User Review: Patagonia Men's R4 Jacket
Price Paid: E-bay for $80
I've had my R4 for around a year now, and it truly is a wonderful piece of kit. Yes, it is not very breathable; yes, it is as windproof as windproof gets. For strenuous, above 30F hikes I grab my R2, and for colder hikes, or walking around the city, it's the R4 every time. The winds whipping around Chicago skyscrapers in January are tamed by this jacket. Both the R2 and R4 can be thrown into an x-small sea-to-summit compression sack (6x10?) together, and crammed as small as possible, without any worries.
No 5 because the fit is just OK. A bit big in the arms and shoulders is all. Pockets are just where they should be, drawcords hold, and the collar fits my neck great. I am 6'1", 165lbs, and the medium fits me best. I do not miss the lack of drawcord around the neck, nor the lack of velcro at the wrists.
For $80 on E-bay, in that deep blue color, I have never found a better deal.