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Patagonia Men's R1® Regulator Fleece Full-Zip Hoody

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Patagonia Men's R1® Regulator Fleece Full-Zip Hoody

Kinda Small
February 2, 2022

Great first outer layer

An R1 doing exactly what an R1 shouldtaking the edge off when its chilly while being adequately breathable. I prefer this piece as a layer by itself to wearing underneath another jacket (Not quite as stretchy as my r1 pullover). As a tall and lanky female I prefer the fit of mens outerwear. Bonus: it came in my favorite color!

January 26, 2022

Could be perfect, but ...

I've been wearing R1 for what, 15 years? Amazing product. I complained for years that the R1 Hoody was not available in full zip. It is now though! But why this technical piece doesn't have zipping pockets is a mystery to me. And it renders an otherwise perfect jacket unusable. I've used the other R1 products that have zippers -- I d... Read Moreon't like any of them as much as this one. But it's unusable without zipping pockets. Such a shame.

January 10, 2022

Size up

Consider sizing up if you are not skinny. Ordered light blue and navy. Waiting for the black, blue, green comors

December 27, 2021

Needed the hood

I'm a woman and I needed a hood in the R1(still don't know why this doesn't exist on the women's side) so I bought the men's XS. Fits great, I am 5' 6.5" and a plus 1" ape, and this size is great. Now I just wish Patagonia made this in a women's fit.

November 18, 2021

Daily driver

I'm could pack or wear this hoody any time I go into the mountains, 12 months a year. The fit is great for a second layer, the hood fits well under a helmet and the R1 is a good balance of warmth and breathability so is easy to leave on all day. Classic for a reason.

November 13, 2021

Warm, Breathable, Stretchy

This is my new favorite jacket; perfect for transitional weather. I love the fit; the jacket moves with you. The waffle stitching is highly breathable and makes for a great layering piece.

November 12, 2021

R1 full-zip hoodie, the low pro tech hoodie

I really like this piece b/c it has all the benefits of an R1, but it's also slightly casual so it can be worn to work, or what not. It fits exactly like the 3/4 zip R1's but is shorter in the body, and doesn't have the thumb holes. It would be perfect for me if it had zip pockets to help secure more things. It dries super quick, is ... Read Morewarm, light weight, and stretchy. A perfect technical midlayer.

October 4, 2021

Comfortable and warm

I love my R 1! Its super comfortable and fits me perfectly! I did go into the store and try a bunch on before I bought the male large!

September 2, 2021

Love it!

I love this R1! Its a great fit and super comfortable to do basically everything in. Unfortunately they never wear out like all my other Patagonia gear! Man I love Patagonia!!!!!

September 2, 2021

Not much use...yet

I'm pretty trim and its fitted. Mostly so far I've used it for casual and a bit of ice rinks while my kids play. It feels warm for it's weight and think it will be a good layer. Like other reviewers I think thumbholes would be helpful for pulling through. With the the hood up and it zipped it's got a bit of the "nihilists&q... Read Moreuot; from the big lebowski vibe to it. You won't have to fight keep it up against a wind though.

September 2, 2021

Perfect middleweight workhorse

Works well as layering piece over Capilene or under NanoPuff or down jacket. Breathes and wicks to make it perfect for my layering needs.

September 2, 2021

Perfect outer layer jacket for SoCal

I bought this item on sale. This was the smallest size they offered on sale. With Patagonia I normally wear a woman's medium or a man's extra small or small, so it's a little big. But that's perfect because I'm wearing layers under it. The only thing I don't like is that it does not have zippers on the 2 side pockets. ... Read MoreOtherwise a great jacket.

July 16, 2021

The perfect jacket

This is my go to jacket for every situation. Ive ran in it, jumped out of planes in it, slept in it, you name it. Perfect to layer during extreme cold or as a stand alone in moderate conditions. I usually wear a large but it fit me pretty snug, so I gave it to a friend and bought an xl. He loves his just as much as me.

