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An excellent upgrade
I have an old R1 quarter zip from almost ten years ago that has been very well loved and when I saw the beautiful Salvia Green colour this season I knew it was time for an upgrade. This is a perfect mid layer for snowboarding, great cozy hoodie for spring hikes, and nice for walking the dog as the evenings get warmer. Itll be a part of my snowboard... Read More kit for the next decade! The light sage green is really unique and the material is so cozy!
warm lightweight fleece - new go to layer
This fleece is amazing. Im between a small and medium for most Patagonia items. Chest 34D tends to push me toward medium for a tighter fitting layer like this one. The light blue color is beautiful and a bit unusual. I love it. Highly recommend this jacket
Love this cozy, soft hoody!
This is so soft, cozy, light-weight, and perfect, and I will be buying another one soon because I expect it to become an everyday part of my wardrobe. Perfect for walking the dog, or going on a hike or the farmers market. Form-fitting and stylish, but therefore runs a bit small if you like to wear things loose/baggy - so take note. Also because it&... Read More#x27;s form fitting, the hood can be a little tight (especially if you have a messy bun going on or a hat or something), so things to consider when you think on size. Overall recommend!
Paper Towel Material. Not Patagonia qualityz
Bought this because it looks cute in the picture. The shape is accurate but the material is horrendous. I am 5 ft 4 inches and 105 lbs and XS fit but was snug. Returned.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 28, 2023
Thanks for the review, Rachel. We're very sorry to hear that you did not like the feel of this technical fleece. If you're interested in checking out our other options, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/womens-technical-fleece). We'll share your feedback with our product team.
Nice jacket but..
Nice jacket but makes lots of fuzzies with normal wear. Not like the R2 series which is more durable.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 27, 2023
Hi Sandy, thank you for submitting this review. To do the most to prevent pilling, we recommend washing your hoody either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer. To remove pilling that has already occurred we recommend using a product like a fabric shaver, which is gentler on fabric than a sweater stone. If the pilling or fuzzing becomes too much of an issue, please keep in mind you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it at any time under our warranty.
Soft. Well fitted. Comfy!
I like the tailored fit. Im kind of between an XS and Small. The sleeves are a smidge short. I think its because Im used to wearing fleece and long sleeve shirts that are a little longer in the arms. The XS was on sale, so I got it. When a small is on sale, Ill buy one of those, too. Luv Patagonia!
I wanted so much to like this!
I originally ordered a medium in this jacket to start with. That was based on the recommendation of the Patagonia measurements. The Medium was so small in fit I could not get the hood up and in place. It was also very tight. (As above, I am 5'10" and weigh 135). I thought the jacket was rather skimpy for the price, but I liked the look an... Read Mored so I reordered a Large. The large size had a zipper issue where it was difficult to zip it up. The zipper itself was very small and since the jacket was longer it was hard to locate to begin with. I just felt like after the reorder that this jacket was not meant for me. I also have ordered other things were the size this season for Patagonia items has seemed off and things are running smaller. Thank you for listening.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 23, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Bonnie! We are also incredibly sorry to hear about the sizing and fit issues you encountered. We will make sure to pass this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they are aware of these issues. In the meantime, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your product at any time as your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Comfortable and Versatile
I received my R1 Air yesterday and I am VERY happy with it. I'm 5'4, around 155lbs, with a fairly straight build and traditionally wear a large in Patagonia. Based on some reviews I had read, I was concerned that it would be too slim for my build but I found it to fit perfectly. It is slim, but comfortably so. I have room for movement and... Read More layering underneath (tried with a baggy long sleeved cotton t-shirt and it fit just fine). I love the length of it. I tend to hike and backpack in leggings, but like a little more coverage when I am wearing them and was glad that the R1 air offered that compared to some of my other fleeces that hit at the top of the hip. The fleece feels very lightweight and breathable. Yesterday was about 63 and I am hot natured, but I tossed it on to run a few errands with a Capilene Daily and some leggings and stayed comfortable. I think the zigzag design will offer good breathability for hiking. Overall the design doesn't seem as technical as the standard R1, but aesthetically I prefer it as it reminds me a bit of my favorite Patagonia fleece, the reversible R3, though not as warm. It really is a beautiful fleece and I am excited to take it out on some hikes. I definitely see this fleece being at the top of my rotation.
