The Patagonia R1 Hoody is a timeless classic and the standard for mid layers. Its tried and true design has been fiddled with over the years, but it still has the features we love: a balaclava style hood, thumb loops, and a half zip. We've been carrying the R1 on adventures around the world for years, and its versatility, style, and light weight make sure that it never gets left at home. An impressive balance of warmth and breathability, the R1 is a near perfect layering piece, and once again earns our Editors' Choice Award. The Outdoor Research Transition Hoody comes in a close second for breathability but lacks the warmth of the R1.
If you're like this reviewer and love the R1, but have too many other layers with hoods, check out the R1 Pullover - Men's. It still provides all the award-winning qualities of the R1 hoody, but with less bulk. And if you're a fan of zippers, Patagonia also has the R1 Full Zip - Men's, in its line of R1 sweaters.