July 8, 2021

2 weeks in, wear it daily!

I wear an R1 nearly every day of the year ,every year, for the last 6 years. Most functional layering pieces Ive found to date. I bought the R1 Hoodie because it was the closest related garment to the Upslope Hoodie of yesteryear that I loved. The build of this garment is top notch: slightly elastic hand pockets, doubled up fabric on the cuffs and... Read More waistband and a snug yet not restrictive hood! I would like it to have thumb holes, and it will soon enough. Buy it and it will spark joy in your life!

July 7, 2021

Dialed In

Wore this for 3 straight months in Himalayas. Warm, breathable and odor resistant. Color selection is a bit drab. Bring back the fresh green or vibrant red ;)))

July 4, 2021

Needs a few changes

I would love to see this piece have thumbholes and when the jacket is completely zipped the zipper comes more to the side of your mouth instead of it being right below

May 6, 2021

Good but why no thumb holes?

This is a great product, but for me I will return it because it has no thumbholes which I really like in a product. I used to love this version of R1 with thumbholes but seems you can't get that anymore unless you get a different version that is not full zip hoody. Please bring back thumbholes for full zip hoody!

April 7, 2021

Full Zip Classic

Have all variations of the R1, full Zip may be my go to. 6/190 and L is a good fit, long torso per R1 design. Definitely recommend.

March 31, 2021

Please Bring back Purple!!!

This is one of the best outdoor clothing items Ive ever purchased. It easily goes from shopping at the grocery store to ripping down a killer mountain bike trail. This is the perfect goldilocks jacket for shoulder season in Southern California; not heavy enough to make you sweat or too thin that it leaves you shivering. Im impressed by how well it ... Read Morehas stood up to whatever Ive thrown at it including multiple journeys through the washer. Ive been regularly checking the website every few days hoping to see this gem of a jacket return in its perfect color: the regal Purple. It no longer appears as an option so Im guessing that it is gone for good. I beg you Patagonia, please please give us another chance to own one ourselves. I know the overseas shipping situation has not been ideal for the last year but even if I have to wait another six months I would, gladly.

February 24, 2021


This is quite form-fitting, as I usually wear XS and the S in this is still very snug. Have used it 4 or 5 times running in the cold Maine winter, and the hood has been great instead of wearing a hat. One of those items that seems to work for just about anything - I find myself throwing it on almost daily. Great product- thank you.

February 1, 2021

Perfect Fleece

Love it. Please make a R1 vest!

November 18, 2020

Material is great but fit not so much.

Love the material super comfortable and moves with you like nothing else out there. The only downside is doesnt fit right for my body type. The large is too long but fits well everywhere else the medium is too tight and short everywhere but the arms fit well !?! I read a lot of reviews about the sizing being hard to get right so hopefully they adju... Read Morested next years model a bit so I can purchase. Had to return the ones I bought. 510 with muscular build

September 15, 2020

5-Star 'Go-To' Hoody

This is the perfect hoody for everything. Do take the 'Slim Fit' spec into consideration when selecting a size. Perfect combination of weight and stretch for any activity really. The non-rib knit cuffs and bottom hem do take some getting used to and provide a different fit if that is what you are used to.

July 3, 2020

Perfect Fit: design and warmth

I live on the west coast in British ColUmbria, it should really be called the wet coast :). I was looking for something that I can throw on for hikes, sometimes causal meetings, and lots of time spent on beaches. I spent a week doing research here, YouTube and various gears sites. I decided on this Hoody because of the designs, and it also complim... Read Moreents my existing Patagonia jacket. Our summer evenings are hovering around 8-10 degrees Celsius. It’s a great layer, comfortable and warm. Cheers!

