What do you wear under R1?
Over the R1, depending upon conditions I wear a softshell jacket and or windshirt. When it is really windy, the windshirt is under the softshell. If it starts snowing really hard with wind or the temp drops, then I put on the Goretex shell.
What is R1 material?
The soft, high-pile knit made from recycled polyester and invented in 1981 by Polartec has become as ubiquitous in outdoor clothing as zippers.
What is R1 fleece?
The R1® Fleece Pullover from Patagonia is a versatile, technical, midlayer fleece best used for stop/start activities in cold conditions. Made from Power Grid™ fleece, our patented grid construction knit is designed to trap heat and wick moisture, providing unbeaten warmth and comfort.
Is Patagonia R1 waterproof?
It has a baggy fit like a shell, and it’s very weather resistant, but not weatherproof like a hardshell. If we were to classify this “fleece”, we would call it a very thin softshell with light gridded “fleece” backing.
What is Grid fleece?
A grid fleece is somewhat newer versus the standard fleece. A grid pattern with elastane stitching is woven into the fabric. The breathability is better than the standard or solid fleece and that is the main selling point. A grid fleece is also less bulky vs. a standard fleece, too.