Love the red color and soft feel!
I love the red color and soft feel of this, but as someone who normally finds Patagonia Small on the slightly large size, the Small in this fleece definitely seems a little too tight around the shoulders/underarm, and also in the sleeve length. I could do with at least another inch on the sleeves (and I don't have long arms - I've a neutr... Read Moreal ape index). I think the Medium would be far too big around my hips.
Cozy but slightly odd fit
Very warm and cozy with a comfortable fitting neck and shoulders. The torso of the fleece is oddly long though, even on me at 5ft9in. I find it sticks out below my jackets and flares too much at the waist when unzipped as a result. Also makes for a less flattering silhouette overall.
Just Bought Another One
I bought this jacket in December, thinking that I wanted a light but warm fleece that was good for winter hiking and also cute. I basically haven't taken it off since, so when the sale happened, I snapped up a second one. It's great on its own either if it's not super cold or if I'm doing a vigorous hike. If it's colder, I ... Read Morewear it with a down sweater over it, and then sometimes it gets a bit clammy from the wicking. But that's a quibble. I suspect I will be wearing one or the other of them well into spring. Also, I appreciate that even the slim cut jackets are still roomy enough for people with chests!
I love this fleece.
I bought a medium so that it is a bit baggy. I can layer under it. It is very soft; so soft that I often don't layer under it. My phone and dog bags fit in the functional pockets. This is my second one of these. The colors choices are great. My first one is three years old and going strong, great quality.
I would let you try it on, but I'm wearing it right now.
This is what I want to wear when I want to be cozy around the house or when I need an extra layer in between base and puffy. It fits well, looks good, feels good and is extremely functional in all the ways. I appreciate that the pockets zip and that the neck goes up high when zipped up.
Soft, Fitted Technical Fleece
I wanted a fleece for layering during ski season and loved that this has nice facial coverage for under my helmet. The fleece is very soft and will act as a great layer to keep me warm - but definitely breathable based on the pattern. I ordered an XS and it's well fitted - I tried a men's small and it was much looser which was nice exce... Read Morept the hood was far too big so I kept the W XS instead. Great piece!
Super warm, breathable and lightweight
I love my R1 air hoodies because I sweat a lot when active and they keep me warm but breathe great so I can unzip my outer layer to dump heat without getting chilled. I have three now because they make a great mid layer! Best part is I have a dog and her hair never clings to it, I havent found any pilling and they launder up great. I wish the chest... Read More pocket was of better use and bigger to fit my phone.
Not as warm as I would have wanted
I rarely spend big on myself so this was a splurge. I do love the fit and colors. The hoody is a plus but its much thinner than I thought and does not keep me warm. Ill need to keep it for fall/spring va winter as I had intended.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 19, 2022
Hi Rosalina, thank you for submitting this review. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed in the warmth of this Hoody! The R1 Air is ideal as an insulating and wicking layer for high-output activities. If you need something different for winter please reach out to our Customer Service Team and we'll be happy to help you.
Soft, cozy, very warm, runs just slightly small
I have several generations of the R1. It is my absolute favorite piece that Patagonia makes. When this new version came out, I had to try it. I am 5 foot 9 inches, 165 lbs with a strong althletic-curve build. In Patagonia tops, I am a consistent medium. This garment is extremely warm, even warmer and less breathable than the original R1. The origin... Read Moreal R1 has more stretch and mobility as well as a chest pocket that fits a phone. The new R1 jackets pocket is a bit small for a small smartphone. The fit is more snug as well; I am glad I have a medium but the shoulders are slightly snug and under arm too. The rest of the garment has a technical fit, which is quite fitted. I am not going to climb in this one like my others, but I do love wearing it. It is the perfect warm layer for casual wear. The colors are so lovely and it is a cute jacket.
Warm and comfortable yet also high performer
This is one of the best fleece products I have ever owned. I also have an Arcteryx Kyanite, but this is my new favorite for its light weight and breathability. We don't use heat at our house, and I have worn this basically non-stop since it has arrived to work from home, as well as on runs and hikes. I will be taking it on my next long through... Read More hike, too. Fantastic product. The only comments for what could be improved in future iterations: 1. make the chest pocket a little bigger and 2. have a zipper guard on the chin area, but these are very minor suggestions and I think this will be a workhorse for years to come. Thanks for the great quality, Patagonia!
