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Ms R1® TechFace Jacket

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September 5, 2023

Warm and looks cool

Super warm

September 4, 2023

Good mid-layer garment

I have been looking for several years for a full-zip lightweight midlayer to wear between a thermal baselayer and my Nano Puff jacket, and this seems to fit the bill. I have not tried it in the field as yet, but it looks like it should do what I need. I tend to be at the boundary of small and medium sizes (5'6", 145 lb), so I mostly go wi... Read Moreth small. The length is good and the fit is OK, although it is just a tiny bit close across the chest right below the arms, which is something I have found in some other Patagonia garments. If it were just an inch wider, it would be perfect.

September 3, 2023

Nice jacket

Really like the weight of this jacket. Really light weight. Love the fit snug yet real stretchy for ease of movement. I wear it hiking and fly fishing and out to dinner or a cold one after a day on the River.

September 2, 2023

Excellent fit, great color

Really fits to my body structure. Not too loose, not too tight.

August 30, 2023

Great jacket!

Excellent combination of lightweight, flexible, wind-blocking. Hands on my body well, very comfortable.

August 26, 2023

Versatile & Comfortable

I was looking for something light but still keeps you warm during a cool day or high winds while hiking and rock climbing. The R1 is the perfect; very light, stretchy, still breathable and wears true to size.

August 24, 2023

Quite a bit thinner than my last one which go stolen in an airport.

I believe this is a lot thinner than past r1 jacket..

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2023

Hi John, we're very sorry to hear that the R1 TechFace Jacket hasn't met your expectations. If you're unhappy with the with the weight of the fabric, please feel free to begin a [return]( at any time.

July 31, 2023

A Very Nice Top

I enjoyed my first R! TechFace so much that I bought a second one. First one fit great (size M), the second one required a few more garments, but eventually I got one that fits well. As I wrote previously, a very versatile piece. Cool days, the thermostat turned down, a layering piece, these are all places where this R1 excel. Highly recommend this... Read More garment.

July 26, 2023

A Nice Piece!

The R1 TechFace is ideal for slightly cooler conditions outside or for inside when you've got the thermostat turned down. And it makes a nice layering piece as well. The light weight of the jacket and stretchy fabric makes it like you don't have an extra layer on. I'm at the upper end of size medium and the jacket fits well. I ordere... Read Mored a second color and the sizing was a bit tighter. Eventually I found one that fit like the first! Definitely recommend this jacket.

April 18, 2023

Cool Weather Favorite

Great over a tee shirt on those cool mornings when you know that within an hour or two you will stow it in your pack.

April 18, 2023

Loose torso, not very warm

I ended up returning the R1 Techface Zip because it just wasn't warm enough for what I wanted to do. Pros: - Reinforced cuffs and abrasion-resistant material. I've had issues with abrasion/pilling on midlayers before and this jacket's wear-resistant material was a big attraction for me. - A+ stretch and fit in shoulders Cons: - Not... Read More warm. You almost need a full additional sweater underneath to make this work as a jacket below room temperature if you are standing still. I think this comes down to the baggy torso and loose wrist cuffs and collar, letting the wind in and not letting the jacket trap air for your body to warm up. I have other garments made of similar material that are warmer. - No chest pocket(s) for when you have a harness or backpack/extra storage for travel. I'd have considered keeping the jacket if it had more storage space, as a lightweight layer for traveling.

Response from Patagonia
April 19, 2023

Hi Alex, we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. The R1 TechFace Jacket is a great crosslayer for use in versatile mountain conditions, but it's not the best for colder conditions. If you're looking for a warmer crosslayer, we suggest checking out the [R2 TechFace Jacket]( It's a perfect choice for cold-weather, and provides breathability and warmth.

April 17, 2023

Excellent Piece

This is a great light weight jacket or a layering piece (or to wear around the house when you keep the thermostat turned down). Good freedom of movement, sufficient number of pockets, not much more I could ask for.

April 13, 2023

Nice but a little long

Really like the look and feel of this piece but it does run a little long. Not the tallest guy but I feel like this is 2-3 inches longer than it needed to be.

April 11, 2023

Perfect Spring Jacket

This has quickly become my favorite outer layer for cool spring and fall days. It blocks enough wind, breathes well, and has just the right amount of warmth. The outer face fabric also seems pretty abrasion resistant. Medium is the right fit for me with a t-shirt base layer.

March 14, 2023


I love this piece. Its a great layer skiing and can be worn as light jacket casually. The fit between a medium and large are so different. I normally wear M found it very tight around the waist. Went with a large and its very loose. First time I had this issue.

March 5, 2023

I like your fleece &

I like your fleece & R1 jackets. I have added inside zipper pockets to most of my jackets for travel. Patagonia should offer jackets with inside zipper pockets for travel, etc. Thank you for the great products.

February 23, 2023

Thin but versatile

The R1 jacket is surprisingly thin but works really well. I use it as a layer in cold or rainy conditions and as a stand alone jacket in mild weather. The fit is very comfortable and a bit stretchy and unlike a regular fleece, the material resists the wind which makes it more versatile. I also have the excellent R2 TechFace jacket which is more sub... Read Morestantial. They are both great.