June 26, 2020

Great Hoodie

I really like this. The tight hood isn't my favorite style, but it does function well at times. I wore this camping in the BWCA for 5 days. It was perfect for afternoon-evening camping and the tight hood kept bugs away. Sleeves are perfect and I really like this overall. I'm 6'5, 230 and the XL is just a little tight, but fits much b... Read Moreetter than regular fit XL Patagonia shirts that are a big to wide in the body. I would get another one of these in a heartbeat if the price point was a bit lower.

June 21, 2020

Versatile Hoody

Versatile, Comfortable, Lightweight, Breathable. I was really excited about this hoody when I first read the reviews and description. I use it on cold mornings or evenings, on the boat, and around the campfire. I can see it being great under a vest or coat. The hood fits great around a cap. It's breathable/yet warm enough to be an insulating l... Read Moreayer. Great purchase and value.

June 19, 2020

Sick engineering

I expected a thick wind resistant fleece. I did not do my research. What I got was the perfect summer/workout fleece layer. Its a thin fleece with a grid of empty (fleece-less) lines running through the inside that act as vents. So its a truly breathable fleece. Its amazing and its gonna be my go to summer layer that will take the chill off the oce... Read Morean breeze at night. Super stoked on this piece. I already recommended it to my brother who is a gear head.

June 17, 2020

Versatile Hoody

Versatile, Comfortable, Lightweight, Breathable. I was really excited about this hoody when I first read the reviews and description. I use it on cold mornings or evenings, on the boat, and around the campfire. I can see it being great under a vest or coat. The hood fits great around a cap. It's breathable/yet warm enough to be an insulating l... Read Moreayer. Great purchase and value.

June 17, 2020

Just the right fit, and durable

Its been a standard covid go to. Actually forms a semi face mask when you forget yours. Many improvements on the last generation of R1. Cuffs seem less likely to pull apart. Durability and fit make it a prime target for everyday wear. Ski, fish, run, bike, and work.

June 11, 2020

The perfect fleece?

This is basically a perfect fleece and I'm so happy I got one. The R1 is "technical" because it's a grid fleece (I think that's a Patagonia exclusive with Polartec) that tends to reduce overall warmth but enhances breathability because the grid channels allow air to flow through. And it has a slim fit for layering. For a t... Read Moreechnical midlayer fleece, I think the consensus is this is the gold standard. One technical knock may be that it has stretchy elastane which doesn't enhance the technical insulation/breathable performance but it makes it much, much more comfortable for range of motion and layering as slim fit than a pure, usually baggy, performance fleece. The slim fit and stretchiness also make it possible to use as a warm and comfy base layer right against the skin. I'd note that I compared to an R1 from about 5 years ago and this one has smaller grid channels and less lofty grid squares. So it tends to be more "uniform" in density, rather than hitting you with more pronounced, but more widely spaced, fleece squares. In my view the change makes it warmer overall but less airy/ breathable. To say it another way, the older one -- thicker in in smaller spots -- just has a greater sense of airiness and sheerness (you can hold it up to a light and get that sense). Relatively minor but relevant if you are trying to dial it in. I would say this one looks better for around town too as the old one's grid squares were ever so slightly more noticeable. Now I prefer a full zip to a pullover because a lot easier to get on and off and also to fully vent --so what if you save a tiny bit of weight and warmth in not having a full zip down. As for hoody vs non, for a midlayer that's hard. Ideally you'd have both. For me the hoody was the right call because more versatile -- as a hood gets you a material increase in max warmth if you find yourself taking a snack break on top of a ridge or just walking to the gym in the cold. Anyway, I'd grab one of these while they last.

May 7, 2020

Nice but please tweak

R1 is one the best technical fabrics ever made - I own several versions and wear them constantly in cool / cold weather for a large variety of activities. This hooded / full zip version is a versatile addition to the family. Please consider re-designing with the hand warmer pockets placed higher (out of the way of a hip belt) and closed with a zipp... Read Moreer to securely hold items (as my much-beloved R1 jacket did).