Looks Really Worn After Just a Few Weeks
Patagonia is my go-to brand for all my outdoor clothing. I lost a similar fleece earlier this summer and I thought I replaced it with the same item when I bought this fleece. It must have been a different one though because it feels thinner and fits tighter for a large (I like them loose for layering). I'm not a fan of this material because ... Read Moreafter just a couple weeks of wearing this every few days, I feel like it looks really worn already. I don't think I would order it again because of that but I'll give it a go and see what happens as I need something like this to replace my R4s which are wearing out after a couple years.
Saying in advance I love it
I think I love this jacket except I ordered my usual size medium and needed to exchange it for a large which I have not yet received. I was able to get a good vibe from the medium though - it was soft and snuggly and surprisingly warm. It was just too tight. I read some of the other reviews saying it is too long but I didnt think so and hoping the ... Read Morelarger size is a good fit. I will say that if you are curvy sizing up is probably a good idea especially if you want to wear layers underneath it. Fingers crossed for the large and also hope you get the green one in soon!
I'm happy with this!
I was looking for a good warm layer for autumn as a stand alone piece and a layer for colder winter months in combo with my macro puff and this fits awesomely! It's a bit tight for athletic feel and wear but has some give! I am more broad and large in the chest (40 DDs yo!) but normal in the waist (16) and this fits great. i've washed it ... Read Moretwice and tumbled dried low for 10 mins and air dried the rest, no shrinking. I love that this piece is soft and toasty.
This is a great weight,
This is a great weight, warm, and, a snug fit style. Love the hood. Will order a second one in another color. Wish Patagonia made more styles with hoods.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 18, 2022
Hi Catherine, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We have quite a few [hooded](https://www.patagonia.com/search/?q=hoody&prefn1=gender&prefv1=womens) options for the Fall 2022 season, feel free to check them out at any time.
Great sweater for fall
Very warm but lightweight which is great. Packed it in my carry on for Canada and it did not take up much space & kept me warm for several hours in ~50 degree weather. Great color and pockets. Only slight negative is that the bottom of the jacket is too narrow across my hips so I have to bunch it up to my waste to zip it.
Versatile cozy layer
I have almost every variation of the R1 fleece that has been made over the last twenty years. This is the most versatile and retains the warmth and coziness I expect from the R1 line. Its the perfect layering piece, took it one a trip to Peru and wore it in the jungle, the valley, and the city. Love it!
I'm happy with this!
As a person that runs hot year round, I need to have breathable clothing for the autumn and winter months. I can tell that this jacket will keep me plenty warm as a layer in the winter but as a stand alone piece in the spring and autumn. It's soft and feels great on the skin. I am a 40DD/size 16 (think stocky build) and although it fits snug a... Read Moreround the chest, I don't feel restrained and the overall width of the chest and arms, feel really good! I have biceps and I don't feel like the Hulk in this. I would say this is trim to body and if you want extra room, you may need to find a different jacket (does just slightly true to size). But if you are wanting something that is on the body and close, this is good. I try to purpose all of my clothing for hiking, casual wear, and lounging, and I think this hoodie will be a fave. In the end, I'm happy with it.
Won't hold up
Would not recommend for climbing or any activity where the fabric will rub up against anything. Definitely a baggier fit than the old R1 hoodies. Didn't realize the fleece material was on the outside as well. After one day of wearing it looks like I have owned this article of clothing for years. The fabric is easily snagged and its like a magn... Read Moreet for organic debris. Every piece of plant sticks to the fabric and is hard to brush off. Would not purchase again or recommend. The old R1's are better or the techface hoody material is much better for climbing at least, but they were all out of those, so I went with this one. Not a fan.