February 23, 2023

Great lightweight protection

This jacket works really well for me as it is an efficiently warm, lightweight fleece garment that looks great for casual use and outdoor activities. I use this jacket with warmer additional layers when necessary.

February 22, 2023


I have owned this jacket for 2 years now. I love it its very comfortable and I still get comments till this day.

February 6, 2023

Great top for golf

Fantastic jacket. Fit is unrestricted and moves with you. Wanted something that would work well playing golf and look good. This checks all boxes.

February 1, 2023

Golf midlayer protection

This is my second R-1 tech jacket, which I use as a lightweight under layer for winter golf. The R-1 is great at keeping me warm, with its inside lining technology and minimizes restriction to my golf swing. Love my R-1s

January 29, 2023

Extremely versatile

This is one of my favorite jackets ever. Its incredibly lightweight but deceptively warm. I wear it while running and to do anything outside between 35-60 degrees F. I am 6 foot 3 and the XL fits great.

January 24, 2023


unique, stylish jacket with lots of versatility

January 20, 2023

A touch loose, but surprisingly warm

The fit on the arms are a bit loose, but the waffle pattern on the inside keeps me warm. A great base layer under my puffer. And exceptional service from Patagonia as always to help me with my purchase.

January 6, 2023

An excellent mid weight top

An excellent mid weight top that is super comfortable. Breathable fabric and lightweight allows easy movement making it the perfect thing to wear when playing sports like golf or pickle ball

January 5, 2023


I usually wear medium size (I am 5'10" / 170 lbs) and when medium is a bit tight, it's tight only slightly. This, however, is so slim/tight that I couldn't even close the zipper. So, I will be returning it.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2023

Hi Sandeep! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the jacket was too small. This jacket features a slim fit which should run closer to body, but occasionally customers find they need to size up. We greatly appreciate this feedback and we'll share this with our design team.

December 31, 2022

Great Jacket!

This is a great jacket that will keep you warm in cool conditions when it's not cold enough for a heavier jacket. Very easy to move around with this jacket, and looks very stylish as well.

December 18, 2022

Crinkly(like paper?) fabric, unpleasant to

Crinkly(like paper?) fabric, unpleasant to the touch and oddly noisy.

Response from Patagonia
December 23, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear that you are disappointed in your product. Please rest assured that we will be passing along this feedback to our Product Design Team. In the meantime, please feel free to start your [return]( at any time!

December 14, 2022

I liked it so much, I bought 2

This is an excellent lightweight shell. There's a thin, quilted layer of insulation on the inside, two zipped exterior side pockets, and an adjustable/internal/invisible waist draw string (which is clever). It provides a lot of protection in a lightweight package. I liked it so much I got two (one to trash when I paint and one for biking/runni... Read Moreng/hiking).

December 13, 2022

Balanced excellence

Very interesting blend of some wind protection, good vapor transmission rates, and weather resistance. Quite thin for a pile garment which also make it an ideal mid layer. Redefines what a pile jacket can do, nothing else like it. I have two of them; the regular jacket in XL, and the hoody version too in a smaller L size for Mtn biking.

December 12, 2022


I love this jacket. It looks good enough to wear at work, which I do, but mostly I wear it at home, out and about. It is perfect for layering when it gets cold.

December 8, 2022

My second R1 Techface

I had bought the hoody version two years ago which became my go-to daily layer. Decided to buy the jacket to wear when the hoody is too stinky/needs washed. Its light, so don't expect something super warm, but its works great in 50/60 degree weather or under a heavier jacket when its really cold. Sizing is slim, but not too crazy and there is ... Read Moreroom for a second layer underneat. I am 6ft tall and 215 lbs, athletic build and the large fits great, tailored vs baggy.

November 19, 2022

Highly versatile

This is a great jacket. Light weight, breathes well and cuts the wind. Durable face finish. I have used it for backpacking, ski touring and Mtn biking. Often wearing the jacket the entire day. Sweat management is superior.

November 13, 2022

Great jacket; super versatile

Great jacket; super versatile

November 12, 2022

Another Great Fleece

I bought this because my beloved r2 tech face is too warm in the Fall. I had tried this in last year, but I did not like the fit. This years version is much better. I wear a medium in shirts, but I am always a small for Patagonia mid layers, and this jacket was no exception. Good rain and wind resistance, and I appreciate the rigid piece at the bac... Read Morek of the collar. When it is colder, I can put this under my nano puff hoody for a hike and shed the nano puff once I warm up. This system is perfect for 45 to 55 f and dry. The stretch is great and the cuffs pull up and stay up easily. When I first bought it, the fleece was a bit rough next to skin, but it softened up pretty quickly. Good product, good company.

November 10, 2022

Very nice jacket

I love this jacket for casual use breezy morning work commute very lightweight and comfortable even I wore it during my morning hike to Stone Mountain park temperature were mid 55 it warms me up enough to enjoy the breeze morning.