April 21, 2020

Fit is what I wanted

I often have problems fitting through the shoulders and arm length. Usually getting something to fit shoulders and arm length means the waist is far too large. This R1 fits me perfectly which is so nice to not have one part fit and other parts not fit. Not wind resistant, but a Houdini or other wind shell does the job for that. Makes a good overall... Read More layer for warmth in warmer weather or during active activities.

February 29, 2020

Modern R1

I like this, and I wanted for some years for this to come out. Modern twist on a classic R1. The only issue is the right hand pocket stitching broke on the first use. Repaired it and the stitching snapped again. Repaired and its worth keeping around.

Response from Patagonia
March 31, 2020

Sorry to hear about the stitching, Joseph! We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you [return or repair](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) the Hoody as soon as operations resume.

February 22, 2020

XXL runs huge

I'm an XL size. I wanted some extra room for workouts, so I ordered the XXL. That piece is so huge. I gave it to my co-worker that wears 3XL shirts. It fit him perfectly. I contacted Customer Service and they said the XXL is a new size. going order an XL.

February 12, 2020

Strange design choices lead to an inferior iteration of this jacket

Having owned several R1's since 2009, Patagonia has made some really strange changes to this jacket that makes it overall worse than previous models. The fit has definitely changed for the worse. The armholes seem to be placed slightly higher and are smaller; they feel great when reaching overhead while climbing but when resting fabric bunche... Read Mores up in your armpits. The zipper does not have any fabric on the interior so when the hood is fully zipped cold metal sits right against your face. Additionally, the zipper can be slightly abrasive when wearing the jacket as a baselayer. The thumb loops have been replaced with a double layer of polartec. I can see how the extra thickness can be useful in some situations, but thumb loops would be appreciated in the majority of situations.

January 18, 2020

Bought this for a holiday

Bought this for a holiday gift and recipient absolutely loves it. Thank you. We love most all your products.

January 3, 2020

Great mid layer

I have a 42” chest, 5-9 tall weigh 175 Medium is too tight chest and arms large is too long on me It sticks out the bottom of my shells This is the only garment I’ve had those issues with I’ll still use it

December 23, 2019

Now that I finally own

Now that I finally own an R1 I've basically been living in it. its been great as a standalone layer on warmer winter days, a good midlayer on super cold days, and goes great when paired with just a ski jacket for most days.

December 20, 2019

Tight arm holes

The jacket make me always warm. My best fit is S, but I chose M because the arm holes are tight for me.

December 18, 2019

R1 Full-Zip Hoody

Most amazing layering hoodie ever

December 16, 2019

Great product

Love the panels!

December 3, 2019

Bought first one over 10

Bought first one over 10 years ago and still wear today. New version is thinner material but holds warmth and blocks wind

December 1, 2019

R1 is amazing

Best midlayer I own and is always with me on my backpacks and Hikes. Warm, versatile, and comfortable.

November 23, 2019

Awesome, warm, yet super breathable.

Awesome, warm, yet super breathable. Perfect fleece for hiking, climbing, skiing, or just looking sharp around town. The R1 does it all, I wear mine all the time

November 18, 2019

Love this hoody

If you find the R1 pullovers just a little tight (like I did), try the full-zip hoody. Its fit is slightly looser--especially in the arms and shoulders. The feel of the material against the skin is great, and it moves/stretches perfectly. Now, if I could just find a way to keep dog hair from sticking to it...

November 12, 2019

Comfortable, breathable

Very soft and comfortable. The cuffs are great - when pulled up they stay up and don't cut off circulation. Breathes well in typical R1 fashion. I wear a medium across the board for Patagonia and it fits true to size - slim but not snug. I can wear it hiking, skiing, or to the grocery store without looking out of place.