I'm 5ft3in, weigh 118 (on a good day) and considered to have an average length torso. Normally, my Patagonia size is small but I ordered a Medium because several reviews and description state this is slim fitting and I do want to add extra layers for winter. For the most part this is soft, fits well but it is slightly big, which I expected so ... Read Morethat I can have a more room. My dismay (over and over with most Patagonia jackets and pants - and I've bought several in the past year) is with the length. This time it was ridiculous. This fleece sweater comes down below my butt! Surpassing even my Gortex jacket. I don't know if it's because I bought the medium but this does seem to be a Patagonia issue. Design team: the height of the majority of the comments on women's clothing that I've noticed across the board suggest that we are not 5'9" models. PLEASE offer lengths (inseams, sleeves and torso) more appropriate to the average woman.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 16, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Maria; it's extremely helpful to our Product Design Team in improving our products in the future. If this fit issue is too much, please remember we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Long and skinny
I have had prior R1s and they are great. I returned this because the fit was wrong for me. Sleeves really long, body fit in width but hit well below my hip. if I were to size down for sleeves and length would be too tight. Definitely built for taller thinner body types
My new favorite go-to layer
I love everything about this soft, light breathable layer. It is comfortable in a wide range of temps, and the fit is flattering. The only thing it might not be ideal for is bushwhacking, given that it has a wool sweater texture. Meaning it might snag and pick up a few pine needles more than a layer with a smoother finish.
I love this jacket. I hike close to the water where the winds can be high. So as this jackets keeps me warm, it does not make me sweat, very breathable. The small chest pocket may be small but stretchy so I can fit my glasses in it. The pockets come in handy to warm up my hands as the material is soft. Zipper on the neck can come up high to keep wa... Read Morermth in but it is soft so does not scratch under my chin. Highly recommend it.
It's like a snuggle!
I love this jacket--it's the perfect weight--great by itself when it's cool and as an under-layer. I wear it curled up on the couch when it's cold and hiking on cool damp mornings. It's soft and light and holds your warmth but also breathes, so it's never hot. I got a large because I wanted it a little bit roomy, but the me... Read Moredium fit well too and would have been perfect if I did more running.
Very light, very warm!
I bought this with and without the hood in Small and Medium, but normally wear smalls. The medium has enough room to layer long sleeves very comfortably if you're planning to do that. This material is SO warm, especially for being so light and thin. It's definitely going to be a staple on my ski days.
Great technical hoody!
I just got the R-1 Air Full Zip Hoody 3 days ago. I've worn it on a morning jog and a long hike. I love it, it's soft, breathable, kept me warm w/out overheating and the sleeves and length are perfect, even tho I'm tall. The teal green is true to the picture. It's TTS, I normally wear a sz. 6 (5'10"/135#) and the M fit... Read More well. I can wear a layer thicker than a t-shirt underneath and it is still comfy. Love it, wish I could justify another color!
I like the jacket. Its thin and comfortable. I had to order up a size because its made small. It was new when I wore it for one week on vacation and there is pilling on the sleeves already. Not sure I would buy it again because the fabric is not wearing well. It washed fine.
Response from PatagoniaApril 4, 2022
Hello Michelle, we appreciate you taking the time to share your review of the Women's R1 Air Full-Zip Fleece Hoody. We are sorry the fabric did not meet your expectations. You are always welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it or consider removing the pills with a sweater stone or shaver.
This jacket fits true to size and is so comfortable, I wear it trail running, hiking, and just all the time. It keeps me warm, even with a bit of a breeze, but lets my under-layer breath while I'm being active. the hoodie was a big bonus for me for when the weather takes a turn, I can get even more warm with the close-fit zip and hood.
Magical Hoodie Jacket
This is a great hoodie jacket and I'll probably buy a second one in another color so I can occasionally wash the first one, which I wear almost every day. It's comfortable, stretchy but not clingy, and looks great. I got one size up so I could put two base layers underneath and that works well. I was wearing it in the house with only a th... Read Morein base layer underneath one day, went to get something from the car - cold wind blowing - and realized the wind wasn't getting through the hoodie jacket! Some kind of magic with the fabric and waffle weave.
Works Well, Looks Okay
I'm 5'3'', 130lb, 36B, and sort of apple shaped. I can fit into a Small R1 regular half zip without anything underneath, so Medium in the R1 Air Full-Zip Hoody was great for layering over a shirt. It was lightweight and warm. However, I returned it because the Black color was so faded, it looked grey. I feel like Patagonia has r... Read Moreeally let itself go in terms of colors variety and richness/saturation. I wish Patagonia offered more bright, vivid colors (I would kill for a neon Houdini Air) as well as neutral colors that don't look dull and faded.
great second layer!