October 13, 2022

Perfect lightweight full-zip

I had been looking for a lightweight full-zip jacket for a couple of years. This was the lightest I could find. It fits well, it's very comfortable, and it's great for home or outings. This is my go-to for high-40s - high-60s °F, dry or light rain.

October 6, 2022

Best Jacket Ever

This is my second R1jacket. It perfect for the warmer climate I live in. Keeps me warm without any bulk. Perfect for travel as it weighs almost nothing and can roll up to easily fit in a backpack. Love that it sheds light rain too. I highly recommend it!

September 27, 2022

Nice texture

Liked it. A bit large for my small frame body

September 20, 2022


I love my R1 techface,it's a perfect fit for me. I'm 6'1 170lbs with a 30in waist and generally wear slim tailored clothing. The materials and construction seem top notch giving me the impression that this item should endure for years to come.

September 7, 2022

Light weight warmth with some

Light weight warmth with some wind blocking.

September 6, 2022

Great Layer

This fits well for me. Great for layers under.

September 6, 2022

Great light weight jacket

This is the 2nd Techface jacket that I purchased. I like the light weight fabric but also like the warmth that it provides. Great product.

August 31, 2022

Love the jacket ... just needs a 'tweak' in sizing

Read some reviews on one of your on line suppliers that said they thought the latest version of the r1 tech was slightly less SLIM then the original (which for me was tight thru shoulder / underarm and restricted some movements. So I ordered one, hoping the latest would work for me this time ??? NOPE !! Same fit ! Good thru waist - chest - sleeve &... Read Moreamp; body length, BUT still tight (almost cutting) under the arms. Heard this jacket was due for a design UPDATE in the spring/ summer. I will hold out in hopes the Patagonia's design team switches to the raglan sleeve design in the men's new like in the women's jkt. Fingers crossed for next fall's / winter mt bike & XC ski season.

August 6, 2022

Where is the beef?

The thickness of the insulation on this doesn't compare with older versions. What is up with that? I had hoped to have a full zip version of the older pull over which is perfect mid layer thickness

Response from Patagonia
August 10, 2022

We're sorry to hear this one is a disappointment. In the past we've offered R2, R3, R4 and many other varieties of fleece weights and functions. It sounds like you might prefer the slightly beefier [Men's R2 TechFace Jacket]( Please contact our Customer Service team to return or reach out to your local Patagonia-owned retail store. They'll be happy to help!

June 6, 2022

Comfortable wearing

This is perfect for daily wear for California weather

June 1, 2022


Let me start by saying I'm pretty critical of most things. I bought this mainly for casual wear and hiking in the strange spring-adjacent season in New England where it's supposed to be spring but its actually still cold. But not cold enough to wear a puffy. This fits the bill perfectly. It keeps you a nice temperature -- not hot. Comf... Read Moreortable. It regulates temperature well, so you can use it both casually and actively. I was going back and forth between this and the R2, and I am glad I picked this one. Being the techface, It blocks wind pretty well too, as well as light rain. So I feel comfortable and dry wearing this if there's an on and off drizzle with a chill throughout the day. If it were a full-blown rainstorm I'd probably wear this as a mid below my rain shell, though. It's a super versatile jacket that I'm getting a ton of use out of. My wife jokes that I'm the spokesperson for this jacket because I can't stop talking about how much I like it, which is pretty rare. If you're on the fence, just get it.

May 23, 2022

My R1 Jacket

Excellent jacket styling, durable quality, and nice colors available.

May 17, 2022

great concept ... BUT !!! NOT for REG built guys

Ran into the same issue w/ the r1 tech that I did before w/nano air. Men's model has a inset (reg) sleeve, women's has a RAGLAN style sleeve ??? Gal Pal loves hers, and I wanted to love it too,but I had to return. Fit everywhere EXCEPT in the armpit. Cut too high and just DID NOT WORK !! WHY designers decided to make men's w/ a inset... Read More sleeve vs Raglan (as men normally have bigger shoulders) has been beyond me for years. I have 4 R1 pullovers over the years & 2 have raglan & 2 have inset slv, & the raglan fits much better! Hoping Patagonia gets it together in future 'active' wear and makes some changes. AND maybe get rid of the 'SLIM' fit and go to a more "ACTIVE" fit for their products that ARE designed for actually using other then for casual wear. I'm 5-6 & 140 ish and most other brands small works fine. And Patagonia REG fit (S) pieces work great, MED = NO GO ! Too loose everywhere. Still holding out for a tweaked design.

Response from Patagonia
May 19, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about this issue with our Men's R1 TechFace Jacket, Corey. We have passed this information over to our Design Team. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you if needing to return or exchange this item. simply reach out to our [Customer Experience Team]( and someone will be happy to assist you. Agents are available Monday-Friday, 6 am (PST) - 6 pm (PST) and Saturday and Sunday, 7 am (PST) - 3 pm (PST).

May 16, 2022

Great purchase!

Works with everything I do outdoors, havent had rain hit yet but, wind, cold, snow its awesome! Easily can put a Patagonia vest underneath for more layers.

May 6, 2022

Perfect Layer

It's the perfect amount of warmth by itself and is also perfect to be able to put a heavier layer on top.

