Guide Pick™ We’ve spent a lifetime in the mountains. When it comes to gear we don’t settle for anything less than the best. Using the collective knowledge of the RMI Guide Team we identify and direct you to best in class mountain gear and apparel.
A venerated alpine essential, the R1® Hoody remains the optimal hooded midlayer for the full spectrum of mountain endeavors – now made with lighter and more breathable Polartec® Power Grid™ for outstanding stretch, compressibility and durability. More than a decade of ascents and counting: As autumn leaves fall and snow flurries fly, Patagonia's R1® Hoody sees even more mountain time. Its highly refined high/low interior grid fabric (Polartec® Power Grid™) – redesigned exclusively for Patagonia to be even lighter and more breathable – warms, stretches and compresses incredibly well, while offering durability and a terrific feel. The feminine silhouette and design include the pared-down detailing that backcountry pursuits demand: a deeper front zipper with a comfy zipper garage that’s easy on your chin, discreet, on-seam wrist-warming thumb loops, and a snug-fitting balaclava-style hood. Other features include raglan sleeves for pack-wearing comfort, a high exterior chest pocket, Variable Conditions Cuffs with spiral-stitch construction that let you push up your sleeves without constricting your forearms, a long torso for layering under a harness, and Polygiene® permanent odor control. Fabric is bluesign® approved.read less
A venerated alpine essential, the R1® Hoody remains the optimal hooded midlayer for the full spectrum of mountain endeavors – now made with lighter and more breathable Polartec® Power Grid™ for outstanding stretch, compressibility and durability. More than a decade…read more
I love this highly versatile layer. I use it as a baselayer on colder climbs and also as a mid layer on Rainier and other summer climbs. It's durable too, I got my first R1 for a Denali climb 5 years ago and it is still in my kit today.
—Elias de Andres Martos
Highly recommend, I use this for all my cold-weather activities and it has been perfect. Pulling the zipper up all the way can be a little uncomfortable but is a great feature when the weather turns.
Use Situation: Skiing, winter hiking, daily