This top is my new favorite second layer for winter backpacking and hiking. Its high collar and hood are perfect when the temps drop and the wind picks up, it is breathable when exerting oneself, and its fit is perfect. It fits over my base layers and under either a down jacket or a nordic ski jacket or another top layer. I slept in it one very chi... Read Morelly tent night recently to good affect.. I already bought another as a gift
I love it. It fits close to the body. The hood is great. Also it is long and does not ride up. Excellent under a shell for snowshoeing at about 0centigrade. And under my Patagonia down sweater hoody at -15 C. Also for casual wear. I love it. You could offer it in a broader range of colours.
Great fit, comfy except for the zipper
I'm so glad Patagonia is making XXS clothes for smaller women, unlike so many other companies. The fit is perfect for my petite frame. I find this much more comfortable than the original R1 - the waffle fleece feels more flexible and less constrictive. My only issue is the zipper. For reasons I can't understand, there is no chin protector... Read More, which makes it kind of uncomfortable when it's fully zipped. The zipper is also fairly bulky, which adds to the discomfort. Given the premium price for this otherwise great product, I'm disappointed they have left off this one important detail. I had the same issue with the regular R1, which is why I returned it. The R1 Air is a little more forgiving and so I find the zipper discomfort more tolerable, but I'm still not thrilled. Other than that, it's a great fleece.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 1, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback; this is very helpful for our product design team, especially with a fairly new product. And you're right about the expanded sizing; we are working on expanding our size offerings in our most popular products.
Light as air but unbelievably warm
So happy I splurged on this. Im always cold, but this fleece keeps me warm as either an outer layer or a mid one. I tested it for the first time as an outer layer for cycling on a 35 degree day. Incredibly it breathes, allowing sweat to evaporate, while locking in warmth. Its now a regular companion for outdoor fun. I love that the hood fits under ... Read Morea helmet. The fabric has lots of flex and stretch, so its designed for movement. Its also soft and cozy, and I find myself wearing it to relax indoors, too. The only complaint is that teeny chest pocket. Also be ready to size up because this has a slim fit. Im usually a size medium in Patagonia jackets, 120 lbs, 36C, with an average build. With this fleece, the medium just fits with room only for a base layer. That works for me but others may want to take that into account and go up a size. Overall a superb fleece!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 17, 2022
We really appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback. Thanks for submitting a review of fit, fabric, function and features, as well as including some information about your own measurements which helps other customers. Enjoy your new R1 Air Hoody, Diane!
Found the Perfect Replacement
I've been looking for a replacement for a hooded Patagonia piece and this was the perfect choice. The fit is athletic - just the right length for me - and the feature that sold me was the hood that wraps around your head and neck snug and comfortably.
I wear a size small usually. Im 5 and weight 130 and ordered the medium and it was too snug. Patagonia may want to broaden their scope of sizing to be more inclusive for the mature customers in their audience. Not everyone is fresh out of college
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2022
Hi Patricia, thank you so much for sharing your feedback on the fit of this Hoody! This is immensely helpful to our product developers when planning changes for the future. If you haven't returned it already and would like to, we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Great warm layer with breathability
I love this layer and have worn it skinning/ski touring for the past three weeks since I got it. The only thing I would change is that the breast pocket is small and I wish it held my phone like the R1 does! Its really only large enough for a chapstick or a small snack.
The perfect Nano Puff under layer
I bought this as a gift for my wife and she loves it. I discovered the Mens R1 Tech Face and I quickly began to pair it with my Nano Puff. I wanted my wife to enjoy the same set up. She likes to zip the R1 Air all the way up but to not pull the hood on, zipping up the R1 all the way is a great neck warmer/chin warmer. The Womens R1 Air is a great m... Read Moreid-layer without the Tech shell of the Mens R1 Tech Hoodie. Fit is great by itself or layered. The wife wears this under her full-zip down sweater also. Very versatile piece of gear.
Keeps me warm
I really enjoy the slim fit. Love the high zip around the neck. As well the small hood is an added comfort. Light weight although keeps me warm and thats not easy for me. I also feel very stylish in this jacket. I am in process of getting a second color because when you like something you just got to have more. Love love Patagonia!
lightweight and super warm
This fleece is incredibly warm and extremely lightweight. The fit coupled with its lightweight make it great for activity; I climb very comfortably in it during our southern winters (30s-40s and sunny usually). I visit NH in the winter and will make a great layer for those colder days. This one is soft and cozy.
