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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $169.00 at REI
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$159.00 at REI
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$77.73 at REI
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$225.00 at Backcountry$74.21 at Backcountry
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Pros Weather resistant, good stretch, breathable, looks goodPerfect fit for most active uses, ideal weight for many conditions, great hood designLightweight, long zipper, chest pocket, thumb loopsGreat hood design, handwarmer pockets, water resistantInexpensive, breathable panels, soft
Cons Baggy fit doesn't work well as a mid layerNot as warm for its weight as some high-loft modelsLess breathableNot as warm as other jackets, not as breathable as jackets with gridded fleeceFleece pills, sleeves bulky under some layers
Bottom Line An odd entry in the R series, but we came to love this model for its weather resistanceAn ideal fleece for almost anything you can think of, you'll never want to take it offThis fleece makes a great layering option for active days in the mountainsChock full of useful features, it's well-designed, complete with a handy balaclavaA great fleece that compares well with the competition at a much lower cost
Rating Categories Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody Patagonia R1 Hoody Type 2 Fun 3/4 Zip Hoody Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody Vigor Half-Zip Hoody
Warmth (20%)
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Specs Patagonia R1... Patagonia R1 Hoody Type 2 Fun 3/4 Zip... Arc'teryx Fortrez... Vigor Half-Zip Hoody
Type Lightweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight Midweight
Weight 14.4oz 11.1 oz 11.7 oz 13.2 oz 13.3 oz
Main Material Regulator Fleece 6.9-oz Polartec Power Grid 93% recycled polyester 7% spandex with Polygiene permanent odor control 55% polypropylene, 45% polyester Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology - 88% polyester, 12% elastane, 230 g/m² 93% polyester, 7% spandex
# of Pockets 3 1 1 3 1
Unique Features Adjustable hem, scuba hood, thumb loops Balaclava style hood, thumb loops, Polygiene permanent odor control, longer length to stay tucked under a harness Helmet-compatible hood Integrated neck gaiter doubles as balaclava, streamlined hood fits udner climbing helmets, gusseted underarms for unrestricted movement Breathable grid fabric with reinforced chest and sleeves
Hood Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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