November 10, 2019

The best technical fleece

This is my favorite piece of technical clothing. Its warm down to the low 50's/upper 40's. It breathes really well and does a great job of dissipating sweat when I'm working hard. Its also highly odor resistant so I tend to put it on and leave it on for weekend excursions. The pockets, zippers and features are perfect. So far it seem... Read Mores to be exceptionally durable as well. I could imagine if you were doing things were you had a huge range of motion, like climbing, you MIGHT want to look at something like the Crosstrek because of the stretch, but for me, this piece is perfection

November 8, 2019

Best Hoody for everything

This hoody is great, being super functional and a good choice as a technical mid layer; but a nice casual hoody as well. This has become my go to mid layer.

November 1, 2019

Great jacket

Great jacket

October 13, 2019


Wore this for 3 days camping. Loved it every sec and came in handy when sleeping outside in cold weather.

October 13, 2019

Go-to for temps in the low 50's to mid-60's

Great fitting, not too big yet long enough for my 6'3" height.

October 5, 2019

Great but flawed

All the good things written about this jacket are true. I just wish the front pockets zipped—I’ve lost a glove and a map because stuff falls out. If the pockets on the full zip hooded R1 zipped it would literally be the best, most unbeatable fleece that exists.

September 25, 2019

Daily Use Starting in September

This gets daily use from getting out of bed to cooler evenings beginning in September.

August 15, 2019

Great quality just not slim fit for me

Huge fan of the R1 line and this full zip doesn’t disappoint other than the fit, in my case. I’m 6’ 2” 180, medium build, slim but not skinny and Patagonia large slim usually fits great while regular fit is medium (other than a few cases. In my experience, Patagonia sizing seems to fluctuate between designs which is why I rely on customer feedback ... Read Morewhen choosing). For me, this full zip would’ve been perfect in medium. The R1 half zip in large slim fits me perfectly. The construction is typical top notch Patagonia. Hope this helps, cheers!

July 28, 2019

Oddly warm...In the best way possible

After reading all the reviews and hype I was sceptical but ready to take the plunge, I was shocked when it came in. It was so light and thin but it was warmer than my sweaters like 4 times as thick! so awesome. It fits under my puffer like a glove, and it surprisingly did well at not over heating me- I think it has to do with the neat square patter... Read Moren on the inside that lets air through. Anywhoo- I love this sweater, I will say it is a snug fit but that’s to be expected! Awesome job Patagonia!

May 8, 2019

R1 Magic

Great layer. Insulates and breathes really well. I use it mountain biking in cool weather and it works wonderfully.

May 8, 2019

The First Thing I Pack....For Every Trip

As the title says, this is the first thing I pack for every trip. Camping, backpacking, trail running, climbing, skiiing and even my work trips. You cannot go wrong with this thing. It fits perfectly under rain/wind proof layers and works flawlessly as an outer layer on its own.

May 8, 2019

Temperature control

Love this hoody! A perfect blend of warmth and ventilation. A great layer for b/c skiing, a great layer for mountain biking, and a great layer for just screwing around town.

May 8, 2019

Cool In the tropics

love the feel of it on bare skin.. comfortable in it when the jungle gets colder.. dries well and does not stink.. zips could be a tad better.. but not complaining and also a xxxl would be great

April 3, 2019

Great as always

The classic R1, warm and comfortable. Perfect for pretty much any occassion. The only things I wish they would have done (as most of their previous models) is had zippered hand pockets and thumb holes. I don't know why they decided not to employ those 2 great features.

March 9, 2019

Awesome but small

I'm 6', 175 lbs, do bikram yoga daily, small gut.. this is definitely more of a layer type garment. It's not like a jacket, you wouldn't be able to put layers under this, so BASE layer Then this fleece.. That said - this thing is LEGIT, soft, warm but breathable - I'll update my review in 2 weeks after snowboarding in Utah.... Read More But for now, just wanted to share - it fits snug. ALSO - the full zip jacket does NOT have little thumb holes like the other versions... was kind of looking forward to those.

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