I want to be able to add more of these to my collection because this layer is SO awesome, but because it's so awesome, there are no more mediums and only two colors. I wear this hoody walking around town, in the house, biking, hiking, nordic skiing - as a top layer or mid-layer, depending on the temps. C'mon, Patagonia! Make more of these... Read More so we can all have a collection! :)
So pumped about this
After a long time deciding if I should buy this I finally pulled the trigger and I am SO excited about it. I wore it mountain biking this morning in about 35-40 degree temps with a light long sleeve under it, and I was totally warm and comfortable (even going downhill with wind). I rarely write reviews but I truly am so excited about this fleece th... Read Moreat I needed to share. I didn't overheat on the uphill and was perfectly comfortable the whole time. Sizing is a little weird, per the other reviews. I am 5'6" and 130lbs and very average build. In most things I wear a small, but I ended up getting a medium in this and I feel like it was for sure the right call. I do wear other Patagonia jackets (ski jackets) in a medium for layering. I am genuinely right between a small and a medium in this fleece as I tried them both on, but the small was a little short in my arms and pretty fitted. The medium is just ever so slightly a bit large on me, but I feel the most comfortable in it, plus it stay on the length of my arms when they extend. So pumped to have finally pulled the trigger!!
I will never take this off
When I recieved this in the mail the other day and put it on, and immediately texted my work colleagues, warning them to expect to see me in the R1 for the rest of the year. I literally don't want to take it off. It is warm, versatile, comfortable and cute. I plan to order the 1/2 zip next in a different color. I love it!
The appearance of this jacket is very cute. I love the fleece pattern and I love that it's fitted. But I feel it truly is a size too small. I wear an XL so there's not much to go from there. I bought the men's version for my husband and he wouldn't wear it because it's too snug. It's also a lot thinner than I expected.... Read More I should have read more reviews because others have stated it. I love the Patagonia brand and this is not a bad fleece. It looks well made but it's absolutely not what I was looking for. So if you want a thin fleece that is very fitted, this fits the bill. If not, probably look for another product. I'd definitely size up though.
favorite go to jacket for cold runs
I have this jacket in a M and L. I bought the large size so I could layer it. I have worn this jacket in 19 degree cold weather (with two layers underneath) and it keeps me warm- especially the hood - nothing like having your cheeks warm while running. I love this jacket!
This is a perfect mid-layer for cooler days or I use it as a sweater right now. Super comfortable. I have also received many compliments when wearing. I got a small. It's perfect for a mid-layer. I'm 5'9" 140lbs so I find myself constantly between small and medium. This small fits great but snug. The sleeves are long enough thou... Read Moregh which is awesome!
I have Ben obsessed with wearing my R1! I even got my boyfriend the mens style! It would be PERFECT if it had thumb holes! When I layer over it it drives me nuts that the sleeves will get caught on other material and bunch up! Easy fix of course but still, details matter! It doesnt bother my boyfriend to not have thumb holes though, just a me thing... Read More! Super durable and warm! Hiking in MN and was almost too warm with it being in the 50/60s degrees F!
I love this jacket. Its lightweight, not too warm, but warm enough. I wear it inside, outside. Can wear a vest over it when colder. Although M is my normal size for fitted garments it is a bit more fitted than I would like, but the length and sleeve length are good so I know sizing up wont work. It has exactly the right amount of stretch. There are... Read More lots of pockets; 2 inside, 2 zipper outside however all this pocket space cant really be used with a fitted garment. I wish this jacket had all these good things, including the feminine fit with just a little more body/hip room. I like to use my pockets!
Functional & fun!
The length is great! Ive been using this layer when biking and its perfect for 50-60 degree east coast weather. I love the option of the hood when I bike and then go for a walk. The more durable material around the wrist makes me feel more comfortable wearing it when Im biking.
73 and sunny
This is the perfect shoulder season jacket (or layer for inside when it's not cold enough to turn on the heat). This jacket has been my go-to so far this fall, perfect with a puffy vest for the mornings (35 degrees) and by mid afternoon when it's 73 I toss it in my bag and forget it till the sun goes down. Looking forward to layering this... Read More more this winter once activities heat up and the temperature goes down!