April 26, 2022

Wonderful weight and warmth to weight

I have another R1 1/4 zip pull over. This jacket is lighter but has as seemingly wider temperature range (40-70 degree) as that top which is thicker. The color and style give it a great look for casual wear but it is also a great hiking top.

April 19, 2022


Typically I wear a small in Patagonia product (5'9", 160lbs) Had to exchange this R1 small for a medium as it was going to be a more versatile jacket between sport/work. Customer service for exchange was amazing as well as the item itself. Will keep me as a customer for life

April 18, 2022

R1 tech Face Jacket

Perfect for a light all around jacket. Comfortable both inside and outside during swing seasons.

April 11, 2022

Great jacket however, fit is off for me

Its a great jacket - well-designed, perfect for keeping handy when theres a chill in the air. I was excited when I first opened but unfortunately, the sizing isnt for me. As w/ other Patagonia jackets, I tend to fall in the middle of a M and a L (Im 510/170lbs.) Its frustrating as the two sizes are both on opposites sides of the spectrum for me i.e... Read More, M too small and L too big, to the point neither size will work as far as a comfortable fit.

April 6, 2022

Fantastic concept, but too baggy!

I love the fabric and the feel of the techface jacket. I also love the fact that it's breathable and still somewhat weatherproof. Unfortunately, I find myself rarely wearing it because with my slim/average build, it feels far too baggy around the middle and a bit long in the waist. Perhaps the idea with the larger sizing was to be able to laye... Read Morer underneath the techface, but I don't see the need for that because my main use case is high output activities in cold weather where I want as little under the techface as possible. I would love a slim fitting version of this because it would be such a versatile ski touring layer: for spring skiing, it would be great over a t-shirt or sun shirt for the down, and in colder weather it would be great with a light base layer for the uphill. The bagginess of this garment also makes putting anything in the pockets really annoying because I end up with stuff sagging and flopping around the middle of my belly. It's really frustrating because this jacket has so much potential, but falls so flat because of the fit.

April 2, 2022

Slightly disappointed

Bought this to replace/renew previous model in same exact style. This arrived and was a lighter weight version. Love the fit and the style just a little to lightweight to provide any warmth spring and fall.

Response from Patagonia
April 3, 2022

Your feedback helps us fine tune our gear so we appreciate the review, Raheem! If you like the fit and look of the R1 TechFace but prefer a little more warmth, I recommend taking a look at the [R2 Techface Jacket](

March 18, 2022

My favorite running jacket

Perfect for spring and fall. I have a longer torso and arms and the R1 fits me perfectly.

March 12, 2022


Perfect weight for a lightly chilly / rainy day.

March 12, 2022

Poor fit

The new R1 tech face full zip is a decent jacket, but has drawbacks. The jacket is larger than prior R1s, the arms and body are long. Also, the jacket is looser fit than prior models. Lastly, the cuffs are too loose. Love Patagonia clothes, but this item is disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
March 18, 2022

Hi Pieter, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the R1 TechFace Jacket, We're sorry to hear that fit isn't right for you! If you like, we'll be happy to help you [return]( it. If you're ever looking for specific measurements for a garment our Customer Service Team will be happy to help, so you can feel more confident about your purchase.

February 24, 2022


Excellent jacket use it to work in the hospital keeps me warm

February 21, 2022

New Design is a step back

The R1 is among the most versatile layers that I own. I've had both the original R1 and the Techface R1 since their first embodiment and I use them interchangeably as both base and outer layers depending on the season. Overall, I prefer the Techface because it's more resistant to pilling and tearing when worn as an outer layer and carryin... Read Moreg a pack. Unfortunately, Patagonia decided to eliminate the internal chest pocket on the most recent embodiment. This version features slash pockets on the sides that are not accessible when wearing a pack or harness. What is the point of making a garment from a technical material and then eliminating the features that make it usable in technical applications? Sorry but this is a dealbreaker for me. I guess if you are into wearing technical gear while sipping craft beer, it would work great.

Response from Patagonia
March 3, 2022

We're sorry to hear that the new product is a disappointment, but our designers absolutely appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback on the pockets, fabric, and versatility. If you haven't done so already, please reach out to our team to return it. We'll be happy to [help](!

February 21, 2022

Ideal mid layer for skiing

This is an extremely comfortable mid layer. I bought this for skiing and it is an ideal mid layer that is warm and breathable. I liked it so much I am ordering the tech face pants as a mid layer for cold days skiing. Highly recommended!

February 20, 2022

Great layer or casual wear

This R1 is a great fit and very comfortable. Top layer helps keep you dry but also breathable. Like the full zip rather than quarter zip and it is more like a jacket than a shirt. Love the style. Worn once so far and did not find it to be too warm by itself but plan to use as a layer. Doesnt seem as warm as the better sweaters or fleece but it is a... Read Moren R1. Looks great and I am an athletic build. Sleeves a bit long like most Patagonia products but not bulky and not an issue for me.

February 14, 2022

Pilling within first month

Has anyone else had pilling issues with their jacket? Mine shows some pilling after the first month and I'm trying to figure out an easy way to clean it up. Otherwise fits great, helps regulate heat both outside and in.

