how it's this comfortable and temp regulating for how thin it is. It keeps me at a perfect cozy temp at all times. 6'2" 175lbs and tried medium and large, went with large. Perfect fit that can be layered over a tshirt no problem, unlike the current R1 (non-air) revision which is way... Read More too tight, and for some reason thinner/less warm than the Air. Zip pocket is a little small, but my tiny phone and wallet fit in it. Any smartphone users, it won't fit in there. IMO the Air would look a lot better if the chest pocket was internal (like the R1) instead of this external patch pocket. BUT I'm leaning towards returning it. I got the black color hoping it would be as black as the pictures, but it's definitely dark brown, no matter what light it's in. It's a very faded, worn-out attempt at black. Not a flattering color to me. Did I get a bad batch? Was hoping to try out the Green after this brown disappointment but they're all sold out. Still very on the fence. Sad that basically only the color is negatively affecting my decision.
Great fabric...sizing is too tight
Great material. Too tight for me. Bought size Large 6ft 1" 170lbs 44" chest. Tight in chest area. If worn as next-to-skin baselayer this may work. If you intend to wear over a merino shirt (short or long sleeve) then this is too tight. I may buy the XL and see if that works. But often the XL is too long in the sleeve and torso for me.
Awesome top, Except
I've been looking forward to acquiring the piece for a long time. Finally got one and it's super warm, soft, comfy and fits well for me. Unfortunately, however; it starts to stink and hold odor as soon as I start to sweat. A huge bummer! I have several other R1 and R2 pieces, and they never smell- What happened, Patagonia?
We're sorry your fleece is holding smells. We recommend washing it with 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water and that should resolve the issue.
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