Overall I really like this jacket. It is very lightweight yet warm. It does seem to be pilling on the sleeves a bit already, which is why I'm not giving it 5 stars. I have an R1 pullover from 2014 that I love and I like that material better. I do wish this jacket had thumb holes. I would say this runs a bit small. I wear a small in most brands... Read More but for Patagonia jackets I wear medium. This fits loose and I can wear shirts underneath. In the past the smalls have been too tight. I am 5'8 125lbs with narrow shoulders for reference.
needed a lighter fuzzy for some higher altitude hiking (I live at sea level) and this one was perfect. squishes smaller than regular fuzzy and not as fussy as puffy. prefer the full zip for easy layering. Cut is on the slimmer side so don't be afraid to go up a size if needed.
I bought this in anticipation of a trip to Glacier and obviously the rest of life afterward. Ive been wearing it everyday since we got on a plane and its been great. I had an R1 years ago and ever since I got rid of it Ive missed it. Its a great layer that works well as an extra layer when its relatively warm and a warm layer when its cold. Very ha... Read Moreppy I went back!
The large was little tight around the hip area. So I tried the XL at the store & it was then too long. It had a weird cut. I actually like the contrast of the yellow zipper. But unfortunately, I had to return.
Response from PatagoniaSeptember 10, 2021
We're sorry this didn't work for you Maria. You might like our [Women's Capilene® Air Hoody](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-capilene-air-hoody/36505.html) as it's a warm base layer but a different styling.
In love with the Pockets
Love this piece. I've hiked to the top of 14ers to a walk around the block in it. Will also probably wear this backcouuntry skiing too because the interior pockets look like they can fit my skins! Surprised it is so form-fitting with 5 pockets (2 outside zipper, 2 inside and what I call the car key/Gu pocket on the chest). The color is fabulou... Read Mores and the hood is also a nice touch so it's one less thing for me to bring on a hike. I think I've worn this every day since I got it.
Soft, Lightweight, and Warm
This is a great hoody. It's softer on the skin than other technical hoodies or sweatshirts, and surprisingly warm given how little it weighs. I love the high neck and the color. Slim fit items tend to fit me well, and this one is true to size, except for the arms. Patagonia size M tops usually have arm lengths that work for me, but this one se... Read Moreems shorter than usual.
This jacket is going to get a lot of wear time this fall & winter! It is super comfy, warm and yet breathable. I am normally a Medium in Patagonia jackets but because of the 'slim fit' description I went with a large. Honestly, I could have gone with the medium for a more fitted feel but kept the large in case I wanted to layer a thic... Read Moreker long sleeve underneath the jacket. The arms on the large are generously long! I bought the black, which is a little softer charcoal black in person. Really love the style, quality and breathability. Can't wait for cooler weather!
This is great for cool-weather mountain biking. It keeps me warm but is super breathable, so I don't have to stop and shed layers. It is super functional, yet feels like a cozy sweater. I'm worried about its durability. The fuzzy exterior seems highly prone to pilling and getting snagged on trail-side branches. I was originally going to... Read More wait for different colors of the regular R1 zip up hoody (I would love to see chicory red!!), since it seems more durable, but I will try this out and see. The steller blue is brighter than expected, but I ended up loving the color even though I usually prefer wearing deep earth tones.
My new go-to cozy outfit
I am loving my new R1 Air full-zip hoody. I have two regular R1 full-zips, both in size Medium, but the R1 Air felt better in a Large, so I think it seems to run a little smaller than the regular R1's. It's super cozy and warm, love the high zip neck, but it's also breathable. I will say that the lower arm appears to be pilling a lit... Read Moretle bit, but I guess I don't really mind, but that might be one down side compared to the regular R1. 5'8" 160lb and the size large is perfect.
Sizing is off
Over the years Patagonia sizing has changed drastically so I really didnt know what size to purchase. I currently have an R1 hoody in size medium which fits me well. I tried on the size medium in the R1 Air Hoody and I could barely zip up the sweater. The size large fit fine, slim fitted but too tight to be comfortable during high output activities... Read More. The XL was massive compared to the large, much longer and wider at the bottom. I really dont understand this years sizing. Would I recommend? Maybe. Performance wise yes, fit wise, only if you can try on the item or be prepared to exchange sizes.