Response from Patagonia
February 17, 2022

Hi Buddy, thank you for taking the time to write a review. To prevent pilling, we recommend washing that item either by hand in cool to cold water, or separately in your washing machine on the gentle cycle. Lay it flat to dry rather than place it in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. Removing pilling that has already occurred is very easy, a sweater shaver or sweater stone is an excellent tool and can help the garment look brand new. If you are not pleased with the performance of your gear, you are absolutely welcome to send it in for a [warranty returns evaluation]( under our Ironclad Guarantee.

February 9, 2022

Get One :)

I am a longtime Patagonia fan. Nothing performs like Patagonia, and not many companies can match when it comes to their transparency & focus on environmental issues. I was never interested in the R1 line. I decided to give it a shot because of the water resistant/ abrasion resistant properties. I intended only to wear it as a mid layer under ... Read Moremy tough puff for fly fishing and potentially on its own over a base layer when it warms up in the boat. This thing is now my favorite piece of fly fishing kit and I have basically all of the Patagonia items you would expect for a dedicated year round fly fisher. It completely shattered my expectations and I wear it all the time. If you fly fish, get one!

January 29, 2022

This jacket saved me

I had the previous version of this jacket for years and decided it was time to replace it. I can wear it as my only jacket until the temps get down to about 30* F or so. Took this on a kayaking trip last fall in November. The kayak got flipped upside down and I was completely submerged with this jacket on. Gathered my stuff and sat on the bank for ... Read Moreabout an hour. Though the outside was still a bit wet, the inside was dry and kept me warm. I would have been next to hypothermic without this. Thanks Patagonia!

January 26, 2022

Great Everyday Casual Jacket

Such a unique jacket. Im about 59-510 185-190lbs. Muscular/athletic build, broad shoulders and chest. I ordered a large in color black. The fit is athletic. Looks really nice, sleeve length is a tad long, but doesnt look bad at all. Hem length is good. Enough room in the chest and shoulders if Im wearing a tee shirt or dress shirt, but probably can... Read Moret do anything thicker. The only area that is a little snug is in the arms, but the jacket has good stretch and flexibility so it isnt uncomfortable. Jacket is made very well, and is super light. Great zipper and very comfortable. Fleece is a little stiff at first but breaks in nicely. The TechFace is great, soft but yet durable. My office dress code has become more relaxed and I wanted to find a jacket I could casually wear day-to-day all year around with just a tee shirt underneath. I live in Texas and needed something light, breathable, cozy, but not super warm, and rain resistant. Something that was casual, but yet still looked classy and this jacket serves my needs perfectly and checks all the boxes. Not having a chest pocket makes it look more sleek. Perfect office jacket, but could be used for way more. Jogging, fishing, hiking, you name it. Itll quickly become your go-to piece for just about anything.

November 4, 2021

Great mid layer.

Very good mid layer. Looser fit than the zip neck R1

October 12, 2021

Superb lightweight jacket for mild weather

A slick lightweight jacket, great for casual wear on mild days. Found it not as warm as expected though and swapping for the R2 version.

October 11, 2021

Great mid layer

The R1 is the perfect weight mid layer. Easier for me to put on and off than my R1 hoody pullover.

September 13, 2021

Comfy and lite.

A great every day jacket. Love it! A bit lighter than I thought but super warm.

September 2, 2021

Lightweight jacket

As those sultry days of summer slip into the crisp bluebird days of September who wouldn't want a nice new jacket like this? Covers a range of temps, moves nicely, looks great... you won't want to take it off.

August 24, 2021

Still Great!

This is my 2nd R1 which replaces a 2012 non-techface R1. I got this for a trip out to California & ended up wearing it daily. This coat kept me warm & comfy in some rather unseasonably cool & windy weather. Sizing is good. On receipt the coat it was a little stiff, but after continuous wearing it has stretched out a bit & softened u... Read Morep. Now I just need to find a replacement R2!

Response from Patagonia
August 30, 2021

We're glad to hear your feedback, Rick! Don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team about some possible [fleece jackets]( to replace your older R2. We'll be happy to help!

August 23, 2021

Stylish outer layer for cool days

I got this in Andes Blue - great color! I wore it over a button down shirt to dinner at a restaurant with my wife and she said I looked outdoorsy but stylish. It gave me just the little bit of warmth I needed. Not windproof or waterproof but great as a light outer layer or mid-layer.

August 4, 2021

The Perfect Jacket

This jacket is perfect in every way. The fit, the weight and the look. I found this jacket to be the perfect gift for anyone and everyone so I have purchased it in Men's and Women's in various sizes. Everyone loves it!

June 12, 2021

Stretchy enough for golf

I looked far and wide for this jacket. I wanted something not too long, not too heavy, warm, yet breathable, had to be stretch and the kicker...waterproof. This fits all of them. I wanted one layer to save weight and movement. It's warm enough for WA state in late March, April, May, June. In the winter I'll wear it under a rain jacket.

