User Review: Patagonia Men's R4 Jacket
Price Paid: $200
I never hit the trail without this fleece.
-Incredibly soft, plush, and comfortable
-Effective ventilation via the stomach-high pockets
-Just about the warmest fleece I have ever had the pleasure to wear
-Rock solid Patagonia construction
-Does not pack too terribly small
-Too warm to wear during hiking or other high-intensity physical activity
If you're looking for a bomb-proof insulating layer for those cold nights at camp, then this is what you're looking for. I cannot recommend it for use while hiking; personally, I get quite hot and sweaty while exercising, so I don't wear too much more than a base layer and a shell while hiking anyway. The pros FAR outweigh the cons.