Ugh. Yellow zipper.
First off, I want to thank Patagonia for the Regen Green this season. It is likely my best color, so I get excited when I see it. I have it in the Torrentshell 3L jacket. After discovering the jacket I went searching for more Regen Green. Unfortunately I'm too late on many items. Clearly I'm not the only person who loves this color. Also ... Read Moreunfortunately, the number of Regen Green items I can wear well is limited due to Patagonia's choice of frequently adding neon yellow zippers to the jackets of this color like on the fleece above. (I'd also get rid of the black and make that a satiny green because when one looks good in green, it's best to have it around one's face.) One or two styles with that zipper are fine for those who can pull off neon colors, but for many people, neon looks awful. Had Patagonia stuck to a green zipper, we could have all enjoyed more style options in Regen Green. But alas, that yellow zipper is all over the place. For those of you who can pull off neon yellow, good on you, you lucky shoppers! I will enjoy my Torrentshell immensely and hope it isn't too many years before Patagonia brings the color back again...this time hopefully rarely paired with anything neon.
Gorgeous color, flattering fit
This is a beautiful lightweight fleece I will use as a base layer on cold days or outer layer on warm days. It is well made, the color is stunning (stellar blue) and it is fitted and stays put. I purchased the XS, which usually fits me (5'9, 120, athletic) except for the arms, which are always a little short at Patagonia. My one complaint is t... Read Morehe arms on this jacket are very short--probably 2 inches too short but still very wearable. Hood is also a tad snug but good for under a helmet.
This is very comfortable but it does shrink about 1 size when you wash and dry it. The medium was actually a little big on me but after one wash it is snug. I am 5'6 and weigh 125lb.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 10, 2021
Thanks for your feedback Sarah! We recommend machine wash in cool water with mild detergent, no bleach, no fabric softener, and let air dry or tumble dry on low heat setting. Please reach out if you need any [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) from our Customer Service team.
Wow! I could not believe how warm this fleece is, especially for its weight! I wished that I had this fleece for skiing -we had a few days in Jackson Hole where it was pretty chilly on the chairlift, but warmer skiing in the trees, so a breathable insulation layer wouldve been perfect! The fleece is super soft and feels nice on your skin! The fit... Read More is good too- form fitting enough (so not bulky), but not tight. Im 55 and about 108lbs and I got size S (perfect for layering for me).
Workhorse Tech Fleece
I have owned the R1, R2, R3 and I traded in the R1 and R3 for the new R1 Air Hoody. I love the close fit, although with XXS the sleeves are *almost* too short. I feel like the R1 Air def wicks away moisture and feels light weight. I'm usually an XS in most Patagonia but actually recently started buying XXS for the R1 Air (and the Micro Puff Ho... Read Moreody) - It's overall a better fit for me. I am 5'1 and 95 lbs. I couldn't keep waiting for the back order on the green color so just went with Smolder Blue and it's fine! Grey but neutral and I honestly don't think about it. I wear it A LOT. Layers well over base layer tees/tanks and under Micro Puff Hoody. Definitely grab it all the time, unlike my older version of the R1 Zip Jacket circa 2011.
Great but where's the zipper garage?
My new favorite mid-layer. Warm and soft while also very wicking and breathable. Great to layer under a shell, and good pockets. But where's the zipper garage? The zipper is cold and chafing against my chin unless I'm wearing a buff. Almost perfect, save for this one flaw.
I skinned up a local ski mountain in my Air Capeline and was all sweaty from climbing. At the top of the mountain, it was really windy so I put on my R1 Fleece hoping it would let me dry out and keep me warm. It was great. Let me dry out and kept me warm. I did have a shell over it. The R1 alone is not warm if there is a wind, you'll need a sh... Read Moreell but under a shell, it keeps you warm and dry.
Not a good fit
Not true to size at all. Runs very very small
Response from PatagoniaMarch 16, 2021
Thank you for your feedback on the Womens R1, we are of course sorry to hear that it did not meet your expectations. The R1 is a slim fit item which can impact how it will fit we can always be reached at 800-638-6464 for sizing chart and fit assistance.
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