May 15, 2021

Slim fit, with long arms

The jacket itself is great and I enjoy using it. The fit is very specific so I'd recommend trying it on first. It is slim fit, a little longer than I thought and the arms are pretty long. Again, the product itself is great, just make sure it fits you.

May 12, 2021

Perfect Running Jacket

This should be marketed for trail runners! Absolutely perfect combo of protection and breathability. Doesn't feel steamy like running in a windbreaker, I got this too late to run through the winter but this + a t-shirt keeps me comfy on runs down to 30F and up into the 50s so far. Sized down to a small to avoid extra fabric flapping around... Read More. Works great but I can't fit many layers underneath. I also have toothpick arms so YMMV. Really pleasantly surprised how well this jacket works.

May 11, 2021

Runs to tight

unfortunately runs super tight like a 'skinny' version for a jacket, t shirt. the product it is really good, I do walk 5 miles everyday early morning here in MA is kind of cold and this jacket works well, it is breathable, lightweight and keeps you warm enough during this season.

May 6, 2021

Pretty good

Fleece squares are not quite as big and chunky as regular R1 products but I guess that cuts down on weight and bulk. My only criticism is that the collar doesn't stand up as shown in the photos.

April 25, 2021

done just right

This product is done just right, the sizing is as good as it can get: sleeve lenght c orrect, wrist opening sized just right, waist just fits, collar is a bit tall but useful. The feel is on the edge of stiffness but it is light at the same time. Wearing it as much as I can as have worn out my previous model R1.

April 12, 2021

Love this jacket!

I absolutely LOVE this R1 jacket. It fits perfectly!

April 3, 2021

Perfect Performance

I now own this piece in this model, and with the hood. It has been my go to this winter! As a shell, it has repelled many hours of snow fall. Worn with midweight capilene, and a lightweight capilene t-shirt, I was warm shoveling in a four hour blizzard. It works as a light shell, or as a mid layer my system.

April 3, 2021

Nice but not as breathable as original R1

I have many R-1 pullovers and full zips. I live in SC so at work, in the winter , its the perfect piece to keep on all day. The techface version is a little thinner , a little more generously cut, and doesnt breathe as well. To be fair it probably blocks wind better and sheds water better than my regular R1. Color is great especially with black pan... Read Morets. Its a sharp piece.

March 22, 2021


I like it - a lot. Not too heavy and not too warm. Perfect for those times where you are debating if you need to carry along a jacket. Fit: Wish it were slightly smaller but thats not Patagonia's fault coz I'm kinda right there between a M and a L (6'1 ~ 190). Ordered a M first but then had to exchange it for a L. Customer service: O... Read Moreut of this world!

March 20, 2021

Awesome layer

I had been wanting this cost and finally broke down and bought it. Not disappointed at all. Its super light and comfortable and sheds wind to keep you rolling. I wore it in a snowstorm on my road bike...performing like a champion.

March 8, 2021

Just right

I was thinking about an R1 zip up for awhile and was a bit concerned that the TechFace jacket would not as warm as I wanted after reading the reviews. It was actually more perfect than I thought it would be. If you are looking for major warmth, go for something else, if you want something to wear when doing snowsports it is just right for high outp... Read Moreut when it is fairly cold or breezy.

March 7, 2021


I purchased the R1 on sale and found the price to be fair. I would like to purchase the same R1 in orange but I have to wait for it to be on sale.

March 4, 2021

Very comfortable

I have worn this weekly since purchasing. Its light weight, offers just the right amount of warmth, the fabric is soft, and the fit is great. Im very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend to everyone!

March 3, 2021

Slim fit - REALLY LONG

I bought the R1 Techface jacket to use as a mid-layer on colder days under my soft-shell, and outer-layer on warmer days with cool mornings. The jacket seems like it would fit that need nicely, but I will never know. I sent it back 15 minutes after receiving it. The fit is atrocious. It is listed on the Patagonia website as a "slim" fit, ... Read Moreand I do not fit that description (average build) so I sized up from a large (my typical Patagonia size) to extra large. for the shoulders and body, that worked really well. The issue was the length of the jacket. It was so long that it went an inch past where my hips met my thighs - a literal short dress length jacket. I'm 5'8" tall, and if I were 6'0" tall, this jacket would still be too long. The length of this jacket would get in the way of a lot of things - a harness for example, and many others.

February 24, 2021

Great mid-layer

Very light material but still manages to provide warmth. I've had several generations of the R1 and like this one the best. Issues with previous gens were the collar didn't lay down very well when not fully zipped, and the bottom of the jacket was too long and caused the front to bunch up when sitting down. I do wish Patagonia would bring... Read More back the Fire Red color option.

February 24, 2021

Well Made

Always great quality and clothing fits my frame well. The R1 Tech Face is somewhat lighter than I expected and will be used summer through shoulder seasons here in W. Oregon. The medium size is slim fitted to a degree that layering under it is really not an option.

February 5, 2021

Not warm at all

Was looking for a light jacket to keep me warm during my walks near the beach. Also to protect me from the wind. Jacket felt like I was wearing a shirt. No protection whatsoever. On the plus side, the fit was great!

February 4, 2021

Great Light Weight Warm Jacket

I purchased the R1 for the light weight design and the ability to keep me warm mountain biking and running errands in the snow. UPS delivered the jacket today. It was about 50 degrees when I tried it on, it fitted well and the cool air wasn't a factor. For the price you can't go wrong.

January 19, 2021


medium fit perfect 6 feet 175

December 28, 2020

Perfect winter mountain biking shell

I wanted something a little warm, more breathable than a wind breaker, light, and bright (for the hunters). This is perfect for 30 degree F rides and I want to wear it all the time!

December 25, 2020

Thin but mighty

Not as thick as the previous version but its very comfortable and the techface can take on a pretty serious wind. I take this with me everywhere as a just in case layer. 6/190 and L fits great.

December 6, 2020

Perfect layer for skiing

I had another R1 for about seventeen years, when I was a ski patroller and then for recreational skiing. For me it was perfect, I layered, polipro top, R1 and a shell for most days of skiing. Had to replace when I lost the other, though it was still doing it's job for me. Great gear

November 29, 2020

Hospital fleece

Great weight and very comfortable for indoor wear in hospital over scrubs.

November 6, 2020

not a bad golf wind breaker

After 30 years of use my trusty Sunderland Golf wind shirt had finally outlived it's prime. So.... I needed a new outer layer for fall golf. Something with a windproof finish, light insulation and easy to move in. The techface fit the bill and after 8 rounds I'm very happy with it. as always with Patagonia, its functional and fun to wear.... Read More Actually much lighter then the Sunderland, ( well it is 30 year newer tech ) and easier to swing in. I hope the fact I'm using it for golf won't diminish it's street cred.

November 1, 2020


Love this jacket, is warm like a fleece but slimmer look and feel. Great for active sports.

September 20, 2020

Love this jacket!

This is my new favorite jacket! I wear it for work, on weekends around town, on the trails and everything else in between. Its warm, without being heavy or bulky, blocks the wind and repels moisture as advertised. Im 6 175 lbs, fit but not skinny and the M size is perfect for me. Two small things that would turn the R1 TechFace from a great jacket ... Read Moreto a perfect one: a chest pocket and the ability for the collars to stay more upright even when not zipped up. Fab jacket nonetheless!

September 6, 2020

Nice jacket

No frills very light jacket, comfortable and loose enough to wear layers. Sized up form fitting but medium would be fine (5'9" 165lbs). My R2 techface much warmer and outdoor protection, and with abundant pocket systems. Big fan of R1 tops which I use for technical outdoor stuff. For casual spring to summer light jacket this is a very nic... Read Moree garment. For outdoor cool weather activities get a conventional R1.

September 2, 2020

Love the fit

I have not had the opportunity to try this out yet, but have a back country camping trip planned in two weeks. You can bet this is the first thing I am packing. The fit is good, I probably could have gotten a large, but I am a little tubby in the belly. I figured I can go back to my old eating habits and have it still fit good, or continue to slim ... Read Moredown and have it be a little roomy and layer up.

June 24, 2020

Awesome as is always the case!

Got this for my dad and he loves it. He wears mostly Patagonia and this does not disappoint. I know I'll have to get a women's R1 for myself!

June 22, 2020

Functional and stylish

I enjoy this jacket and find it to be both very functional and looks good. For its weight it is quite warm. Good for a fall or spring morning. My only criticism is that it would be nice to have a chest pocket like most of the other Patagonias have. For those of us that we are reading glasses its nice to have that pocket.

June 17, 2020

Patagonia Men's R1® TechFace Jacket

Great everyday jacket. If you plan to wear layers get XL. Color is awesome.

May 12, 2020

Flawless crosslayer for just about anything

I have three of these. My wife thinks Im nuts. But I wear them every day in Colorado shoulder season. I hike, boulder, ice climb, ski, snowshoe, bike, and run in them. I never took my black one off in September in Iceland. Theyre comfortable from about 40 to the mid-50s while on the move. They shed wind, but not so much a breeze doesnt cool you dow... Read Moren a bit. Theyll shed light precip, spindrift, beer snarfs. Stretchy, but not annoyingly so. Fits relatively slim, but with room for a Nano Air, fleece, or sweater underneath. All I wish is that there was a Napoleon chest pocket and a few more colors - carbon, roots red, new adobe, or mission olive would not go amiss in this lineup. And if anyone one the product team reads this, this same fabric tailored into a shirt-jac would be incredible.

April 16, 2020

Perfect for Spring running

I usually wear large, but since this is listed as slim fit, I went with an XL, Im glad I did. Its a little baggy on me, but I love it; Im able to wrap the sleeves around my hands and not bring gloves. I use this in Anchorage Alaska where the weather in mid-April is mid 30s to low 40s in the afternoon. This jacket has blocked the wind and rain, kept... Read More me warm, is very lightweight, and breathable. In the past I would wear cotton or polyester hoodies, and I cant believe its taken me this long to switch to something performance focused. I will be purchasing this jacket again and again when mine wears out.

February 4, 2020

Light, Warm, wind and rain resistant

I have two R1s now one with the hood in one not. These are fantastic layering pieces. I use a Merino underlayer for warmth and wicking and this as an outer layer. The full zip allows me to cool down or warm up depending upon what I’m doing. I really like the fact that it’s wind resistant and good in light spring shower situations and layers well.

January 6, 2020

Awesome athletic fit

Husband 6’2” , 180 lbs with Extra long arms, the athletic fit works well for him & his arms!

December 27, 2019

Love it.

Great color and fit. Perfect for colder weather, but not too heavy. Would purchase again.

December 20, 2019


Excellent product and the service to match. Thank you!

December 1, 2019

Love R1 TechFace

I have the R1 TechFace jacket and hoodie. I love: grooves in fleece keep air circulating, keeping me comfortable over huge temperature range. Good fit, looks good, great for layering or by itself. And, important for me, unlike conventional fleece TechFace doesn’t get dirty as easy and animal hair doesn’t stick to it. I can wear black and don’t need... Read More to use lint roller.

November 22, 2019

Ms R1 TechFace Jacket

I love the R1s decided to try techface. Hoping for more durable, less pilling, and less seed and burr attraction. I think it will be what I hoped for. Time will tell on durability.

November 22, 2019

Great warm sweater jacket

Great warm sweater jacket

November 20, 2019


Great light weight jacket.

November 3, 2019

Not bad, but bring back the regular R1 zip up!

I own the hooded version of this jacket. It's more weather resistant on wet or windy days, but it doesn't seem to be as warm as the older regular R1 zip up. It's great for weather in the high 50s and 60s. I hope they bring back the R1 zip-up that had the hand pockets! They seem to have gotten rid of it for the 2019 fall season.

November 2, 2019



October 31, 2019

Lighter than the ‘regular’ regulator

compared to the standard or regular R1: 1. You get some DWR 2. You get a little less insulation 3. You get about the same wind resistance as a regular R1 in the wind... which is not much.

October 24, 2019

Nice and Light, a little tight

I was looking for a jacket that was very light and breathable and this works perfectly. It is a little tight, especially in the arm pits. I am 5'8 170 and got a medium.

October 24, 2019

Too Thin

Purchased this item but ended up returning it. It was too thin for my liking. A lot thinner than I had thought and thinner than the competitions jackets. Also, this seems to be an ongoing issue for me with all Patagonia items but the sizes are slightly off to what I am used to from most other brands. A small is always a little too big for me and a ... Read MoreXS is a little too small. I feel like their small should be right in between these two as I’ve never had any other issues with smalls on most other brands.

Response from Patagonia
November 13, 2019

Hi Daniel! Thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback, it's crucial to improving products for future seasons. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the jacket, and our sizing. If you ever need help with sizing in the future feel free to reach out to our Customer Service team and they'd be happy to assist!

October 24, 2019

Almost Five

Love the R1 Techface, just think there could be a bit more of a tailored fit.

October 11, 2019

Nice jacket, but not as warm as traditional R1

My old full zip R1 is pretty tired so gave this a shot without seeing it in person. Don't get me wrong, the jacket is well made, fits pretty well, etc., but it's not as comfy or as warm as the traditional R1 jackets, hoodies and 1/4 zips. Probably better suited for higher output activities or mild temperatures. I like the face material, b... Read Moreut there just does't seem to be quite as much of the waffle material on the inside. I'm going to keep it, but ended up ordering the R2 Tech Face jacket hoping it better meets my needs.

October 8, 2019

Rough fabric

In attempting to make the r1 abrasion proof, the fam]bric used was not comfortable. Please bring back the old r1

Response from Patagonia
October 22, 2019

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September 25, 2019

R1 Techface Jacket

Very high quality, good fabric, resistant to the weather elements and light enough to not be bulky.

August 10, 2019

Perfect light multi-sport jacket

The weight of this jacket is quite light, making it the perfect companion for everything from everyday wear to the office, to hanging on the beach in the morning/evening, to hiking, to running/post-run, and as a light layer under a shell. The fit is as expected, which is definitely not a given with Patagonia, but this piece is dialed in. The He... Read Morem cord is well done and appreciated. The zippered pockets are perfect and highly functional. Overall the piece is pretty flawless from my perspective, having tried about 6-8 other styles in this category from Patagonia, it's the best. Only downside is the price seems high for the lightweight nature of the piece. Considering there is substantial innovation going into the fabrics and one is helping to finance Patagonia's eco programs with every purchase, I'd say it's worth the price. I'm the first month having this jacket in San Diego (July) Ive worn it everyday, usually mornings and evenings. I love it.

July 31, 2019

Favorite jacket

About time they got rid of the hood. I have the hoody, which is great, but with the hood being sized for a helmet, not a very useable hood... unless you walk around town in a helmet. This is such a great lightweight jacket. Great as a mid layer or just for everyday wear. Wish they brought the sprout green color back, but black will suffice. Arms ar... Read Moree long but that actually works pretty well for activities where you stretch your arms out, perfect for biking. 5’10, 200lbs, a large fits great. Pretty snug but stretchy from the shoulders all the way to the hands. Not so much that it looks like some muscle jacket though.

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